Hope y’all are doing well. Sorry I have not written in a while. I have had a lot on my mind lately.
Right now I am in Australia, I have been here for about a month. I have contests over here until the end of April, so I’m not going to be home for a while!
I started off my trip with a QS at Manly Beach right outside of Sydney. It was pretty crazy because I learned to surf at Manly Surf School when I was 5 years old, and now I am competing in one of the biggest contests in the world, literally right where I stood up on my first wave!
I ended up getting 5th place overall there, which sounds good to most people but I’m not ever really satisfied with myself unless I win.
I know it sounds silly to say that but I have always just been really hard on myself. Anyways, I just finished my first ever WCT event at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast. I lost to Sally Fitz. I had a 9.0 and a 7.87, but Sally had a 9 and an 8.
If that happens there is really not much you can do. I surfed my heart out, but it just wasn’t enough.
Overall, I am happy with my performance at Snapper I am a rookie on tour so the other girls definitely tried to push me around a little bit, but I think I got their respect by not letting them do that. 2012 is going to be an amazing year for me, and I am really excited about it.
I will write to you guys again soon. I just want to say thank you for all of the support, I really appreciate everything!
xoxo Lakey P.