PHILLIP Island surfer Sophie Fletcher tasted success, capturing the biggest win of her career with victory at the first ever Mandurah Pro.
Fletcher was able to gain the upper hand against Western Australia surfer Emma Cattlin thanks to a decent 6.00 wave score for a series of strong backhand snaps.
Cattlin never gave up and, despite her best efforts, just 0.15 separated the two when the final siren sounded.
“This is my best result ever, and I couldn’t be happier,” Fletcher said.
“The waves have really turned it on, this is my first time to Mandurah and I’ll have fond memories of this place forever now.”.
The Mandurah Pro was the opening event of the Western Australia Pro Surf Series and is the first WSL QS event to be held in WA since 2014.
The WA Pro Surf Series continues next in Yallingup with the Cape Naturaliste Pro waiting period set to commence on Thursday and run through to Sunday.
The WA Pro Surf Series has been established for local, Australian and International surfers to gain ranking points and prize money on the WSL Qualifying Series.
The Series also creates a WA coastal road trip for all to explore the variety of waves, visit local communities and enjoy the WA surfing culture.
For more information, images and highlights and results head to www.worldsurfleague.com or check the free WSL App.
Fletcher claims Mandurah Pro