Photograph By ASP/Kirstin
"I'm so much more relaxed now," said South Africa's Bianca Buitendag. "I'm normally the one struggling but it feels so effortless this year. I don't know why, but I think it's experience and being relaxed with the position I'm in. I'm feeling more comfortable and getting used to everyone and the way they all surf." Buitendag finished equal fifth after matching up against Sally Fitzgibbons in the quarterfinals.