I’ve always loved to surf Huntington, ever since I started doing contests in California. I won my first National title there at the age of 10, and also the US Open at 14. I’ve visited Huntington every Summer since I was a baby because my grandpa lived on 9th street. Having family that lives here definitely helps as far as always being calm and comfortable goes.
It’s a kick to see all the different people and personalities during US Open week. To tell you the truth, I never realize how big or little the crowd is when I surf. I’m usually just worried about which peak I’m going to surf, since Huntington is known for changing during my heats.
Well I only made the Jr Pro final this year, but I’d sure love to win another ‘QS event here some year. Wish I had a chance this year–it’s a $50,000 prize for first! Hahaha, I blew it.
In 2011 I plan on doing the WQS and trying to qualify for the World Tour.
The three girls I’ll be surfing with in the Pro Junior final are: Coco Ho who’s on the WT, reigning World Jr. Champ, Laura Enever, and also Sage (Erickson) who is a top WQS surfer–they’re all gonna be tough.