The women’s fleet in 2015 promises to be the most competitive yet, as we see talent emerging from all four corners of the world to do battle here at Stop 1 of the 2015 Stand UP World Tour.
Izzi Gomez (Starboard) finished the year off dominantly in 2014, with 4 out of 5 wins and securing her first World Title. However right behind her was 2013 World Champion Nicole Pacelli, who is also the 2 time winner of the Turtle Bay Women’s Pro, and feels right at home here on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.
Candice Appleby has long been a standout on Tour, and is one of the most driven athletes, so will be looking to make 2015 her year as she sets her sights on a World Title this year, but she is not alone, as Iballa Moreno (Starboard) from the Canary Islands, Aline Adisaka (New Advance / 27N) from Brazil and the American talent Sophia Bartlow will be looking to make their presence felt in 2015.
However, as with the men, there is a local talent pool to contend with such a Mariko Strickland (Naish), Halie Harrison and Vanina Walsh (Starboard), but also a wealth of new international talent stepping up to do battle in 2015.
Watch out too for the prestigious exhibition heat of the Top 4 from this Turtle Bay Women’s Pro that will go out during the Men’s event at Sunset Beach.
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