Carissa Moore, a five-time WSL world champion, suffered elimination from the Pipeline Pro competition on Oahu’s North Shore. This event was where she had previously won the World Surf League’s season-opening event last year. It was also the final WSL event that Moore had planned to compete in as a member of the Championship Tour before her retirement from professional surfing.
During the Pipeline Pro, Moore fell in round two and earned a score of 2.37, placing 17th. This meant that she did not advance to the next round, while Hawaii’s Bettylou Sakura Johnson and Australia’s Isabella Nichols moved on. Moore expressed her disappointment in an Instagram post, sharing her desire to put on a performance and expressing her love for surfing.
Announcing her retirement last month, Moore also mentioned her plan to compete as a wild card in the WSL’s Tahiti Pro at Teahupo’o. This event will serve as practice for the 2024 Olympic Games in July, where she will be defending her gold medal. Following the Olympics, Moore intends to step away from surfing in order to start a family.