Cory Arrambide last wild card to make it into the WCT at Mundaka.
17 year old local Ventura surf star Cory Arrambide got to surf his 1st ever WCT event. After Troy Brooks of Australia had to pull out of the event for an injury, Cory got to step in as his replacement. As I understood he was up in France for all the WQS events and had to rush to down to Mundaka, Spain to make his heat. After all that he had to go against Kelly Slater, seven time world champ, not an easy first heat. Kelly did end up beating Cory, but it was nice to see a hometown kid get a chance to surf with the best surfers in the world. Bobby Martinez from Carpinteria is still going strong and sits on number 7 on the WCT. You can see all great surfing action live on www.aspworldtour.com. Here is a picture I shot of Cory a few weeks ago at Pipes in Ventura just after sunset.