Chilli Surfboards would like to throw a big congratulations out to MATT BANTING!
If you have been living under a rock for the past week, we will fill you in.... Matt has just made history by becoming the first person ever to win a Pro Junior and 6 Star Mens WQS in the same event!
The Australian Open of Surfing was held at Manly beach over the last week. With unprecedented surfing from Matt, he not only surfed his way through to the finals of the Pro Junior devision, beating fellow Aussie, Tim McDonald. He also surfed his way from round one (no seeding) all the way through to the finals of the mens devision! On the way to the final, he beat the likes of Jordy Smith and delivered the highest heat score for the whole event. All this coming from the ripe old age of a 17 year old! Matt was surfing the new revised STEP DOWN
In the final, Matt beat, American Even Geiselman. He was in the lead from start to finish and never looked like faultering.
Congratulations Matty, we are super proud of you!