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About That Outdoor Job

Pro surfer, Melissa Reid

Season 1, Ep. 20

Welcome to ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast where host Charlaine Jannerfeldt has conversations with those who’ve made the outdoors their living, so you can too. We’ll share their insights, observations, tips and why a few of their best adventure stories.


In this episode she talks with Melissa Reid about her experience as a professional athlete. Melissa initially competed for Great Britain as a para triathlete, winning a bronze medal at the Paralympics in Rio and has successfully transitioned as a pro surfer with three world championship titles already to her name. In this raw and candid conversation, Melissa shares with us how losing it all propelled her into a pro athlete career she hadn't seen for herself and how an injury took her back to her true passion. She shared her honest experience and views as an adaptive athlete and the pitfalls she's had to face for not being disabled "enough". For anyone considering a career as a pro athlete, Melissa also gave us a major insight she wishes she's known when she started her pro career.


Music by Julius H. from Pixabay


Shownotes and episode transcript at: http://www.aboutthatoutdoorjob.com/episode20-melissareid-pro-surfer.html


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