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.
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.
In a closely-fought final, Jordy defeated John John Florence (HAW) to win the Hurley Pro at Trestles – his first WCT victory since lifting the 2013 Billabong Rio Pro title in May last year. Meanwhile, Steph whittled away at Sally Fitzgibbons’ ratings lead by winning the Swatch Women’s Pro with a near-perfect heat against her compatriot.
On Saturday 6th September Ulus was small and crowded – a lull between swells. Roxy surfer Hayanna Iguchi Murakawa was enjoying a surf with her friends when an hour and half into the session she heard people screaming: “I was sitting in the line-up when I heard people cheering and screaming. I looked to the side and saw a huge black fin rise up from the water.”
In a surprising upset yesterday in the Quiksilver Padma Challenge at Padma Beach in Bali, 16 year old Reef Doig took down Bali’s top ASC ranked pro surfers in an exciting final battle as thousands of spectators looked on, most of whom were gathered on the beach as part of the Quiksilver, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, and Garuda Indonesia sponsored Bali Big Eco Weekend.
Quiksilver Indonesia is delighted to announce the Quiksilver Padma Challenge, an ASC sanctioned Grade 1 Men’s and Women’s Open event that will be held at Padma Beach on June 21st as part of their annual Bali Big Eco Weekend.
Surfing every day, always on the move, a perma-tan, endless supplies of clothes and new boards…. It all sounds pretty sweet to be a female pro surfer, eh? But it doesn’t come without hard work.