After her heat Carissa Moore said:

To be honest I’m a little shocked right now because I thought Courtney (Conlogue) won when the crowd erupted on that last wave. I let her go and I had priority and it was a bad decision, but I’m stoked that it worked out in my favour. I was happy to be in the final and Courtney’s in the title race and I had fun, but I was definitely nervous at the end of that heat. It’s such an honour to win this event in front of this big crowd. I feel amazing!

Courtney Conlogue said:

It was definitely an amazing heat and Carissa (Moore), she’s been surfing really well. With everyone screaming and the crowd on the pier I was definitely wanting to win. I was trying to be progressive and surfing the best that I could. It feels really good to get second and I’m looking forward to going back to Europe. Going to Hossegor [for the rescheduled Roxy Pro] is going to be exciting so it’s nice to get a result here and I’m looking forward to it.

Seems as good a time as any to watch this super cute vid of Carissa Moore ripping as a kid again.

Read our piece on seven things we loved about the Vans US Open of Surfing 2013