Dave Parmenter of Cambria, Calif., overcame a strong challenge from Australian Glenn Winton to win the 12th annual Katin Memorial Cup individual surfing championship Saturday at Huntington Beach.
Parmenter, who earned $3,000 for the victory, turned in a series of steady rides to hold off Winton, who is ranked fourth in the world.
Parmenter, the 1986 Katin runner-up, and Winton, who received a $2,000 runner-up check Saturday, were followed by Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach, third, and Richie Collins of Newport Beach, fourth.
Booth was awarded $1,000 for his performance, and Collins received $750.
"I wasn't getting the kind of waves I wanted to ride," Parmenter said, "so I just decided to average them out and make the best of what waves I selected. I had to use a lot of judgment out there on what waves I would ride, and fortunately, things worked out OK. Wave judgment has always been one of my strongest points."