Mary Osborne Bio
Champion longboarder and professional surfer Mary Osborne is an undeniable force of nature who has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world with her Nereid spirit whilst motivating females of all ages to be their very best. But she’s also much more than a renowned surfer: women-in-sports advocate, environmentalist , writer, model, TV personality, and business woman are just a few of the hats she wears, often simultaneously. She has worked with the United Nations Environmental Safe Campaign thru the 5 Gyres Institute. Mary remains and Ambassador for a few of her favorite non-profits, Project Save Our Surf Foundation and Women’s Sports Foundation. When not chasing the waves and guiding surf explorations, she works closely with her sponsors, Patagonia & Maui Jim optics. In 2015, Mary was guest of honored at the Women’s Sports Foundation annual event representing all females in surfing and ocean sports. In 2010, Mary became the first woman to ride China’s Qiantang River tidal bore, the world’s largest and fastest bore, a roaring river-wave with recorded heights nearing 30-feet. She followed that up by returning to ride the bore again in each of the subsequent three years.
The list of Mary’s accomplishments is long, but it’s her smile, warmth, and ability to inject a big dose of fun into everything she does that will make joining her on one of her Tropical Escape adventures, her kid’s surf camps or surf lessons, one of the best decisions you’ll make this year. Her infectious love for the ocean and surfing inevitably comes through in her approach to teaching where she focuses on confidence building and having fun to overcome her clients’ challenges and fears. Her motto of “Live * Love * Inspire,” reflects how Mary’s goal is to both inspire people to learn to surf and help them create a more confident and healthier vision for living.
She currently lives in Ventura, California where she writes for various publications, owns and operates Mary Osborne Surf Camps and Escapes, as well as owns Solymar Salon. Since 2012 to 2015, Mary was was nominated Ventura County’s “Best Athlete, ” her salon Solymar, “Best Tanning Salon,” and her camps “Best Surf Camps.”