Justin Quintal, the winningest Duct Taper ever, now firing in the WSL. Pic: Masurel / WSL
Chloe Calmon has been so close to winning a world title a couple of times – now in the box seat for 2019. Pic: Masurel / WSL
France’s Edouard Delpero in the Semi. Pic: Masurel / WSL
1 September 19
While we haven’t had a press release come through from the WSL for the final day as yet (the event finished a few hours ago), checking through the score sheets on the WSL website, the Women’s Final was a replay of the first leg at Noosa, with Brazil’s Chloe Calmon winning fairly comfortably from Hawaiian Honolua Blomfield (see the screen grab).
The Men’s saw the seemingly unstoppable Floridian Justin Quintal take down France’s Edouard Delpero in the Semi, and then the Final from Hawaiian veteran charger and stylist Kai Sallas. And that’s Justin’s second win from the two events of 2019 so far, having also won Noosa.
Hopefully we’ll get a full WSL press release and photos soon and be able to post a full wrap.
Meanwhile here’s what Tour Director Devon Howard had to see before today’s Semi Finals, and it’s pretty much as it panned out:
"We have an increase in swell from yesterday and less heats so we were able to be more discerning with our run time today," Devon Howard, Longboard Tour director said. "We’ll be finishing our Semis and Final in the preferred high tides of Pantin, it’s a light onshore but we expect to have great scoring opportunities today. We’re excited to conclude a really great week of surfing. All eyes are going to be on Chloe Calmon and Justin Quintal because if they were to take this event they would strengthen their number one spot in the World Title race midway through the year. But they are going to have some serious competition in the Semifinals today, everybody from the competitor area to the fans on the beach is really excited to see this showdown."