Tricia’s surf story began when she was just a little girl, in love with the ocean and the wild beauty of the waves. Though she grew up land-locked in the mountains of BC, Canada, she soon followed her dreams to learn how to surf in Costa Rica.
Living as a surfer in a remote beach town for half a decade, functional swimwear was hard to come by. Sheer necessity and an undying passion for the sea inspired Tricia to create a boutique brand of surf-worthy swimwear for water-loving women everywhere.
In 2014, Tricia moved to Bali to set up production. Sourcing warehouses and fabrics and working with experienced local seamstresses, she began designing high-quality surfwear that stay on in the surf and last through the test of time. As a nature-lover embracing the planetary need for sustainable sourcing to replace fast-fashion, Tricia has made it her personal responsibility to reduce her brand’s carbon footprint and lessen the impact on climate change, while delivering high-quality, ethically produced designs for high-functional swimwear.
Tricia’s love of travel has led her on sun-chasing adventures to surf waves around the world, and she is grateful everyday to be living her dream as a successful entrepreneur finding home in the tropics, living a health-conscious life and raising her daughter just steps from the sea. In addition to Salty Bird Surfwear, Trish owns Jackalopes Surf Shop, is co-owner of Zopilote surf camp, and still finds plenty of time to paddle out.