#SurferSunday: Nannita Nani

Passionate for nature, travel and social responsibility, this German beauty has strong core values to do good in the world. Moreover, her passion has helped her expand her professional expertise and ignited her desire for corporate social responsibility. This surfer girl freelances for businesses with focusses on social change as well as being eco-conscious and has also co-founded an ethical clothing brand, Untamed Clothing, with her best friend. What's the overall philosophy of this fashion line? To be a social and environmental alternative to the established mass producers, with an objective to promote and inspire conscious consumption in the pursuit of one's dreams.

Name: Nannita Nani
Date of Birth: 03.20.1990.
Height: 5'6" (1.68 m)
Location: Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
Stance: Goofy
Local Break: Uluwatu
Countries Surfed: Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Panama, Taiwan, USA (Hawaii), Indonesia
Experience (Years): 5
Inspirations: The energy and beauty of mama nature, my friends and the locals

How did you get into surfing?

Growing up in Germany, I was far from quality waves. However, my grandparents took me on sailing trips ever since I was a small child and the ocean became one of the greatest loves of my life. As I got older, I started to spend more time in the mountains snowboarding and one day, a friend of mine suggested that I go on a surf trip to Portugal in 2011. The first wave that I caught, got me hooked and the love of it hasn't stopped.

On a trip to Bali, I felt a sense of belongingness as I fell in love with the people, nature, waves and overall, vibe which led me to extend a trip of two months to more than eight months. Finding a balance between work and life is good but the bliss of work, life and surfing is unmeasurable.

Can you give us an idea of what your typical meals in a day would be?

In the morning, I tend to have oatmeal with some fresh fruit or, pineapple pancakes with lime...yumm!

Indonesian-style rice with veggies and local spices is probably one of my favourite dishes and I definitely have a love for Italian and Mexican food but don't get much of it since living in Bali.

Do you do any stretches or exercises pre- or post-surf?

Only in the recent year, have I really been actively stretching and getting back into yoga given a shoulder injury. Honestly, prior to that I was always so excited to hit the water and totally skipped out on the stretches. 

What do you grab for a post-surf snack?

Coconut water or fresh pineapple juice are awesome ways for me to hydrate after a session or two 🙂

What's your favourite gear?

Just a bikini and my 6'0" JS Kingpin or 5'10" Lost Squashtail