“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” (Joseph Goldstein)

HellO, WOrld!

There are three weeks since I came back from my first Surf Camp, organized in the sunny and summerish Tenerife. And I still don’t have enough words to describe the feeling that I had when I went in the ocean for the first time, dressed in the streched neoprene suit, ready to fight with the waves. And because I’m so speechless, I prefer to share with you the pictures I made in a fabulous day on the beach of El Medano. A picture is worth a thousand words, and you will find so many bellow. Enjoy!


I’m sure that you saw already the latest video made by Buz Luhrmann for Chanel No.5, and you’ve noticed that the amazing Gisele Bundchen is playing with a surfboard. A surfing scene in a Chanel No.5 video? Well, the idea for the surfing scene came to Luhrmann years ago: “It was ten years ago, and we were with Karl in Biarritz,” he remembers. And if it seems weird to you that there’s surfing in a Chanel No. 5 ad, that’s the point. 
“I wanted to include something that was the last thing you’d associate with Chanel,” said Luhrmann.



But is not the first time when Chanel is using surfers in his videos, because, if you remember, we had some amazing shots for Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, a video directed by another Oscar winner – Kathryn Bigelow, with Danny Fuller in leading role.
So, what is this obsession with surfing? 
Well, surfing it’s about freedom. And about keeping balance on the waves and in life. ” It’s not only about catching a wave, but the natural energy of the universe and feeling it’s power. In this total comunion with the sea you can understand nature” said Tibi, one of the leaders of SUPAcademy Romania. I’ve learned something about those things in Tenerife, in the surf camp organized by my friends from SUPAcademy. And now I’m addicted. 
And I can’t wait for the next surf camp. If you wanna join us and discover the amazing feeling given by the surfing of the waves, check the Facebook page of SUPAcademy Romania and you will find more about the next Surf Camp. I only tell you this: It will be in Peru! 

See you there!


Photography:  SUPAcademy, Mihai Paraschiv, Ovidiu Muresanu, Chanel
Hair Style: Robert Both Studio  

HellO, WOrld!

Sunt trei saptamani deja de cand m-am intors din prima mea tabara de surf, organizata in insoritul Tenerife. Si inca nu am suficiente cuvinte sa descriu sentimentul pe care l-am avut cand am intrat pentru prima data in ocean, imbracat in stramtul si incomodul costum de neopren, pentru a ma lupta cu valurile. Si pentru ca tot nu-mi gasesc cuvintele, am sa las sa vorbeasca fotografiile in locul meu, pentru ca, nu-i asa, o fotografie face cat o mie de cuvinte. Iar pentru voi am pregatit multe fotografii.

Anyway, sunt sigur ca nu aveati cum sa ratati pana acum spotul realizat de Buz Luhrmann pentru celebrul parfum Chanel No.5. si sper ca ati remarcat secvantele in care splendida Gisele Bundchen se joaca cu o placa de surf. Chiar asa, o placa de surf intr-un spot Chanel No.5? Insa ideea asta i-a venit lui Luhrmann cu ani in urma, sau cel putin asa declara el: “se intampla acum 10 ani, cand eram impreuna cu Karl Lagerfeld in Biarritz.” Si daca vi se pare ciudat sa apara secvente de surf intr-un clip la Chanel No.5 , tocmai asta a fost ideea: “Am vrut sa includ in spot ceva ce nu ar fi fost niciodata asociat cu Chanel”, spune Buz Luhrmann. 

Si totusi, nu este pentru prima data cand Chanel se foloseste de surf in clipurile sale, pentru ca, de curand, in spotul pentru Allure Home Sport Extreme, il vedem pe Danny Fuller facand surf in secventele regizate de alta castigatotoare a premiului Oscar: Kathryn Bigelow. 

Dar ce e cu toata obsesia asta pentru surf?

Well, surfingul este despre libertate. Si despre ati mentine cat mai bine echilibrul pe valuri, dar si in viata. “Insa nu este doar despre a prinde valul, ci despre a simti energia intregului univers. Iar in aceasta totala comuniune cu marea, poti sa intelegi mai bine natura”, spune Tibi, unul din liderii SUPAcademy Romania. Iar eu am inceput sa invat cate ceva despre aceste lucruri, in tabara de surf organizata de prietenii mei de la SUPAcademy. Si recunosc ca am devenit dependent. 
Asa ca abia astept urmatorul Surf Camp! Iar daca vreti si voi sa veniti si sa descoperiti minunatul sentiment pe care il ai in momentul in care plutesti pe valuri cu placa de surf, intra pe pagina de Facebook a SUPAcademy Romania si o sa aflati mai multe detalii. 

Se pleaca pe 1 Noiembrie si va fi sigur o super aventura. Despre costuri, cazare si program aflati mai multe pe pagina evenimentului, AICI

Ne vedem acolo!