Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach Highlights
It's on, indeed. The ASP Women continued to enjoy great surf in 2014 as Bells Beach delivered.
After winning the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, her second victory in as many events, Carissa Moore now controls the women's ASP world title race.
The rivalry between Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore continues to heat up. In the past two finals they've faced off, the world champ has had Wright's number.
From her early days on Oahu to winning world titles, Carissa Moore's father, Chris, has always stood behind her.
Falling short against Tyler Wright in their semifinal matchup, Stephanie Gilmore now trails Carissa Moore by 3,500 points in the race for the 2014 ASP women's world title.
"Beating the world champion just means that you have potential and that you know how to surf," Coco Ho said after defeating Carissa Moore and Malia Manuel in Round 3. "Rincon really turned on today, we were so lucky. I think on my first wave I was a little tentative, but I was able to get a few more, which helped me loosen up. It was a really fun heat."
Courtney Conlogue had to withdraw from the competition prior to her fourth-round matchup against Malia Manuel due to an ankle injury, but she said not to count her out of the title race yet.
Hawaiian Malia Manuel finished fifth at this year's Bells Beach competition after a heated faceoff with Sally Fitzgibbons.
Adding her name to the conversation, upstart Dimity Stoyle made her first quarterfinal appearance of the year.
Playing to a packed house, the women's tour continues to surge in popularity.
"It's such an exciting time to be a part of women's surfing," Moore said. "The girls are taking it to a whole new level and it's just the beginning of the season. We have incredible venues added to our season this year. We have Fiji, Lower Trestles, and Honolua Bay to finish off our season, so I am so excited to see how the girls are going to perform there and I think itll be pretty devastating to watch."