Lives: Malibu, CA
Does: Surf Coach, Motivator, Web Developer
Favorite Place: Philippines & Japan
Favorite Carve Item: Catalina Top & Zena Bottom
Carla has been a fixture within the women’s long-boarding community for two decades. She grew up at the infamous surf break that is first point Malibu, which taught her to be strong and assertive in male-dominated surfing lineups. Carla has shared the joy of surfing with people all over the world. She has teamed up with non-profit organization, Waves for Water to do extensive distribution of water filters in areas in need, primarily in the Philippines, where she spent the last few winters living and learning about the Filipino culture. She also developed the Wahine Empowerment Workshop, empowering young women through peer discussion, confidence building and surfing.