Member of the month Profile – May

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NAME: Nikki Poulos

AGE: Old enough to know that time passes way to fast and you have to get out there and live it NOW

BORN: Wagga Wagga (country NSW)

LIVES: Byron Bay

OCCUPATION: Designer

Which DIVISON do you surf in: Long board

WHAT MADE YOU START SURFING? My former career was as a marine biologist so I’ve been in and on the ocean for years, but after a career change into fashion, I found myself living in New York City (not much nature, ocean, or surf there!). I really missed the ocean, so when a friend invited me to go on a women’s surf and yoga camp in Costa Rica, I jumped at the chance. I loved it instantly however was a kook for quite some time…. 2years, 6 countries, and 7 camps later, I was well and truly hooked. I went on a surf camp for both birthdays those years and I realised that I wanted to surf everyday not just on my birthday. So I moved back to Australia, to the most beautiful beaches and pristine nature of Byron Bay. Surfing has been the hardest thing I have ever learned but the most fun. It has taught me so much about myself and my place in the world. I’m living my dream.

WHO ARE YOUR SURFING IDOLS?
My surfing Idols are the ones who are having the most fun on the waves. And the long borders who dance on the waves. That’s my dream; to have fun and dance on the waves.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE WAVE?
Wategos Byron Bay and La Saladita Mexico

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM SURFING SCENARIO? (It’s pretty simple, wake, surf, eat, and repeat on a big clean long left…with a dolphin surfing next to me…

WHAT ARE YOUR SURFING GOALS FOR 2018?
I want to learn to cross step and ride the nose.

OTHER HOBBIES AND/OR INTERESTS:
I love scouring vintage markets for one of a kind treasures or escaping into a good book, but most of all I love travelling; discovering new places, tasting new food, meeting new people, and surfing different waves around the world.

“SURFING MAKES ME FEEL…” Excited and exhilarated, and serene and happy, all at the same time.

 

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