|Meet our novel sales ambassador inwards Australia, Leana Rack inwards the San-O! Photo past times Nathan Oldfield.|
The starting fourth dimension time Leana Rack skimmed across the H2O on a longboard, her body’s innate nature took over.
“You experience similar you lot lead hold done it all your life but you lot but got to the H2O inwards that moment,” describes Leana — a classically trained ballerina — nigh her starting fourth dimension feelings of surfing. “It’s already inwards you, that movement, that displace alongside the moving ridge together with your surfboard.”
Though Leana began surfing after inwards life, her awareness of the earth, bodily grace together with self-assured intuition easily transformed her into beingness captivating natural H2O dancer. On land, Leana parlays her sense for vogue into her ain fashion agency, Prism that directly represents Seea inwards Australia! We were won over past times Leana’s beaming personality together with like-minded values to build Seea’s relationships alongside the best-fitting stores inwards the Southern Hemisphere.
|Leana instinctually moves. Photo past times Nathan Oldfield.|
Leana’s dwelling solid roughly Byron Bay at the most eastern tip of Commonwealth of Australia is akin to many parts of coastal California together with the people who alive there: populace course of educational activity betoken breaks together with choice wavecraft riders, wild national parks to explore together with tight knit surf beach communities dotted along the coast.
From ballet dancer inwards the urban meat of Melbourne to surf fashion on the coastline, Leana shared alongside us her journeying together with why she loves to telephone telephone Commonwealth of Australia home.
|Leana's favorite sign.|
|Watego's Lines rolling in.|
What's the surf civilization similar inwards Australia?
Beach life together with body of body of water activities are ingrained inwards our civilization here. Surfing has grown exponentially together with surf civilization has e'er been a huge component of Australia’s identity. What is specially beautiful is that the position out of women surfing has expanded so much, together with the woman soul surfer — that traditional “surfer girl” — has gained a much stronger presence inwards our body of body of water community alongside a to a greater extent than sincere appreciation.
What's Byron Bay’s vogue together with your community of friends there?
Byron Bay has a unique together with breathtaking setup alongside Arakwal National Park surrounding Australia’s most easterly lighthouse. On the eastern side known to locals equally “the cape,” are ii beautiful betoken breaks together with some of the most perfect longboarding waves inwards the world, the Pass together with Watego's Lines. On the western side is an endless stretch of long beach breaks together with stunning headlands.
My friends hither are my identify unit of measurement together with nosotros are a connected grouping of surfers, artisans together with passionate humans. They locomote along to inspire me together with enrich my existence. My lady sliding friends together with I function on projects together, back upward each other’s creative journeys, passions, joys, together with strive to protect that which is precious to us, specially the ocean. Most lately Lauren Hill, Chrystal Fitzgerald, myself together with a grouping of dedicated together with brave local women produced The Vagina Monologues to heighten monies for an scheme called Assist Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Sista that provides homes together with rubber havens for women together with children who lead hold been subjected to domestic violence together with other highly traumatic situations. We raised $23K for them inwards 1 night! It was incredible!
I grew upward inwards a pocket-size town on the mid-north coast of New South Wales (NSW). I spent most of my before years until the historic menses of nigh 25 inwards the trip the calorie-free fantastic world. After completing a specialized BA inwards Dance/Drama at Deakin University inwards Melbourne, I was practicing classical ballet, contemporary dance, choreographing trip the calorie-free fantastic industrial plant together with trip the calorie-free fantastic modeling.
After living together with working overseas together with also inwards Melbourne, Victoria, I moved dorsum upward the coast to lead hold a quieter existence together with live closer to identify unit of measurement together with nature. In the North Coast of NSW, I worked inwards sales for a pocket-size boutique label together with and so furthered my studies at Tafe NSW inwards Fashion Design together with Technology. Having extensive skills inwards garment structure together with fittings, I became the gibe model for a local women’s surf brand. I continued to function at the create for a position out of years inwards sales, marketing together with administration.
Now I lead hold but ready a pocket-size fashion way called Prism together with volition live Seea’s Australian together with New Zealand representative. For me, the joy inwards creating relationships together with my dearest for beautifully constructed garments has led me to where I am now. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 deep passion together with dearest for the movement, together with beauty inwards life is e'er translated into my working environment.
|Photo past times Nathan Oldfield.|
How did you lot learn introduced to surfing?
I did non surf equally a kid equally my mum was a ballet teacher, so my career inwards the trip the calorie-free fantastic world! But, I had e'er loved together with lived close the sea fifty-fifty inwards the city, together with I experience similar I e'er knew that 1 twenty-four hr menses I would lead hold the lead a opportunity to connect to the body of body of water on a much deeper level. It was non until I moved to Byron Bay that I had my starting fourth dimension longboard hand-shaped together with hand-painted for me past times a friend that I began my journeying equally a surfer. Humbling together with precious, I volition never forget those starting fourth dimension few moments similar starting a novel relationship. I lastly got the lead a opportunity to trip the calorie-free fantastic upon the sea!
|Leana's gets create for a surf. Photo past times Nathan Oldfield.|
How is surfing component of your life?
The body of body of water together with surfing for lead hold locomote an innate component of my life. For all the things that the sea has taught me nigh myself together with shown me — I am steeped inwards gratitude. To live able to live completely connected together with nowadays is such an incredible gift. It is a sacred identify to be, but similar yoga.
[Like yoga,] there’s no outcome, there’s no 1 looking. There’s zip inwards it other than your ain human relationship together with reflection of fourth dimension that you lot lead hold alongside yourself. Just to live inwards the instant together with lead hold no expectations of the instant volition e'er break the path together with changes inwards your trunk or skills at some point. If you lot maintain doing something you lot tin solely incrementally improve. I mean value the joy is doing it without that expectation.
|Leana at 1 of her favorite betoken breaks. Photo past times Nathan Oldfield.|
What does surfing give to you?
Surfing has changed my life on so many levels. For me the sea is similar a big amazing mirror: she reflects you, so inwards that way it is a identify of healing, absolute joy, devotion together with respect. It allows you lot to live completely connected to nature together with the earth’s natural beat together with breath. Surfing is also actually truly FUN. I dearest riding a traditional log together with dearest the feeling of beingness inwards total trim, such an amazing feeling!
|Byron Bay sunrise.|
|The Hinterland inwards Byron Bay at dawn. Photo past times Nathan Oldfield.|
|Lennox Head, 1 of the famous surf breaks roughly Byron Bay, Australia.|
Why is Byron Bay special together with what are your favorite places?
I experience similar I alive inwards a component of the populace that has a existent beauty together with sacredness. Incredible nature, surf breaks, yoga, designers together with the most incredibly witting nutrient together with wellness community. So amazing together with I also portion my life alongside amazing friends.
The Pass (Palm Valley) at sunset would lead hold to live 1 of my most special places, a longboard moving ridge that peels forever together with a sunset that takes your breath away. My absolute favorite identify inwards the populace hither is a secret, hahahaha.
|Leana's outdoor office. Photo past times Nathan Oldfield|
|Welcome to the identify unit of measurement Leana! Photo past times Nathan Oldfield.|
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