Meet the first Great Gidget of the year. The lovely Anne. Even though she doesn’t call any famous surf beaches her home, she lives in a cold country (Anne’s from Germany), and her local wave is a ferry wave (!), she’s managed to find a way to follow her passion that is surfing. Not only that, she’s also just recently started her own surf blog. Gooo Gidget. We love her story. Here’s the interview with Great Gidget Anne:
About you in a few words and how you got to surfing:
I was born and bred in Berlin, Germany. I found surfing interesting and luring since I was 14 and started surfing properly when I turned 15 on the most northern island of Germany, Sylt. I’ve been hooked ever since and I spend any spare time surfing, wehee! Recently, I started a blog (check out www.thesurftriangle.wordpress.com) for the average surf girl out there – far away from fancy indo boat trips and the high polished surfworld. I created it to share rad and all day surfism and to connect with pure stoke.
Warnemünde Beach, ferry wave
What I love about surfing:
For me it’s that cosmic connection, the vibe and this incredible happiness, the development of yourself and your surfskills; nothing else is important when you are out there – everything else fades away when you are surrounded by the blue stoke that is the ocean; I love about surfing that it means to be free, to be out there, to let go, to surrender, to try again. I love that moment when you’re charging – your happy heart pumping with adrenaline.
What I hate about surfing:
The ocean already knows what you are up to a long time before you will fully understand. It will teach you a lesson and will throw you back where you belong. It just holds up a mirror to you and it forces you to work on yourself and your attitude. You can only make progress if you let go – that brought me some days of crying on the beach, haha!
What advice would you give to ladies starting out on their surf journey:
Keep going, it’s not about being best, it’s about heaps of fun and to be out there. It’s always about the next wave :)
Favourite surfspot in Oz:
Greenmount and Rainbow Bay. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to surf in Noosa, still on my bucket list – longboard mekka.
Favourite surfspot overseas:
Not really overseas but the North Coast of Spain.
My new Cece Ladypin 9’3’’ and my Phil Grace Pintail 9’4’’.
My husband and the ever lovely Belinda Baggs, she’s my heroine.
Favourite surf movie:
Morning of the earth
What you do when you are not surfing:
I do a fair bit of yoga, sleeping and of course care for my good self with lots of awesome food :) I’m interested in art, DIY, music and I love animals!