A Line of Their Own: Laura Enever – Enever is on an unlikely journey from World Tour darling to heavy-water heroine

A Line of Their Own: Laura Enever – Enever is on an unlikely journey from World Tour darling to heavy-water heroine

Even though Enever’s been charging nightmarish surf for years, she still doesn’t come immediately to mind when imagining a roster of the world’s hardest- charging women surfers. Well, until now.

Paradisis wasn’t the only person Enever impressed when the surf world was blindsided earlier this spring by footage of Enever at Shiperstern, powering through one of the heaviest barrels ever ridden by a woman.

Delicately-built with a shock of platinum-blonde hair and a keen sense of style, Enever has long been the World Tour‘s fashion plate, sometimes seeming as though she’d be more comfortable on a catwalk in Milan than in heavy barrels.

But if you’ve spent any time on the North Shore over the past decade, you’ve no doubt seen Enever casually stroking out into hair-raising surf at spots like Off The Wall and Backdoor each winter.

Enever has spent months training her body to better withstand the punishment of big surf, and training her mind to remain calm and quiet when things go wrong.

Paradisis was talking about Narabeen’s Laura Enever after spending a day towing her into beastly waves at Tasmania’s snarling monster, Shipstern Bluff, this past March.

“You can’t really do much big-wave surfing and focus on the Tour at the same time, so really, it’s all worked out,” Enever said over the phone, sipping coffee at home.

According to Enever, many women on Tour have that edge, and we’re on the cusp of a dramatic reshuffling of the gender balance in heavy-water lineups.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

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