TWENTY-ONE QUESTIONS WITH CARISSA MOORE. The ASP World Champion answers questions from former world champs, tour veterans, young fans & surfing legends.

[frame_right src="https://www.jettygirl.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/redbull.carissa.moore_-300x200.jpg" href="https://www.jettygirl.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/redbull.carissa.moore_.jpg"]© Jason Kenworthy/Red Bull Content Pool[/frame_right] Presented by InsuranceSurfers.com In Carissa Moore's first full year on Tour, she accomplished what so many have predicted for her over the years of her young life, an ASP World Title. It's difficult to imagine the kind of pressure she was under to accomplish the goal. While most surfers are given a number of years to find their footing in the pro ranks, you could almost feel the industry's expectations that anything short of a world title would be a letdown. But there would be no slip-ups, no letdown, no unfulfilled goals ...Carissa charged through the Tour schedule, pushed performance boundaries in a groundbreaking film and did so with Hawaiian grace and style. After Carissa won her World Title, we planned to interview her as quickly as possible ...but so did every other surf media outlet on the planet. By the time our turn came around, all my questions had been asked numerous times. Instead of rehashing what had already been said, we asked a group of former world champions, legends, filmmakers, industry folks, free surf pioneers and local groms to post up some questions for the new World Champ. I don't think this has ever been done before ...so thank you to all who participated. You have my deepest appreciation! --Chris 1. Asked by Heather Hudson, Executive Producer of The Women and the Waves Heather Hudson: If you could go back to any era in surfing history and surf with anyone, who would you want to surf with and why? Carissa Moore: I would probably want to go back two years and have a surf session with Andy (Irons) or go back to the early 90's and surf with Rell (Sunn). Both people are great ambassadors to our sport and role models to me. 2. Asked by Kelly Nicely, Current #13 on the ASP Women's Longboard World Rankings Kelly Nicely: How has the tour changed for women in the past few years and how do you think the future of the women’s tour is headed as far as equality with men and women? Carissa: I think the talent on the women's tour has come so far the past few years. The girls are definitely pushing the limits of their performance. Unfortunately, the state of our tour is in what seems to be the worst it has ever been. I can only hope that one day we will have the same kind of following that the men have and we will gain more support and events. 3. Asked by Kim Mearig, 1983 ASP Women's World Champion Kim Mearig: Since you've won the world title so young, are you content or do you want to beat Kelly's record? Carissa: Haha, I don't know if I will ever beat Kelly's record or even come close but I would love to give the world title a run every year I am on tour. 4. Asked by Serena Brooke, ASP legend & owner of Serena Sportswear Serena Brooke: What type of diet and training do you do to keep in shape, do you think it is important to your surfing? Carissa: I think it is so important to eat right and train to perform at your best. You definitely could just surf and be amazing but for the overall package and piece of mind it's great to be on top of those things as well. 5. Asked by Sara Taylor, freesurfer & video star of Circus Tricks, Illegal Turns, and Hayley Gordon's Empty Lowers Sara Taylor: If there was something you could change about the tour what would it be? Carissa: If there was something that I could change about the tour it would be to have more events at amazing venues! 6. Asked by Cori Schumacher, Writer & 3x Women's Longboard World Champion Cori Schumacher: Within the realm of surfing, the sponsorship dynamic is one of the most influential socializing agents for young surfers. How old were you when you were first sponsored and can you remember if how you felt about yourself changed then? If so, how? When you made the shift from being sponsored by endemic surf companies to your current sponsors, did you feel a shift in yourself as well? If so, what did that feel like for you? Carissa: I was very lucky and got sponsored when I was seven by Roxy. I was very naive and didn't think much of it, just how cool it was to get a box of clothes every month! Also, when I made the shift from being sponosred by endemic surf companies to my current sponsors I didn't really make a big deal of it. I think my family did a really good job of keeping things simple on the sponsorship end so I could just enjoy surfing. [frame_center src="https://www.jettygirl.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/moore.carissa.2520-600x400.jpg" href="https://www.jettygirl.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/moore.carissa.2520.jpg"]Frontside carve at the US Open in Huntington Beach. © Chris Grant/Jettygirl.com[/frame_center] 7. Asked by Kassia Meador, photographer, longboard stylist & current #2 on the ASP Women's Longboard World Rankings Kassia Meador: What is your favorite post shred snack? Carissa: I love a nice green smoothie. 8. Asked by Shea Hodges, Hawaiian freesurfer & star of Shea Hodges: Freedom in Motion Shea Hodges: It's apparent that in the last few years the level of women's surfing has increased dramatically. The widespread use of the internet and social media has helped create more of a "do it yourself" attitude for the aspiring surfer that doesn't have the means to travel the tour and compete. Do you feel that women (like men) should have the option to be professional free-surfers and not only Tour surfers? Carissa: Yea, I definitely think that women should have the option to be a professional free surfer. 9. Asked by Hayley Gordon, filmmaker & owner of Leashless.tv Hayley Gordon: What was your greatest or funniest misadventure/disaster on your surf travels? Carissa: Funniest misadventure was .... 10. Asked by Di Mattison, blogger, surfer & surf instructor extraordinaire Di Mattison: What do you think about the "marketing image" available to women professional surfers? Why do you think it is that the guys are able to be marketed with a wide range of types - jock; punk; gangsta; artist; hippy; intellectual - and that there's only one type for women: happy, sporty, beach babe? I do see that Steph plays her guitar and Sally is really into sports, but I don't see their overall image(s) being far from the mark that the surf industry has set for women (image-wise). Carissa: I know. I think it's crazy that guys seem to be way more marketable when women are the ones who are way more into fashion and the way they look. I think all the women on tour have awesome personalities and something unique and special about them and just need to be marketed in the right way. 11. Asked by Lauren Otonicar, owner & creator of Tonic Haircare Lauren Otonicar: What is your animal amalgamation? (If you could be a combination of 2 animals what would you be and why?) Carissa: Bird and dolphin so I can fly and swim underwater for long periods of time. 12. Asked by Ashley Beeson, middle school shredder in the Western Surfing Association Ashley Beeson: Do you have any tips on how to do those “sliding 360’s” frontside and backside? I want to learn how to do them myself. Carissa: Just keep messing around with it and eventually you'll figure it out. It is a shift of weight from the front to back to front again. The key to spinning is getting the fins out of the water. To get the movement down, take the back center fin out, that's what I did in the beginning, shhhh. 13. Asked by Kim Wooldridge, 14-year veteran of the ASP Women's World Tour Kim Wooldridge: Which women surfers did you look up to or were inspired by when you first started surfing? Carissa: Layne Beachley, Rochelle Ballard, Megan Abubo... 14. Asked by Amee Donohoe, ASP Women's World Tour veteran and contest director of the annual RA Girls Surf Show Amee Donohoe: Being the most progressive female surfer ever and inspiring generations, how are you keeping yourself inspired to continue to push your level of surfing? I watch your free surfing and your contest surfing and you go big with such flare but are you secretly attempting "sex change varials" now that the judges know what they are? Carissa: Haha, well thank you, I am so flattered. My dad is definitely the one to thank for pushing my level of surfing. He is the one who helps me think out of the box, challenges and encourages me to go bigger. Also working with guys like Shane Beschen, Myles Padaca and Pancho Sullivan have inspired me so much. Being around their male energy is so new and exciting. 15. Asked by Lola Blake, President & CEO of Chick Sticks by Lola Lola Blake: Do you have a pre-heat ritual that you do or think to yourself before your competitions? Carissa: I always sit down and have a quick chat with my dad before paddling out, listen to some Eminem and Bieber and say a little prayer. Carissa Moore at the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach Pier. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Surf Magazine. Carissa Moore towards the pier in Huntington Beach. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com. Carissa Moore banks off the foam at the US Open of Surfing. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Carissa Moore at the US Open of Surfing. Photo © Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine2011 ASP Women's World Champ, Carissa Moore, ripping onshore peaks in HB. Photos © Chris Grant/ Jettygirl.com 16. Asked by Cori Schumacher, writer & 3x Women's Longboard World Champion Cori Schumacher: How important has your heritage as a Hawaiian been in your approach to surfing and what is the most important aspect of this heritage for you? Carissa: It's definitely motivated me to want to do my best to represent my heritage. The most important part is being able to do something I love and having fun everyday. A lot of hardwork but it's all worth it. 17. Asked by Jessi Miley-Dyer, ASP Tour veteran & 2012 ASP Women's World Tour Manager Jessi Miley-Dyer: You're one of the only girls on tour I've seen donate their prize money to charity. We used to donate our time to various causes when we have been overseas but I've never given money (would love to but not exactly rolling in it, haha). Do you think that we should do more community work around the contests that we go to? Would you like to see more of it? Carissa: I think we definitely should and I would love to see more of it. As professional surfers we get to travel the world and do something we love, how lucky are we?! I think it is important to give back to the communities that aren't as fortunate but have given so much to us. 18. Asked by Margaux Arramon-tucoo, French artist, longboard stylist. Star of Hayley Gordon's film, "This is Margaux" Margaux Arramon-tucoo: Does surfing for a living, traveling, now being world champ and all that comes with it, inspire you in other areas of your life? Carissa: Yes of course! I realize that my life is amazing and in order to keep it I just have to keep working hard at everything. It is all so worth it. 19. Asked by Savannah Fliers, local ripper & huge fan of Carissa Moore Savannah Fliers: Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Carissa: I hope raising a family, married, a teacher or a coach and of course still surfing! 20. Asked by Savannah Fliers, local ripper & huge fan of Carissa Moore Savannah Fliers: What advice would you give to girls who want to catch more waves when surfing in a lineup surrounded by wave-hungry guys? Carissa: Patience and time. If you put your time in at any spot and are respectful you will gain respect yourself and will catch waves. And as you improve the guys will want to watch you rip! 21. Asked by Bilandra Chase, Mom, installation engineer & the better half of NK Surfboards shaped by Raz Bilandra Chase: You two have worked so closely for so many years. What did your dad say to you when you won the world title? Carissa: My dad and I are best friends and seriously there is no person in the world that I would have wanted to share that journey with than my dad. He was stoked. When I won in France he gave me a huge hug and then said, "Knuckles. You did it!" Pretty awesome moment. One for the memory books for sure.
*Video courtesy of Red Bull
Additional Resources: Carissa Moore's Red Bull Profile Carissa Moore - Official Website, Biography, Surfing Photos & Videos Carissa Moore on Twitter

California Surf Festival. 4 Days of Surf Movies & More. October 13-16, 2011 in Oceanside, California.

The 4th Annual California Surf Festival celebrates the lifestyle of beach-goers and wave riders alike with four exciting, action-packed days October 13th-16th in Oceanside, California. Featuring multi-talented musicians, jaw-dropping surf film premieres plus appearances by today’s top surf pros and legends, this fundraising benefit for the California Surf Museum promises something for everyone. Whether you rip the waves at your favorite local beach or just enjoy digging your toes in the warm sand and enjoying the view, you won't want to miss a single event. Now in its 4th successful year, the California Surf Festival highlights surfing’s healthy lifestyle and trend-setting culture. Set against the back-drop of the California Surf Museum's latest exhibits, attendees and guests are guaranteed to be dazzled by this fun and educational annual event. Thursday Bring Your Mighty Uke Night! With Pat Enos and Bill Tapia in concert. An important part of surf culture is the music, and what better way to start off the Festival on Thursday night than with the iconic ukulele, which has captivated surfers through the years? The documentary Mighty Uke will share the amazing phenomenon that the ukulele is taking over the world, one pluck of the strings at a time. We have a very special musical presentation featuring Bill Tapia and Pat Enos following the screening – bring your uke along! You’ll learn that this fun and charming instrument has heart and soul and, most importantly, transcends boundaries. This is one instrument that always puts a smile on your face! Friday Chicks Who Rip Night! With appearances by Carissa Moore and Lakey Peterson. Special programming will feature films by, for, and about, the ladies of surf. We will be presenting footage of some of the hottest women surfers on the water today. Mingle with our special guests, be a part of the USA Premiere for the documentary Oceanides, sponsored by Keep A Breast Foundation. The dynamic Leave A Message is one of the year's best films showing how the ladies rip. When you watch this film, you’ll be blown away how powerful the women have become in the water. Carissa Moore’s surfing in this film shows why she just may be the number one woman in the world! This is the first surf festival to honor the ladies of surf with a full program. Saturday Surf Theater Saturday. Meet surf photographer Dan Merkel. This day features a cornucopia of surf films. We start with Chasing the Swell by Sachi Cunningham, featuring the big waves from Mavericks and Puerto Escondido and the amazing surfers who challenge them. Splinters, a top surf film that world-premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, is about the first-ever National Surfing Championship in Papua New Guinea and how it changed the lives of several surfers from the host village of Vanimo. We welcome the return of the CSF’s first winner of the Big Shorts From Little Groms filmmakers contest, Victor Pakpour. His first feature surf film, Blow Up, shows how this talented grom has become a true surf filmmaker. Surprise Excitement Party will follow, the newest film from Chris Coté, Editor at Transworld Surf Magazine. Coté shows how John John Florence, Mark Healy and Kelly Slater continue to rip it up across the globe. The day ends with the San Diego Premiere of Doug Walker’s Lost and Found. About four years ago, Doug found three boxes of slides and negatives of surfers at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet in Pasadena, California. A lifelong surfer, he was intrigued and took them home. He recognized images from Surfing Magazine from as far back as 1972. Doug traveled for over three years finding the people as well as the photographers who lived the era and captured beautiful stories which if not told would be LOST. Do not miss Surf Cinema Saturday! Sunday Silver Sunday. With surfer/shaper legend Skip Frye. The Festival closing day begins with our 4th annual “Big Shorts From Little Groms” filmmakers contest. Kids 18 and under were invited to make a short action sports film no longer than 5 minutes. The best films will screen and a panel of judges will present awards to the films, with an overall Festival Grom filmmaker winner. Lucky winners in the past have gone on to be hired by some of the largest surf companies in the world, with their job making films. The Still Point, by Taki Bibelas, is one of the major award-winning films screening in film festivals this year. This French filmmaker, inspired by the work of T.S. Eliot, asks world pioneer surfers about their experience of what it is like to be in the still point of the water. The answers are insightful and thought provoking. Interviews with Mickey Muñoz, Tom Morey, Paul Strauch, Skip Frye, Jericho Poppler, Steve Pezman, Jeff Divine, Doc Paskowitz, George Downing and many more, have made this film intriguing and in demand! Closing the Festival will be the annual Silver Surfer Award, this year presented to San Diego’s legendary surfer and shaper, Skip Frye. Come join people from the community and surf industry in honoring Skip for his contribution to surfing through the years. It will be a who’s who of surfing at this event, with photos, film and speakers to share Skip’s amazing life. It's all happening on the big screen in the intimate setting of the Sunshine Brooks Theatre and the Aloha Room. 217 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside. Information and Tickets: CaliforniaSurfFestival.com and 760-721-6876
CALIFORNIA SURF FESTIVAL SCHEDULE * Indicates short film • Doors open 30 mins before screening time. All screenings $8 CSM members / $10 non-members except as noted. Admission to Aloha Room is free with ticket to film screenings. Meet film directors and surfers in the films. On display: art for sale, surfboards and more. Listen to live music by local musicians. THURSDAY, OCT 13: Bring Your Mighty Uke Night! Tickets: $12 / $15 • with Community Partner: Guitars In The Classroom 6:30 pm - Mighty Uke reception 7:30 pm - Mighty Uke by Tony Coleman, followed by Bill Tapia and Pat Enos musical presentation FRIDAY, OCT 14: Chicks Who Rip Night! with Community Partner: Keep A Breast Foundation 6:00 pm - Chicks Who Rip reception with Keep A Breast 6:30 pm - First Love by Claire Gorman (West Coast Premiere) with: *Eddie by Claire Gorman 8:30 pm - Oceanides by Lorène Carpentier (USA Premiere). Q&A with Director to follow with: *Leave A Message by Jason Kentworthy and Aaron Leiber SATURDAY, OCT 15: Surf Theater Saturday with Community Partner: Surfrider Foundation 1:00 pm - The Physics of Surfing By Passmore Lab - Ocean Monk by Sanjay Rawal - Chasing the Swell by Sachi Cunningham with: *Plastic Tide by Skye Kelly 3:00 pm - Splinters by Adam Pesce and Perrin Chiles with: *On Board by Dustin Brockman 5:00 pm - Get-N Classic by Vans Sion Milosky Tribute by Volcom with: *Hi, I’m Andy Irons by Michael Oblowitz 6:00 pm - VIP Reception for Lost and Found in the Aloha Room catered by The Fish Joint Tickets for VIP Reception and film screening: $25 / $35 6:30 pm - Blow Up by Victor Pakpour (CSM's first BSFLG winner!) Surprise Excitement Party by Chris Coté with: *36 Hours in the City by Billabong 8:30 pm - Lost and Found by Douglas Walker (San Diego Premiere) with: *Beer Can Surfboard by Rich Morrison and: *Sanded by Tim Ryan SUNDAY, OCT 16: Silver Sunday 1:00 pm - Big Shorts From Little Groms Free Admission 3:00 pm - The Still Point by Taki Bibelas with: *The Board Meeting by Maggie Franks and: *Blue Sway by Jack McCoy 5:00 pm - Silver Surfer Reception and Presentation to Skip Frye. Free Admission. Schedule subject to change.

Stephanie Gilmore Wins Roxy Pro Ahead of Freshly Crowned ASP Women’s World Champion, Carissa Moore

A 19th career win for Roxy Pro winner Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), a maiden ASP Women's World title for youngest surfer ever to clinch it, Carissa Moore (HAW). A day that will be remembered in Biarritz, France. Photo ©ASP/Bonnarme A 19th career win for Roxy Pro winner Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), a maiden ASP Women's World title for youngest surfer ever to clinch it, Carissa Moore (HAW). A day that will be remembered in Biarritz, France. Photo ©ASP/Bonnarme For Immediate Release Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) International Roxy Pro Stop No. 6 of 7 on the Women’s ASP World Title Tier Stop No. 1 of 2 on the Women’s ASP World Longboard Title Tier Côtes des Basques, Biarritz - France July 11-17, 2012 Gilmore Wins Roxy Pro ahead of Freshly Crowned ASP Women’s World Champion Moore BIARRITZ - France (Friday, July 15, 2011) – Stephanie Gilmore (Gold Coast, AUS), 23, won the Roxy Pro in Biarritz today, the charismatic champion clinching her first victory of the season ahead of freshly crowned 2011 ASP Women’s World Champion Carissa Moore (Oahu, HAW), 18, in good quality three-foot (one meter) waves and finding the only clean barrel of the event en route to victory. With no pressure and having enjoyed the week of action where she posted three of the event’s top-five wave scores, Gilmore managed to take the final’s lead after a series of waves, the four-time ASP champion adding a 19th event win to her brilliant career with a solid 17.27 point heat result, the event’s third highest one. “Today was unbelievable because so much has gone down," Roxy Pro winner Gilmore said. "In my perfect world somebody would be crowned world champ and I would take the win and that is what I dreamt about. It feels so good. I missed it so much this year. I am so happy right now.” Gilmore, who was ousted from the ASP Women’s World title race after event No. 5 in Brazil, came to Biarritz relaxed, bringing her stylish forehand attack, on-the-rail cutback and vertical top-turn lethal weapons to make her way through to the final and win the event, a win with a special taste ahead of wunderkid and favorite Moore. “Her turns out there were really strong and I thought she was surfing better than me but I got a little head dip and it was the excitement of everything," Gilmore added. "It feels good to beat her and she has definitely raised the bar for all the girls this year. She is definitely the strongest of everyone this whole year and she has been in every single final and that is a new record. To beat the freshly crowned world champ is pretty cool.” Following her ASP Women’s world champion crowning, Carissa Moore (Oahu, HAW), 18, led the battle for fifteen minutes netting an 8.00 point score on her third wave thanks to her custom-made upside-down turns and 360° reverses. Showing great consistency and mental strength during the nerve-racking world title showdown all week, Moore came short of only 1.77 points finishing her Biarritz run as runner-up. "It’s been a great event and I was just smiling during the whole final," an ecstatic Moore said. "It’s probably the heat I’ve spoken in most in my career and we were just enjoying our time out there with Stephanie. The waves were fun and I am just super stoked to be here in Biarritz." Surfing a sixth final in six events, a premiere in the ASP history, youngest ever ASP Women’s World champion Moore adds another record to her already outstanding young career and will be celebrating the first world title for a Hawaiian in 30 years, since Margo Oberg’s crowning in 1981. "It feels amazing to make all these finals and win the title," Moore said. "I have been thinking about this for a long time since I was a little girl. Just to be here right now and being world champ is pretty crazy, and Roxy put-up a great event. I dreamed of surfing at this level my whole life since I was a little kid and I don’t think you can ever expect or anticipate the feeling." Placing equal 3rd in the event and consequently letting go her chances to counter Moore’s world title assault, Sally Fitzgibbons (New South Wales, AUS) still added another solid result and continues the 2011 season as ASP World No. 2 and heading to the final event hungry for a win. "It’s been a fantastic year, I’ve enjoyed the highs and lows but it’s a bit devastating to lose the world title," Fitzgibbons said. "I am stoked to see my good friend Carissa (Moore) win the title and it was a great finish to see Stephanie take down the event win. There is still another event and I’ll try and finish there with a strong result." Fitzgibbons, who was the last world title contender, remains one of women’s surfing favorites towards the supreme ASP crown in a near future, and contributed to making this year’s ASP Women’s World title race one of the most exciting ever. "It’s surfing and sometimes it’s difficult to win when world titles are on the line," Fitzgibbons said. "I am stoked with my performance this year and can’t wait for next year." Securing her best result in her ASP Women’s World title rookie season, Pauline Ado (Hendaye, FRA) pleased her home crowds by reaching the Semifinals of the event, the 20-year-old mutli ASP European women’s champion continuing her 2011 run efficiently and now seriously in reach of requalifying for next year’s elite ASP Women’s tour. "I would have loved to make the final but I am super happy with my result and it feels even better to secure it here at home," Ado said. "I was really relaxed going into that heat and I knew I had nothing to lose against Carissa (Moore). The waves were good, I did my thing and I am happy with this run in Biarritz. Looking forward to the final event in California." By placing 3rd in Biarritz, Ado’s chances to requalify now depend on fellow rookie Laura Enever (USA) and Paige Hareb’s (NZL) results at the final event next month in California, both girls needing to make the final to keep Ado back from requalifying. The Roxy Pro will continue tomorrow with the ASP Women's World Longboard Tour division set to wrap-up, event officials meeting at 8 AM Saturday. The Roxy Pro is webcast LIVE at http://www.roxylive.com/ ROXY PRO FINAL 1st, Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 17.27 2nd, Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.50 ROXY PRO SEMIFINALS Heat 1 : Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.27 def. Pauline Ado (FRA) 9.67 Heat 2 : Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 15.30 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) ROXY PRO QUARTERFINALS Heat 1 : Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.50 def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 11.23 Heat 2 : Carissa Moore (HAW) 17.34 def. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 12.50 Heat 3 : Sally Fitzgibons (AUS) 14.37 def. Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 9.67 Heat 4 : Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 16.30 def. Coco Ho (HAW) 15.87 ROXY PRO ROUND 4 Heat 1 : Pauline Ado (FRA) 13.16 def. Lee-Ann Curren (FRA) 12.34 Heat 2 : Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.94 def. Tyler Wright (AUS) 7.97 Heat 3 : Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 10.00 def. Laura Enever (AUS) 4.60 Heat 4 : Coco Ho (HAW) 12.40 def. Paige Hareb (NZL) 11.30 For more information log onto www.aspworldtour.com

Carissa Moore Claims Maiden ASP Women’s World Title with Stellar Run in 2011

Newly crowned ASP Women's World Champion, Carissa Moore (HAW), surrounded by media at the Roxy Pro in Biarritz. Moore (HAW), 18, claims her maiden ASP Women’s World Title at the Roxy Pro Biarritz. Photo ©ASP/Bonnarme LA GRANDE PLAGE, Biarritz/France (Friday, July 15, 2011) – Carissa Moore (HAW), 18, has just made ASP history as the youngest ever ASP Women’s World Champion, clinching her maiden title today at the Roxy Pro Biarritz. “I dreamed of surfing at this level my whole life since I was a little kid and I don’t think you can ever expect or anticipate the feeling,” Moore said. “It is amazing. There is no place I would rather be right now.” The clinching came when then-reigning four-time ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 23, dispatched of the remaining title contender Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 20, in the Semifinals of competition. “I’m not really feeling anything right now I am just so happy,” Moore said. “It was really stressful watching that last heat and I was trying to just listen to my songs and zone out. It is kind of weird to win on the beach. I have always visualized and imagined winning the Final or a heat and coming in and winning but I’m so happy and excited. I have been thinking about this for a long time since I was a little girl and just to be here right now and being world champ is pretty crazy.” In only her second year competing amongst the world’s best, Moore has had a stellar run, making the Finals in every event thus far and scalping three wins along the way. “I have had this goal written on my door and it has been waiting there for a long time to be ticked off so I can’t wait to go home and cross it out,” Moore said. 2011 ASP Women’s World Tour Results: Roxy Pro Gold Coast: WIN Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach: Runner-Up Subaru Pro TSB Bank Women’s Surf Festival New Zealand: Runner-Up Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic: WIN Billabong Rio Pro: WIN Roxy Pro Biarritz: Runner-Up Nike US Open of Surfing: TBD This year’s stellar run set another record for the youngster as the only ASP World Champion in history to make the Finals in every event this season, and sees Moore as the first Hawaiian ASP Women’s World Champion since Margo Oberg (HAW) in 1981. “I definitely first and foremost want to thank my little sister Cayla, thank you so much,” Moore said. “I wouldn’t be here without you. There are way too many people to thank but my Dad, he has been here every step of the way and I could not have done this without him. It is so much sweeter having him part of my team. I want to thank my sponsors Nike, Target and Red Bull I couldn’t do it without them. My family, my uncles and aunts and my grandparents.” The next and final stop on the 2011 ASP Women’s World Title season will be the Nike US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach from August 1 – 6, 2011. For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

Join Shaper Studios for “Ladies Night of Surfing” on Friday, June 10th in San Diego

Shaper Studios Presents Ladies Night of Surfing LADIES NIGHT OF SURFING One night dedicated to the beautiful ladies of surfing... Big Screen Movie Premiere of Nike 6.0's Leave A Message featuring Malia Manuel, Coco Ho, Monyca Byrne-Wickey, Lakey Peterson, Laura Enever and Carissa Moore. Female Shapers: Whitney Lang Molly Logan Dessa Kirk Female Surfers: Leah Dawson Cindy Santini Time: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm Location: Shaper Studios 6310 Riverdale Street San Diego, CA

ASP Int’l Confirms Roxy Pro in Biarritz to ASP Women’s World Title Schedule

For Immediate Release Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) International Roxy Pro Biarritz ASP Women’s World Title Event 6 of 7 Biarritz, France July 11 – 17, 2011 Stephanie Gilmore. Photo © ASP / ROBERTSON Pictured: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 23, reigning four-time ASP Women’s World Champion, will continue her 2011 campaign at the newly-minted Roxy Pro in Biarritz. Credit: © ASP / ROBERTSON ASP International Confirms Roxy Pro in Biarritz to ASP Women’s World Title Schedule VILLA BELZA, Biarritz/France (Thursday, April 28, 2011) –ASP International and Roxy are proud to confirm that the ASP Women’s Longboard World Title (WLT) event that traditionally comes to Biarritz during July will be joined this year by the ASP Top 17 as well as wildcard Lee-Ann Curren (FRA), 20, for the sixth event of the 2011 ASP Women’s World Title season, the Roxy Pro Biarritz. The newly-minted event offers a dream line-up, including reigning four-time ASP World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 23, current ASP Women’s World No. 1 Carissa Moore (HAW), 18, 2010 ASP Women’s World Runner-Up Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 20, lethal rookie Tyler Wright (AUS), 17, as well as the remainder of the ASP Top 17. The world’s best female surfers will surf alongside the some of the world’s best noseriders, including Jennifer Smith (USA) double World Champion and icon of the discipline, Kassia Meador (USA). The two competitions will be run during the same period. The Roxy Jam will be renamed the Roxy Pro for this occasion. On the longboard side, the girls will compete in the first of two legs of the ASP Women’s World Longboard Circuit in Biarritz on the Cote des Basques, whilst the surfers will compete in their penultimate event of the season at nearby Villa Belza, or at one of neighboring spots, which will have a mobile structure to have the best wave conditions. The Roxy Pro, July 11th - 17th July in Biarritz: · First of two legs of the ASP Women’s World Longboard Championship 2011. · Sixth and penultimate event of the ASP World Shortboard Championship 2011. The Roxy Pro in Biarritz will be webcast LIVE via www.roxy.com The Roxy Pro in Biarritz will exist as the penultimate event on the current 2011 ASP Women’s World Title season: - Roxy Pro Gold Coast (won by Carissa Moore) - Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach (won by Sally Fitzgibbons) - Subaru Pro TSB Bank Women’s Surf Festival in New Zealand - Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic in Sydney - Billabong Rio Pro in Brazil - Roxy Pro in Biarritz - US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

Carissa Moore Claims Roxy Pro Gold Coast, Takes ASP Women’s World Title Rankings

Carissa Moore claims Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Photo © ASP 2011/ Kirstin Scholtz Carissa Moore (HAW), 18, is your 2011 Roxy Pro Gold Coast champion! Credit: © ASP / KIRSTIN SCHOLTZ ASSOCIATION OF SURFING PROFESSIONALS (ASP) INTERNATIONAL Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover ASP World Title Event No. 1 of 11 Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover ASP Women’s World Title Event No. 1 of 7 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia February 26 – March 9, 2011 Carissa Moore Claims 2011 Roxy Pro Gold Coast, Takes ASP Women’s World Title Rankings Lead Carissa Moore, winner of the 2011 Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Photo © ASP 2011 / KirstinSNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, March 8, 2011) – Carissa Moore (HAW), 18, has taken out the opening event of the 2011 ASP Women’s World Title season, the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, in an electric final over Tyler Wright (AUS), 16. The primary venue of Snapper Rocks produced the goods for the final day of women’s competition, as the world’s best female surfers collectively announced a new standard of high-performance surfing. Moore proved the form surfer of the event, consistently notching the highest scores of the round and surfing with unparalleled speed, power and progression. “It’s been an amazing finish to the event and the waves were so good for us today,” Moore said. “If I didn’t have priority and hadn’t dropped in on Tyler (Wright) on that wave, then she probably would have gotten the score and won the heat. It’s been an incredible event for me and I’m excited for the year ahead.” The young Hawaiian’s victory today, her fourth elite win of her career, can be taken as a fierce declaration of her plans for the year, clearly eyeing her maiden ASP Women’s World Title. “It’s still early in the season but the ASP Women’s World Title is definitely a goal,” Moore said. “I’m just happy to be surfing the way I am and getting results. I’m riding a Mayhem Matt Biolis shape. It’s a 5’9” and I love it, it’s kind of a magic board, so I’m stoked. Luckily I have a couple just like it so I’m trying to take care of them.” Now sitting in the driver’s seat in the hunt for the 2011 ASP Women’s World Title, Moore looks towards the next event and pushing the now unbridled progression of women’s surfing. “All the girls are surfing amazing and we really saw it at this event,” Moore said. “It’s going to be an exciting year on tour. I just can’t wait to see what happens.” Tyler Wright at the 2011 Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Photo © ASP 2011 / Kirstin.   Sally Fitzgibbons, Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Landrover. Photo © ASP 2011 / Kirstin. Laura Enever at Snapper Rocks. Photo © ASP 2011 / Kirstin.   Go Sally! Sally Fitzgibbons fans at the 2011 Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Photo © ASP 2011 / Kirstin. Top to bottom, left to right. Tyler Wright; Sally Fitzgibbons; Laura Enever; Go Sally! Credits: © ASP / KIRSTIN SCHOLTZ Wright, who is into her first full year as an ASP Women’s World Title campaigner, blew people away with her performances throughout the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, and came up just shy of taking down the event. “In every heat I think you can learn something, pull something out of it that’s positive,” Wright said. “I won’t change too much, I’ll do my own thing and hopefully I can catch a couple of waves. We’ve got snapper with only one other person out and I love this wave. Congrats to Carissa (Moore) – she surfed amazing. It was incredible to be out there in waves like that and I can’t wait for the rest of the season.” Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 20, 2010 ASP Women’s World Runner-Up, was part of the select few to consistently break the boundaries of women’s surfing at the event, but the young natural-footer couldn’t stop a rampaging Moore in their Semifinal clash. “It's always disappointing coming up short in a contest," Fitzgibbons said. "I'm happy with the way I'm surfing, but it just didn't go my way in the Semifinals. It’s been a great off season though. I had a month at home and you can’t complain about that. Just have to buckle down and focus on the next one." Laura Enever (AUS), 19, 2011 ASP Top 17 rookie, had a sensational run at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, taking down a bevy of high-profile names before falling to Wright in the Semifinals. For her efforts, Enever finished Equal 3rd in her first event as an ASP Women’s World Title campaigner. “Being in the water with these girls has been amazing,” Enever said. “I’m just happy to make the Semifinals in my first World Tour event. It’s going to be an exciting year and I can’t wait to have fun around the world.” Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 23, reigning four-time ASP Women’s World Champion, has consistently held the ASP Women’s No. 1 position since August 2008. However, the iconic natural-footer was unable to overtake a rampaging Enever in her Quarterfinal bout. “Laura (Enever) and I went out with different game plans for that heat and hers obviously paid off,” Gilmore said. “It’s disappointing for sure, but she was surfing really well and things worked out for her. For me, this event was about trying to find my feet and I think I did a little bit. Hopefully I can recover a bit more between now and the next event.” Highlights from the Roxy Pro Gold Coast will be available via http://www.roxypro.com.au The next stop on the 2011 ASP Women’s World Title season will be the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach in Victoria from April 19 – 25, 2011. For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com ROXY PRO GOLD COAST FINAL RESULTS: 1 – Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.34 2 – Tyler Wright (AUS) 14.37 ROXY PRO GOLD COAST SEMIFINAL RESULTS: SF 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) 17.53 def. Laura Enever (AUS) 11.84 SF 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) 16.00 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.50 ROXY PRO GOLD COAST QUARTERFINAL RESULTS: QF 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) 11.77 def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 10.44 QF 2: Laura Enever (AUS) 15.67 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 12.50 QF 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 19.20 def. Coco Ho (HAW) 14.50 QF 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 18.37 def. Chelsea Hedges (AUS) 11.83 ASP WOMEN’S WORLD TITLE TOP 5 (After Roxy Pro Gold Coast) 1. Carissa Moore (HAW) 10,000 2. Tyler Wright (AUS) 8,000 points 3. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 5,200 points 3. Laura Enever (AUS) 6,500 points 5. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 5,200 points 5. Silvana Lima (BRA) 5,200 points 5. Coco Ho (HAW) 5,200 points 5. Chelsea Hedges (AUS) 5,200 points

First Love Surf Film Debuts in Australia. Future US Dates To Be Announced.

First Love is about love, friendship and following your dreams. This feature length film follows the lives of three passionate young girls from Phillip Island and documents their trip to Hawaii – the first step on their journey to making a career out of surfing. 17-year-old Jess Laing has grown up surfing with, and competing against, her two friends Nikki van Dijk and India Payne. They’re all sponsored, surf the same breaks and live within 10 minutes of each other. The girls are all different in their own ways, but one thing’s for sure, they all love the same thing. But when Jess is injured everything changes. Her trip to Hawaii is replaced with surgery, recovery and rehab. It’s only her love of surfing that pulls her through. Discover the trials and tribulations of training, competitions and injury whilst gaining an insight into life on the tour through the eyes of three girls. With magic footage and stellar photography, First Love will surprise, entertain and inspire a generation of female surfers.

First Love The Film - Trailer from First Love on Vimeo.

If you’re on the hunt for a Cinema to see First Love – it’s showing in the following Australian Cinemas, US and International showings are still to be announced… For more information, please visit firstlovethefilm.com
*Special Note: JettyGirl would like to thank Bec Woods for bringing "First Love" to our attention 🙂

2011 ASP Women’s World Tour Preview

Patagonia SwimwearPresented by InsuranceSurfers.com As the 2011 ASP Women's World Tour kicked off with the Roxy Pro Gold Coast late last week, we thought we had blown our opportunity to get this "preview" online before the event had completed. Luckily for us, the ocean stopped delivering waves to Snapper Rocks which gave us a chance to put the feature together. We mixed it up this year and asked a panel of surfers who they thought would finish in the Top 5 at year's end. As predictions poured into the office, we were surprised how similar the majority of them were. Overwhelmingly, our panel of world champions and past, present and future superstars gave the nod to Stephanie Gilmore as over 70% of them predicted that she would win her fifth straight world title. Which surfers could be standing in the way of Steph achieving another world title? Read on and see... -Chris Grant
1. Stephanie Gilmore (Australia) - 2010 ASP Ranking: 1 - www.stephgilmore.blogspot.com
Stephanie Gilmore. Photo © ASP / Cestari 4X ASP Women's World Champ, Stephanie Gilmore. Photo © ASP / Cestari "It's hard to go past Steph for number 1. She is an amazing surfer who excels in all conditions. I think she will be challenged more the ever for her title this year especially from Tyler Wright who I did consider has the ability to potentially knock her off the perch. But Steph has that valuable experience, beautiful style and I reckon she will flare more then ever to hold onto that number #1 spot." - Amee Donohoe "Steph Gilmore is an unstoppable machine. No other girl surfs with her power, fluidity, and maturity." - Bo Stanley "Steph Gilmore's immeasurable, too much style to document and so much more than just a one dimensional tour surfer. No one comes close to her." - Jessica Grimwood "It would be just awesome if Steph wins her 5th world title ...in her 5th year on tour!!!!" - Valeria Sole' "What stands out mostly about Steph is her speed... That is one of the main differences between the men and the women, but Steph surfs fast, with power and flow. She will be on top until one of the girls steps it up a notch. Big or small, Steph is consistent with no bobbles in her surfing... smooth... and always my number one pick." - Paige Alms "My gut reaction is not put Stephanie Gilmore any lower than number one. No one else has proven that they can remain psychologically strong throughout the entire year. On the other hand, I want to place her second or third for this year and am hopeful that someone will break the very thick ice that has set in over the past four years. I heard a funny rumour that Steph was pissed at my power rankings on Surfline because I ripped some of the girls pretty hard. The funny thing is she did the same in the water and seems to have no qualms with that. Well, good on ya Steph. I am still putting you #1 for the fifth year running. Even though airs are the future, women’s surfing is still struggling with stylistic consistency and flowing maneuvers and Steph’s got both in spades. (And btw, the rumours that I can’t surf aren’t true. Sorry I know it’s easier to believe that the critic’s a kook, but not this time)." - Di Mattison
2. Carissa Moore (Hawaii) - 2010 ASP Ranking: 3 - www.carissamoore.com
Carissa Moore. Photo © ASP / Cestari With two wins on the 2010 World Tour, Carissa Moore looks to be a serious threat to take it all in 2011. Photo © ASP / Cestari "Carissa's beginning to put her talent and game together." - Rochelle Ballard "Carissa Moore! Kaisers and Bowls pride right here!! I grew up watching Carissa surf all my South Shore spots. She is such an awesome girl inside and out and obviously is going to take over the world of women's surfing sooner than later. Sista is mind boggling! Need I say more..." - Shea Hodges "She's Carissa Moore." - Sara Taylor "Carissa will win the world title in 2012. Slight chance she’ll even win this year. She’s got the whole package for sure. New Zealand and Portugal were clear signs of her ascendancy. Oh and two tour wins in a rookie season is not too shabby either. The key to Carissa’s final result is going to be wave selection. She has the tricks, the power, the style, and she’ll just need waves to execute. So yeah 2nd place, but just barely." - Di Mattison "Carissa Moore's a fan favorite who rarely dissapoints. However, she is young and her inexperience might leave her one spot short of number one. She will for sure be ripping but may get distracted by all the bright lights." - Lauren Sweeney
3. Sally Fitzgibbons (Australia) - 2010 ASP Ranking: 2 - www.sallyfitzgibbons.com
Sally Fitzgibbons. Photo © ASP / Robertson Currently second in the world, Sally Fitzgibbons will be looking to secure her maiden CT victory in 2011. Photo © ASP / Robertson - Kim Wooldridge "This guestimating stuff is so difficult because I really want to see Sally take a world title, but my prophetic powers suggest that it won’t be this year. She’ll stay at the top with the way she’s able to drop multiple high scores in every heat. I also have a secret notion that she read my power rankings and made stylistic adjustments per my recommendations, because I felt that there was so much more flow going on in her turns in 2010. Now that the style and flow have mixed with the power and amp, peaking before the final remains her Achilles heal. All champions figure out how to do this and so will Sally before she becomes one." - Di Mattison "Sally will soon be unbeatable." - Wini Paul "2010 was a great year for Sally, quite a few runner-ups and semis. This year I foresee her first CT win, no doubt. Sally will definitely be in the top 5 at every contest, she is a very consistent competitor and will go out and get a 9 while everyone else is getting 6's..." - Paige Alms "Sally and Courtney, I cant really decide between these two. Personally, I think they carry the same components ...both great all-around athletes with high levels of consistency which will have to put them on the upper side of the ladder. They're both able to perform in poor wave conditions so having some new not-so-high-performance wave destinations wont faze them. Both definitely have the ability to take a win, just need to add the flare at the right time." - Amee Donohoe "Because Sally is strong and was close last year ...this is her year." - Nicole Grodesky
4. Silvana Lima (Brazil) - 2010 ASP Ranking: 4 - www.silvanalima.com.br
Silvana Lima. Photo © ASP / Kirstin Although better known for her air assault, Silvana Lima charges the big stuff as well. Photo © ASP / Kirstin "This is going to be the year that Silvana turns on the afterburners and blows people away. She doesn't really have a choice but to rip, tear, and lacerate her way to the top seeing that the young guns on tour this year are going to be chomping at the bit. Can't wait to see her shred the gnar!" -Lauren Sweeney "With so much new school focus, credit is always due to those who have stamped their position. Silvana would have to be the most progressive surfer in there. Landing airs daily, always a title contender with that bag of tricks, how could she not be? You would have to be stupid to discount this Brazilian at being more than an arm's length away from that trophy." - Amee Donohoe "Silvana's a bad ass!" - Rochelle Ballard "She’ll hold off the rest of the rookies. Always a threat for the title. Consistency has dogged her the past few years. She posts 10s and then 1s. Huge talent. Amazing style. Amazing barrel rider. I’d actually really like to see Silvana prove this whole list wrong and come out on top, but like I constantly repeated in the year I did the power rankings, she’s got to pull those airs and nuts barrels in nearly every heat, and especially in the semis and finals. Her career trajectory actually reminds me a lot of Taj Burrow, who talent-wise is certainly world-title worthy, but just can’t seem to string the event wins together at the right point in the season. Here’s hoping against the odds." - Di Mattison "Silvana Lima because she slays it! Besides Melanie Bartels and Courtney Conlogue the only other girl surfer that surfs like a guy. SO powerful, charges, and boosts!!!" - Shea Hodges "Silvana Lima just plain rips and surfs with so much risk and aggression. Sick to watch." - Sara Taylor
5. Tyler Wright (Australia) - 2010 ASP Ranking: Rookie - www.ripcurl.com.au
Tyler Wright. Photo © ASP / Kirstin A stellar 2010 Hawaiian season put the world on notice that Tyler Wright is a very well-rounded surfer. Photo © ASP / Kirstin "Tyler Wright, the best surfer I've seen." - Rochelle Ballard "Tyler has it I think. She's going to be a big threat. She's young, talented, athletic, driven and froths to surf and push her level of surfing more then most. She's not the least bit fazed about any of her rivals and knows how to win consistently. As we have all seen before its only a matter of time before she jumps a spot." - Amee Donohoe "Tyler's fresh, aggressive, focused and rides for Powerbase fins like her bro Owen (I work for them too so I gotta support the team!)." - Jessica Grimwood "Tyler's my "bolter" depends on which high seed she catches in the 3rd round, and if she can handle everything that comes along being so young and on tour." - Kim Wooldridge "It's only Tyler's first year on the tour and she's only 16 but that's why I think she'll do well. After watching her at the Triple Crown this year she's shown that she has the drive to succeed." - Emily Wratschko
6. Coco Ho (Hawaii) - 2010 ASP Ranking: 7
Coco Ho. Photo © ASP / Robertson"Always a strong surfer in all conditions. Coco's throw tails on her forehand and backhand are mind boggling even for some of the boys. I see Coco doing well this year from the start at Snapper... Pull those airs Cokes 'n you'd be unstoppable!" - Paige Alms
7. Courtney Conlogue (United States) - 2010 ASP Ranking: Rookie
Courtney Conlogue. Photo © ASP / Robertson"Courtney Conlogue is definitely making a statement slowly but surely. If you're paying attention you cant miss her exciting backhand snap 360s or getting spit out of a nuts heaving barrel in Indo somewhere. Again... if politics weren't involved we would see a lot more of her smooth reverses and spitting barrels in some hipsteresqe, sepia colored, techno filled surf segment. Instead she's training all day to pull into bigger barrels than you!" - Shea Hodges
8. Melanie Bartels (Hawaii) - 2010 ASP Ranking: 8
Melanie Bartels. Photo © ASP / Rowland"#1 stunna in my eyes is Bartels! Ya Mel may not be as good of a contest surfer as Steph or Silvana, but when she's got a travel fund, the politics aren't involved, and that bag of tricks opens up she'll wax everyone! 96792!" - Shea Hodges
9. Chelsea Hedges (Australia) - 2010 ASP Ranking: 6
Chelsea Hedges. Photo © ASP / Morris"Chelsea is my pick for number 3 ...if she does the whole tour. She has no sponsor or cash, and is totally ripping in everything, would love to see it big and barrelling for her. Damn, where's Chopes for the girls?" - Kim Wooldridge
10. Laura Enever (Australia) - 2010 ASP Ranking: Rookie
Laura Enever. Photo © ASP / Kirstin"In my humble opinion, a wild card pick for Top 5." - Nicole Grodesky

Special thanks to the following surfers for participating in our 2011 ASP Women's World Tour Preview: Paige Alms, Jamie Baittinger, Rochelle Ballard, Wendy Botha, Serena Brooke, Chloe Buckley, Meah Collins, Shelby Detmers, Amee Donohoe, Jessica Grimwood, Nicole Grodesky, Bethany Hamilton, Shea Hodges, Alexia Jeri, Di Mattison, Kim Mearig, Wini Paul, Lakey Peterson, Marissa Shaw, Jolene Smith, Valeria Sole', Bo Stanley, Lauren Sweeney, Sara Taylor, Valentina Vitale, Kim Wooldridge, and Emily Wratschko. *Click the link to check out the Complete List of Our Top 5 ASP Picks as chosen by all of the surfers named above.