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Carissa Moore battles Coco Ho in Round of 16, Heat 3 at the 2019 Roxy Pro

The current Jeep Yellow Jersey Carissa Moore (HAW) found a rare two-maneuver wave on her backhand to post a solid 7 point ride and take a win over compatriot Coco Ho (HAW), moving into the Quarterfinals. In 8 years participating in the Roxy Pro France, Moore has never been stopped before the Semifinals and she’ll be a favorite for the win when the event resumes.

“It’s pretty tough to get scores out there so I just went for waves hoping they’d open up,” said Moore. “Every heat is so important, I’m just trying to surf and enjoy myself. Everything is really close and I’m just grateful to be in this position, it’s been a few years. Being out of the title race for a few years has really given me perspective and I’m just super thankful.”