To Get There
2015 has been a fantastic year and a massive learning curve for me. I am very grateful to all my sponsors for their continued support which enables me to explore lots of different opportunities with travel, surfing and more recently, modelling. This last year has been all about putting the groundwork into place so that I am fully prepared to make the most of my time off when I finish College in Spring 2016. Already I have a lot of exciting things coming up during January, February and March and I am hoping this is just the start of being able to do what I have always dreamt of doing! Here is a little round up of my 2015.
SURFING IN 2015
My whole life is based around surfing and this in itself prompted my family to move in November so that we could be nearer to the beaches of Newquay, where I love to surf. This is also the first year that I really was able to put my ISA Surf Instructor qualification to good use and I have loved working at different surf schools throughout Newquay, meeting lots of new people and teaching them to surf. During the Summer I also started to get involved with surf judging with the UK Pro Surf Tour. I was so excited to get the opportunity to join Dave Reed and his team with some of the judging on the latter end of the Tour – especially on their trip to Thurso and I hope to be invited to join them again next year and represent judging in the Competitions from a female perspective. On a daily basis I continue to try and surf whenever I can and my aim in doing this is not to be better than the next person, but to have fun and enjoy reaching personal goals at my own pace.
I think my modelling is something that I get asked about the most (which is a shame as I wished as many girls would ask me how to get into surfing!). Its always difficult to reply as most of the girls that message me see modelling as a career or a way of making money and this is not how it is for me. Modelling is my little luxury, where I can get the chance to work with creative people who love what they do and, so long as it remains fun and is not about money or losing weight, as long as I don’t feel under pressure to do things I’m not comfortable with, then I hope to be able to continue modelling and enjoy all the experiences and new connections it brings. Here is one of my favourite shoots from this year – Alice in Wonderland, created by Laura Nola Teague (Dollface International) and shot by the amazing Jo from Enchanted Brides.
It has been great to see the Protest Women Team going from strength to strength. I love being part of this strong and active community of women who are confident in themselves, with their bodies and tirelessly promote their chosen sport. Working as a Team I hope that we will continue to encourage and inspire more and more women and young girls to stay positive, eat healthily, exercise regularly, support each other, be kind, be happy, seize opportunities and most importantly, carry on doing the things they love!