Quarterfinalists were decided yesterday at the Vans US Open of Surfing, stop number 6 of 10 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT), which ran through Round 4 in peaky two-to-three foot waves at Huntington Beach Pier.
Current ASP World No 4 Tyler Wright, was in devastating form against fellow Australian Laura Enever in the latest round.
Wright proved to be the standout of the round, quickly belting an excellent 9.00 for a series of committed turns followed by a clean frontside air for an 8.67. Wright’s efforts left Enever in a combination situation and she secured a convincing quarterfinals berth.
‘Yesterday I didn’t catch a lot of waves and Malia (Manuel) went to town, but even then I still felt confident’, said Wright. ‘I always love surfing against Carissa (Moore) and we always seem to meet up. Generally we’re on the other side of the draw and meet up in the final. She’s a phenomenal surfer and is always kicking my butt. I’m going to go out there and do my thing and hopefully it’ll be entertaining.’
The Vans US Open of Surfing is the third of eight ASP Prime rated Qualification Series (QS) events, and the sixth of 10 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour events on the 2014 calendar, offering crucial points towards surfers’ rankings.