Fanning and Moore Claim Hurley Pro and Swatch Women’s Pro

Three-time World Surf League Champion Mick Fanning has claimed the 2015 Hurley Pro at Trestles after squaring off against then-ratings’ leader Adriano de Souza in a hotly-contested Final. On the women’s side, two-time WSL Women’s Champion Carissa Moore bested South African Bianca Buitendag to take the Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles, her third Championship Tour victory of the season, and take the ratings’ lead heading into Europe.
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From the start of the Hurley Pro Final Fanning looked in rhythm and at ease. De Souza was left in need of two good scores to put himself back in the heat after Fanning posted a near-perfect 9.77 for a series of clean and powerful turns, but the Brazilian couldn't find the score however, and it was Fanning who claimed the win. 

Mick Fanning; photo: © WSL / Rowland 

Adriano de Souza; photo: © WSL / Rowland 

Photo: © WSL / Kenny Morris

On the women’s side the Swatch Women’s Pro Final saw Moore take on Buitendag. Each of the surfers opened big – Moore with an 8.00 and Buitendag with a 7.67. The South African delivered big, powerful turns in the pocket but, with nearly half the heat gone, did not have a backup score, leaving in Moore in first place. The middle of the heat saw an exciting exchange but it was the Hawaiian surfer, who kept the pressure on until the heat’s end and claimed victory.

Bianca Buitendag; photo: © WSL / Kenny Morris

Photo: © WSL / Rowland 


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