With four events now completed in the women’s Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world tour it looks as though the 2010 season is going to be a repeat of the 2009 season. Can anyone knock Aussie Stephanie Gilmore off her throne?
Gilmore is now in her fourth season of the ASP world tour and she is yet to be bettered – winning the title in her rookie year and to date she has retained that title.
This year she has won three of the four events – all in her home country – and has to date amassed 3960 points. Her nearest challenger is compatriot Sally Fitzgibbons on 3252 points who has been putting in some consistent performances and is the main threat to taking the crown.
Stephanie Gilmore of Australia – ASP world champion – photo courtesy of goldcoast.com.au
Sally Fitzgibbons, above, is Stephanie’s nearest rival in the points score – photo courtesy of etnies.com
The girls will now take a rest until June 5th when the tour moves to Peru but with a total of 5 ASP world tour events to come, after Peru there is Portugal and Puerto Rico in October before the final 2 tour events in Hawaii in December, those chasing Stephanie are going to have to produce some spectacular surfing.
The top 10 in the Women’s ASP world rankings for 2010 as of todays date are as follows:
- Stephanie Gilmore – Australia – 3960 points
- Sally Fitzgibbons – Australia – 3252 points
- Sofia Mulanovich – Peru – 2832 points
- Melanie Bartels – Hawaii – 2628 points
- Chelsea Hedges – Australia – 2628 points
- Carissa Moore – Hawaii – 2472 points
- Silvana Lima – Brazil – 2412 points
- Coco Ho – Hawaii – 2220 points
- Rebecca Woods – Australia – 1824 points
- Paige Hareb – New Zealand – 1632 points
The video below comes from ASPWorldTour and shows the two main protagonists, Stephanie and Sally, surfing at Bells Beach,Victoria, where the girls met in the semi finals.
Its going to be another great year for the ASP women’s world tour – we will keep you posted.