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Kassia Meador

Photograph By Courtesy Roxy/Soens

You'd never know it looking at her now, but Kassia Meador didn't step atop a surfboard until age 14. Over the past decade or so, however, she's evolved into one of longboarding's most respected, accomplished and interesting pros and has established a relationship with Roxy -- her first sponsor -- that's weathered the ever-changing tastes of surf culture.