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2004 Frill Queen Big Air Pro

2004 Frill Queen Big Air Pro

The 2004 Frill Queen Pro was held on May 1-4 at Omaezaki Beach in Japan. Judging criteria was based on overall impression including wave riding, technical tricks, big air, and style. Competition included some of the top pro international riders as well as great local pro talent. Day 1 started with a light off shore wind and perfect head high barrels. Many of the competitors took advantage of the fun sand bar surf and went surfing. By 3pm the wind came around on a port tack and a dozen heats were run in 12-15 knot winds and small high tide waves. The real action came on day 4 with 25- 30 knot winds and solid surf. Competitors and equipment were put to the test as the conditions were very gusty and very strong. Big air and radical wave riding with huge wipe outs made for non stop excitement. In the end it came down to a two man final with Moehau Goold and John Amundson. Loosing to Moehau earlier in double elimination, John had to beat Moehau in two separate final heats. The first final heat saw Moehau pulling huge handle passes and John taking it to the air with huge board off’s. At the end of the first final heat John came out on top. In the final heat Both Moehau and John gave everything they had for a very exciting final. With both competitors giving a near perfect performance and 10 seconds left in the heat both competitors knew they had to go for something huge. Moehau threw a huge handle pass ending in disaster and a smashed kite. John threw a high toe side board off, landed it, and his event jersey flipped over his head and lights out. The heat ended with both competitors giving it their all and both competitors gave the crowd at Omaezaki two great wipe outs to finish the 2004 Frill Queen Pro.

Final Results
John Amundson- Oahu – 1st
Moehau Goold- Maui – 2nd
Greg Drexler – Maui – 3rd
Elliot Leboe – Maui – 4th
Tomo Murabayashi – Japan- 5th