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“I Don’t Want To Say Schizophrenic But We Saw A Plethora Of Different Scenarios To The Wave Out Here”

Rio Waida, Teresa Bonvalot, Harrison Roach & Honolua Bloomfield win Manly.

news // May 24, 2022
Words by Ethan Davis
Reading Time: 2 minutes

After seven days of competition, it finished.

On the men’s side Rio Waida, the Indonesian Olympian, forthcoming G-Land wildcard and most recent SEOTY entrant took down Ry Cal in the final with a series of lightning fast backside whacks. His 9.5? A tad generous given the fall on the finish, but still, speedy, powerful surfing on a soupy rip bowl isn’t easy. He made it look so. 

On the women’s side, Portuguese Olympian Teresa Bonvalot edged out co-star of the Stab x Coopers ‘Long Road Home’, Nikki Van Dijk in a slow final. Kudos to both women now ranked #3 and #2 respectively after the Aus leg. They will be heading to Durban for stop #3 within the CT qualification cutline.

In the log div, Harrison Roach, Mysterious Affairer and fellow ‘Long Road Home’ cast member to Nikki rinsed Ben Skinner, while Honolua Bloomfield narrowly pipped Chloe Calmon.

Personal highlight was Kaipo’s summary of the event in the post-event briefing alongside Shannon Hughes and Richie Lovett where he uttered, “I don’t want to say schizophrenic but we saw a plethora of different scenarios when it came to the wave out here”. 

Christ.

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Women’s Challenger Series  Results 

Semifinals 
HEAT 1: Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 13.07 DEF. Keala Tomoda-Bannert (HAW) 12.74
HEAT 2: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 14.37 DEF. Sophie McCulloch (AUS) 12.77

Final
HEAT 1: Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 15.83 DEF. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.13

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Men’s Challenger Series  Results 

Quarterfinals 
HEAT 1: Rio Waida (IDN) 14.83 DEF. Brodi Sale (HAW) 12.70
HEAT 2: Jett Schilling (USA) 15.93 DEF. Kade Matson (USA) 9.67
HEAT 3: Ryan Callinan (AUS) 18.23 DEF. Imaikalani deVault (HAW) 17.07
HEAT 4: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) 13.13 DEF. Deivid Silva (BRA) 11.40

Semifinals 
HEAT 1: Rio Waida (IDN) 13.50 DEF. Jett Schilling (USA) 8.50
HEAT 2: Ryan Callinan (AUS) 16.34 DEF. Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) 9.23

Final 
HEAT 1: Rio Waida (IDN) 17.73 DEF. Ryan Callinan (AUS) 15.70

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Women’s Longboard  Results 

Semifinals 
HEAT 1: Chloe Calmon (BRA) 13.60 DEF. Tully White (AUS) 12.00
HEAT 2: Honolua Blomfield (HAW) 13.37 DEF. Soleil Errico (USA) 12.90

Final
HEAT 1:Honolua Blomfield (HAW) 12.87 DEF.  Chloe Calmon (BRA) 12.06
GWM Sydney Surf Pro Men’s Longboard  Results 

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Men’s Longboard  Results 

Semifinals 

HEAT 1: Ben Skinner (GBR) 17.70 DEF. Kaniela Stewart (HAW) 16.73
HEAT 2: Harrison Roach (AUS) 15.50 DEF. Declan Wyton (AUS) 13.57

Finals
HEAT 1:Harrison Roach (AUS) 16.50 DEF. Ben Skinner (GBR) 13.67

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