30 Nov 2009

Australian claims another world surfing title

5:59 am on 30 November 2009

The Australian Stephanie Gilmore's stunning dominance of women's surfing has continued with a third straight world title in Hawaii.

21-year-old Gilmore finished third in the final of the Gidget Pro event at Sunset Beach, but it was enough to see her clinch the 2009 title with one event to go next month.

17-year-old Hawaiian Carissa Moore won the event, while the New Zealander Paige Hareb was beaten in the quarter-finals and she remains 8th overall in the ASP standings.