Meet Maria Nilsson, everyday lady ocean dweller and owner of Byron Bay lifestyle brand - Atmosea
Hi Maria, we love your awesome Byron Bay surf brand for women so it's super exciting to have you as a guest on our Blog. Firstly, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I am a designer, artist, curator and surfer living in Byron Bay. I’m originally from Sweden, and I moved to sunny Australia 2007 where I fell in love with the quirky & weird down under style of life. I've studied design, art, print making and textile/ fashion design and have a wetsuit brand called Atmosea, based in Byron. I also work as a designer for The Bare Road & Children of the Tribe. On my down time I like to hang out with my gurfs (girl surfer) and gurf dog – Gurfy.
And your surf wear label Atmosea?
Atmosea is not only a wetsuit brand. It is a lifestyle concept.
Atmosea is an invitation for every woman to celebrate freedom, inclusivity and community. We wear our armor as a message of power and pride in liberating ourselves from expectations and intimidation. Atmosea is more than sheathing you with comfort, practicality and flair. It is a culture that allows people to harbor their differences, creating a nurturing and accepting environment for female surfers across the globe. We are empowered women to empower other women as these wetsuits connect us towards a more progressive and all-encompassing surfing community.
When and how did you first learn to Surf?
What are you most passionate about?
Congratulations on becoming a Mama for the first time (very soon). How do you imagine life will be once your new babe arrives?
Life in nature. Time without a watch around the wrist. Days should be all about hanging out with the new little creature and my husband, dog and friends. Sitting under a Pandanus tree breastfeeding with sand between my toes.
Do you think your Frog Orange Wetsuit Baby Carrier will help you continue your outdoor lifestyle?
I am looking forward to going on many adventures with my new baby, so the Frog Orange Wetsuit Baby Carrier will help me get around in the water. Plus as a frog is known to have a really good eye sight, I'll be able to see in all directions. :)