Mary Osborne's Ambassador Profile

Jeff Johnson

Mary Osborne

Surfing Ambassador

  • Hometown: Ventura, CA
  • Resides: Ventura, CA

With a classic style learned on the cobblestone points of her native California, Mary has been a leading figure in women’s surfing since her first magazine cover in the early 2000’s. Since then she’s been featured in dozens of publications, from Surfer to Spin, and is co-author of Sister Surfer: A Woman’s Guide to Surfing with Bliss and Courage.

Career Highlights
  • 33 days crossing the Atlantic ocean to study the Atlantic Gyre and plastic pollution, 2010

  • Ambassador for 5 Gyres Institute and United Nations Safe Planet Campaign

  • Founder, Mary Osborne Surf Camps for kids and Women’s Surf and Yoga retreats

  • Cover of Surfer’s Path, Surf Life for Women, Making Waves, Brass, and Surfing Girl Magazine

  • First Women to Surf Silver Dragon tidal Bore in Hangzhou, China, 2010, 2011

  • Winner of Malibu Surfing Association (MSA) Surf Contest, 2009, 2010

  • Nominated for Action Girl of the Year and Teen Choice Award

  • Television host for various sports and travel shows

  • Winner of MTV Surf Girls

  • Writer for various surf and travel publications including DEEP, Rodale Publications, Self, Sunset, Women’s Surf Style and Shape magazine