Results for Surf Contests
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.
Defending Vans Triple Crown champ John John Florence (HAW) has opted out of competing in the Reef Hawaiian Pro because of a hamstring injury.
For the first time in his 17-year World Tour career, Taj Burrow (AUS) is withdrawing from the Billabong Pipe Masters. Burrow is scheduled for a shoulder surgery in Los Angeles which will require 3 months of recovery.
The Inaugural MBR Boardriders Teams Challenge event was made up of five divisions from Groms thru to the Masters and featured Halfways, Padma, Uluwatu, Bingin, Canggu & Medewi boardriders clubs fighting it out for individual 1st places & the overall Boardriders Club Championship.
The Medewi Boardriders will host their first Boardriders Challenge Cup, an interclub team challenge surfing competitiron, at Medewi’s famous lefthand pointbreak on Saturday and Sunday November 1-2.
Mick Fanning (AUS) has won the 2014 Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, defeating Jordy Smith (ZAF) in clean 3-to-5-foot barrels at the iconic Supertubos in Peniche. Fanning’s third event victory this season, after wins at Bells Beach and Jeffreys Bay, moves him up to World No. 2 on the Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) rankings.
On a day that saw a pair of huge upsets with implications for the WCT Title race, the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal’s dwindling field made the most of Supertubos’ hollow waves. Get the wave-by-wave breakdowns with the ASP Heat Analyzer, and the full recap for Rounds 2 and 3.