Chelsea Tuach is the first professional women's surfer from the small island nation of Barbados

Chelsea embodies what women's professional surfing is today with her strong personality, big heart and mature perspective on life. While trailblazing to lead the women's surfing culture in Barbados, Chelsea is also studying nutrition so she has a go to career plan after her pro surfing life.

The guys from Lagoon Collective caught up with Chelsea and the ROXY team during the Cali surf sessions near her favourite city, San Clemente, California to see wheres she's at during her first year on the World Surfing League.

Chelsea Tuach knows how to appreciate life and smell the roses...or sunflowers
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Chelsea Tuach @chelseatuach at Trestles, California
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Chelsea Tuach @chelseatuach
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Lisa Anderson and Chelsea Tuach // ROXY @roxy // Trestles
Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

Photo - Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo

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Chelsea Tuach // @chelseatuach
Style // ROXY  @roxy
Film and edit // Ed Triglone @blacky_promised_land
Photography // Tim Swallow @tim_swallow_photo
Produced by Lagoon Collective @lagoon_collective