Boukhiam lifts San Miguel Pro Zarautz
Moroccan teenager Ramzi Boukhiam won the San Miguel Pro Zarautz in difficult waves at the main beach of Zarautz in the Basque Country.
He beat Australian Perth Standlick to claim his first major win shortly after being crowned ASP European Junior Champion.
"I'm super happy," started Boukhiam. "With my European Junior title I was already over the moon, and I entered this event simply cause it's close to home.
"Being one of my first big Star events, to win here today is unreal, I've been consistent this whole event but I haven't had massive scores like others have so I'm so stoked."
Standlick, 22, despite scoring a near-perfect 9.90 out of 10 in his quarter-final bout and a 9.17 in the semis, could not keep his momentum during the final and was unable to find the little shoulders he destroyed to make his way to the final.
Standlick stated: "Obviously I would have loved to win that final but it's still a pretty good feeling coming second. I think the waves were steadily decreasing and getting worse and worse. It's anyone's game out there, if you find the wave you're going to get the score and unfortunately he found them and I didn't"
Sitting in 79th position on the ASP World Rankings before this event, Sydney's Standlick will move closer to the Elite World Championship Tour qualification zone.
1 - Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) 12.90
2 - Perth Standlick (AUS) 11.83
Heat 1: Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) 11.33 def. Cory Arrambide (USA) 10.67
Heat 2: Perth Standlick (AUS) 16.10 def. Tomas Hermes (BRA) 13.57
Heat 1: Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) 16.17 def. Jano Belo (BRA) 11.77
Heat 2: Cory Arrambide (USA) 17.63 def. Shaun Joubert (ZAF) 7.17
Heat 3: Tomas Hermes (BRA) 14.50 def. Marlon Lipke (DEU) 10.66
Heat 4: Perth Standlick (AUS) 18.67 def. Jay Thompson (AUS) 10.73
ROUND OF 16 RESULTS:
Heat 5: Marlon Lipke (DEU) 10.33 def. William Cardoso (BRA) 6.57
Heat 6: Tomas Hermes (BRA) 12.00 def. Manuel Selman (CHL) 7.50
Heat 7: Jay Thompson (AUS) 14.50 def. Simao Romao (BRA) 14.40
Heat 8: Perth Standlick (AUS) 14.44 def. Beyrick De Vries (ZAF) 11.67