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Carissa Moore repeated history on Sunday with am emphatic win at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro over Australian nemesis Tyler Wright.
Moore’s Western Australian victory vaults the young Hawaiian back into the ratings’ lead, which she currently shares with Stephanie Gilmore, heading into the final event of the 2014 Australian leg – the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach.
A consistently-acknowledged component in elite surfers’ programs is quality equipment and a positive relationship their respective board builders. Moore began riding for San Clemente icon Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos in 2009 and the results since have been staggering: 10 elite WCT wins (on Mayhem boards), two ASP Women’s World Titles and countless endemic and mainstream accolades.
SHAPER: Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos
DIMENSIONS: 5’11” x 18.38″ x 2.20″
FINS: FCS Thruster
TAIL: Round Thumb
VOLUME: Trade Secret
MATERIALS: Polyurethane and Fiberglass
“I don’t even know what model it is – just a Mayhem special. I hadn’t ridden it until the other day and I actually don’t usually ride boards with this much foam in them. But it felt good the other day and I think that, at a wave like Margarets, you need a bit more board to plow through the sections. It felt great.” – Carissa Moore
“It’s Carissa’s own ‘CM-Pro’ 5’11” file design based off the 5’9 1/2″ squash she used last year at Bells. It’s her ‘good wave’ rocker, but I reduced the concave by half so it’s more neutral in the bumps and at high speed. Same width and thickness as her high-performance shortboard, but the added length adds volume by default.” – Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos
Biolos’s success didn’t end with Moore either as the Californian had a monopoly on the equipment in the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Final also shaping for event Runner-Up Tyler Wright.
“Huge congratulations to the one and only @rissmoore10 for yet another convincing victory and stunning display of surfing. Also congrats to runner up @tylerwright for her power surfing performance. I am proud, thankful and humbled to be working with you both and fortunate to call you friends.” – Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos (vis instagram: mayhemb3_mattbiolos )