Claire is a working artist and surfer with roots on Vancouver Island, and big plans for a surf adventure down the west coast with her boyfriend. Claire’s philosophy is to let surfing be whatever you want it to be. For her, surfing is defined by being at peace in nature.
Lauren Jerke is an Alberta native who moved to the coast seven years ago, and is now a resident of Sooke on Vancouver Island. Nature has been a constant in her life – growing up, her life was spent on the praires and in the Rockies. Now, she is surfer working on her PhD, and a teacher at the University of Victoria.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Jasmine is deeply in touch with this region’s wilderness. Holding a degree in Environmental Studies, she is surfer and artist who divides much of her time between the outdoors and working in her art studio.
Rachel Voth grew up in Alaska, spent time in Maui and lower mainland British Columbia, and now lives with her husband on southern Vancouver Island. She began surfing in cold water at the start of her journey as a surfer, and continues to be enchanted by the beauty and bounty that can be found around the ocean. Her favorite surf spot requires a walk through a rainforest, and she has a penchant for growing her own food.
Brooke Gaybriel is a single mom to two amazing boys, part-time flight attendant, and divorce mentor. She was born and raised on Vancouver Island, and now shares her time between her home town, and the surf town of Tofino.
Marine Lebrec, 22 years old, is originally from France. She has been living in Washington for 10 years, and is proud to call it home. She is a recent graduate of the University of Washington, and is now an oceanographer at the UW-Applied Physics Lab studying the health of Pacific Northwest waters.