|Brisa Hennessey / photo Steinmetz for ASA Entertainment|
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (July 22, 2016) – Day one of the three-day Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro — the largest women’s surf contest in the world and the only WSL Women’s QS6000 event in the continental U.S. — saw a field of 114 narrowed down to 64 on Friday, grinding through four rounds and eight heats. Thousands of beachgoers witnessed truly high-powered surfing during opening day as new-comers and some usual suspects debuted in consistent, three-to-five foot conditions on the south-side of the Oceanside Pier.
The event resumes today at 7:30 a.m. PST with the remaining Round Four heats and the start of Round Five, which will see many WCT powerhouses hit the water to battle for a coveted spot on Sunday's roster.
|Kahanu Delovio / photo Steinmetz for ASA Entertainment|
17-year-old Kahanu Delovio (HAW) put on a dominating performance and posted the day’s highest heat total (16.90 out of a possible 20) and single-wave score (8.73 out of a possible 10), in Round Three. Hailing from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Delovio will be in the first heat back in the water tomorrow as Round Four closes out.
“It was such good heat. Getting that eight really early boosted my confidence so high, then I found another one,” Delovio said. “I was stoked to be able to do that right away!”
The young Hawaiian is relishing the competition experience at Supergirl Pro as she prepares for an even bigger year in 2017. “I’m looking forward to getting my career started with events like this,” Delovio added. “I’m planning on doing the QS next year. But, I’ve been here the whole summer and I love it. There are just so many waves to practice on and a lot of good opportunities out here.”
|Ariane Ochoa / photo Steinmetz for ASA Entertainment|
Making her first appearance at Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro, Ariane Ochoa (EUK)— a Basque Country, Spain, native— is making every second count. Ochoa earned a Round Four heat win after making it through two previous rounds then clinched a spot into Round Five with a last-second ride,
“This is my first year here at Supergirl Pro and competing in the QS. I even can’t explain how happy I am to make it through all three heats today. I’m just so excited,” Ochoa said. “I was just trying to catch a little one as the heat died down, but kept finding closeouts and taking that last one in the final seconds felt great to get that score. Now I’ll get some rest and come back ready for tomorrow.”
Today, Ochoa and Delovio will find themselves competing against a field of 48 that includes many WCT top seeds— defending Supergirl Pro champ, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), 20; Sage Erickson (USA), 25; Courtney Conlogue (USA), 23; Carissa Moore (HAW), 23; Lakey Peterson (USA), 21; Malia Manuel (HAW), 22; Coco Ho (HAW), 25; Silvana Lima (BRA), 31; Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), 21; Laura Enever (AUS), 24.
The free event runs through the weekend and is packed with entertainment, including live music at the Supergirl Concert Series featuring Daya, Cody Simpson, Olivia Holt, Ellise and more, and the Active Ride Shop Supergirl Skate Pro contest. Plus, fans can explore the Festival Village with complimentary hair styling at the onsite Paul Mitchell style salon, meet-and-greets with the pros, an expanded beer garden, vendors and more. Entrance to the contests, concert and Festival Village are free and open to the public.
The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro is the only WSL QS6000 female event in the continental U.S. It’s the second event of the 2016 Supergirl Jam Series, the action sports industry’s largest all-female competition and lifestyle series, featuring more than 175 female pros in surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding.
The live contest will be streamed at http://supergirljam.com/supergirl-live/ on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST.
The event will also be broadcast on Fox Sports One this fall. For more detailed information on the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro, please visit www.supergirlpro.com.
Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Women’s QS6000 Round Four Results:
Heat 1: Stephanie Single (AUS) 15.70, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 10.60, Tiare Thompson (USA) 7.80, Nagisa Tashiro (JPN) 5.74; Heat 2: Maud Le Car (FRA) 10.77, Brianna Cope (HAW) 8.70, Leilani Aguirre (PER) 6.76, Shelby Detmers (USA) 4.73; Heat 3: Meah Collins (USA) 13.07, Melanie Giunta (PER) 12.40, Alyssa Lock (AUS) 10.13, Natsuki Suda (JPN) 8.07; Heat 4: Macy Callaghan (AUS) 13.14, Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 10.84, Sophia Bernard (AUS) 9.00, Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 5.53; Heat 5: Ariane Ochoa (EUK) 10.80, Ellie Brooks (AUS) 8.23, Leilani McGongale (CRI) 7.96, Brittani Nicholl (AUS) 7.70; Heat 6: Mahina Maeda (HAW) 13.43, Codie Klein (AUS) 9.37, Freya Prumm (AUS) 9.23, Jaleesa Vincent (AUS) 8.50; Heat 7: Frankie Harrer (DEU) 12.93, Tessa Thyssen (BLM) 10.20, Bailey Nagy (HAW) 9.93, Rachel Presti (USA) 8.44; Heat 8: Caroline Marks (USA) 13.57, Nao Omura (JPN) 11.43, Mainei Kinimaka (HAW) 9.33, Kobie Enright (AUS) 5.53
Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Women’s QS6000 Round Three Results:
Heat 1: Tiare Thompson (USA) 9.84, Leilani Aguirre (PER) 7.30, Jessica Anderson (CHL) 5.40, Cassidy McClain (USA) 4.26; Heat 2: Shelby Detmers (USA) 9.07, Nagisa Tashiro (JPN) 7.26, Kayla Coscino (USA) 6.10, Aloha Lopez (HAW) 5.34; Heat 3: Natsuki Suda (JPN) 12.54, Sophia Bernard (AUS) 9.00, Quincy Davis (USA) 8.57, Alyssa Spencer (USA) 8.00; Heat 4: Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 13.83, Alyssa Lock (AUS) 12.93, Jacinta Greenup (AUS) 6.00, Eliza Greene (AUS) 1.60; Heat 5: Leilani McGonagle (CRI) 13.63, Freya Prumm (AUS) 12.56, Summer Macedo (HAW) 12.14, Malia Ward (USA) 6.03; Heat 6: Jaleesa Vincent (AUS) 7.30, Ariane Ochoa (EUK) 6.76, Tarnea O’Meara (AUS) 5.56, Karol Ribeiro (BRA) 5.34; Heat 7: Frankie Harrer (DEU) 11.76, Mainei Kinimaka (HAW) 10.67, Kirra Pinkerton (USA) 8.13, Maddie Peterson (USA) 6.67;
Heat 8: Caroline Marks (USA) 12.07, Rachel Presti (USA) 6.03, Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 5.57, Elle Sampiere (USA) 2.64;Heat 9: Kahuna Delovio (HAW) 16.90, Brisa Hennessy (HAW) 15.20, Ashlee Spence (AUS) 9.73, Malia Osterkamp (USA) 7.70; Heat 10: Chelsea Roett (BRB) 9.84, Gabriela Bryan (HAW) 8.03, Holly-Sue Coffey (AUS) 7.76, Lorena Fica (CHL) 6.66; Heat 11: Zoe McDougall (HAW) 12.17, Tanika Hoffman (ZAF) 8.46, Savannah Bradley (USA) 6.57, Brooke Daigneault (USA) 3.43; Heat 12: Rubee Reents (AUS) 8.67, Lucia Martino (ESP) 8.00, Autumn Hays (USA) 7.30, Kloee Openshaw (USA) 4.50
Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Women’s QS6000 Round Two Results:
Heat 1: Tiare Thompson (USA) 13.84, Kayla Coscino (USA) 8.67, Kiani Dobbyn (AUS) 6.64, Keala Kennelly (HAW) 5.00; Heat 2: Quincy Davis (USA) 10.07, Jacinta Greenup (AUS) 7.40, Alexxa Elseewi (USA) 6.70, Brittany Penaroza (HAW) 6.00; Heat 3: Leilani McGonagle (CRI) 14.33, Ariane Ochoa (EUK) 7.60, Sara Taylor (USA) 7.30, Emily Gussoni (CRI) 7.04; Heat 4: Maddie Peterson (USA) 12.83, Rachel Presti (USA) 12.57, Leila Riccobuano (HAW) 10.06, Molly Kirk (USA) 5.13; Heat 5: Kahanu Delovio (HAW) 14.00, Gabriela Bryan (HAW) 9.00, Bethany Zelasko (USA) 6.90, Emily Nishimoto (HAW) 2.20; Heat 6: Savannah Bradley (USA) 8.16, Autumn Hays (USA) 5.50, Nicole Fulford (USA) 5.10, Kayla Durden (USA) 4.90
Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Women’s QS6000 Round One Results:
Heat 1: Kayla Coscino (USA) 6.94, Quincy Davis (USA) 6.50, Alexa Muss (USA) 5.36, Mackie Alberston (USA) 1.90; Heat 2: Sara Taylor (USA) 9.84, Molly Kirk (USA) 8.00, Samantha Sibley (USA) 6.60, Jordyn Barratt (USA) 5.97; Heat 3: Gabriela Bryan (HAW) 10.77, Nicole Fulford (USA) 7.16, Malia Faramarzi (USA) 4.56, Olivia Lachenauer (USA) 2.56