Thursday, September 25, 2014
Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014
The race for the 2014 ASP World Title intensifies this week on the peeling left- and righthanders of Estagnots.
Lakey Peterson (USA) punctuating the French beachbreak with her signature maneuvers to advance to Round 4.
Carissa Moore (HAW) survived a hard-fought Round 3 battle to advance to the Quarters and keep her ASP World Title ambitions alive.
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), the newly minted ASP Tour leader, wears the yellow target at this year's Roxy Pro France.
Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) took a well-deserved runner-up finish in Round 3. The powerful goofy-footer will be a dangerous opponent in her do-or-die Round 4 matchup.
Hawaii's Malia Manuel rebounded from her stumble in Round 1 with impressive Round 2 and Round 3 performances, earning a spot in the Quarterfinals.
Dimity Stoyle (AUS) gained momentum throughout the morning, improving on an uncharacteristic Round 1 defeat to earn her spot in Round 4.
Johanne Defay (FRA) earned a huge Round 1 win over Coco Ho (HAW) and placed third in Round 3.
Alana Blanchard (HAW) was unable to stick her turns and was eliminated in Round 2.
After an unusually shaky start that sent her to Round 2, Fitzgibbons bounced back and advanced to the Quarterfinals.
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), who won last week at Lower Trestles, dominated in the morning. The afternoon, though, was a different story: She struggled in deteriorating conditions, placing third in Round 3.
Following a Round 1 defeat, Coco Ho never found her rhythm in Round 2 and was eliminated.
Wildcard and local favorite Lee-Ann Curren suffered a disappointing Round 2 elimination.
Ratings leader Sally Fitzgibbons enjoying some time out of the water with her Dad, Martin, as they prepare for a big week ahead.
Crowds flocked to Estagnots, a break at Hossegor, to watch the world's best women in action.