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2014 World Shortboard Final Leaderboard

In 2014 we started the year knowing the competition within the ASP’s top 17 female surfers was going to be hotter than ever. Stephanie Gilmore had fully recovered from a traumatic home assault, Carissa Moore was on fire and pushing into new ground, Sally Fitzgibbons was more determined than ever to put her name at number one and Tyler Wright had turned up her competitive dial. Courtney Conlogue was in the circle too but unfortunately had a mid-season injury and had to withdraw from 3 events before storming back for the Trestles Swatch Pro.

Steph Gilmore kicked off the year at the Roxy Pro at Snapper Rocks with a massive win in front of HUGE crowds. Carissa kicked back into gear to win back-to-back at Margaret River and Bells when she passed the baton to Sally Fitzgibbons to take down Rio and the first time Fiji Pro where all the girls surfed massive lefts in very testing but satisfying conditions. Enter powerhouse Tyler Wright, who put her name up for the US Open, not to be held under Steph Gilmore returned to the table to take the first women’s Swatch Trestles Pro in spectacular waves. Tyler was still in form and with a trip over the Atlantic took the Roxy Pro France in the smallest waves of the year. Steph was back with the Cascais Pro Portugal to put her Sally and Tyler in the running for the World Title. The final event in Maui (another first thanks to Target) was one of the most nail-biting events and finals in a long time. Carissa wasn’t going to let her sponsor or country down winning in Hawaiian waters and cutting Tyler out passing Steph Gilmore her 6th World Title and pushing Sally Fitzgibbons out of the top 3 for the final rankings.

Notable mention to Hawaiian Malia Manuel. She’s mad for getting a bit of air and secured herself 5th place overall for 2014 with a couple of 3rd and 5th places. Although she isn’t as well known as the top 3 Malia isn’t going anywhere and should be making some noise in 2015 as she gets closer to the top of the ladder. Every part of her surfing comes naturally and with her progressive attitude we’re sure to see her pushing into the top 3 soon.

#1 Stephanie Gilmore

Steph Gilmore is 26 years old and is on the trail of taking out Layne Beachley’s 7 World Title honours with one more win. With one of the most natural surf styles in the world Steph makes any board look like it was meant to be under her feet. Each turn and manoeuvre seems effortless and is executed with the world’s biggest smile, resulting in one of her many nicknames “Happy Gilmore”. After a couple of years not at her competitive best Steph showed the world she was back with kicking off the touring year with a win and consecutive high scoring heats for the entire year.

In 2014 Steph released her biographical film “Stephanie In The Water” which took us on a journey from her competitive start as a frothing grommet through her highest highs and lowest lows. It’s a pretty epic journey and one we recommend you check out.

#2 Tyler Wright

Tyler has one motto and that’s to have fun. This girl has the world’s best attitude a killer cutback. She tears apart whatever wave she picks out. At just 20 years old Tyler comes from one of the strongest surfing families in Australia with sister Kirby Wright a former world tour surfer and Owen Wright holding a strong hold in the men’s tour at the moment. There is something so refreshing about watching Tyler surf, every wave is different and so easy for her to ride. It seriously looks like she’s just our at her local break having a free surf, even in the final of the Maui Pro she was just so at easy. Even on defeat Tyler is so gracious and energetic about her performance and competing in the event. Coming in at 2nd place, we’re confident Tyler is set to continue her shake up in 2015.

#3 Carissa Moore

Carissa is a hard worker and a solid performer, although she was knocked out of World Title contention in Portugal this year it didn’t stop her from putting in maximum effort and pushing through to take out Maui. This 22 year old is a top athlete with 2 world titles under her belt and she’s still as hungry as ever for her 3rd. Carissa started the year with 2 CT wins in Australia and a QS win at the Australian Open but her momentum slowed a little in Rio and to follow for the middle portion of the tour. Can’t wait to see her back in action at the 2015 Australian Open in February at Manly Beach. 

2014 FINAL LEADERBOARD TOP 10

RANK NAME POINTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 EARNINGS
1 64,200 1
3
3
13
2
2
1
5
1
5
$292,500
2 62,200 5
2
2
3
9
1
5
1
3
2
$259,000
3 61,400 3
1
1
2
5
5
9
3
5
1
$281,250
4 60,700 5
3
3
1
1
3
2
5
2
5
$251,750
5 43,600 5
5
5
9
3
3
13
5
3
9
$121,000
6 42,300 3
13
5
3
13
5
5
9
5
5
$116,750
7 40,350 2
5
9
13
5
13
5
5
13
3
$122,500
8 38,850 13
9
13
13
5
5
3
3
5
5
$112,500
9 36,900 5
5
9
INJ
INJ
INJ
13
2
5
3
$94,250
10 32,100 13
5
9
9
5
9
5
13
9
9
$100,250

2014 Qualifiers to Join the World Tour in 2015

  • Silvana Lima (BRA)
  • Coco Ho (HAW)
  • Sage Erickson (USA)
  • Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
  • Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW)
  • Alessa Quizon (HAW)

 

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