Thursday, March 19, 2015
Updated: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Carissa Moore (HAW) shut down wildcard Zoe Clarke (AUS) with a near-perfect 9.73 in Round 2.
After finishing second in Round 1, Tyler Wright (AUS) returned to form in Round 2 and scored a 9.00.
Lakey Peterson (USA) found her rhythm in Round 2, scoring a 9.17 on her fifth takeoff.
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) grabbed a 9.20 to take the lead in a high-scoring Round 3 heat against Courtney Conlogue (USA) and Nikki Van Dijk (AUS).
Fitzgibbons scored a second ride in the nine-point range for an impressive two-wave total (18.37).
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) used her veteran knowledge of the break to select the best waves. Her know-how paid off with high scores: Her final wave of Round 3 came in at a 9.17.
Moore scored a 9.67 in her Quarterfinals heat against Coco Ho (HAW).
Wright grabbed her second high score ride of the competition -- a 9.00 -- to advance to the Final against Moore.