Australian Tyler Wright fell just short in her bid to win the ASP Margaret River Pro, falling to two-time world surfing champion Carissa Moore in a hard-fought final.
Wright led for most of the decider, but Moore’s 8.23 in the dying minutes propelled her to a 15.73-14.10 win.
It was the second year running Moore had beaten Wright in the final at the Margaret River Pro.
Moore has now beaten Wright in all four of their meetings in ASP finals, improving her overall head-to-head record against the Australian to 6-1.
Wright booked her spot in the decider with a 13.83-9.16 win over countrywoman Sally Fitzgibbons.
Moore produced some late magic to down Australian Stephanie Gilmore 15.83-12.67 in the semi-finals.
The Hawaiian bided her time in the final as Wright made the early running.
But Moore produced the goods when it mattered most, with an impressive wave with just several minutes remaining thrusting her into the lead.
Moore had one final chance to pull off victory.
But needing 7.74 for victory, Moore could only manage a 5.73.