A Wave of Love: Esther Hahn

Summer 2009 Issue: Girl Talk

For professional surfer and model Esther Hahn, catching a wave is more a love affair than a career.

Story by Shinyung Oh

Riding a wave beats falling in love.

So says 23-year-old surfer and model Esther Hahn.

She describes the feeling of achieving what she calls her “ultimate goal” — of barreling her lithe 5-foot, 5-inch frame in a giant wave. “You’re in the middle of a dreamland, in a different universe when you’re in there,” she says. “It’s the best feeling. It trumps all other feelings.” Continue reading