Caroline Marks Is Powerful in Latest Surfing Competition Snaps

The reigning WSL Champion just logged back-to-back finals appearances in Hawai’i.
Caroline Marks

Caroline Marks.

There’s no denying it, Caroline Marks had a very impressive 2023. The American professional surfer put her talents on display, becoming the youngest World Surf League (WSL) Women’s World Tour Champion in history with a win in San Clemente, Calif., in September. It’s a big feat no matter your age, but it was an even bigger deal for the 22-year-old, who made the history books with her historic performance.

And it’s really just the start of her career. In 2018, she earned Rookie of the Year honors on the WSL, cementing her place among the ranks of the best pro surfers. And just a few years later, she was on the top of the podium, hoisting a giant trophy and celebrating her impressive WSL win.

Now, she has her sights set on more. The Florida native qualified and made her Olympic debut back in 2020, heading to Tokyo with the rest of the surfing team. Undoubtedly, the athlete has her eyes trained on a repeat of her first summer games this coming July in Paris.

But before she can even get there, she has other competitions to consider. Marks recently competed in the Hurley Pro Sunset Beach competition on the North Shore, Oahu, Hawai’i, where she locked in two finals appearances on back-to-back days. The feat itself is hugely impressive, as are the photos of the reigning WSL Champion taking on the bright blue waves, which Marks shared to Instagram on Feb. 20.

We are—and always will be—rooting for her.

Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.