With everything on the line for USA championships qualification up in the air. Sophie needed a showing in the finals to lock in that qualification. Sophie blew up in heat 1 and never looked back posting scores in the 7s & high 8s through all 3 rounds. She was on track for the win going into the finals. With 1min left needing a 4 in the finals she got a wave snaped a nice backside turn but a piece of chop had caused her to not stick the landing. 2nd place was a win in this event for her solidifying that qualification spot! So back to florida we headed to hang up that wetsuit and booties and get back to some warm water.
Sophie came home to surf in another local event at the king of the hill where she won both girls and jr. womens division and got to surf the pro placing 4th.