2013 Women’s Tour Qualifiers Decided

Bianca Buitendag Wins Final WQS event, Qualifies for ASP Tour

Bianca Buitendag, 2013 World Tour rookie. Photo: Masters

The final ASP Women’s Qualifying Series event wrapped up in the Azores yesterday, capping off the 10-event WQS season and deciding the six surfers moving on to the 2013 World Tour.

Winning the 6-Star SATA Airlines Azores Pro, South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag earned herself a slot on next year’s Tour. The 18-year-old will be the only rookie going into the 2013 season. Here’s the roster for the 2013 season:

2013 ASP Women’s World Tour
1. Stephanie Gilmore
2. Sally Fitzgibbons
3. Carissa Moore
4. Tyler Wright
5. Courtney Conlogue
6. Malia Manuel
7. Lakey Peterson
8. Laura Enever
9. Coco Ho
10. Paige Hareb
—-[Qualifying via the WQS]—–
11. Sage Erickson
12. Bianca Buitendag *2013 World Tour Rookie
13. Pauline Ado
14. Rebecca Woods
15. Alana Blanchard *back on Tour after a year on the WQS
16. Sofia Mulanovich
17. Wildcard TDB

(Falling off the Tour: Sarah Mason, Silvana Lima, Justine Dupont, Jacqueline Silva)