ASP Womens World Tour
Reigning five-time ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 25, has withdrawn from the upcoming Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro.
Courtney Conlogue (USA), 21, has claimed the 2013 TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival featuring the Dow AgroSciences Pro over Coco Ho (HAW), 21, in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Taranki’s Fitzroy Beach. Event No. 4 of 7 on the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT), the TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival delivered clean and rippable waves for the world’s best female surfers to perform on and culminated in dramatic fashion this morning between two of surfing’s rising stars.
Carissa Moore (HAW), 20, has claimed the 2013 Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford over Tyler Wright (AUS), 19, in clean three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves today in front of a capacity crowd at Bells Beach. Today’s win vaults the young Hawaiian back into the lead on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) ratings for the first time in over a year.
Pumping waves are predicted from Easter Friday onwards for the world’s longest running surfing tournament.
Reigning five time ASP world champion Stephanie Gilmore (Aus) is hoping to capitalise on her experience at this weeks Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford and make up crucial ground at the third stop on the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour.