I’ve known ‘Stasia since she was a tiny shy 11 year old living in Hawaii flying over to California to compete. At the time she was touted as the “next big thing”. When she was 15 and I was 21, we had some serious battles in the amateur leagues. She’d win when the waves were small, I’d win if there was swell. We had a fierce rivalry exacerbated by her overly-involved and overly-competitive mom who would come and rub it in my face if her 15 year old daughter beat me.
In high school, Stasia separated from her mom and took a break from serious surfing. The “next big thing” claims faded away. I wondered what happened to her. A few years later we ran into each other at a casting call for a Microsoft commercial and reconnected briefly. Fast forward another few years and we were both working as stunt doubles for 90210 and spent the whole day in “hurry up and wait mode” in the trailer, which gave us plenty of time to talk of the past and our silly rivalry.
Anastasia is now focused on traveling, surfing and modeling. It seems to be working well for her. She’s been called the “World’s Sexiest Athlete” and has been on the podium at the Women’s Pipeline Pro more than once. You may know her from the awesome wipeout we featured on the How to Avoid Wipeouts post.
I was kind of surprised when I came across this video of her “warming up” for her heat at the SuperGirl Pro in Oceanside this summer, although considering the combo of modeling and shredding, maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised. The video caused a stir and got a ton of hits. It was clearly great PR.
I’m wondering what you think? Does she look hot? Or does she look trashy? Please comment and let’s get a conversation going!