x

Carissa Moore is 2013 ASP Women’s World Champ

by on Monday 7th October, 2013   13316 Visits   Comments

Carissa Moore claimed the 2013 ASP Women’s World Title on the final day of the final event of the season, the EDP Cascais Girls Pro presented by Billabong. Pointing out the obvious, it doesn’t get much closer than that.

Moore secured her second world surfing crown after sole remaining contender, Tyler Wright, was eliminated this morning by compatriot Sally Fitzgibbons in the Quarterfinals of the event, at Portugal’s Guincho Beach.

The young Hawaiian, who was in the water for her own Semifinal heat when the decision came through, was beside herself once she returned to the beach where she was greeted by throngs of friends, family and admirers.

“I can’t really speak right now because I’m so happy,” Moore said. “I woke up this morning listening to music and I started crying because I really felt like today was my day. I’ve been supported so much by my Dad and boyfriend and sister and all my family and friends. This is really special for me because I get to share it with all of them.”

In one of the closest battles for the world surfing crown that the ASP has ever witnessed, the Hawaiian and Australian went blow-for-blow in 2013, collecting five victories of the first seven events between them.

“This title is much sweeter as it was so close with Tyler,” Moore said. “She’s so young, but so strong and fearless when it comes to competition. She can always come back and really pushed me to work my hardest this year. I won some different events this season and it all amounted to a really meaningful year for me.”

“This title is much sweeter as it was so close with Tyler,” Moore said. “She’s so young, but so strong and fearless when it comes to competition. She can always come back and really pushed me to work my hardest this year. I won some different events this season and it all amounted to a really meaningful year for me.” Carissa Moore

Wright was gracious in defeat and will remain a threat for years to come.

“It’s been an incredible year for me and a huge congrats to Carissa,” Wright said. “She is an amazing surfer and has pushed me a lot this season. The talent level on tour at the moment is so high, and the platform we’re going to have in 2014 is really exciting. Very much looking forward to next year.”

After claiming the title, Moore went on to defeat Sally Fitzgibbons in the final of the Cascais Pro, the Champion’s fourth event win of the season, and a result which was somewhat overshadowed by the bigger picture.

CARISSA MOORE 2013 ASP WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR RESULTS
Roxy Pro Gold Coast: Equal 3rd
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Winner
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: Winner
TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival: Equal 5th
Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro: Equal 3rd
Vans US Open of Surfing: Winner
Roxy Pro France: Equal 3rd
EDP Cascais Girls Pro: Winner

Comments
Average rating of 0 from 5 votes

13316 Visits -

Feature Everyday Surfer Problems: Efficiency in Movement
2808

Everyday Surfer Problems: Efficiency in Movement

Pretty much everyone wants to improve their surfing. That’s why you’re here.

Video Anything but Micro–nesia with Ian Walsh
4858

Anything but Micro–nesia with Ian Walsh

Stunning RED Epic footage of Ian Walsh scoring perfect P-Pass, among other spots.

Feature Logging in Bearbados
6337

Logging in Bearbados

Lover of all surfboard shapes and sizes, Adam

Video Spongers Prove The Yeti Exists
10524

Spongers Prove The Yeti Exists

The Yeti is real and we chased it through forest and stream in the dead of the PNW winter.

News Fanning and Moore Ring the Bell
5472

Fanning and Moore Ring the Bell

A cacophony of bells reverberated around the sandstone cliffs of Bells Beach on Wednesday, announcing the wins of two wholly unsurprising victors.

News Approaching Lines Film Festival: 24th and 26th April
1388

Approaching Lines Film Festival: 24th and 26th April

The Approaching Lines Festival is a three-night extravaganza showcasing the cream of UK and International surf filmmaking.