Carissa Moore. Photo courtesy Nezzy Surfboards
After eight years together, Roxy and Carissa Moore will be parting ways. The split is mutual and amicable and Roxy wishes only the best for the young promising surfer.
“Carissa Moore has grown up with the Roxy brand and will forever be part of our history,” says Randy Hild, Executive Vice President of Roxy. “We regret losing Carissa but understand that the process of growing up means taking different journeys. We are grateful for all she has given to our brand and couldn’t be prouder.” Director of Sports Marketing, Danielle Beck adds, “Carissa will always be part of the Roxy family.”
The sixteen-year-old will be pursuing other opportunities and will continue to surf competitively. The Roxy surf team will continue to retain world champion Sofia Mulanovich, currently in a close race for 1st on the WCT as well as Megan Abubo and Sally Fitzgibbons. Longboarders include long-time Roxy Rider Kassia Meador, as well as world champion Jen Smith and newcomers Kelia Moniz and Rachel Evan Spears. Four-time world champion Lisa Andersen continues her role as ambassador of the brand.
“We believe Roxy has the best surf team out there right now and we will remain true to our philosophy to nurture and seek out the best talents in the waves,” states Danielle Beck.
Roxy is a brand of Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK), the world’s leading outdoor sports lifestyle company, which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, wintersports equipment, footwear, accessories and related products. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding culture and heritage.
The reputation of Quiksilver’s brands is based on different outdoor sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Roxy, DC and Hawk brands are synonymous with the heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, and its beach and water oriented swimwear brands include Raisins, Radio Fiji and Leilani. The Company continues to make snowboarding equipment under its DC, Roxy, Lib Technologies, Gnu and Bent Metal labels.
The Company’s products are sold in over 90 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders Club shops and other company-owned retail stores, other specialty stores and select department stores. Quiksilver’s corporate and Americas’ headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California, while its European headquarters are in St. Jean de Luz, France, and its Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Torquay, Australia.