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2014 U.S. Open of Surfing Highlights

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Matt Banting

Photograph By Michael Lallande

Winner of the Pro Junior, Aussie Matt Banting made the most of his time in SoCal. "I'm over the moon," Banting said. "I couldn't really buy a wave throughout the heat and for that last wave to come in the last minutes was a gift from God." He also surfed his way into the quarters of the main event.