Being a professional surfer is the greatest job in the world. The ocean is my office, nature is my business partner, and the industry is the best it’s ever been. Being a part of elite women’s surfing right now is such a privilege. It’s been a wild ride so far, and I can’t wait to see what’s around the corner.
THE EARLY YEARS
That’s me having the time of my life on my boogie board at Gerroa beach, on the South Coast of New South Wales. I’m lucky to say I still have that much fun in the ocean every day. Pretty soon after this picture was taken I upgraded to my very first surfboard, out the back with my three big brothers. I didn’t care if I was younger or smaller than them, always wanted to be able to do everything they could.
But surfing wasn’t my only love. As a kid, I ran track, played soccer, touch, footy, as many sports as I could fit in. Running to gold medals in the 800m and 1500m at the Youth Olympics in 2007 was definitely a highlight for me. I’ve always wanted to represent Australia. I firmly believe that we can all achieve anything we put our mind to.