"This was the hardest Title I’ve ever won." - Gilmore

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(PRESS RELEASE) After the closest World Title race in surfing history, the final day of the Target Maui Pro ended with the crowning of two champions: Carissa Moore (HAW) won the event and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) won the 2014 World Title.

"Of course I was really bummed that I fell out of the Title race in Portugal," Moore said after her win, "but I came home for a month and relaxed and spent time with my family. I wanted to have fun at this last event. This morning I actually teared up because I felt it, I felt really good about this event. It was a tough year but I’m really happy to finish it off like this.

“I’m more inspired than ever after surfing with all the girls this year. I have to give huge props to all girls, we’ve all pushed each other this year and I’m really excited to see the seasons beyond and what we’re going to do.”

After elimination at the hands of Courtney Conlogue (USA) in the Quarterfinals, Gilmore spent most of the day waiting to find out whether she'd win a sixth Title. Conlogue, who posted the only Perfect 10 of the competition, went wave-for-wave with Gilmore and won in the final minutes, with a 13.67 (out of a possible 20) to Gilmore’s 13.03.

"That’s what happens when you change the seedings around and get the yellow jersey," said Gilmore, who became World No. 1 after her event win in Portugal. "It mixes things up. It was tough and I’m super disappointed. I really didn’t put on a performance that was World Title-worthy, but that’s the way it goes."

Image of Steph Gilmore courtesy ASP


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(PRESS RELEASE) After the closest World Title race in surfing history, the final day of the Target Maui Pro ended with the crowning of two champions: Carissa Moore (HAW) won the event and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) won the 2014 World Title.

"Of course I was really bummed that I fell out of the Title race in Portugal," Moore said after her win, "but I came home for a month and relaxed and spent time with my family. I wanted to have fun at this last event. This morning I actually teared up because I felt it, I felt really good about this event. It was a tough year but I’m really happy to finish it off like this.

“I’m more inspired than ever after surfing with all the girls this year. I have to give huge props to all girls, we’ve all pushed each other this year and I’m really excited to see the seasons beyond and what we’re going to do.”

After elimination at the hands of Courtney Conlogue (USA) in the Quarterfinals, Gilmore spent most of the day waiting to find out whether she'd win a sixth Title. Conlogue, who posted the only Perfect 10 of the competition, went wave-for-wave with Gilmore and won in the final minutes, with a 13.67 (out of a possible 20) to Gilmore’s 13.03.

"That’s what happens when you change the seedings around and get the yellow jersey," said Gilmore, who became World No. 1 after her event win in Portugal. "It mixes things up. It was tough and I’m super disappointed. I really didn’t put on a performance that was World Title-worthy, but that’s the way it goes."

Image of Steph Gilmore courtesy ASP

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