Femi Team Profile ♥ Zuza Witych




  How did you start your freesking adventure?
I have been skiing since I was 3 years old but I grew up in the center of Poland, far away from the mountains so there was no chance to ride a lot. Once my friends showed me the video about freestyle skiing and I instantly have fallen in love. I asked my parents for my first twin-tip skis, and that's how it all started.

 Was it hard to start freesking?
Not at all. I was super motivated and excited to spend every day on snow, but besides that there were some small incoveniences like distance to the mountains, bruises and sometimes painfull crushes :)

 Does freesking is popular in your country?
Comparing to western Europe it’s still not so popular in Poland but it's getting bigger and bigger.

 What man- part of the snow community think about girls like you? Do you compete with each other?
I ride mostly with the guys, they are supporting me and I can always count on them when I'm learning new tricks, so I think there is no competition, they are all like older brothers to me.

 What would be your advice for the girls who want to start journey with freeski?
I would say that If they want to be freeskiers they should be brave and always try to push themselves everytime they get on the slope. At the same time they shouldn’t go too hard when they are not feeling confident to not hurt themselves.

 What does it mean to you? What do you owe to that sport?
In this point of my life freesking is the love of my life, so it means A LOT. Thanks to the sport I have now bunch of friends who share the same passion as me. I also appreciate travelling all over the world and seeing places I couldn’t see If I wouldn’t be a skier.

 If there would be now snowboard/ surfing/ kiteboarding,what would you do?

I’m addicted to adrenaline so I think I would be doing any other extreme sport. Back in the days when I was very little I was really into skateboarding, but when my parents saw me hitting concrete in front of my grandma’s house, they weren’t really happy about my passion.

 Sport is a great adventure, for sure. But also it is a really hard work. Have you ever regret that you chose that way of life?
Never! There are so many great things about that lifestyle, but there are sometimes hard moments for example when you are injured, for me the hardest one was when I had some serious problems with my spine and my doctor said that it is not sure If I’ll be able to continue riding or doing any other sports in the future. Hopefully I’m still here and I’m not going anywhere :)

 What is your best memory from your sport adventure/trip?
Almost every trip is awesome thanks to great crew I'm riding with. I would say that one of the best memories I’ve ever had was my trip to Vars (France) last season, We had perfect park conditions, perfect shaped kickers, we did some very nice shooting and filming with the best homies ever.

 What are your luggage essentials?
All I need is toothbrush, skipass and all my Femi hoodies, because I always have problems which one should I choose so I take them all, oh and a pair of skis. :)

 What do you do in your free time between your trips and trainings? Do you even have time for some social or family life?
Winter is always very busy, but I can still find some time for studying and visiting my home town to hang out with my family. Most of my friends are skiers or snowboarders so it’s not that hard to keep in touch during the season.

 What do you love the most about Femi Pleasure stuff/brand?
Femi Pleasure brand was made by girls who exactly knows what girl like me needs, all the products are super comfy and cool at the same time. I am really happy to ride for a brand which makes all the stuff with love. :) 







Femi Team Profile ♥ Agnieszka Rusin


♥  How did you start your snowboarding adventure?
I've always tried to do what my older brother had done – and some day he tried snowboarding. So I begged my parents to let me learn too – and I started the following year.

♥  Was it hard to start snowboarding?
It was Poland in 1998, so it was hard to find boards, boots etc. and some resorts didn't even allow snowboarders. But it was definitely more fun than skiing so I have stuck to snowboarding until today.

♥  Is snowboarding popular in your country?
It used to be popular for couple of years, but after few bad winters I can see that surfing is more in fashion nowadays.

♥  What man- part of the snow community think about girls like you? Do you compete with each other?
Especially in the beginning, there wasn't much support for the girls. It still happens that you go to an event and you are not allowed to ride just because you are a girl.

♥  What would be your advice for the girls who want to start journey with snowboard?
Bend your knees! Don't go to the park or backcountry unless you are supercomfortable on the slope.

♥  What does it mean for you? What do you owe to that sport?
Few years full of memories that I will never forget.

♥  If there would be no snowboard,what would you do?
Probably I would have started surfing earlier!

♥  Sport is a great adventure, for sure. But also it is a really hard work. Have you ever regretted that you chose that way of life?
I have had three knee surgeries and spent almost 3 years in physiotherapy, so of course there were times I did. But generally I don't.

♥  What is your best memory from your sport adventure/trip?
I had a couple of unforgettable trips, like New Zealand, Finland and Colorado, but also those random days just riding with friends. These perfect winter days, when you are in the mountains covered with snow that sparkles in the sun, that crunches under feet and you meet up with your friends (or sister;) ) to take a lift up and shred the whole day together!

♥  What are your luggage essentials?
I usually wear a longer hoodie (check out the BKR hoodie designed with cooperation of my sister!) and leggins when I travel. I always pack a set of gym/ running clothing and shoes and a bikini . If it is a snowboard trip, I always pack few sets of first layers (I love the Dani&Jani in norwegian print) that keep me dry, warm and comfy while riding and a thermos with mint green tea.

♥  What do you do in your free time between your trips and trainings? Do you even have time for some social or family life?
It's hard to balance snowboarding with studying or working and still have time for family and friends, but it's doable!

♥  What do you love the most about Femi Pleasure stuff?
The cream fudge!!! I really like that all keep my warm in winter and beautiful bikinis in summer! 




Femi Team Profile ♥ Kasia Rusin

fot. Mateusz Kamiński


♥ How did you start your snowboarding adventure?
There is no crazy story about it actually. I got my first snowboard as a gift, spent few hours on the slope in Zakopane learning how to ride it and totally fell in love !

♥ Was it hard to start snowboarding/surfing/ kiteboarding?
Lots of bruises, broken arms and wrists... but it was totally worth it.

♥ Is snowboarding popular in your country?
I think it is. There are a lot of people who are snowboarding and many just interested in the sport. I guess people like the vibe and atmosphere around snowboarding, it's loose and fun, not many sports have that.

♥ What man- part of the snow community think about girls like you? Do you compete with each other?
Compete? Nope! Never! I love riding with guys, because it's when I progress the most. Specially with my brother, but that's different story :) And what they think of girls like me? Hmm, I guess you should ask them!

♥ What would be your advice for the girls who want to start journey with snowboard/ surf/ kite?
Just do it! Whether it's your first day on slope or you're trying new tricks in park, I say don't think about it to much, just focus and do it! It may not work out first time you try, but then it just gets easier! Oh, and remember to always ride with some cool, positive people. It's all about the vibe!

♥ What does it mean for you? What do you owe to that sport?
Wow, that's a huge question! I've spent literally half of my life snowboarding, it's my greatest passion and there is so much I owe to that sport... my first love, best friends, traveling experience, parties...

♥ If there would be no snowboard, what would you do?
I've got no idea. I love sports in general, so maybe a rally driver or a skier...

♥ Sport is a great adventure, for sure. But also it is a really hard work. Have you ever regret that you chose that way of life?
This thought comes to me from time to time...When it's Christmas and I can't be home with my family, because I'm out there somewhere competing, or when I'm stressed, because there are problems or fights in our federation, or when I hit my head for a twentieth time and have a concussion... it's okey to have these feelings, it means I can think straight and I'm not being foolish. I think the hardest part of being an athlete (whatever sport you choose) is to overcome the stress and be able control your mind.

♥ What is your best memory from your sport adventure/trip?
Wow! There are so many! I don't really think it's a good place to share the best one, cause it's... let's say not appropriate and involves a party :) I have good memories from almost every trip I do!

♥ What are your luggage essentials?
Funny, but first thing that always goes to my bag is bikini! There is always a chance to go swimming somewhere or use the hot tub after a long day of snowboarding. Then (besides my snb gear) I pack a femi hoodie, anon sunglasses, suncream, iphone, good book, earphones and a lipstick.

♥ What do you do in your free time between your trips and trainings? Do you even have time for some social or family life?
Actually I don't, but the more busy my calendar is, the more organized I am. My family and best friends are really important to me, so I always try to spend as much time as possible with them. When I have some time for myself I like designing graphics, drawing, longboarding, bungee jumping, traveling... just enjoying life!

♥ What do you love the most about Femi Pleasure stuff/brand?

I think the way Femi changes the slope. I mean when I see a lot of girls wearing Femi hoodies (like on Pink Jam) the whole park seems more colorful and happy :)








Femi team profile ♥ Kasia Lange


Girls, we are proud to introduce new posts series into Femi blog: Femi team profiles. Each week we will introduce you to one of our amazing teamriders. These girls are always inspiration for us and their lifestyle represent the essence of Femi Pleasure - freedom, non-conformist choices, struggle for perfection and overcoming challenges, often in a very male dominated world of extreme sports. 
If you're curious how they have become kitesurfers/ snowboarders or freeskiers - now youe have a chance to get to know them 
Today, first team profile - Katarzyna Lange!

♥ How did you start your kitesurfing adventure?

It all started with falling in love 6 years ago… My boyfriend is an kiteboarding instructor and I visited him once when he was working in Egypt. One day he showed me how to fly a kite, on second day I got a board and immediately started riding! It took me 3 hours to become independent. From that time I was learning pretty fast.

♥ Was it hard to start kitesurfing?
Not at all. I had it in my veins.

♥ Is kitesurfing popular in your country?
It’s super popular in Poland,  we have a great kiteboarding spot at polish seaside, and polish kiteboarder girls are ripping it around the world,  one even having a world champion title!

♥ What man- part of the kite community think about girls like you? Do you compete with each other?
It depends, but many of them are very supportive seeing that us girls can also push it hard and extend our limits, especially lately. There’s still a difference in between kiteboarding level of man and woman, but girls ride with much more power now than few years ago, and we gain a lot by riding together with guys.

♥ What would be your advice for the girls who want to start journey with kite?
Go for it ! You don’t need a lot of preparations, if you feel fit, ride a bike, swim, or jog it’s enough, just book a course and you’ll learn fast and safe.

♥ What does it mean for you? What do you owe to that sport?
First of all I just love what I do! Every training is fun, learning new tricks is a challenge and it’s amazing feeling when you finally make it. Kiteboarding is part of my life, my passion and my job. I can’t imagine life without kite !

♥ If there would be no kiteboarding,what would you do?
Not good. I would definitely surf.

♥ Sport is a great adventure, for sure. But also it is a really hard work. Have you ever regret that you chose that way of life?
No, it’s worth every moment.

♥ What is your best memory from your sport adventure/trip?
Oh there’s so many.. I travel a lot, visit beautiful places, meet lots of happy people, have lots of funny stories.. Maybe if I have to choose one I will always remember my first steps, cause this is how it all began, first splash under my board and the amazing feeling at that moment.

♥ What are your luggage essentials?
Except of gear - my little makeup kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, laptop, spare screws, comfy cloths.

♥ What do you do in your free time between your trips and trainings? Do you even have time for some social or family life?
Rarely, but when I do I always go home to spend time with my family. I love my home, I have big family and it’s growing bigger now, so it’s always fun !

♥ What do you love the most about Femi Pleasure stuff/brand?
They know exactly what girls love ! Having new ideas all the time they find my way of wearing clothes, not only as an athlete but also as a girl, they’re cute, comfy and original.






Femi Surf Trip & Van Life by Natasza


"After I bought van called Bob I decided to spend summer in Europe. But even tho I come to European coast since 5 years so I know that summer time is the worst time when it comes to finding good waves, I didn't expect it would be as bad as it is this year. I have been on the road since June and made it to southern Portugal. 

Now I'm enjoying last weeks of summer surfing super turbos. The waves are amazing! 28 th of September I am flying to Island for 2,5 week long cold, or freezing cold water surf trip. We will be driving around the whole island and searching for brakes. I am super exited and also happy that there may be cool footage out if it cause we have photographer with us. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I don't freeze my ass off. Love challenges like this :)

Here comes some van life pictures  kisses and hugs"
Natasza    









FEMI PLEASURE SURF FESTIVAL 2014


Surfing on the Baltic? Yes, that’s possible! Second edition of "FEMI PLEASURE SURF Festival" connected with the Polish Women Surfing Championships "FEMI PLEASURE ENGLISH GIRLS SURF CHAMPS" is a proof J The event taking place in mid-August of this year, gathered crowds of surfers and their families. On this day, everyone could attend free surf training. Anyone could try their hand at surf, SUP, skimboard, bodyboard and trickboard. In addition, there were lectures taught by the best Polish surfers and shows on the professional circuit for skimboard, where everyone could swim under the supervision of instructors. Sunbathers played frisbee, bulle and other fun beach games. Tucking into delicious ice cream, cookies and fruit salad. The music was taken care by most recognizable DJ around the Polish coast - DJ Boogie, supported by the announcer of the festival - CNE.


In addition to the idyllic family picnic atmosphere that accompanied the "FEMI PLEASURE SURF FESTIVAL" there were also great sport excitements thanks to Polish Women Surfing Championships "FEMI PLEASURE GIRLS SURF CHAMPS". 10 girls stood to compete in this challenging contest. Baltic waves were really demanding and very strong current forced girls to paddle. In eliminations there were three 4 people heats, in which Agnieszka Pietrasik turned out to be the best. However, In the finals, won her sister, twelve year old Jula Pietrasik, second was Agnieszka Piotrowska right before Asia Domańska, who was third. Decoration of three best players, was held immediately after the event, on the beach. Thanks to numerous sponsors awards were really spectacular. The proper conduct of competitive sport was supervised by experts and judges from the Polish Association of Surfing. After a day of great sport emotions, evening part of the festival began. In the summer cinema at the campsite Solar show with films about surfing was held. Screening of "El Sueño" was preceded by Polish premiere of the film "Strange Rumblings in Shangri-La". After the screening of films after party at the restaurant began at the main square of Camping Solar, which lasted until morning.
























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