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Welcome to the wild world of Lucia Griggi, 25, the only female photographer in the UK whose work regularly appears in top surf magazines.
But competition is fierce and rates low, so she has also taken on work for companies such as the fashion house Calvin Klein and beauty products firm Rimmel.
There have been many ups, including the Maldives shoot where she had her own apartment and was looked after in style by the sponsors.
But she admits that the itinerant lifestyle is tough on relationships, with several boyfriends having been left in her wake as she headed off to another contest.
BBC News/Jonathan Morris. Griggi´s photo gallery.