As a five-time world champion, Carissa Moore was eliminated from the Pipeline Pro on Oahu’s North Shore in her final competition as a member of the Championship Tour. This marked the end of her professional surfing career.
In the second round of the Pipeline Pro, Moore fell and scored 2.37, placing 17th in the competition. The top finishers in the heat, Hawaii’s Bettylou Sakura Johnson and Australia’s Isabella Nichols, advanced to the Round of 16. Moore, a Punahou School alumna, shared her disappointment with her fans on Instagram after her elimination.
Moore had expressed her desire to put on a strong performance at the Pipe Pro and share her love for surfing with her supporters. She also referenced the challenging conditions during her last heat and quoted “Ted Lasso” by saying “Be a Goldfish.” In an Instagram post, Moore announced her retirement from competitive surfing and revealed that she planned to withdraw from the CT after the Pipeline Pro.
After retiring from professional surfing, Moore plans to compete as a wild card in the WSL’s Tahiti Pro at Teahupo’o. This will serve as preparation for the 2024 Olympic Games in July, where she will defend her gold medal. After defending his title at Teahupo’o, he intends to take a step back from surfing to start a family. Michelle Broder Van Dyke covers the Hawaiian Islands for Spectrum News Hawaii and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org