Aloha! And did any of you see the surf the gals had in France last night?
Hum its was very cold and chunky junky waves. EIGNOSSE, Les Bourdaines, France (Sunday, May 16, 2010) – Current ASP
Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) was unstoppable as Steph charged to victory at the inaugural Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Swatch Girls Pro taking the title after overcoming Coco Ho (HAW) in the 35-minute final at the main contest site of Les Bourdaines.
The swell remained a solid 4-5ft (1-1.5m) throughout the entire day with a strong onshore wind making conditions again tough for the girls and turning heats into another battle of physical fitness as well as surfing ability.
Gilmore stormed home claiming the Swatch Girls Pro title leading from the opening siren and finishing off with an 8.5 out of a possible 10 with only seconds remaining smashing the long rights on offer at low tide to seal the victory which never looked in doubt.
Coco Ho (HAW) 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour “rookie” of the year has finished off a great week finishing second in the Swatch Girls Pro adding to her runner-up place yesterday in the Swatch Girls Pro Junior to find some confidence leading into the remaining events of the year.
“It is great to come to France and make the podium for both the Pro Junior and the WQS and to surf the final against Stephanie Gilmore, the best surfer at the moment and to be part of all this here.”
“The conditions didn’t go my way to find a good scoring wave and hopefully for the other events left on the tour this will help my confidence to know I can make finals.” Coco is a real joy for the girls to have on tour, as Coco is always up and happy.
Today its winter setting in and after a going to a 6am Yoga session I have to remember what My Grandma taught me to not miss doing ones Yoga. Yoga is so good for all people but if you surf its VERY good! As our bodies tighten up we need to move and keep moving. Great for ones legs too, is riding your bike and cruise around and your hamstrings will be most happy. This photo is of one of our fall days at Palmy.
Any surfers or SUP paddlers interested in starting SUP in Honolulu we have a beautiful used Red/ White 10’6″ Hobie SUP for sale. So if you looking
for a fun SUP to go down wind or riding waves this could be just right for you. Let me know. Kokua! As you might have a friend that wants to
enjoy too! Aloha and a hui hou!
Well I’m bundled up and staying warm