With his dramatic win at the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa, in front of legions of friends and family, Sebastian “Seabass” Zietz officially qualified for the 2013 ASP World Tour. In this episode of Oakley Dispatch, Seabass revisits the path to qualification. The challenges and successes; the injuries and heat wins. It was a year spent traveling the globe for contests and filming, and over the course of it all, he worked his way up the ratings.
Sebastian 'Seabass' Zietz Wins at Haleiwa and Qualifies for 2013 ASP World Tour; Takes Triple Crown Lead
It was a big weekend for Sebastian Zietz, the three-thumbed surfer from Kauai who is better known as Seabass. His win at Haleiwa at the Reef Hawaiian Pro brought on many firsts: his first major contest win as a professional surfer; his first time leading the Triple Crown of Surfing (with two events to go); and, the biggest first of his young career – his first time qualifying for the ASP World Tour.
The Great Surfer Migration happens every year. Each winter, the flights are booked, beds and couches reserved, and board quivers prepared. Beginning in early November, masses of surfers and team managers, industry personalities and bikini-wearing hanger-ons arrive to Honolulu International Airport ready for whatever the Seven Mile Miracle along the North Shore of Oahu may present.