Soli Bailey is a 21 year old Indigenous professional surfer from Byron Bay.
Born Solomon ’Soli' Storm Bailey to parents Nea and Andrew during the biggest storm in the history of Byron Bay on the 31st May, 1995, Soli realised from a young age his dream of becoming a professional surfer and was allegedly riding his first waves at local point, The Pass a mere two and a half years later.
Since entering the professional circuit in 2014, Soli’s career has only shown promise and potential, taking out wins at the Bells Beach Pro Junior, Tahiti Pro Junior and crowned Australasian Pro Junior Champion to name just a few.
In February of this year, Soli experienced the biggest win of his professional career to date, taking out current and past world number ones Kelly Slater and John John Florence at the Volcom Pipe Pro in Hawaii.
Relatively unknown (until now), Soli was an underdog at the event and so the triumph sent shockwaves throughout the industry and the spotlight is now very much on Soli and what he’ll do next, being the first Indigenous pro surfer to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 may just be one of them.
Soli has most recently signed with International Management Group (IMG) Australia with their talent division where Soli plans to align himself with brands and opportunities that he shares a similar vision with whilst also growing and strengthening his personal brand and profile.
Soli has also joined the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) as their latest ambassador in helping close the gap in educational discrepancies between Indigeous high school and University students.
Soli’s current sponsors are O’Neill, Channel Islands Al Merrick, Shapers Fins, Skullcandy, Arnette and Globe shoes.
Soli’s current WQS rank is 21, down from 69 less than a year ago.
Lucette Romy is a 25 year old artist, photographer and influencer from Byron Bay, Australia.
Now based between Byron and Bali, Lucette regularly collaborates with brands such as Billabong, Tigerlily and Topshop whilst working on her own eco-accessories label, The Wylde.
Born and Raised in Perth, Western Australia, Graham Shearer's love for photography started at a very young age.
He photographed as a hobby family, landscapes, surfers and surf trips but couldn't have dreamed of a career in photography, meanwhile dropping out of accounting studies.
Meeting his future wife in Bali started him on a more fashionable and commercial path. He went on working as a male model with her for a few years taking test shots of model friends for their portfolio. His first real paid fashion assignment was in Tokyo for a japanese fashion magazine
30 years later he is still working with the same drive and enthusiasm.
His work is unique and timeless, his strength lies in his ability to capture natural beauty with effortless and refined style. He has worked for an astonishing list of magazines, advertisers and celebrities, building with many a decade long standing relationships.
He now lives between Byron Bay and the south of France with his wife and his 3 boys.
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