WSL Championship Kicks Off In Hawaii

November 28, 2017 by

2017 World Surf League Championship Kicks Off In Hawaii

The word’s best in the world of women’s surfing have arrived in Hawaii and are ready to settle the score and contest the final event for the year and of the 2017 World Surf League Championship Tour.  This year’s title contenders are: Sally Fitzgibbons (Australia), Tyler Wright (Australia), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Carissa Moore (HAW) and Stephanie Gilmore (Australia).

The possible title scenarios are:

  • Sally Fitzgibbons, Tyler Wright and Courtney Conlogue are each directly in the running for the title, and winning the event means winning the crown;
  • If Sally Fitzgibbons finishes in the runner-up position, then Tyler Wright or Courtney Conlogue must win the event in order to win the title;
  • In the event that Fitzgibbons ends up in third position, then Wright needs a third and Conlogue at least a runner-up to seal the title deal; and
  • In the unlikely event that Sally Fitzgibbons finishes in 5th position, Wright will need a 5, Conlogue a 3 and Moore and Gilmore each need to finish 1st in order to walk away with the title.

A Smashing Season For Fitzgibbons

Sally Fitzgibbons is no stranger to winning and has had a fantastic season of it so far.  She comes into the event as the leader on the score board after having performed well consistently throughout the season.  Fitzgibbons has made the final once before back in 2015 and needs to finish first in this year’s final in order to clinch the title.

Speaking to the press, Fitzgibbons said that she was feeling very confident with the Jeep leader jersey on her back and that whatever the outcome, it was a fantastic feeling to have elevated herself to this extent in a sport that she enjoys.

Conlogue Hoping To Change Recent History

For Courtney Conlogue it’s truly been a case of always the bridesmaid, never the bride.  Conlogue finished runner-up in both the 2015 as well as the 2016 final events, and has more event wins under belt for the current season than any other surfer.

An event win in Hawaii will secure the title for Conlogue.  An obviously excited Conlogue was quoted as saying that it was a breath of fresh air that there were so many title contenders this year, and that this bode well for the sport in general.

She went on to say that it had been her dream to hold the trophy for the longest time and that this year; she would be doing everything in her power to make that a reality. If you think she is in with a  chance you can place your bets online at Luxbet on her, or any of the other contenders.

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