Carissa Moore Takes The 2018 Maui Pro Win After Scoring Perfect 10

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HONOLUA BAY, Maui, Hawaii/USA (Tuesday, November 27, 2018) – The conditions at this year’s Beachwaver Maui Pro, the final stop on the 2018 World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT), were all-time and 3X WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) took full advantage, winning over Malia Manuel (HAW) in the Final heat of the season with a 10 point ride.

Moore clinched her 20th CT victory today, her third at Honolua Bay, and rounds out the season at No. 3 on the Jeep Leaderboard.

“It’s so special,” said Moore. “My whole family came over and the waves were perfect. Probably the best competitive day I’ve had in my life and just to finish off the season like that is so good. I’m so in love with everything in my life right now. My support crew, surfing and I’m so grateful for the WSL. I’m speechless right now.”

“It was a dream come true to get a 10,” continued Moore. “There was so much emotion at that point, I just started crying and I can’t thank the locals enough for letting us surf your beautiful wave. I’ll definitely take some time off to soak it in. Nothing beats winning in the ocean in perfect surf. The Surf Ranch was awesome, but this is pretty sweet. I’m just loving what I’m doing and so fired up. I’m excited for next year and stoked for Steph (Gilmore), it’s been a big event and a big year and everyone deserves some time off.”

Manuel finished runner-up for the second consecutive year, after blitzing through her Quarterfinal match-up against an injured Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) and eliminating the newly crowned WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in the Semifinals before facing Moore in the Final. Today’s result, Manuel’s best of the year, sees her move up to ninth place on the Jeep Leaderboard and secure her place on the CT for 2019.

“It’s such an honor to share the stage with Steph (Gilmore) and Carissa (Moore), two of the best surfers of my generation,” Manuel said. “I’m happy to be here and having an event at home, and having my friends from Kauai here is so lovely. I’m feeling a lot of good vibes right now. I have a new spark in me now that I’ve qualified for the Tour next year. I’ve got a lot of plans. Sally (Fitzgibbons) had a tough day yesterday but she’s an animal. I knew she was going to want to surf even with the injury. We’re both just looking forward to next year and hopefully, we will both be in the World Title conversation together.”

7X World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) receives her World Title Trophy at the 2018 Beachwaver Maui Pro at Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
7X World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) receives her World Title Trophy at the 2018 Beachwaver Maui Pro at Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii, USA.

 

Although eliminated in the Semifinals, 7X World Champion Gilmore will come back on the 2019 Championship Tour ranked No. 1 on the Jeep Leaderboard.
“Malia (Manuel) is always on the best waves,” said Gilmore. “I tried to fight my way back but it’s all good. I’ve had an incredible couple of days. This year has been beyond anything I could’ve dreamed of. Surfing is so fun. People always ask me why I’m smiling so much but if they did what I did they would know why.”

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Tyler Wright Withdraws From 2018 Maui Pro To Recover After Influenza A Scare Earlier This Year

Today the World Surf League announced that Tyler Wright withdrew from the final event of the year in Maui.

Tyler Wright’s message on Instagram – “It’s been 5 months since Influenza A prevented me from competing at J’Bay. Since then, I haven’t been able to regain full health and have been diagnosed with Post Viral Syndrome. This means I’m tired (a lot), my body aches and my brain hurts – I’m really not much fun to be around! It took me a while to understand what was going on. Other times when I’ve been sick, I’ve been able to recover or to push through it to compete.

I’ve had great doctors and amazing support from Alex, my family, @wsl @surfingaustralia and my sponsors. There’s no clear timeline for recovery but I’m doing what I can to get back to full physical and mental health.
Until then, I’ll be reading Harry Potter/my book and living that sass queen life. All the best to the girls in Maui. Thanks to everyone for your understanding and support.”

We support you legend and your road to recovery.

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Women’s Championship Tour 2018 Finale Comes Down to Upcoming Beachwaver Maui Pro

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HONOLUA BAY, Maui, Hawaii/USA (Monday, November 19, 2018) – The Beachwaver Maui Pro, the final stop on the 2018 World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT), will host the highly-anticipated World Title showdown and the last opportunity for CT requalification later this week.

Held at Honolua Bay in Maui, Hawaii, the waiting period opens on Sunday, November 25 and runs through Wednesday, December 5, 2018. During this time, event organizers will closely monitor the waves and only run during the best conditions.

In the 2018 World Title Race, only Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Lakey Peterson (USA) are mathematically in contention to win the prestigious World Championship and await the Beachwaver Maui Pro.

The World Title scenarios going into the Beachwaver Maui Pro are as follows:
– Gilmore will win the World Title with a 3rd or better at the Beachwaver Maui Pro.
– If Gilmore finishes 5th or worse, Peterson must win the event to force a surf-off* for the World Title
– *In the event of a tie for any World Title at the end of the Surfing Season, the tied Surfer will have a “surf-off” during the final Event, which will have the format determined by the Commissioner’s Office. 

For Gilmore, the six-time WSL Champion, winning means making history by clinching a record-equalling seventh World Title. The accomplishment would put Gilmore into an elite class within surfing’s World Champions as one of only three individuals to earn seven World Titles, Layne Beachley (7) and Kelly Slater (11).

For Peterson, defeating Gilmore would mark the American’s first World Title. Peterson is the highest-ranked American surfer on both the women’s and men’s World Rankings, and the win in Maui would push the event into a Surf-Off for the win. With two event wins this year (Gold Coast, Bali) and two runner-up finishes (J-Bay, Rio), Peterson has the potential to upset Gilmore’s hunt for gold.

For more information about the 2018 World Title Race, please visit WSLTitleRace.com.

To requalify for the women’s Championship Tour, current competitors on the CT have to be ranked 10th or better on the Jeep Leaderboard or they must finish 6th or better on the WSL Qualifying Series (QS), excluding those who have already qualified through the CT Rankings. The WSL Commissioner’s Office also selects one wildcard for the season.

With the Beachwaver Maui Pro as the final women’s event of the season, this will be the last opportunity for lower-ranked surfers to secure their positions for next year’s elite Tour. California’s Sage Erickson (USA) needs a critical result to requalify.

Wildcards and injury replacements for the 2018 Beachwaver Maui Pro include Bethany Hamilton (HAW), Alana Blanchard (HAW), Summer Macedo (HAW), and Zoe McDougall (HAW). These athletes will replace Tyler Wright (AUS), Silvana Lima (BRA) and Keely Andrew (AUS), who have withdrawn due to injuries sustained earlier this season.

Alana Blancard (HAW) and Bethany Hamilton (HAW) will compete in the upcoming Beachwaver Maui Pro. Credit: © Rip Curl
Alana Blancard (HAW) and Bethany Hamilton (HAW) will compete in the upcoming Beachwaver Maui Pro.
Credit: © Rip Curl

 

Hamilton poses a considerable threat to the top seeds Carissa Moore (HAW) and Coco Ho (HAW) in Round 1. As evidenced by her previous CT success, Hamilton has proven that anything can happen and will be one to watch when competition is called on. This will be Hamilton’s tenth CT appearance.

Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith, and hope. At the age of 13, she lost her left arm to a shark, seemingly ending her surfing career. Against the odds, the “Soul Surfer” returned to the lineup and went on to realize her dream of surfing professionally.

“I am so excited to be competing in home state, Hawai’i!” said Hamilton. “And not only that but at Honolua, one of the world’s best waves! Between the beautiful cliff and those epic righthand walls and barrels, it’s such a dreamy place. It’s going to be amazing to surf against the girls. I can’t wait to see what sort of swell comes for us to compete in.”

Blanchard is a former four-year competitor on the elite Championship Tour. The 28-year-old will return to the competitive CT stage for the first time since 2014 and for the first time since giving birth to her son, Banks. Alongside good friend Hamilton, Blanchard has the opportunity to play spoiler against Gilmore and Erickson, who are both in need of a good start at this event.

“I was definitely very caught off-guard when Jessi texted me and asked if I wanted to be in the Maui Pro,” said Blanchard. “It’s just such a fun wave, and there are a few big swells on the horizon so it should be really good. I wouldn’t say I’m nervous, but I’m just so excited that I need to settle down! It’ll be so good to see everyone, and to have the chance to surf such an amazing wave with just one other girl is incredible.”

Macedo will represent Maui as the Beachwaver wildcard. She will come up against Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) and Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) in Round 1 Heat 5.

The Beachwaver Maui Pro will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com and the WSL’s Facebook page. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.

Beachwaver Maui Pro Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1: Johanne Defay (FRA), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Paige Hareb (NZL)
Heat 2: Carissa Moore (HAW), Coco Ho (HAW), Bethany Hamilton (HAW)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Sage Erickson (USA), Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 4: Lakey Peterson (USA), Malia Manuel (HAW), Zoe McDougall (HAW)
Heat 5: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Summer Macedo (HAW)
Heat 6: Caroline Marks (USA), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Bronte Macaulay (AUS)

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Welcomes New Physicians on Oahu and Maui

HONOLULU — Six doctors have joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii facilities on Oahu and Maui. They add to Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning staff of more than 600 health care providers in Hawaii’s largest medical practice, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG), which serves more than 255,000 members in Hawaii.

Vanessa Cabe, MD

Vanessa Cabe, MD

Vanessa Cabe, MD, has joined as a primary care physician at the Kaiser Permanente Waipio Medical Office. She graduated with her medical degree from the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Huntington Hospital, in Pasadena, California. She is board certified in internal medicine.

 

Dardo Ferrara, MD

Dardo Ferrara, MD

Dardo Ferrara, MD, practices cardiology at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from National University of Cordoba in Cordoba, Argentina. Dr. Ferrara completed his internal medicine residency at Hospital Nacional de Clinicas in Cordoba, Argentina, serving as chief resident. He completed a second internal medicine residency, as well as fellowships in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology, at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Ferrara practiced cardiac electrophysiology at North Cascade Cardiology, part of PeaceHealth Medical Group, in Bellingham, Washington. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Melissa Kim, MD, FAAP

Melissa Kim, MD, FAAP

Melissa Kim, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric hospitalist at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California, and completed her pediatric residency at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Most recently, she served as a pediatric hospitalist at Nemours Children’s Health System at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Florida, and Nemours Children’s Urgent Care in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Kim is also an assistant professor, global status, in the department of pediatrics at her alma mater, Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Elisa Zaragoza Macias, MD, MPH

Elisa Zaragoza Macias, MD, MPH

Elisa Zaragoza Macias, MD, MPH, joins the cardiology department at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. She earned her medical degree from the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. Dr. Macias completed her internal medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she also earned her Master of Public Health degree. She completed fellowships in cardiology and adult congenital heart disease at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She comes to Kaiser Permanente from PeaceHealth Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington, where she served as echocardiography laboratory director and adult congenital heart disease director. Dr. Macias is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and adult congenital heart disease.

Shauna Raboteau, DO, MPH

Shauna Raboteau, DO, MPH

Shauna Raboteau, DO, MPH, practices family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Nanaikeola Clinic. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California, where she also earned her Master of Public Health. Dr. Raboteau completed her family medicine residency through the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority in Puyallup, Washington, serving as chief resident. She is board eligible in family medicine.

 

Tom Feng, MD

Tom Feng, MD

Tom Feng, MD, joins the urology department at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed his urology residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He also completed a robotics and laparoscopic fellowship at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.


About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

 

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