By Anthony Pancia
Hawaii’s Carissa Moore has gained her 3rd world surfing championship soon after closest competitor Courtney Conlogue was bundled out of the year ending occasion at Honolua Bay on Maui.
The Californian misplaced her fourth round warmth to Hawaiian, Coco Ho, leaving Moore uncontested for the World Surf League title.
The occasion is even now underway, with a few Australians, Sally Fitzgibbons, Tyler Wright and Nikki Van Dijk nonetheless in competition.
Moore got off to a blazing start on the 2015 tour, successful the period opening functions at Snapper Rocks in Queensland and Bells Beach front, Victoria.
Conlogue then gained three functions through the course of the calendar year, like Margaret River and experienced a slender guide heading into the Hawaiian celebration.
Australians Fitzgibbons and Wright trailed in the rankings through the yr, but will complete in the leading ten. Van Dijk is currently ranked tenth.
Fellow Australian and 6-time globe champion, Stephanie Gilmore withdrew from the event. She has been unable to contend because injuring her knee whilst free of charge surfing in Margaret River.
She won her very last title at the Honolua occasion last year, and took to Twitter to categorical her dismay at not being ready to compete in the world title showdown.
“Pondering about this time previous year,” Gilmore wrote.
“No flower crowns or dreamy Honolua for me this 12 months, but I am excited to sit back again and watch.”
Subject areas: sport, surfing, hawaii