BRITISH COMPETITIVE JUNIOR SURFER
We are super excited to have Bonnie Whitelock representing as our first competitive surfer. This young lady has surfing in her veins and she shows this with her skills in the water. Bonita has represented England twice at the ISA World Championships, and has a list of competitive events lined up this season. And amazingly she does this alongside giving her best to her studies at school. We are excited to be a part of this young talent’s journey into the future of female surfing.
“I have always lived by the sea so it was only a matter of time before i started surfing. I grew up in the very west of Cornwall, near Lands End. My mum is Cornish and my dad is from New Zealand. I was 7 years old when I rode my first white water wave to the shore, and from the onwards I was hooked! I am now 15 years old and surfing is truly what I live for. Surfing has given me so many exciting adventures and experiences, and through surfing I have met my best friends.
I started competitive surfing when I was 10 years old. Through the competition scene I have met so many amazing and inspiring people. I have had the opportunity to train with some of the best surfers in the country and have had the honour of twice representing England in the ISA World Junior Championships.
Surfing has given me the opportunity to travel to so many beautiful parts of the world - New Zealand, Australia, USA, Thailand, Morocco, France, Portugal, The Philippines - all so beautiful, but distinct in their own unique way.
I am very passionate about promoting women’s surfing in the UK, which I feel is hugely under acknowledged. Alongside this I am concerned about the effect that pollution is having on our seas, as the sea is everything to me. I hope that through my surfing I will be able to make a difference to these matters that are close to my heart.
Follow Bonita’s journey on Instagram: www.instagram.com/bonitawhitelock