|Poppy Starr Olsen|
Photos by Tiffany Williams
We hope you caught the comp last night via the live web feed from Bowl-A-Rama. Our photographer Tiffany Williams was there capturing all the action for us and we are stoked to be posting her photos this morning!
There were a couple surprises last night for sure. The first one was that USA's Allysha Le couldn't make it and was replaced by rad local Shenae Collins.
The girls were divided into two heats, and we saw a bit of a rough start for all of the girls on their first runs. Gracie Earl showed some nice style during her runs with grinds in both deep and shallow ends, Nicole Hause was blasting some major air off of the front wall, but unfortunately, it just wasn't enough to get her into the finals after she took a fall on each run. Hunter Long looked smooth and rad as always throughout, but a couple falls cost her those couple extra points, Amelia Brodka had a really solid run and you could hear the crowd cheering when she did her signature "crail". Poppy Olsen had a rough run to start out, but on her third, she steadied her nerves and showed us why she is the queen of Bondi Beach.
At then end of the first heat, it was Poppy in first place, Amelia in second, Hunter in third, Gracie in 4th and Nicole in 5th.
Heat 2 had us watching Brighton Zeuner who simply destroyed that pool in all 3 of her runs, Shenae Collins had a couple of rough starts but looked like she was still having fun, local fan fav, Izy Mutu attacked the bowl like only she can, Sari Simpson was FAST - we've never seen one of the girls speed through those tricky corners like she did, and Jordyn Barratt showed us again that she delivers well under pressure - with one run left she gave a solid performance that landed her straight into tonight's finals.
The women moving into tonight's finals are:
Brighton Zeuner - USA
Poppy Starr Olsen. - AUS
Amelia Brodka - POL
Jordyn Barratt - USA
Sari Simpson - AUS
Make sure you tune in to watch the LIVE webcast at 7:30 PST. / 10:30 EST. right ----> HERE