Emily rips on both a shortboard and longboard, she also fun herself to compete on the European Tour.
I spend a lot of hours in the water, constantly trying to do new things and better myself. The main reason I surf is because I enjoy it so much; you always do your best when you’re relaxed and enjoying it. Competitions come with a fair share of low points, but recently my mind set has altered and I’m enjoying making the most of the opportunities I’m given.
It’s so much more fun travelling with friends. I’m never really by myself and I’ve made some great connections around the globe. Wherever I’m heading to there’s always someone else doing the same and who wants to travel together. I love travelling and hanging out Lucy Campbell and Peony Knight when we go to comps because we all get on so well – and we speak the same language, which is a bonus – ha, ha! However, I have also made friends from all over Europe, and we get to hang out at these comps and catch up after our various trips, so there’s no shortage of conversation.
The UK is home to such an incredible coastline, so I love driving around in my van and finding awesome beaches. I also love fitness and training, so when I’m home I try to do as much as exercise possible. I love
how everyone knows each other and there are always friendly faces at home; it’s great to catch up with friends and be part of a big community.
A big thank you to Roxy, Adventure International and NS Surfboards for the help with equipment and travelling costs while I’m competing on the European QS. To be honest, it’s a real struggle. When I’m home I work hard to keep topping up the pot. People call it the ‘QS grind’ and it really is a grind! With the help and full support of my family and close friends I always get there, but at the end of the day you’ve got to be doing it for yourself.
“The main reason I surf is becau I enjoy it s much; you always d your best when you’re relaxed.”