Athleticism and beauty – a lethal combination. Erica Hosseini has both in spades. The self-proclaimed tomboy has graced magazine covers (in and out of the surf industry), been the focus of editorial features, fashion features and even appeared on “Access Hollywood.” With all of the modeling shoots she does for sponsors and editorial purposes, it’s surprising that the 5’10", blue-eyed, goofy-footed surfer/model can still find time to travel and compete (follow her adventures on ericahosseini.com).
A late-comer to surfing, Erica didn’t first hop up on a board until she was 11 and living full-time in Newport Beach, Calif. – where she still resides to this day. Having grown up playing every sport imaginable – soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and lacrosse – and coming from athletic roots (both parents), the learning-curve for surfing was steep, but she quickly improved. By 14, she was competing regularly in amateur and professional contests, and qualified for the finals of the ASP Foster’s Cup at Lower Trestles. At the time, she was the youngest ever male or female to make the finals of an ASP event.
These days, she mostly lives the life of a freesurfer and a model-in-demand. She’s a fitness fiend and always in search of new adventure – is there any question why Oakley wanted to have her as a part of its Global O Team? Didn’t think so.