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|Jordyn Barratt on the vert ramp - she took 2nd yesterday!|
THE BIGGEST NAMES IN WSL SURFING HIT THE WAVES ON DAY TWO OF THE PAUL MITCHELL SUPERGIRL PRO, NARROWING THE FIELD TO JUST 16
Supergirl Podium Veterans Sage Erickson, Coco Ho, and Malia Manual Make the Round of 16, Alongside Carissa Moore, Laura Enever, Silvana Lima, Meah Collins, Caroline Marks, and More
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (July 23, 2016) – The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro — the largest all-women’s surf contest in the world and the only WSL Women’s QS6000 event in the continental U.S. — wrapped day two in front of packed crowds at the Oceanside Pier as Supergirl Pro veterans battled with newcomers to earn a coveted spot in Sunday's Round of 16. Fourteen of 17 competitors from the Women’s Championship Tour (CT) contested some of the best QS standouts in three-to-four foot wave conditions.
Two-time Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro champion Sage Erickson (USA) began her campaign to claim her third title and a chance to earn the most #1 spots in the event's nine-year history this morning in Round Five with a heat victory and an 8.10. Coco Ho (HAW), who also won two previous Supergirl pink capes, advanced to Sunday’s heats to join Erickson in vying for a shot at a historic third championship.
Advancing into the Round of 16 with a runner-up performance in her second heat of the day, Erickson feels right at home and ready for tomorrow's challenges. Her presence is recognized from anywhere on the beach, as all the young and aspiring surfer girls surround her as she leaves the water.
"The camaraderie at this event is so great," Erickson said. "I keep asking myself what the winning formula is for having success here in the past and can’t really attribute to anything else but my family and friends here supporting me. It’s the most amazing feeling to have that support coming from all the younger girls and its an opportunity for us to step up and be role models for the younger girls who come out to watch.”
Topping Erickson in her second heat win of the day, Meah Collins (USA) broke new ground in her Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro and QS career by advancing into Round Seven. The Huntington Beach, Calif. native is finding more and more success on the QS this year at the young age of 16. Still plenty of time to gain the vital experience needed to become a full-time professional surfer, Collins is relishing the opportunity to be in tomorrow's final day of action.
"I’m so ecstatic right now," Collins said. "I’ve never done well in this contest, just never putting together the performance I needed, so to make it the farthest I have in any QS event is so great. I’m so in awe of surfing against these girls and just want to keep progressing so I can surf against even more of the top pros."
Making her third consecutive appearance at the contest, 14-year-old phenom Caroline Marks (USA), from Melbourne, FL, also earned a spot in the final 16 for the very first time. Marks held her own against CT powerhouses in today's heats and ultimately advancing alongside WCT #3-ranked Carissa Moore (HAW) in Saturday’s Round of 24.
“I’m super stoked to make the Round of 16 and really humbled to have moved on against so many great surfers,” Marks noted. “I’m really hungry and really excited for tomorrow. This weekend so far has been great, the waves have been so much fun and Supergirl is just such a cool event. It’s not just a surf contest. There’s a skate contest, and music... there are so many things to experience.”
SUNDAY CONTEST AND EVENT SCHEDULE
8:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Round of 16 Surf Heats
12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Supergirl Leadership Summit
1:15 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Surf Semi-finals
2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Celebrity Surf Invitational
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Surfing Finals
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Supergirl Concert Series: Olivia Holt
3:35 p.m. – 4 p.m. Supergirl Pro Awards Ceremony
4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Supergirl Concert Series: Alexi Blue
5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Supergirl Concert Series: Daya
Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Women’s QS6000 Round Six Results:
Heat 1: Maud Le Car (FRA) 11.17, Laura Enever (AUS) 9.90, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 7.67
Heat 2: Meah Collins (USA) 10.00, Sage Erickson (USA) 8.77, Paige Hareb (NZL) 8.73
Heat 3: Macy Callaghan (AUS) 10.83, Dominic Barona (ECU) 7.76, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 5.70
Heat 4: Malia Manuel (HAW) 12.64, Mahina Maeda (HAW) 8.03, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 0.00
Heat 5: Silvana Lima (BRA) 16.17, Holly Wawn (AUS) 8.06, Mikaela Greene (AUS) 7.03
Heat 6: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.87, Caroline Marks (USA) 8.60, Nao Omura (JPN) 0.00
Heat 7: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 12.34, Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 7.27, Justine Dupont (FRA) 5.67
Heat 8: Coco Ho (HAW) 11.40, Zoe McDougall (HAW) 6.66, Georgia Fish (AUS) 6.47
Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Women’s QS6000 Round Five Results:
Heat 1: Laura Enever (AUS) 11.40, Paige Hareb (NZL) 10.17, Stephanie Single (AUS) 8.06, Brianna Cope (HAW) 6.74; Heat 2: Sage Erickson (USA) 14.93, Maud Le Car (FRA) 12.24, Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.87, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 11.77; Heat 3: Meah Collins (USA) 11.87, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 10.34, Lakey Peterson (USA) 8.83, Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 8.80; Heat 4: Macy Callaghan (AUS) 12.16, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 10.43, Melanie Giunta (PER) 7.20, Anastasia Ashley (USA) 6.00; Heat 5: Dominic Barona (ECU) 11.20, Malia Manuel (HAW) 10.70, Codie Klein (AUS) 8.13, Ariane Ochoa (EUK) 7.04; Heat 6: Mahina Maeda (HAW) 12.03, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 10.24, Isabella Nichols (AUS) 10.17, Ellie Brooks (AUS) 7.40; Heat 7: Silvana Lima (BRA) 10.53, Nao Omura (JPN) 10.07, Frankie Harrer (DEU) 8.97, Keely Andrew (AUS) 8.94; Heat 8: Caroline Marks (USA) 14.67, Holly Wawn (AUS) 7.23, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 4.67, Tessa Thyssen (BLM) 4.54; Heat 9: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.94, Mikaela Greene (AUS) 11.93, Sophie McCollouch (AUS) 9.93, Tia Blanco (USA) 8.00; Heat 10: Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 12.33, Coco Ho (HAW) 11.10, Brisa Hennessy (HAW) 10.07, Gabriela Bryan (HAW) 6.80; Heat 11: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 11.60, Zoe McDougall (HAW) 11.36, Philippa Anderson (AUS) 10.40, Rubie Reents (AUS) 6.20; Heat 12: Georgia Fish (AUS) 10.50, Justine Dupont (FRA) 8.87, Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 7.33, Ellie-Jean Coffey (AUS) 4.97
Remaining Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Women’s QS6000 Round Four Results:
Heat 9: Sophie McColloch (AUS) 9.17, Gabriela Bryan (HAW) 7.60, Anali Gomez (PER) 7.16, Kahanu Delovio (HAW) 6.63; Heat 10: Brisa Hennessy (HAW) 12.90, Mikaela Greene (AUS) 12.50, Chelsea Roett (BRB) 10.46, Ella Williams (NZL) 8.30; Heat 11: Zoe McDougall (HAW) 10.93, Ellie-Jean Coffey (AUS) 8.43, Lucia Martino (ESP) 8.13, Reika Noro (JPN) 5.33; Heat 12: Georgia Fish (AUS) 10.00, Rubie Reents (AUS) 6.17, Camilla Kemp (PRT) 5.80, Tanika Hoffman (ZAF) 3.56
We will have an update and photos from the Supergirl Pro vert skateboarding contest later today! Stay tuned.