Moore Is Better At The Tokyo Olympics

Moore Is Better At The Tokyo Olympics

The apple does not fall far from the tree, the old saying goes.

Chris Moore was an outstanding pool and open water swimmer from Honolulu.  The 2-time winner (and 6-time podium finisher) at the Waikiki Roughwater Swim (1987 and 1990) also won the 7 km Hawaiian Christmas Looong Distance Invitational Rough-H2O Swim on Oahu and served as the race director for the North Shore Swim Series (that includes the North Shore ChallengeChuns-to-WaimeaWaimea Bay Swim and the Raging Isle Sprint on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii.

At the inaugural surfing competition at the Olympics, his daughter Carissa Moore won the gold medal.  On the third day of competition at Tsurigasaki Beach in Chiba Prefecture, the 28-year-old fulfilled one of her dreams.  Carissa grew up surfing with Chris off Waikiki Beach, site of his most dramatic ocean swimming victories.  As an 18-year-old, she became the youngest surfer to win a world championship.  

Reuters reported Carissa saying after her victory where she kept on surfing with joy after she captured the gold:

“I feel super blessed, super fortunate.  It’s been an incredible experience.  It’s been a crazy couple of days, a little bit of a rollercoaster of emotions just trying to figure out the break, find my rhythm, learning how to trust myself without my family here.”

But dad was surely cheering on with pride on their home based in Honolulu.

Chris Moore with his daughters Carissa, left, and Cayla in Fiji

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

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