Melbourne Beach’s Caroline Marks qualifies for surfing’s first Olympics in Japan
"I don't know, I'm just trying to enjoy the best time of my life," Marks said. “I’m super proud of her, she’s handled it well,” said Marks’ father, Darren, who was at the beach with the family. Marks, who won the only two Florida Pro events ever held at Sebastian Inlet, was the youngest world tour qualifier -- for men or women -- at the age of 15. Now, she could become the youngest world champion if she can overtake Moore this week. Kolohe Andino is ranked fifth on the world circuit and has virtually clinched the top spot.