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Carissa Moore Biography

Teenage surfing sensation Carissa Moore.
Carissa Moore

Birthdate: August 27, 1992
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii

This young Hawaiian has been dominating the surfing world for the past several years. Not a bad accomplishment for a girl who's just 14!

Carissa Moore - One of a Kind

Carissa Moore's athletic talents were apparent at a young age. Her father said she had incredible "balance and movement" as a two-year old and by the time she was six, Carissa started competing in surfing competitions around Hawaii. Just a year later, she scored a sponsorship by legendary surfing clothing company, Roxy. Her breakout year happened when she was 10 - Carissa won several events that featured the best surfers in Hawaii in the 17 and under category. Surfer Magazine named Carissa Breakthrough Performer of the Year in 2004. In the same year, she won the Billabong Junior Pro Competition.

Carissa Moore - The Future

To date, Carissa has won an astonishing nine National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) titles. The majority of competitions she wins, she's usually the youngest competitor in the field. In the 2007 Roxy Pro Competition in Australia, she was the youngest ever finalist (male or female) and she has surfed in events all over the world. In March 2007, Carissa was the second ranked woman surfer in the world and she also began competing against men as well as women. At just 14, many feel Carissa's best years are still ahead of her so keep your eye on this rising star!

Carissa Moore - Did U Know?

  • Carissa Moore idolized surfing star Kelly Slater when she was growing up.
  • Carissa spends two to three hours a day working on her skills with her dad.
  • Carissa Moore has been featured on the show Ripley's Believe it or Not.
  • Carissa Moore was an extra in the 2002 Kate Bosworth movie, Blue Crush.
  • Carissa Moore has three younger sisters - Kayla, Kelly and Kailee.
  • Carissa Moore says she will not fully commit herself to a pro career until she graduates high school.
  • Carissa Moore is featured in the documentary NU the Movie.
  • Carissa Moore's favorite TV shows are Lost and Grey's Anatomy.
  • Carissa Moore and her family reside in Oahu, Hawaii.
  • Carissa Moore Says...

    "I would like to be a professional surfer. But mostly, I just want to have fun. When I catch a good wave, I get really, really excited. I feel really good."

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