BRAZIL- The ASP 2014 World tour released their new rankings yesterday. Among the top leaders in the women’s championship tour include Hawaii’s Carissa Moore, followed closely by local girl Malia Manuel.
Moore, the back-to-back Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach champion, ranks number one in the newest women’s rankings. The 21-year old took first place in two out of the last four events and also a second and third place finish in the other two. Despite the second place rank in Rio Women’s Pro, Moore is on top of the rankings going into the Fiji Women’s Pro next week.
Another girl in the world tour rankings include Kauai native Malia Manuel. Ranking sixth in the ASP 2014 World tour, Manuel has seven 2014 heat wins under her belt, averaging 11.54 per heat. The former ASP Rookie of the Year ranks in the top ten of the tour rankings with another local girl right behind her.
The last local girl in the top ten of the ASP 2014 World tour is Coco Ho. The Honolulu native is tied for eighth with USA’s Courtney Conlogue. Ho has five 2014 heat wins so far with an average score of 12.24.
Other local girls in the tour include Alessa Quizon at 12, Alana Blanchard at 17 and Tatiana Weston-Webb at 18. Quizon is tied for 12th place with France’s Pauline Ado and Australia’s Nikki Van Dijk.
On the men’s side, North Shore native John John Florence looks to make a splash in the upcoming Fiji Pro. The 21-year old is ranked 15 in the latest rankings, averaging a score of 13.24 per heat and six heat wins so far.
The other surfers representing Hawaii include Sebastian Zietz and Freddy Patacchia Jr. Zietz, the Kilauea native, averages 11.22 per heat and five heat wins so far in 2014. He is tied with Australia’s Owen Wright and USA’s C.J. Hobgood for 16th.
Patacchia Jr., the Haleiwa native, has four heat wins so far and averages a score of 12.55. His performance has him ranked at 19 in the ASP World tour rankings.
The next event on the ASP 2014 World tour is the Fiji Pro and the Fiji Women’s Pro next week. For more information, go to www.aspwrldtour.com