PLAYA DE PANTIN, Galicia – Spain (Saturday, September 15, 2012) – O’Neill Girls surf team rider Sage Erickson, has won the ASP 6-Star Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro in clean 3-4Ft surf at the iconic Playa de Pantin over O’Neill Girls surf team rider Alizee Arnaud (from France).
The ASP stated that, Sage Erickson (USA) 21, was on a rampage all-day dominating heat after heat and netting some of the highest scores of the entire event with her aggressive backhand attack. Erickson was rewarded for her perfect timing hitting the lip multiple times in the most critical sections of the waves and claims a logical win in Galicia. Second on the ASP Women’s World Rankings arriving in Pantin, the Ventura local moves ahead of fellow Californian Courtney Conlogue to sit in pole position before the remaining two events of the 2012 season. After a difficult first season amongst the World’s Best where she only once managed to attain the quarter-finals, Erickson has secured her spot into next year’s elite World Championship Tour.
Learn more about the event and Sage’s win here: Pantin.ASPEurope.com
“This victory feels amazing, coming from California with a win and having so much support there and then coming here and you know the Spanish are so welcoming and their cheers have motivated me throughout the event. I’ve just been thanking God every heat, it’s been challenging conditions and he’s kind of helped me with my wave selection, so I’m just so grateful and excited to be back at number 1 !!” -Sage Erickson
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