Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
Presented by Land Rover
Roxy Pro Gold Coast
Presented by Land Rover
ASP World Title Event No. 1 of 11
ASP Womens World Title Event No. 1 of 7
Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast Australia
26 February - 9 March 2010
Carissa Moore the 2011 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Champion | française
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 March, 2011 : - - Snapper Rocks -- Carissa Moore (HAW), 18, has taken out the opening event of the 2011 ASP Womens World Title season, the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, in an electric final over Tyler Wright (AUS), 16.
The primary venue of Snapper Rocks produced the goods for the final day of womens competition, as the worlds best female surfers collectively announced a new standard of high-performance surfing. Moore proved the form surfers of the event, consistently notching the highest scores of the round and surfing with unparalleled speed, power and progression.
Its been an amazing finish to the event and the waves were so good for us today, Moore said. If I didnt have priority and hadnt dropped in on Tyler (Wright) on that wave, then she probably would have gotten the score and won the heat. Its been an incredible event for me and Im excited for the year ahead.
The young Hawaiians victory today, her fourth elite win of her career, can be taken as a fierce declaration of her plans for the year, clearly eyeing her maiden ASP Womens World Title.
Its still early in the season but the ASP Womens World Title is definitely a goal, Moore said. Im just happy to be surfing the way I am and getting results. Im riding a Mayhem Matt Biolis shape. Its a 59 and I love it, its kind of a magic board, so Im stoked. Luckily I have a couple just like it so Im trying to take care of them.
Carissa Moore © ASP / Kirstin
Staphnaie Gilmore Silvana Lima
Now sitting in the drivers seat in the hunt for the 2011 ASP Womens World Title, Moore looks towards the next event and pushing the now unbridled progression of womens surfing. All the girls are surfing amazing and we really saw it at this event, Moore said. Its going to be an exciting year on tour. I just cant wait to see what happens.
Wright, who is into her first full year as an ASP Womens World Title campaigner, blew people away with her performances throughout the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, and came up just shy of taking down the event.
In every heat I think you can learn something, pull something out of it thats positive, Wright said. I wont change too much, Ill do my own thing and hopefully I can catch a couple of waves. Weve got snapper with only one other person out and I love this wave. Congrats to Carissa (Moore) she surfed amazing. It was incredible to be out there in waves like that and I cant wait for the rest of the season.
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 20, 2010 ASP Womens World Runner-Up, was part of the select few to consistently break the boundaries of womens surfing at the event, but the young natural-footer couldnt stop a rampaging Moore in their Semifinal clash.
Its always disappointing coming up short in a contest, Fitzgibbons said. Im happy with the way Im surfing, but it just didnt go my way in the Semifinals. Its been a great off season though. I had a month at home and you cant complain about that. Just have to buckle down and focus on the next one.
Tyler Wright © ASP / Kirstin
Sally Fitzbibbons Chelsea Hedges
Laura Enever (AUS), 19, 2011 ASP Top 17 rookie, had a sensational run at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, taking down a bevy of high-profile names before falling to Wright in the Semifinals. For her efforts, Enever finished Equal 3rd in her first event as an ASP Womens World Title campaigner.
Being in the water with these girls has been amazing, Enever said. Im just happy to make the Semifinals in my first World Tour event. Its going to be an exciting year and I cant wait to have fun around the world.
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 23, reigning four-time ASP Womens World Champion, has consistently held the ASP Womens No. 1 position since August 2008. However, the iconic natural-footer was unable to overtake a rampaging Enever in her Quarterfinal bout.
Laura (Enever) and I went out with different game plans for that heat and hers obviously paid off, Gilmore said. Its disappointing for sure, but she was surfing really well and things worked out for her. For me, this event was about trying to find my feet and I think I did a little bit. Hopefully I can recover a bit more between now and the next event.
Highlights from the Roxy Pro Gold Coast will be available via roxypro.com.au. The next stop on the 2011 ASP Womens World Title season will be the Rip Curl Womens Pro Bells Beach in Victoria from April 19 25, 2011.
Roxy Pro Final Highlights
ROXY PRO GOLD COAST FINAL RESULTS:
1 Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.34
2 Tyler Wright (AUS) 14.37
ROXY PRO GOLD COAST SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) 17.53 def. Laura Enever (AUS) 11.84
SF 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) 16.00 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.50
ROXY PRO GOLD COAST QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:
QF 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) 11.77 def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 10.44
QF 2: Laura Enever (AUS) 15.67 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 12.50
QF 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 19.20 def. Coco Ho (HAW) 14.50
QF 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 18.37 def. Chelsea Hedges (AUS) 11.83
ASP WOMENS WORLD TITLE TOP 5 (After Roxy Pro Gold Coast)
1. Carissa Moore (HAW) 10,000
2. Tyler Wright (AUS) 8,000 points
3. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 5,200 points
3. Laura Enever (AUS) 6,500 points
5. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 5,200 points
5. Silvana Lima (BRA) 5,200 points
5. Coco Ho (HAW) 5,200 points
5. Chelsea Hedges (AUS) 5,200 points
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