Gilmore tames Hawaiian surf
KINGSCLIFF surfing supremo Stephanie Gilmore has added yet another feather to her peacock like cap, taking out the Cholos Women’s Hawaiian Pro in style at Haleiwa yesterday.
Fresh from claiming her fourth straight ASP Women’s World Title, the Murwillumbah born carver didn’t put a foot wrong in Hawaii, cruising through the heats before ramping it up to secure her first ever win at the prestigious Triple Crown event in a fierce final.
With the Haleiwa title one of the few missing from her illustrious career, the in-form Gilmore blitzed both her quarter and semi final match-ups before dispersing of Lennox Head young gun Tyler Wright, former tour competitor Jacqueline Silva and defending champion Alana Blanchard in the final.
The 22-year-old is now in good stead for a third straight series crown, leading the ratings ahead of the next Triple Crown and final ASP Women’s World Tour event at Sunset Beach, Hawaii.