Bailey grew up fishing, and learned the art of scuba diving and spearfishing at the early age of 13. As time passed, her salty passions shifted. Bailey started surfing while attending college at the University of Central Florida. Ever since riding her first wave, the sport has opened up a world of travel and opportunity. Fun fact: Bailey recently started shaping her own surfboards!
When did you first get involved with Salt Life? I first got involved with Salt Life in 2015 through one of my best friends and fellow team members, Sarah Jarrett! We did a scuba trip to Key West with the team. It was a blast and I’ve been a part of this Salty family ever since.
What is your favorite hobby when you’re not living the Salt Life? Traveling to unknown places and being outside of my comfort zone is such an adrenaline rush and feeling I can’t explain. I have traveled around the world from South Africa to Europe, Southeast Asia to Australia. There is something about constantly immersing yourself in nature and having a sense of “awe” that nothing on this Earth can compare to, except well ... Earth ;)....
Is there something on your bucket list that you’d like to accomplish? I would LOVE to get into freediving more. I grew up scuba diving and that’s like breathing to me now. Freediving is a more mentally"and physically challenging sport, that has become a way of life for a few people I know. The book “Deep” by James Nestor is fantastic and really “dives” into the world of freediving.
What are you most passionate about? I am a Special Olympics Surfing Coach. We teach kids and adults with special needs how to surf and compete. It is the most fulfilling thing I have ever done. I absolutely love our kid, and the fact that I get to share one of my favorite activities with them is even better.