Quincy Davis is catching a wave in her career, not only as a pro surfer, but also as a budding fashion model. The 22-year-old champion is featured in a new swimwear campaign for Free People and Waves for Water, a non-profit group that promotes clean water.
Davis literally grew up on the beach. She was born in Montauk, New York, a resort town on the vert tip of Long Island, almost 100 miles from New York City. The area is known as an East Coast surfing hotspot.
Quincy Davis Born May 18, 1995
Montauk, New York, United States
Residence Montauk, New York and Rincon, Puerto Rico Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Surfing career Best year 2012 Sponsors Volcom, Oakley Surfing specifications Stance Regular Shaper(s) Channel Islands Quiver 5’6″ fred rubble, 5’6″ proton Favorite waves Domes, Salina Cruz, Keramas Favorite maneuvers Front side snap Website www .quincydavissurf .com
Quincy Davis Surfing Competitions
- 2009: 1st NSSA Championships, Open Women
- 2009: 1st, Volcom Qualifying Series (Girls) – Long Beach, N.Y.
- 2010: 1st Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit –Puerto Rico
- 2012: 1st, Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit – Puerto Rico
- 2012: 3rd, Oakley World Pro Junior – Bali, Indonesia
- 2013: 3rd, U.S. Open, Pro Junior
- 2015: 1st, Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit – Puerto Rico
She started surfing when she was seven and comes from a family of surfers, according to her official bio. She began entering competitions, but always against boys, because there were never any girls in her age division. Her skill stood out and she slowly graduated to bigger and bigger competitions.
Her biggest wins came in 2013– she finished 3rd in the U.S. Open, Pro Junior competition–and 2015; she finished first on the Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit in Puerto Rico, where the family has a summer home.
Outside of surfing, her passions include music, Christmas movies and fashion. In 2013, she collaborated with sponsor Volcom, on a clothing collection for Spring and Fall.
In her latest fashion spread, she poses for Free People in lightweight rompers, one-piece swimsuits and printed bodysuits. She accessorizes with bags and statement sunglasses. Her tee-shirts are limited-edition designs for Waves for Water. Each shirt purchase goes toward a $50,000 donation to the organization.
Because of her profession, Quincy is particular about her diet, from smoothies in the morning to healthy meals and snacks.
Her breakfast could typically include a green smoothie with nut butter–her fav is cashew. It’s all about getting the protein her body needs after a surf,” she told stylecaster.com.
For lunch it’s a fish taco in brown rice wrap with a non dairy chipotle sauce and side salad. Dinner might include a BBQ turkey burger with side of asparagus and broccoli. She tries not to eat after 7 p.m.
Her favorite snack is a Banana with peanut butter, which she describes as a little sweet and salty treat. Her favorite healthy snack is veggies and homemade hummus.
Davis has surfed all over the world, from Australia and Puerto Rico to Hawaii and the Maldives. As such, she’s on the beach for countless hours, and takes special steps to take care of her skin.
When she’s surfing, she always wears Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream+ because it really stays on in the water. She told Vogue:
“I’ve been using it for five years, so I trust it. I don’t wear makeup when I surf, but that sunscreen is a little tinted, which helps. When I’m out of the water, I like wearing Coola SPF 30 on my face, because it’s really soft on your skin, but isn’t too thick or greasy. It doesn’t feel like it’s blocking your pores. I’m always traveling on planes and being exposed to different climates, so I have to stay moisturized. I wash my face with Fresh Soy Face Cleanser because it’s gentle and use the Clarisonic. At the end of the day, I just want to get everything off, especially the sunscreen, and the Clarisonic takes care of that. I’m really into oils right now—I think they hydrate my skin the most. Colbert MD Illumino Face Oil works really well for me. I put it on after I wash my face to give my skin a good glow.
She says her hair gets “fried” in the sun and from different types of water. Before she hits the waves, she says she uses Moroccanoil at the tips of her hair and in the front “because that’s the part that gets the most sun.”
“Twice a week, I do the Kérastase Masque Elixir Ultime to soften my hair and make it more manageable, and after I shower, I always put in Bumble and Bumble’s Quenching Complex to hydrate it,” she says.
Surfing is great exercise for toning her shoulders, arms and thighs, she says. When she feels like changing up, she mixes her routine from running and cycling to boxing.
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