Los Cabos Open of Surf
ASP 6-Star Men's and Women's event
Zippers, Los Cabos, Mexico
16 - 22 June 2014
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Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 June, 2014 - Los Cabos - The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf saw an action packed day of women’s competition, culling the field from 24 to just four Semifinalists in excellent two-to-four foot surf.
The Los Cabos Open of Surf represents the largest surf contest in Mexico's history and will play a crucial role in determining qualifiers for the 2015 ASP World Championship Tour. The event at Zippers is the third ASP 6-Star Men's and fourth of seven 6-Stars for the Women globally.
Dimity Stoyle (AUS), 22, ASP Women’s WCT rookie, continued her tear at Zippers, belting the day’s highest heat total of 18.87 out of 20 in a Quarterfinals shootout against Alessa Quizon (HAW), 20. The pair would earn the highest scores of competition, with the Australian edging out the win by a final score of 18.87 to 18.80.
“That heat against Alessa (Quizon) was incredible,” Stoyle said. “We were going wave-for-wave and it was just pumping. Alessa got the first two high scores and I thought she had it. I went hard on the waves that I got. I’m so happy.”
“This venue is amazing,” continued stoyle. “It’s the best stop we have on the QS and it’s a perfect setup. I think this is a really exciting event for the girls and I’m excited to come back next year.”
While members of the ASP WCT dominated the marathon day at Zippers, Hawaiian up-and-comer Brianna Cope, (Kauai, HI), 19, had a breakthrough performance, besting Californian Lakey Peterson (USA), 19, while securing a Semifinals berth.
“I was just trying to get waves,” Cope said “Lakey (Peterson) is such a good surfer and I was just able to get the better of the exchanges. I think for the Semifinals I’m going to try and have fun and surf and not let my nerves get to me.”
Laura Enever (AUS), 22, solidified the Semifinals draw, taking a strong come-from-behind win against fellow WCT talent Paige Hareb (NZL), 24. Enever combined progressive forehand turns in the back half of the heat, notching a 7.83 and 7.10 for the win.
“I knew that’d be a tough heat against Paige (Hareb) and she started off well in the first half and I had a slow start,” Enever said. “I’m glad I found those two in the end and happy to be in the Semifinals.”
Alessa Quizon was on fire throughout the day’s competition, collecting two heat wins, two of the day’s top heat totals of a 18.27 and 18.80, and a perfect 10 point ride. While the Hawaiian delivered an incredible performance, she was eliminated by Dimity Stoyle in a high-scoring affair by a score of 18.87 to 18.80 in the Quarterfinals.
LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF WOMEN’S ROUND 3 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Alessa Quizon (HAW) 14.10, Coco Ho (HAW) 13.77, Ornella Pellizzari (ARG) 9.50, Asaya Brusa
Heat 2: Silvana Lima (BRA) 15.90, Nage Melamed (HAW) 13.44, Leticia Canales Bilbao, Phillipa Anderson
Heat 3: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 16.16, Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 14.87, Felicity Palmateer, Chelsea Tuach
Heat 4: Lakey Peterson (USA) 16.23, Brianna Cope (HAW) 13.53, Sarah Mason, Tatiana Weston-Webb
Heat 5: Pauline Ado (FRA) 15.77, Paige Hareb (NZL) 15.70, Ellie-Jean Coffey (HAW) 11.94
Heat 6: Mahina Maeda (HAW) 16.07, Laura Enever (AUS) 14.20, Sage Erickson (USA) 12.87, Alize Arnaud
LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF WOMEN’S ROUN 4 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Alessa Quizon (HAW) 18.77, Silvana Lima (BRA) 16.63, Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.80
Heat 2: Coco Ho (HAW) 14.83, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 13.76, Nage Melemed (HAW) 10.83
Heat 3: Lakey Peterson (USA) 15.93, Laura Enever (AUS) 13.70, Pauline Ado (FRA) 13.03
Heat 4: Paige Hareb (NZL) 12.77, Brianna Cope (HAW) 12.17, Mahina Maeda (HAW) 10.10
LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF WOMEN’S QUARTERFINALS RESULTS:
QF 1: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 18.87 def. Alessa Quizon (HAW) 18.80
QF 2: Coco Ho (HAW) 14.43 def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 13.33
QF 3: Brianna Cope (HAW) 12.63 def. Lakey Peterson (USA) 11.57
QF 4: Laura Enever (AUS) 14.93 def. Paige Hareb (NZL) 11.84