Black Spell are pleased to announce the latest addition to our team of athletes, Allannah Brown.
Allannah spends most of her time travelling, surfing and snowboarding her way around the world. As an awesome surfer and great teacher, we couldn’t be happier to be associated with her!
We spoke to Allannah at the weekend to see what she was up to, you’ll find our full Q + A with her below.
Get to know Allannah – Q & A
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Friends call me Allan, I was born in the tropics of England, growing up in a small surf town called Newquay.
I was obese as a child and bullied through school. I always had music to help me get through, but when I was 13 I discovered surfing and it changed my life. Finally, I had an outlet where I could be myself, in a place with my own thoughts, where I wasn’t scrutinised or judged, I could just be me!
I used to compete on the UK pro tour. I had some good results but slowly started spending less time in the UK and soon the numbers just didn’t matter anymore. I ended all the sponsorships that made me feel like I was selling myself and i started to put all of my energy into travelling.
I’ve now been a surf instructor for 10 years, working and surfing my way around the world.
Where in the world are you now?
I’m currently in Indonesia.
How long have you been surfing?
14 years, which is half of my life now!
You recently spent some time in the mountains and away from the ocean. How was that?
It was terrifying! – the longest I had been away from the sea for was just 4 weeks. But a few years previous i went snowboarding for the first time and i knew i had to commit to spending some decent time in the mountains. And the risk paid off! (don’t tell my surfboard)
Where’s your favourite place you have surfed?
Sumatra, Indonesia, but im not saying exactly where… Haha
What’s on the cards for the rest of this year?
I will be flying back to the UK for Download Festival in June and then from the start of July into 2020:
France – 4 months
California – 5 weeks
Morocco – 1 month
Indonesia – 2 months
Costa rica – 1 month
And then i have no idea!
Favourite Black Spell design?
They are all rad, but it would have to be the black and red Logo SS Tee.
Logo SS Tee | Black
Where’s on your bucket list to travel to in the future?
Taiwan, Peru, New Zealand and the Maldives for surf, then Canada & Japan for snow! Think i better start saving haha