Stephanie Gilmore Claims Sixth World Title at Honolua Bay

The Queen of Surf has done it again! Stephanie Gilmore has claimed her SIXTH world title today at the Target Maui Pro, the final event of the 2014 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour! Stephanie has more world titles than any other contender on the current women’s tour combined!

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It was an exciting day of surfing on Thanksgiving, also the last day of the 2014 tour, with many big upsets in the heats leading up to the final!

Stephanie surfed in Heat 2 of the Quarterfinals, narrowly losing to American surfer Courtney Conlogue by just .64 points. Despite the loss, she remained in the contending for the world championship title.

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In the next heat of the Quarterfinals, ROXY teammates Sally Fitzgibbons and Bianca Buitendag met in an exciting heat. It came down to the last wave, with Bianca taking the win with a score of 15.97, eliminating world title contender Sally by just .64 points.

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Bianca met world title contender Tyler Wright in the final heat of the semi-finals. She wasn’t able to pull out a win against the strong Australian surfer, losing the heat with a score of 9.74.

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Tyler Wright met Hawaiian native Carissa Moore in the finals for an extremely close heat. Carissa pulled away with the win, becoming the first Hawaiian to win this event at Honolua Bay. With Tyler eliminated, Stephanie Gilmore was announced the 2014 World Champion!

To follow along on the journey, follow #ROXYchamps on social media!

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Photos courtesy of ASP and Ryan Heywood

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