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The Coolum-bred surfing enigma already has a World Junior title already under her belt, and now Isabella is now looking to snatch even bigger surf titles against fierce competitors in the aquatic arena. Additionally, she gained plenty of recognition by surfing as Blake Lively’s stunt double in The Shallows, technically making her a big screen star!
After hitting the waves at Bells Beach on the Great Ocean Road, we chat to Isabella about her rigorous routine, favourite tunes, and future ambitions both in and out of the water:
I don’t tend to feel overwhelmed with everything that’s going on because I’m stoked doing what I do. There are definitely challenging times, but overall I’m happy with how it’s panning out. To ensure longevity I try to make sure that I’ve got some time to myself to relax and just do things that make me happy so that I don’t get burnt out
Lately I’ve been pretty curious about the whole real estate industry and seeing how people can transform houses and use them as investment properties, I think that could be a good path to look at. I want to go to uni, I’ve deferred from an engineering course to see where surfing takes me, but I’d love to go back to it someday.
I love music, it keeps me sane… I listen to anything and everything, depending on the mood. Before competing I like it loud, nothing specific, something I can sing along to.
The ultimate show would be held in Copenhagen and would feature Florence + The Machine, Black Sabbath, Ben Howard, Katy Perry (she would be amazing to see live) and Nirvana.
For any coffee lovers visiting Coolum I would definitely start at Compound, best coffee and raisin toast in town! Maybe head for a surf out at the bays.
Yeah of course he was, his surfing is amazing! It was always cool see him around town because he’s not there that often.
I do like the city lifestyle, maybe if I had never grown up near the beach I could possibly live there, but living near the ocean is the best lifestyle ever so I don’t think I could!
How about both?
It’s great for the sport and sounds pretty cool! I like the idea and my ambitions would definitely be to get selected to compete in Japan 2020.
I’m really focusing on the QS series this year, as I have the past year and will continue to do that until I get where I want to be. I’m also working on a film project at the moment which has been a lot of fun.
That’s a hard question to answer, right now I’m just focusing on qualifying, but my goal is to fight for a World Title in the future.