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Isabella Nichols Is A Surfer You’ll Be Seeing A Lot More Of

The 20-year old prefers to drift outside of Coolangatta to get her kicks.

cinema // Apr 24, 2018
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Titles like the above are carelessly thrown around, but based on what we’ve seen of the young Coolangatta girl, Isabella Nichols, the promise might just ring true. 

It’s tough to stand out amongst the male-dominated and testosterone-peaking lineups of the Gold Coast, so what better method of shining bright than slipping below the border and surfing some of NSW’s finer points. 

Isabella surfs gracefully – not too dissimilar to Stab favourite, and Queen Of The Bank, Steph Gilmore – but she’s also capable of letting the fins free or burying her rail a little deeper than most of us watching right now. She came 24th on the QS last year and is currently ranked 16th, but at only 20 years of age, she has more than enough room to progress her competitive surfing. 

SurfStitch were lucky enough to spend some time with Ms. Nichols for the reoccurring series that is, Ladies of the Sea. It’s filled with footage of why Isabella Nichols is being lauded as one of the next big names in women’s surf, as well as talks about why she prefers to slip below the QLD border and the well known pleasures of scoring somewhere a little less crowded, away from home.   

Kick back, pump the volume and let your mind and eyes “drift out in the ocean, wash up on the shore”. 


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