Started going down to Punta Mita in the 80s

Now it’s just like the Mexican Riviera

Amy Lepine: "I poked my eye out when I was 17, my leash sprang back and hit me in the face."
  • Amy Lepine: "I poked my eye out when I was 17, my leash sprang back and hit me in the face."
  • Name: Amy Lepine
  • Age: 53
  • From: Ocean Beach
  • Location: Sunset Cliffs

Amy Lepine is an OB native and Sunset Cliffs is her beach. “This is a little slice of heaven here… I know a lot of my friends hate getting in and out of the rocks. I get worried that it’ll be be crowded one day. I’ve lived here since college in the 80s and it’s the last slice of unspoiled coast.”

Lepine’s worst surfing injury happened early in her career. “I poked my eye out when I was 17, my leash sprang back and hit me in the face. It did a good job, I got 45 stitches in that eye. It was weird, it was a pressure thing so it didn’t really cut it but it cupped my eye which caused it to split my eye open.”

When asked where the coolest place she has surfed, Lepine laughs, “I won’t tell you. I want to keep it a secret. I started going down to Punta Mita, Mexico, in the 80’s when it was nothing and now it’s just like the Mexican Riviera… Wherever I go if I don’t bring a board I’ll see if I can rent one and just go surf.”

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