China international surfer Monica Guo left her home 10 years ago and has settled in the nation’s resort destination of Hainan to pursue the sport full-time.

Why ‘Chinese Hawaii’ of Hainan is surfer’s paradise, says China international Monica Guo

Surfer, 33, who represented nation at ISA World Longboard Championship last year, has moved to the resort island permanently to pursue her passion for the sport. The province is now home to China’s national surfing team and academy.