Gallery: Day one, Roxy Pro, Snapper Rocks

In which Carissa Moore shows why the off season vay-cay is a very bad idea…

How do we even begin to sum up the magnificence of Carissa Moore, not even 22 yet but with two world titles, from Honolulu in Hawaii? History will record Carissa scored only the third-highest heat total of the day at the Roxy Pro, despite a one-wave score nine points, but for anyone who was velcroed to their computers or on the beach, Carissa was the dentist lamp of day one. So much light! So much wattage!

Dimity Stoyle, the tour rookie from Australia, surfed her brains out to collect the top score (best wave and best heat total) and Stephanie Gilmore delivered her own exhibition of high-end fidelity (but was cut down by an interference) but, yes, the reigning number one is in the form of her career, of her life…