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Carissa Moore competes at Surf Ranch Pro in artificial wave pool

Carissa Moore shredding the artificial waves. (Image: WSL) Carissa Moore shredding the artificial waves. (Image: WSL)
CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hawaii's own Carissa Moore ripped it up in Lemoore, California Saturday during day three of the first ever Surf Ranch Pro.

The event was held nearly 100 miles away from the nearest coastline at Kelly Slater's personal wave pool.

Moore is one of only four female athletes remaining.

After her runs, she talked about the difference between riding real versus artificial waves.

"The ocean is always going to be the all of our favorite place to perform but I think having a wave pool as part of the championship tour adds a new element and it really challenges us in a new way. It's different at first but its going to become the norm and it's a lot of fun I'm already enjoying this event and it's more exciting than I thought it would be,"the three-time world champ said.

Sunday, the first champions of the Surf Ranch Pro will be crowned. Watch live here or on the World Surf League's Facebook page or mobile app around 10:30 a.m.

Currently, Moore is in fifth place. She'll get two more runs Sunday.

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