Putting the sizzle in surfing, Tia Blanco’s career is cooking. Raised on the peak at Lower Trestles, she’s turning a lot of heads as of late. Quickly climbing the ranks in California, she’s a perennial top finisher in any NSSA event she enters. She’s ranked first in Surfing America’s Under 18 Prime series, and has finished fifth at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. Her competitive resume is strong, but it’s her free surfing performances where she’s really shining. Graceful and fluid in the water, he’s taking progressive new school surfing and putting a feminine flourish on it.
Easy going and compassionate, while her focus is surfing to her full potential, away from the beach she hopes to someday be an advocate for people with disabilities. When asked about life after competitive surfing she surmises, “I would also like to teach physically and mentally challenged kids how to surf. And in the long run I would like to have a career in the surfing industry making my own line of clothes and bathing suits.”
With seemingly unlimited potential and motivation, along with a smile that lights up a room, expect to see a lot of Tia Blanco in the years to come.