Introducing this week’s WITCH WEDNESDAY babe, Felicity White! This witch has been bringing our community her stoke and surfy vibes since the early days when we thought having 20 women join up was huge! Read below to hear more about this beautiful mermaid!!
What got you into surfing and what do you love most about it?
Yo Mermaids! The story thus far, bought my first board with my first car. Point Lookout was the place to go way back then. I still have that board; it hasn’t been wet for about 45 years.
When I first moved to the coast in 2011, I got out the old wave ski, in 2016 when I moved to Tugun, I decided to get some surfing lessons. Hooked up with the amazing Sal McKinnon thru Surf Easy and have never looked back. Meeting some of the most beautiful awesome women in the water whom I love dearly.
Having some physical limitations has been the hardest part of the journey to accept, as I was once an elite athlete. I can only do what I can do, and am now at peace with watching others do what I can’t. Which I am truly and sincerely stoked for you all.
Describe your perfect surf day?
My perfect day surfing is always with friends no matter what the conditions. Also love a good surf trip Byron is my favourite, never had a bad surf there (if there is even such a thing).
Board of choice?
I have a big old 8’ softie which I have the best time on and my McCoy 7’ whom I am still getting used to.
What do you love about the Surf Witches?
I have watched the Surf Witches grow from just a few of us, to WOW a cast of hundreds. Very proud to be part of such a welcoming, fun, knowledgeable group.
What do you do for work? Any cool hobbies or interests outside of surfing you want to share with us?
Out of the water I am retired and enjoy yoga, reading, learning Spanish and Ukulele. My husband and I travel extensively and we are on grandchild patrol occasionally. Also do volunteering at Surfworld and Vinnies. Sitting on hill at Burleigh or Greenmount watching the surf when conditions are above my pay grade. Love all things 60s and 70s music, surf, cars etc.
What advice would you share with other women starting out?
I love seeing so many women in the water now, so if you are new my advice would be just get out there, no time in the water is ever wasted even if you are old and broken down like me you can still enjoy the stoke.