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So It Begins...

I'm currently sitting on the sand dusted couch in our Gold Coast apartment looking out the giant glass doors at Rainbow Bay. There aren't many waves but there are still many people. Mostly on longboards. The waves are tiny and the Super Bank, lacking the "super" part. Starting the tour feels like school is back in session after summer break. There is a buzz in the air. The WSL banquet was a perfect soiree to see everyone and catch up on the past four months a part. Many spent some much needed time at home, doing normal things. Others used the time to travel some more and chase other passions. I did a little bit of both. I am happy with a final appearance to start the season. There are so

 

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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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