COOLANGATTA, Australia (Monday, Mar. 5, 2007) –The Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Samsung, the first event on the 2007 ASP Women’s World Tour, will crown its champion today, Mar. 5, 2007. The Quarterfinals will kick off at Snapper Rocks at 10am; seven heats of competition remain. The Roxy Pro final is slated to hit the water shortly after 1pm.
Quarterfinal 2 will pit Megan Abubo (HAW) against Carissa Moore (HAW), the 14-year-old wildcard who eliminated seven-time World Champion Layne Beachley in Round 3. Abubo made the Roxy Pro final in 2005.
“I grew up watching Carissa develop as a surfer,” Abubo said. “She’s only 14-years-old and I think she is the most progressed female surfer even at that age. She’s actually very competitive and savvy, she has surfed a lot of heats in her life, even at her young age.”
Quarterfinal 4 will see local favorites Chelsea Hedges (AUS) and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) go head to head.
Gilmore won the event in 2005. Reigning Roxy Pro Champion Melanie Redman-Carr will surf against Silvana Lima (BRA) in Quarterfinal 3.
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Roxy Pro Quarterfinal Match-ups: 1st advances to Semifinals, 2nd is eliminated.
Quarterfinal 1: Amee Donohoe (AUS) vs. Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Quarterfinal 2: Megan Abubo (HAW) vs. Carissa Moore (HAW)
Quarterfinal 3: Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS) vs. Silvana Lima (BRA)
Quarterfinal 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Chelsea Hedges (AUS)