ASP World Junior Champion Jack Freestone
Marc Lacomare Billabong Asp World Championships
For the Americans, Santa Cruz-bred Nat Young made it all the way to the final, where an obviously in-form Lacomare had the pedal pinned. In the semis Young had barely slipped past an energized Mitch Crews when he bagged a last-second wave to carry him on. After the horn blew a distraught Crews was left in the lineup punching his board and wondering where he went wrong. And in Round 4 Young was the beneficiary of an interference call that allowed him to advance. That's not to take anything away from him, you do what you have to do, but from the early onset of the final it was obvious he just didn't seem to have that I'm-wearing-a-swim-cap-and-I'm-going-to-destroy-you kind of mojo about him.