I går sendte 14-årige Carissa Moore fra Hawaii den 20 år ældre 7xchampion Layne Beachley ud af Roxy Pro Gold Coast!
Moore & Beachley sammen efter heatet
Moore: “I’m super stoked, but I was honored just to be out there with Layne. She’s such a great person, so I’m just excited.”
14-årige Moore der kom med til main-eventen efter at have vundet the Roxy Pro Trials slog Beachley ”15.66 to 9.34 to advance”.
Moore kunne i 2005 se sin 2007-konkurrent Stephanie Gilmore vinde Roxy Pro som Wild Card. Moore er dog ret beskeden når det kommer til spørgsmålet om hvorvidt hun har samme mål.
Moore: “Steph definitely destroyed that contest – she did awesome. I don’t know if I can do that but I’m looking forward to having fun and surfing in the contest.”
Champen Layne Beachely har tidligere oplevet at blive slået ud af et ungt Wild Card, nemlig af Stephanie Gilmore der I dag er fast surfer på touren. Beachley kan nu også skrive Moore på sin liste over ”young surfers to be aware of”.
Layne Beachley fyrer den af. Desværre ikke nok til at vinde over Moore!
Beachley om Moore: “She’s such a polite girl. When we were coming in she was like, ‘Thank you so much for surfing against me,’ and I was like, ‘Well thank you so much for smashing me!’ When you are the top seed you’re going to come up against unpredictable 14-year-old wildcards that are going to kick your butt. Carissa had nothing to lose out there, nothing to prove and she went out there with such confidence.”
Beachley er hurtig til at give Moore den credit som hun har fortjent:
“I can’t find any excuses for what happened to me today. I’m not going to beat myself up too hard about it. I think the conditions today were quite good and obviously if Carissa could score a 9.00, then being seven-time World Champ, I should be able to too. It was just a matter of being patient and I was impatient towards the end of the heat – that’s what got me.”
14-årige Moore venter på sit heat
Gilmore vandt I 3. runde over australske Claire Bevilacqua og sender hende direkte til kvartfinalerne.
Såfremt både Gilmore og Moore fortsætter den gode stil, vil de sagtens kunne risikere at møde hinanden i finalen.
Gilmore: “I would love to make the final with Carissa Moore, although she would probably smash me! It will be really interesting to see how far she will go in this event, and no doubt, it will be pretty far.”
Gilmore, Snapper Rocks-local, vil I kvartfinalen møde sin nære veninde Chelsea Hedges, som også er lokal.
“I was kind of hoping that wouldn’t happen, because I would love to make the final with Chelsea. We’ll meet up in the Quarters, which will be really difficult, but hopefully I’ll just do my best and make it through. She’s surfing just amazing right now so it’s going to be pretty hard.” siger Gilmore.
Moore vinder over Layne Beachley i heat 4.
Det bliver spændende at se hvordan konkurrencen udvikler sig! Her på SheRiders følger vi naturligvis op på resultaterne og du kan som altid læse meget mere på www.aspworldtour.com .
Roxy Pro Round 3 Results -1st advances to Quarterfinals, 2nd eliminated
Heat 1: Amee Donohoe (AUS) 12.83 def. Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) 11.16
Heat 2: Rebecca Woods (AUS) 11.00 def. Melanie Bartels (HAW) 10.93
Heat 3: Megan Abubo (HAW) 10.16 def. Samantha Cornish (AUS) 6.96
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.66 def. Layne Beachley (AUS) 9.34
Heat 5: Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS) 11.67 def. Rosanne Hodge (ZAF) 7.67
Heat 6: Silvana Lima (BRA) 16.33 def. Jacqueline Silva (BRA) 12.66
Heat 7: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 14.33 def. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) 7.67
Heat 8: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) def. Caroline Sarran (FRA)
Roxy Pro Quarterfinal Match-ups – 1st advances to Semifinals, 2nd eliminated
Quarterfinal 1: Amee Donohoe (AUS) vs. Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Quarterfinal 2: Megan Abubo (HAW) vs. Carissa Moore (HAW)
Quarterfinal 3: Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS) vs. Silvana Lima (BRA)
Quarterfinal 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Chelsea Hedges (AUS)
Hodge og Moore hygger sig efter dagens heats