Residents and tourists of Rosarito Beach were treated to a one of the most talked about surf contests the City of Rosarito has ever hosted, as everyone in attendance was on hand to witness two-time Puerto Escondido Champion Eric McHenry (USA) cruise to one of the most memorable finals in recent memory.
McHenry, who was one of the early favorites to win the contest, pulled off two backside 360′s, and one aerial maneuver on back to back waves to beat out Jose Manuel Trujillo (MEX), Julio Quinones (MEX), and Sam Baugh (USA) in a brilliantly surfed thirty minute final by all competitors. With scores tight, and waves reaching as high as 6′ to 7′, McHenry was able to pull off some maneuvers that have made him famous in the world of surfing.
“The progressive level of surfing, combined with the sick waves made for an exciting contest and I was really stoked to win”, said Eric Mchenry. “A huge thanks to all involved in putting on the Rosarito ProAM, all the sponsors, the city, the hotel and all the locals who supported the event. This couldn’t have been done without their support.”
The contest in Rosarito won’t be the last, as FDt Marketing, event organizers for the contest plan to continue negotiations with the City of Rosarito to make sure this contest becomes an annual event for the city and the surfers.
1st Place: Eric McHenry (USA) 15.06
2nd Place: Jose Manuel Trujillo (MEX) 11.75
3rd Place: Julio Quinones (MEX) 9.26
4TH place: Sam Baugh (USA) 9.03