Hawaii’s reigning ocean queen, Carissa Moore that is, is featured in espnW’s latest installment: ‘RISS’. The short film delivers a glimpse into the life and upbringing of the 2011 and 2013 World Champion, and the trials along the way. Currently ranked in the number two slot behind Courtney Conolgue on the 2015 WCT, Moore is very much still in the race for this year’s world title.
In this touching film, we get a look inside her mentality as a competitor, and get to see the not-so-talked-about side of women’s surfing; the sexualization that occurs on even the professional level, body image issues that arise, and the realities of being a woman in a male dominated sport.
Carissa, being the youngest athlete ever to win a world title at just 18 in surfing, still has a lot of her professional surfing career to go. One thing is certain though, her role as a professional surfer brings pride not only to her beloved native island of Hawaii, but to young girls aspiring to push the limits across the world.