Corinne Evans the surfer and model from England who gets to travel around the world, exploring surf destinations and get photographed doing so. The 24 year old surfer girl is also a budding business woman and this year has hosted her very own successful Girls and Womens Surfing Day Tours around Europe. Since turning pro in 2010 Corinne has gained the support of FOX Europe, Nalu Beads, C-Skins and Haulfryn; the future looks bright for this Women's Surfing Ambassador and I think it's safe to say she is living her dream!
Can you tell us a bit about how you grew up and where you live now?
I grew up in the city..We were completely land locked so surfing wasn't even a twinkle in my eye!
All I wanted to do was Dance and that's all I did until I moved to Cornwall when I turned 13. Surfing still took a while to become my life. I dabbled every now and again but it wasn't until I started travelling in 2009 that I realised I wanted surf and try and make a living out of it.
Now I live by the coast, 2 minutes from the beach. I love my home the waves are fun and the people are friendly.
Are surfing the qualifying events for the world tour or a free surfer?
I am a free surfer. Competitions have never interested me. I get more joy out of surfing fun waves with my friends, travelling the world and doing lots of photo shoots.
England doesn't have many waves how did you find surfing and how long have you been surfing?
See this is a common misconception; England actually has lots of waves and on it's day I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. England is where I learnt to surf and where I have surfed for the past 3 years.
Your fav. wave in Europe?
I love surfing in the South West of France. There are some really fun beach breaks just North of Hossegor.
What is your fav.waves around the world?
Around the world I would have to say Greenmount, Australia and Jails, Maldives.
Tell us about organising Girls and Women's Surfing Day Tours around Europe? What was the most challenging thing and the most rewarding?
The most challenging thing I would say is that fact that I have all the responsibility...I have to promote the days, take the bookings, payments, press releases etc. All the pressure is on me. It can get a little stressful at times but seeing someone stand up for the first time makes it all worth while. I love seeing the girls I have coached in the sea ripping!
What was your main goal for your surfing day adventures?
In the UK Surfing it is still very male dominated so the aim of my days are to help get more girls and women into the sport.
Whats for the future?
To surf, travel, model and host even more girls surfing days. The most important thing to me is to make sure I have as much fun as possible. Life is way to short to be unhappy :)
Anything else you would like to add?
That I cannot wait to come back out to Australia after Christmas!!!