- World Surf League: Women's Championship Tour Swatch Pro Round 2 and 3 at Lower Trestles
- WSL Women's Championship, Swatch Pro Round 2 and 3 ran at Lower Trestles in San Clemente in three-to-four foot waves.
Silvana Lima (BRA) kept a good condition following Round 1 and defeated six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and World No. 5 Johanne Defay (FRA) in Round 3. She showcased a new level with a near-perfect 18.10, the highest combined score of the day and advanced to Quarterfinals.
The superheat witnessed former event winner Carissa Moore (HAW) and Lakey Peterson (USA) trade off excellent scores, but Moore’s 8.83 and 8.40 were too much for the Californian, who could not find the 8.90 needed to take the heat. She advanced to Quarterfinals following Silvana Lima.
Current Jeep Rankings Leaderboard No. 2 Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) and No. 5 Sage Erickson (USA) advanced to Quarterfinals.
But Reigning WSL Champion and current World No. 1 Tyler Wright (AUS), ranked No. 3 Courtney Conlogue (USA) and Stephanie Gilmore have to compete in Round 4 again.
Silvana Lima (BRA) said;
“I’m so happy right now and can’t believe I’ve made it through to the Quarterfinals. Steph [Gilmore] is such a great surfer and Johanne [Defay] too, so I just thought about myself out there. I just wanted to do my best and find those two waves. I was happy with that really good one -- I still can’t believe it. It’s big for my momentum and it’s so good to finally take some success from the QS to the CT. This is so good for my confidence moving forward as well and already a Quarterfinal result feels amazing, but I know it’s going to take my best in the next heat.”
Carissa Moore (HAW) said;
“I’m amped after being behind for a good portion of that last heat and I was just having fun knowing no one was going home in that heat. I was sticking to my own plan even after hearing Lakey’s [Peterson] first score. With my results this year, I’m just trying to take that as an opportunity to play around with a few different maneuvers because then I can try to push myself a little bit. It’s been a crazy year of growth personally and competitively. I’m trying to stay positive and focus on the present. I just want to have fun the rest of the year and whatever happens is meant to be.”
Swatch Pro Round 2 Results:
Heat 1: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.56 def. Malia Manuel (HAW) 13.70
Heat 2: Pauline Ado (FRA) 12.63 def. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 12.43
Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS) 12.93 def. Macy Callaghan (AUS) 12.83
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 14.17 def. Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 9.50
Heat 5: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.03 def. Laura Enever (AUS) 12.67
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA) 16.60 def. Coco Ho (HAW) 12.13
Swatch Pro Round 3 Results:
Heat 1: Silvana Lima (BRA) 18.10, Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 14.40, Johanne Defay (FRA) 12.36
Heat 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) 17.43, Lakey Peterson (USA) 15.83, Tyler Wright (AUS) 14.60
Heat 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 13.50, Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 12.04, Keely Andrew (AUS) 4.10
Heat 4: Sage Erickson (USA) 14.40, Pauline Ado (FRA) 12.74, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 11.40
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- source : World Surf League