Gina Smith

Nick Name: I have a large variety of interesting nicknames accumulated over the years from various people; my most recent being Porpoise or Dolfriend [long story]. But generally my friends call me Gee, Geenz or Weena. Ha.

Favourite spot:
I love in Jeffrey's Bay- home to some of the best right hand point breaks in the world, so yes my homebreak is my fouvirte! Otherwise Seal Point and Beachbreak with is just 20mins away.

Hometown: Originally from East London but I am currently living in Jeffreys Bay.

Best thing about your life as a surfer?

I just don't see how it can get better than this! Being in the oceanm, travelling around the country and recently internationally, surfing with friends and family and just totally embracing all of God's creation. It's such a healthy, beautiful lifestyle, it is a daily adventure, a thrill and a challenge.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
In 5 years time I will be 22. I will most defintely still be surfing, with a couple Pro Junior titles under my belt [hehe optimism]. Maybe by then I would have settled down from travelling the world and be studying Journalism at Stellenbosch.

Other than surfing what is your next big thing?

I have a whole lot of passions that I pursue: writing, the environment, God, travelling. I love to cook. I love people and love children.


On a saturday morning you can find me..
We have recently started spending many of our weekends in Seals, so I'll ben there in the water with my sisters and dad. Or in Jeffreys Bay in the water. Or anywhere in the world in the water. Ha. Mornings are the best time to surf and play with friends. 

What’s your superpower?

I'm pretty good at reading people. And.. I can make a dolphin noise..

What is your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate and baked goodies..

If you could choose 5 people to have at a party, who would they be?

1. Jesus
2. Alt- J
3. Imagine Dragons
4. Dane Reynolds
5. Patrick Jane from the Mentalist

My biggest achievements so fare are
I have two SA titles under my belt- u/15 + u/17, I have made to South African team and am going to World Games soon. I won the Ripcurl Gromsearch and the Roxy Wahine cup in 2011.
The one thing I would never travel without is…

My brain?

The one thing that makes me me is …

My personality is what makes me. My creativity and passion and take on life. I am my own person.

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