In blazing hot, flat conditions, the women fought it out at the Perth Doctor with South African Hayley Nixon taking the win with a time of 2:09:22.1. Teneale Hatton from New Zealand pushed to the end, finishing second, less than 6 seconds behind Nixon in the final sprint. Nicole Russell, also from South Africa, rounded out the top three spots.
Tegan Fraser (Aus) claimed the fourth spot, followed by Wendy Reyntjes (Aus) in fifth, Rachel Clarke (NZ) in sixth, and Jaime Roberts (Aus) in seventh. Complete results can be found here.
Coming into the race on Saturday, the women’s top finisher for the World Surfski Series was up for grabs between Hayley Nixon and Nicole Russell who are training partners in South Africa. With her win at The Doctor, Hayley Nixon claims the winning title in the World Surfski Series for 2016.