The World Surf League (professsional surfing’s governing body) created a short video honoring their female athletes for International Women’s Day, but when it comes to surfing, there is really only one name you need to remember: Hawaii’s own Carissa Moore. She has a number of accolades to back up her claim as the worlds best female surfer: three-time, and current reigning WSL World Champion; She’s also the youngest to win the crown, when she did it in 2011 as a high school senior.
The following video shows Carissa in fine form, scoring a perfect 10 in the final round of the Target Maui Pro at Honolua Bay. She held off Australia’s Sally Fitzgibbons to win the contest, after she had already claimed the World title earlier in the day. Check out 0:44 to see the huge barrell that earned Carissa her perfect score.
WSL Awards2015 Women’s Heat of the Year: Sally Fitzgibbons & Carissa Moore at the Target Maui Pro
Posted by World Surf League on Monday, March 7, 2016
And the women’s tribute video posted by the WSL:
A tribute to our incredible female athletes. #InternationalWomensDay
Posted by World Surf League on Tuesday, March 8, 2016