Hawaii’s Carissa Moore has been hailed as one of surfing’s most exciting competitors since she was a grom. Before Carissa had even started her sophomore year in high school, she won 11 National Scholastic Surfing Association Championships and became the youngest female ever to grace the cover of SURFER magazine, as well as the youngest-ever Vans Triple Crown event champion.
As an Association of Surfing Professionals Tour rookie in 2010, she won multiple events, including the TSB Bank Women’s Surf Festival in New Zealand, where the warm, bubbly athlete donated her winnings to a local boardriders’ club for children.
The same season saw Carissa score an impressive victory at the U.S. Open of Surfing, earning the richest first-place purse in women’s surfing history. Carissa’s dream of someday capturing the overall pro tour title seems very much within reach – and she may turn out to be one of the best ever.
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