Bourez edges out Patacchia to claim 2013 Reef Hawaiian Pro

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After nearly two weeks of competition mixed in with laydays, Tahiti's Michel Bourez emerged victorious Sunday at the 2013 Reef Hawaiian Pro in Haleiwa.

Bourez defeated north shore native Fred Patacchia, Jeremy Flores and Dion Atkinson in the final heat to claim the first jewel of the Vans Triple Crown.

Bourez also won the contest back in 2008.  The next stop on the Triple Crown is expected to commence Tuesday with the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach.

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