18-year old Honolua Blomfield has strengthened her bid into the World Longboard Championships next year at Papua New Guinea by winning the Turtle Bay Resort Pro.

The finals saw Honolua surfing against best friend Kirra Seale (HAW) in the Final along with Encinitas’ Kaitlin Maguire (USA) and Kelta O’Rourke (HAW) and score the best wave of the heat, a 7.17. The silky-smooth surfer cross-stepped her way to the nose of the board and remained in the pocket of the wave to hang five, then powered out a couple of even-tempo cutbacks to take the lead.

“I’m always hoping for a World Title, that is definitely my number one goal,” she said. “I’m very happy to have won today, all the girls were definitely surfing very good, it was a hard Final.”

The Kumul PNG World Longboard Championships will retune to PNG in March 2018.