Stories

  • It’s never too late to follow a dream

    On July 1954, at the age of forty-one, Betty Pembroke Heldreich Windstedt fell in love with surfing and became a surfing pioneer being one of the first women to ride the big surf of Makaha (Hawaii). Betty was a true adventurer living life with passion and approaching any obstacle with courage and a positive attitude. 
  • La Maestra

    Pilar Ezkurra has been connected to the ocean for as long as she can remember. Since she was a baby, she spent her summer days at La Salvaje beach (Sopelana). In the late 70s, when she was 10 years old, surfing was starting in the area and she wanted to try it out even though there were still not many resources. 
  • Feeling at home anywhere in the Seven Seas

    Dominga Valdés carries a mixture of cultures in her blood. Spending her childhood in countries like Spain, Chile, The Netherlands or Bali, it’s no surprise that surfing different waters is where she feels more at home.
  • Riding waves together since the beginning of time

    Surfing is a game as old as the people of the Hawaii Islands. A community amusement enjoyed by men, women and children of all social classes who would share waves and play together in the water. The oldest known surfboard was found in a burial cave in Ho’okena on the Big Island of Hawaii. It dates back to the 1600s and it belonged to princess Kaneamuna.
  • Easkey Britton, making waves for social change

    Big wave cold water surfer, scientist, researcher, inspirational keynote speaker, impact maker… Easkey Britton is all this but, above all, she’s a wonderful woman with a fearless soul. Being named after one of Ireland’s most popular waves, it’s not a surprise that the water is where she feels more at home.
  • Rell Sunn, Queen of Aloha

    Her middle name, Kapolioka’ehukai, means Heart of Sea. Her grandmother gave it to her after a dream she had before Rell was born. It was destiny written on the stars.
  • “After a working day, going back to my shaping room felt like a bubble of oxygen”

    I met Josselin a couple of years ago on a surf trip to La Torche (Brittany). We were driving with the car when we passed by Rise Up Surf School that had an art exhibition sign outside. We decided to check it out and we saw that together with the artwork hanging on the walls some surfboards really got our attention.
  • “It’s about following your dreams”

    Kepa Acero is not only a surfer, but he is also a traveller, an explorer and he has inspired many people all over the world.