After a third place finish in her first year on the world tour in 2010, Hawaiian superstar Carissa Moore was crowned ASP Women's World Tour Champion in 2011, the youngest ever winner of the title. It was a well-deserved victory after she placed first in three events and never placed lower than third. The following year, she again performed well, finishing third overall. In 2013, she has won two world title events in Australia, the Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River, Western Australia and the Rip Curl Women's Pro at Bells Beach, Victoria. After her victory in July at the Vans US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach Pier, California, she moved up to the number one position in the ASP Women’s World Title race and currently looks a good bet to win the overall title for a second time. Born on 27th August 1992 in Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Carissa was taught how to surf by her father. She made rapid progress, and by the age of 13, she was already representing Hawaii at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, where she placed third in the under-18 category of the Female Junior Final. By 15, she had won an unprecedented eleven NSSA titles. Carissa’s performances at such a young age led to inevitable comparisons with Kelly Slater, and ever since she has needed to show incredible strength of mind to cope with the unrelenting attention. Away from the tour, her aggressive but fluid riding regularly features in clips that redefine women’s surfing.
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