Member of the Month – April

FREDA PHILLIPS:

AGE:73

BORN: Germany 15 .01 .45

LIVES:  Byron Bay

Which  DIVISON do you surf in :   beginners

WHAT MADE YOU START SURFING? I always admired people having fun  in the water. I grew up in the country and never learned to swim. I only learned to jump  in the pool  with out holding my nose at the age of 60.
When we moved to Byron to a house with a pool  my granddaughter helped and taught me to swim. I started surfing as a barter with my surfing friend in exchange for gym and massage sessions as i am a retired masseuse and gym instructor.  At that time i had a serious fear of water, so it was an enormous challenge for me. I only started to surf at age 70!

WHO ARE YOUR SURFING IDOLS?   Serena Adams and Laine Beachly

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE WAVE?

The Pass Byron Bay
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM SURFING SCENARIO?

Omg every time I go out in the water is magical and if I catch a ride standing up I am so happy. I drive my family crazy reliving the moment . Surfing in Hawaii is my next big adventure in August this year.

WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS?

My hobbies  are tennis ,gym ,walking and dancing.

WHAT ARE YOUR SURFING GOALS  my goal is to stay fit and keep having fun while trying to catch a few waves

“SURFING MAKES ME FEEL…”
Alive ….its such an amazing feeling I have found it difficult to explain the feeling you get when you’ve  had a good surf. Only other surfers understand, non surfers don’t get it and its it’s useless  trying to explain it.

Most of my friends play bowls  or golf and they love it but for me to be out there on a beautiful day sitting on my board is Mecca.

Freeda

 

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