Caroline grew up in Melbourne Beach, Florida where she learned to surf with her brothers when she was 8 years old. In 2014 she made the move to split her time between Florida and California, making the most of San Clemente’s World class waves and year-round surf, helping to improve her technique.
As the youngest surfer selected for the USA National Team, the youngest NSSA Open Women’s Champion and the youngest wildcard competitor in history to score a spot in the 2015 Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles, it’s easy to understand why Caroline Marks has been dubbed the “Next World Champion.”
Favorite wave? Lakey peak, Indonesia
Favorite place to travel? Indonesia
Favorite city? NYC
Who taught you to surf? My Dad
Who inspires you? Kelly Slater
What’s the best thing about surfing? Being in the Ocean, I feel free.
What’s your favorite trick? Frontside blow-tail
What’s the best piece of advice you have been given? My parents told me to go for my dreams but always remember to slow down and have fun!
What’s your best memory and why? Winning the US Open. I felt like I was on top of the world surrounded by my loved ones.