|Reigning World Champions Eye Perfect Start to Aussie Leg
Fresh off of wins at the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup, reigning World Champions Italo Ferreira (BRA) and Carissa Moore (HAW) are eyeing off consecutive wins here at Narrabeen when the competition gets underway. For Ferreira, locations do not get more idyllic than North Narrabeen with punchy left-hand beach breaks offering up multiple opportunities to take to the sky.
“This is my first time here, and so far the waves have been so fun,” Ferreira said. “I feel like it does suit my style, but it’s the same for everyone. Everyone here can perform so well in waves like this, so I will need to surf my best and keep focused. It’s been good to be here the last few days, and I’m excited for another great event here in Australia.”
Moore will be looking to cement her spot in the Rip Curl WSL Finals, which will be held at Lower Trestles this September, with another solid result this week in Narrabeen.
“It’s great to be here in Narrabeen,” Moore said. “Last week was awesome in Newcastle. I was so happy to share a Final with Isabella (Nichols), but it is a long season and this is a new event, which means this is a clean slate. With events so close together like this, you can be on top of the mountain one week and down in the valley the next, so all I can do not is refocus and do my best once the first heat starts.”