The Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by BOQ saw the competitive field narrowed down to just eight women to battle in the quarter finals.

By far the biggest stand out of the day was Silvana Lima (BRA). Lima was ripping all day with powerful turns and massive airs. She posted the first 10 of the season and also the highest heat score of the day against Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS). Despite Fitzgibbons posting an excellent 9.63 in the early stages of the heat she couldn’t match the power and flow of the Brazilian.

“This was so good for me,” said Lima. “There was a lot pressure for me surfing against Sally, she’s so good. I was waiting for the good waves to do my best. I’m always looking for the airs because they push up the scores and I got 10 points, which is so good.”

Lima will face six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in the quarter finals, this will be their third match up this event and as they are currently on one win each this will be heat of especial interest.

Tyler Wright (AUS) also put on a great performance of power surfing during her rd3 heat against Courtney Conlogue (USA) and Coco Ho (HAW), Wright started strong laying down an 8.77 and never lost the lead earning a heat total of 17.20. Conlogue went on to defeat Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) in Round 4 and will face Wright again in the Quarterfinals.

“It turned out a lot better than I thought it would,” said Wright. “The dropping tide is doing wonders for the bank and it’s looking really nice right now. I had a talk to Mick (Fanning) before about what kind of wave works best with this swell direction. I actually listened to what he said, and it worked out well.”

The Roxy Pro Gold Coast is webcast LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com.

Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 3 Results (1st to QF, 2nd and 3rd to R4):

Heat 1:  Malia Manuel (HAW) 15.50, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 12.37, Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 11.90

Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 15.83, Silvana Lima (BRA) 15.40, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 9.64

Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS) 17.20, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 16.27, Coco Ho (HAW) 15.33

Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 16.10, Lakey Peterson (USA) 14.90, Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 12.03

Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 4 Results (1st to QF, 2nd=9th):

Heat 1: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 14.83 def. Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 14.73

Heat 2: Silvana Lima (BRA) 17.73 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 16.96

Heat 3: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 15.80 def. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 14.54

Heat 4: Lakey Peterson (USA) 12.53 vs. Coco Ho (HAW) 12.34

 

Roxy Pro Gold Coast Quarterfinal Match-Ups (1st to SF, 2nd=5th):

Heat 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) vs. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW)

Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Silvana Lima (BRA)

Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)

Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Lakey Peterson (USA)

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