St. Augustine stylist Lauren Hill turned her back on a sure-bet career as a competitive surfer, instead pursuing degrees in Environmental and Social Science from Stetson University. After falling in love with Australia, Hill’s managed to carve a beautiful life out for her and her partner, Dave Rastovich. Hill writes about environmental and social issues, anything from gender issues in surfing to sustainability and surf culture. Here’s a lovely portrait of Hill, as she slides a few near her home outside Byron Bay.