Mayor declares “Carissa Moore Day” in honor of decorated Olympian, World Surfing Champion


HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Five-time surfing world champion and Olympic gold medalist Carissa Moore received a huge honor from the mayor of Honolulu on Wednesday.

Mayor Rick Blangiardi honored the Palolo surfer with the Key to the City to recognize her latest accomplishments and efforts to represent Hawaii on the world stage.

The mayor also proclaimed October 6 “Carissa Moore Day”.

“I am so honored to be here. I felt this overwhelming, overwhelming sense of love from my community, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without all these people, without all this love, ”said Moore.

The decorated surfer said she hopes to inspire young children to keep working hard to achieve their goals and make their dreams come true.

“I hope anyone who is young and chasing their dreams knows that anything is possible if they work hard and put all their heart and mind into it,” she said.

Along with his progress in the sport of surfing, Moore also started a charity called Moore Aloha. The nonprofit organization encourages young women to practice surfing, giving them the opportunity to be strong, confident and compassionate people.

The next charity event is a surf contest and mentorship program, which will be held in Florida in November.

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Naomi C. Amerson