Brianna Cope

Surfer Brianna Cope is one athlete you can’t help but admire. She’s confident, determined, and inspiring. If her down-to-earth personality doesn’t strike you, then her talent and strength as an elite surfer will.

From a young age, Cope’s drive was fueled by a spirit of competition with her older sister. “I always wanted to do what she did. She wanted to surf, I wanted to surf, and I always wanted to be better than she was,” Cope said. “Surfing with her made me push myself, and having her as my coach gave me a really healthy competitiveness.”

That healthy competition with her sister would turn into a passion and career in surfing.