It can’t always be easy to shine when you grew up in the shadow of a living legend. But perhaps it all depends on how fertile the soil you grow up in is. In the case of Lee-Ann Curren, the soil was as rich as it gets: her father is the 3-time world champion Tom Curren, and her mother was once a European surfing champ, too. With this pedigree it’s not surprising that Lee-Ann became a three-time European surfing champion, and perhaps it was because she inherited her dad’s love for making music that she didn’t become a world champion, too. Anyway: we love Lee-Ann for her all-around talent, her lust for life, and her deep connection to the rhythms of the ocean.
Biarritz / California