Surf Like a Girl Pro Interview: Chelsea Hedges

Chelsea has a lot to be happy about these days. There’s her success in love (she married shaper Jason Hedges) and there’s success in her sport (she is tied as the top ranked surfer on the Women’s World Tour). In 2005, this talented goofy footer did what no other woman had accomplished before: winning the Triple Crown of Surfing, which clinched her the world title. Now that she has seen the title returned to Layne Beachley in 2006, Chelsea wants it back more than ever. With her aggressively smooth style and fearlessness of big waves, she says she’s ready for 2007. While we wait, she prepares and spends downtime with Jason at their home on the gorgeous Gold Coast of Australia. Below, our Surf Like a Pro interview with Chelsea.

Last album you downloaded: “The Breakthrough” by Mary J. Blige
Best vacation: Three days in Paris with my hubby!
Last book you read: “Painting Mona Lisa” by Jeanne Kalogridis
Guilty pleasure TV show: “CSI”
Favorite comfort food: Dark chocolate
Champagne or beer (or other): Beer
Last splurge: New Mac Book Pro
Advice for beginners: Practice makes perfect.
Hero: Donkey Kong
Worst experience in the water: Surfing in Vicco when the water was freezing cold.
I’m most proud of: Being married.
Favorite rainy day activity: Going to the movies.
The perfect date: My hubby, dinner, candles, red wine, and a nice atmosphere.
Who I’d cast to play me in the movie of my life: My husband if he were a girl.
Pets: A twelve month-old Rottweiler named Meah.
Bathing suit or commando under your wetsuit: Commando
Why I surf: It makes me happy.
Words to live by: Dream, believe, commit–become.

We also asked Chelsea what she brings on an everyday surf session:

Hedges Designer Shapes Surfboard

A 3:2 Roxy Cell 6 wetsuit

Roxy sports-style/cross-back bathing suit

Roxy sunscreen, Ella Bache Zinc

Paw Paw lipbalm

Sex Wax surfwax

Creatures of Leisure Wax Comb

Roxy Towel

Endura Sports Formula Powder

and bottled water

Ponds Clean Sweep Towelettes

Roxy hat

To see more of Chelsea, visit

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