© Courtesy of Daize Shayne
Girl On: Daize Shayne Hangs Ten Better Than YouNov 21 2006 / Los Angeles, CA
Longboard world champion, rockstar with an album out, model—easy to see why she’s Lat34’s pick of the week for a female athlete
These days Daize has made peace with those girls and they are some of her best friends, but only after they realized that Daize wasn’t there to kiss the boys, she actually wanted to charge big waves with them and took some serious beat downs from both the ocean and the guys. “The guys were also mean to me for a while. They would hide my board, put soap on it instead of wax, you name it. The boys hazed me pretty hard. Then I started dropping in on them with a bikini on and they shut up.”
Daize started surfing because she saw that growing up in Hawaii can be rough on a kid. Lucky for her she discovered surfing at a time when the other kids around her were getting into drugs and sex. “I was no goody two-shoes, but you can’t surf with a hang over, so I just prioritized surfing. It’s one or the other if you want to be good.” This paid off quickly because by the time the was in her mid-teens, she was spotted surfing by someone from Quiksilver. They were starting up a new line called Roxy and asked her if she could model for them, making her officially their first Roxy model. On the pro surf side they had world champion ripper Lisa Anderson, but the most visible face for the brand with the feel-good Aloha vibe was Daize. This is not to say Daize wasn’t a good competitive surfer. She went on to become the longboard world champion and holds that title still today even though her focus has shifted to a career as a musician.
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