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Surfer of the Week – Lily Whatley

Lily Whatley is a freshman at Point Loma and is already switching the attention from shortboarding to longboarding; her groovy retro style is making everyone want to pick up a longboard for themselves. Lily is also one of the founders of the Lady Sliders of Loma, a community dedicated to the encouraging and supporting all the ladies of Loma to get in the water together and have a good time sharing waves and laughs. Lily is also a member of the PLNU Surf Team and is heading to nationals for longboarding where she will compete against the nation’s best collegiate men and women longboarders.

Age: 18

Years Surfing: “I was born on a surfboard”

Current Residence: Nease Hall

Major: History

Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Favorite Surfboard Right Now: 9’2” Stewart Tipster Model

What’s your favorite wave and what’s your dream wave? “My favorite wave right now is San Onofre State Beach up north in San Clemente. The wave is perfect for people looking to earn a PHD in fun; everyone has all the toys necessary for a beach day done right. My Dream wave would be Sayulita, Mexico because it’s a dreamy warm water left-breaking wave that lasts forever.”

Favorite Surfer: Alex Knost or Tyler Warren

Social: @lilywhatley


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