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The Surfersvillage Interview explores the world of Mary Osborne
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 June, 2016 – All of us would be better off if we had a tiny, little Mary Osborne on our shoulder whispering encouraging thoughts and telling us “you can do it.” The professional longboarder-turned-TV-star-turned-entrepreneur is one of the most positive, life-affirming characters you’ll come across in or out of the water.
It was impossible to talk about the women’s longboard revolution a decade or so ago and not mention Mary Osborne. The Californian honed her classic style on the points of Ventura and Santa Barbara and brought her surfing to the world through her MTV celebrity and surf magazine covers.
Mary has travelled the globe studying plastic gyres. She co-authored a book about surfing, bliss and courage. And now Mary is asking the world to open up their minds to new experiences that are healthy choices for both mind and body.
How would you describe what you do for work to a very small, inattentive child?
I’m a Professional Surfer/Ambassador for Patagonia & Maui Jim/Owner of Mary Osborne Surf Camp & Escapes, Owner, Solymar Tan Salon & I do some sales for Olukai.
What is that you do professionally that you are most proud of?
I am extremely proud of being able to say that I surfed professionally for last 12 years and started two small businesses that are a slowly growing bigger every year. I am also very excited to be running businesses (my camps/escapes) that are changing people’s lives for the better. It’s not about learning to surf or traveling to a foreign country- it’s about opening up your mind to new experiences that are healthy for the mind and body. It is really about giving back to those in need, those who may be struggling mentally, physically or economically.
What are you currently working on that you’re really excited about?
I have three really fun projects I am working on…
My business has quickly expanded from kids’ summer surf programs, to overnight teen programs, teen giveback international trips and adult yoga/surf escapes. I like to call it myself a “Lifestyle Manager,” booking everything for my clients from places to stay, transportation, dining experiences, fitness experiences, surfing destinations, etc. Basically a one-stop shop to ensure clients have the best experiences while visiting a location, whether I am with them or not.
I am also extremely proud of my teen overnight “Surfaris.” After teaching all ages of youth and adult programs, I realized we are lacking a program on our coastline specialized for females teens. I wanted to create a place where teens could not only learn about the ocean and surf, but to also feel safe, overcome fears and just “be” themselves. My teen surfaris is a summer program for girls to unleash their talents, be active, make lifelong friends and build confidence. My curriculum consists of week-long ocean-based activities while incorporating daily special guest motivational speakers, celebrity musicians and specific community programs. It is truly an amazing active week of self-discovery, growth, and health. Oh, and to top it off it’s held at a gorgeous home at Rincon Point.
This year I teamed up with Adventure Surf Tours and have expanded my adult surf yoga escapes to teen giveback trips. We have two separate trips planned to El Salvador and Nicaragua, where we bring supplies & water filters to those in need. With the help of Project Save Our Surf, each student is required to fundraise for their trip & they get hours for community service. This week long all-inclusive experience is not only about getting great surf & site seeing, but giving back & truly learning about each countries culture.
Please be sure to see our special “Surf, Spa and Spray” packages. Check out www.maryosbornesurf.com
for more details.