Full Name: Lola Rylie Groube
Date of birth: 7 march 2011
How many boards do you own: 5
Length range: 5’0-5’3
Shaper: pete anderson
Sponsors: billabong, vans, sticky johnson, liive, anderson surfboards
Favourite board: 5,2
What are your other surf essentials? In the surf, I’ve always got some Sticky Johnson (Wax, tailpad, leggie) to keep me on my custom Pete Anderson surfboard, wearing my Billabong wettie. Out of the surf, I like to rock my Billabong gear with my fav Vans old skools and a pair of Liive sunnies.
Surfing Since: i started when i was 3 years old
How did you start surfing: my dad pushed me into a wave and I was hooked.
Surfing competitively Since: Did my first comp when i was 9 years old
Competition strategy: Catch two good waves
Career highlight: finishing 2nd at the Occy Grom Comp in Australia & winning the Billabong Grom Series last year and making the final of the Open Women’s Division at Nationals this year.
Ambitions: to travel to cool surf breaks and to compete on the WSL tour one day
Main surf breaks you surf: pauanui beach, whanga beach
Favourite surf break: whanga bar, dbah
People you surf with the most: dad and sister
Other interests: skating, baking, traveling
Surfing heroes: griffin colapinto, steph gilmore, and mason ho
Life heroes: my dad and mom
Favourite food: sushi
Favourite moves: frontside snap
Favourite surf video: the kangs
What is your favourite event to compete at in the New Zealand junior Series? kaikoura grom comp
Have you been to Brazil before? never
What are you looking forward to most about the trip? the warmer water, fun waves, and hanging with new and old friends from around the world
What boards will you be taking? a 5,2 and 5,3
What are you doing training wise on the lead up to the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships?
Surfing as much as possible and fitness training.
Is there anyone you would like to thank? i’d like to thank my mom, my dad, my sponsors and my community for supporting me