Industry News 7/1/2015

B$Z: World of X Games Presents WSL Surfing Stop No. 5 Fiji Pro

Tune into World of X Games this Saturday, July 4 for the WSL Surfing Stop No. 5 Fiji Pro show at 2 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on ABC

The World Surf League (WSL) returns to World of X Games this Saturday for the fifth stop on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour (CT) at the world class left reef pass and one of the most challenging waves in the world, Cloudbreak.
This weekend’s show includes plenty of upsets and perfect scores on the men’s side with showdowns between Quiksilver Pro Saquarema runner-up Jeremy Flores in a thrilling semifinals battle against Australia’s Owen Wright and a flawless finals heat which included several perfect 10’s.
The women’s competition saw fierce battles within a stacked field of athletes including Sally Fitzgibbons; current world no. 4 ranked Lakey Peterson and two-time world champion and current leader of the CT Carissa Moore. Despite heavy conditions at Cloudbreak during the final round and an injured eardrum, Fitzgibbons posted two nine-point rides against current world no. 6 Bianca Buitendag.

Sally Fitzgibbons in the finals at Cloudbreak during the Fiji Women’s Pro. Photo Credit: WSL/Kirstin

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