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#PPG2017 Pro Women Technical Gallery
October 10, 2017 | by Jack Haworth
  • You don't win the Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life two years in a row by accident, Candice Appleby's experience pays off with an early holeshot. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • The ladies hammering off into the horizon. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • Candice Appleby was in great form for a victory in the first semi-final. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt
  • Annabel Anderson, the arch-rival of Appleby, finds herself in a familiar position: the lead. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • Behind Anderson, the traffic was thick as the ladies jockeyed for position. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • One of the sport's rising stars, Lexi Alston, proved that it won't be long until she's fighting for the top step of the podium. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • East coast powerhouse April Zilg turned in a strong performance with a sixth-place result in the Women's Pro Technical Final. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • Fiona Wylde was working hard to hold off a hungry pack of paddlers giving chase. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • Whether for first or last, the ladies were fierce competitors on the water. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • And then went right back to being friends on the beach. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • Shae Foudy gets a high-five from her new team manager and shaper for Infinity, Dave Boehne. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • Seychelle Hattingh (near) and Candice Appleby (far) duked it out for much of the afternoon. Hattingh would prevail with a fourth place effort in the Final while Appleby settled for eighth. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt
  • Terrene Black and Seychelle Hattingh embrace after a furious battle during the final. Seychelle wound up getting the spot by a step. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • But all of those tight finishes came well after Anderson crossed the finish line nearly 30 seconds clear of runner-up Shae Foudy. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • Anderson's dominant Pro Technical victory sealed her first overall PPG crown. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez

The women’s field at #PPG2017 presented by Salt Life was as stacked as it has ever been. With all the big names on hand at Doheny State Beach, we expected a dynamic battle in and out through the surf for an unpredictable Pro Technical races. But with only a trace swell showing up, the conditions set the stage for the strongest paddler to prevail.

For the Pro Women that individual was Annabel Anderson and she proved it with her dominant performance in the Technical Final. Behind her there was plenty of tight racing as the fastest ladies duked it out. Check out the best photos of all the action in this exclusive gallery.


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