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Konnichiwa

Konnichiwa! I just returned from a quick three day trip to Yokohama, Japan to support my husband and the Banan boys in opening their first international franchise! I couldn't have imagined when they first started three years ago out of a food truck that they would one day be going overseas! I am so extremely proud of all their hard work. There are so many things that go into creating and running a successful food business. I have witnessed a lot of their hard work but there are so many little details in finances, legalities, marketing, branding, store build outs, hiring, employee training, product development that I cannot even begin to fully appreciate. It was really exciting to see the cro

South Africa

So much has happened since the last time I wrote. I don't even know where to start. I had an awesome trip to South Africa with Luke and my friend, Greg Browning (he is also a very talented filmer:) I had a little bit of a self implode in the event, haha. It's really not that funny. The waves were absolutely pumping on finals day! I was so upset after I lost, that I walked and walked and walked for a few miles down the point in my wetsuit. I turned around because I was freezing otherwise I probably would have kept walking aimlessly. It was aggravating that the waves were perfect and I took myself out of the opportunity to surf again in those conditions. I did realize however after walking the

 

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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