- Kimberly Ann Mayer
Age - 24
Hometown - Santa
Cruz (east side), California
Sponsors - Aikane
Covered Accessories, Sector
Stance - Regular
5'10" Diamond Tail
Kim Mayer Story &
Interview conducted by Kyla Langen in Carlsbad,
Kimberly Ann Mayer - optimistic, passionate and
approachable. Surfing for over 11 years, this
lively 24-year-old is arguably the best female
surfer to come out of Santa Cruz, California.
Founded on the east side, at Pleasure Point, her
smooth, soulful surfing style pleases the eye
and has deemed her a professional. But riding
a surfboard is not her only passion. Kimberly's
deep love and appreciation for the environment
have caused her to rethink surf exploration and
get more creative with traveling. She is undoubtedly
one to look out for, as she searches the world
for waves in unconventional ways. We were fortunate
enough to have a chat with Miss Mayer and get
a taste of her imaginative, cheerful, and endearing
Kyla: What brings you to
Kim: I just needed to get
out of Santa Cruz. The water's too cold up there,
it went to my head. I kind of started to go crazy,
so I came down here. It's nice to switch it up,
and not surf the same right point breaks I grew
up on. You know, go left here and there.
KL: Yeah, you like surfing
KM: Well, sometimes. Only
if somebody is already going right.
KL: How was growing up in
KM: It was rad. My brother
kind of took me under his wing which was nice.
He is friends with all the boys, so I was able
to get waves.
KL: Think it would have
been hard to get waves if your brother wasn't
friends with the boys?
KM: Yeah, it would have
definitely been a lot harder.
KL: It's cutthroat in Santa
KM: Yeah, they're pretty
aggro I’d say.
KL: How about down here?
KM: Localism doesn't seem
as bad down here. Except at Warm Water's once,
I got in this fight with some guy. He burned me,
then yelled at me. But I was used to seeing that
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