The Seat Pro Netanya pres by Reef came to an epic end today with Matthew McGillivray‘s victory over Charly Martin in the Final.
hree years in, Matthew’s best results have been just a couple of runner-up finishes in Durban and Tahiti, and today was his first-ever win on the big stage. His path to the Final included an incredible seven consecutive heats with a scoreboard over 14 points, and a near-perfect 18.33 in the semis. Not bad for a first time surfing the Med!
“Israel’s an amazing country,” he added. “Everyone we met here was so passionate about surfing, there are way more surfers that I could have ever expected. Everyone was super friendly and very supportive on the beach, we’ve had great food every day, it’s really been a great trip.”