Sage Erickson

Sage Erickson was born in December 28, 1990 in Ojai, California. Her family moved to the North Shore of Oahu when Sage was 9 years old where she taught herself to surf after being inspired by her older brother and dad, both surfers. She used to go to elementary school with her surfboard and no shoes, and still feels that was the best childhood a kid could ask for. Sage and her mom moved back to Ojai when she was 14 and surfed the challenging breaks of the many pointbreaks and beachbreaks around her current home in Ventura, California. After years of dominating the NSSA and Pro Junior circuits, she qualified for the Women’s WSL World Tour in 2012.

Her job consists of around-the-clock international travel, hours upon hours of practice, she mentions “I’d consider a surf session as my 9 to 5,” meetings with sponsors and competitions. Not to mention, a heavy load of stress on her shoulders, she notes “You’ll feel pressure from the industries to look and dress a certain way and you’ll need to maintain a strict training regimen to compete with the best in the world.”

Sage trains 3 or 4 times a week in a gym, eats healthy and embraces a healthy lifestyle. Her hobbies outside of surfing consist of photography, working out, spending time at Barnes and Noble and hiking with her dog.

When asked what it’s like being in a male-dominated sport, she shares “I actually don’t mind. I’ve grown up with an older brother and seven uncles. It’s what I’m used to. I think that’s where my competitive fire stemmed from. I never wanted to play like a ‘girl’ I just wanted to look like one!” She also wanted to tell young girls that if they still enjoy surfing at the end of a day of competing, that they should continue to push themselves, “surfing takes time, so don’t give up!”

Besides her determination to be the best of what she puts her mind to, Sage is very much a crowd pleasing favorite. At the Oceanside Supergirl Pro, where she won the 2012, 2014 title and was the runner-up in 2017, Sage was bombarded with fans asking for her autograph and selfies. Always the ultimate professional, she happily smiles and takes the time to interact with her fans.

Blessed with an abundance of athletic grace and cover girl good looks, Sage’s calm demeanor and quite confidence define her style in and out of the water and is makes our list of top surfer girls list. Sage has just begun to unveil her limitless potential for growth in and around this life she’s created as a professional surfer, occasional model and artistically-gifted young woman. She’s fashion savvy, a coffee addict and one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet.

The quintessential California surfer, Sage has arrived and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

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Height: 5’7″

Surfboard Shaper: Channel Islands Al Merrick

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Oakley | Channel Islands | Freestyle | O’Neill

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