Mar 20, 2017
In this episode, we head to the beautiful beaches of Bali,
Indonesia to talk to YASNYIAR BONNE GEA, a professional surfer who
currently is crowdfunding over at our favorite crowdfunding
platform MAKEACHAMP to raise funds for her upcoming competition
schedule as she aims for the Asia Champion Title.
She is a 5 Time Indonesian Women's Champion (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), and a 2 Time Asian Champion (2011, 2014).
What makes her story so fascinating is how she got to this point, in that Bonne was completely self-taught. She started surfing quite late in life (20-21), and she got herself to the point that she is now completely through hard work, trial and error, determination, and a love for being on the waves.
We talked about her journey to get where she is now, about surf
tourism in Indonesia, how surfing can be used for female
empowerment, the parallels that surfing have on normal life, and
you'll hear a touching story by her friend Lentera Lentaya (who
also is the second voice you hear translating in this episode)
talking about how she met Bonne and how amazing a person Bonne
You can contribute to Bonne's MAKEACHAMP campaign, and keep track of her news and social media (she does a lot of great videos) at the following links: