This marks Liotta’s best-career result as she makes her way though the Pro Junior ranks after a massive day of competition finished runner-up. One of Maui’s upcoming talents started her campaign off with a big Quarterfinal win that helped set the pace for her day, thriving in clutch moments to earn an advancing position in the Semifinals before nearly getting the glory of her first WSL victory.
“I’m super excited. It’s amazing, I’m so happy to make it through,” said Liotta. “There are so many good girls in this contest and I’m really stoked to finish how I did. I have so much more confidence going into the QS now that I got a good result here and I know the wave a little better now. All the girls rip so hard and I”m really happy to share a Final with them.”
Event organizers will reconvene at 7:00am TAHT to determine a possible start to the women’s Papara Pro Open Tahiti QS 1,000.
The Papara Pro Open Tahiti will run from March 9 – 13 on the best days of the event window in Papara, Tahiti.
Papara Pro Junior Tahiti Women’s Final Results:
1 – Bettylou Sakura Johnson (HAW) 12.57 1,000 points
2 – Nora Liotta (HAW) 11.70 750 points
3 – Luana Silva (HAW) 10.86 560 points
4 – Savanna Stone (HAW) 10.37 525 points
Papara Pro Junior Tahiti Men’s Final Results:
1 – Jackson Bunch (HAW) 13.17 1,000 points
2 – Kauli Vaast (FRA) 11.93 750 points
3 – Teiva Tetahio (PYF) 11.26 560 points
4 – Shion Crawford (HAW) 10.83 525 points
Papara Pro Junior Tahiti Women’s Semifinal Results:
SF 1: Bettylou Sakura Johnson (HAW) 14.10, Savanna Stone (HAW) 12.63, Angelina Ross (HAW) 9.20, Mathilde Monbrison (PYF) 8.00
SF 2: Luana Silva (HAW) 13.73, Nora Liotta (HAW) 11.50, Leila Riccobuano (HAW) 10.70, Erin Brooks (HAW) 9.90
Papara Pro Junior Tahiti Men’s Semifinal Results:
SF 1: Shion Crawford (HAW) 13.16, Teiva Tetahio (PYF) 11.27, Brock McTigue (HAW) 10.80, Levi Young (HAW) 7.50
SF 2: Kauli Vaast (FRA) 14.20, Jackson Bunch (HAW) 13.07, Eli Hanneman (HAW) 12.73, Sage Tutterow (HAW) 10.97
Papara Pro Junior Tahiti Women’s Quarterfinal Results:
QF 1: Savanna Stone (HAW) 15.34, Mathilde Monbrison (PYF) 9.00, Stella Valdez (USA) 8.70, Haylee Boverman (HAW) 7.10
QF 2: Bettylou Sakura Johnson (HAW) 12.66, Angelina Yossa (HAW) 8.40, Pua Desoto (HAW) 7.17, Kohai Fierro (PYF) 4.10