Nikki van Dijk

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THE 22-year-old pro­fes­sional surfer was born and raised on Phillip Island. She started surf­ing at age four to fol­low in the foot­steps of sis­ter Nina, four years older than her. At the age of eight, she en­tered her first com­pe­ti­tion and still re­mem­bers her over­whelm­ing urge to win it. “Surf­ing is such a big part of my life,” she said. “It’s pretty crazy that it’s my job. My sis­ter is now my man­ager, so we’re al­ways to­gether — you get two for the price of one. My younger brother, Joe (18), is join­ing us on tour next year, so we can recre­ate a sense of home away from home.”

Van Dijk di­vides her time be­tween homes in Vic­to­ria and travelling the world for the surf­ing world cham­pi­onship tour.

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