For the second time in three years, Quincy Davis, a Montauk native, was the women’s winner at the Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit contest in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Davis, 18, won the top prize of $5,000 in the women’s division. The competition, which was held at Domes Beach on Saturday and Sunday, drew a crowd of spectators estimated at more than 6,000. The competitors rode four-to-six-foot waves, according to Eldred Garcia, a representative of Corona Extra in Puerto Rico. The women’s division had a total prize purse of $12,000.
Gabriel Escudero won the men’s division. This was the 25th time the competition had been held.
Davis also took the Corona Extra Pro Surf title in 2012. “It felt great to win again with my family on the beach watching,” she said in an email.
Born at Southampton Hospital and raised in Montauk, Davis spends winters in Rincon and travels the world competing. She is making the transition from amateur to professional with the goal of qualifying for the Women’s World Championship Tour.
“I was so happy that my schedule allowed me to be in Puerto Rico this year for the Corona Pro,” Davis wrote. “It’s a really fun contest, and the fact that we had some good waves was a plus.”
Davis has been surfing since she was 7 and competing since she was 11, according to her website. She also models and designs clothes. Her parents are Paul and Paulette Davis.
The Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit was founded in 2001 by Werner Vega, a surfboard shaper.