Carissa Moore Clinches 2nd ASP World Title in Portugal

By on October 5, 2013 in Surfing with 0 Comments

carissa_moore2Carissa Moore  (HAW), 21, claimed another ASP World Title Oct 4 in Portugal besting Tyler Wright (AUS), 19 in the race to the championship. Moore secured her second world surfing crown after Wright was eliminated by compatriot Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 22, in the Quarterfinals of the event at Portugal’s Guincho Beach.

Moore’s combination of power surfing, progressive maneuvers and uncanny wave selection continues to set her apart from the crowd, proving that athleticism is the true hallmark of women’s surfing, not babes in bikinis.

“This title is much sweeter as it was so close with Tyler (Wright),” 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.”

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 (Moore),” 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.”

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