Surfer Tia Blanco Shares Her Must Haves: From an Amazon Yoga Mat to Sea Kelp Moisturizer

Surfer Tia Blanco Shares Her Must Haves: From an Amazon Yoga Mat to Sea Kelp Moisturizer

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When she’s not in the waves, professional surfer Tiarah (aka Tia) Blanco basically lives in activewear. “I’m pretty much working out every single day of my life,” she tells POPSUGAR. “Yoga, running, boxing, whatever it is.” So when the opportunity arose for her to create a yoga apparel capsule with Jolyn, a brand for which she’s a surf ambassador, Blanco was determined to create her dream collection, taking “every single favorite piece of clothing” she has and meshing it into 10 key items. Now the 25-year-old dons those for everything from happy hour to a hot date with beau Brody Jenner (who surfs too, FTR).

You may recognize Blanco from her Instagrams, perhaps, or from her winning stint on ABC’s 2021 reality competition “The Ultimate Surfer,” which qualified her for the elite World Surf League Championship Tour. Competing in the tour was a lifelong goal of Blanco’s. Her run ended in South Africa in July, and now she’s taking a second to bask in the afterglow rather than gunning it for more.

“I’ll always love surfing regardless of if I’m competing or not,” she says. “Recently, I’ve been through waves of not feeling as competitive as I used to. I still have select events that I partake in and I take them super seriously still and I train hard for them. But yeah, recently, I’ve just been falling in love with surfing all over again and spending time in the ocean.”

Now, when Blanco’s not on her board at home in Oceanside, CA, reconnecting with her love for the sport, she’s grounding herself through her wellness routine. For her, that means following a plant-based diet, hitting her yoga mat daily, and taking moments for self-care — and here are the five products she swears by to help.