KIM WOOLDRIDGE, ROXY PRO. PHOTO: JOLI.
The women's events at Sunset will be all the more weighty due to the fact that they will be the final
contests of the season for both the WQS and WCT. This means that not only do the WQS women
nipping at the heels of the WCT elite get to boost their year-end point tallies, but the woman with the
highest year-end WQS ratings points will get to join the top 11 women competing at the WCT level
in the Quiksilver Roxy Pro.
It is fitting that both tours will end at Sunset Beach, which has offered some of women's surfing's most dramatic moments over the years. In 1993, for instance, Australia's Pauline Menczer overcame her rheumatoid arthritis for a day to seal her first world title during the season finale there. And with such big-wave standouts as Beachley, three-time World Champ Lisa Andersen and Kauai's Rochelle Ballard, this year's women's G-Shock Triple Crown will undoubtedly make people wonder why they didn't have one sooner.
JADE WRIGHT, SUNSET BEACH. PHOTO: JOHN BILDERBACK.
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