Carissa Moore

Carissa Moore was born August 27, 1992 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She started surfing at the age of 5 off the beaches of Waikiki with her father. She soon discovered her untapped passion for surfing. In several years she was collecting wins at the NSSA junior surf contests and acquiring top sports at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships where she helped team Hawaii to win a victory in 2005. At the age of 12, after she won four consecutive NSSA open division women’s titles, everyone knew she was destined for the greatness. In 2008, she became the youngest champion at a Triple Crown of Surfing event – Carissa was only 12. Carissa credits her father for her passion in surfing.

In 2010 Carissa began her first season on the ASP World Tour (Now the World Surf League). In this season alone she won two major contests and was named Rookie of the Year. Carissa says “You’re traveling to all these different places and I didn’t expect all the challenges I had to face. It was hard to adapt to new waves and I missed home. It was a learning curve that first year, but by the end, I started to find a place for myself.”

The following year in 2011, Carissa won three surf events and claimed her first world title, beating out defending champion Stephanie Gilmore. For an 18 year old, she became the youngest person – male or female to win a surfing world title. She was named one of Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year.

What can happen to the best of champions, Carissa had no contest wins in 2012. However, in 2013 she came back with four out of eight stops and claimed another world title. Then in 2014 she was inducted into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame.

Her fame didn’t stop there. In 2015, Carissa won three tour events and sealed more world titles. Carissa Moore has established herself as a powerhouse in women’s surfing, a top competitor and world champ who’s not afraid to compete against the guys and pull moves no other women are doing in the water. “I want to empower women to believe in themselves and do what they love”, states Carissa. Carissa Moore is an inspiration to all.

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Surfing Career

6 ASP World Titles
11 NSSA Titles

2016 3rd WSL Ranking
2016 2nd Maui Women’s Pro – Hawaii
2016 1st Roxy Pro – France
2016 3rd Women’s Rio Pro – Brazil
2016 2nd Fiji Women’s Pro – Fiji
2016 3rd Drug Aware Margaret River Women’s Pro – Australia
2016 3rd Roxy Pro Gold Coast – Australia
2016 3rd Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach – Australia
2015 1st Target Maui Pro – Hawaii
2015 1st Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach – Australia
2015 1st Roxy Pro Gold Coast – Australia
2014 1st Target Maui Pro – Hawaii
2014 1st Rip Curl Pro – Australia
2014 2st Billabong Pro Rio – Brazil
2014 1st Drug Aware Margaret River Women’s Pro – Australia
2013 ASP Women’s World Champion
2013 1st US Open of Surfing – California
2013 1st Cascais Women’s Pro – Portugal
2013 3rd Roxy Pro in Gold Coast – Australia
2013 1st Rip Curl Pro – Australia
2013 1st Drug Aware Margaret River Women’s Pro – Australia
2012 3rd ASP Women’s World Tour
2011 ASP Women’s World Champion
2011 1st Billabong Pro Rio – Brazil
2011 1st Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic – Australia
2011 1st Roxy Pro Gold Coast – Australia
2010 1st US Open of Surfing – California
2010 1st TSB Bank Women’s Surf Festival – New Zealand
2010 1st Rip Curl Pro – Portugal
2009 1st Gidget Pro – Hawaii
2008 Winner of the Triple Crown of Surfing
2008 1st Reef Hawaiian Pro – Hawaii

Height: 5’7”

Surfboard Shaper: Lost co-founder Matt Biolos

Carissa’s Sponsors

Nike | Red Bull | Target | Hurley | Schick | 360Fly | Mayhem

Media Career
2006 Shimmer Film; 2011 Leave a Message Film; 2015 Riss – a documentary on ESPNW which focuses on body image issues.

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