Carissa Moore triumphed at the World Surf League event in Newcastle ©Getty Images

Reigning World Surf League champions Carissa Moore and Italo Ferreira claimed victories as the Championship Tour event concluded in Newcastle in Australia.

Finals day at the Australian venue saw competition resume at the women’s semi-final stage, while the men’s event continued at the quarter-finals.

Moore beat fellow American Caroline Marks in the women’s semi-finals, winning by a score of 17.74 to 10.17.

The victory set up a final against Australia’s Isabel Nichols, who had eliminated seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore yesterday.

Nichols reached her maiden final in her rookie season by beating her compatriot by 13.20 to 12.13.

Moore prevented home success in the final by top scoring with 15.73, with Nichols left as the runner-up on 8.34.

The men’s event saw Ferreira overcome Deivid Silva in the quarter-finals, before winning another all-Brazilian contest against Filipe Toledo in the last four.

Gabriel Medina provided the opposition in the final after winning heats against Brazil’s Adriano de Souza and Australia’s Morgan Cibilic, whose impressive run came to an end in the semi-finals.

Ferreira triumphed in the final by recording a score of 14.94.

Medina finished as the runner-up on 13.27.