MINDFULNESS

Surf tips, be­ing mind­ful and healthy eat­ing.

Surf Girl - - Contents -

Valenska, you’re from Mu­nich, so how did you get into surf­ing?

It’s al­ways been my dream to learn to surf. But grow­ing up land­locked in Mu­nich, Ger­many, and spend­ing most of our fam­ily hol­i­days be­side flat oceans, I didn’t start to surf un­til I was 20 years old, on a gap year in Aus­tralia. I went to a surf camp on the East Coast and I stood up on my first wave, and from then on I was fully hooked. I ended up stay­ing and work­ing at the camp for six months, surf­ing as much as I could. After­wards I went back to Ger­many to study, but used all my free time to go on surf trips and com­bined in­tern­ships or study abroad with surf­ing des­ti­na­tions. I love to com­pete in surf­ing as well, and last year I rep­re­sented Ger­many at the ISA World Surf­ing Games for the first time.

Where’s your favourite wave?

I love Lakey Peak in Indo. You have to wait a lit­tle longer for the sets than at some beach breaks with a lower swell pe­riod, but you get re­warded with such per­fect waves, which al­lows you to prac­tice turns so much bet­ter. I also love that the wa­ter is so warm, so you just wanna spend the whole day in the ocean, coming in only to fill up with lots of fresh fruit and wa­ter.

So­cial me­dia: @valeskaschnei­der

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