This Is Me: Linda Schwerer

All you always wanted to know about ocean loving girls and how to make a label out of your passion...

Interview by Anna Langer

No matter how I felt before, as soon as I’m at or in the ocean everything is alright.

I love the feeling of freedom that the ocean gives and its expanse. No matter how I felt before, as soon as I’m at or in the ocean everything is alright. Everyday problems and stress are suddenly far away... I can kick back and just enjoy the sea.

For as long as I can remember, I loved spending holidays by the sea. Getting me out of the water was a tough task! I only started surfing in 2011 though, but took every opportunity to get to the beach since. Changing my job also allowed for a little time out and I made good use of that going surfing.

It was also a great chance to put some more dedication into Hi Oceanlovinggirls, our own little fashion label for and from ocean loving girls. My sister Franzi and I started the brand 2,5 years ago after one of our Portugal trips. We wanted to get some nice souvenirs and noticed how the choices in surf shops are mainly aimed at male customers. And since we didn’t want to by just any girls shirt, we left empty handed. Actually not quite, as we did bring home the idea to create a brand for women and girls, expressing our love for the ocean in a cool and stylish way. We started with hoodies and are even doing accessories now, like the Feel Good Capes for example. And we’re not running out of new ideas any time soon.... There’s still a bunch of stuff every ocean loving girl needs!

We wanted something to express our love for the ocean in a cool and stylish way

Surfing connects. And I have the feeling there has been a lot going on in the female surf community lately. There are so many blogs around the internet to exchange and communicate with other females. Just working with our brand we had the pleasure to meet some truly inspiring girls. And in the end, we all have the same heart, loving the ocean, no matter if boy or girl...

Listen to your heart and follow your dreams! That will save you from regretting anything later on and having the feeling you never lived your life. I don’t regret anything and wouldn’t change a bit, everything is always good and necessary for something.