Emily Cuˆrrie

Emily rips on both a short­board and long­board, she also fun her­self to com­pete on the Euro­pean Tour.

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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.”

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