Day one, round one done for the Girls!

Courtney Conlogue winning her Round 3 heat.

Surf was good and glassy waist to head high plus with mostly rights but still fun lefts. Wind came up near end of round 1.

Surfers  –  (Wednesday, September 7, 2016) 

1. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) took down Tyler Wright (AUS), current World No. 1 on the Jeep Leaderboard, and event wildcard Bethany Hamilton (HAW) in Round 1 Heat 3. Hamilton got to work early with a solid left-hand ride, but Wright fought back to regain control. The heat saw multiple lead changes between Wright and Hamilton, but it was Van Dijk who locked in a 7.00 and 6.53 to take the win. Hamilton needed a 6.53 and had one last opportunity in the dying minutes of the heat, but fell just 0.40 points short with a 6.13. Hamilton and Wright will battle head-to-head in elimination Round 2 when competition gets back underway.

2. Courtney Conlogue (USA), current No. 2 on the rankings, was not able to hold on against Laura Enever (AUS) in Round 2 Heat 4 and will surf again in elimination Round 2. The California-native waited patiently for the sets to come through, while Enever stayed busy on the inside. Enever locked in eight scores to Conlogue’s two, earning the win with a 13.97. 2016 WSL Rookie Chelsea Tuach (BRB) put up a strong fight, but could not find the excellent range score needed to challenge the CT chargers.

3. Lakey Peterson (USA/Santa Barbara/CAL) defeated in Round 1 by Hawaii’s Malia Manuel. Round 1 is non-elimination so while Manual fast tracks straight to Round 3, Peterson goes into sudden death Round 2.

4. Six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) dominated the final heat of Round 1 with an incredible 16.70, the highest combined score of the day, to secure her spot in Round 3 after coming out on top over Johanne Defay (FRA) and 2016 WSL Rookie Keely Andrew (AUS). Gilmore got to work early with an excellent 8.50, the highest single wave score of the day, and backed that up with a progressive blowtail layback to earn a 7.93. Defay and Andrew attempted to challenge the CT superstar, but were locked in a combination situation as Gilmore scored an authoritative 8.20.

Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles Round 1 Results:

Heat 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) 14.50, Lakey Peterson (USA) 11.40, Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 10.93

Heat 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 12.13, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 11.83, Sage Erickson (USA) 9.83

Heat 3: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.53, Bethany Hamilton (HAW) 13.13, Tyler Wright (AUS) 8.43

Heat 4: Laura Enever (AUS) 13.97, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 11.60, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 10.77

Heat 5: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.17, Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 14.00, Coco Ho (HAW) 6.13

Heat 6: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 16.70, Johanne Defay (FRA) 12.97, Keely Andrew (AUS) 10.70

 

Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles Round 2 Match-Ups:

Heat 1: Sage Erickson (USA) vs. Lakey Peterson (USA)

Heat 2: Johanne Defay (FRA) vs. Alessa Quizon (HAW)

Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Bethany Hamilton (HAW)

Heat 4: Courtney Conlogue (USA) vs. Chelsea Tuach (BRB)

Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Coco Ho (HAW)

Heat 6: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) vs. Keely Andrew (AUS)

Courtney Conlogue (USA), current World No. 2 on the Jeep Leaderboard, will battle Laura Enever (AUS) and 2016 WSL Rookie Chelsea Tuach (BRB) in Round 1 Heat 4 of the Swatch Women’s Pro.
Image: © WSL / Kirstin

Location:    Lower Trestles, San Clemente, California
Event window: September 7 – 18, 2016
Today’s call: Women’s Round 1 Called ON
Conditions: 2 – 4 foot (0.5 – 1 metre)

START of Day One. SAN CLEMENTE, California/USA (Wednesday, September 7, 2016) – Opening day at Stop No. 7 of 10 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, the Swatch Women’s Pro, has been called ON for a 10:00 a.m. start with Round 2 on standby and the Men’s Hurley Pro Trestles called off for the day. The world-renowned cobblestone break of Lower Trestles will play host to the world’s best as they compete in building two-to-four foot (0.5 – 1 metre) waves.

“We’re going to go as soon as we can with Women’s Round 1 and keep Round 2 on standby to just roll the dice and see if that swell decides to come in,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer. “It’ll be thirty-five minute heats to give the competitors a real chance at showing what they can do with this amazing wave. We’re all really excited to get this event started on opening day and cannot wait to see all the action to unfold.”

Current Jeep Rankings Leader Tyler Wright (AUS) will face compatriot Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) and event wildcard Bethany Hamilton (HAW) in Round 1 Heat 3.

Round 1 Heat 4 will witness Courtney Conlogue (USA) combat Laura Enever (AUS)and 2016 WSL Rookie Chelsea Tuach (BRB). Conlogue currently sits in second behind Wright on the Jeep Leaderboard and will fight to secure a solid finish in the opening round of competition.

Up first, Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) will take on the powerful styles of Malia Manuel (HAW) and Lakey Peterson (USA) in the opening heat of Round 1.

The event is also being carried by the WSL’s LIVE broadcast partners Fox Sports Australia, CBS Sports in the United States, ESPN Brasil, Globosat in Brazil, Edgesport, Sky NZ, Sport TV in Portugal, Canal + Deportes in Spain, Channel Nine, MCS France, Starhub in Singapore, and Oceanic Time Warner Cable 250 & 1250 in Hawaii.

For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com

Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Lakey Peterson (USA)
Heat 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Bethany Hamilton (HAW)
Heat 4: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Laura Enever (AUS), Chelsea Tuach (BRB)
Heat 5: Carissa Moore (HAW), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Coco Ho (HAW)
Heat 6: Johanne Defay (FRA), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Keely Andrew (AUS)

Hurley Pro at Trestles Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Nat Young (USA), Keanu Asing (HAW)
Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS), Kanoa Igarashi (USA), Ryan Callinan (AUS)
Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 4: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS), Alex Ribeiro (BRA)
Heat 5: Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Conner Coffin (USA), Tanner Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 6: John John Florence (HAW), Davey Cathels (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 7: Adriano De Souza (BRA), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Matt Banting (AUS)
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Heat 9: Italo Ferreira (BRA), Caio Ibelli (BRA), Jack Freestone (AUS)
Heat 10: Mick Fanning (AUS), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 11: Kolohe Andino (USA), Josh Kerr (AUS), Stu Kennedy (AUS)
Heat 12: Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Michel Bourez (PYF), Alejo Muniz (BRA)

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