Courtney Conlogue, USA has won The Rip Curl Pro – Women’s Bells Beach Classic after defeating Stephanie Gilmour – Australia in four – six foot surf, 1 – 2 metre conditions yesterday at Bells Beach in Victoria, Australia. The third stop of the Women’s World Surf League Championship Tour.
The crowd at Bells Beach witnessed Conlogue ring the coveted Bell for the second time after her dominance throughout yesterday’s final series. The Californian unleashed her aggressive power surfing style to take down a stacked field of competitors which included six time World Surf League champion Stephanie Gilmour. Reigning World Surf League champion Tyler Wright, Australia and three time World Surf League champion Carissa Moore from Hawaii.
Stephanie Gilmour currently sits on top of the ratings and holds the Women’s World Surf League 2017 leader – board jersey after event 3 The Rip Curl Pro from Victoria, Australia. No doubt Conlogue, Wright and Moore will be hot on her heels as they try to wrestle this years world title from Gilmour’s grasp.
The men’s Rip Curl Pro round 4 continues this week, with Filipe Toledo – Brazil one of the event’s current standout performers. The event organisers will keep a watch on new swell patterns at Bells Beach and have there eyes on a predicted swell for later this week.
To catch all of the Men’s Rip Curl Pro action tune into World Surf League for event updates and highlights from Bells Beach in Victoria, Australia.