February 14, 2002
Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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.
At 15, she became the youngest surfer ever to qualify for the women’s Championship Tour and was named "rookie of the year".
At just 21, Caroline Marks has taken her first ever World Title at Trestles, CA. An incredible feat for the young Florida native who just last year had to sacrifice her spot on the Tour due to health reasons.
In 2023, Caroline joins the ranks of legendary champions such as Lisa Andersen and Stephanie Gilmore, leaving her mark in the history of surfing.
Q&A WITH CAROLINE:
Favorite place to travel? Fiji!
Best moment in your career? Definitely being the first woman to ever win equal prize money for both men and woman. (Also my first WCT career win!). I’m also proud of being the youngest person to ever qualify for the WCT at 15.
Favorite things to do when you aren’t riding? Favorite things to do when you’re not riding spending time with my family, skurfing behind the boat and going on the boat offshore to fish.
Fashion essentials? A hairbrush and leave-in conditioner for after surfing.
Favorite moment with ROXY? Meeting and surfing with Lisa Andersen. She’s one of my heroes.