Name: Erin Rietow
Zodiac sign: Leo
Where are you from?: Iâ€™m from Waimea on the Big Island.
Favorite break: Banyans, Blacks Beach
Sponsors: I ride for Monument Clothing, Burke Surfboards, Liquid Foundation and BodyGlove.
What about these companiesâ€™ styles do you like?: Theyâ€™re all really different. I like the people that run the companies, theyâ€™re doing good things for the industry.
Who taught you how to surf?: My best friend from the Big Island and I learned together.
Inspiration in the surfing world: Thatâ€™s hard, â€˜cause there are so many people. I would have to say my dad.
Ideas about women in the male-dominated sport: Women are up and coming and we all have a lot of potential. Getting out in the water every day is important. Itâ€™s about pushing your limits on big waves and charging.
Ideal surfing vacation: My ideal â€œvacationâ€ would be to move out of the US to Peru or Indonesia, buy a canoe and live there forever, indefinitely.
Advice to fellow surfers: Live aloha to each other. Weâ€™re all out there, be nice.
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