Advances to Round of 48 at Pantin Classic Galicia Pro
Sundance Beach Pioneer Demi Boelsterli continued her march towards ASP World Tour qualification with another solid performance on Day 1 of the ASP 6-Star Pantin Classic Galicia Pro in Spain yesterday.
Demi won both of her Round of 72 and Round of 60 heats convincingly to advance to the “Money Rounds”. With heat scores 4 and 5 points higher than her nearest competitor, Demi is showing that she is a force to be reckoned with on tour.
The powerful regular foot used her first heat to gain more knowledge about the break, and used that knowledge to score higher in her second heat. “I kind of had the place more dialed in on that heat than this morning, and it was fun,” Boelsterli stated. “I got two that lined up and hit that little inside reform and it let me go at it. It’s my first time here in Pantin and I just love it, it’s beautiful. I wasn’t really happy with my result in France so I want to go further for sure. My boards are working great and suit these waves really well so I’m having a lot of fun!” – Courtesy ASPWorldTour.com
Her strong results at the last two 6-Star events have allowed Demi to move up in the Top 50 on the ASP World Ranking, and another strong result in Spain could see her ranked in the Top 25 or higher! Whatever her result, it’s clear that she belongs in the upper echelon of women’s professional surfing.
Watch Demi LIVE tonight at 12:30am PST as Day 3 of the Pantin Classic Galicia Pro continues.
PANTIN CLASSIC GALICIA PRO WOMEN’S ROUND OF 60 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Maria Abecasis (PRT) 9.74, Ornella Pellizzari (ARG) 9.44, Brianna Cope (HAW) 8.07
Heat 2: Anne-Cecile Le Tallec (FRA) 10.50, Ella Williams (NZL) 9.20, Fiona Casey (AUS) 7.17
Heat 3: Demi Boelsterli (USA) 13.03, Carina Duarte (PRT) 9.27, Erica Franco (ESP) 8.57, Wes Noble (GBR) 1.57
Heat 4: Reika Noro (JPN) 8.84, Tessa Thyssen (GLP) 6.87, Rina Kitazawa (JPN) 5.40, Minami Takechi (JPN) 4.27
Heat 5: Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 13.00, Stephanie Single (AUS) 12.23, Holly-Sue Coffey (AUS) 10.83, Leticia Canales Bilbao (EUK) 9.10
Heat 6: Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 15.00, Tanika Hoffman (ZAF) 8.47, Faye Zoetmulder (ZAF) 7.32, Shelby Detmers (USA) 6.70
PANTIN CLASSIC GALICIA PRO WOMEN’S ROUND OF 72 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Brianna Cope (HAW) 13.54, Fiona Casey (AUS) 9.83, Isabel Gundin (ESP) 5.77
Heat 2: Ella Williams (NZL) 10.60, Maria Abecasis (PRT) 8.84, Nikki Viesins (USA) 7.90, Monik Santos (BRA) 5.23
Heat 3: Demi Boelsterli (USA) 11.27, Tessa Thyssen (GLP) 8.93, Camille Davila (FRA) 7.73, Asako Mizuno (JPN) 6.17
Heat 4: Reika Noro (JPN) 10.60, Erica Franco (ESP) 6.94, Rosanny Alvarez (VEN) 6.67, Kloee Openshaw (USA) 3.44
Heat 5: Leticia Canales Bilbao (EUK) 12.70, Tanika Hoffman (ZAF) 8.50, Keshia Seelow-Eyre (PRT) 7.84, Crystal Vail (AUS) 7.00
Heat 6: Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 12.67, Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 9.26, Tia Blanco (USA) 8.80, Lucia Martino (ESP) 8.17
All photos courtesy ASP Imagery.