HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Carissa Moore defeated Lakey Peterson this morning in South Africa to win the Corona Open J-Bay.
Moore, an Oahu native, earned her first victory of the season by outpointing Peterson by a score of 15.47-14.60. With the win, Moore is the new World No. 1 surfer in the 2019 rankings.
The three-time world champion is now on pace to secure a fourth world title and with that, a qualifying spot on the Olympics team for Tokyo 2020.