By Maria Nilsson


This week has seen some interesting articles floating around on the internet about some of the women who we often share waves and smiles with.  We just want to take another minute to remind ourselves that we are here to support each other and lift each other up. That is what Atmosea is all about. We all have the power of the internet at our fingertips, and with that comes the ability to make statements or start conversations, and be exposed to a wide range of people living different lives. We love sharing the small joys of our lives to continue to encourage the growth of our positive community. Like Jimini Cricket shared with us, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all'. This week we bring you a killer playlist from one of the most bubbly, fun and warm women we know. Ash Schumann truly lives a life celebrating all of the moments that make your heart sing. Oozing with talent and sunshine, we feel so lucky to have her as part of the Atmosea community. This playlist makes you feel oh so good, like there are no worries in the world except for having a really lovely day in the sunshine with your favourite people. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Describe to us your ultimate dream day… 

Camping at Crescent Head with the fam in Autumn with our dogs and perfect waves on the point all day, eating too many avocados, fruit and bakery treats and being so surfed out that I get tipsy off of one beer at the country club hehe

Read any good books lately?

I’m reading Just Kids by Patti Smith (again) 

Favourite surf memory? 

Surfing until it was pitch black out at The Pass years ago, with all my favourite people in the middle of summer, it was a perfect sunset and the waves were taking us all the way to Clarke’s and I remember getting to our cars and being in fits of laughter bouncing up and down because we were all so deliriously happy 

Do you have any irrational fears or phobias? 


What is an environmental or social issue that hits close to home? 

Plastic is a big one for me, avoiding single use plastics and waste when it’s not necessary. We are pretty privileged in Australia to be educated on the horrific effects plastic has on our environment we are taught how to recycle and we are lucky enough to be given opportunities everyday to reduce our footprint. 

If you could learn a new skill, what would it be and why? 

Pull an air hahah I just googled how to rip and do an Ariel on my surfboard 

You only get to wear one colour for the rest of your life, what colour is it? 


Staple healthy meal? 

I like making homemade sushi with brown rice, sweet potato and avocado with tamarin

When was the last time you laughed so hard you nearly wee’d your pants? 

Hahahaha ‘nearly’? I did wet my pants laughing so hard because my friend was chasing me in Cairns airport and it was a mix of being terrified and hysterically laughing 

Ash’s life motto? 

Be kind be gentle & give away your smiles for free 

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Film Photos & Words: Molly Oneill

Other Photos: Saskia Koerner