Sitting proudly at No. 3 on the WSL Leaderboard after a career-best start to the Championship Tour season in Hawaii and Australia, Tatiana Weston-Webb is in her groove like never before. With the Tour back in full force, the Olympics on the horizon and a new Final 5 format, it's game time, and Weston-Webb is ready to take it all.
In Body Glove's latest short, "Road to Tokyo", Weston-Webb opens up about her drive and determination to become the world's best surfer -- a lifelong goal that she has yet to achieve. Fixated on this dream since she was a kid, Weston-Webb knew she would have to sacrifice living a conventional life in order to reach her maximum potential.
"What drives me to do what I do is to be better than who I was the day before. Theres a certain way you have to train, and put your body through hell and back. And then theres a certain way you have to approach your competition in life in general," says Weston-Webb. "I just know that I have the strength and the will to overcome any obstacle that comes."
During the Australia leg, Weston-Webb was one of the fiercest competitors in the draw. She won the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro, and placed runner-up at Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic. One of the obstacles, however, was her emotional 17th place finish at Rottnest Island after losing to Nikki Van Dijk.
As Weston-Webb knows, the hardest times produce the most growth. Now she's looking forward to the many opportunities that this season has in store. Next on her radar is the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro kicking off on June 18th, where she has yet to finish better than fifth place. Could this be her year?