It's been a long time since the ASP women enjoyed the splendor of Tavarua, but they're coming back, and Carissa Moore is looking to capitalize.
In a back-and-forth final, it was Sally Fitzgibbons edging out Carissa Moore to win the Rio Women's Pro.
Carissa Moore controls the ASP World Title races and is already into the quarterfinals of the Rio Pro, but rivals Tyler Wright and Sally Fitzgibbons are coming on strong.
Last year, the Women's Rip Curl Pro set a new standard for progressive surfing from the women. This year, Bianca Buitendag is looking to ring the proverbial bell.
Alessa Quizon edges out Steph Gilmore en route to the Billabong Rio Women's semi-finals
Gilmore, Fitzgibbons battles through round two at Billabong Pro Rio.
Lakey Peterson, Tyler Wright make a statement at Billabong Pro Rio