Brevard County Surf Phenom Caroline Marks Begins Road to Olympic Gold Tonight

By  //  July 24, 2021

Marks will compete in the Women's Shortboard heat 5 Sunday at 12 a.m. ET

Brevard County native Caroline Marks begins her Olympic journey in the Women’s Surfing Shortboard heat at 12 midnight Brevard County time. CLICK HERE to view the TV listings and schedule for Olympic surfing. (Sports Illustrated image)

One of 33 sports set to take place at the Olympic Games, surfing will make its Olympic debut in Japan.  Brevard native Caroline Marks is preparing with her three teammates — Carissa Moore, John John Florence and Kolohe Andino — to bring home the Gold for the United States. A surfing phenomenon who was inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame at age 14, started surfing full-time by the age of nine, Marks has her sights set on bringing the first-ever Olympic gold medal in surfing home with her.

CLICK HERE to view the TV listings and schedule for Olympic surfing. Follow Space Coast Daily as we provide complete up-to-date information on Mark’s quest for the Gold.

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TOKYO, JAPAN – Brevard County native Caroline Marks begins her Olympic journey in the Women’s Surfing Shortboard heat at 12 midnight Brevard County time.

Marks will represent Team USA in the first round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s surfing event at Tsurigasaki Beach.

First, she will compete in the Women’s Shortboard heat 5 Sunday at 12 a.m. ET. The surfing schedule is dependent on expected wave conditions.

While the norm for some Olympic sports is to postpone competition in case of bad weather, surfing is known to postpone competition if better conditions are expected later on.

If conditions allow, competition can be completed in just four days, but it is possible that more time will be required.

By age 16, Marks’ career was already 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. Marks was also the youngest inductee into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame at age 14.

When competition does get underway, NBC will Livestream the action. Representing the United State, in addition to Marks, are Carissa Moore, Kolohe Andino and John John Florence.

By age 16, Marks’ career was already 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. Marks was also the youngest inductee into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame at age 14.

CLICK HERE to view the TV listings and schedule for Olympic surfing. Follow Space Coast Daily as we provide complete up-to-date information on Mark’s quest for the Gold.

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