Josh Kerr may have won the 2010 Cold Water Classic, but everyone's talking about Eric Geiselman's epic 9.10 wave and 2nd Place finish.
“It was great surfing against Eric (Geiselman),” Kerr said. “He’s one of the best up-and-coming surfers around and I’ve respected him for years. I have so much respect for Julian (Wilson) and Pete (Devries) too. I’ve seen him in videos and know how good of a surfer he is. For a guy that does about one comp a year he knows how to do them well.”
Geiselman looked unstoppable throughout the final day of competition, blasting the highest heat-total of the day, a 16.34 out of 20 in his Quarterfinals matchup against Mitch Coleborn (Sunny Coast, AUS), 22, before launching the event’s highest single wave score, a 9.10 out of 10 for a massive kerrupt flip in his Semifinals bout against Shaun Cansdell (AUS), 27, but was unable to find the scores needed to top Kerr for the win.
“It would have been nice to have won, but I’m stoked to get a result,” Geiselman said. “I haven’t really had one this year, so to make the Final is great. I’ve had the best time ever up here in Canada and this is a great way to start the remainder of the year.”