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FIRST BASE X NO SHOES NO WORRIES

Meet Andy.
She’s the irreverent, effervescent surf babe behind
one of our favourite blogs, No Shoes No Worries.

To sum Andy is not possible, but we will try all the same.

She is like a Pina Colada on a stinking hot day… a glassy left with no one on it…
and hazy salt water hanging in the summer air.

In other words, she’s the girl you want to be or at least be best friends with.

We’ve labelled her the love child of Claudia Schiffer and
Elle MacPherson for obvious reasons…
the resemblance is actually uncanny.

We borrowed Andy for a few hours and took her off the beach
and onto an inner city rooftop and asked her to pose in our latest
gear and act warm when really it was freezing.

We also asked her all the hard-hitting questions so you could fall in love with her just like we have.

Enjoy

1. FULL NAME, AGE & OCCUPATION?

Andy Kovszun, 25,  Freelance Writer, Yoga Instructor, creator of No Shoes No Worries.

2. WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I grew up on a small island in the Caribbean, called St.Martin.
I spent most of my childhood there, then moved around between the U.S and Europe. I’ve called Australia home for the past 5 years.

3. WHY THE NAME “NO SHOES NO WORRIES”?

It’s from the Bob Marley song “No Woman No Cry” — I really don’t like shoes, when I moved from the island, St.Martin, to France where I had to go to uni, I started wearing shoes, and it would make me cry (well… sort of, I just found them really painful and missed digging my toes in the sand). I started the blog/instagram to keep my island vibes strong. 

Ultimately, No Shoes No Worries is a way of life. It brings together women who have a connection to the ocean and the mind-body-soul experience. It’s your feet on a surfboard, in the sand, on your yoga mat. It’s following your heart until you reach your wildest dreams and never giving up. It’s a rhythm, a lifestyle where women are encouraged to be happy, strong, and thrive in everything they set out to do.

4. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A YOGA TEACHER?

I’d been practicing since I was 15. I always had the lingering thought that I should do it, but it wasn’t until I moved to Australia that I really, really got into it. I was between uni degrees and looking for a sense of purpose.
I guess my decision was more from a personal standpoint. I loved the physical practice of yoga but I wanted to understand the philosophical and spiritual side more, and actually understand what was going on in my body.  The timing was perfect, so I dove right in and did my teacher training. I didn’t really expect it to unfold as it has, but it’s been the decision I’ve ever made.

5. FAV SURFING DESTINATION?

Sri Lanka and Cellito Beach, on the Central Coast. 

6. BIGGEST IRRATIONAL FEAR?

Oranges. Hate the smell, look, and texture. And maybe even the colour. It’s been my biggest irrational fear since I was a child. And I have no idea why. 

7. BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

“Fake it ’til you make it.”  and “Do something every day that brings you closer to your goal. Even if it’s just pinning an image on pinterest that inspires you or writing down a sentence. Consistency is key.”

8. 2018 GOALS?

Write more. Create More. Explore more. Oh, and get my drivers license.