ZEAL Optics is proud to call surfer Leila Hurst part of the ZEAL pro team. Known for being one of the most accomplished young surfers in the world, Leila holds multiple titles including: Vans Triple Crown Rookie of the Year in 2010, three national titles and the 2012 ASP Junior Women’s world junior title. She also took second place at the US Open of Surfing this past weekend in Huntington Beach, Ca. Having grown up in some of the toughest surf breaks in the world in Kauai, Leila learned from the elite and is now a global competitor and champion. To her, surfing is about more than just the competition it is about getting out and doing what you love.
Check out a video of ZEAL’s recent trip to France with Leila
“ZEAL has such an incredible team and I am excited to be a part of it,” said Leila. “The brand is so different because they care so much. It’s like being part of a family.”
Now living in Costa Mesa, Ca. in the midst of the surf industry, Leila continues to do what she loves and go after her dreams. She is also inspired to help others through surfing and volunteers for Life Rolls On, a nonprofit that is dedicated to improving the quality of life through action sports for young people affected by spinal cord injuries. Leila enjoys most her days in the sun at the beach, in the surf, working out or doing yoga.