Saturday, October 22, 2011

Carissa Moore

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I have a special place in my heart for female athletes. No matter what anyone will say, regardless of Title IX, it is still not a welcoming world for athletic women. They just don't get the same fair shake as men, they are not encouraged to compete and it is all around more difficult for them trying to grow up and include athletics in their life.

Many people (but not all) seem to think that women just shouldn't be doing the stuff that men and boys do, but why? What's the problem? Luckily, there are people out in the world who do encourage women to get out and have fun, be active, thrill seek.

Carissa Moore is a role model for all young women in the world.  And when I say young, I mean it, at 18 she became the youngest women's world champion surfer!

And, to top it off, at the age of 19, starting next month, she will be the only woman competing against more than 200 men in two events of the Triple Crown of Surfing in Oahu.

She earned wild-card entries into the Reef Hawaiian Pro on November 12-23 and the Vans World Cup of Surfing on November 24 to December 6.

Check out her website and make sure you encourage all young women to get involved in a sport!