How long have you been surfing?
Since my last year at university so 8 years now!
Carissa Moore – she has pushed women’s surfing to whole new levels. Her performance at the most recent pipe invitational was insane!
Favourite Surf Spot?
I’ve had the best waves of my life at Thurso East so that will always be a favourite. Warm water – so hard. I have a couple of faves in the Maldives and Fiji but Les Culs Nuls in Hossegor when the banks are right ☺
How would you describe your style of surfing?
Hmm Dee style?! Haha!
Best career moment?
I could say becoming Scottish ladies champion in 2011 or pulling in to the biggest waves of my life at Thurso East after splitting my head open. It was solid! Truth is that it was getting back into the water after my accidents – that was a massive achievement for me overcoming my fears and it is something I continue to work on every day!
Do you do any cross training with other sports or how do you look after your all-round fitness?
Fitness is so important to me. When the waves aren’t there I have a pretty strict gym regime including interval training and weights. I mix that up with swim training. Again alternating between mile swims for endurance and then sprints. Since my accidents I am so conscious about keeping as fit and healthy as I can be. I continue my active isolated stretching every morning too and it just means when I’m in the water I feel confident that my body is strong.
Best Ever Surf Trip?
Sri Lanka and the Maldives this year. It was just epic. I just couldn’t have envisaged being out there in those waves after the past couple of years and I felt so lucky! All of the hard work and dedication in coming back after what happened just culminated in that trip last year. Especially since I think the Maldives are gradually sinking so I’m so stoked I got to visit there and appreciate the special waves along with the turtles!