YEARS AS A SURFER
NOOSA HEADS, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
GIORGIA LORENTSON BY THE NUMBERS
COMPETITIONS A YEAR
KMS TRAVELLED IN 2022
I’ve grown up in the ocean and it drives me crazy not being near it. I even work as a surf coach and a professional beach lifeguard when I’m not surfing. I just can't get away from it. Surfing has a hold on me, and I’m glad I have the opportunity to push myself by competing.
Do you have any rituals before competing?
After I paddle out, right before my heat starts in a competition, I like to take three big breaths and remind myself that I can do it.
What is a hidden talent that you have?
I can hold a handstand for 30 seconds.
What are your top 3 values?
- Balance - Knowing when to stop, take a step back and rest.
- Respect - Respecting everyone around you in the ocean, we’re all just having fun.
- Influence - Giving the generation of girls behind me something to look up too.
Interesting fact or story about your time as an athlete
I actually didn’t start surfing till I was 9, from ages 6-14 I was in the Noosa Heads Surf Club doing Nippers every Sunday and competing for the club. Every nipper Sunday we would catch waves at Noosa Main beach on our nipper boards and stand up on them whilst on a wave. The club when I was 9 years old, bought a bunch of foam soft top surfboards. We started taking them out after nippers and safe to say from that point on I was hooked.
Favorite CLIF Nutrition and Flavor
CLIF BAR Cool Mint Chocolate, CLIF BAR Chocolate Brownie, CLIF BLOKS Energy Chews Tropical Punch and Builders.