SAN CLEMENTE, California - The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Longboard Tour (WLT) crowned Bonga Perkins (HAW), 36, the 2008 ASP World Longboard Champion at the Oxbow World Longboard Tour event at San Onofre State Beach over fellow finalist Antoine Delpero (FRA), 23. This year’s title is Perkins’ second ASP World Longboard Championship, with the other win coming in 1996.
Perkins proved to be unstoppable throughout the event’s entirety and defeated Delpero 16.95 to 13.90 in the Final. The 2008 ASP World Longboard Title came down to the wire, with both surfers having to win the event in order to earn longboarding’s top honors, but it was Perkins who jumped out to an early lead in the Final, holding his lead throughout the heat.
The Oxbow World Longboard Tour event at San Onofre State Beach marked the last event for the 2008 ASP WLT and the Oxbow World Longboard Tour will be back again in 2009.
Oxbow World Longboard Tour Final Results:
1 - Bonga Perkins (HAW) 16.95
2 - Antoine Delpero (FRA) 13.90