Meet Daniela Ramos! This eighteen year-old was born and raised in Puerto Escondido, Mexico - one of the world's top surf spots. Although Daniela has lived by these crazy waves her whole life, she only started surfing a few years ago when her younger brother Jafet began to catch waves on boards that people would lend them. Daniela and her brother quickly became addicted to the rush of surfing and the escape the sport gave them from a difficult homelike.
At only seventeen, Daniela decided to leave her home and strike out on her own, recognizing that the the only way for her to progress was to move to a healthier environment. Daniela quickly found a job at a frozen yogurt shop in front of the famous Zicatela beach and enrolled in Independent Studies in order to continue her education. She now surfs daily before or after work, and studies when work is slow. She and her brother both rely on the help of the community as well as the local surf association to get them to surf contests and help pay the entrance fees.
For Daniela's birthday, JOLYN gifted this rad surfer with a new suit, which she now rocks out on the waves! Here at JOLYN, we can't wait to see more of what this driven and fun-loving young woman can accomplish. Check out some awesome pics of her below wearing our contrast uniform top and euro bottoms!
Photos by Lalo Romero of Romers Images