You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Aussie knocks Gilmore out in Maui

AAP logoAAP 3/12/2016

Six-time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore has been dumped out of the season-ending Maui Pro in the fourth round.

After eight consecutive lay days, Gilmore was beaten by fellow Australian Keely Andrew in a convincing display, Andrew posting the highest wave score of the day with 8.83.

In comparison, Gilmore could only muster a 7.77 - not enough to see her into the quarter-finals.

Andrew will be joined in the final eight by world champion Tyler Wright, whose scores of 7.00 and 8.00 were enough to eliminate local Brissa Hennessy, after the pair were both beaten in the non-elimination third round.

Wright's third-round defeat was just the 10th time she had been beaten in 45 heats this year.

She'll take on another local in Tatiana Watson-Webb in the quarter-finals, while Andrew faces Coco Ho.

Australian Laura Enever's 2017 world series hopes are hanging by a thread.

After being knocked out in the second round, she will fail to qualify for next year's top tier if South African Bianca Buitendag goes on to win the Maui event.

Buitendag on Friday won through to the quarter-finals, after defeating the USA's Lakey Peterson in the fourth round.

She'll take on second-ranked Courtney Conlogue when surfing resumes, while organisers have until Monday to complete the event.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon