NEW YORK -- Carissa Moore was too shy to talk to her sports-star classmate.
Now a world champion surfer, Moore was a high school freshman who couldn't get up the nerve to introduce herself to Michelle Wie, who's 3 years older.
These days, the 19-year-old from Hawaii is setting an example as a teenage athlete breaking records and boundaries.
Moore became the youngest Association of Surfing Professionals women's world champion at age 18 over the summer. And starting next month, she'll be the only woman competing against more than 200 men in two events of the Triple Crown of Surfing on the North Shore of Oahu.