It's no secret that the final stop on the 2013 Women's Championship tour in Portugal is an important one. In fact, a world title is up for grabs in a winner-takes-all scenario. Yes, it's more complicated than that, with multiple scenarios playing out, but if Carissa finishes ahead of Tyler Wright, she'll win her second title.
Lebron James recently expressed that winning your first title is tough, but the next one is incredibly difficult.
That's what Carissa is facing when she landed in Portugal this week. No matter what you tell yourself, it's not just another contest, it's not just another surf, there is pressure and expectations that follow.
Here's a photo story of her quest for her second title.