4 February, 2013 4 February, 2013

SA Women Advance at Breaka Burleigh Pro in Oz

Slummies ripper Rosy Hodge easily won her Round of 48 heat at the Breaka Burleigh Pro, advancing to the next round.

Slummies ripper Rosy Hodge easily won her Round of 48 heat at the Breaka Burleigh Pro, advancing to the next round.

The South African trio of Sarah Baum (Athlone Park), Bianca Buitendag (George) and Rosy Hodge (East London) all advanced to Round 3 of the ASP 6-Star rated Breaka Burleigh Pro in excellent 1.0 to 1.5 metre waves on the Gold Coast of Australia on Sunday.

Baum, ranked No. 17 on the ASP Women’s Star rankings at the end of 2012, and Buitendag, who qualified for the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) by finishing last year ranked No. 2, each placed second in their respective Round 2 heats to advance to the last 24 in the $40 000 event.

Hodge, a former ASP Women’s WCT campaigner, was the top South African performer on the day, winning her heat with a tally of 15.34 out of 20, the seventh highest heat total recorded, to advance to Round 3 along with second placed Sage Erikson (USA).

The organisers completed Rounds 1 & 2 of the women’s event and the first two heats of the 160-man men’s contest where SA’s Steven Sawyer (Jeffreys Bay) and David van Zyl (Glanashley) will join the action in Round 3 (round of 96).

All the action at the Breaka Burleigh Pro can be followed live at http://breakaburleighsurfpro.com.au starting around midnight (SA time) each day.
Breaka Burleigh Pro Results:

Round of 48
Heat 1: Sarah Mason (Nzl) 17.57, Coco Ho (Haw) 15.00, Canelle Ballard (Fra) 10.34, Georgia Fish (Aus) 9.40
Heat 2 : Paige Hareb (Nzl) 14.50, Sarah Baum (Zaf) 9.13, Nao Omura (Jpn) 8.10, Bruna Schmitz (Bra) 7.34
Heat 3 : Alize Arnaud (Fra) 15.93, Naomi Stevic (Aus) 14.60, Alana Blanchard (Haw) 13.54, Laura Poncini (Aus) 8.70
Heat 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (Aus) 13.00, Dimity Stoyle (Aus) 12.63, Maud Le Car (Fra) 9.00, Lee-Ann Curren (Fra) 8.33
Heat 5: Malia Manuel (Haw) 16.16, Alessa Quizon (Haw) 14.10, Omella Pellizzari (Arg) 8.10, Frankie Harrer (USA) 3.33
Heat 6: Nikki Van Dijk (Aus) 15.83, Bianca Buitendag (Zaf) 10.00, Freya Prumm (Aus) 5.07, Ainara Aymat (Euk) 4.66
Heat 7: Pauline Ado (Fra) 9.27, Felicity Palmeteer (Aus) 9.17, Ellie-Jean Coffey (Aus) 8.00, Miho Ihara (Jpn) 4.84
Heat 8: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 15.33, Erica Hosseini (USA) 9.60, Laura Macaulay (Aus) 9.00, Anali Gomez (Per) 5.07
Heat 9: Tyler Wright (Aus) 17.70, Kirby Wright (Aus) 10.16, Leila Hurst (Haw) 6.60, Skye Burgess (Aus) 6.07
Heat 10: Philippa Anderson (Aus) 16.67, Quincy Davis (USA) 13.94, Rebecca Woods (Aus) 8.84, Sophie Callister (Aus) 2.66
Heat 11: Rosanne Hodge (Zaf) 15.34, Sage Erickson (12.40) 12.40, Eden Putland (Aus) 9.53, Nage Melamed (Haw) 7.67
Heat 12: Laura Enever (Aus) 9.70, Brittani Nicholl (Aus) 9.10, Mikaela Greene (Aus) 6.37, Joanne Defay (Fra) 2.84

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