Mathea Olin riding the wave

Mathea Olin


• Won Canada’s first ever international medals in surfing, gold in longboard and bronze in shortboard at the 2017 Pan Am Surf Games
• At the age of 14 won gold in longboard and bronze in shortboard at the 2017 Canadian Pan Am Surfing Trials
• First represented Canada internationally at the 2015 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, placing 15th in the under 18 division when she was only 12 years old
• Joined the World Surf League in 2017 as a member of the Women’s Junior Tour, before being promoted to the Women’s Qualifying Series for the 2018 Season


Getting into the Sport: Started surfing recreationally at age 9 and competing at age 10…Loves being able to spend multiple hours per day in the ocean… Feels that the ocean is a place where she can be herself… Outside Interests: Avid photographer and sketch artist… Loves ballet, hiking, boating, and spending as much time out in the sun as possible … Works at a chocolate and ice cream store where everything is made in-house… Odds and Ends: Sister Sanoa is also a competitive surfer on the World Surf League Junior Tour … Favourite quotes: “What the mind can perceive, the heart can believe, the body can achieve” and “Don’t let the world change your smile let your smile change the world!”

Notable International Results

ISA World Surfing Games: 2018 – 10th (team), 16th (open women)

ISA World Junior Surfing Championship: 2018 – 16th (under 18), 11th (under 16) 2017 – 9th (under 18), 9th (under 16); 2016 – 33rd (under 18), 9th (under 16); 2015 – 15th (under 18), 17th (under 16)

Pan Am Surf Games: 2018 – 7th(longboard); 2017 – GOLD (longboard), BRONZE (shortboard)