How's riding for Volcom?
CB: I've been riding for
Volcom since I was 16 and they've pretty much
been a big, big part of my life and one of the
main reasons why I'm here. I just love riding
for a company who really lets me be me with no
borders or boundaries. You really come out of
your shell on the Volcom team, and that's what
I'm about, not holding back.
KL: Who is the hottest person
on My Space?
CB: Probably one of the
20 Kelly Slaters on there. They're all pretty
KL: How do you balance being
such a hater and a lover at the same time?
CB: It comes from both of
my parents. My dad is just so intense and really
negative at times, so I got really turned off
being like him growing up. But he's just such
a lover at the same time, and so passionate it
trips me out. And my mother is just a saint, she's
just pretty much perfect to me. So yeah, I have
a lot of her in me, perfectness… no, just
joking. But I have a lot of that really loving
side, I just try to balance. I don't think it's
about loving or hating but being really into what
you're feeling at the time. Like, 'oh my god,
I LOVE that, I HATE that.' It's more like being
really passionate and intense, more than hating,
'cause I try to not hate too much, but people
tend to set off that side when I'm in the surf,
so that's when most of my hate comes out.
KL: If you snake me then
I snake you back, will you get mad?
CB: Definitely not. When
I'm with my girlfriends I try to tame the feisty,
competitiveness that I get in the surf. I'm much
more into hooting at my friends and watching them
get waves. I'm not the type of person who is all
about me out in the surf, unless it's a bunch
of kooks out that I don't know.
KL: Who are you traveling
with this year?
CB: Well I have a lot of good friends on the tour.
I like traveling with Keala Kennelly and Rochelle
Ballard, and hanging out with Serena (Brooke),
Sophia (Mulanovich), Megan (Abubo) and Rebecca
Woods. But I like to do my own thing, travel by
myself, have my own space, and not get caught
up in the tour drama. I find that easiest to do
when I'm staying with the boys at the Volcom house.
KL: If you were put in
charge of the world tour, what changes would you
CB: I would extend the tour
and definitely get out-of-industry sponsors to
sell our souls to the corporate world. I think
there are a lot of untapped companies out there
that we could be getting our hands on. I think
17 women on tour is not enough for the amount
of talent out there. I'm not saying make it a
top 48, but definitely add another 5 girls to
KL: What are some of the
things that you like and dislike about America?
CB: I find the Americans
to be very generous people. They're really eager
to look after me, bring me into their world and
represent me over here, I really like that. I
like how fun the waves can be, and I like that
there is a lot of money. Oz is really small and
the companies aren't as quick to give you money
and promote you. Besides that I'm pretty much
all about Oz. And just to be quick, I don't like
the pollution, the overpopulation, and the government.
I come from the most unpopulated, unpolluted place
on earth, but it still has all the benefits of
a city, so I'm a bit biased, but everyone is about
where they live.
KL: If you had never been
a surfer, what type of career do you think you'd
be interested in?
CB: Definitely some sort
of pro athlete, tennis, skateboarding, snowboarding
if there was snow. Something active. I don't like
regretting though so I try to not think about
what I could have been.
KL: Alright, well I know
you secretly want to be a rap star, so how is
your first big hit rap song gonna start?
CB: Haha, I actually really
like rapping. I like writing, I like poems. I
actually wrote something the other day, "Ain't
Life Grand for a Bitch Like Me”. I really
like all that foul mouth rap. Missy Elliot is
my favorite. So something along those lines, something
to get naked to and get crazy on the dance floor.
KL: You’re an animal
lover huh? What kind?
CB: I love all animals but
I'm definitely a dog lover. Since way back I see
a dog and run up to it, "hi!". I was
definitely a dog, well, I still am a bit of a
bitch, but I was definitely a dog in my last life.
I just have a connection with them and love them.
KL: Do you talk to your
dog on the phone when you're gone?
CB: No, I don't talk to
my dog on the phone 'cause I don't think dogs
can really talk back, so I just look at photos,
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