Risa Mara is from San Blas, Nayarit as well as New York…yes, New York. Born to a fisherman and a beach lover, the ocean is in her blood. Raised as bilingual in English and Spanish between both worlds of the US and Mexico, Risa Mara has been able to experience life through transcendent eyes and is extremely aware of what makes a great experience. Risa Mara picked up surfing as an LA native "later in life." After moving to Sayulita, Mexico, and spending more time in the water, Risa found herself competing in local surf competitions and launching her businesses, Surf it Out!, Belle Curves and Surf Your Soul Retreat.