The Huntington Beach was the perfect setting for an exciting week of competition in which the two rivals, both the Brazilian and the Australian had to be drawn from a hat your best tricks to impress the jury and to the delight of tens of thousands of spectators who came to witness the event.
Julian Wilson was, of course, winning just as it has been the most consistent throughout the competition, achieving the highest scores.
The Australian eliminated in the quarterfinals Hawaiian prodigy John John Florence and then left by the wayside in the semifinal round of the Brazilian Gabriel Medina.
In the final against Miguel Pupo, with waves three feet high, signed and a final spectacular sleeve, thus the third victory of his short career.
In the women, the very young American Lakey Peterson, of just 17, achieved victory in the competition after winning the Hawaiian Carisa Moore in the final.
In the WCT girls the Nike U.S. Open is the last event of the 2012 season.
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