Carissa knew she had to bring her A-game against the 6x World Champ. She utilized her power and progression, and posted huge 18.24 heat total on back-to-back waves. The Hawaiian applied the pressure with a solid mix of maneuvers on a long left, earning an 8. Then Carissa really put Gilmore against the ropes when she hacked her way to a 9.57. By the end of the heat, Steph was stuck chasing two scores.