DEFINE + DESIGN

2014-11-20


tap into higher inspiration and create a strong visual identity.
join me for DEFINE + DESIGN and we gonna make the invisible visible.

a workshop series especially created for yoga teachers.


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TRICK OR TREAT with PLANET SURFCAMPS

2014-11-19


if my memory serves me right it was a quite fun night with eery people and an atm with psychic abilities.



places to have a great night out in Corralejo
"banana bar" for some warm up drinks with a view
"dr. drink" to shake ya booty
"waikiki" to shake ya booty more

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FUERTEVENTURA with PLANET SURFCAMPS

2014-11-10


at times when Vienna gets a little grumpy it has always been a good choice to jump on an airplane to follow the sun. coming back hardly ever felt so eased and trustful before. it might be because of the people I met and life plans that I got to know, that are at some point no plans at all. or maybe it was the fact that there was enough space to just be and the time that I had to question all the conditioning and ideas of a proper life that were even not mine.

but let's do some fun travel talk! my trip started with a stopover in Zurich where I stayed overnight at the airport. whenever your connecting flight departs the following day go and check sleeping in airports to find a cozy place for yourself. from Zurich it has been just four more hours to reach the Canary Island that promises 300 days of sunshine and consistent swell all year long. 

once I arrived in Fuerteventura I went up to the north of the island to Corralejo, the hometown of my home away from home: Planet Surfcamps. I watched beautiful sceneries passing by that changed from bleak landscapes with rising volcanos to endless white dunes all along the way accompanied by the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.


so much love at Punta Blanca

Playa del Cotillo

golden hour at the North Shore


after a warm welcome at the newly built surf house I headed out to explore Corralejo. omg, it's a longboarder's paradise! those streets down to the beach scream for miles of smiles while cruising. just consider to duck down to get your face out of the way of friendly waving palm leaves.
besides being a cool place for longboarding and going out at night Corralejo is a great homebase to check different surf spots with various beach and reef breaks around within a short time. Fuerteventura serves spots for all levels and you can be sure to be in good hands once you jump into the van that brings you preferably to Rocky Point, El Cotillo, to one of the spots at the North Shore or if you are lucky enough possibly even to the french bakery in Lajares on the way back. do yourself a favour and get a brownie in this hippie village, it's so good.


if you are into skating flat or dancing on your longboard you should check this parking area at the roundabout on the top of the mainstreet that leads down to the center. you gonna have fun.


things that are pretty much fun as well
playing ping-pong, jumping into the pool, cooking together with your roomies or having bbq at the surf house, challenging yourself on the indo board, doing yoga, playing Marco's drinking game, squeezing in a layday at flag beach, wandering through dunes, hiking up a volcano, taking a boat to Los Lobos or just enjoy doing sweet nothing at the roof terrace at night.


 and do remember this tower. it will lead you home in tipsy nights. 


some final personal questions to Fuerteventura
what are your favourite colours? brown, beige and turquoise.
do you have a favourite stone? volcanic rock! 
what do you crave for? playing with waves, watching the clouds passing by
and I like to party.

what's your favourite food?
paella, fish and papas arrugadas.
and what about your favourite animal? I love goats.


the pureness of the landscape gave me so much space and clarity that I can't imagine to not come back someday soon. in the end the moments that I remember the most are the ones about people, laughs and smiles.

thanks for having me


for harder facts please visit planetsurfcamps.com

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RUE STIIC x SALT GYPSY

2014-10-19


when two creative minds think alike it's banging! rue stiic and salt gypsy collaborated for the second time and they bring some earthy tones and metallic vibes onto our surf board. love love love this. so much.


be cool and get yours here.

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I'LL BE BRAVE

2014-10-06


there were three simple words written on a sheet of paper that I burnt in a ritual in a creek before it went down an icy river in the beginning of this year.

they said  I'll be brave.

so here I am... starting my first yoga class as a teacher today and out of sheer excitement feeling like an absolute yoga rookie that is eager to learn, to teach and to grow.

~ ~ ~

anyone who is interested in a teacher training in Vienna I can warmly recommend yogawege. many things that I have always felt but couldn't put into words got a name during the past year.

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LITTLE YOGA ROOM

2014-10-04


Vienna got a magic little yoga room. I am still delighted by the chance to create a design for this wonderful space.



enjoy yoga lessons that flow in the rhythm of yang and yin in accordance with the time of the day and get yourself a shiatsu treatment or thai nuad bodywork by two shining ladies: caro fassl & astrid felsenreich.

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SHE PROJECT – I LIKE THAT. WHAT IS IT?

2014-09-02


these australian girls took my heart by storm. be it their feminine and graceful designs of surf hardware or their embracement of pros, weekend warriors, stylish maestros and foamie fanatics, they make us gurfers feel special in the line up. I am sending love and a high five once around the world to she project.

 first things first, who is she project?
she project was conceived by myself and co-owner, Sarah, with the idea of producing, fun and fashionable yet performance driven surf hardware for the women's market, and also being discontent with the options for female surfers from the major surf hardware brands. I grew up on the Gold Coast and was a competitive surfer for a few years, I also spent time working for a global surfboard manufacturer selling surfboards and liaising with key retail accounts. it was this very hands on connection with surf hardware that I started to realise an evident gap in the market and knew myself and other girls would like to be able to show style and fashion in the water just as much as out. in the past, surf hardware has been very male driven and as a result the styles available are very masculine, we wanted to change that as well as get women thinking about their equipment to enhance their experience in the surf. 


how was it to start your own business?
when She Project was still just an idea over coffee, we knew it would be hard work, but we also knew there was a demand for funky surf products that we would prefer to use. my background is in marketing and graphic design, and my business partner has a sales and marketing background, so we work well together! I could have never expected how many challenges there would be along the way though. we knew we wanted She Project to be a business but also a platform for female surfers, a resource for blogs and info and a way for us to give back to the community around us through empowering others. the rest was not so glamourous, a lot of coffee and not a lot of sleep!

is there an idea she project is living by?
SHE is also an acronym for Surf, Humanitarian, Empowerment. we use these three pillars to influence any of our business decisions and initiatives. we are passionate about empowering women through surfing so any chance we get to help out charities or foundations we are all for it. we recently donated several sets of fins to an orphanage in Mexico called Mision Mexico, and have a great collaboration in the works there. surfing has given us friendships, connections and a place to connect with nature and forget about the troubles of the world, so if we can help give this experience to other people then we have done our job.


you also run the happy sea creatures project. please tell us more about it.
happy sea creatures is a simple concept, we wanted to limit any kind of materials that cause harm to our ocean... including all the nasty plastic wrap you typically see tailpads wrapped in. it seems crazy to make something that's meant to share the fun and happiness we get out of surfing and combine that with anything that could be negative for that environment. hence the happy sea creatures!


talking about sea creatures, what's your favourite one?
don't make me pick, argh all of them! I think I will always be in awe of dolphins, they are such intelligent creatures with such highly evolved communication.

if we would travel to Australia carrying our longboard under the arm what would be the most funny wave to ride?
well, I am a little biased towards my home break so I would have to say Greenmount which is part of the stretch of right-handers that form the "superbank" from Snapper Rocks to Kirra. Greenmount is generally a little gentler, less-crowded and perfect for a longboard. other than that you really can't beat the beautiful right hand point breaks of Noosa or Byron Bay. both beaches are apart of National Parks and the natural scenery is breaktaking. if you are lucky you can spot koalas on the walk around Noosa headland.


where do we get your pretty things?
at the moment in our online store, we have made sure to make freight overseas as cheap as possible for our non-Australian customers. we are experiencing organic growth and starting to get orders for surf shops. we would love to get our products over your side of the world! 


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YOGA FOR BEGINNERS

2014-08-28




this is an invitation to make time for yourself and feel good.
I am looking forward to meeting YOU.


please click for more info here.

hugs & high five 
 

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JUMP ON TO GOOD NEWS

2014-08-19


~ learn something new every day ~


after a super windy canoe trip on sunday I've learnt how to set up a newsletter yesterday. jump on and subscribe to good news about yoga-surf-longboard related events & workshops.

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RIDE ~ BREATHE ~ EAT ... AND REPEAT

2014-08-04


this saturday was full of good energy and miles of smiles. the longboard girls crew austria and me called for a feel-good-day in the beautiful surroundings of the donauinsel including yoga, longboarding and healthy food.


alongside a pond with ducks and surrounded by huge trees that provided cooling shadow we've started with our vinyasa flow inspired yoga session. we strenghtened, stretched and balanced ourselves in view of the upcoming longboard workshops. thanks to all of you girls for coming and giving rise to this special happening. this was the very best first yoga lesson I could imagine.


after moving our bodies we filled our bellies with food by naturkost st. josef, a great place to eat and buy organic food in vienna's 7th district. due to sophie and her organic food connection and nici's love for biking – in that case she's been the cute delivery girl – we enjoyed braceing ourselves for cruising, sliding and dancing in good company.


another huge thank you goes to vitaminwater for providing us with refreshing drinks all day long. the fox and the racoon loved it as well.
 

during small breaks we got round flicking through golden ride magazine that served us with beautiful pictures and stories from all over the world.


and this is where the action happened. Sophie Friedel, known for her powerful slides and magical bubbling character, introduced them girls to speed and sliding techniques ... and they turned them to hot wheels.


Ness, the style kiddo.


Nicole Fleck, photographer and graphic designer by profession, outdoor sports lover and food enthusiast by nature helped with words and deeds at the beginner workshop. what a joy to see the girls making great progress with foot breaking and slalom riding within an afternoon.


~ yay to summer! yay to you girls! ~
here's a song I thought about using at yoga, but didn't: om shakti. 
enjoy summer.


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TRACKS

2014-07-19



a beautiful movie for rainy nights. she's so her own hero.

for some people it might be strange to just wanna be by themselves but it might be the most precious source for digging for gold in yourself.

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RIDE ~ BREATHE ~ EAT

2014-07-16



it's gonna be a good day to have a good day! join the Longboard Girls Crew Austria and me for longboarding, yoga and yummy food.


click here for more infos and don't forget to bring your swimming things.

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GOLDEN RIDE MAGAZINE – SURF YOGA FLOW

2014-07-14


surfing and yoga are two of our favourite things in summer. that's why anita fuchs, editor-in-chief and photographer of golden ride magazine, and me got up early morning at sunrise and captured a surf yoga flow for all the lucky ones beneath you who are gonna go on a surf trip soon. 

we play with dynamic movements, balance and flexibility to build up power and stamina. so you'll be the one who catches the wave – and not the wave is gonna catch you.

additionally to all the inspiring stories of this summer issue that wanna make you go far far away to I am especially happy about the feature about sophie friedel – the-always-smiling-and-always-carrying-peace-in-her-heart-girl – who presents some great slide trick tips for longboarders. 

a very special thanks goes to Christine Stiessel who contributed ideas to the surf yoga flow and refined it. thank you for creating such a profound base that I will build on my continually journey after an enriching year at yogawege teacher training.

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PORTUGAL DIARIES

2014-07-09


glowing roads,
smell of pines,
bleeding knees,
mighty waves,
feathers in the sand

& pure hearts.


I am gonna go for less pictures and more music to keep it vibrating. you are very welcome to jump on this ride with the portugaldiaries spotify playlist.

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BLONDY WETSUITS. I LIKE THAT! WHAT IS IT?

2014-06-10


dog days are over when we all went in black unisex wetsuits to water. high five to two spanish girls that join feminine shapes and colours that make girls feel ride pretty. I dare to say normcore is over. hola blondy wetsuits!

who is blondy wetsuits? 
we are two sea lovers in search of a wetsuit that make us feel comfortable, sexy and unique while we enjoy the ocean and make things we love.  

when designing a wetsuit what do you always have in mind?  
women. there's more women in the water and its women who have to design womens surfer clothes. we also get inspired in our trips, people and the world that surrounds us and palmtrees pictures. 


I love your playful and flowery shoot including Louie Louie flowerpieces. let us know more about this collaboration. 
we are really happy with the collaboration. it was as simple as picking up the phone, telling LouieLouie girls we loved their flowerpieces and asking them if they wanted to make something together. we met personally the day of the shooting and the pictures are the result of the good energy that was going on between the girls who were there that day and the desire and yearning to go through with our projects.  


bit by bit even many of the big brands switch to more feminine cuts and brighter colours for wetsuits. what do you think will be the next big thing? or rather how would you imagine your dream wetsuit if there would be no limitations productional? 
a friend of mine dreams with the idea of having wetsuits that you could put them on like spray. well, why not? when we are designing a new collection we have so many ideas and options we go crazy, there are so many things we wanna try and that havent been done yet. our objective is to dress up women in the water and make them feel beautiful with trendy designs.

what's the coldest place you found yourself surfing with a blondy wetsuit? 
the coldest place has been Hendaye, France. a february stormy day of this winter. while we were in the water it started hailing heavily. it was extremly cold for a girl from the south of Spain. 

what makes you smile?
it's easy to make us smile, but if I had to choose I would say dancing, catching a good wave, surfing new spots and when tomorrow isn't the same than today. 


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