Carissa Moore Biography
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 KindCarissa 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 FutureTo 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 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."