Steph Gilmour on her way to the start of heat 5 in Round 2

Back to Snapper Rocks this morning. I wasn’t sure whether I would get there today as I only had a few hours available. Glad I went though as I got some good shots of the women’s event, Round 2 of the Roxy Pro.

Our local 5 times World Champion Stephanie Gilmore was in heat 5 which I just managed to squeeze in before I had to leave. She safely got through to the next round against Nikki Van Dijk, also from Australia.

I see from today’s results that she is through to the quarter finals against Courtney Conlogue, who surfed particularly well in her heat of Round 2.

The weather was kinder today with only a hint of a shower while I was there. The surf was getting better too, particularly as the tide started to go out…damn, just when I had to leave!