Ambassadors & friends
Fuerteventura. Pro Surfer
I am 11 years old, Italo-Chinese. I started surfing with my father when I was 3 years old. When I was 9 years old I won my first surf competition. This year I won the Spanish Open and junior championships by autonomies, was runner-up of Spain open, third in under 18, I reached the semifinals in my first wsl.qs event in Newquay qualifying me seventh in the European wsl qualification and I reached the semifinals in Biarritz at the belza classic always in the open category.
I started surfing five years ago, and almost immediately changed my entire life to revol-ve around being by the ocean. This involved moving to Portugal, never working full time and never having a full-time salary. It is about trying to schedule everything around the waves, tides and winds, while still planning for the future. It also involves training my lungs to hold my breath longer, and trying to get my body to grow stronger, and stud-ying the ocean well. Of course, there is a lot of small fun surf here, too, but what I like most are powerful waves, and those require dedication.
See you on the next wave!
MARTA FRANCES GÓMEZ
Ánima women’s surf style support me in the fight to qualify for the next Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2021. “8 years ago, I suffered from cerebellar cancer that left me with a disability known as left lateral heniparexia and loss of balance, which made me re-fo-cus my life, but thanks to that, I found my passion: sports.
Triathlon is not just my sport, it is my way of life, where I am free and equal to everyone, where there are no disabilities and above all it is what has taught me the most values in life.
VANESSA GRACE YEAGER
Hello my name is Vanessa Grace Yeager.
I am a surfer from Newport Beach, California
I am the admin for the largest women’s surfing group in the world on
Facebook: women who surf.
Tenerife. Surfer & kitesurfer
My name is Iris and I am originally half Dutch and Indonesian. Together with my sister we were raised on an enchanted island- Bali the first 15 years of our lives and thereon after The Netherlands. The ocean but surfing particularly has taught me to allot about myself & my surroundings, this might sound cliché but I am starting to understand why there is such saying as: ‘surfing is my religion’. There is a lot of devotion and effort put in surfing and it’s a very personal experience.
I was told that my music sounds very peaceful and raises good emotions. I think that’s what I ever wanted to achieve: To transport positive feelings with it. I’m not only writing about good experiences and sunshine but I always try to see the positive side of it. My songs are about my stories, summer, how I miss it when it’s gone and loving life. They are recorded in Austria by my good friend Johannes Wunsch and mixed by Grammy Award winning producer Robert Carranza in Los Angeles. The latest singles “Gina and Jonathan” as well as “Love Life Today” are frequently played in Austrian radio stations and I am very proud that they are used for the amazing products of Ánima Women Surf.