|Ethan Ewing Rings the Bell on 40th Anniversary of Mother Helen Lambert’s Bells Win
Ethan Ewing made history today, winning the Rip Curl Pro Bell Beach on the 40th anniversary of the year his late mother, Helen Lambert (AUS), won the event and rang the Bell in 1983. This marks the second CT win of Ewing’s career, the first being at J-Bay in 2022. With this meaningful win, he also moves up to No. 4 on the rankings going into Margaret River.
“This is far-out, it’s been such a crazy week and this event is the one I wanted to win the most, said Ewing. “It’s such a special thing, I’ve been thinking about it since I’ve been on Tour. It’s been a huge goal of mine and in honor of her [Ewing’s late mother, Helen Lambert], I wanted to do her proud. I’ve had her trophy next to my bed since I can remember and I’ve dreamt of having my name on the stairs with her. Tell your mum you love them because you never know what life throws at you.”
Ewing’s victory came with redemption, as he was defeated by Filipe Toledo (BRA) in the Semifinals last year, and he had to face him again in today’s Semifinals. Not wanting a repeat of last year, Ewing turned the heat on Toledo in the dying minutes by scoring an excellent 8.43 (out of possible 10).
Ewing was in sync with the ocean and stayed busy during the Final against Ryan Callinan. He effortlessly connected with the waves to throw powerful turns and earn a 14.50 heat total (out of possible 20). Callinan struggled to find a score of significance and ended the match with an 11.00.
“It feels pretty good. I’ve had a slow start this year,” continued Ewing. “This event I really found my feet, and I’m really looking forward to all of the events. There’s a lot of beautiful places we get to go to and I’m looking forward to all of them.”