If you surf Bondi, you may have come across pocket rocket Aprilla. Our gorgeous May Great Gidget definitely stands out in the line-up with her colourful surf-outfits which are designs of her own surf brand Stretcheyz. Gidget Aprilla is also a great community ambassador involved in many good causes and initiatives such as One Wave’s Fluro Friday.
We wanted to know more about Aprilla and her thoughts on surfing. Read her Great Gidget interview.
Your name: Aprilla Quayle -Also known as Pocket or Apchan
About you in a few words and how you got to surfing: Part Japanese, Part English and Part Twin with Dabriella: I grew up on the cliffs of Zennor in Cornwall in the UK with the ocean only a stone’s throw away. But my love and passion for surfing was ignited when I found myself on the shores of Bondi Beach, Australia.
Local break: Bondi Beach
What I love about surfing: That no two surfs are ever the same, enjoying time with your friends whilst having epic fun.
What I hate about surfing: You are out in mother nature enjoying the beauty of being outdoors and the ocean, what is there not to like about that.
What advice would you give to ladies starting out on their surf journey: Enjoy it and have fun. I always feel with every surf you can only get better and if you don’t even catch any waves you still learn something. Surfing with your friends is the best and “the best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.”
Favourite surfspot in Oz: Mollymook, Blueys beach, & Snapper Rocks.
Favourite surfspot overseas: Balangan Beach in Bali, Malibu so much fun on a long board, Hawaii: North shore and Hanalei Bay.
Favourite surfboard: I love my foamies and Catch Surf Surfboards, especially surfing in Bondi where it gets so busy.
Favourite surfer: Mason Ho – He makes surfing fun and not serious. He’s a funny dude, surfing switch in comps and making surfing fun and having a laugh, that’s what it’s all about.
Favourite surf movie: Point break the original one for sure. ‘Back off War Child’
What you do when you are not surfing: Staying fit and active- running, yoga or you will find me working on our business Stretcheyz – Its a start up surf brand which uses unique and exciting designs. We wanted to create a brand which was fun and exciting and to brighten up the line up – instead of drab colour suits – Our surfsuits are designed and made in Australia, and we design all our own prints.