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Coastal Adventurer too Seeababe: Karina Rozunko

Meet Karina! Photo past times Luki O'Keefe.

Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 quintessential California girl, Karina Rozunko is never also far from the coast. Growing upwardly inwards a surfing identify unit of measurement inwards the beach town of San Clemente, she caught her kickoff waves surfing tandem amongst her dad, as well as however remembers the rush. “He would paddle into some waves amongst me that felt actually big!” she says.

We connected amongst her inwards the H2O at our local spot, San Onofre beach (which happened to live on where she tried out her kickoff Seea suit: the SanO one-piece of course), as well as ever since we've loved beingness roughly her happy issue energy inwards the line-up. She may select grown upwardly surfing amongst guys — she names her blood brother Tanner Rozunko as well as her dad equally her best teachers— simply nosotros almost ever reckon her trading waves (in her ain unique as well as confident style) as well as adventuring along PCH amongst her girlfriends.

We caught upwardly amongst Karina to acquire the scoop on her traveling ways — logging fourth dimension inwards China, Commonwealth of Australia as well as United Mexican US — as well as the friends she's met along the way.
Hometown hero! Karina inwards the Lima Romper at her local spot, San Onofre. Photo past times Luki O'Keefe.
Karina inwards the Lima romper, headed into the fray. Photo past times Luki O'Keefe.

What are your favorite local spots to surf?

My favorite spot is SanO. That beach is something special. The moving ridge is perfect as well as the people are similar identify unit of measurement there.

Did yous grow upwardly surfing amongst generally guys or girls? 

I honey surfing amongst girls! There is to a greater extent than moving ridge sharing as well as messing roughly than amongst guys. But, surfing amongst guys is neat too! I mean value it helps my surfing to reckon what the guys are doing as well as pushes me to proceed up. When I was learning, I pretty much exclusively surfed amongst guys.

The [girl] friends I surf amongst are hands downward the biggest influence on my surfing style. I experience thence lucky to select a super talented grouping of friends that taste surfing together. We endeavor novel things, acquire creative as well as force each other to endeavor novel moves.

Karina Rozunko competing inwards the 2014 GoPro World Longboard Championships inwards China. Photo from World Surf League.

You've traveled to PRC for the World Longboard Championships inwards PRC competitor a few years now. What's the surf scene similar over inwards China?

PRC was amazing. This was my 3rd twelvemonth going as well as each twelvemonth I saw to a greater extent than as well as to a greater extent than local surfers inwards the water, which was thence cool! I actually enjoyed seeing such a large smiles on their faces spell out inwards the lineup. Also, it was thence amazing to spotter the local girls, Monica as well as Darci acquire thence much amend every fourth dimension I reckon them!

What's your go fashion like? Do yous similar to invention things out or going amongst the flow?

I similar to brand a invention as well as and thence acquire amongst the menses because normally that's where the guide a opportunity is. The exclusively plans that I select for my trips are to reckon novel things, come across novel people, surf novel waves as well as select a expert time.

Karina makes a super stack. Zuma playsuit inwards dark stripe coming soon! Photo past times Nick LaVecchia.

Karina inwards her happy place, wearing the Hermosa Swim Shirt. Photo past times Nick LaVecchia. 

What are some of the coolest novel experiences you've had while traveling? 

My surf trips select exposed me to thence many novel things. PRC was a fleck of a civilization shock. We ate yummy moo-cow natural language as well as intestine amongst the locals. I saved an adorable puppy from beingness someone's adjacent dinner as well as works life it a expert home. In Sayulita, United Mexican US I made some novel as well as amazing friends, I learned most their civilization as well as surfed warm uncrowded breaks! I traveled downward the coast of Australia, camping ground amongst 5 people inwards a two-man tent as well as waking upwardly to a novel surf spot every day. Yep, I've had some pretty neat experiences — fifty-fifty remembering these gives me wanderlust!

You go a lot spell surfing, simply don't select infinite to pack a lot. What is your advice for what yous must select if you're going on whatever surf trip?

Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 camera, music player, all my Seea suits because yous can't select plenty suits, oh as well as sunscreen is a must.

How is surfing a business office of your everyday life?

Surfing is a huge business office of my life, from the people I hangout amongst to the lifestyle I live. Surfing is my therapy as well as I couldn't imagine my life without it.

Thanks Karina! We are thence happy to select yous inwards the Seeababes family!

Karina wears the Riviera inwards Sea Glass. Photo past times Luki O"Keefe.

Magical minute captured. Karina wears the Lima Romper. Photo past times Luki O'Keefe.