- World Surf League: Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round Three, Carissa Moore made a comeback with 10 seconds left
- Roxy Pro Gold Coast ran Round 2 and Round 3 on day 4 at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on March 17. Waves were in clean three-to-five foot (1 - 1.5 metre) conditions.
On Round 2, Laura Enever (AUS), Sage Erickson (USA), Alyssa Lock (AUS), Pauline Ado (FRA), Malia Manuel (HAW) and Silvana Lima (BRA) were eliminated, and left this event. Reigning World Champion Tyler Wright defeated Alyssa Lock (AUS), returned to Round 3.
On Round 3, in Heat 4, 3-time World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) competed against 6-time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS).
Stephanie Gilmore showed ripping, 2-time tube riding and cutback at the first ride, earned 9.17. Followed by, she received 7.37 with tube riding, because, she is a local there and knew wave well. She earned a total of 16.54.
While, Carissa Moore got 8.17 and 7.87, but she needed to win more 8.38. 10 seconds remaining, everyone made sure Stephanie Gilmore winning, but Carissa Moore tried to catch last wave and earned 8.57. Finally, she made a fantastic comeback to beat Stephanie Gilmore.
Johanne Defay, Tyler Wright, Keely Andrew and Carissa Moore advanced to the Quarterfinals.
After Heat4, Carissa Moore said;
“I just went into that wave thinking that I’ve got nothing to lose. I knew that last wave was my last opportunity of the heat and I gave it everything I had. I’m so stoked with the outcome. It’s always so tough when you’re competitor opens up with a high score, especially when that person is Stephanie Gilmore. I wasn’t too nervous when the scores were coming in. I knew I surfed my best and Steph surfed her best.”
Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 2 Results:
Heat 1: Keely Andrew (AUS) 12,67 def. Laura Enever (AUS) 9.13
Heat 2: Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 15.40 def. Sage Erickson (USA) 13.17
Heat 3: Tyler Wright (ASU) 17.50 def. Alyssa Lock (AUS) 12.33
Heat 4: Johanne Defay (FRA) 15.90 def. Pauline Ado (FRA) 13.93
Heat 5: Coco Ho (HAW) 14.50 def. Malia Manuel (HAW) 14.36
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA) def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 13.40
Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 3 Results:
Heat 1: Johanne Defay (FRA) 17.20, Coco Ho (HAW) 15.66, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 15.37
Heat 2: Tyler Wright (ASU) 16.93, Lakey Peterson (USA) 16.00, Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 11.44
Heat 3: Keely Andrew (AUS) 14.77, Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.54, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 13.53
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 16.70, Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 16.54, Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 12.23
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- source : World Surf League