She's a win away from claiming her first ever world surfing title, but Australia's Tyler Wright insists the 2013 crown is not on her mind.

"I don't really think about it," Wright said ahead of the eighth and final round of the women's tour in Portugal.

The 19-year-old goes into the EDP Cascais Girls Pro in second on the season's rankings, a mere 200 points behind Hawaii's Carissa Moore.

Both have had a stellar year but it will be their performance at Carcavelos beginning Thursday that will ultimately decide their overall placing.

"Numbers don't really matter to me. I just love to see the girls surfing and pushing the limits," a nonchalant Wright said.

"I'm here to surf and have fun and experience Portugal. Let's see what the week brings."

Moore, on the other hand, said the thought of hoisting the winner's trophy occupied her mind more than her Australian rival.

"But I'm excited," the 21-year-old said.

"I'm here to have fun and surf.

"(But) I have to admit that I really want it (the world title) because my dad promised me a puppy.

"I'm stoked that we get to finish off the tour here. The waves can be really fun and challenging and I'm looking for a strong finish to end the year."

Wright will battle Hawaiian Alana Blanchard and Sofia Mulanovich of Peru in round one of competition, while Moore faces compatriot Malia Manuel and wildcard Teresa Bonvalot.

But Australia's hopes of giving rise to another champion doesn't end with Wright.

Sally Fitzgibbons is still in the hunt for this year's title after winning the season's penultimate event in Hossegor, France, last week.

"Hopefully I can replicate that here and the waves clear up," said the 22-year-old, current No.3 on the rankings.

"There is a lot of potential out there and the girls on tour are all so good.

"I have some great boards under my feet though and I'm very much looking forward to getting competition underway."

Fitzgibbons will take on countrywomen Laura Enever and Rebecca Woods in her opening heat.

Reigning five-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore is no longer in contention for a sixth title but still hopes for a solid finish to the season.

"It should be a good finish between Tyler and Carissa, they've been impressive all year," she said.