Kaleigh Gilchrist

Kaleigh Gilchrist


Nicknames: Kales
Magic Stick: 5'8" 17 1/2" 2 1/16" Estrada

Stance: Regular

Sponsors: Sponsors: O'Neill, Smith Optics, Freestyle Watches, Surfside Sports

Local Surf spots: Most of Newport

Favorite Surf Spots: Lowers, Swimming Pools

Favorite Surfers: Mick Fanning and Bobby Martinez

Achievements: 2008 NSSA High School State Champion, 4th 2008 US Champs, 3rd year USA Team 
1st Place in Jeep Newport Classic 2006 and 2005

Surfing buddies: Jared, Danny, Alex, Victor, Canon… The boys

Favorite Surf Spots: Lowers, Swimming Pools

Favorite Foods: Sushi and Al Cap

Favorite Movies: Too many to name but some favorites are Anchorman, American History X, Grandma's Boy, Superbad

Favorite Surfers: Mick Fanning and Bobby Martinez

Traveled to: Costa Rica, Hawaii, El Salvador, Mexico, Fiji, Portugal, France

Dream trip: Indo Boat Trip With Friends

Music: A little bit of everything from Lil Wayne, Kate Perry to MGMT, Atmosphere, Flipsyde, Tom Petty…. List goes on

Music to get you fired up before a heat: MGMT, Atmosphere, Coconut Records

Random Facts: Never broken a bone or had to get stitches… knock on wood

Latest on Kaleigh Gilchrist: related products: Interview

1. Most embarrassing moment?
When I was really young I was a tomboy and would wear boy clothes so I went to the bathroom and someone came up to me and was like 
"honey I think your in the wrong bathroom" 

2. Favorite quote?
"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best." –St. Jerome

3. Chocolate or Vanilla?

4. Glass on fins or fin systems? Why?
Fin system, because you can switch it up

5. Favorite surf destination and wave?
Fiji, most fun trip and good waves

6. Favorite maneuver?

7. Celebrity crush?
Paul Walker, Matthew McConaughey

8. What's in your traveling quiver?
5'9'' Groveler, 6'0'' Normal Short, 6'3'' Step Up

9. Status (Married, single, whatever?)

10. Favorite website?

11. Sounds?
A little bit of everything from Britney Spears to Santogold and Atmosphere 

12. Biggest influence in your life?
My family, They've always been there for me

13. Favorite Surfers?
Mick Fanning, Dane Reynolds

14. What traits in the opposite sex are most attractive?
Looks (blonde hair blue eyes) and Funny personality

15. Worst wipeout?
Fell and hit the Jetty in Newport 

16. Words to live by?
"Live everyday like its your last"