Cushe are proud to welcome surfer and traveller Sophie Hellyer to their team of ambassadors. Aged 25, Sophie has been surfing for over 10 years now, and is based in North Devon. She grew up at the beach, where her dad taught her to surf. Speaking about the inspiration behind her surf career, Sophie said, “My big sister ripped and I wanted to be just like her!” In her first year of competing Sophie won the English Junior Women’s Nationals, and the British Schools Women’s Nationals. She was then on the English Team for several years in a row and was a popular face on the competition circuit. Sophie has stopped competing now, but still loves to get in the water regularly, enjoying surfing at her local reef with her sister and friends.
To kick off her journey with Cushe, Sophie recently travelled to Costa Rica with the team to shoot the brand’s exciting SS13 summer footwear collection. With an extensive selection of beautiful flip flops and sandals, Cushe is the perfect choice for the laid back traveller who loves to explore new places. Current season footwear includes the pretty Papaya and Clover sandals from Cushe’s SS12 Love Me or Leaf Me collection. Styles in the line feature a moulded rubber sole that has “Zero Degree Pitch”, meaning your foot is in a more natural position which is better for posture, keeping you comfortable all day, wherever your travels take you.
An avid traveller, Sophie’s surf career has taken her to over 25 countries and she said, “I have a lot more on my list to tick off, I LOVE an adventure! My Costa Rica trip with Cushe was AMAZING. I’ve always wanted to go there and it didn’t disappoint. The waves were perfect everyday, and the whole crew was super fun. We did a road trip 9 hours down into the jungle in a four wheel drive, and rented a huge house overlooking a right hand pointbreak. The scenery looked just like Jurassic Park, which has now become the theme tune for the trip!”
She continued, “I’m Looking forward to a potential cold water trip with Cushe now, and am looking forward to seeing the wintery side of Cushe, and trying out some warm boots rather than flip flops!”
1st Bude Surf Classic 09 (Open Women’s)
2nd English National Surfing Championships 09-10 (Open Women’s)
3rd Animal UKPST Surfing Championships 09-10 (Open Women’s)
1st British Schools Surfing Championships 02-03 (U18 Girls)
1st English National Surfing Championships 02-03 (U18 Girls)
1st Protest Women’s Surfing Championships 03-04 (U18 Girls)
1st Home Nations 04-05 (U18 Girls)
English Open Surf Team 2009