Rachael Tilly // The Slide Queen

With a humble yet confident approach to her surfing, it's no wonder why Rachael is as successful as she is. Being the reigning WSL Womens Longboarding champ, you would think that she is dangerously focused on keeping her title. However, she is just taking life one step at a time and having as much fun as she can along the way. 

Here are some shots from a few sessions I've had with Rachael. 



Bringing Home the Gold // Johanne Defay

Today was a big day for pro surfer Johanne Defay. Bringing home the win at the US Open of Surfing this weekend, Johanne is the only girl on the world tour with out a major sponsor behind her as well as the only girl from France on the tour. So proud of her and her accomplishment! Here is a recap of the finals day. 



Comment tu dis... Inspiration?

Craziness, is doing the same thing every day and expecting a different result. 

- Albert Einstein

Spent a lot of time this past weekend with this amazing human. With a heart of gold and a beautiful smile that shows it, Johanne Defay is one of the kindest and most caring people you will ever meet. Here are some images from the contest scene and home base to recap the weekend.



Tout est possible...

“I try to surf with people better than me as motivation, to push me to grow. I watch some of the top girls and try to work out their strategies, what type of maneuvers score them the highest points, and then I build that into my own performances.” 

- Pauline Ado

Had some time the other day to walk around with one of Frances golden girls, Pauline Ado. Coming from a family with no surf background, Pauline paved the way for herself as well as her home country by becoming the first surfer to win a world title for France.



A Day with Bianca Buitendag

"My heart thrives when I see people reach their full potential or when someone breaks through the oppression of its circumstances. I keep my eyes and heart wide open. I long for adventure, love the unexpected and the unlikely." - Bianca Buitendag

Spent the day with this gem of a human. Picked up some CI boards and Roxy suits for the US Open and also took a quick surf. Here are some captures to show the day.