Danielle Black Lyons | Surfer and Co-Founder of Women's Surf Collective

 

Danielle is a surfer, artist, and the co-founder of a women's surf collective. She's lived in London, loves skating and skiing, and plans to retire in Portugal. Read on to find out more about this adventure girl!

How do you describe what you do?

I am a free surfer, co-founder of a women's surf collective @texturedwaves and artist

 

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

Check the surf report and paddle out after I drop my son off at school

 

Book that’s changed your life?

More than Enough by Elaine Welteroth. Every woman of color should read this book!

 

What’s your favourite way to move or get active? 

Surfing and skating are part of my regular routine

 

Which country have you traveled to that inspired you most?

I lived in London for four years (my husband is English and our son was born there) and we traveled around Europe a lot. Portugal definitely has a piece of my heart; delicious food and perfect waves. My husband and I dream about retiring there one day.

 

Tell us about an adventure that changed your life?

When I was 19 and a sophomore at University I studied history, drumming and dance in Ghana West Africa. It set me on a course for adventure and travel. I am super grateful to have had that experience.  

 

What do you do in your life as play?

I paint and do resin art. I also love hiking, dancing and downhill skiing

 

What’s an adventure you’re excited to take?

I'm going to Puerto Rico with my surf sisters in @texturedwaves this winter. It's my first time going to the island and I'm psyched!

 

Where can people find you?

IG: @salty.sol and @texturedwaves