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Fiona Wylde Claims the Sunset Beach Pro Title

After a dramatic and challenging day of competition, Fiona Wylde has been crowned the Women’s Sunset Beach Pro Champion for 2019. In the lead up to the event, Fiona was looking quietly confidant and self assured in the tricky line-up at Sunset Beach, rapidly gaining respect amongst the local community for her approach, positioning and bravado at this powerful North Shore break. This carried on through the event itself, as Fiona calmly worked her way through the rounds to make the final, and put on a performance to remember, picking off the best waves of the heat and surfing them with speed, power and flow.

After two consecutive years of finishing second to multiple times World Champion Izzi Gomez here in Hawaii, (firstly at Turtle Bay and then at Sunset Beach in 2017), Fiona was able to prove that third time was the charm this year at the Sunset Beach Pro presented by Local Motion. While Izzi Gomez has become used to being on the top of the leaderboard, with multiple World Titles to her name, 2nd place is still an incredible achievement for this young talent when you consider the caliber of competition on the APP World Tour these days, as Izzi continues to redefine the boundaries of performance SUP Surfing.

Posting some of the highest single scores of the day, coming into the final, Izzi was certainly the one to watch out for, especially given that she had won here at the last edition of the Sunset Beach Pro back in 2017. She put on a solid performance through the final and put it all on the line for victory, but came in just shy of the score she needed to take the win, having to settle for second.

Aline Adisaka is one of the most friendly characters on tour. However, do not let her smile deceive you - she is a fierce competitor, and that showed over the weekend at Sunset Beach, as she fought her way back from behind in her semi-final heat to edge ahead of an on form Vania Torres to earn her well deserved place in the prestigious women's final. Aline's surfing is looking confidant this year, and her wave lecture sharper than ever. As a result, she will be another character to keep an eye on as we progress through the 2019 season as the Title Race heats up after stop 1 of the APP World Tour.