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Waiting...

Waiting for another call in an hour. Praying that the swell fills in. It's hard to sit still. I'm excited! So much anticipation. How will the waves be? What about the direction? Will it be consistent? So many thoughts and questions, possibilities and outcomes. Trying my best to stay present. Breathe deep. Distract myself from thinking too much. Thats the key. To let go and have fun. The best performances come from a calm, clear and genuine place. It is the last event of the year. Final day possibly. Last five and a half hours. It has been such a crazy year. Ups, downs, and everything in between. So thankful for it all. Especially grateful to be where I am now. I am looking forward to giving

Happy Thanksgiving

Currently I am... Lying in bed and being lazy. Thinking about working out before stuffing my face this evening. I know I should... just not yet. The air is chill this morning and its so warm under the blankets. I love waking up in winter, staying in bed a little longer, listening to the birds, the wind rustle the trees, and the gentle flow of the stream below our house. I am so thankful for our little oasis in the back of the valley. Looking forward to the last comp of the year at Honolua Bay. The waiting period for the event starts on saturday and good news is, we will definitely be surfing waves bigger than last year! Whoohoo! I spent the last few days on Maui with my dad and friend/ f

Muffins

Guess who is here in Hawaii? My friend, Johanne DeFay, from Reunion Island, is staying with me this week! It's been a blast showing her my home and sharing my routine with her. The past few days we woke up early and drove to the north shore to surf. The waves were small but super fun at the sand bars. We've been chilling, going to yoga, eating at all my favorite places. I am really enjoying getting to spend time together outside of a contest setting and enjoying her company without any pressure. Just in case we don't find the time to do the whole tour of Waikiki, I took Johanne to a few of the most iconic spots yesterday to snap a quick photo. We pulled over on the side of the road, ran to

 

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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