Chapter 4: A Girls Touch
Enough with all the dudes on the boat. Have you seen the girls lately? Steph Gilmore. Alana Blanchard. Bethany Hamilton. Tyler Wright. They are the vanguard of women’s professional surfing these days, and it’s about time they joined the Tip 2 Tip mission and heated things up this week.
Clearly, these girls are in-demand. But when we told them it was their turn to go searching on the Quest 1, suddenly schedules cleared and emails went unanswered. "I'm in Indo for the rest of the month," the out-of-office replies read, "and you won't hear from me until I get back." Perfect.
Not even a day into the trip, the girls seemed to forget just how big-time they are, and the switches turned off. Suddenly they were just friends on a surf trip. Themselves. And just as they discovered yet another fresh side of Indo on their leg of the Tip 2 Tip mission, so too did we meet a new Steph, Alana, Bethany, and Tyler... and it got pretty entertaining.