"Right now I am riding a foam board which is not the best. I want to take my surfing to the next level so I'm working hard to buy a better board for pulling off tricks and turning. "
- Hi my name is Abby Thielmann and I am 11 years old. I was born and raised in Grand Cayman. I started surfing when I was 8 with my coach Mica Koll. Surfing was so hard at first, but I practice twice a week after school and now I got the hang of it and I can surf 5-6 foot waves. I was the only girl to compete in the first kids surf competition and that made me feel really proud. The surf spot is my happy place. I feel so free and peaceful when I am riding a wave. When I get older and I don’t need my parents to drive me, I want to ride my bike to the surf spot and go surfing until sunset. Surfing is in the Olympics now and who knows I could be the first female to represent Cayman. My motto is…. LIVE. LIFE. SURF.