Carla Herrera Oria was, frankly, unassailable today. Having already comfortably won the single eliminations, she was able to watch the battle play out beneath her as the other riders in the division vied for a chance to take her on for first place.
When Charlotte Carpentier saw off a challenge from Susi Scwarztrauber, it meant that she'd face Carla for the second time in as many days. Charlotte had a good opportunity in this heat, with more points available than there had been yesterday for wave riding, and she sought out some nice sections in amongst the onshore carnage.
Carla was on another level though. She's indisputably the top female strapless freestyler right now, but her wave riding has also advanced in recent months.
Today though she linked technical tricks like front roll board-offs with fluid toeside rides and she won the heat by a substantial 23.6 points. That's a huge margin for a final!