Oddly enough I?m posting this from the media tent at the US Open Of Surfing while sitting right next to the young phenom out of Oahu. She?s a very polite, sweet, and amazingly talented surfer and we wish her the best with this huge deal.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCarissa Moore. Photo: Justin Cote\r\n\r\nJuly 23, 2009, Minneapolis ? Target is proud to announce its partnership with 16-year-old professional surfer Carissa Moore. An amazing athlete and competitor, Carissa is a natural fit for the brand.\r\n\r\n?I love Target and I am honored to make my relationship with them official,? said Carissa. ?Target opened two stores in Hawaii this year and it?s been great to have one so close to home. I?m really excited and am looking forward to working together. I know we?ll have a lot of fun.?\r\n\r\nAn 11 time NSSA National Champion, Carissa was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. Currently tied for first place in the Women?s World Qualifying Series, Carissa is in the midst of another strong season.\r\n\r\n?Carissa is a phenomenal athlete as well as a terrific ambassador of women?s surfing. We are excited about the partnership and to be supporting her in ways that will assist her continued progression,? Troy Michels, Target Lifestyle Marketing, said of the announcement.\r\n\r\nAbout Target- US\r\n\r\nMinneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,699 stores nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.