LIVE WEBCAST: A World Title will be crowned in Europe. The 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) will culminate with the eighth and final stop of the year, the EDP Cascais Girls Pro Portugal presented by Billabong, set for a World Title showdown between Carissa Moore (HAW) and Tyler Wright (AUS) who both made it to the Quarterfinals. Stay tuned for the 8:30 AM call at Guincho for the Final Day.
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Today’s official press launch bought together the two remiaining contenders for the 2013 ASP Women’s World Title, former 2011 World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW), 21, and Tyler Wright (AUS), 19.
While the Hawaiian has a narrow 200-point lead over Wright, once both surfers reach the Quarterfinals, the Australian teenager will have the advantage with the adjusted ratings in her hunt for her maiden World Title win.
Either Moore or Wright has won five of the seven events staged so far this year. Wright claimed the opener on the Gold Coast, Moore bested Wright in the finals of the following two events, and the battle for this year’s title was on. Each surfer has won since then, and with only one event remaining, a petty 200 points separate the two in the ratings.
ASP Women’s WCT Possibilities for EDP Cascais Girls Pro – Moore: 13th – 54,700 pts, 9th – 54,700 pts, 5th – 54,700 pts, 3rd – 56,000 pts, 2nd – 57,500 pts, 1st – 59,500 pts Wright: 13th – 54,500 pts, 9th – 54,500 pts, 5th – 55,700 pts, 3rd – 57,000 pts, 2nd – 58,500 pts, 1st – 60,500 pts.
While the primary focus in Portugal will be the Moore/Wright battle for this year’s surfing crown, another major story unfolding will be the qualifiers for the 2014 ASP Women’s World, a season that has witnessed the world’s best female surfers do battle in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, USA and last week in France, the EDP Cascais Girls Pro in Portugal will host this year’s thrilling conclusion to the requalification campaigns of the ASP Top 17 as well as the hotly-contested battle for the 2013 ASP Women’s World Title.
Seven-time world champion Layne Beachley (AUS) said it’s been a premier year for women’s surfing.
Conditions will be accessed tomorrow morning at 7:30 am for a likely 9:30am start to the inaugural EDP Cascais Girls Pro, which has a waiting period from October 3 – 7, 2013.