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Surfing - 23. September 2010.

Maresia girls international decides title on Thursday in Brazil

MARESIA GIRLS INTERNATIONAL

ASP Women’s 6 STAR and ASP South America Women’s Star 2010

Praia Mole, Florianopolis – Santa Catarina – Brasil

20 - 23 September 2010

Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil (Wednesday, September 22, 2010) – A
big thunderstorm this morning in the Santa Catarina Island almost forced the
Maresia Girls International organizers to call the contest off for the day.
Later on the heavy rain and the wind calmed down allowing for the 1st heat
of round 2 to go to the water. With a fairly good 2-3 foot waves that built
up throughout the day, the 6 heats of round 24 plus the 4 of the round 12
went on.



After qualifying for the quarter finals, the surf star from Santa Catarina,
Jacqueline Silva, is already appearing on the list of six surfers who
qualify for the ASP Women’s World Tour. Also Pauline Ado entered in the
provisory list for the next year.



Both will have to work hard tomorrow on the decisive day at the contest held
in Florianopolis. Pauline Ado will face the Australian Laura Enever and
Jacqueline Silva is on the last heat to meet Diana Cristina who posted the
third best combined score (13.84 pts) of today’s competition on round 3. On
the second heat of the quarter finals, Silvana Lima feces USA’s Sage
Erickson and in the third heat the Hawaiian Coco Ho and Peruvian Anali Gomez
will make a rematch of the last week’s grand final at Bahia.



“This last heat was very tough”, said Jacqueline Silva, after getting a
second place over Bruna Schmitz in a heat won by Coco Ho. ”I was kinda lost
the whole heat; I only got low scores, with not many waves coming through,
but even so I was able to advance in the second place. I think it was a
lucky day for me and everything went right”.



In her first appearance this Wednesday, Jacqueline Silva eliminated two
direct contenders for the World Tour, one was Hawaiian Bethany Hamilton and
the other was the Australian Claire Bevilacqua, who’s now sharing the
ranking’s 5th position with Jacqueline.



Tomorrow, French Pauline Ado faces Australia’s Laura Enever on quarter
finals heat 1. Pauline will have to work hard to stay on the access list for
the next year’s World Tour. She is being threatened by American Sage
Erickson who’s going to face Brazilian Silvana Lima. Hawaiian Alana
Blanchard, another contender for making the 6 women’s surfers list, was
defeated by Silvana Lima and Pauline Ado in the Round 12.



“I’m very happy. The two heats I was in today were very tough, but I was
able to find good waves to go through”, said Pauline Ado. “I didn’t know
that I was into the list of six, it was good to know tough, but tomorrow I
want to keep it cool and just focus on winning the heats. My main goal is to
move upwards in the rankings to go to Hawaii not depending on the results
there”.



Australian Laura Enever, who already won the Pro Junior Title this year, has
practically guaranteed herself in the list to the next year’s ASP Dream Tour
having made it to the quarter finals. She can even become the ranking’s
leader in case of winning the contest in Brazil.



“Yeah, I prefer not to think on this, all I want is to keep winning the
heats. I surfed well today and I want to still surf good tomorrow, without
anything else in mind, but in getting good waves on the heats “, said Laura
Enever.



The Maresia Girls International is an ASP South America sanctioned event,
official sponsor is the Brazilian surf brand MARESIA and organized by
Prefeitura Municipal de Florianopolis, Salva Surf Brasil, Federacao
Catarinense de Surf e Associacao de Surf da Praia Mole. Co sponsor are:
Praia Mole Eco Village, Jamaica Surf Shop, Tent Beach, Aloha Surf Shop,
Overboard, Planeta Surf, Ecologica, Surf Trip, Sumatra, Bahamas Surf Shop,
Bali, New Look Surfwear, Fissura Surf Wear, and Mabuya. Partners: Surf
Magazines Fluir, Surfar and Solto, Portal Waves, Jornal Drop and broadcast
by TV Woohoo.



Check the event live webcast at www.aspsouthamerica.com.br




Jordão Bailo Junior

ASP South America

joao@aspsouthamerica.com.br

Pictures credit: Daniel Smorigo (ASP South America)



About ASP: The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the recognized
world governing body of professional surfing and has been crowning surfing’s
undisputed World Champions since 1976. The ASP

Sanctions and crowns World Champions for the following tours: the ASP World
Tour, the ASP Women’s World Tour, ASP World Junior Tour, ASP World Long
board and Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the
world's best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has
revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts and
other media platforms. The organization is divided into seven different
regions: Africa, Japan, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, and North

America and South America.



QUARTER FINALS:

QF 1: Laura Enever (AUS) x Pauline Ado (FRA)

QF 2: Silvana Lima (BRA) x Sage Erickson (USA)

QF 3: Coco Ho (HAW) x Anali Gomez (PER)

QF 4: Jacqueline Silva (BRA) x Diana Cristina (BRA)



ROUND of 12:

Heat 1: 11.00=Laura Enever (AUS), 10.83=Sage Erickson (USA), 7.67=Gabriela
Leite (BRA)

Heat 2: 12.17=Silvana Lima (BRA), 9.37=Pauline Ado (FRA), 8.10=Alana
Blanchard (HAW)

Heat 3: 10.94=Coco Ho (HAW), 7.64=Jacqueline Silva (BRA), 7.33=Bruna Schmitz
(BRA)

Heat 4: 13.84=Diana Cristina (BRA), 8.06=Anali Gomez (PER), 7.40=Lakey
Peterson (USA)



ROUND of 24:

Heat 1: 1-Laura Enever (AUS), 2-Pauline Ado (FRA), 3-Johanne Defay (FRA),
4-Mizuki Hagiwara (JPN)

Heat 2: 1-Sage Erickson (USA), 2-Silvana Lima (BRA), 3-Tais de Almeida
(BRA), 4-Nikita Robb (ZAF)

Heat 3: 1-Alana Blanchard (HAW), 2-Gabriela Leite (BRA), 3-Sayuri Hashimoto
(JPN), 4-Marina Werneck (BRA)

Heat 4: 1-Jacqueline Silva (BRA), 2-Anali Gomez (PER), 3-Bethany Hamilton
(HAW), 4-Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)

Heat 5: 1-Coco Ho (HAW), 2-Diana Cristina (BRA), 3-Ornella Pellizzari (ARG),
4-Monik Santos (BRA)

Heat 6: 1-Lakey Peterson (USA), 2-Bruna Schmitz (BRA), 3-Cannelle Bullard
(REU), 4-Courtney Conlogue (USA)
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