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CLAIRE

Ex WCT surfer. Surfer. Coach. Mentor

"I get paid to surf, coach surfing and hangout/workout at the beach. I’m semi retired from competition, but I train in the water now more then I did when I was on tour. I basically do what I want, I love my life. " 

Claire

Did you know what you wanted to do as a teenager?

No, I think I was so caught up in my youth and experimenting with my freedom testing boundaries and my own physical limits. I always set myself daily goals though and that helped me stay motivated and focused on the things I enjoyed, which was surfing.

What was the best career/life advice you’ve ever been given?

Be grateful and respectful to those who help you along the way.

 

What is different today to when you were younger?

I think we deal with confrontation worse then before the smartphone decade. We hide behind our phones and then if we don’t like something we pull out guns. I think communication is one of the most vital parts of child development. 

What one piece of advice would you give to your 15-year-old self or younger generations still at school today?

Take care of your body, you will want it to perform for a lot longer than just the moment.

Did you have any jobs as a teenager?

I washed dishes at a restaurant and worked at a surf shop before I turned pro at 16. 

 

Did you enjoy school?

I did for the social aspect and nothing else. I didn’t learn well in that classroom environment.

Schools should be less authoritative and more understanding that each child is unique in their level of comprehension and concentration. We all learn differently.