Carissa Moore

Olympic Gold Medalist, Surfing

Born on August 27, 1992, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Carissa Moore’s love affair with the ocean began at five, riding the waves of Waikiki with her father. Little did she know that these early experiences would set the stage for an extraordinary surfing career.

Moore excelled at NSSA junior surf competitions and quickly climbed the ranks, displaying her talent and earning top spots at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. She has achieved impressive success, winning 11 NSSA amateur titles and making history in 2008 as the youngest champion at a Triple Crown of Surfing event, the Reef Hawaiian Pro.

In 2010, Moore began her first season on the ASP World Tour, currently known as the World Surf League (WSL). Despite being a 17-year-old newcomer, she made a remarkable impact by winning two significant contests, finishing third overall, and earning the Rookie of the Year award.

The following years witnessed the Hawaiian’s meteoric rise in the surfing world. In her second season, she secured her first world title and became the youngest surfer to win a world title at 18. She reached legendary status over the years to follow, claiming World Tour honours four more times in 2013, 2015, 2019, and 2021.