In one of the most entertaining and unforeseen, finals of the year, Matt Wilkinson has taken the win at the Outerknown Fiji Pro over rookie Connor O’Leary.
Bethany Hamilton (USA) has once again scored the wildcard to the fifth stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Outerknown Fiji Pro.
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The heavyweight bout featuring John John Florence and Taj Burrow lived up to the hype. The match had huge consequences, with Florence chasing a world title and Taj Burrow surfing in the last event of his career. The result was a heat for the ages.
The Fiji Pro roared back to life today following a week-long hiatus with Cloudbreak delivering building six-to-eight foot (2 – 2.5 metre) waves for Round 3 of competition.
Johanne Defay (FRA) has claimed victory today at The Fiji Women’s Pro, Stop No. 5 of 10 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour (CT), besting reigning three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) in six-to-eight foot (2 – 2.5 metre) surf at Cloudbreak.
The 26-year-old Hawaiian, who lost her arm in a shark attack when she was just 13, continues to shock the world with her refusal to give up on her pro surfing dream. She’s already inspired millions, and there’s no sign of that light dimming.
Bethany Hamilton will join the world’s best female surfers for Stop No. 5 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, the Fiji Women’s Pro, from May 29 – June 3, 2016.
The world’s best maximize their time and their heat totals during the final days of the Fiji Pro.
The Fiji Pro belonged to one, tall man: At this year’s event in paradise, Owen Wright stepped into the spotlight, surfing his way into history first with one, then two perfect heats in which he scored a maximum 20.00 points in each and won the contest.