That’s a wrap on the 2015 Hurley Lowers Pro and the 2015 Swatch Women’s Pro at Lower Trestles. The 10-day events came to a end with two new champions in need of yellow jerseys: Mick Fanning and Carissa Moore.
Mick Fanning surfed against Adriano de Souza in the Finals, and ultimately took both the title and De Souza’s yellow jersey. The win today meant that Fanning would become number one on the World Surf League leaderboard and number one in the world.
It was a close Final though. Fanning and De Souza faced off in some increasingly bumpy conditions. One battled to keep his spot on top, and the other was primed to take it.
By the heat’s midpoint, the 3x World Champion Fanning had comboed de Souza, but the Brazilian answered back with a 9.07 ride. As the minutes ran down though, it wasn’t enough for de Souza to solidify his win and a new champion was crowned.
The Swatch Women’s Pro Finals pitted Bianca Buitendag against Carissa Moore. The 2x World Champion Moore quickly made her presence known the in the water, taking every wave that came her way. Despite Buitendag’s best efforts, she wasn’t able to overtake Moore in the end.
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