Name: Makena Burke
Fave Betty design: My current favorite Betty design is the Briana Pearl Choker. It is simple but elegant and easy to wear under my wetsuit.
Home break: Ventura Point – Ventura, California
Dream surf spot: My dream surf spot is Uluwatu, Bali. I am hoping to travel there next summer before I go to college.
Go-to board: My go to board is a Channel Islands OG Flyer.
Sponsors : O’Neill Women’s, Revolution Surf Shop & Betty Belts.
I love the ocean because… it is continually changing and offers a constant challenge. It allows me to take my mind off of everyday preoccupations such as schoolwork. Every time I finish a session, I feel refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the day with a little less stress.
-Winning a Qualifying Series (QS) event in 2018. At the time, I was fifteen years old and it was my first showing in a QS competition, which made the win ever more accomplishing.
-Another important milestone was being selected as one of six girls to represent USA in the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. This was an amazing international experience, as forty-four countries participated in the event, each with a different background to surfing but all sharing the same love for the sport.