BORN AND RAISED IN OAHU, HAWAII HALIE GREW UP IN THE OCEAN AS A "WATER BABY". ONLY FIVE YEARS AGO SHE EMBRACED STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING AND IS NOW ONE OF THE BEST GIRLS OUT THERE AND PART OF THE WOMEN'S WORLD SUP TOUR.
When did you start SUPing? I started SUPing about five years ago just for fun, I would paddle around with friends and family in my backyard, the marina. But I started doing it competively three years ago.
Places you've traveled to for SUPing? I have traveled to California for the past two years to compete in multiple races and love it!
What are your favorit home SUP spots? Seconds (my backyard), Wailupe, Diamond Head
All time Favorite? Wailupe
What are some of your other hobbies? I love surfing!! (shortboard & longboard), hiking, tennis, body surfing
AGE: 19 HOME:HONOLULU, HAW STANCE:GOOFY
SURFER, PADDLER, BODY SURFER AND OCEAN LIFEGUARD CARTER EMBODIES THE SURF DIVA LIFESTYLE OF A WATERWOMAN. LIVING IN CORONDA THE OCEAN DICTATES HER LIFE IN THE MOST POSITIVE WAY.
When and how did your liaison with the ocean started? I was a competitive swimmer growing up and this led me to my strength and passion for the water. One of my first experiences when I knew the ocean was the "one" was doing Junior Lifeguards as a kid. Surfing came naturally as well from being comfortable in the water.
Where is your favorite spot to surf in San Diego? Imperial Beach, Sunset Cliffs, and Windansea
What are some of your other hobbies? I love to do yoga, read, create my version of art, and have fun with my friends on and off the beach. I have also gotten into listening and collecting records. I love the classics!
Who is your biggest inspiration? One is professional surfer Shayne McIntrye who I went through the San Diego Regional Lifeguard Academy with a few years back. I learned from Shayne that you can still be one of the best athletes in the world and not lose your soul. The other is the Mann family from Coronado. Lance, Dougie, and Dan have all inspired me to "just go for it" and follow my heart not matter if this path looks different than that of most people.
AGE: 21 HOME:CORONADO STANCE:GOOFY
AT HER YOUNG AGE DELANEY ALREADY FOUND HER TWO BOUNDING PASSIONS - HELPING OTHERS AND STAND UP PADDLE SURFING. WITH "KIDZ WHO CARE" SHE RAISES FUNDS FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT AS FORTUNATE.
What are your favorite Surf Diva products? I love the pink rash guards and the jackets, as well as all the SUP accessories!
Best wave you ever caught? High fiving my dad with our paddles while riding our first SUP shared wave.
Favorite surf spot? La Jolla Shores, California
Who inspires you? My parents, Kai Lenny, Vanina Walsh, and Bethany Hamilton
Goals in life? Help others, ocean athlete, surf apparel designer
AGE: 9 HOME:ENCINITAS, CA STANCE:GOOFY
IN 2008 MARINA SIGNED UP FOR SURF DIVA'S LA JOLLA SURF CAMP AND LOVED IT. EVER SINCE SHE KEPT SURFING. AS PART OF OUR GROM DIVA TEAM MARINA IS A GREAT AMBASSADOR FOR ALL OUR CAMPERS AND UP AND COMING SURFERS
When did you start surfing? At the age of 5!
Places you've traveled to for surfing? Hawaii, Dominican Republic
Favorite surf spots? Scripps, La Jolla, California
What are some of your other hobbies? I love dancing and playing guitar.
Fun fact/Something unique about you? I'm super happy and outgoing!
AGE: 11 HOME:LA JOLLA, CA STANCE:GOOFY
BEING NO STRANGER ON THE LOCAL CONTEST PODIUMS EMMA'S BROTHER AJ SAYS: "I READ SOMEHWERE THAT ONLY 1 IN 25 FEMALES SURFERS CAN AIR. I THINK MY SISTER COULD END UP BEING ONE OF THOSE GIRLS".
Places you've traveled to for surfing? Southern Californian coastline and Hawaii.
Local surf spots? I surf mostly at La Jolla Shores and Scripps, but sometimes we go to Tourmaline or Law Street in PB.
Favorite surf spots? La Jolla Shores/Scripps, California
What are some of your other hobbies? One of my favorite things is dance. I also sing and play guitar. I am extremely crafty and love anything from drawing to sewing to doing nail art to cooking up something in the kitchen.
Fun fact/Something unique about you? I always come up with fun, crazy nicknames for all of my friends and family! Everyone that knows me knows they are going to get a special name that only I call them!
AGE: 11 HOME:LA JOLLA, CA STANCE:GOOFY
DEB IS AN AVID STANDUP-PADDLEBOARDER, FABULOUS MOM AND AMAZING BUSINESS WOMAN WHO DISTRIBUTES THE SURF DIVA PADDLEBOARDS ON THE EAST COAST OF THE US.
When did you start SUPing? In 2009
Places you've traveled to for SUPing? California, Florida, Entire East Coast...
Local SUP spots? West Meadow Beach, Stony Brook Harbor, Setauket Harbor, Port Jeff Harbor.
What do you love about Standup-Paddleboarding? The connection with nature! My favorite thing to do on my board is yoga; the connection between mind, body and nature is an
amazing experience. My second favorite is to surf (which I am not very good at). The feeling of catching a wave small or large is energizing like nothing else I have ever experienced.
What are some of your other hobbies? Triathlons, snowboarding, yoga.
Fun fact/Something unique about you? I love to laugh, especially when it is my children who make me do so.
AGE: DON'T EVER ASK A DIVA ABOUT HER AGE HOME:NEW YORK