Born to a passionate waterman, it was no surprise that her parents love for the Ocean rubbed off on Vickey as she grew up Scuba Diving on the beaches of Saudi Arabia and the UK.
With a dream of learning to surf, at 18 yrs old, Vickey choose a university in the South West of England, but somehow got distracted by kite surfing. Finally in 2007 after a random kitesurfing trip she moved to the island of Sal in Cabo Verde and discovered ‘Real’ waves and so it was here that she learned to both surf and windsurf. After spending 2 winters of frustration watching the windsurfers rip up the Glassy perfectly groomed offshore waves and suffering a multitude of kitemares, Vickey switched the kite for a sail and the rest, as they say, is history!
Learning to windsurf in Cabo Verde it was inevitable that the path into windsurfing would only go down that of the wave riding route and she has spent the last few years chasing waves across the planet from her home spot of Ponta Preta to the likes of La Reunion/ Mauritius/ Morocco/ Brazil/ Chile/ Maui and the Marshall Islands to name but a few. Now competing on the AWT tour Vickey continues to chase swell forecasts across the planet looking for bigger and better waves to play with. This past winter season she has focused training on attempting Peahi but sadly never managed to be on the spot when the stars aligned to make it happen. Looking towards the future there are plans to chase big swells across the planet hopefully next season spent focusing on certain spots down in South America and making Peahi happen.