Carissa Moore Receives Jet Ski And Congratulations At Ultimate Graduation Party
HONOLULU, HI (June 1, 2010) – Association of Surfing Professional (ASP) World Championship Tour (WCT) rookie Carissa Moore,17, celebrated the end of high school with the ultimate graduation party. The class of 2010 and the South Shore of Oahu’s most-talented surfers, like Ezekiel Lau, Kelia and Isiah Moniz, and Kaulana Apo, danced their faces off at Fresh Café to celebrate a milestone in Moore’s life.
She was completely surprised by the 400-plus people that packed Fresh Café for the party, and Moore was adorned with lei (flower garlands) upon exiting the limousine and entering the grand event. Party people packed kept the dance floor constantly packed and sweaty making the Honolulu club look like a scene you would expect to find in Ibiza, Spain.
Moore is graduating from Punahou School next week Sunday. She will graduate from the same high school as women’s professional golfer Michelle Wie and U.S. President Barrack Obama. Traditionally, the senior year is the easiest in a high school career, but traveling on the WCT challenged Moore in her final year at Punahou.
“It was actually a kind of tough being away [on the WCT] during my senior year,” said Moore who won the second event of the year, TSB Bank Women’s Surf Festival in April. “It’s a wonderful time and I’m lucky to be doing both of these things at once. I get to surf and do something I love, and come home and graduate with all of my friends. Sometimes you have to give and take a little bit, but I think I have the best of both worlds.”
Moore was in a state of joy and shock upon receiving a Honda jet ski as a graduation gift at the under-aged rager that looked more like a 21-and-over club. This past winter she recently tow-surfed 12-to 15-foot Phantoms on the North Shore with Progressive Surfing Coach Myles Padaca. Moore’s grad gift will be put to good use this upcoming North Shore season.
Forget about My Super Sweet 16 because this event blew doors on the MTV reality TV show. Drive Thru founder Greg Browning documented the festivities for a big, future project with Moore. Nocturnal Sound Krew DJs kept the high school graduates bumping and grinding. While a graffiti artist, break dancers, photo booth and Wahoos Tacos kept guests entertained and satisfied.