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Born: September 16, 1999 Matapalo, Costa Rica

Current Residence: Oahu, Hawaii

Height: 5 ft 4 in 

Weight: 125 lbs

Profession: Costa Rican/ Hawaiin surfer

Stance: Natural ( Regular ) foot

Avg. Heat Score: 10.27

Shaper: Makani McDonald

Sponsors: Ripcurl, T&C Makani, Futures, Prolite, Vertra & Ricante

About: Brisa Hennessy was raised in the jungle of Costa Rica by her surf instructor parents. At eight years old she was transplanted to Oahu’s North Shore for her school years before spending chunks of her teenage Summers in Fiji. She has recently qualified for the 2021 Summer Olympics.


When the world went into lockdown in 2020, Brisa Hennessy found herself isolated in one of the most remote places on the planet - on the tiny remote island of Namotu in Fiji with her parents and a small group of local Fijians. Through facing her fears surfing huge Cloudbreak she was able to reflect on her sense of self, who she is and what her purpose is on this planet.

“Fear is uncomfortable. But I learnt [at Cloudbreak] that when you accept it’s real, it’s there, you’re willing to embrace it. You either stay uncomfortable or you grow.”

Meet Brisa's family and see how they're spending the extended off season on the Island of Namotu in Fiji

La Rambla 5.15a


Achieving her lifelong dream of becoming an elite professional surfer Brisa Hennessy clinched her spot on the 2019 World Championship Tour.  This accomplishment also makes her the first-ever Costa Rican surfer to qualify for the World Tour.

Margo Hayes

 Brisa Hennessy belts an incredible 9.17 in her semifinal bout against Pauline Ado to advance into the final of the Azores Airlines Pro.

Brisa Hennessy has all the accolades of a budding junior surf star, with numerous National Championship Titles. with her mindset on the World tour, there's no stopping where her talents will take her.



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