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.
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.
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.
Hookit tracked 54 WCT Surfers during the month of August who generated 981.3k new fans and 12.3 million fan interactions. Kelly Slater lands on top beating Gabriel Medina and Alana Blanchard with the most fans in social media hitting 2,479,462 total fans and generated 103,468 new fans (a 4.4% growth).
Quiksilver’s environmentally-friendly roots took center stage in Bali, Indonesia this weekend through the Big Bali Eco Weekend. Through a multitude of events, and in collaboration with Coca-Cola and Garuda, Quiksilver raised awareness for clean Bali beaches, protecting the environment and local turtles, along with promoting sustainable tourism.
Quiksilver, in conjunction with the Uluwatu Boardriders Club, today announced the 2nd annual Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge on Sunday 22 June where 32 participants can surf against local Balinese pros and surfing legends from the Quiksilver and Roxy teams to raise money for environmental and beach clean-up programs in Bali.
Michel Bourez opened up first in the Final, blasting a 7.17 for a series of three powerful backhand turns. Kolohe Andino would catch a series of waves, his best coming in at a 5.00 for two backhand snaps. Bourez was more selective in his approach, notching a 6.67 on his second ride.
It’s not every day Australian surfer Sally Fitzgibbons steps outside her comfort zone of the hot sun and big waves at the beach. But while her competitors are enjoying the off-season and summer, the 23-year-old was filmed honing her skills in Nova Scotia – where temperatures were -4C and wintery winds were blowing at more than 130km/h.
The Huffington Post recently compiled a list of the “The Best Female Surfers To Follow On Instagram” and they kinda nailed it. Topping the list were Laura Enever, Kassia Meador, Courtney Conlogue, Ellie-Jean Coffey and her sister Holly, Lakey Peterson, Sally Fitzgibbons, Sage Erickson, and of course Alana Blanchard. Who are your favorite surfer girls to follow on insta?
Sally Fitzgibbons, Steph Gilmore, longboarder Kelia Monitz, Lee-Ann Curren, contest director Lisa Andersen and tops-commentator Rosy Hodge left the strain of the no-go comp on the side of the pool and had went to town on some fun-sized Wavegarden walls. And how!