Francesca “Frankie” Seely is a stellar surfer from Malibu, California. She is consistently earning first place trophies for both longboarding and short boarding. She recently took first place in the WSA West Coast Championship as well as the NSSA (National Scholastic Surfing Association). It is no wonder that Frankie holds sponsorship from Billabong, Becker, and others. She is currently starring on Awesomeness TV’s new web-series “Surfers,” which follows the lives of a group of Malibu teens as they navigate through relationships, plan for the future, and catch some perfect California waves. This Malibu High School senior has her sights set on college and going pro.
Best place I’ve surfed: El Salvador is my favorite place because of the perfect right hand point breaks with only a hand full of people out. The waves are usually overhead and the water is a warm beautiful blue. The people are so great there!
Last book I read: “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse
Favorite TV show: “Chopped” and “American Horror Story”
Theme song: “Burning Down the House” by Talking Heads
What I love to eat: Sushi and fruit
Hero: Nelson Mandela
Worst experience in the water: Getting caught inside and held under at Tunnels
I’m most proud of: Doing well in school!
What I do when I’m not surfing: Yoga, painting, singing, and cooking
Pet peeve: When my leash drags in the sand
The perfect date: Picnic on the beach and a sunset surf
What I want to be when I grow up: Taller
Pets: Helga, my Rottie
Why I surf: I love it! Nothing feels better than hitting the lip or getting a perfect 10.
What I’ve done to make the world a better/more environmentally friendly place: I started the Malibu High School Surfrider Chapter.
Something else fun about you: I’m a huge fan of horror movies.
Words to live by: “Well behaved women rarely make history.” And: “Live your dreams or someone will hire you to build theirs.”
What does it mean for you to “Surf Like a Girl?” Throwing buckets, surfing with power, speed, and flow.
We also asked Frankie what she brings for an everyday surf session.
Roberts Surfboard (short board)
CJ Nelson Noserider (longboard)
Hobie polarized sunglasses
Slip in surf skins
Shade SPF 30+ sunscreen
Sticky Bumps surf wax
(Post-surf meal) Aloha Steakhouse, Ventura
Find out more about Frankie on her website: FrancescaSeely.com and follow her on Instagram @Franksters123.