Paige Hareb eliminated from Taranaki pro competition
Local surfing hope Paige Hareb has been knocked out of the Port Taranaki Pro this morning.
In the first heat of the day at Fitzroy Beach, Hareb scored 7.84 while American Tia Blanco came out on top with 12.57, followed by Stephanie Single from Australia on 8.24. The average wave score was 4.78.
Hareb said while she felt good out on the water in what she described as "tricky" conditions, she was "definitely not happy with the result."
"I just couldn't find a good wave," she said.
Three other heats in round five were completed before the competition was put on hold due to poor surf conditions.
Those who have already cemented a place in round six are Coco Ho, Pauline Ado, Maud Le Car, Laura Enever, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Sage Erickson, Mahina Maeda, Justine Dupont, Tessa Thyssen and Bronte Macauley.
Contest director Jared Hancox said the competitors would likely be back in the water for the final two heats of the round after lunch.
Due to the delay, the Port Taranaki Pro will now finish up tomorrow.
- Taranaki Daily News