Tiarah Lue Blanco – or Tia Blanco – is an American professional surfer.
She won the Gold medal at the International Surfing Association Open Women’s World Surfing Championship 2015 and successfully defended her title the following year.
Tia was raised a vegetarian but after watching the documentary Glass Walls and reading The China Study, she decided to go vegan.
“… when I was 15, I watched the documentary Glass Walls and read The China Study, and then it became quite clear to me why I wanted to be vegetarian and why I wanted to adopt a vegan lifestyle. After doing my research, I chose to go vegan and have been dedicated to a vegan diet for four years now.”1Steele, L. 2017. Why Surfer Tia Blanco is Vegan. Men’s Journal. Available: https://web.archive.org/web/20170315222610/http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/articles/why-surfer-tia-blanco-is-vegan-w471552 [Accessed