It is with great excitement we announce the launch of our Salt Gypsy surfboard range!
Designed for the everyday female surfer, our three board models cover everything we need to suit our backyard beach & point breaks and everyday surf lifestyle. In combination, they make an epic quiver covering a range of surf conditions and abilities.
They look rad, surf really well, and our Salt Gypsy team has had heaps of fun mixing up our surf sessions on the different boards over the last year.
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A note from Danny...
I roadtested the boards on a very special trip home to New Zealand earlier this year where we lucked into good waves on both coasts. Roping in my Kiwi mates, Kelly Clarkson and Amber Jones, we stayed at Kelly's beautiful eco accomodation, The Huts, overlooking the renowned Shipwreck Bay headland.
With NZ in the peak of a scorching hot summer, a pumping east coast swell, a sick baby, my own raging sinus infection (*Disclaimer - I may sound weird on the video - soz!) and four days to get all the footage & photography required for our new range, this trip home was much-needed in so many ways.
First of all, I was reminded how EPIC it is going on a surf trip with your girlfriends: the exploring, the different surf checks, the figuring out where will be best on what tide and swell direction, what the wind is doing, the excitement of a long period groundswell hitting...and then finally scoring empty beaches in perfect conditions with only you and the girls out. Frothing.
My second reminder of taking time out to be in the ocean was very grounding. For the last two years I've worked almost everyday on growing & managing two businesses and one little human which hasn't left much time (or energy) to get in the surf. This trip reminded me of the importance of slowing down and being in the sea. Surfing has always been my meditation and if you're like me (work too much, don't surf enough) it's time to make this a priority again. And if you're not like me and surf heaps - good on you..make the most of it!
Finally, the generosity and love from my girls, Kelly and Amber, the surf aunty camaraderie, and the support from Kelly's family: Adam, Leah, Mike and grommies, Lennox & Juno - you guys are the bombdiggity! To see my friends riding our new board range and giving their feedback was awesome and humbling. What a team effort, thank you so much legends!!
It's good to look back sometimes to see how far you've come. I would never have thought back in 2012 when I first started making bespoke surf leggings and selling them through a blog and Facebook page that we would be here now: launching a women's board range specifically for everyday legend ladies like you and I. And here we are. Enjoy.
Founder, Salt Gypsy
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A really great team of people have been involved in bringing this range to life..
We have a thousand thank you's to: the awesome GSI crew who have collaborated in designing, making and breathing life into this range with us; Kelly & Adam and their wonderfully kind and generous family at The Huts for simply being the absolute gems of humans that they are (and you should totally go stay at their place - it's AH-MAZING); Amber - mi amiga, you are lit legit ledgehead and we love you you talented woman; and to Crumpy and Pagey - thank you so much for your creative talents, patience and working with us and our babies that hot week back in NZ!