Aloha friends! Ten more days until Christmas! Partayyyyy! Let the countdown begin. I love this time of year. The season is over and I have no obligations for a few weeks. It's taken me a little while to let go of my goals and objectives for a minute and just relax but I have finally settled into "off season" Riss. I can surf and train when I want, spend time with family and friends, stay up late, sleep in, be a vegetable, watch Netflix, scrapbook. The possibilities are endless. The BeachWaver Maui Pro at Honolua Bay was one for the memory books. We had incredible swell for two days straight. Six to eight foot and absolutely pumping! I think it might very well have been the best surf we have
CURRENTLY I AM...
28 years old, married to the love of my life and traveling the world as a Professional Surfer. I spend six months of the year living out of a suitcase, chasing waves and following my dream. The other six months you'll find me at home in Honolulu, Hawaii with my Husband, Luke, and Two dogs, Maya and Tuffy.
my Dad taught me how to surf when I was five years old at Waikiki Beach and I was immediately hooked. the ocean is my happy place! I feel so blessed to be doing what I love everyday. 2019 is my tenth season competing on the World Championship Tour of Surfing. I am grateful for my three world titles in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
Winning a contest is great but the feeling is only temporary. on my journey, what stands out the most are all the moments in between... the belly aching laughs, breathtaking sunsets, yummy meals shared with friends and incredible adventures. to me Happiness and success aren't defined by the trophies or accolades but by the small victories and simple joys everyday.
I'm inspired by those who live authentically and have the courage to be vulnerable. My dream is to encourage others to live their passions, be unapologetically themselves and to take the time for others and the world around them.
when I'm not surfing, you can find me scrapbooking, visiting with my family, training or taking naps. I am horrified of heights and holding earth worms. I love food and have a major sweet tooth.
This is me in a nutshell. I'm genuinely myself. My journey is imperfect but I am laughing, loving and learning every step of the way. Thanks for sharing it with me.