Surf Superstar Caroline Marks to Participate in Red Bull Foam Wreckers Event Saturday on Cocoa Beach
By Space Coast Daily // October 29, 2021
global surfing sensation from Melbourne Beach represented U.S. at Tokyo Olympics
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Space Coast native, and surfing phenom and Olympian, Caroline Marks, will be in Cocoa Beach Saturday to participate in the “Red Bull Foam Wreckers” — a new event series from the mind of “freesurfer” Jamie O’Brien, and produced by Red Bull and Catch Surf.
This event will be held behind Coconuts on the Beach, located at 2 Minuteman Causeway in Cocoa Beach beginning at 10 a.m.
Event organizers said this is an “anti-surf-contest surf contest where only soft-boards are allowed and anyone can participate. Minimal rules and maximum fun, just bring yourself and some friends. Boards and Wiiings provided.”
Prizes are up for grabs for those that showcase the most creative, sportive moves throughout the day. This is an anti-surf, surf contest where anyone who enters can win.
Both male and female surf enthusiasts of all levels from the Space Coast and throughout Florida are eligible to participate.
GLOBAL SURFING SENSATION
Marks, a global surfing sensation originally from Melbourne Beach who continues to get everything out of a wave, represented the United States in the Women’s Shortboard at the Tokyo Olympics last summer.
After turning pro at age 13, she has won more than 17 titles, including the 2016 ISA Under-16 Championship, and consecutive National Scholastic Surfing Association titles in 2014-2015.
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 is also the youngest inductee into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame, being inducted in 2016 at age 14.
In 2018, she became the youngest surfer to qualify for the World Surf League Championship Tour and went on to win the Rookie of the Year award.
EVENT SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30
■ Registration: 9 a.m. — 10 a.m.
■ Prelims: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
■ Semis: 2:30 p.m. — 3:50 p.m.
■ Expression Session: 3:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
■ Finalist Psych Up: 4:20 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
■ Final: 4:30 p.m. — 5 p.m.
■ After Party at Coconuts on the Beach immediately following awards