Santa Cruzans Nat Young and Nic H’dez were knocked out of the 6-Star Coastal Edge ECSC Vans Pro, an Association of Surfing Professionals event, at Virginia Beach, Va., over the weekend.
Young advanced as far as the Round of 48 before being eliminated from the competition by Santiago Muniz and Jeremy Johnston, according to results on the event’s website. With the top two surfers in each heat advancing, Young’s two-wave combined score of 10.87 in small waves wasn’t enough to contend with Muniz’s 13.24 total or Johnston’s 17.30 total.
“I want redemption.” Young tweeted later.
H’dez was eliminated in the second round, after just making it through the first round by 0.04 points. H’dez scored 10.67 in his heat to finish fourth. Muniz [13.10] and Romain Cloitre [13.00] advanced.
Brazil’s Jean Da Silva won the Vans Pro, beating fellow countryman Filipe Toledo 14.76-14.50.