Hawaii’s Carissa Moore wins the first-ever Olympic gold medal for surfing.
A Native Hawaiian Won The First Olympic Gold For Surfing
The relatively modest beach break conditions were so unlike the world class waves she’s used to as a veteran of the professional tour and at home in Hawaii. By the end, the methodical and well-loved surfer finally got in rhythm with the ocean in time to deliver the kind of standout performance that has defined her career.
When she realises shes won at 2.32