By Maria Nilsson


These Fridays just seem to keep rolling around faster and faster. Is it because time speeds up the older we get? Or are we just filling our days with so much goodness that it just feels like it is flying by?  I guess it is always going to keep ticking along; and it is a damn good thing that even though time doesn't stop, the memories we make with this time last forever.
This week we are sharing with you a playlist curated by Maddie, and boy-oh-boy it is a beauty! It sends you down a dreamy, sepia toned drive along a dirt road in a cute old car with boards on the roof and mates in the back, reaching an untouched point break. Speaking of which, we are currently away enjoying a perfect little right hand point break with some of the Atmosea team to celebrate her 30th rotation around the sun.

A woman of many talents, but we love seeing Maddie shine while she is in the water. Queen of the Pass, Mads sure can hold her own in the packed line-up. With style and grace that the rest of us dream of having, its always fun seeing her make sections that are some-what unbelievable! We are also in awe of the beautiful transition Maddie has made into motherhood and are excited to watch little boy Blue grow up surrounded by so much beauty and incredible quality of life. 
We hope you enjoy listening to this play list as much as we have, it sure is tasty. 
Describe to us your ultimate dream day 

Wake up with the sun, slow mornings with coffee and pancakes, late morning beach surf sesh, home for more delish food, definitely an arvo nap followed by a cruisy afternoon at home on the farm.

If you could be any animal, what would you be?

I’m pretty into whales right now! I find them so mystical. 

Favourite surfing memory?

 Ahh so many!! Had a fair few fun special times in Indonesia and an epic French summer a few years ago! If I had to pick one it would probably be at home surfing the pass on dusk in summer with all the girls. 

How do you measure success?

For me success is happiness! Life is so short and my aim is to live a healthy life, doing what I love and surrounding myself with amazing people! 

Any irrational fears or phobias?

I’m weirdly really scared on moths.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you spend that extra time doing?

Probably sleep haha, I loveeee my sleep, always have. 

What is a skill you would like to learn, and why?

I got a banjo for my birthday last year and I really need to find the time to learn. 

Staple healthy meal?

Love me any sort of bowl of goodness, greens from the garden, egg, tempeh, avo, sweet potato! yum 

What is Maddies life motto?

I believe everything happens for a reason.

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