Stephanie Gilmore wins the Cascais Women's Pro 2014

October 6, 2014 | Surfing
Steph Gilmore: eyeing the flats | Photo: ASP/Laurent Masurel

Stephanie Gilmore defeated Sally Fitzgibbons to claim the Cascais Women's Pro 2014, in Portugal.

The ASP Women's World Championship Tour is down to the wire. With one lap to go, only Gilmore, Fitzgibbons and Tyler Wright remain in contention for the 2014 surfing crown. The Target Maui Pro will decide who will taste the champagne.

But Gilmore has moved to number one on the rankings, and adds a third season victory to the travel bag, after the Gold Coast and Trestles.

"I can't believe I won this event. I was struggling in these waves, but I managed to find two pretty decent scoring rides. Sally was super tough to beat, and that was a really hard one, it's so crazy, I'm so happy I won!" expressed Stephanie Gilmore.

"I've had such an incredible time here in Portugal, Cascais, it's such a beautiful town and I think when you feel happy in the place that you are you always seem to get a good result."

Tyler Wright finished the Cascais Women's Pro 2014 in equal third place. By defeating Johanne Defay in the quarterfinals, Wright ended Gilmore's chances of becoming the world champion in Portugal.

Target Maui Pro is the final stop on the ASP Women's World Championship Tour 2014, and it will be surfed between November 22nd and December 6th.

Cascais Women's Pro Final 2014 | Final

Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 15.36 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 14.44

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