Fins (and Surf’s) Up for the Margaritaville Surf Team!
A team made up of three talented sisters, these girls rip. Mason, Lola and Scarlett call Hawaii home, but their passion for surfing and intense competitive schedule keep them traveling around the world. Between waves we were able to catch up with the team to learn a little more about the ladies behind the boards.
Birthday: September 13, 2000
When did you start surfing?
I started surfing when I was 10. I learned at Waikiki Beach from The Beach Boys.
What’s your favorite thing about surfing or being on the water?
I love that when I’m in the water I can forget about any problem I might be having, like stressing out about school or something, and I always come out of the ocean happy or with a smile on my face.
Describe your favorite burger:
I’ll pretty much eat any kind of burger. Living in Hawaii, though, teriyaki burgers are really popular here, and they’re some of my favorite burgers!
Favorite Jimmy Buffett lyric or song?
I listened to a lot of Jimmy’s songs when I was little. My favorite Jimmy Buffett song is Floridays. It reminds me of when I used to live in Florida when I was little, and my family and I would drive over to Key West for a couple days to go lobstering off of our boat. Our aunts and uncles and cousins would usually go too, and we would just have the best time with each other out on the boat listening to good music, walking around Mallory Square and going to the Butterfly Gardens. I hope we all can get together again and do another trip like that soon!
Where was the best sunrise or sunset you’ve ever seen?
The best sunset I’ve ever seen was when I was in Mexico and I was surfing with my friends. The whole sky turned so many different shades of pink and orange; it was beautiful. My friends and I ended up surfing until it was too dark to see, and it was probably one of the best surf sessions of my life.
When you’re not surfing, what do you do for fun?
I like to hike, cook, paint, and be outdoors. There are so many fun things to do on Oahu. My sisters and I hike Koko Head a lot, which is a very steep hike where you’re climbing railroad tracks to the top. It’s a good workout and the view from the top is amazing.
Favorite place you’ve gone to surf or compete?
It’s so hard to pick a favorite place that I’ve been to surf or compete. I like different places for their unique qualities. I love Australia because the people are so nice and the waves are amazing. Mexico also has some of the best waves I’ve ever surfed in my life, and the food there is SO GOOD!
I recently just went to England with my sister, Lola, and we had such a fun time there too. The weather was pretty cold, and the waves weren’t too good on some days, but it was a great experience. We got to visit little cafes for afternoon tea or fish and chips, and we also got to go to a music festival and see some really cool bands perform. I always try to make the most out of every trip I go on and do as many fun, new and interesting things as I can!
Favorite person to surf with?
My sisters… and Jimmy when he’s in town We love party waves!
What surfing award, accolade or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’m most proud of winning five NSSA National Titles. I won two for stand-up paddling and then I won the last three years in a row for women’s Longboard.
I also won the Girls’ U18 Longboard division at the 2017 Noosa Festival of Surfing in AUS this year. That was so cool to win, because I really look up to all the girls who have won that division in the years before me. Another accomplishment I’m really proud of is finishing 2nd at the Mexi Log Fest this year against some of the world’s best women longboarders. I’m always learning and trying to improve my surfing, so it’s really cool to see the hard work pay off.
Another thing I’m really proud of is being on the honor roll at my high school. It can be really hard to stay caught up and motivated to do school work when I’m traveling, but getting good grades and doing well in school is really important to me.