HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (HawaiiNewsNow) - You can now add U.S. Open National Champion to Carissa Moore's long list of accolades.
The Punahou grad edged out the top women's surfer in the world, Sally Fitzgibbons of Australia.
With the win, the 17-year-old took home a $50,000 check. It's the most ever won in a women's surfing competition.
"I feel pretty amazing right now, it's pretty surreal, but I'm stoked that it all worked out and to win at Huntington is definitely an honor, so it's super exciting," she said.
Meanwhile, Maui's Granger Larson moved into the quarterfinals and now faces nine-time world champ, Kelly Slater on Sunday.
Copyright 2010 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.
Hawaii News Now
420 Waiakamilo Road, Suite 205
Honolulu, HI 96817
Main (808) 847-3246
News (808) 847-1112