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California Cruising

Home was flat for too long so I decided to leave a little earlier than planned to search for waves on the West Coast. Luke and I stayed with our friends, the Kenworthys, in their motorhome in the backyard. It was epic! They are a big family with five beautiful kids. It was so much fun being apart of their everyday life. Between surfing all day, watching them skate, tie dying, making clothes out of pillow cases, coloring, playing kitchen, singing to Moana, eating pizza, changing diapers, going to Chuck E Cheese... there was never a dull moment. Competed in the Supergirl Paul Mitchell Pro at Oceanside over the weekend. Felt good to put on a jersey, wipe off the cobwebs from the time off and wo

Moore of the Same

To be honest... I don't really know what to write about this past week. The waves have been ridiculously small and frustrating. On the bright side, it's been great practice for the US Open. I've been doing more of the same trying to keep myself busy. Training, spending time with the fam bam, catching up with friends, working at Banan, and I finally finished Luke's ring! It turned out beautiful!! With the next contest right around the corner, I've been doing some reflecting on the first half of my year and where I want go from here. Things have gone far from according to plan. I'm eighth in the world right now. I don't like that number. Especially by my name. I'm not okay with it. Losing su

Molokai

Writing to you from our little house in Molokai. The crickets are out in full force tonight right outside my window. Other than the hum of nature, it's completely quiet. The wind is still and the air is cool. Cayla and Luke are boiling the crabs we caught today in the river for dinner. Tuffy is passed out on the hardwood floors, exhausted from a day of hiking and exploring. This place is magical. Completely off the grid, no cell service, just a couple of gigabytes connecting us to the outside world. The days are long here and there is always something to do. We spent the past forty eight hours taming the forest that's almost eaten our house, playing in the river, catching prawns, setting up

Home Sweet Home

I returned home from Fiji to an empty house last Sunday. Luke and Cayla were away visiting friends in the mainland so I decided to busy myself with website design! Hence... my new blog and new look. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out. What do you think? Surf has been small but my sessions have been productive. Kewalos. The usual. Love surfing at home with familiar faces and friends. Best part was getting to see my friend, Alessa Quizon, before she had to jump on a plane back to Cali. We got really close traveling together on tour the past couple years. She is one of the most genuine, down to earth, easy going people I have ever met. I started working on a special "wedding" surprise for Lu

 

About

CURRENTLY I AM...

28 years old, married to the love of my life and traveling the world as a Professional Surfer. I spend six months of the year living out of a suitcase, chasing waves and following my dream. The other six months you'll find me at home in Honolulu, Hawaii with my Husband, Luke, and Two dogs, Maya and Tuffy.

 

my Dad taught me how to surf when I was five years old at Waikiki Beach and I was immediately hooked. the ocean is my happy place! I feel so blessed to be doing what I love everyday. 2019 is my tenth season competing on the World Championship Tour of Surfing. I am grateful for my three world titles in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

 

Winning a contest is great but the feeling is only temporary. on my journey, what stands out the most are all the moments in between... the belly aching laughs, breathtaking sunsets, yummy meals shared with friends and incredible adventures. to me Happiness and success aren't defined by the trophies or accolades but by the small victories and simple joys everyday.   

 

I'm inspired by those who live authentically and have the courage to be vulnerable. My dream is to encourage others to live their passions, be unapologetically themselves and to take the time for others and the world around them.

 

when I'm not surfing, you can find me scrapbooking, visiting with my family, training or taking naps. I am horrified of heights and holding earth worms. I love food and have a major sweet tooth.   

 

This is me in a nutshell. I'm genuinely myself. My journey is imperfect but I am laughing, loving and learning every step of the way. Thanks for sharing it with me.  

 

Xx,

Carissa

 

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