Bethany Hamilton Offered Wildcard Entry into Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles

Bethany Hamilton Offered Wildcard Entry into Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles

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29th August 2015 – Big news today with the World Surf League announcing that Bethany Hamilton has been offered the wild card entry into the upcoming Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles in California.

After having her first baby in June, Bethany was straight back in the water and hungry as ever to dominate the waves. In 2014 Bethany was invited to take part in the Women’s Pipe Invitational in Hawaii where her and Carissa, Tyler and Steph took on the fierce Pipeline break as a feature event in the men’s event.

Bethany is stoked to accept her wildcard position in the WCT event “I have been surfing and competing at Lowers since I was a young girl and love the wave! Looking forward to getting a jersey back on amongst the best!” She said.

“Bethany is one of the most inspiring surfers on the planet,” Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Women’s Commissioner, said. “She’s incredibly powerful and tremendously talented and we’re very happy to announce she’ll compete alongside the world’s best at the upcoming Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles.”

“We’ve been speaking to her since early last season about potentially accepting a wildcard to a Championship Tour event,” Miley-Dyer continued. “However, scheduling hasn’t been in our favor until now and the WSL are very excited to see how she fares at one of the most high-performance waves on the planet.”

Bethany will take on current WSL No. 1 Courtney Conlogue (USA) and Silvana Lima (BRA) in the opening Round of competition.

The Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles will be held from September 9 – 20, 2015 and runs in conjunction with the Hurley Pro at Trestles, event No. 8 on the men’s CT.


Swatch Women’s Pro Round 1 Match-Ups:

Heat 1: Lakey Peterson (USA), Malia Manuel (HAW), Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 2: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 3: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Silvana Lima (BRA), Bethany Hamilton (HAW)
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW), Coco Ho (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Dimity Stoyle (AUS)
Heat 6: Johanne Defay (FRA), Tyler Wright (AUS), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)

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