Carissa Moore

United States of America
TeamUnited States of America
Olympic Medals
Games Participations1
First Olympic GamesTokyo 2020
Year of Birth1992
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What can you say about Carissa Moore that hasn't already been said? The Hawaii-born star writes her own superlatives with every performance.

For six months of the year, she enjoys the quiet life she has in Honolulu with her husband, Luke, and two dogs, Maya and Tuffy.

But for the other six months, Moore travels the world ‘chasing waves’ and following her dreams as a professional surfer. And in 2021, that half-year was very special indeed.

The 28-year-old Moore headed to Tokyo 2020 in fine form with six competitions under her belt this year - all of them finishing 1st, second or third.

And she was untouchable all the way to the <a href="https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/news/videos/carissa-moore-tokyo2020-medal-moments" target="_blank">Olympic final</a> against South African Bianca Buitendag, taking gold 101 years after Hawaiian surf legend Duke Kahanamoku first said surfing should be included in the Games.

For Moore, it all started when she was five, surfing with her father on the beaches of Waikiki.

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