- 23 April 2014 | Surfing
Carissa Moore has claimed the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2014, after defeating Tyler Wright, at Bells Bowl.
For the second consecutive year, the Hawaiian powerhouse rang the bell. Carissa Moore defeated Wright by 16.23 to 15.77.
Moore dispatched Sally Fitzgibbons in the Semifinals and went on to take out Wright in a rematch of the 2013 final. Both competitors went blow-for-blow in the pumping conditions.
It was a heroic fight from the young Australian, but it was Moore's day with the reigning event winner showing off incredible commitment on every turn and carve.
Moore's win is her second of the 2014 season and sees her retain her number one spot in the rankings. Moore's road to victory was a long one after she was forced to surf in every Round of the competition following defeats at the hands of Dimity Stoyle in Round 1 and Coco Ho in Round 3.
"I'm speechless right now," Carissa Moore said. "That was an amazing Final! We were having such a blast, I just wanted to talk to Tyler because the waves were so fun and it felt like we were having a fun free surf," explains Moore.
"I know she's such an amazing surfer and will be in ASP World Title contention at the end of the year, so I knew I had to be at my best. It's been a long Australian leg with three events in a row and it couldn't have been much better for me, two wins and a quarterfinal and to finish by winning at Bells is so unique and special."
Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach 2014 Final:
Carissa Moore (HAW) 16.23 def. Tyler Wright (AUS) 15.77