Bethany Hamilton from Hawaii exits the water to the cheers of the crowd after competing in Heat 6. Photo by Bill Reilly
Bethany Hamilton from Hawaii exits the water to the cheers of the crowd after competing in Heat 6. Photo by Bill Reilly
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Ford Supergirl Pro

OCEANSIDE — The Ford Supergirl Pro wrapped its weekend-long contest Aug. 4, crowning Malia Manuel this year’s champion. 

Manuel beat out last year’s runner-up Paige Hareb. The competition whittled down 96 of the world’s best surfers to 12 for the finals. Manuel led the contest from the beginning thanks to her combinations on the forehand and backhand sides.

Bethany Hamilton conducts an interview during the Association of Surfing Professionals 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro Surf Contest. Photo by Bill ReillyCoco Ho of Hawaii competes in Heat 8 of the ASP 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro Surf Contest held in 2 to 3 foot surf in Oceanside Aug. 2 through Aug. 4. Photo by Bill ReillyLaura Macaulay of Australia competes in Heat 5. Photo by Bill ReillySilvana Lima from Brazil competes in Heat 6 of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro Surf Contest. Photo by Bill ReillySpectators lined the beach Saturday for the Association of Surfing Professionals 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro Surf Contest. Photo by Bill Reilly