Matt Wilkinson beats Kolohe Andino in Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2016

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The Gold Coast Surfer Matt Wilkinson claimed his first WCT victory at Snapper Rocks in the Quicksilver Pro yesterday in a whirlwind of backside surfing. He managed to snatch the lead away from Kolohe Andino in the final minutes of the heat.

"I did not expect this, but I was hoping for it. My heat against Adriano is the kind of heat where I usually lose. I just got the score right at the end, and it gave me the fire to make me feel like the ocean was on my side," said Matt.

Tyler Wright succeeded in grabing her second Roxy Pro win from Courtney Conlogue.

Standout performances were seen from Kolohe Andino, Stuart Kennedy and Filipe Toledokept.

The Final Scores were:

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2016 | Final

1. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 14.20
2. Kolohe Andino (USA) 13.66

Roxy Pro Gold Coast 2016 | Final

1. Tyler Wright (AUS) 14.67
2. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 10.94

For a report on the first day of surfing check out Quicksilver Pro Day 1 Report