Tatiana and Silvana place 2nd & 3rd at the Los Cabos Open Of Surf.
The Final was a battle between Marks and Weston-Webb, two of the event's best performers with ten excellent scores -- meaning scores were above an 8.00 -- between them. The Brasilian's backhand is one of the best in the world, as she sits at No. 3 on the CT and the QS, but hasn't broken through with a win just yet in 2018. She remains confident heading into the mid-year mark and sits comfortably within a requalification spot on both fronts.
"It was a really fun Final and I felt like I was going to win, but I'm appreciative of the second-places that keep coming," Weston-Webb said. "I'm thankful to keep making Finals and just hoping I win one soon. I was really just having a great time and that's what it took for me to get to that Final in this event. It feels amazing and I'm trying to get those little steps to go higher and higher. That's what it takes and obviously now it's going to take some wins to make my way up to the top -- that's my goal now is to improve on that Final result."
Defending event winner Silvana Lima looked poised for yet another Finals appearance, but fell to the eventual winner Marks in a one-sided, Semifinal affair. The Brasilian still retains the best track record of any competitor at this event, never missing the Quarterfinals or better, but continuously made mistakes that ended up being her demise. Now, Lima prepares for a big back half of 2018, beginning with Jeffreys Bay early next month.
"This is a good result with over 3,000 point and it feels good to get this far, but Caroline [Marks] was ripping the whole event," Lima said. "She deserved to win that heat and I made some big mistakes. I fell so much on my waves, and now I have work on that. This wave is still my favorite and the vibe here is amazing. All the locals are always so supportive and cheer for me, it's incredible. I can't wait for J-Bay after getting waves like today, it was so good here this event."
The Los Cabos Open of Surf QS 6,000 was supported by the Los Cabos Tourism Board, the Alana Blanchard Foundation, Boardwalk Producciones, Soleado Beach and Spa Resort, Association de Surfing de Baja California Sur, Woodward Surf, and Pacifico as the major sponsors.