Ricardo Dos Santos surprised in West Oz with $25,000 check for winning Wave of the Winter
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During a sleepy down day at Margaret River, Ricardo dos Santos thought he was simply doing a routine interview. Suddenly, he was $25,000 richer.
Hurley’s Brandon Guilmette popped out of nowhere with an oversized check and a bottle of champagne signaling the ultimate culmination of the Wave of the Winter season. After much scrutiny from the judging panel, dos Santos’ perfect-yet-heavy Pipeline left from December 30th was deemed the Wave of the Winter.