In a hotly contested final against last years champion Emily Currie, Williams took her first win on the tour and jumped to the top of the leaderboard. At 20 years of age this bright young surfer impressed the judges and proved that practise and training always pays off.
Emily cruised through round one at the top 3 of the qualifying leaderboard and shot straight through to the head-to-head knockout rounds up against teen prodigy Alys Barton. Emily took the win 3 – 1 out of the 5 exchanges, committing herself to every wave and kept on impressing the judges.
After a number of second and third places in the womenโs open division, Emily was visibly elated to take her first win.