Will a woman ever qualify for the men’s World Tour? For those that consider the question ridiculous, take note: Today, at the 2-star No Fear Mexican Surf Fiesta at San Miguel, 15-year-old Carissa Moore scored a perfect 10 as she advanced out of her first-ever men's WQS heat. Stop and consider that for a moment. A 10! In her first-ever men's heat at the professional level!
How many guys can say they made an equally spectacular debut when they arrived on the 'QS? Not many. In fact, if any woman—make that "girl" in this case—ever looked likely to not only qualify for the men's World Tour, but to also excel there, Ms. Moore certainly made the case today that she's the one. Stay tuned for more as this story develops.