Bethany Hamilton, Malia Manuel and Coco Ho Among Pros Advancing to Sunday’s Finals
Catch all the Action from the Sunday Finals Live at www.SupergirlPro.com
OCEANSIDE, CA (August 3, 2013) – Day two of the Ford Supergirl Pro presented by Paul Mitchell — the largest all-women’s surf contest in the world and the only ASP 6-Star event in North America — heated up Saturday, as record-breaking crowds gathered to watch the field of 48 of the world’s best female pro surfers compete for 12 coveted spots in Sunday’s finals.
Pauline Ado (FRA), 22, fresh off of a 3rd place result at the U.S. Open of Surfing, advanced through two heats today with impressive wave selection, punctuating her Round of 12 berth by defeating current U.S. Open Champion Carissa Moore in their Round of 24 affair.
Paige Hareb (NZL), 23, last year’s Supergirl Pro runner-up, would contribute to the day’s upsets, besting defending event champion Sage Erickson (Ventura, CA), 22, in a rematch of last year’s final while securing a spot in the Round of 12.
Hundreds of fans lined up early Saturday morning for a chance to meet Bethany Hamilton, pro surfer and subject of the feature film Soul Surfer. Hamilton earned a second place finish in her first heat and a first place finish in her second heat (with Coco Ho just behind in 2nd place), advancing her to Sunday’s finals. Hamilton signed autographs for fans Saturday afternoon at the GoBank tent, which was followed by a live music performance by Tribal Theory.
“I’m stoked to be here at the Ford Supergirl Pro; it’s an awesome event,” said Hamilton. “I’m thankful to all my fans for coming down and cheering me on today. All the girls were ripping it up out there; I’m stoked I won my heat.”
TOP 12 ADVANCING TO SUNDAY FINALS
Malia Manuel HAW
Justine Dupont FRA
Bethany Hamilton HAW
Coco Ho HAW
Pauline Ado FRA
Anali Gomez PER
Paige Hareb NZL
Philippa Anderson AUS
Rebecca Woods AUS
Silvana Lima BRA
Alessa Quizon HAW
Nikki Van Dijk AUS
FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 24 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) 17.60, Justine Dupont (FRA) 10.43, Leila Hurst (HAW) 9.63, Frankie Harrer (USA) 5.34
Heat 2: Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.03, Anali Gomez (PER) 9.96, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 9.10, Carissa Moore (HAW) 2.34
Heat 3: Silvana Lima (BRA) 12.27, Rebecca Woods (AUS) 8.00, Demi Boelsterli (USA) 7.94, Rosanne Hodge (ZAF) 6.84
Heat 4: Bethany Hamilton (USA) 13.67, Coco Ho (HAW) 10.40, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 9.80. Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 7.77
Heat 5: Paige Hareb (NZL) 13.23, Phillipa Anderson (AUS) 12.20, Sage Erickson (USA) 12.20, Bruna Schmitz (BRA) 8.93
Heat 6: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.66, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 7.00, Laura Enever (AUS) 4.23, Lee Ann Curren (FRA) 3.83
FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 48 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Leila Hurst (HAW) 12.20, Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.53, Alize Arnaud (FRA) 8.90, Naomi Stevic (AUS) 6.90
Heat 2: Malia Manuel (HAW) 11.17, Anali Gomez (PER) 9.47, Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 7.76, Kaleigh Gilchrist (USA) 6.87
Heat 3: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 14.43, Justine Dupont (FRA) 13.60, Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 11.50, Keely Andrew (AUS) 9.37
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.60, Frankie Harrer (USA) 12.40, Quincy Davis (USA) 9.90, Nage Melamed (HAW) 8.70
Heat 5: Rosanne Hodge (AUS) 12.10, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 11.70, Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 9.60, Laura Macaulay (AUS) 7.20
Heat 6: Silvana Lima (BRA) 14.27, Bethany Hamilton (HAW) 11.10, Nikki Viesens (USA) 9.14, Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 7.76
Heat 7: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 10.27, Rebecca Woods (AUS) 10.04, Sarah Baum (ZAF) 8.23, Skye Burgess (AUS) 6.17
Heat 8: Coco Ho (HAW) 13.27, Demi Boelsterli (USA) 10.23, Freya Prumm (AUS) 7.57, Brittani Nicholl (UAS) 6.67
Heat 9: Bruna Schmitz (BRA) 9.57, Lee Ann Curren (FRA) 8.76, Dominic Barona (ECU) 8.57, Ellie-Jean Coffey (AUS) 8.40
Heat 10: Sage Erickson (USA) 14.10, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 11.06, Ornella Pellizzari (ARG) 6.87, Chandler Parr (USA) 5.74
Heat 11: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.67, Paige Hareb (NZL) 8.37, Maud Le Car (FRA) 6.90, Kahanu Delovio (HAW) 4.20
Heat 12: Laura Enever (HAW) 9.50, Phillipa Anderson (AUS) 8.17, Reika Noro (JPN) 7.83, Nao Omura (JPN) 6.37
The action heats up Sunday for the final rounds of competition, beginning 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The awards ceremony immediately follows the contest at 3 p.m. Besides world class surfing, the event features autograph signings, complimentary hair styling by Paul Mitchell and a Surf and Sustainability Village. The event is free and open to the public.
FORD SUPERGIRL PRO LIVE WEBCAST
Watch all the action from the Oceanside pier via the live event stream at www.supergirlpro.com on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST.
The Ford Supergirl Pro presented by Paul Mitchell is the only ASP 6-Star female event in North America. It’s the second event of the 2013 Supergirl Jam Series, the action sports industry’s largest all-female competition and lifestyle series, featuring more than 150 female pros in surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. The event will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN) Friday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. For more detailed information on the Ford Supergirl Pro, please visitwww.SupergirlJam.com or www.asaentertainment.com.
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