Pre-Heat Psyche: Occy Vs. Curren

posted by / Event, News / July 13, 2009

It’s knotted up at 8 wins apiece, who will come out on top? Find out tonight at 10:15 p.m. PST at Jeffrey’s Bay

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16 meetings. Eight wins apiece….until tonight. At 10:15 p.m. PST Occy and Curren will paddle out at Jeffrey’s Bay for a Clash of the Icons heat at the Billabong Pro Jeffrey’s Bay and lay to rest the most storied rivalries of all time. What a way to kick off the days’ surfing. So rally up your bros, break out the chips, dip and beers and settle in to watch the raging backhand of Occ versus the poetic forehand ballet of Tom Curren.

Who will win? Comment below on and then be sure to log onto Billabongpro.com tonight at 10:15 PST to find out who wins.

Statistics

Mark Occhilupo – June 16, 1966
Total of 685 heats, 380 wins, 55% winning
22 finals, 12 wins, 55% winning

8 wins
1983, Semis, Marui World Surfing Pro, Herbara Beach, Japan
1983, Round 1, Beaurepaires Open, Cronulla, AUS
1984, Round 3, OP America Series, Jensen Bch, Florida
1984, Round 2, Gunston 500, Durban South Africa
1984, Round 2, Tutti Frutti Lacanau Pro, Lacanau, France
1985, Final, Op Pro HB, California, USA
1986, Semis, Op Pro HB, California, USA
1986, Final, BHP Steel International, Newcastle, AUS

Tom Curren – July 3, 1964
Total of 506 heats, 353 wins, 70% winning
45 finals, 33 wins, 73% winning

8 wins
1984, Semis, Stubbies Surf Classic, Burleigh Heads, AUS
1985, Semis, BHP Steel International, Newcastle, AUS
1985, Semis, Billabong Pro, Sunset/Waimea, HAW
1985, Semis, Stubbies Surf Classic, Burleigh Heads, AUS
1985, Semis, Rip Curl Subaru Easter Classic, Bells, AUS
1986, Semis, Marui Japan Open, Habushi-Ura, Niijima, Japan
1987, Final, Stubbies US Pro, Oceanside, USA
1988, Semis, Marui Japan Open, Habushi-Ura, Niijima, Japan



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