Carissa Moore Wins Western Australia Margaret River Pro
FCS Team Rider, Carissa Moore has won the Western Australia Margaret River Pro, Stop No. 5 on the World Surf League (WSL) 2023 Championship Tour (CT), in solid 4 to 6 ft surf at Main Break. With her big win today at Main Break - marking her second event win of the season and 27th overall CT career win - Carissa made a significant move up the rankings and now sits at World No. 2.
The five-time World Champion now has a third Margaret River win to her name after taking down two-time World Champion Tyler Wright in the Finals. Now, Carissa hopes to overtake Tyler, who currently holds the World No. 1 position.
“It was a crazy week and a crazy month being away from home, it’s a roller coaster,” said Carissa. “Coming here, the doubts were starting to creep in. But, I really felt the love and the joy from this community and I want to say thank you because I couldn’t have done it without that good energy. I didn’t see Tyler's (Wright) wave so I thought I might have wasted my opportunity, but I just thought it’s up to the universe at this point.”
With Margaret River determining who made the Mid-season Cut, the remaining CT competitors will now prepare for the back half of the season, beginning with the Surf Ranch Pro, which will run on May 27 and May 28, 2023.
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