Caio Vaz Claims Victory at 2016 Sunset Beach Pro

World Tour champion Caio Vaz snaps and sprays his way to a Sunset Beach Pro title. Photo: Greg Panas

World Tour champion Caio Vaz snaps and sprays his way to a Sunset Beach Pro title. Photo: Greg Panas

Caio Vaz Claims Victory at 2016 Sunset Beach Pro

After a weekend of picture-perfect conditions for the Sunset Beach Pro on Oahu’s North Shore where the prestigious season opener played out in storybook fashion, the final rounds came to a close just now with current world champion—Brazilian powerhouse Caio Vaz—claiming the crown.

While the early rounds of the competition saw superb surf to provide World Tour contenders with an idyllic arena to showcase their skills, today’s final rounds found athletes enduring strong onshore winds, making for a messy finish to an otherwise pristine set of conditions.

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