Leah Dawson - Filmmaker, Writer, Activist

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Leah Dawson

Lives in: North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

Home Breaks: Rocky Point, Sunset, Lani’s.

Seea Quiver: “My favorite suit is the Gaviotas suit because I feel elegant in the water, like I’m always winning the ‘best dressed’ award, which never happens on land!  But besides the beauty of the suit the functionality allows me to surf in any wave, without worrying that my suit will fall off. I love the neoprene over the body, and the rash guard arms because I believe that covering up is the best sun protection we can give ourselves. Stay warm, keep your skin healthy, and feel beautiful, that’s why I love the Gaviotas.”

Passions: Surfing, playing music, filmmaking, writing, practicing yoga, practicing bodywork. "I am pursuing a dream to positively impact the world around me. Our global environment is screaming out for help.  We live in a time when awareness is critical, and change is mandatory. I feel responsible to be an agent for that change.”

Surf Rituals: “My surf routine changes all the time but the two things that always remain consistent is that I have to drink water and I have to stretch before I surf. The few times I have gotten injured, I've forgotten to stretch before I paddled out and so I've made a commitment to myself to always use the time right before I surf to unite myself with the ocean, ask for permission, and get my body in tuned with the water in front of me. I love putting my feet in the sand and doing a series of five stretches or so that warm my shoulders, hips, knees up.  But more so it connects my soul to the ocean and gets me ready for the dance. 

If I'm home at the henhouse with my roommates we have a surf routine of always dancing in our living room before we go surfing. It's our way to get our spirit ready for the ocean; to unite ourselves and our sisterhood. It always reminds us that surfing is our celebration.”

Click HERE to go to Leah Dawson's Full Q&A Interview!

Click HERE to follow along with Leah's travels on the Seeababes Blog!

 

Leah in the Zuma Surf Suit. Photo by Doug Falter.
 

Leah in the Zuma Surf Suit. Photo by Doug Falter.

Leah in the Gaviotas Surf Suit. Photo by Maria Fernanda.

Leah in the Zuma Surf Suit. Photo by Doug Falter.

Leah in the Gaviotas Surf Suit. Photo by Doug Falter.

Leah in the Gaviotas Surf Suit. Photo by Doug Falter.

 


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