Friday, October 24, 2014
Updated: Sunday, October 26, 2014
The pristine barrels of Honolua Bay beckoned the world's best female surfers for the 10th anniversary of the Billabong Pro Maui.
Carissa Moore (HAW) behind the curtain in Round 3.
Silvana Lima (BRA) was in excellent form at the 2009 event, taking big risks and earning big rewards.
Lima defeated Moore in Round 3 on her way to a Semifinals finish.
Lima, deep in a Honolua barrel.
Chelsea Hedges (AUS) won her Round 1 heat but was eliminated in Round 3 by Rebecca Woods (AUS).
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) celebrated her 19th birthday during the 2009 Billabong Pro Maui event window with a Semifinals finish.
Alana Blanchard (HAW) charged through a Maui drainer.
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) was on fire from start to finish, posting the top three highest combined scores -- an 18.80 in Round 3, a 19.67 in the Quarterfinals and an 18.00 in the Final -- on her way to winning the event.
Sofia Mulanovich (PER) made the podium, finishing runner-up to Gilmore.
Gilmore won the last three events in Maui, giving her more wins there than any other surfer in the event's 10-year history. (Chelsea Georgeson and Neridah Falconer each have two.)
Honolua Bay, circa 2009