Who are we?

We are Mainei Kinimaka and Zoe McDougall, two surfer girls born and raised in the islands of Hawaii.


Photo by Magdalena Kernan @magsymooo

With this blog we aim to take you “beneath the surface” of our lives as professional female surfers & world travelers. We want to share our experiences and advice with likeminded young women who have a spirit for adventure and passion for the sea. We hope to inspire you to get in the water, get active, or go on that trip you’ve always been dreaming of.

We began traveling together in 2013, and since then we’ve become not only travel buddies, but also best friends! We are both currently competing on the World Surf League Qualifying Series, which is an open circuit holding surfing contests in all corners of the world. Surfing has given us the opportunity to explore the globe, and we are nothing short of blessed to experience all of this while pursuing our passion, both in free surf and competition. We’ve had some crazy adventures so far and we can’t wait to experience what the future holds for us, so stick around as we share our stories and stoke with you!