Accomplished surfer, former Ocean Lifeguard, Marine Biologist
Let's go surfing! I am an ocean lover, Encinitas native and avid surfer with over 15 years of surfing experience, having surfed spots from Puerto Escondido to Mavericks to Teahupo'o to Punta de Lobos. I've also placed in regional longboarding competitions, and won "Longest Noseride" in the 2017 Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic. As a marine biologist (BS Marine Biology & MS Microbiology), I love to share my love and knowledge about the ocean with others, and do whatever I can to protect my local coastal ecosystems. I'm also a current certified Wilderness First Responder (NOLS Dec. 2019) and former California State Beach Lifeguard and Junior Lifeguard Instructor, so safety is always my first priority.
I love encouraging and helping aspiring surfers reach their goals, whatever they may be, or showing new surfers (swimmers aged 6 and up) to ride their first waves! Check out my Instagram @keiti_mar for some shots of me surfing and links to blogs I have been featured in, and follow @surfwithkatie to stay up to date with last-minute openings, events, or to be featured!
Can't wait to surf with you!
Hablo español! Vivo mitad del año en Chile.