Surf trip with Mawa

There is something Femi girls like the most... GOOD SURF :) Our friend Mawa recently took a surf trip and she's shareing some great moments and tips with us 

My friend has just booked a surf trip to Sri Lanka. After a busy season of work, she claims to be very unfit and, in particular, very surf unfit. Having watched me prepare over the last 5 months for my trip, she reckons she'll follow in my foot steps.
Our trip consisted of two parts - the first was the Mentawai islands and the second was South Sumatra which we were expecting to be far more mellow. It was the first part that I had heard stories about and that scared me the most! The Mentawais are a chain of islands in the north west of Indonesia, about 170km off the coast of West Sumatra. The waves in the Mentawais often break on shallow reef and are notorious for punishing even the best of surfers. But at the same time they reward you with epic barrels and perfect big surf.
I had no intention of getting there unprepared. I wanted to make the most out of this trip - mainly just to come out alive. And if I could rip some waves along the way, that would be an added bonus!
We stayed on a very secluded island with only 4 chalets for guests. The island was everything you would expect from tropical paradise - it even had a pet monkey!

The monkey, Beaker, hitching a ride.

Our island...

All my preparation definitely set me in good stead. We had an incredible time surfing the Mentawais and in the end, it was the South Sumatran reef that proved more lethal!

My advice:
Get in the water as often as you can. Whether it's to surf small shitty waves, a crowded line up or swimming laps in the pool. Each and every one of those moments will provide you with the experience you'll need.
Don't get discouraged. A wave might wipe you up and drag your butt all the way back to the beach. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, cough up any water you may have swallowed and head straight back out there. Even the pros get wiped out sometimes.
Smile while you do all of the above. Because it makes every moment better.

Press day | RAW DAY premiere

When it's middle of June you might think there is still A LOT of time until Fall comes. Well, in fashion world it's not. In fact is high time the press gets to know the collection. For that very reason we shared our Fall Winter 2015/2016 collection with fashion experts - the press. The event was deliciously accompanied by premiere of our first, super tasty, healthy food corner - RAW DAY.
For a little sneak peek, check out some photos :)

Sixty eight hundred miles to the Sun.

Sixty eight hundred miles to the Sun. from Szymon Pawlik on Vimeo.

6800 miles - it's a distance from Poland to Indonesia. Seems like far far away, yet there is no distance long enough for those who endevour on a journey to find their heart's desire. It's a story that starts with the feeling of loss, sadness and loneliness. A travel to distant place, new world, one you take to forget about the past. An escape, that seems impossible at the beginning, yet turns out to be a kick start of a new life. A discovery and adventure bringing piece, hope and pure happiness. Sometimes you need to travel 6800 miles to get back to your true self.
Written and directed by: Szymon Pawlik
Director of photography: Maciek Sobieraj
Model: Anna Marcinek
Producers: Anita Nawarkiewicz, Kamila Nawarkiewicz
Edit: Izabela Pająk
Music: Piotr Krygier DU:IT
Camera assistant: Robert Frodo Domański
Color grading: Piotr Sasim
Sound design: Błażej Kafarski
Copy and voice: Joanna Biernacka
Online: Robert Bielecki
Graphic: Agata Mikulska
Mix/Mastering: Michał Skorulski
Postproduction house: Platige Image
Equipment: Magic Light
Sound studio: Genetix
Special thanks for your love and support:
Anna Staszyńska
Anna Domańska
Piotr Sikora
Janusz Włodarski
Beata Pych
Magdalena Machalica
Slawomir Jurasz