Lives: Merewether, Newcastle
Born: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Philippa has been surfing since the age of 10 and took her passion to the next level by hitting the competition circuit at age 14 when she moved to Australia.
With a successful Pro Junior career behind her and a near qualification for the 2013 World Tour in her first WQS year, Philippa's professional surfing career looked to be gathering momentum. But in an unexpected turn of events, she was dropped by her main financial sponsor and left to fend for herself on the exciting but expensive WQS. Over the last three years Philippa has worked hard to save the funds to take her to all corners of the globe to follow her dreams of qualifying and competing on the World Tour. She has built her confidence back up and is now claiming the results she needs to make a real impact on the international stage.
In an industry where there is a gap in support for those on the cusp of qualification, and the precious funds are saved for those at the top levels of the World Tour, Philippa has struggled to secure a new financial sponsor, and this is where you can help. With Salt Gypsy's support via their innovative ambassador program, the funds raised through the sales of Salt Gypsy's surfwear and revolutionary surf leggings will go straight towards funding Philippa's 2017's World Tour Qualification bid.
"I'm so stoked to have the support of Salt Gypsy and you guys who buy their awesome women's surfwear! It's so cool to see a company so invested in female athletes and creatives in the surf industry. Thanks heaps."
~ Philippa Anderson
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