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Coolibar Athlete Carol Philips: Women’s Pioneer of Surfing

I grew up in Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu and have been surfing and bodyboarding every day since 1984. I started surfing because I fell in love with the ocean at an early age. It keeps me healthy and makes me feel free.

I was the first women to ever compete at the Pipeline and started the first ever women’s contest there back in 1990. I have for the past seven years run and own a surf school called the North Shore Surf Girls and live in the town of Haleiwa. I had a small role in the movie “Blue Crush” and modeled my surf school after the one in the movie. My favorite part of teaching surfing is teaching young children and people with special needs.

I’m of Irish descent and work in the sun daily for 6 hours at a time. I have always paid a lot of attention to protecting my skin from the sun as it’s important to me. Surfing is an amazing sport the only drawback is sun exposure, which is why I love Coolibar products.

Carol Philips

Carol Philips Surf School

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