Girls Gone Wild
Stephanie Gilmore wasn’t the only one making big headlines in the women’s realm this year. Young Hawaiians made their fair share of groundbreaking noise as well. High school pals Carissa Moore (she became the youngest winner at the Vans Triple Crown) and Coco Ho (who posted big scores throughout the year) both joined the World Tour ranks. Meanwhile, fourteen-year-olds Malia Manual and Tyler Wright made big headlines respectively. Malia won top honors at the U.S. Open (in a revolutionary teenage final with Ho); and Tyler Wright made history as the youngest girl to win a tour event as a wildcard (at the Beachley Classic in Australia).
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