Kassia MeadorContributing Writer
California-born and bred Kassia Meador began surfing at age 14. By 17 years old, Kassia was a sponsored pro-longboarder traveling the world. Known for her graceful surf style, Kassia was crowned the "queen of noseriding" by the New York Times and, in 2011, ranked second on the WSL women's longboard tour.
Throughout her career as a competitive sponsored athlete, Kassia was actively involved in designing products under the umbrella of her sponsors. In 2013, Kassia left sponsored surfing to build a brand — that focused on quality instead of quantity, working towards more conscious solutions rather than contributing to the larger global issues. In 2015, she launched KASSIA+SURF, a brand for women by women with designs rooted in authenticity gained through 23 years of experience.