We talk Mussels, Music, Tours and Cornwall with Corinne Evans
Hello all! This week we had the opportunity to speak with one of our favorite surfers: Corinne Evans! We’ve spoke with Corinne previously (read here) and we thought it was time for a catch up.
Corinne, one of the UKs best known surfers, is currently sponsored by Animal. Find out more about Animal on their official site and view her Animal profile here. You can buy Animal gear here at Urban Surfer too!
US: Hi Corinne. It’s been a while since we last chatted. How are you?
CE: I’m great thanks! Hope all is good your end
US: Very good, thanks! The last time we spoke was Summer 2012 and we’re half way through 2013 now! What have you been up to this year?
CE: Well I signed with Animal at the start of the year, which was amazing! Then in February I flew out to Sri Lanka for a month of surfing in a bikini with some good friends. Since coming back I have been super busy planning my Girls Surfing Tour, which kicked off on 6th April. It’s been a busy few months but I have loved every minute of it!
US: Sounds great! Of course – You joined Animal! How are you finding it?
CE: I absolutely love it! Animal are such a great company to work for with a rad team of staff and riders. I’m so excited for my future as an Animal Surfer and Model.
US: That’s great to hear! You mentioned your Girls Surfing Tour earlier. It looks really fun and is now a proven success. Can you tell us more about it?
CE: My Girls Surfing Tour is really my way of getting more girls and women into the sport. The days are about having fun, meeting new people and learning how to ride waves.
US: Sounds awesome. I’m sure some of the Urban Surfer girls would like to attend one day! Do you need any experience to come along to a session?
CE: None whatsoever, my days cater for all abilities. So even if you have never surfed before you can still attend my days and have lots of fun.
US: No excuses for not attending now! Haha. Have you always wanted to teach youngsters and others about surfing?
CE: I knew that when surfing and modelling became my job in 2010 that I wanted to give back and help more girls get into the sport. It’s something that has grown and grown as the years have gone on.
US: Are Animal and the other girls supportive of the tour?
CE: The Animal team are like one big family. We all support each others individual projects and talents. I’m extremely lucky to have Hannah Harding helping out on my Advanced Girls Surfing Days. She is a brilliant competitive surfer so has a lot of knowledge to share. We are currently planning a camp together, somewhere nice and tropical.
US: We await our free invite to this tropical place The tour even takes you to France. Very lucky! What’s France like for surfing?
CE: France is brilliant for surfing. The waves are consistent and with surf spots and up and down the coast it’s easy to find an uncrowned peak. I’m so excited to be heading back out to Feral Surf Camp!
US: What’s your verdict on the local cuisine? I’ve never dared try Frogs Legs!
CE: I’ve never tried frog’s legs but I have eaten Snails, which weren’t too bad, but my favorite thing to eat over there is Mussels. They really know how to cook them. I could eat some right now haha
US: Sorry for making you hungry! If you had to choose one – France or England?
CE: England all the way! It’s my home and always will be. Nowhere compares to England and especially Cornwall. It’s such a beautiful place to live and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
US: Very patriotic! What’s the female surfer scene currently like?
CE: Really exciting! There are some brilliant up and coming young women who are putting the UK on the map. It’s an amazing time to be a surfer girl in the UK!
US: Great to hear! Do you think the female surf industry could be improved?
CE: Personally I feel it has come on leaps and bounds! It’s always going to be slightly different to the male side of the surf industry but I don’t see a problem in that. As long as the industry continues to support female surfers it’s only going to get better and better.
US: We know you’re a huge fan of Boardmasters coming up soon – Are you heading there again this year?and it’s
CE: I will indeed. I’ll be there cheering on my fellow teammates in the competition and hopefully doing some bits for my sponsors.
US: I wish I could go! Is there anyone you’re dying to see? Both on the water and on the stage?
CE: Obviously I am exited to watch Hannah (Harding) and Stokesy (Alan Stokes) in the water. Music wise I am amped to see The Joy Formidable and Everything Everything.
US: Good choices! I’d love to see Little Comets there. A great band based not too far from us in the North East. Finally, what’s the plans for this summer and what is next for Corinne Evans?
CE: Summer will see me surfing as much as I can and working with my coach to push my surfing to the next level. I have lots of Girls/Ladies Days booked in as well as my Frane camp so that will keep me busy busy busy! All in all it’s going to be an epic summer for me!
US: Sounds awesome! Thanks for talking to us, it’s been a pleasure! Best of luck with the tour and everything else!
Thanks again to Corinne Evans for taking the time to talk to us. We love catching up with Corinne and it’s always a laugh talking to her.
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Keep updated with the girls surfing tour on Corinne’s official site.