While in Florida last week on spring break, I was looking for something to do other than attend one of the dozens of baseball games being played by pro teams training in the area. What I found was the Ritz-Carlton Members Club presenting the 2011 U.S.P.A. Women’s Championship Tournament (WCT) Qualifier at the Sarasota Polo Club. The WCT is the largest women’s polo tournament series
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 21, claimed her third consecutive ASP Women’s World Title last week at the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink in Hawaii. Gilmore makes history as the only surfer – man or woman – ever to win the prestigious crown each year they competed at the elite ASP World Tour level. In addition to winning her third world crown,
Teen phenom Carissa Moore’s ascent through the surfing world went even higher yesterday when she won the Gidget Pro women’s contest at Sunset Beach and took home a $12,000 first-place check . It was the latest and most impressive victory in what has already been a memorable career for Moore, who is 17 and a senior at Punahou High School in Hawaii. The contest was
Hands down the most dominante woman in the world right now, TWO-time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore is off to the perfect start in 2009, taking out the season opening Roxy Pro at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast. The 21-year-old, affectionately known as Happy, had more than 10,000 people singing her praise as she stormed home to reclaim her Roxy Pro throne. Four years
The stage is set for a stellar finish to the Roxy Pro Gold Coast with quarterfinalists being decided in rising 1-metre waves at Duranbah on the southern end of Australia’s Gold Coast today. The season-opening ASP women’s world tour tournament returned to the water this morning for the first time in almost a week, with rounds two and three being completed ahead of this afternoon’s quarterfinals. It
HONOLUA BAY, Maui Dec. 14, 2007 Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) has made ASP History as the first-ever surfer to claim the ASP World Title in their rookie season, having bested fellow contenders Sofia Mulanovich (PER) and Silvana Lima (BRA) in Round 3 competition today at the Billabong Pro Maui at Honolua Bay. The 19-year old from Coolangatta, Australia, blitzed past opponent Rochelle Ballard (HAW) with a
Haleiwa, Oahu, HI – (November 14, 2007) – After more than a decade of trying to win the first leg of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, Haleiwa’s own Megan Abubo, 29, finally sampled the sweet taste of home-town victory today, winning the $30,000 REEF Hawaiian Pro in front of a hugely adoring local crowd.