Carissa Moore wins Rip Curl Newcastle Cup


Hawaii’s Carissa Moore rides a wave during the first women’s World Surfing League (WSL) tour event held at Hawaii’s Banzai Pipeline on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii on December 20, 2020. – Moore came second after Australia’s Tyler Wright became the first ever womens event winner at Pipeline. (Photo by Brian Bielmann / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by BRIAN BIELMANN/AFP via Getty Images)

Hawaii native and Punahou alumna Carissa Moore won the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup in Merewether, Australia on Friday.

With the win, Moore also regained the world No. 1 ranking.

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Moore was victorious in the finals after her score of 15.73 (9.50 in Wave 1, 6.23 in Wave 2) topped Australia’s Isabella Nichols, who scored a 8.34 (3.67, 4.67).

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