At Surf With Amigas, we love to dance! This group was particularly into it as well with some Jersey girls who had some serious moves. Twerking anyone? It was an awesome week with pretty much all beginners who were riding green waves by the last day. Check it out!
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!
Introducing a new dance move called “the pelican swat” in between super fun waves at Sunzal, the girls from Amigas Surf and Yoga Retreats are always having a good time!
The “pelican swat” dance move originated when Holly was teasing Nadia about her tendency to arm flail. Holly happens to have unusually long arms (the better to carry your longboard for you!) and suggested that if she flailed like Nadia she’d end up swatting pelicans left and right. And just like that, a new dance move was born!
We’re doing retreats at this location in October! Come play! See the Schedule for details!
In between surf sessions we get silly at Surf With Amigas. Beers go down on the beach before second breakfast. We hike volcanoes, dance at the top, and then slide down. It’s super fun and awesome and all the wipeouts are well worth it! Check out these silly characters having a super good time.