Lorraine Lapus has been surfing the waves in the Philippines for 8 years making her one of the female surf icons in the country. Lorraine is a weekend warrior. She always finds a way to travel hundreds of kilometers a way from Manila to surf. Whether its in Baler or La Union, or in Zambales, Lorraine is always under the sun, on her surfboard, waiting the best waves of her life.
Lorraine Lapus during the Philippine Surfing Academy’s Surfcuit Training.
Lorraine’s surfing career was shaped when she became a surf coach for Philippine Surfing Academy and through various achievements. She won 2nd place during the 3rd MSA Cup in 2008, 1st place during the 4th MSA Cup in 2009 and she won the championship title during the MSA Cup in 2010. On the same year, she also won 3rd place in the women’s division during the 6th Odyssey waves in Calicoan Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Lorraine is also a certified surf instructor for the Philippine Surfing Academy.
In 2011, Lorraine won 1st place in the wahine longboard division and 2nd place in wahine shortboard division during the 6th MSA Cup. She also won 3rd place during the 7th Odyssey Waves in Calicoan island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Lorraine’s source of stoke is surfing, the only sport that she loved the most. She also gets her supply of stoke while cruising on her skateboard, yoga, wall climbing and diving.
Lorraine is also a sponsored surf rider for Stokedinc. and Rip Curl.
Lorraine Lapus during the 8th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition in Calicoan Island.
When asked what or who is her inspiration in pursuing her surfing career, she said ”Its Maya Gabreia. She is one strong female who proves that big wave surfing isn’t just for the boys. Her diligence in training plus her determination to reach her goals is admirable. Bethany Hamilton is another inspiring individual who sets the bar high on showing others that a disability isn’t enough stop her from pursuing her passions.”