The 25-year-old actress, who is starring on the new season of HBO’s True Detective, opened up about her love for the water.
“It was like learning to run before you can walk,” she shared about learning to surf for Chasing Mavericks.
Leven added, “Santa Cruz in the winter has pretty intense conditions. I’ve always been a tomboy, but I never thought I was a big water-sports person. Once I got into the water and the culture, something just took over me.”
Leven and her co-star Adria Arjona are also featured in the new issue of GQ.