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Griffin Colapinto at Los Cabos Open Of Surf 2016

Griffin Colapinto Wins Los Cabos Open of Surf Jr. Men's

Jun 142016

Even if it wasn't the NBA Championships that inspired Griffin Colapinto in the Los Cabos Open Of Surf, his buzzer beater air in the dying seconds of the final would have made LeBron and Steph Curry proud. After posting the event's single-highest scoring ride (9.6) in the semifinals, the 17-year-old Monster team rider held an 8.83 and second place for most of the final hear. As the clock wound down, he was still behind. Then - with ten seconds left - a set. Utilizing priority, Griffin caught the first wave and Tecs down the line, eyeing the section as the buzzer blew. He hit the lip, launched into the air for a tail-high air-reverse and rode away clean. "I saw Nolan [Rapoza, 2nd place] get an 7.93 for his big air and I was just thinking, 'if one comes through like that I'll have to throw something even bigger,'" he said. And throw something bigger, he did. The air landed him an 8.23 and the win. The kid was inside the pressure cooker and he didn't break a sweat (take note LeBron and Steph). Congrats on the win, Griffin, and congrats to Monster teammate Eithan Osborne for his fourth place finish and local Jhony Corzo who finished 9th!