With two WCT events under her belt this season, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) took her refined talent to Zippers, edging out current WCT No. 13 Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) in Round 2, Heat 7. Weston-Webb's two-wave total in the heat was 12.63.
WCT rookie Dimity Stoyle (AUS) was on her game from start to finish. Currently ranked No. 8 on the elite Tour, in Round 3, Heat 3 at the Los Cabos Open she notched an excellent 8.73 for the advance. Her two-wave total was 16.16.
Even with an excellent 8.07 on her scorecard, Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) was outdone by Alessa Quizon (HAW) and Silvana Lima (BRA) in a high-scoring Round 4 heat. Van Dijk, who had just recovered from an injury, had a two-wave total of 13.80.
Of the three surfers in Round 4, Heat 2, Nage Melamed (HAW) was the only one without WCT experience. Facing off against Coco Ho (HAW) and Dimity Stoyle (AUS), she wasn't able to get the scores she needed to outdo the elite Tour's athletes. Current No. 6 on the QS, Melamed saw a two-wave total of 10.83.
Laura Enever (AUS) topped two WCT competitors -- Pauline Ado (FRA) and Paige Hareb (NZL) -- along the way to the Semis, but she was ultimately outdone by up-and-comer Brianna Cope (HAW). Enever's two-wave total was 10.10.
Despite standout performances throughout the event, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) was unable to match stellar scores from Coco Ho (HAW) in the Semifinals. Stoyle's two-wave total of 8.77 was no match for Ho's 18.13.
While Cope was having the contest of her life, WCT No. 10 Coco Ho (HAW) built on momentum from the Semis, where she won with 18.13 points. In the Finals, she posted two eight-point scores to take the Title. Her winning, two-wave total was 17.10.