Mariana Valencia's relationship with the ocean and surfing, we’d say is a fierce one.
She competes and surfs everywhere from Baja to San Diego and defends the coastline and ocean health loudly.
Outside competition she surfs regularly at San Miguel and Tres Emes, Baja California, Mexico.
“I was interviewed by the local tv because we were defending our local beach Tres Emes from a pipeline in the canal. Tres Emes is where most of the team from Baja California trains.” –Mariana Valencia, 15 year old local surfer
Welcome Mariana to our band of Sisstrs.
Quick Q&A with Mariana with photos shot at San Miguel by Jesús García.
Q: When did you start competing?
A: My dad took me to my first contest when I was 8, it was a local surf tournament in Ensenada and I loved it. Then I was invited by United Athletes of the Pacific Ocean (UAPO) to participate in the Menehune Contest & Windansea Invitational Contest in La Jolla, San Diego.
Q: What do you love the most about surfing?
A: The connection with nature and the adrenaline. The possibility of discovering new places.