Caity Simmers — Extreme Competitive Surf Vlogger - Stab Mag

Caity Simmers — Extreme Competitive Surf Vlogger

Cool is chemical.

cinema // Mar 23, 2023
Words by Holden Trnka
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Some of the people whose creative bodies of work I admire most, seem as though they never wanted to be fucking famous.

Bob Dylan, Dave Rastovich, Dane Reynolds, Cormac McCarthy, Hunter Thompson — at the very least, have all had complex relationships with the spotlight cast upon them.

Some chose reclusivity — others chose to poke fun at the status quo with their respective creations and deflect praise with sheepishness.

In my mind, Caity Simmers sits in the latter category — and currently atop our 2023 Audience Survey, neck and neck with Stephanie Gilmore.

Though I haven’t directly asked her — because she would probably say “I don’t know” — Caity seems like she couldn’t give a damn about Instagram followers or catering to any expectations.

“I don’t like when people tell me they’re putting me on their WSL Fantasy Team, because I never know what to say,” she once told me.

From here, it seems like she simply wants to do the thing she does best — surf.

The rest of it — fans, CT event wins, compelling surf films —  just comes as part of the package. 

Not to mention fire female soundtracks.

Click above for Caity’s EXTREME SURF COMPETITION VLOG — shot and edited by her friend, Guilherme Martins.

And, if you think we promote Caity too much, talk to Steph Gilmore about it.

“Cheers to getting Toasted.”

(Or her O-side squad.)


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