Women’s Championship Tour 2018 finale is about to start

The final event of the Women’s World Championship Tour 2018 is on hold in preparation for the pumping conditions that are expected for this Monday, 26th.

Australian Stephanie Gilmore vies for a world-record equalling seventh world surfing crown, while the American challenger Lakey Peterson looks to stop her and clinch her first event winning in the main surf category.  

This event is also important for those who want to reach the main division of the sport. To qualify for the women’s Championship Tour next year, current competitors on the CT have to be ranked 10th or better or they must finish 6th or better on the WSL Qualifying Series (QS).

Scenarios

  • If Gilmore finishes with a 3rd place or better at Maui she will win the World Title 2018
  • If Gilmore finishes 5th or worse, Lakey Peterson must win the event to force a surf-off for the World Title 2018
  • In the event of a tie for any World Title at the end of the season, the tied surfers will have a "surf-off" during the final event, with the format being determined by the Commissioner's Office.

Records

If Gilmore wins the World Title 2018 she will tie Layne Beachley for 7x World Champion. This accomplishment will include her in an elite class of only three surfers to earn more than seven World Titles, alongside Beachley (7) and Kelly Slater (11).

Check out the special video that WSL prepared about the title race:

Last opportunity of the year

Wildcards and injury replacements for the upcoming event include:

These athletes will replace Australians Tyler Wright and Keely Andrew as well as the Brazilian Silvana Lima, who have withdrawn due to injuries.

Text written with information by World Surf League
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Gabriela Damaceno

Gabriela is journalist and publisher at Vitamin Sea. She’s a curious, adventurous girl who enjoys visiting new places and being in touch with different cultures. She’s already called Florianópolis, Buenos Aires and now Brisbane home, having visited more than ten countries. She’s passionate about the ocean and living the digital nomad lifestyle.

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