Julia Mancuso, Cloudbreak Slope

Olympic medal-winning skier on a different kind of mountain

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Last week, Olympic downhill skiing gold medalist Julia Mancuso posted photos of herself charging some beefy sets at Cloudbreak to her Instagram feed. Mancuso has surfed for years, spends lots of time in the tropics, and lived part of her youth on Kauai, so her towing into big-ass Cloudbreak isn’t necessarily completely out of left field. But it’s getting close to left field, maybe a popup just beyond the reach of the shortstop.