A Tica, Brisa Hennessy, defeated the previous leader, American Caroline Mark, in the maximum surf circuit on the planet. The Women’s World Tour took place in Australia and advanced to the third round.
Her aggressive style impressed fans and got her high scores on the second date of the competition in Bells Beach, Victoria. She was previously crowned Pan American champion in Lima, Peru.
Hennessey wears number 99 on her uniform alongside the Costa Rican flag. She and Marks, who won the first leg of the circuit, both demonstrated great techniques. Hennessey added the highest wave of the tournament, 8.33.
Brisa said the “waves have been incredible and I felt very good.” She will also compete in the Pan American Games and is hoping to secure a position in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. She was born in Costa Rica and moved with her family to Hawaii and Fiji to improve her surfing and become a professional athlete.