Sage Erickson (Ventura, CA), 23, has won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro over Tatiana Weston-Webb (Kauai, HI), 18, in one-to-three foot waves at Oceanside Pier.
Erickson took an early lead in the final, but Weston-Webb quickly overtook the Californian, holding the lead throughout the majority of the heat. Erickson answered back, delivering a big backhand snap of a left set for a 6.83 and her second career Supergirl Pro victory.
“Winning this event is an amazing experience,” Erickson said. “Congratulations to Tatiana (Weston-Webb) she’s been ripping the whole event and I knew going into it that she was looking really sharp. Somehow I got sent that left and gave it everything I had. I’m over the moon and so excited to be in this position.
“Being down here and seeing all of the young faces and the young girls, that’s what really matters to me,” continued Erickson. “It helps me remember why I started and it helps motivate me even if I don’t win the event.” Erickson, former WCT surfer, entered the event ranked No. 6 and the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro victory places the regular-footer in excellent position to requalify for the 2015 elite roster.
Coco Ho (HAW), 23, current No. 10 on the WCT, was a standout throughout the entirety of the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro, navigating her way through each round with convincing heat wins. Ho battled fellow Hawaiian Weston-Webb in the Semifinals, eventually finishing third overall.
“It would have been nice to make the final, but congrats to Tatiana (Weston-Webb),” Ho said. “It’s good to post another result after the win in Cabo and hopefully I can carry the momentum into the back half of the year.”
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PAUL MITCHELL SUPERGIRL PRO FINAL RESULT:
1 - Sage Erickson (USA) 12.00
2 - Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 10.50
PAUL MITCHELL SUPERGIRL PRO SEMIFINALS RESULTS:
SF 1: Sage Erickson (USA) 9.00 def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 5.54
SF 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 14.00 def. Coco Ho (HAW) 10.64
PAUL MITCHELL SUPERGIRL PRO QUARTERFINALS RESULTS:
QF 1: Silvana Lima (BRA) 17.34 def. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 10.76
QF 2: Sage Erickson (USA) 12.16 def. Malia Manuel (HAW) 10.80
QF 3: Coco Ho (HAW) 14.83 def. Keely Andrew (AUS) 10.67
QF 4: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 12.16 def. Brisa Hennessy (HAW) 7.90
PAUL MITCHELL SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND 6 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Silvana Lima (BRA) 17.73, Malia Manuel (HAW) 12.60, Pauline Ado
Heat 2: Sage Erickson (USA) 13.84, Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.37, Paige Hareb
Heat 3: Keely Andrew (AUS) 11.13, Brisa Hennessy (HAW) 7.90, Stephanie Single
Heat 4: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 13.17, Coco Ho (HAW) 11.83, Dimity Stoyle