Hawaii’s Moore youngest ever ASP world champion

Carissa Moore, Photo courtesy: ASP
Carissa Moore, Photo courtesy: ASP

FRANCE (HawaiiNewsNow) – Professional surfer Carissa Moore made history on Friday after earning her first world title at the Roxy Pro Biarritz.

The 18 year old is the Association of Surfing Professionals' (ASP) youngest women's world champion. She's also the first women's surfer from the islands to win the title since Margo Oberg in 1981.

Moore clinched the title when then-reigning four-time ASP Women's World Champion Stephanie Gilmore beat title contender Sally Fitzgibbons in the semifinals of competition.

This is Moore's second year competing amongst the world's best. She has made the finals in every competition this year, winning three events along the way.

We'll have more details on Moore's big win -- including an interview with her mother and sister -- tonight on Hawaii News Now beginning at 5 p.m.

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