WELCOME REEF AMBASSADOR TIA BLANCO from Reef on Vimeo.
Photos: Sina Blanco
Tia Blanco. She's on SURFER MAGAZINES "Hot 100" list for 2014 and she's definitely one to watch. This 16 year old surfer is racking up sponsors & fans with her beautiful, yet aggressive style, and holding her own at places like Teahupoo. Watch the video link above - it's awesome! We love that she is part of the DFS movement (drug free surfing) and lives a healthy lifestyle. Thanks for being a positive role model for other girls out there Tia!
Who's Rad? Tia Blanco
Home is? San Clemente, Ca
How long have you been surfing? I've been surfing since I was 3 years old when my dad first started pushing me into the Hawaiian whitewash.
Girls who surf that inspire YOU? Carissa Moore by far is the girl I aspire to most be like…a champion.
Favorite place you've ever surfed? Tahiti was amazing. My main sponsor Reef sent me down there when I was 15 and I got to surf with Raimana at Teahupoo and I will never forget it
Favorite Trick? Blow tail
J7 Surf Designs
Daphnes Greek Cafe
Forged in Fitness
RPRT (management team)
Three Things You Don't Know About Me...
1. I sleepwalk.
2. I'm vegan.
3. I'm 16 years old and I'm really very shy and sometimes I struggle being around new people. So if I don't say hi to you, I'm really not trying to be rude I'm just really shy but I'm working on it.
Whats Next? For 2014 I have gone to Hawaii and Australia so far. I am currently in the Caribbean for surfing/modeling for my main Sponsor Reef. When I am finished here I go right to Ecuador to surf for Team USA in the ISA World Surfing Games then New Zealand for competition! Also I will continue to film for my Epic TV web series “Paddling Out with Tia Blanco.” Lots of fun photos, videos, and experiences on the way.
Make sure you follow Tia on:
Instagram - @tiablanco
Twitter - tia_blanco
Facebook - www.facebook.com/Tia.Blanco
Tumblr - http://tiablanco.tumblr.com
Website - www.tiarahblanco.com