Ending her maiden season on the ASP Womens World Championship Tour with an equal 5th place at the EDP Cascais Girls Pro in Portugal, the Southern Cape’s Bianca Buitendag has finished eighth overall in the 2013 World Title race.
Her run ended in the quarter finals, but Bianca was shredding at the EDP Cascais Girls Pro.
The Vic Bay local started off her rookie campaign with a solid quarter final finish on the Gold Coast at the Roxy Pro, before a consistent run of results saw her peak in the fifth event of the season – where she finished third overall by making the semi-finals at the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro in Brazil.
Bianca finished a career-high third at the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro in May.
Although it hasn’t officially been announced, Bianca is also just about guaranteed the ‘Rookie of the Year’ award for being the highest-placed rookie at the end of the 2013 season.
Hawaii’s Carissa Moore claimed the 2013 ASP WCT title by advancing to the semi-finals at the EDP Cascais Girls Pro, before continuing with a memorable day by clinching the final event of the season and her second world title.
Hawaiian Carissa Moore was pure class in 2013, and claimed her 2nd world title.
It wasn’t easy going for the 21 year-old Hawaiian, as Australia’s Tyler Wright gave her a titanic struggle right to the end – eventually falling out the race with just three more heats left in the season.
It brings to an end what many are considering one of the most exciting years on the ASP Womens WCT in recent memory.
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FINAL ASP TOP 17 RANKINGS:
1 – Carissa Moore (HAW) – 59,500pts
2 – Tyler Wright (AUS) – 55,700pts
3 – Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) – 52,200pts
4 – Courtney Conlogue (USA) – 45,300pts
5 – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) – 37,900pts
6 – Coco Ho (HAW) – 36,900pts
7 – Lakey Peterson (USA) – 35,400pts
8 – Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) – 31,850pts
9 – Pauline Ado (FRA) – 30,650pts
10 – Laura Enever (AUS) – 25,900pts
10 – Alana Blanchard (HAW) – 25,900pts
12 – Paige Hareb (NZL) – 24,850pts
13 – Malia Manuel (HAW) – 23,650pts
14 – Sage Erickson (USA) – 22,700pts
15 – Silvana Lima (BRA) – 22,450pts
16 – Rebecca Woods (AUS) – 15,700pts
17 – Sofia Mulanovich (PER) – 14,500pts