Lucy Callister’s Power Surfing and Joining Sanuk… Smile and Pass it On!
Sanuk is all about having fun (after all, “Sanuk” is the Thai word for fun!) and anyone who follows Lucy on her Instagram account knows she fills her day with more fun than most.
Lucy Callister is a sunshine state mermaid. Born in Brisbane her family moved to Noosa when she was just 6 years old and being the youngest in the family where salt water ran thick through their blood, it was only natural that Lucy took to the sea with her whole heart. She now lives south of Noosa at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, a surfer’s playground and one of the surf culture epicentres of Australia. Surfing is her life, she’s pretty damn good at it and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I can’t really imagine doing anything else, I love this sport and the lifestyle is amazing.”
The beginning of her competitive path began when she was just 11 and it wasn’t long until she started featuring on the podium with her dynamic moves and natural ocean instincts. She says “My first competition was the Rusty Gromfest at Lennox Head and I remember I just sat in a gutter and literally didn’t even get a wave the whole heat and came in so upset and angry. I’m pretty competitive so that really fired me up because I was just so disappointed that I didn’t get to show my potential. The next year I came back and ended up making the final!”
With a home break like Burleigh Heads it’s not unexpected that Lucy would be served up some of the best and most consistent waves in the world on the super banks. Lucy prefers Burleigh over over Snapper with it’s long barrels and perfect set up sections. “It’s the best wave when the swell is right. It’s also less crowded then Snapper and has epic barrels off the point on the right swell.”
Lucy is working hard to secure her dream position as one of the top 17 on the World Championship Tour and the Sanuks team are happy to be supporting her dreams and goals. “I’m so excited to be on the Sanuk team! I’m generally always smiling and that’s the core of what they are. We will be a great team because they promote a happy and comfortable life and that’s how I live every day.”
“Sanuk shoes are so different and unique to anything else around and the fact that they’re ridiculously comfortable means you just can’t live without them.”
Sanuk warmly welcomes Lucy to be part of their Australian team, the Sanuk Brand Manger says “When you look at some of the female ambassadors on the global Sanuk team, such as WCT surfer Malia Manuel and Kiana Fores; they embody such a vibrant, positive attitude to life and have a hell of a fun time doing it! Lucy matches this energy perfectly. As Lucy continues on the Junior Tour in Australia and chases more WSL Qualifying Series events around the world, Sanuk will be there to keep her travelling feet comfy and looking stylish.”
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