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Pro Chat: Leticia Canales, Volcom Surfer

Cooler Magazine catches up with the latest addition to our surf team; Leticia Canales!
Read the interview and see what she has to say about surfing.

How does it feel to be the newest member of the Volcom European surf team?

I feel really good, to join Volcom has been like a dream come true!

Why do you think you fit the Volcom vibe?

I think because my mind goes well with Volcom. I love my sport and I love to have fun, I like the punk style that Volcom has. Volcom means the madness of surfing and I like that madness.

Do you feel lucky to have grown up in the basque country with all those waves?

I´m so lucky to have the ocean near my house. And I think I am privileged to live in the Basque Country and enjoy one of the best lefts in the world: MUNDAKA!

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Have you always lived within walking distance of the sea?

I live in Sopela, a town near the sea. All my life I have had contact with the sea and I can´t live without it. It´s like the peace that my mind and my body needs.

You started competing at 10 years old, what do you love about being a competitive surfer?

I love to win, but only one can do it. The competition has given me other values ​​such as knowing how to lose, having perseverance, being grateful, learning other languages ​​and meeting lots of people. Being a competitive surfer gives you the value of respecting your opponent. Why do I love the competition? Because it teaches you what elite sport is. It´s simple.

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Do you have plans to go to Uni or will you see where surf takes you in life?

I dont have plans to go to Uni yet. When I was a little girl I had a dream “to be a pro surfer” and I´m following my real dream and I´ll not stop until I get it. I’m so thankful for my family who wants my dream to come true too, so I have all the support that I need.

Where are you right now and what have you got coming up?

At the moment i´m in Peru, I lost my first competition of the tour but instead of being sad, I’ve realized that I have the whole season ahead and I have to learn about mistakes! My priority is to do the ASP PRO JUNIORS Europe and WQS tour.

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