Name: Carissa Moore
Sport: Surfing
Height: 5-7
DOB: 8/27/1992
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
High School: Punahou School ‘10
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020), one-time Olympic medalist (gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2021 – ranked No. 1
  • Years of participation: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • Four WSL world titles: 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2019
  • 2021 Rip Curl Newcastle Cup – 1st
  • 2021 Maui Pro Pipeline – 2nd
Personal: Four-time World Surf League World Champion...Enters the Tokyo Games ranked No. 1 in the World Surfing League and will be in a September surf off for a potential fifth world title...At age 18, she became the youngest person – male or female – to win a surfing world title and was the first woman to compete in the Triple Crown of Surfing, Hawaii’s most prestigious contest series featuring the world’s best male surfers...Surfs with remarkable power and finesse and is known for her work to help young girls develop confidence and pursue their dreams...Began surfing at age 5 and learned from her dad at Waikiki Beach...Considers the ocean her happy place...Hobbies include scrapbooking, hanging with friends and family and her dogs Maya and Tuffy...Took four years of Japanese in high school and is looking forward to sharpening her use of the language during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020...Named an Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic (2012), a Woman of the Year by Glamour magazine (2013) and Top Female Surfer in the SURFER magazine poll (2011, 2015-2017)...Inducted into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame...The State of Hawaii declared January 4 to be Carissa Moore Day.