A Portrait Of A Prodigal Daughter
Lee-Ann Curren is a smooth operator.
We’d been introduced through mutual acquaintances once or twice—in fact, we finished off last year’s Quik Pro France sinking beers and dancing to her playing music—but we never truly met Lee-Ann Curren until winter hit our European shores.
For the record, winter this year was long, here in France. In fact we might still be in it.
The Basque Coast can suddenly become a very small place, a handful of locals left to endure the storm, whilst fair-weather neighbors head for the slopes.
Those of us that remain naturally form a bond. A mutual understanding and respect for our perseverance and stupidity to see the winter solstice through.
It’s during these months we really got to spend time with Lee-Ann.
Lee Ann Curren, with her adopted border collie Bowie, and her Gibson Les Paul Vixen.
She’s not hard to miss. When you’re the daughter of arguably the best pro surfer of all time, it’s no easy feat to go unseen.
It’s even harder to carve your own path yet Lee-Ann’s done just that. Despite sharing her offspring’s roots in both surfing and music alike, she’s managed to decide her own fortune, content in achieving her own goals, regardless of her birthright status quo.
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