Jack Robinson Wins Billabong Pro at Pipeline, Tyler Wright Takes Second in World Surf League Women’s Finals
“At the beginning of the year you don’t know how to come back and I felt good but with this beach you never know so what a start.
“It’s going to be a long road and I’m just getting my legs ready to walk that road, so I’ll try to walk all the way.”
Five-time world champion Moore lost the finals of the last two tour events in Hawaii, besting Wright by a combined two-wave score of 11 to 10 points.
Wright and Moore met in the 2021 finals in Hawaii when the Maui Pro was moved from Honolua Bay to Pipeline due to a shark scare, with Wright then taking the trophy.
Moore also finished second in the Billabong Pro last year, losing to Moana Jones Wong upset.
But this time she just smiled.
In a low-scoring final where the lead changed hands several times, Moore set up the win with Barrel Ride, which the judges rated 7.17.
Wright was only able to score two 5.0 points and bombed her final wave with just over a minute left on the clock.
Moore was at No. 1 for most of 2022 before being beaten in the WSL Finals by fifth-seeded Stephanie Gilmore.
“I’m so lucky to have so much emotion – this win took a couple of years,” Moore said.
“After ending the season like I did last year, it’s nice to walk away with a win and wipe the slate clean.”
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