Australian Stephanie Gilmore has won her sixth ASP Women’s World Title at Honolua Bay in stunning conditions at the Target Maui Pro. Even though Gilmore was defeated in the quarter finals by American Courtney Conlogue, she was still in the World Title race against Sally Fitzgibbons and Tyler Wright.
Shortly after Gilmore was defeated by Conlogue, fellow Australian Sally Fitzgibbons also bowed out in the quarter finals destroying her world titles hopes.
Wright battled her way into the final against two time World Champion Carissa Moore, leaving her World Titles hopes alive. If she were to win the event, there would be a surf-off situation to determine the eventual World Champion.
Moore put together a stellar heat with an 18.23 two wave total, to Wright’s total of 14.03. Moore is the first Hawaiian to win at Honolua Bay.
Moore’s defeat over Wright handed Gilmore her sixth ASP Women’s World Title.