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Mindy Pennybacker: Carissa Moore, Hawaii’s new surfing ambassador

  • DENNIS ODA / 2019
                                Carissa Moore posed in front of the Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki after she clinched her fourth World Surfing League championship title at Honolua Bay, Maui. She also learned the she was the first woman selected for the U.S. Olympic surf team.

    DENNIS ODA / 2019

    Carissa Moore posed in front of the Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki after she clinched her fourth World Surfing League championship title at Honolua Bay, Maui. She also learned the she was the first woman selected for the U.S. Olympic surf team.

  • OLIVIER MORIN / VARIOUS SOURCES / AFP
                                USA’s Carissa Moore, center, posed with her medal along with silver medalist Bianca Buitendag, left, of South Africa, and bronze medalist Amuro Tsuzuki of Japan at the Tsurigasaki Beach, in Chiba on July 27.

    OLIVIER MORIN / VARIOUS SOURCES / AFP

    USA’s Carissa Moore, center, posed with her medal along with silver medalist Bianca Buitendag, left, of South Africa, and bronze medalist Amuro Tsuzuki of Japan at the Tsurigasaki Beach, in Chiba on July 27.

After winning the gold medal in the first-ever Olympic surfing event on July, “The first person I wanted to speak with was Luke, my husband,” Hawaii’s Carissa Kainani Moore said next day in a phone interview from Tokyo as she prepared to fly home. Read more

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