Herdy was among the youngest in the 128-man draw and made it to the podium all the way from Round 1. Today's runner up finish boosted him 49 spots up the QS rankings, from No. 61 to No. 12, and with another solid result at the Vans World Cup, he could be one of the year's biggest qualification stories.
"I don't know it feels better than the win I think, I just came here to win some heats and I'm in the final against my idols," Herdy said. "Thanks to the Brazilians and everyone here on the beach!"
Friday, 23 November 2018 1:45:30 pm Australia/Sydney