Strong start for Aussie surfers

VIS athlete Nikki van Dijk is competing for Australia alongside teammates Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore in the women’s team event at the World Surfing Games at Miyasaki in Japan.

The Aussie Women showed early dominance for rounds one and two of the main draw, with all three big guns easily winning through their early-round encounters.

Van Dijk top-scored in round two with a combined heat total of 16.33 points, including an electric 9.00 point ride that had her teammates cheering from the beach. 

Van Dijk continued her good form in heat 1 of round three with a heat total of 9.23 points in testing onshore conditions to advance to round four. 

Fitzgibbons and Gilmore scored 13.10 points and 14.33 points respectively to comfortably advance through their round two heats before they meet in heat 55 of round three.

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