Carissa Moore hasn’t won an event yet this year. Neither has Stephanie Gilmore.
We’re three events into the 2016 WSL season and both versions of the best female surfer in the world have yet to make a final. Carissa has found a pattern in her results with 3, 3, 3. And Steph has also found a pattern with 5, 5, 5. Meanwhile, Courtney Conlogue has made two finals this year and Tyler Wright has won two events. Maybe it’s time we update that whole “best female surfer in the world” thing.
Today, it was certainly Tyler. She looked unbeatable. Mostly because she was — her 18.67 heat total in the final can testify to that. Last week, we described 2016 as the most interesting year of WSL competition in recent memory. We were talking about the men’s side of things when we said it, but today clarified that it crossed borders.
Speaking of men, we saw them surf Rounds 4 and 5 today. And we saw Matt Wilkinson get knocked out for the first time this year. And Julian Wilson win what felt like his first heat of the year. And Kolohe Andino wearing the fastest sunglasses the CT has even seen. The interesting theme stays alive.
Tomorrow will be the morning of the finals. And with a little bit of luck, we’ll see some heats at The Box.