i don’t think i can even say how today was. they only ran 2 heats and i was pissed but something way more special happened. yesterday, i went to carcavelos to see the competition and i also had a letter to carissa moore because it’s always so hard to speak in private with surfers, so i asked security if i could give it to her in person but she was sleeping at the time so they gave it to her for me.
i was scared because the guy i handed the letter looked a bit weird and i was worried if she got it or not.
today, when i went to s.pedro (where the competition was being held) i stood there until later waiting for carissa to get out of her free surf (pictured) and when she came up i asked her if she received it. she didn’t know how my face looked like but she knew my name so she asked me “are you raquel?” i said yes and asked her if she enjoyed it. i was so mesmerized at the time. she was opening her backpack to take out a letter for me. i thought she was going to take the letter i wrote to her just for me to take sure she got it. i just wanted to hug her and say so many other stuff but i could barely say thank you.
i’m sorry for being such a long text but having your hero doing something like this for you it’s out of this world. i didn’t even open the letter until 30 minutes later cause i was still in shock. i cannot thank her enough for this and for how much she inspires me.
also, nice to meet mr.moore, the man behind the champ. he such a nice man! :)