DAY 2 OF PAUL MITCHELL SUPERGIRL PRO: THE BIGGEST NAMES IN WSL SURFING HIT THE WAVES ON DAY TWO OF THE PAUL MITCHELL SUPERGIRL PRO, NARROWING THE FIELD TO JUST 16

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Carrisa Moore on Day 2 of the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro. Photo by Kurt Steinmetz

THE BIGGEST NAMES IN WSL SURFING HIT THE WAVES ON DAY TWO OF 

THE PAUL MITCHELL SUPERGIRL PRO, NARROWING THE FIELD TO JUST 16

Supergirl Podium Veterans Sage Erickson, Coco Ho, and Malia Manual Make the Round of 16, Alongside Carissa Moore, Laura Enever, Silvana Lima, Meah Collins, Caroline Marks, and More

 

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (July 23, 2016) – The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro — the largest all-women’s surf contest in the world and the only WSL Women’s QS6000 event in the continental U.S. — wrapped day two in front of packed crowds at the Oceanside Pier as Supergirl Pro veterans battled with newcomers to earn a coveted spot in Sunday’s Round of 16. Fourteen of 17 competitors from the Women’s Championship Tour (CT) contested some of the best QS standouts in three-to-four foot wave conditions.

Two-time Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro champion Sage Erickson (USA) began her campaign to claim her third title and a chance to earn the most #1 spots in the event’s nine-year history this morning in Round Five with a heat victory and an 8.10. Coco Ho (HAW), who also won two previous Supergirl pink capes, advanced to Sunday’s heats to join Erickson in vying for a shot at a historic third championship.

Sage Erickson - Photo by Kurt Steinmetz
Sage Erickson – Photo by Kurt Steinmetz

Advancing into the Round of 16 with a runner-up performance in her second heat of the day, Erickson feels right at home and ready for tomorrow’s challenges. Her presence is recognized from anywhere on the beach, as all the young and aspiring surfer girls surround her as she leaves the water. “The camaraderie at this event is so great,” Erickson said. “I keep asking myself what the winning formula is for having success here in the past and can’t really attribute to anything else but my family and friends here supporting me. It’s the most amazing feeling to have that support coming from all the younger girls and its an opportunity for us to step up and be role models for the younger girls who come out to watch.”

Topping Erickson in her second heat win of the day, Meah Collins (USA) broke new ground in her Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro and QS career by advancing into Round Seven. The Huntington Beach, Calif. native is finding more and more success on the QS this year at the young age of 16. Still plenty of time to gain the vital experience needed to become a full-time professional surfer, Collins is relishing the opportunity to be in tomorrow’s final day of action.

“I’m so ecstatic right now,” Collins said. “I’ve never done well in this contest, just never putting together the performance I needed, so to make it the farthest I have in any QS event is so great. I’m so in awe of surfing against these girls and just want to keep progressing so I can surf against even more of the top pros.”

Making her third consecutive appearance at the contest, 14-year-old phenom Caroline Marks (USA), from Melbourne, FL, also earned a spot in the final 16 for the very first time. Marks held her own against CT powerhouses in today’s heats and ultimately advancing alongside WCT #3-ranked Carissa Moore (HAW) in Saturday’s Round of 24.

“I’m super stoked to make the Round of 16 and really humbled to have moved on against so many great surfers,” Marks noted. “I’m really hungry and really excited for tomorrow. This weekend so far has been great, the waves have been so much fun and Supergirl is just such a cool event. It’s not just a surf contest. There’s a skate contest, and music… there are so many things to experience.”

The free event comes to a close tomorrow and will feature live performances on the Supergirl stage with concerts by multi-platinum artist Daya, Olivia Holt, and Alexi Blue, plus the new Supergirl Leadership Summit, meet-and-greets with top pros, Supergirl Skate Pro skateboarding presented by Active Ride Shop, a Celebrity Surf Contest, a beer garden, and complimentary hair styling by Paul Mitchell in their on-site style salon.

SUNDAY CONTEST AND EVENT SCHEDULE

8:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.                Round of 16 Surf Heats

12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.                        Supergirl Leadership Summit

1:15 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.                   Surf Semi-finals

2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.                           Celebrity Surf Invitational

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.                   Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Surfing Finals

3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                           Supergirl Concert Series: Olivia Holt 

3:35 p.m. – 4 p.m.                           Supergirl Pro Awards Ceremony

4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.                           Supergirl Concert Series: Alexi Blue

5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.                           Supergirl Concert Series: Daya

 

Sunday’s Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Women’s QS6000 Round of 16 Matchups:

Heat 1: Maud Le Car (FRA) vs. Sage Erickson (USA)

Heat 2: Meah Collins (USA) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)

Heat 3: Macy Callaghan (AUS) vs. Mahina Maeda (HAW)

Heat 4: Malia Manuel (HAW) vs. Dominic Barona (ECU)

Heat 5: Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Caroline Marks (USA)

Heat 6: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Holly Wawn (AUS)

Heat 7: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) vs. Zoe McDougall (HAW)

Heat 8: Coco Ho (HAW) vs. Bronte Macaulay (HAW)

 

For more detailed information on the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro, please visit www.supergirlpro.com.

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Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Women’s QS6000 Round Six Results:

Heat 1: Maud Le Car (FRA) 11.17, Laura Enever (AUS) 9.90, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 7.67

Heat 2: Meah Collins (USA) 10.00, Sage Erickson (USA) 8.77, Paige Hareb (NZL) 8.73

Heat 3: Macy Callaghan (AUS) 10.83, Dominic Barona (ECU) 7.76, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 5.70

Heat 4: Malia Manuel (HAW) 12.64, Mahina Maeda (HAW) 8.03, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 0.00

Heat 5: Silvana Lima (BRA) 16.17, Holly Wawn (AUS) 8.06, Mikaela Greene (AUS) 7.03

Heat 6: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.87, Caroline Marks (USA) 8.60, Nao Omura (JPN) 0.00

Heat 7: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 12.34, Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 7.27, Justine Dupont (FRA) 5.67

Heat 8: Coco Ho (HAW) 11.40, Zoe McDougall (HAW) 6.66, Georgia Fish (AUS) 6.47

 

 

 

Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Women’s QS6000 Round Five Results:

Heat 1: Laura Enever (AUS) 11.40, Paige Hareb (NZL) 10.17, Stephanie Single (AUS) 8.06, Brianna Cope (HAW) 6.74; Heat 2: Sage Erickson (USA) 14.93, Maud Le Car (FRA) 12.24, Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.87, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 11.77; Heat 3: Meah Collins (USA) 11.87, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 10.34, Lakey Peterson (USA) 8.83, Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 8.80; Heat 4: Macy Callaghan (AUS) 12.16, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 10.43, Melanie Giunta (PER) 7.20, Anastasia Ashley (USA) 6.00; Heat 5: Dominic Barona (ECU) 11.20, Malia Manuel (HAW) 10.70, Codie Klein (AUS) 8.13, Ariane Ochoa (EUK) 7.04; Heat 6: Mahina Maeda (HAW) 12.03, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 10.24, Isabella Nichols (AUS) 10.17, Ellie Brooks (AUS) 7.40; Heat 7: Silvana Lima (BRA) 10.53, Nao Omura (JPN) 10.07, Frankie Harrer (DEU) 8.97, Keely Andrew (AUS) 8.94; Heat 8: Caroline Marks (USA) 14.67, Holly Wawn (AUS) 7.23, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 4.67, Tessa Thyssen (BLM) 4.54; Heat 9: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.94, Mikaela Greene (AUS) 11.93, Sophie McCollouch (AUS) 9.93, Tia Blanco (USA) 8.00; Heat 10: Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 12.33, Coco Ho (HAW) 11.10, Brisa Hennessy (HAW) 10.07, Gabriela Bryan (HAW) 6.80; Heat 11: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 11.60, Zoe McDougall (HAW) 11.36, Philippa Anderson (AUS) 10.40, Rubie Reents (AUS) 6.20; Heat 12: Georgia Fish (AUS) 10.50, Justine Dupont (FRA) 8.87, Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 7.33, Ellie-Jean Coffey (AUS) 4.97

 

Remaining Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Women’s QS6000 Round Four Results:

Heat 9: Sophie McColloch (AUS) 9.17, Gabriela Bryan (HAW) 7.60, Anali Gomez (PER) 7.16, Kahanu Delovio (HAW) 6.63; Heat 10: Brisa Hennessy (HAW) 12.90, Mikaela Greene (AUS) 12.50, Chelsea Roett (BRB) 10.46, Ella Williams (NZL) 8.30; Heat 11: Zoe McDougall (HAW) 10.93, Ellie-Jean Coffey (AUS) 8.43, Lucia Martino (ESP) 8.13, Reika Noro (JPN) 5.33; Heat 12: Georgia Fish (AUS) 10.00, Rubie Reents (AUS) 6.17, Camilla Kemp (PRT) 5.80, Tanika Hoffman (ZAF) 3.56

 

About ASA Entertainment:
Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment Group, LLC is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global.  ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, freestyle motocross, snowboarding, skiing, surfing and music, are broadcast domestically on eight networks (including CBS and FOX Sports), and distributed to more than 700 million HH globally via 30 international broadcast partners. ASA’s productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the ASA Action Sports World Tour, the World Championships of Freestyle Motocross, The Supergirl Pro Series and the ASA Big-Air Triples to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions, school programs and mobile tours. After 21 years as a leader in action sports, ASA Entertainment regularly connects brands to consumers through its platform of premium action sports and lifestyle content.  For more information, visit ASAentertainment.com.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

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DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

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About the World Surf League:
The World Surf League (WSL) organizes the annual tour of professional surf competitions and broadcasts each event live at WorldSurfLeague.com where you can experience the athleticism, drama and adventure of competitive surfing — anywhere and anytime it’s on. The WSL sanctions and operates the following tours: the Junior Tour, Longboard Tour, the Qualifying Series (QS), the Big Wave Tour and the crown jewel of the sport, the WSL Championship Tour (CT) which determines the sport’s undisputed world champions. The organization is headquartered in Santa Monica, California with Commercial Offices in New York. The offices are supported by regional centers in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America and South America.

 

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