The Anditi Women’s Pro Final saw two of the event’s underdogs in France’s Johanne Defay and Kiwi Paige Hareb battle it out at Merewether. With the two having to discard of some of the sport’s biggest names on their way to the Final it was always going to be a spectacle.
“I feel so great with this win,” Defay said. “The waves were super tricky today so I had to be really onto where the waves were. I have never won a QS event before so to win the first one of the season is amazing. I have had a few close calls with re-qualifying in the past so this result will mean I can relax a little. I feel really comfortable in Newcastle and always enjoy it, now it is even more special to me.”
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