Sundance Beach Pioneer Profile // Demi Boelsterli

Demi Boelsterli_girls_champSundance Beach Pioneers are different from your everyday surf shop team riders. Our Pioneers are leaders in their communities and forge a path for others to follow. Whether it’s through surfing, art, music, or multimedia production, our Pioneers blaze a trail into the unknown world of tomorrow while having fun in the process.

Demi has an unorthodox bike riding style, but it gets her where she wants to go. Photo at left by Elyse Mitchell.
Demi has an unorthodox bike riding style, but it gets her where she wants to go. Photo at left by Elyse Mitchell.
Demi is a standout at RIncon and can be seen there just about every single day it breaks. Here she gets a nice tube on a clean day. Photo by Dubock.com
Demi is a standout at Rincon and can be seen there just about every day that it breaks. Here she sets up a nice tube on a clean day. Photo by Dubock.com

Our Pioneer Demi Boelsterli is the best female surfer that Santa Barbara has produced in many years. With nine Rincon Classic titles, a VQS championship title, and a big APSS win last fall, Demi basically wins just about every contest she enters. Now, she has her sights set on qualifying for the women’s ASP World Tour! And rightfully so. She has a lethal combo of powerful turns and above the lip maneuvers that are sought after by ASP judges.

Demi on her way to a win at the Rincon Classic. Photo by Jon Shaffer.
Demi on her way to a win at the Rincon Classic. Photo by Jon Shaffer/santabarbarasurfer.com.
Demi is no stranger to the winner's podium. Left: Holding up her VQS World Champs check in front of her board sponsor J7's shop. Right: Taking the winning trophy at the APSS in fall of 2012.
Demi is no stranger to the winner’s podium. Left: Holding up her VQS World Champs check in front of her board sponsor J7’s shop. Right: Taking the winning trophy at the APSS in fall of 2012.
Demi and Erica Hosseini representing the USA at the ISA China Cup in January 2013.
Demi and Erica Hosseini representing the USA at the ISA China Cup in January 2013.
This hack was a heat winning maneuver at the ISA China Cup!
This hack was a heat winning maneuver at the ISA China Cup!

However, surfing is not the only passion in Demi’s life. Through art and photography, Demi has found a way to express her creativity. Whether it’s drawing with pencil or painting with oils, her art is unique and abstract. Her photography is equally expressive, and blurs the lines between the people and places that she experiences. To see a cool display of her art and photography check out Andrew Schoener‘s interview on the Santa Barbara Perspective. And it doesn’t stop there! Mrs. Boelsterli has also collaborated with friends to produce a line of art inspired tee’s called Friday Night Amateurs!

Demi's art is an expressive outlet for her creativity. Photos by Andrew Schoener.
Demi’s art is an expressive outlet for her creativity. Photos by Andrew Schoener.

Check out Demi this Saturday, May 11th at the first contest of the American Pro Surf Series at Huntington Beach! Watch the LIVE WEBCAST here!

Demi ripping around the Santa Barbara region

Demi at the 2013 ISA China Cup

Follow Demi on Instagram @canadianslowclap.

Follow Demi on Facebook here.

Check out Demi’s art website here.

 

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