Carissa Moore, Professional Surfer. A Hawaii native and an inductee in the Surfers’ Hall of Fame, she is the winner of 6 ASP Women’s World Tour events, 2 ASP WQS 6-Star events, and 11 NSSA Titles.
"Growing up and just spending time with my dad in the water everyday, playing at the beach really got me hooked. Surfing became my happy place, my escape."
"The truth is I still get scared / nervous all the time! When things are challenging, I focus on my breath and the moment. Stress comes from worrying about the unknown. I try my best to trust in my ability and let go. One of my favorite quotes: “'he comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.’ When I start doubting and want to run away and hide, I think about this. The best things happen when you step outside your comfort zone."
"Losing is hard. I get pretty negative on myself. I cry. I get mad and irrational. I let myself feel all that I need to feel then I go back to the drawing board and take what I can from the situation to be better. When you lose, you have two options: beat yourself up and give up or learn from it and move forward. Everything happens for a reason. Embrace the journey.”
Interview by Amanda Kriebel, Photo via Nike