Tatiana Weston-Webb

Brazil BRA

Surfing

  • Year of Birth
    1996

Biography

Tatiana Weston-Webb

25-year-old Tatiana Weston-Webb has dreamt about becoming an Olympian ever since it was announced that surfing would be debuting at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Weston-Webb was eight years old when she first fell in love with surfing and learned it by watching her older brother ride waves. The waves have long been in their family, with Weston-Webb’s Brazilian mother, Tanira, once being a professional body boader.

After playing on the shore break together with her brother, she got her very first surfing board.

According to her WSL bio, much of her confidence can be attributed to her father, who ‘routinely paddled her out at big Hanalei Bay’ as a child, allowing her to be undeterred in the face of consequence. It also meant that when casting at Soul Surfer needed a stunt double for Bethany Hamilton, Weston-Webb fit the bill and she got to spend three weeks shooting with her hero.

From then on, she has gone from strength to strength.

Originally, she had been representing the USA on the water, but with the Olympics in her sight, Weston-Webb made the decision switch allegiances to Brazil, stating that the country has always been an important part of who she is.

“Brasil owns a huge part of my heart. I have family, friends and a terrific amount of support there. It's a place that has always felt like home and I am beyond proud to represent such an amazing country with so much passion and dedication for our sport,” she said.

As preparations for the Olympics begin, Weston-Webb is continuing to find her form. 2021 saw her win the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro, beating out seven-time World champion, Stephanie Gilmore, in the final.

And now all eyes are on the 2020 Olympic Games, when Weston-Webb will be travelling to Tokyo to not only represent surfing in its debut season, but to represent her mother’s home country – Brazil – while doing so.