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Three-Time World Champion Carissa Moore Claims Her First Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Win, Edging Out Caroline Marks to Take The Cape; Coco Ho and Malia Manuel Tie For Third

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Three-Time World Champion Carissa Moore Claims Her First Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro Win, Edging Out Caroline Marks to Take The Cape; Coco Ho and Malia Manuel Tie For Third

Record-Breaking Crowds Packed the Iconic Oceanside Pier to Watch All the Action and Entertainment as the 12th Annual Supergirl Pro Wraps

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OCEANSIDE, Calif., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ASA Entertainment today announced the winners of the 12th annual Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro. Hawaiian Carissa Moore bested an incredibly deep field of top-ranked competitors to capture the podium for the first time, earning first place and the coveted contest cape. Moore took the clean, inconsistent two-to-three foot swell in brilliant fashion to overcome 16-year-old phenom, Caroline Marks, in the gritty finals bout. After six attempts at the prized cape, Moore took first, Marks came in a close second, and former Supergirl Pro champs, Coco Ho and Malia Manuel, tied for third.

"I'm so excited to have my first cape!" Moore said. "I had a great time competing in front of the crowd and the energy was amazing. This is such a great win! I haven't been able to get a win all season, so winning this one is huge for my confidence! I don't think winning can ever get old, especially because this event means a lot to me."

The highly anticipated Final was fireworks from the beginning. Moore opened up with her signature power surfing and earned an outstanding 7.67, which Marks nearly matched with a 7.00 of her own. But, the Hawaiian added a 6.17 and put the pressure on. Marks came close with a 6.10, but needed a 6.85 to steal the victory from Moore.

Moore showed her veteran experience throughout the day, taking down fellow CT competitors Bronte Macaulay in Round 5, Johanne Defay  in the Quarterfinals and, one of Supergirl Pro's most consistent competitors, Malia Manuel, in the Semifinals. 

Marks' Final appearance continues a 2018 season that is the best in QS history -- already amassing 22,200 points.

"To have a final with Carissa is incredible, She's one of my idols, and now I'm trying to beat her, which is crazy," Marks said. "This whole event's been so much fun and I'm really happy."

Nearly all the pieces fell together for Ho, a three-time champion, to capture yet another cape.  "I'm just happy to be a part of this event, and grateful to have made the semifinals," Ho said. "This was a heavy contest with so many top pros.  Being in the water with amazing women like Lakey [Peterson] and Steph [Gilmore] made everyone surf even harder -- it makes a third-place feel that much better."

Manuel's track record at the Supergirl Pro is incredible, earning a finals day appearance every year she's competed -- with win in 2013.  "It's funny to be reminded of how many Finals I've made here -- which I think plays into being so consistent out here," Manuel said. "It was nice to get that Semifinal, even though the Final and another cape would've been great." 

The weekend was packed with action in and out of the water, including live performances by Madison Beer, Drake Bell and Cody Simpson, a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) esports tournament with the top-ranked female professionals from CLG Red, and a car giveaway with Nissan awarding a Super Fan a brand-new 2018 Nissan Kicks crossover.

U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, the first female combat fighter pilot, was an inspiration to the audience as she participated in the Female Empowerment Panel. 

For more detailed information on the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro and full results, please visit www.supergirlpro.com

Media contact:     Jenn Chidester | 858.472.1952| 199405@email4pr.com 

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