Stephanie Gilmore © ASP/Kirstin
Surf News, 11 March: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), five-time ASP Women's World Champion, today claimed her fifth Roxy Pro Gold Coast event title, with a sensational performance. Gilmore dispatched reigning two-time ASP Women's World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) in the Semifinals and went on to take down South Africa's Bianca Buitendag in the Final. It was Buitendag's first ASP WCT Final appearance, but it was Gilmore's day, with the local lass peaking when it counted with her unique brand of powerful and beautiful surfing helping her post excellent scores all day.
Details coming. An epic day of comp. Medina comes from behind in the last minutes TWICE to beat the best at Snapper: Taj in the semis and Joel in the finals. Not to forget beating Mick Fanning in the quarters.