A video of her getting a barrel at Teahupo'o when she was 16 went viral, and she became a professional surfer. She has over 40,000 Instagram followers and over 50,000 Facebook fans.
She was born and raised in Malibu, California, to German immigrant parents who spoke German at home. Her mother introduced her to surfing when she was a child, and she polished her abilities at her family's summer home in Kauai, Hawaii.
She's also a model, and she utilizes Instagram to promote her work in the fashion industry.
She has three brothers and sisters.
She is close friends with fellow surfer Surfer Laird Hamilton and trains with him frequently.