We’re big fans of Sabre Norris here at SSG and we’re also fans of Derek Rielly. When the two combine, it’s magic.
Derek (founder of Stab mag and now BeachGrit) first met Sabre last year after seeing her on the Ellen show. Seems he wanted to suss out whether or not she was quite as awesome and upfront as she seems. She is and an unlikely friendship was born.
While some of the questions are a little leading and there is some inherent sexism peeking though (particularly Derek’s, “you’re surfing as good as some of the boys your age.” Um, she’s better?) there is a lot to gleam from this insight into Sabre’s life.
Homeschooled with her sisters and brothers by mum, Brooke, the Norris family are tight.
“My sisters and brother are just my best friends,” says Sabre, “nothing can break us.”
And her thoughts on surfing? “I feel like I can do anything. I feel like I’m invincible”
I think a lot of us feel like that but to have it expressed so succinctly is pretty wonderful.