• April 23, 2024 5:37 PM

ASP WCT Rookie Dimity Stoyle would came out of the gates firing in Round 1, blitzing Rincon with an aggressive combination of forehand turns, opening her campaign with an impressive 7.83. Stoyle would quickly notch another solid score on the board, stringing together a furious combo for a 7.93, placing reigning two-time ASP Women’s World Champion Carissa Moore and wildcard Zoe Clarke on the back foot.

Moore would battle back with her polished forehand approach, slinging seamless carves and progressive tail-free turns across the point at Rincon, notching a 6.67 and 8.87 of her own. The Hawaiian was unable to build on her 8.87, however, confirming Stoyle’s Round 1 win as the first major upset of 2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach competition.

Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 15.76, Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.54, Zoe Clarke (AUS) 5.57photo1 (2) A Lay Day has been called for today 17/4/2014 with increasing swell over the next few days of competition.

Source – ASP