Lucy Campbell, the local girl from Woolacombe in Devon has been surfing since the age of 10. Following her father and brothers into the water, she picked up a British Junior title at the age of 12 that kick-started a professional relationship with Billabong and saw her making serious inroads towards becoming the UK’s top female surfer. At 19 she was the British Women’s Champion as well as the UK Pro surf tour champion. She is now the highest ranked female surfer in the country and tours the world chasing waves in far-flung and exotic destinations from Australia, Costa Rica and beyond.
With surfing included in the Olympic sports line-up for the first time in 2020, Lucy is fully aware of the task that lies ahead of her if she is to realise her ambition of targeting a potential Team GB place: “There are some great girls out there on the tour at the moment. 2016 saw equal prize money at most events for women so I feel we are really beginning to be taken seriously as athletes and I’m looking forward to the challenges and competition ahead.”