Live Oak resident and semi-pro surfer Robert “Wingnut” Weaver scored a wild card alternate position in the World Longboard Championships, also known as the ShenZhou Peninsula Pro, on 2- to 3-foot waves on Hainan Island, China, earlier today.

Weaver earned seven points to finish third behind Brazil’sĀ Rodrigo Sphaier [14:35] and fellow American Mike Stidham [8.50] in the first round. Then, in the second round, Weaver [6.90] was eliminated by Australia’s Harley Ingleby [13.75] in their two-man heat.

Information in this report is from the ASP website.

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