RED HOT SURFING AT THE 720 CHINA OPEN
Small waves and the hottest surfing ever to be seen in China greeted locals and surfers at Dong Chong beach near Shenzhen. From the beginning Toby Atkins (UK) and Gabriel Neto (Brazil) looked totally at home in the testing conditions, and both progressed easily to the finals, and then battled to the hooter.
It became a final of tactics ,with Atkins ripping the best wave of the final , then getting starved on a decent second wave by the savvy, light-footed Neto, who showed a cool head to become the 2006 China Open winner.
720 CHINA OPEN 2006
- 1st Gabriel Neto ( Brazil)
- 2nd Toby Atkins (UK)
- 3rd Marcus Gracey ( Australia)
- 4th Barnaby E Warburton (Australia)