Carissa Moore © ASP/Kirstin
Surf News, 23 April, Bells Beach, Victoria - Carissa Moore and Tyler Wright took to the water in a rematch of last year's Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach Final, with matching 7.50s to open their campaigns.
Moore quickly added to her total with a series of powerful carves on the open face, tacking on an excellent 8.73 to her score. The high-scoring battle continued when Wright unloaded her forehand attack with critical snaps in the pocket, earning an 8.27 for her efforts.
Wright's incredible commitment continued, planting herself on dry reef in an attempt to take the win, but the Australian failed to earn the score. Moore's win marks her second consecutive victory this season....
I was born on Maui and raised in Honolulu in Manoa Valley. From a very young age I was drawn to the ocean ever since my parents took me and my brother and sister to San Souci Beach with its brilliant white sand and crystal clear water. Today, thousands of people including my son and daughter live the “ocean lifestyle” for sustenance and pure enjoyment. Here in Hawaii, we are all tied to the land and the ocean in our own special way, just as much a part of us as we are of it. For this reason, we all need to protect the last remaining shoreline areas of the State to ensure that this lifestyle is perpetuated for the sake of who we are to become as a People.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Thursday that an agreement has been reached between the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, The Trust for Public Land, and Turtle Bay Resort to establish a conservation easement on 665.8 acres of land at Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku.
Portions of this land had previously been planned for development but will now be protected forever from future development.