Women’s No. 1: Carissa Moore

2011 SURFER Poll

Hawaii’s Carissa Moore has been ascending to the thrown of female surfing for over a decade. Guess what…she’s finally sitting in it. Her first world title and first SURFER Poll victory were punctuated by a world-class performance in Nike’s Leave A Message that raised the bar on women’s surfing so high, it may not be cleared again for a generation.