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Lying in bed... exhausted from a long day of surfing. Being surfed out is one of the best feelings. Even better is showered, in my Pjs with a full belly and surfed out. Can't wait to close my eyes and dream of the fun waves I hope to get tomorrow. Wondering... is big wave surfing really fun? I was watching the guys get totally annihilated in the Jaws contest today and just don't understand how that could be enjoyable. The thought of getting caught inside and seeing a huge mountain of water about to break on my head gives me the hibbiejibbies. How do they survive some of those wipeouts?! It completely baffles me! Praying... that everyone stays safe in the finals day of the Jaws event tomorrow

Merci

It feels like I haven't slept since the comp finished. My mind is still buzzing with excitement! After the Roxy Pro ran the first two days of the waiting period, we went on hold for five days straight. So stoked I was in great company to pass the time. My fiancé, Luke, and my friends, Mitch Ross and Brandon Guilmette were the perfect distraction. I can always count on them for lots of laughs and making the simplest days the most fun. We spent most of the time off free surfing, taking naps, eating way too much bread, and watching horror films. The comp finally resumed after much anticipation. Finals day started with an early decision to go on hold for another hour. The delay continued hour

Bonjour!

Bonjour from France!! So much has happened in the past week. I ended up making my first finals of the year in Portugal! Extremely stoked. The conditions were tricky at Guincho but I was really proud of the way I navigated the lineup and kept things simple. It's easy for me to get overwhelmed at a spot like that where so much is out of my control. Waves are coming in from every direction and conditions can change quickly. Halfway through the final, I found a decent score and needed a backup of three points with twelve minutes to go to get in the lead. I don't know where the time went but before I knew it the horn blew and it was over. Of course I was definitely a little bummed to be so clos

The Simple Things

It's tough to find new things to do and see after you've visited the same place seven years in a row. I am so happy to be back but this time around, Dad and I have had to get a little creative to keep ourselves occupied and out of the hotel room. I am finding joy in the simplest things.  Yesterday we went on a search for a new health food spot I found on google. On our way we stumbled across a vibrant open market with fresh fruits and vegetables and flowers that took my breath away. Randomly in the corner of the warehouse I spotted myself on a gigantic banner! Pretty cool. The food was delicious. I had a salmon poke, quinoa bowl with mango, cucumbers and roasted cashews. I am so thankful fo

 

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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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