Over the years travelling for surf we met many inspiring, unique people, We met them in the line up, at car parks, in cafés and on beaches all over the world. They lend us wax, we shared waves (stole waves), food, drinks, a bed, rides and gave each other first aid for injuries - which we or they sometimes, unintentionally (of course) caused.
They made us feel part of a global community not defined by nationality, age or gender, by profession or relation but by the loyalty to the sea.
Our goal is to illustrate this diversity and creativity in (female) surfing and its related lifestyles by creating inspiring stories based on friendships, authentic experiences and shared moments in the sea.
Apolla Echino @apollaechino
Canadian | living in a surf bungalow in Rockaway Beach, New York
Director of A Woman's Guide to the World |
Sailed through Antarctica |
Paddled through the Amazon | Solo surfed NZ South Coast
Bought her 10’ Thom Brown/Natures Shapes board off Craigslist in NYC
Lisa Blom @blomsa
Swedish | living at Lofoten Islands | Norway
manages a hotel in the polar circle | surfed with Orcas in the line up at the latest Lofoten Masters | wants to learn how to play the guitar | loves Macadamia nuts | plans to found a Norwegian-Eritreian girlsurfgroup
Quiver: | 5’8 fishtail and 6.0 square tail - both from Divine in Portugal
Favourite Board | my fat old retro fish called Bubbles
Favourite Sea / Surfspot | Unstad (Lofoten) and Killers (Morocco)
Next Surftrip | girls trip to Ireland or the Maldives
First Surf | Sri Lanka
Irene Gomez @irn_86
Nickname "Spanish" or "Tron" | Basque | Living in Morocco | ageless, considers herself a teenager | former pro horse rider | started surfing out of love
Quiver | 9‘2 – Nose rider
Favourite Board | 9‘2 Classic Nose Rider
Favourite Sea / Surfspot | Imessouane
First Surf | In Manly (OZ) 6 years ago
Clare Megan Fernandez @megan.aka.tinta
Nickname Tinta | From England| living in Baleal and Val d'Isère | Jane of all trades | vegan baker | always covered in paint
Quiver | 8‘0 Ericeira Malibu, 6’2 Santa Cruz Fun Board
Favourite Board | my friend Jonny’s completely destroyed 9’0 soft top. It can catch anything; from tiny ankle to high waves to barrels at Supertubos, And you do not need to worry about dings!
Favourite Sea / Surfspot | Gigi's - Baleal
Next Surftrip | Feel like I am living on a constant surftrip
First Surf | Taghazout - Marocco
Ines Catarino @flahica
Nickname "Flahica" | Former surgeon | used to stitch humans, now stitches boardbags | until last year , she was a member of the Portuguese handball national team
Quiver: | 9‘2ft Anticiclone , 5’11ft single fin Chris Byrne
Favourite Board | anything that I have riding :D
Favourite Sea / Surfspot | Green Island (Ulladulla, NSW , AUS), Noosa ( Sunny Coast, AUS ), Secret (Baleal) , Canal (Costa Vicentina), Paredes da Vitoria (Leiria), Cabedelo (Figueira da Foz) I could keep going...And I still have a lot to see :D
Next Surftrip | Anywhere beautiful with good waves :-)
First Surf | Bodysurf Shore @ Nazare as a kid
André Josselin @josselin
Lifestyle & travel photographer | lives in Cologne, Germany | photography is like music | loves his Leica and Canon | Passionate about people and quiet moments | never seen doing sports
André started his career as a photographer through a kickstarter project for his book "Us" featuring a roadtrip through Portugal. Today, he has worked with several global brands as well as athletes and artists, always focusing on specific moments that illustrate a close, warm atmosphere in a reportage style.
Daniel Espirito Santo @despiritosanto
Portugal | Surf Photographer | Doglover | Catowner | Vintage Car Enthusiast | Literally gets every freakin' wave
Living on the rocky coast of Baleal, Portugal, Daniel has found his destiny. Together with his dog – whom he named after the coastal village Ferrel – the photographer and filmmaker has settled where his heart belongs. Being a passionate surfer the sea is his most powerful inspiration and the essence of his photography.
Based at Portugal's Silver Coast– the free spirit is able to do what he loves most on a daily basis – surfing and taking pictures.
Hallvard Kolltveit @hallvardkolltveit
Norwegian photographer | lives in a van at the Lofoten Islands | director of Arctic January | has a passion for hotel breakfasts | used to take photos in the water of Pipeline, Hawaii
Hallvard rather coincidently became a photographer while studying in Hawaii. Today, he is well-known for his in-water photography in the cold waters of Northern Europe - not only because of his award winning short movie "Arctic January", but also by traveling with an capturing all kinds of (pro) surfers in the past.