Train like a champion, perform like a champion, that’s where Tatiana Weston-Webb’s head is at right now. Growing up on the talent-rich island of Kauai, she knows exactly what it takes to get to the next level, which is exactly where she’s intent on taking her surfing.
After missing the cut for the 2014 Women’s ASP World Tour by one spot and finishing runner-up at the World Junior Championships, Tati, as her friends and family call her, went back to the drawing board this offseason and got to work. Employing the talents of surf coach Kahea Hart, she was more prepared than ever going into the 2014 competitive season.
She was right, her excellent results in 2014 QS contests earned her a spot on the CT for 2015. Her rookie performance blew everyone out of the water, with two 5th place finishes and two 3rd place finishes, she acted and surfed nothing like a rookie. Earning the first spot on the QS circuit for the year just put icing on the cake. She was again among the top 16 female surfers in the world to compete in the 2016 CT.
The 2015 season was proven to not be a fluke, as in 2016 Tati finished equal third in three CT events and won the Vans US Open in Huntington Beach. She finished the season at number 4 on the tour, easily qualifying herself for the 2017 tour.