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Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro


After a string of lay days at the #ROXYpro Gold Coast, the girls hit the water this morning to wrap up Round 4, followed soon after by the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

6x World Champ, Stephanie Gilmore, met fellow Aussie, Nikki Van Dijk, in the closest heat of the round with Steph claiming the win by just .19 points!

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

#ROXYpro injury replacement, Bronte Macaulay, made Malia Manuel earn her spot in the Quarters with the highest wave score of the round, an impressive 9.73. Malia quickly responded with a 9.10, which rounded out her final score of 18.03 to Bronte’s 16.66.

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

South African team rider Bianca Buitendag paddled out in heat 4 against French surfer and close friend Johanne Defay. Bianca couldn’t match Johanne’s momentum, losing the heat with a final score of 8.93 to Johanne’s 15.50.

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Heat 1 of the quarterfinals saw Steph Gilmore facing off against Tyler Wright in a nail biting matchup that came down to the final wave. Tyler took the win with a 15.10 to Steph’s 13.83.

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Defending champ, Carissa Moore, met compatriot, Malia Manuel in in Heat 2, and posted a comfortable win with a final score of 12.50.

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

The final two Quarterfinal heats were placed on hold briefly as we waited for the tide to change, but as soon as the call was made, Courtney Conologue and Sage Erickson took to the water to battle it out for a spot in the semis. Conologue’s focus and determination was too much for Erickson, posting a win with a 15.17.

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

The last women’s heat of the day before the boys started Round 5 at the #Quikpro, was between Tatiana Weston-Webb, and Johanne Defay. One of the crowd highlights of the day had to be the moment Johanne threw a reverse manoeuvre as ten minutes remained on the clock. Tatiana couldn’t match Johanne’s confidence, notching up a final score of 9.54 to the French woman’s 12.50

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

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