PIPELINE, Oahu (HawaiiNewsNow) - For the first time in history, the Vans Women's Triple Crown of Surfing culminated at Pipeline Wednesday, with reigning four-time ASP Women's World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), and 2011 ASP Women's World Tour qualifiers Tyler Wright (AUS), and Alana Blanchard (HAW), battling it out in classic Pipeline conditions.
When the dust settled, it was Gilmore who navigated the treacherous conditions to earn her third Vans Triple Crown title by winning the Vans Duel for the Jewel at Backdoor Pipeline. She won $10,000 and a Nixon watch.
1) Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 14.50
2) Tyler Wright (AUS) 7.50
3) Coco Ho (HAW) 6.86
4) Alana Blanchard (HAW) 1.50