The motivation to tell stories about traveling and surfing around the world came from three desires. First, was a desire to step away from my competitive lifestyle. I’m a full-time WQS competitor, but I was yearning to find a place with great waves where I could let go of contest stresses. I needed to reconnect with the ocean and simply surf with my heart again.
The second desire was to slow down and be able to enjoy every aspect of being in a new place; the waves, food, culture, and people. These are things I’d simply forget to do when competing.
And finally, I wanted to document these trips so I could inspire others to live with their hearts and nurture their passions. This was my opportunity to give the surf community a change of pace from the typical surf edit, and hopefully inspire young girls to reach for the same.