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Caroline Marks leads all surfers in Round 3 to advance to quarterfinals

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Caroline Marks is both making waves and catching them in the first-ever Olympic surfing competition.

No stranger to making history, the 19-year-old advanced to the quarterfinals on Monday. She set the highest score of the third round with a 15.33 to win her heat against Mahina Maeda. Her score of 8.00 on her second wave was also the highest on an individual wave in the competition thus far.

Marks has been dominating on the international surf scene since 2018, when she became the youngest female surfer ever to qualify for the World Surf League Championship Tour. In 2019, she finished second on the WSL Championship tour to Carissa Moore, a four-time tour champion who also advanced to the quarterfinals on Monday.

The semifinals of surfing will take place July 27 at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN.