Pacha Light is a one-of-a-kind soul with a story and heritage as beautiful as her outlook on life. Sponsored by Billabong Womens and travelling the world to compete in the QS, it turns out that Pacha’s path to the life of professional surfer includes a fair dose of fate, hard work and pure vision.
It’s almost the stuff of fairytales, but 2011 saw a 9 year old Pacha busking on the streets of Coolangatta during the Quiksilver Roxy Pro to buy her first surfboard. The stars aligned and Laura Enever herself happened to walk past while Pacha was busking. They had a good boogie on the grass verge and then Laura returned later with one of her own boards to gift to Pacha.
It was this fortuitous meeting of souls that set Pacha on her own surfing journey - and she has come a long way! From those humble beginnings Pacha is now a regular face on the QS, with a growing social media following and a passport brimming with stamps, which definitely makes her the perfect person to chat to for some travel inspo.
So, without further ado, join us as we find out Pacha’s top 5 reasons to quit your dusty day job and chase jetstreams instead.
1. “Travel can be the perfect way to find out what ‘lights you up’”
There’s no better way to inadvertently discover a new hobby than by trying out French cooking while in Paris, flax weaving while in Polynesia, or free diving in Tahiti. You literally never know when you might discover your next lifelong obsession!