Results for Surf Contests
Round 2 at the Billabong Pipe Masters saw heavy waves amid building swell and wind. Still, the best surfers in the world found some huge drops and a few big scores to impress a growing crowd.
The 2015 women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) is set. According to ASP rules, the women’s WCT is comprised of its top 10 surfers, the top 6 on the Qualification Series rankings, and one season wildcard. After the conclusion of the final elite Tour event, the Target Maui Pro, the results are in.
From big upsets to Mick Fanning’s triumph, the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal shook up the World Title race. It now comes down to the wire and the final event of the year, the Billabong Pipe Masters, where three surfers – Gabriel Medina, Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater – will have a chance to win professional surfing’s most coveted prize.
Joel Parkinson sustained an injury while freesurfing Pipeline, and has withdrawn from the Vans World Cup of Surfing, the second event of the Triple Crown of Surfing.
The 2015 World Surf League (formerly ASP) schedule has been released and the only real change — other than losing the women’s US Open — is that of the name. For both Men’s and Women’s tours, the 2015 schedule mirrors that of 2014, apart from a few date changes.
Stephanie Gilmore, has claimed her 6th world surfing crown today, besting an international field of world-class athletes on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championship Tour. Gilmore opened up this year’s season with an emphatic win at home on the Gold Coast, reestablishing herself as a threat to the title following years of pressure applied by a new generation of talent.
After three consecutive lay days, the Target Maui Pro kicked off with a bang. Tyler Wright (AUS) put her fellow World Title contenders — Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) — on red alert when she earned a near-perfect 18.90 heat total in the opening round at Honolua Bay.
Dede Suryana from West Java Indonesia hoisted his first ASC Men’s Open Championship today at the ASP 1 star/ASC Taiwan Open of Surfing, as follow Indonesian competitor and ASC title contender Garut Widiarta was defeated by Australia’s Jordan Lawler in Quarterfinal two this morning. Suryana is a previous Indonesian Champion, having won the title in 2008.
Adriano De Souza (BRA) has bowed out of the Billabong Pipe Mastersbecause of a persistent knee injury, according to a Facebook note he posted Thursday. The Brazilian has been open about his knee pain at recent competitions and, after consulting with family and doctors, has decided to withdraw from the event in Hawaii.
In solid 4-5 foot wind affected waves today at the ASC Women’s Open final in the Taiwan Open of Surfing, 2-time ASC Women’s Champion Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea from Indonesia took back the the championship trophy from 2013 ASC Women’s Champion Rina Kitazawa with her 2nd place finish in the event, to end the 2014 ASC tour season again the champion.