Carissa Moore: from Hawaii with pride

Carissa Moore has been crowned the 2013 ASP Women's World Tour champion, on the final day of the final event of the season, the EDP Cascais Girls Pro, held in Portugal.


Moore secured her second world surfing crown after sole remaining contender Tyler Wright was eliminated 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. I woke up this morning listening to music and I started crying because I really felt like today was my day", expresses Carissa Moore.

"This title is much sweeter as it was so close with Tyler. 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".

Moore carried her momentum into the final of the EDP Cascais Girls Pro to collect her fourth elite tour victory of the season. Sally Fitzgibbons finished runner-up in the Portuguese event.

EDP Cascais Girls Pro Final:
1. Carissa Moore (HAW) 10.44
2. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 9.70