Caroline Marks, the 17-year-old surfing phenomenon, showed once again that she is a major threat to the world’s best surfers. After a ten-year hiatus from female competition in the heaving barrels of Supertubos, Caroline’s win makes history in women’s surfing.
Caroline not only clinched her second Championship Tour event win at Supertubos today, but has also given herself a shot at a maiden World Title in only her second year on the elite Tour. Carissa Moore was the only surfer who had the chance to clinch the Title today, but with her Semifinal loss against Lakey Peterson and Caroline’s event win, the 2019 World Title race was pushed to the final event of the year in Maui.
“That was incredible. I’ve been dreaming of making a Final against Lakey (Peterson) and we’ve been talking about it since I started working with Mike (Parsons),” said Caroline. “I just want to say thanks to her for pushing me so much, I wouldn’t be here without her. That was super fun, I’m so stoked this is the best year of my life and I can’t believe it!
“I’m just trying to live in the moment but staying in the Title Race is the goal,” she added. “I want to go all the way for sure. I’m not going to change anything, I’m just going to surf all day and have fun.”
Congratulations to the 2019 MEO Rip Curl Pro Champions Italo Ferreira and Caroline Marks!