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Raised on the small barrier island of Anastasia, Lauren grew up in the Atlantic, freshwater springs, and brackish waterways of Florida’s East Coast. She has degrees in Environmental and Social Science from Stetson University. Besides being a self-proclaimed surf rat, Lauren’s multi-media work – including books, films, and podcasts— aims to employ storytelling to build a more inclusive surf community and motivate action to protect our planet.
Host "The Waterpeople Podcast"
Author, She Surf: The Rise of Female Surfing
US Girls Longboard Champion, 2003, Malibu, CA
Featured in numerous films including ‘The Church of the Open Sky’, ‘Bella Vita’, ‘Beyond the Surface’, ‘The Heart & The Sea’, and ‘Transparentsea Voyage’.
For our 50th year, we’re looking forward, not back, to life on Earth. Together, we can prioritise purpose over profit and protect this wondrous planet, our only home.