Ravulo surfs into Melanesian Cup finals
September 2, 2014 6:58 pm
Local surfer Aca Ravulo has booked a spot in the finals of the open male short board grade at the Melanesian Cup in Samoa.
The 2013 Fiji Pro wildcard entrant collected two high-scoring waves to finish first in the semi-finals.
In other grades, youngster Tyrone Punja qualified for the under 18 short board after coming through the repecharge heats while Mark Wakeham failed to qualify.
Female surfers Hannah Bennet and Talei Lovell were finally able to show their talent in the waves after finishing in 1st and 5th place respectively in the female long board.
MaliaJohnson and Ceceilia Oliver followed Bennett’s successful lead and were able to find some decent scoring rides to place second and third respectively.
All three will now move into the open women semi final with Lovell, putting up a good fight in the repecharge round.
Fiji is fielding 12 surfers in the Melanesian Cup, which concludes on Saturday.