WATCH: Brevard’s Caroline Marks Wins MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Picks Up $100,000

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Marks was inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2016 as an amateur

WATCH: Brevard County’s Caroline Marks won the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal on Saturday and picked up $100,000 for her efforts. Marks, 17, who is in her second season on the World Championship Tour, soundly defeated Lakey Peterson in the finals 13.73 to 6.27.

PENICHE, PORTUGAL – Brevard County’s Caroline Marks won the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal on Saturday and picked up $100,000 for her efforts.

Marks, 17, who is in her second season on the World Surf League Women’s Championship Tour, soundly defeated Lakey Peterson in the finals 13.73 to 6.27.

“I’ve been dreaming of making a final against Lakey. I’ve been talking about it since I started working with Mike Parsons,” Marks told surfertoday.com.

“I am living in the moment, but staying in the world title race is my goal. I will not change anything. I’m just going to surf all day and have fun.”

VIDEO: Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer Caroline Marks’ Career Already Stuff of Surfing LegendRelated Story:
VIDEO: Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer Caroline Marks’ Career Already Stuff of Surfing Legend

Marks was inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2016 as an amateur, and her career is now the stuff of surfing legends.

At 11, this goofy-footed ‘tween was the youngest girl to make the USA Surf Team. She is also the youngest female ever to surf in a World Surfing League Women’s Pro event.

When she was 12, Caroline tied surfing world darling Carissa Moore’s record as the youngest NSSA Open Women’s Champion. She was the youngest ever to win the Vans U.S. Open Championships with her Pro Junior Title.

Her ability enabled her to gain a wildcard spot in the Swatch Women’s Pro, making her the youngest wildcard in World Surf League history.

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson talks with Caroline Marks, now 17, and in her second year on the World Surf League Women’s Championship Tour she’s the top-ranked woman in the world after winning the first event of the season. Marks was named Team USA’s Female Athlete of the Month for April. Marks was inducted in the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.

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