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13 Year Old Savannah Stone Takes First WQS Win in Tahiti

Nick Ricca · March 19, 2017, 8:24 AM HST (Updated March 19, 2017, 8:25 AM) · 7 Comments
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Savanna and the other finalists. Photo: WSL/Rolland

Savanna Stone, 13, of Maui, just won the first professional event of her career at the Papara Pro, a WQS 1000 in Tahiti. She overtook Vahine Fierro in the final with a combined heat total of 12.20 that just edged out Fiero’s 11.70.

With turns like this it’s no surprise Savanna took first. Photo: WSL/Rolland

“This is my second year here at Papara and the wave is super fun,” said Stone in an interview with the WSL. “I feel really good about the win. I was competing against my friend, and of course, it’s always hard to compete against your friend, but it was super fun and I’m super stoked.”

The nail in the coffin. Photo: WSL/Rolland

Maui’s Summer Macedo was also in the event, and made it to the semifinals of the Junior Women’s division. The next event of the WSL Hawaiʻi/Tahiti Nui region is the Women’s Pipe Pro QS 1,000 and Men’s Pipe Pro Junior on Oahu’s North Shore. For more information visit www.worldsurfleague.com.

PAPARA PRO VAHINE OPEN WOMEN’S RESULTS
1st – Savanna Stone, 12.20
2nd – Vahine Fierro (PYF), 11.70
Semifinal – 1st advances, 2nd = 3rd place
SF1: Vahine Fierro (PYF), Tessa Thyssen (BLM)
SF2: Savanna Stone, Kelta O’Rourke

PAPARA PRO VAHINE JUNIOR WOMEN’S RESULTS
1st – Vahine Fierro (PYF), 15.60
2nd – Leila Riccobuano, 11.83
Semifinal – 1st advances, 2nd = 3rd place
SF1: Leila Riccobuano, Zoe McDougall
SF2: Vahine Fierro (PYF), Summer Macedo
Nick Ricca
Nick is a surf photographer, filmmaker, and writer from Maui. He is a contributor to Freesurf Magazine.

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