Monday, April 21, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Clean 3ft surf on offer at Bells Beach for the Women's Round 4 and Quarterfinals.
The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach event site lit up at dawn.
Carissa Moore has surfed in every Round at the Rip Curl Pro Bells beach this year, missing out on skipping Rounds 2 and 4. She's now only two heats away from possibly ringing the Bell again.
Carissa Moore opened the day's proceedings eliminating a battered and bruised local rookie Nikki Van Dijk, who hit both her board and the reef in a tough day of WCT action.
Nikki Van Dijk was courageous at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach as she surfed her way to her best result of the season thus far, placing equal 9th.
Nikki Van Dijk still smiling despite sporting a black eye from a board collision in her morning free surf.
Lakey Peterson smooth and on-rail in her Round 4 win over South African Bianca Buitendag.
Bianca Buitendag prepares for her Round 4 heat alongside Dad Colin.
Bianca Buitendag's polished and powerful backhand attack saw her finish equal 9th.
ASP WCT rookie Dimity Stoyle edged out fellow Australian Laura Enever in Round 4.
Laura Enever attacking the lip and finishing equal 9th place at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
Laura Enever staying warm and focussed on the Bells stairwell.
Sally Fitzgibbons with her father, mentor and coach Martin.
Sally Fitzgibbons faced a tough match-up when she lined up against Malia Manuel, but was able to defeat the Hawaiian and earn her spot in the Semifinals.
Malia Manuel squaring off on a Bells Beach runner.
Carissa Moore moved one step closer to ringing back-to-back Bells after knocking out fellow Hawaiian Coco Ho in their Quarterfinal clash.
â€œI just went out there and tried to surf my best with no nerves,â€ said Carissa Moore.
Carissa Moore's surfing seems perfectly matched for the unique curve of the waves at Bells Beach.
Tyler Wright, focused, fun and full of energy.
Tyler Wright's style, speed and searing carves saw her advance into the Semifinals.
Stephanie Gilmore used her intimate Bells Beach knowledge and experience to move one step closer to claiming her fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach title by defeating Dimity Stoyle in the Quarterfinals.
Dimity Stoyle posted her best result of the season, an equal 5th place and is also leading the Rookie of the Year race.