Reigning ASP Women's World Tour champion, Carissa Moore, eased into the Round of 24 in the Hunter Ports Women's Classic with an excellent performance in Newcastle, New South Wales.
In small but clean two foot (one metre) surf, Moore's smooth and powerful surfing saw her clock two solid scores to easily advance to the next round of the competition.
"I had a really good time in my heat," Moore said. "I watched it for about an hour before to make a plan of where to sit. I've been working with Adam Robertson, he's a great guy to have around. I've also got a good board shaped by Matt Biolos that's a bit wider and lighter than my normal board."
Fellow Red Bull surfer, Sally Fitzgibbons – runner-up in the 2011 ASP Women's World Title race – also got her Hunter Ports Women's Classic campaign off to a great start with a big Round of 48 performance.
"Consistency is key to keeping the momentum going," Fitzgibbons said. "With the number of events we have in a row you want to not just have the same performance at each event, but step it up and up. There's a great talent pool in this event and I'm looking forward to the next round."
Watch Carissa in action on Day Two of the Hunter Ports Women's Classic in this video...
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