'I’m from Montauk, so I’ve been surfing for forever. I got sponsored by Volcom when I was 12 and ever since then I’ve been traveling and doing events pretty constantly. Now I’m 19 and home a lot less—when I do get to relax in Montauk, I like to wake up, make some coffee, text some of the guys who surf with me to see how the waves are…it’s pretty simple.
My main product is sunscreen, obviously. Shiseido makes a really good one. I can use it in the water and it stays on and I don’t break out from it, because my skin’s pretty sensitive. I make sure to wash my face every night with Naturopathica Aloe Cleansing Gel. I’ve been using Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion with lavender since I was little. And I have a Demalogica Climate Control Lip Treatment in all of my bags.
Some girls surf in makeup, but I don’t for the most part—I’ll use tinted moisturizer and some mascara when I’m not on the water. The Shiseido sunscreen kind of looks like makeup because it’s tinted. So sometimes boys say 'Are you wearing makeup?!' No! [Laughter]
Then I try to do a hair mask at least once a week. A friend of mine from Brazil turned me on to Kerastase recently. The salt can be really tough on your hair, plus the sun really fries it. When I was younger, I used to be a lot blonder, so about once a year, I throw in a few highlights here and there—usually in the fall or winter because I'm out on the water less and my color will fade. But other than that, I try to stay away from doing too much to it.
After every time I surf, I spray in It’s A 10 Leave-In Product, which is a good detangler and keeps my hair from being too brittle. I did a photoshoot about a month ago and they were putting salt spray in my hair and I was like 'Why?!' I already get so much of that, I don’t need to spray in more.”
—as told to ITG
Quincy Davis photographed by Tom Newton.