Rob Machado scored a 19.17 to grab the first-place prize of the 2006 Monster Pipe Pro on O‘ahu.
Machado took down O‘ahu’s Fred Pattachia and Ian Walsh for the title, which earned him $10,000.
Pattachia won $5,000 for his second-place finish.
Dustin Barca was the only Kaua‘i surfer to make it to the semifinals.
However, Barca fell short by finishing third in his heat against Pattachia and Walsh.
Other Kaua‘i standouts included Reef McIntosh, Braden Dias, Evan Valiere, Jesse Merle- Jones, Roy Powers, and Gavin Gillette.
Past winners of the event include Hanalei’s Bruce and Andy Irons. O‘ahu’s Pancho Sullivan won last year’s event.
As one of the largest World Qualifying Series (WQS) events staged in Hawai‘i this year, and the first ASP world tour event in Hawai‘i for 2006, the Monster Energy Pro provided aspiring local pro surfers with an excellent opportunity to commence their 2006 qualifying campaigns. It is only through the international WQS series that a surfer can qualify for the elite world championship tour — the tour that crowns surfing’s world champion.