Occy Wins Again at Four Seasons
Maldives Promotion House – The world famous surfing legend Mark Occhilupo, Occy, has defeated the world long board champion Josh Constable to claim the Twin Fin division in the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy. The win has marked the second victory within a week, totalling USD 6000 of price money.
“It feels great. I’m thoroughly enjoying competing again,” Occy said. “I haven’t won an event in five years. I thought my last win was in the tropics but it was actually in Margaret River in Western Australia. So to win two in a row feels fantastic.”
With an injured leg, Occy displayed an awesome performance, and hopes to do the same tomorrow. “I hurt my leg in the semi against Damien. It was bad but I had to go straight back out there for the final. I’ll rest it up tonight and hopefully it will be okay for tomorrow’s Thruster division,” he noted.
In the final, Constable struggled to find any high scoring rides despite locking in the day’s highest heat score of 17.00 points out of a possible 20 in his semi-final against four-time world champion Mark Richards.
“Josh has shown some really good form over the tournament so I’m over the moon right now,” Occy added. A versatile surfer, Constable managed to complete his rides with some big airs on the inside section that added to his already lethal repertoire of manoeuvres and stopped Occy from relaxing until the final siren.
“Occy is just the ultimate professional,” Constable said. “He surfed amazing on the single fin and again today on the twin fin. He was just unstoppable and for me to sit out there and have a final with him was a dream come true.”