Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 20, newly-crowned two-time ASP Women's World Champion, defeated Melanie Bartels (HAW), 26, to claim the her second consecutive Billabong Pro Maui in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves on offer at Ho'okipa Beach Park.
Today will mark the final day of the Billabong Pipeline Masters, and 2008 ASP World Tour competition. Clean six to eight foot conditions at Pipeline have prompted event organizers to start the event at 8am.
Three-time ASP World Champion Andy Irons (HAW) has won the Pipeline Masters four out of the last six years and will be chasing event title No. 5 when the Billabong Pipeline Masters Dec. 8-20, 2008 waiting period opens tomorrow.