For as long as I can remember I’ve loved being in the water. From a young age, my parents would take my brother and I barefooting, waterskiing and to the coast to boogie board and surf. We couldn’t get enough. Throughout school, I loved to swim and would compete in interschool galas too. Like most little girls, I loved horses and got my first horse when I was 7, which caused the watersports to take a backseat for a while. In the meantime, I competed nationally with my rescue horse Rodney, who I trained to become a Grade C affiliated showjumper and we won many competitions together.
It wasn’t until I was 16 years old I took up wakeboarding at a new local wake park, which reignited my love for watersports. With every sport I do, I push myself to maximum capacity and did just that with wakeboarding. Unfortunately, at 17 I dislocated my hip whilst riding on an obstacle. I didn’t realize how serious it was or the implications but had 3 months recovery before jumping back in the saddle and water. Not long after I decided to give kitesurfing a try after watching my brother do it for so many years. I loved that too and at 18, after finishing my studies of chemistry, biology, English literature and mathematics, travelled to the Dominican Republic for the winter to train in warmer climates. I was hooked and since then have travelled to and from the Caribbean competing and training with the support of my amazing sponsors.
I don’t spend much time back in the UK now but instead, chase the wind and waves for kitesurfing and surf, and the clearer warm waters to freedive. In between, I have worked on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island teaching watersports. I also coach freestyle, strapless and foil kiting and work full time in digital marketing and content creation. I have also been incredibly lucky to compete in prestigious kite competitions like the World Kiteboarding League and I’m training hard on and off the water for many more to come. I’m eternally grateful for the support from my family and my sponsors who help me strive to be my best in all of my sports.
A normal day for me starts at sunrise with a surf session, followed by breakfast/ brunch and some work. Usually, the wind picks up midday and depending on the wind strength and wave conditions, I’ll either go for a foil, strapless wave session or twin-tip freestyle session. Then I’ll head back home for some sunset yoga, eat, squeeze in a little more work, then pass out for the evening!