World Surf League: Carissa Moore Wins Beachwaver Maui Pro with Perfect 10
- The Final Round of the 2018 Women's Championship, Beachwaver Maui Pro watched Carissa Moore (HAW) claimed her second victory of the 2018 season at Honolua Bay in Maui, Hawaii.
In the Final, Carissa Moore and Malia Manuel (HAW) compeated in 6 feet + clean waves.
Carissa Moore took down Paige Hareb (NEZ) and Courtney Conlogue (USA) in Quarterfinal and Semifinal, respectively.
While, Malia Manuel defeated Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) in Quarterfinal, and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) who clinched the 2018 World Title and 7 times World Champion yesterday in Semifinal.
Carissa Moore showed tube riding with standing tall in beginning of the Heat and earned 8.67 points. Three minutes remaining of the Heat, she showcased perfect 10 riding with ripping and layback. She gained a total of 18.67 points.
Meanwhile, Malia Manuel answered 7.07 and 7.60 points surfing, but she was not enough to win.
Carissa Moore won Beachwaver Maui Pro since 2015.
Winner Carissa Moore said:
"For our last event of the season, I don't think we could ask for better waves. I wasn't in the World Title race this year which stings but that's how it is. At the same time, I'm grateful to be able to compete without that type of pressure. I do love this wave and at certain times in my career I've been able to really connect with it.
This is so special. My whole family is here. This is probably the best competitive day I've ever had in my life. To finish off the season like this...I don't even know what to say. I'm so in love with everything in my life right now. I'm speechless."
Runner-up Malia Manuel said:
“It’s an honor to share a stage with Steph and Carissa, the two best surfers of my generation. It’s a big relief to qualify and has really sparked me up. The performance level is through the roof and I can’t wait to compete again next year.”
Beachwaver Maui Pro Final Results:
F 1: Carissa Moore (HAW) 18.67 def. Malia Manuel (HAW) 14.67
Beachwaver Maui Pro Semifinal Results:
SF 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) 13.50 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 13.36
SF 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.67 def. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 14.44
Beachwaver Maui Pro Quarterfinal Results:
QF 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) 15.00 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 4.67
QF 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 12.94 def. Johanne Defay (FRA) 12.57
QF 3: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 15.40 def. Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) 14.60
QF 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 14.66 def. Paige Hareb (NEZ) 12.40
- source : World Surf League