26 Nov 2013

Sport: Tahiti's Michel Bourez wins in Hawaii

1:15 pm on 26 November 2013

Tahiti's Michel Bourez won the Reef Hawaiian Pro to establish an early lead in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

The 27-year-old survived a late charge by Haleiwa local Fred Patacchia in the final and was well clear of Frenchman Jeremy Flores and Dion Atkinson of Australia.

Bourez's second Hawaiian Pro victory earns his a winners purse of US$40,000.

The Triple Crown Series now moves north to Sunset Beach for the Vans World Cup of Surfing, which is expected to begin this week.