Women’s Quarterfinalists Decided - Vans US Open of Surfing

Posted: Aug 01,2014 Written by  Vans

Quarterfinalists were decided today during day six of the Vans US Open of Surfing in peaky two-to-three foot waves at Huntington Beach Pier.

Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), 19, matched the best result of her rookie season, besting replacement surfer Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), 20. The rookie pair would engage in a close battle, but The Australian edged out the Hawaiian by a score of 12.90 to 12.50. 

Tyler Wright (AUS), 20, current ASP World No. 4, was in devastating form against fellow Australian Laura Enever (AUS), 22. Wright proved to be the standout of the Round, quickly belting an excellent 9.00 for a series of committed turns followed by a clean frontside air for an 8.67. Wright’s efforts left Enever in a combination situation and she secured a convincing Quarterfinals berth. 

Johanne Defay (FRA), 20, fresh off of a Quarterfinals finish in Fiji, has found her way to the Quarterfinals once again in Huntington Beach. The French standout engaged in a seesaw battle with Kiwi Paige Hareb (NZL), 24, but a 7.77 earned in the back half of the heat for a series of backhand turns proved enough for the win. 

Lakey Peterson (USA), 19, 2012 US Open Champion, continued her affinity with Huntington Beach lineup, sticking to the Pierbowl rights to take a Quarterfinals slot over Dimity Stoyle (AUS), 22, who leaves the competition in equal 9th place. 

Following the completion of Women’s Round 4, Men’s Prime action returned for the non-elimination Round of 24. Winners of the round vault directly to the Round of 16, while second and third are sent to a repechage round. 

Mitch Crews (AUS), 24, put together a full repertoire of carves, snaps and airs on the rights off of Huntington Beach Pier, propelling the Australian up-and-comer to the Round of 16 over fellow Dream Tour campaigner Josh Kerr (AUS), 30,  and past ASP World Junior Champion Maxime Huscenot (FRA), 22.

Jadson Andre (BRA), 24, current No. 28 on the WCT, dominated his Round 3 affair. The small-wave shaman looked lively in the beachbreak conditions, unloading electric combinations on both his forehand and backhand for the round’s high heat total of 17.97 out of 20.

Keanu Asing (HAW), 21, current No. 6 on the ASP QS, contributed to the next generation’s success, earning an excellent 9.00 and backup of 7.73, advancing to the Round of 16.

The Vans US Open of Surfing runs through August 3, 2014 and is webcast LIVE via aspworldtour.com and usopenofsurfing.com

Vans US Open of Surfing Women’s Round 4 Results:

Heat 1: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 12.90 def. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 12.50 

Heat 2: Tyler Wright (AUS) 17.67 def. Laura Enever (AUS) 9.13

Heat 3: Johanne Defay (FRA) 14.10 def. Paige Lareb (NZL) 11.03

Heat 4: Lakey Peterson (USA) 15.44 def. Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 11.83 

Vans US Open of Surfing Women’s Quarterfinal Match-ups:

Quarterfinal 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) vs. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)

Quarterfinal 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)

Quarterfinal 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Johanne Defay (FRA)

Quarterfinal 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Lakey Peterson (USA)

Vans US Open of Surfing Men’s Round 3 Results:

Heat 1: Mitch Crews (AUS) 15.60, Maxime Huscenot (FRA) 14.36, Josh Kerr (AUS) 10.00

Heat 2: Willian Cardoso (BRA) 17.20, Beyrick De Vries (ZAF) 8.93, Tim Reyes (USA) 6.23

Heat 3: Charles Martin (GLP) 11.33, Adam Melling (AUS) 11.06, Jordy Smith (ZAF) 10.83

Heat 4: Keanu Asing (HAW) 16.73, Aritz Aranburu (ESP) 14.27, Bino Lopes (BRA) 9.23

Heat 5: Jadson Andre (BRA) 17.97, Matt Banting (AUS) 13.83, Michael Dunphy (USA) 13.40

Heat 6: Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 14.06, Filipe Toledo (BRA) 13.50, Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 9.50

Heat 7: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 14.77, Brett Simpson (USA) 14.43, Ryan Callinan (AUS) 9.50

Heat 8: Kolohe Andino (USA) 11.60, Garrett Parkes (AUS) 10.27, Peterson Crisanto (BRA) 8.83

Vans US Open of Surfing Men’s Round 4 Match-ups:

Heat 1: Maxime Huscenot (FRA) vs. Tim Reyes (USA)

Heat 2: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Beyrick De Vries (ZAF)

Heat 3: Adam Melling (AUS) vs. Bino Lopes (BRA)

Heat 4: Aritz Aranburu (ESP) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)

Heat 5: Matt Banting (AUS) vs. Kanoa Igarashi (USA)

Heat 6: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Michael Dunphy (USA)

Heat 7: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Peterson Crisanto (BRA) 

Heat 8: Garrett Parkes (AUS) vs. Ryan Callinan (AUS) 

Men’s Pro Junior Quarterfinals Results:

QF 1: Cam Richards (USA) 14.00, Skip McCullough (USA) 12.30, Jake Davis (USA) 12.20, Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 8.57

QF 2: Matt Banting (AUS) 14.53, Luan Wood (BRA) 14.50, Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF) 11.17, Koa Smith (HAW) 7.26

QF 3: Miguel Tudela (PER) 13.00, Yago Dora (BRA) 10.10, Taylor Clark (USA) 7.13, Kevin Schulz (USA) 4.07

QF 4: Joshua Moniz (HAW) 17.23, Nic Hdez (USA) 12.54, Jakey Kelley (USA) 10.84, Jake Halstead (USA) 7.90