- 24 March 2013 | Surfing
Dusty Payne and Carissa Moore have claimed the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2013, in the Gold Coast.
Dusty Payne sealed his first major ASP event win, in solid surf, against the creative aerialist Joh Kerr. Payne showcased his raw and powerful brand of surfing in the solid waves at Surfer's Point with a near-perfect 9.23 (out of a possible 10) in the final.
"I've never won anything before, this is sick! This is my first major win and this is an awesome event. I'm so glad to win in Western Australia, I love it over here! I was in good rhythm at the event, which never happens, lucky I guess", tells Dusty Payne.
"I'm just so stoked right now. I was injured for half of last year and had to sit on the sidelines and watch my friends surf and win events, and now here I am. It feels great".
Carissa Moore claimed her first ASP Women's WCT event win in over a year, showing how deadly she can be in big and powerful surf. She defeated Tyler Wright in the final.
"I'm stoked to walk away with the win and to be up on the podium again. I didn't win an event last year, and it was hard for me, but it definitely fired me up", says Moore.
"It's only been two events and it's already looking like it will be a close ASP Women's World Title race, but there are girls who didn't make it to the final day who are capable of causing upsets and winning events".
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2013 Results:
Carissa Moore (HAW) 11.00 def. Tyler Wright (AUS) 6.94
Dusty Payne (HAW) 16.36 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 13.20