Why Team Rider Julianne Is Our Kinda People

Have you ever had a friend who was just good at everything, had an amazing attitude and basically, a sick lifestyle?

Well BE THE RAD has tons of those but our rad pals have a little something extra then just skills on a board or good vibes. They have compassion for causes and the conviction to give back. We think this is what truly makes a person rad. Today I wanted to highlight one of our ambassadors and team riders Julianne Hernandez who not only has been killing it on boards but has also been supporting 3 Thirty with volunteering, modeling, promoting and even taking over some of our social media. I thought maybe we should get to know our bad ass ambassador a little better with a quick interview.


Julianne - surf skate snow


Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Julianne Penelope Hernandez, I am a 17 year old surfer/skater/snowboarder and all around outdoors enthusiast.

Who are your sponsors?

I am sponsored currently by @Hurley, @Firewiresurfboards, @BETHERAD and @Xtoutfitters

When was the first time you step on a board, what happened and how did you feel?

I stepped onto my first surfboard when I was 7, skateboard when I was 10, and snowboard when I was 11. I love all 3 instantaneously and never stopped having a passion for any of them.
julianne as a grom

Surfing, Skating, Snowboarding –Which is your favorite and why?

This is one of the hardest questions I have ever been asked, and I can honestly say I do not know the answer to that question. I love all of them equally. They are all so different and fun in their own way.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I really want to visit Africa. I love the cultural aspect and the surf in South Africa is INSANE.

What is your sickest adventure?

Sickest adventure… Hm… Well I love road trips to Mammoth, also to Santa Cruz. Any adventure where you can make stops and check out different places to surf/skate/snowballed is rad!!

What do you day dream about ?

A 6 month journey traveling the world, helping people, learning about different cultures and doing the sports I love.
Clips from Juli’s latest traveling adventures

What is your favorite charity and why?

I love all charities that give back to the community, also those that protect our wildlife and promote a healthier/ greener planet.

What new skateboard trick are you currently working on?

Blunt to Fakie

Why do you want to be an ambassador for BE THE RAD? 

They promote all the charities I believe in, who wouldn’t want to represent that?


What would you say to girls who are thinking about getting on a board?

Do it. Help inspire other girls to  break the gender barrier. Do what makes you happy and don’t worry about impressing people who don’t deserve it.

How do we keep up with your adventures?

Instagram: @juliannepenelope
Twitter: @juli_penelope
Facebook: Juli Hernandez
Thanks for the interview Julianne. Stay Rad!!

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