Day six down at Manly for the Australian Open of Surfing and its been all about the girls today. Conditions in the ocean have been only just acceptable with the swell hovering around the 1 foot mark. Never the less, everyone gave it their all and a good crowd (considering its a thursday) turned out to help them along,
Of note so far today, number two seed Sage Erickson went out in her heat, despite only needing a 4.6 to proceed through, she just couldn’t get a break with the minimal waves peetering out after only 1 or two turns. Wild card entry Holly Sue Coffey also failed to make it through despite scoring well in what was one of the highest scoring heats of the day. The next round also saw more local eliminations with Sally Fitzgibbons, Laura Enever, junior champion Ellie-Jean Coffey and Phillipa Anderson all going out.
Top seed and favourite Carissa Moore cruised through to round 5 with the highest scrore of the heat.
The junior finals also took place today with Australians Ellie-Jean Coffey and Jacob Willcox taking the winning purse and world championship points.