Carrisa Moore to Surf with the Guys

Women's champ invited to men's events

Sep 20, 2011
Outside Magazine

In an unusual move, surfing's governing body has invited reigning women's world champion Carissa Moore to surf in two major men's events later this year. Moore, 19, became the youngest-ever women's world champion in June. She will enter the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa and the Vans World Cup of Surfing in Sunset Beach, California. "Her performances in extra large surf at Sunset Beach over the past two years earmarked her as a worthy recipient of the wildcard,” the tour said in a release. It is incredibly rare for the women's ASP champion to face off again men in a major event. “We were trying to keep it quiet,” Moore said. “But seems like the cat’s out of the bag now." The Reef Hawaiian Pro will run from November 12 through November 23. The Vans World Cup of Surfing is scheduled betwween November 23 and December 6.

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