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🏄🏼‍♀️ ATHLETE ON WORLDTOUR📱SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER 🙋🏼DIGITAL INFLUENCER 🏆4th on world tour 2014-2016 💡I’m here to avoid friends on Facebook.

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Did you know that all humans are Born with something called the dive reflex? This makes you (yes, you too) able to stay underwater for longer than you might think. The moment you submerge your face in water, your body immediately goes to work!
First, the heart rate slows down significantly.
Secondly, the diving reflex makes capillaries in the skin and limbs constrict, redirecting blood away from the body’s surface and toward the vital organs. This shift saves more oxygen for the brain and heart, but to a degree it also seems to fortify the torso against the crushing effects of water pressure at great depth. Plus, it helps to preserve the body’s core temperature in icy water. Isn’t that cool? You’re made to be underwater!
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#underwater #ocean #saveourseas #sea #freedive #snorkeling #selfie #goprohero5 #gopro #maui #hawaii #coolfacts #facts #sunday #funday #girls #diving #photooftheday @gopro #windsurfing #windsurfer #windsurfgirls #surf #followyourdreams

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The sensation of being able to freely move underwater. It must be the closest thing to flying. What makes me want to stay longer underwater are the encounters with creatures that roam the seas. Usually it’s a bunch of sea turtles but yesterday I got the pleasure to finally meet some other underwater animals. As I dove into a cave somewhere on the south side, I got surprised by three white tip Sharks 🦈🦈🦈 casually chilling on the bottom of the cave. Funny, I always thought I’d be scared to encounter a shark, even a reef shark, let alone three. But I wasn’t - don’t get me wrong, I have a healthy respect for sharks - but I was intrigued and very excited to take a look a few more times. They are truly beautiful and magnificent animals. This shot was taken by @si_crowther as I exited the cave. It was a bit too dark to get a good shot of the sharks, maybe next time...
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#shark #whitetip #freedive #freediving #apnea #underwaterphotography #oceans #underwater #reefshark #cave #girls #onepiece #maui #hawaii #saveouroceans #happyplace #aloha #mano #train #getfitordietrying #hypoxia #fitgirls @makenasurfwear

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One of the best things about competing and going on tour is the people you meet and befriend. It’s a strange sort of friendship. These people you might not see for 95% of the year (or some cases like 4 years @amyrosecarter ). Sometimes you end up not even talking or texting for months. However when you get back together it’s like you’ve never been apart! It’s pretty awesome if you think about it 🤔😊 So grateful to meet so many wonderful people along the way, I feel like my windsurf fam is HUGE and it never stops growing ❤️❤️❤️
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#Ohana #family #friends #iwt #aloha #windsurf #windsurfing #windsurfgirls #girls #nightout #lit #fitfam #maui #hawaii #grateful #happy #jaklar #continentseven

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For me the contest is over - but my winter has only just started! Armed with loads of motivation and inspiration to really step it up this upcoming winter. There is so much to work on and even more to look forward too! Big thanks to my sponsors who are making this all a lot easier. Let’s bring it Maui! @si_crowther @chinooksailing @hotsailsmaui @strfshwetsuits @99novenove @makenasurfwear #winterishere #bringit #gobig #orgohome #windsurfing #windsurf #surf #surfing #hypoxia #training #train #fitgirls #fitspo #alohafriday #maui #hawaii #waves #underwater #photooftheday

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Another lay day today - Anxiously waiting to see what tomorrow brings. I am very sure we will have wind but not very sure about the waves for tomorrow so 🤞🏼 and let’s all pray for waves! 🙏🏼 - This shot is from @jimmie4art in my heat the other day, great, beautiful wave (not such great action) let’s go and see what’s up for tomorrow!! 💥🔥
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#hawaii #iwt #alohaclassic #maui #windsurf #windsurfing #surfing #surf #happy #waves #windsurfgirls #continentseven #jaklar #hookipa #girlsthatshred #hotsailsmaui #99international #chinooksailingproducts #strfyshwetsuits @chinooksailing @internationalwindsurfingtour @hotsailsmaui @99novenove @strfshwetsuits @sunski

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Today’s lay day was a great day to recharge! I’m feeling fit and ready for another day of competition tomorrow at the @internationalwindsurfingtour Aloha Classic! So I hope you all stay tuned and follow the live cast to see me and the rest of the fleet! 🙌🏼💥
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📷 @rajailiya 😎 @sunski #hawaii #maui #sunglasses #happy #layday #selfie #girls #peace #tinytattoo #ink #windsurfing #windsurf #surf #surfing #windsurfgirls #windsurfer #continentseven #chinooksailing #hotsailsmaui @hotsailsmaui @chinooksailing @99novenove

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Round 1 is done! Not my best effort to be honest. I actually felt really ready and up for it going into the heat. It turned around pretty quickly when I realized just how light the wind was. Friday we continue and the forecast promises more wind, which would be good for me, and also for the rest of the fleet! Great efforts from all the girls out today, despite the conditions being very tricky I’ve seen great action including some bomb aerials! 🙌🏼🔥
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#iwt #alohaclassic2017 #aloha #mahalo #windsurfing #windsurf #continentseven #surf #windsurfgirls #surfergirl #waves #maui #hawaii #hookipa #extremesports #girlsthatride

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Rock running has been a part of our training with @deep2peak - It is a form of hypoxic training, it involves exercising in short bursts while holding your breath. You basically force your body to learn to work better when the regular consistent supply of oxygen isn’t available. The end game is to function better during bad wipeouts, feel comfortable being underwater without air and to increase lung capacity. It’s always good to do this with a buddy, shallow water blackouts have led to deaths before! Plus isn’t training with friends way more fun? Me and @hauserlifestyle captured by @si_crowther
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#underwater #photography #rockrunning #hypoxictraining #breath #swim #ocean #surf #training #maui #hawaii #mermaids #surfing #windsurfing #windsurfgirls #continentseven #getfitordietrying

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Another Lay day here at the @internationalwindsurfingtour Aloha Classic - Wind will be back by the end of the week. No worries tho, I’ll be busy surfing on the leftover waves from the past week!


📷@si_crowther #windsurfing #windsurf #surf #surfing #hotsailsmaui #chinooksailing #happy #maui #hawaii #livingthedream #goodvibes #continentseven

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What a crazy week we’ve had here On Maui. Storms, power surges, massive waves, the peahi challenge and now the Aloha Classic is kicking off! The sun is back out and I am feeling happy and ready to get out there and compete! It will be my first contest this year and it’s also the last contest of the year. Hope to do well and to have a good time. Being out in Ho’okipa almost alone is already a mega treat!


📷 @rajailiya #aloha #classic #windsurfing #windsurf #99novenove #hotsailsmaui #Chinooksailing #iwt #pwa #happy #optimistic #surf #hawaii #maui #goodlife #goodvibes #mondaymotivation

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The Peahi Challenge is running the woman’s fleet today! So much stoke to see the ladies pushing it and cheering a little extra for @paigealms today! May everyone out there be safe and catch some unforgettable rides! 🤙🏼🙌🏼🎉🔥*UPDATE* She just took the Peahi title!!!


#peahi #wsl #hawaii #maui #bigwaves #charge #girlsthatrip #girlpower #big #waves #surfing #surf

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Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day. – Janis Joplin


📷 @fishbowldiaries #windsurfing #windsurf #windsurfgirls #surf #maui #hawaii #girlsthatride #paradise #hookipa #mermaid #continentseven #iwt #aloha #classic #pwa #girls #hotsailsmaui #99novenove #quoteoftheday #goodquote

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The first tails and spouts have been spotted! Whale season is here and it never fails to excite me. Every year around this time the humpback whales 🐋 make the trip from Alaska where they’ve been fattening up through the summer. Around this time they come back to Hawaii to have their babies and mate again before heading back to Alaska! Hawaii is basically their big hot tub winter party! They’ll be here for a few months and during this time you’ll see them popping up everywhere!


#photographerunknown #humpbackwhales #humpback #whales #whale #hawaii #maui #wildlife #nature #sunset #girls #ocean #sea #free

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Waves are back and I'm slowly getting into it again. Took a set on the head and had a wonderful little swim down to Lanes yesterday. Normally I don't see any plus point on having a wash and a swim but there was a silver lining. It made me realize how much fitter I feel than before. Guess that rock running and swimming comes in handy now! Got back out there eventually and had some more fun! Yay for windsurfdays🙌🏼🎉


📷@fishbowldiaries @windsurfgirls @hotsailsmaui @99novenove @chinooksailing @amorphiaphotography @makenasurfwear #windsurfing #windsurf #followyourdreams #surf #continentseven #jaklar #positivevibes #hawaii #maui #windsurfgirls #girlsthatride #fullpower #firspo #fitnessmotivation

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Overcome barriers, intend the best and be patient. You will enjoy more balance, more growth and more fun.


📷 @davidpariasphoto #quotes #longboard #maui #hawaii #surfer #girl #bikini #onepiece #island #instaquote #quoteoftheday #fitness #sports #ocean #longboarding #surfergirl #paradise #makenasurfwear

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I'm in the middle of week 4 of power camp! I'm feeling good and I am now starting to see and feel some changes in my body. I am getting a bit more defined and a bit more toned. But more importantly I am starting to feel fitter and stronger. This week it's a pretty solid week of sports with at least 2-3 various sports/activities a day. The funny thing is also that I start to crave more sports stuff and am feeling more and more energetic! All and all, it's going very well! The wind seems to return as well so it's all looking up!


@hotsailsmaui @99novenove @purerecharge @deep2peak @chinooksailing @continentseven @jaklarpositivevibes @worldofwindsurf #windsurfing #windsurf #fitness #fitspo #motivation #tuesday #sports #surf #jaklar #continentseven #hotsailsmaui #99novenove #chinooksailingproducts #maui #hawaii #hookipa @jimmie4art

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We got a little swell today! I hope there will be some left tomorrow, I had fun today but wasn't on my a-game! Hope to get to redeem myself tomorrow! 😁🔥🙈


@jimmie4art @hotsailsmaui @99novenove #maui #continentseven #hawaii #hookipa #followyourdreams #windsurfing #windsurfgirls #windsurfer #surf #girlsthatshred #girls #makenasurfwear #waves #beachlife #Action #girlsgirlsgirls

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Painting on my canvas - well maybe more like scribbling in these waves ☺️Don't worry, I just ordered some waves to the island. It's hard to get stuff delivered here, so it might take a while but they're coming! Promised!


#hotsails #windsurfgirls #windsurfing #windsurf #surf #waves #mermaid #girlpower #fitspo #99novenove @hotsailsmaui @99novenove @strfshwetsuits #tbt

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Day 10 of power camp with @deep2peak - Some reflection for this Wednesday...We've been doing a variety of things in and out of the gym. With doing some stuff I feel really good, other stuff I feel need to put in more work. So far I learned a few things about myself. 1. Exercising everyday with a purpose makes me feel very accomplished, which results in a great mood. 2. I really need my sleep. We check out heart rates and recovery every morning and the difference between sleeping well and sleeping late or shitty, blows my mind. 3. I am a remarkably bad swimmer, which is pretty ironic to me since I spend most of my time, in the water. 4. Stretching is the key 🔑 to a painfree life (should have listened to @kenzierobybrown months ago 🤣)


#sinkorswim #powercamp #deep2peak #fitspo #fitness #fitnessmotivation #humpday #fitgirl #beach #maui #hawaii #reflection #sports #gym #girlsthatsquat #legday #getfit #motivation #paradise #island #windsurf #windsurfing #surfing #stoked #urbanears @urbanears

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I believe in luck and fate and I believe in Karma,.. the energy you put out in the world comes back to meet you 💕😎 @sunski 📸@rajailiya


#karma #energy #luck #happiness #maui #hawaii #sunski #livelifeoutside #outdoors #nature #photography #picoftheday #flowers #portraitoftheday #fashion

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Hey there, it's Monday again! What are you guys doing to start your week off like a champ? I've been cruising on my half inflatable Duo board! 🙌🏼🤙🏼


📸@olafcrato @strfshwetsuits #windsurfing #drone #dronestagram #dji @djiglobal @djiphantom #phantom #windsurfgirls #inflatable #sup #windsurf #surf #freeride #cruising #bridseye #fun #free #wild #hawaii #maui #girls

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Hello Ho'okipa, it's been a while and how I've missed you. I am back now and I hope to stay for a while, at least for a winter or so.

Let's be friends again... I mean, I know some things happened, things we can't take back, like you breaking my leg and such, but it's oke, I forgive you. I think we can have a great time together this winter...


@hotsailsmaui @k4fins @99novenove @strfshwetsuits #yesimweird #comeback #maui #hawaii #windsurfing #windsurfgirls #girls #windsurf #continentseven #waves #surf #starfyshwetsuits #hotsailsmaui #99novenove #happy #love #k4fins

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In less than a week it's time to start my 5 week boot camp. Some good old fashion sweat to get in great shape for this winter. @deep2peak will be there to kick my ass and @kenzierobybrown will be there to make sure the knee won't give me any problems! That's what you call a true #dreamteam - to go the extra mile I'll be wearing my @urbanears to pump some tunes into my head! 🎶💪🏼


📷 @audreymdavis #hawaii #maui #fitspo #fitness #workout #workoutmotivation #motivation #surf #winterishere #fitgirls #urbanears #deep2peak #island #paradise #girlgirlsgirls #beach

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Aaah those wonderful winter evenings at home with friends... 💕 @audreymdavis @gopro #surf #selfie #longboarding #sunset #nature #surfing #girls #bikini #happy #surf #Gopro

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