True searcher Monik the story of the surfer girl who moved to Bali

Wave chaser and true searcher: Monik in our range of surfing swimsuits for women in Sunset print

by Monik Wei

ninefoot longboard surf swimsuit Medewi in sunset print

 

Monik is a Yoga and Pilates teacher from the Czech Republic. Her life turns around when she falls in love with Bali which she calls her home for a couple of years already.

Monik is a health vegan advocate for a long time and she always tries to keep up her healthy lifestyle. She also enjoys surf sunsets sessions in any of our Ninefoot suits.

She is one of our ambassadors and faithful supporters since we start to design our first longboard surf swimsuit sample, she is one of our fitting models and a close friend. She is a great inspiration for yogis out there who wants to push through and be out of their comfort zone with a nomadic lifestyle.

Here is my interview with her on how she felt in love with surfing.

  • Name: Monika Weiserová
  • Origin: Czech Republic
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Chinese Sign: Rabbit
  • Moon orientation: Waxing moon 
  • Local surf spot: Old Man´s, Kedungu and Bingin
  • Favorite Ninefoot eco-friendly swimsuits pieces: honestly all of them
  • Favorite Shaper: n/a
  • Surfboard: Lately, I'm back into surfing and I had to sell my old board 6 ́10 ́ ́ in Bali and going to buy a new one as soon as I'm back. I want to surf more longboard again. 
  • Instagram: @gradualmovement

 

    Tell me about yourself. Where do you live and what are you currently doing right now?

      I moved to Indonesia in 2016. This year I set myself up for a little more traveling around SE (Southeast) Asia and checking some new surf spots as well as exploring different countries.

      I'm Yoga and Pilates teacher and I love to surf skate and riding  a bike around the island. I'm very much into a healthy lifestyle, mindfulness and holistic approach and connection with nature. Eight years vegan and I'm a big advocate of this lifestyle, especially a low-fat-high-carb vegan diet. 

        How do you learn to surf?

          I got involved with surfing in Oaxaca, Mexico where I was staying with some Aussie surfers. At that time I was only there to watch them surfing and taking photos on my camera. 

          After couple of weeks I fell in love with the sport and started to learn by myself. I never had an instructor or a surf lesson. At first, I started with the paddling and playing around in the water just to get familiar with the board. Fast forward now, I did catch my first wave in Berawa beach, Bali around 3 years ago. 

            Do you have a morning routine? 

              Yes. usually, I do a refreshing quick face mask or massage with coconut oil. After that, I do a short yoga flow. I usually need big breakfast to start my day off, otherwise Im too annoying :) .

              Sometimes, If I stay closer to the beach, I usually go for a quick run and yoga by the beach.  

                Which book changed your life?

                  Dharma Bums 

                    

                  Monik wearing a women long sleeve ecofriendly swimsuit

                   

                    Favorite surf outfit? And, Why?
                      Bikini for surfing or one piece with open back. I love the sun and getting my skin tan while I'm on the water.

                       

                      What are your must-have items on a surfing bag daily?

                        Zinc, some snack and water, and of course any of mine Ninefoot Studio surf swimsuit.

                        "Longboard surf swimsuit style" or "cheeky bikini surf Shortboard style"? 

                          Definitely longboard 

                            How do you keep your skin and hair healthy after spent in the sun and sea all day?

                              Keeping myself hydrated is essential, drinking lots of water or coconut water and eating lots of fruits especially bananas and fruits that are high in beta-carotene such as (papaya, dragon fruit or mango). And, the only products I use for my skin are virgin coconut oil (before the sun) and aloe vera gel (after the sun).

                                Where do you want to surf that you haven’t been to?

                                  More places in Central America.

                                   

                                  Monik with a surf board, and the Kedungu onepiece longboard surf swimsuit

                                   

                                  Style or technique?

                                    Freestyle

                                      Describe yourself in 3 words. 

                                        Crazy true searcher

                                          If you could say something with our oceans, what will you tell her?

                                            First I would say I'm sorry. I'm sorry for us people who are being ignorant to you, polluting you, destroying you and disrespecting you. I'm so sorry all the people who do not make the right choices, who do not educate themselves about the environment and ecology. I'm sorry for humanity becoming a threat to you. I would like to say "Thank you". Thank you for making my life so rich and beautiful. Thank you for giving me direction. Thank you for filling my life with amazing people I met through you. Thank you for the waves. Thank you for the reflection of the sun every day at sunset. Thank you, bless you and I love you.

                                             

                                            Monika wearing a women surfing bathing suit for women rashguard

                                             

                                            Monik wearing Ninefoot the Yeganga women rashguard in Sunset print. 

                                            As, to Monik the yogi who loves to be in her eco-friendly swimsuit or her bikinis for surfing and get her tanned skin

                                            ‘’Life takes you to unexpected places and brings you home’

                                            This quote is truly perfect for her.