This week we had one of our first 7 (?) members, the lovely Annie! This babe joined us as a fresh beginner when she came to take over the room I (Mon) was renting & we decided that it meant she had to (naturally) become a Surf Witch because it was clearly destined🤷♀️. We pretty much dragged her out on probably one of the worst days to learn & she didn’t disappoint, she was right out there with us trying to grab waves like a total bada$$! Annie is quite the elusive surfer but if you’ve met her you know what a blast she is to have out in the waves and how spectacular her sense of humour is⚡️!
Read to learn more about our gal!
What’s your ticky box:
<17 years old
Where are you from originally?
A tiny town called Childers in QLD. Population of about 2000 and half an hour from the nearest beach.
How long have you been surfing and how did you get started?
Our very own Mon pushed me out on my first few waves in February last year! I’d only moved to the Gold Coast about a week earlier.
What level surfer are you – whitewash warrior or chasing green waves?
I’m still wrestling the white wash because I hate early mornings and I always miss the arvo meet ups. I’m a VERY inconsistent witch haha!
What board are you rocking?
I got mine second hand so I’m not even sure what it is but I’ve named it Trip.
What beaches do you normally surf?
I just follow the crowd so usually Currumbin. Kirra is really nice too!
What do you do for work? Any cool hobbies or interests outside of surfing you want to share with us?
I work with our other great leaders, Han and Miranda, at an osteopath clinic as a receptionist. I am learning ukelele as inconsistently as I’m surfing, I’m a massive greenie, and I just bought some roller skates to inevitably hurt myself on.
What has been your best surf or ocean experience so far?
A day trip to Cabarita beach last year, watching a few whales cruise behind everyone in the waves.
Any surfing goals you want to smash this year?
Umm, actually getting my butt in the water once in a while!
What do you love about the Surf Witches?
Everyone is super lovely, happy and supportive! I didn’t know anyone when I first moved here, and I wouldn’t have been able to pay for a heap of lessons. So Mon and the girls are the only reason I got into it.
What advice would you share with other women starting out?
Just give it a go! Rent/borrow a board and tag along to a meet up so you’ve got plenty of people looking out for you. Of course check out all the good info, tips and resources on the Surf Witch platforms.