Squaw Valley’s Julia Mancuso, the most decorated female Winter Olympian in history, went surfing in Sochi, Russia last week. Julia is a surfer, has a house in Maui, and got invited to surf with Sal Masakela on her last day in Sochi, Russia’s Black Sea. Cool.
“It was cold, but it wasn’t bad. I didn’t have a hoodie [an insulated neoprene hood] on, so I only lasted about 45 minutes. I caught four amazing waves. There were some big sets. Most of the waves were shoulder high. I caught some incredible waves all the way to the shore, so I was pretty stoked. We surfed up a storm, literally. There was a storm passing through and it died out in about two hours, and the waves were gone after that. We hit it perfect.” – People Magazine
“That was pretty cool, in the Black Sea. I never thought I would do that. It was a little cold but it was pretty awesome.” – Julia on the Today Show on Wednesday.
“There are real waves in Sochi.” – Julia on NBC
“I never thought I’d be surfing in Russia.” – Julia – People Magazine
Julia Mancuso doing underwater sprints with a rock in Hawaii.