By Maria Nilsson


Growing up as a kid in the 1990's was particularly sweet. Bubble'o'bills and warheads, a wardrobe comprised of Bad Girl and Piping Hot and playing snake on your mums Nokia 3315 or Donkey Kong on the Nintendo 64. Without the constant influence of the internet at our fingertips, the biggest issue we had to face was trying to kick a sibling off the landline phone to call our bestie and getting through to their parents and having to use your polite phone voice "Hello Alice, is Emily free to talk?" to then discuss the biggest issues in the playground that day.   As tough as it seemed at the time, life was pretty simple.  Another one of the greatest things about being a kid in the 90's is the familiarity of Disney films, and now being an adult to see them being remade, like The Jungle Book which came out a few years ago, or Aladdin which is at the cinema now. It is crazy how well ingrained some of those songs are, some how all of the words just come flooding back. 
This week, we bring to you some tunes from the biggest Disney advocate we know, Paris Bradfield. A friend of Atmosea from the beginning it has been a pleasure to watch her follow her calling as a teacher, and we are guessing this is primarily so she can be surrounded by Disney, forever. 
 Paris is truely one of a kind, an eternal grom who will always block her nose when she is about go underwater, even if it is from a gnarly wipeout (a reflex that is so incredibly strong!) with the loudest voice and most caring heart. Living on the other side of the world, we miss her and her wild ways, but are so proud to see her truely living a life of endless adventure. It seems that at the moment each week Paris is waking up in a different country! 
Unfortunately this playlist doesn't include any of the guilty pleasure Disney singalongs, but if this is what the people want, we are sure Paris won't mind putting that playlist together for us too. 
We hope you enjoy these tracks over the weekend and find some fun waves out there!

  • Describe to us your dream day:
  • My dream day is pretty simple. It could happen any day of the year, it could be anywhere in the world and with any of my wonderful friends.

    Naturally waking up with the sun and jump out of bed to surf some super clean, fast two foot peelers by myself until I can’t move my arms anymore.

    Next, coffee with mates then surf again. I would only get out of the surf when I was hungry so sushi and beers for lunch.

    After that, surf until sunset with everyone and anyone while the sun sets. I know I will be one of the last people to get out of the water. There’s nothing that compares to surfing through the sunset and into the darkness of night.

    Finishing off my day with a pot luck or dinner party with mates and tucked into bed by 9pm (always)!


  • Social/Environmental issue that hits closest to home?
  • PLASTIC! I will do anything to avoid using excess plastic. Last night I ate birthday cake out of my hand just so I didn’t use a plastic fork and plate!

    I live in a country where everything is ‘EXTRA’. If you’re not careful you will get a plastic bag to put your plastic bag in! I have shopped at the same two supermarkets for 18 months now the cashiers still look baffled when I carry 5-10 items with my hands rather than a plastic bag. I just hope the person in the line behind sees me and thinks about whether they really need a bag.


  • Staple healthy meal you like to make?
  • Banana and blueberry protein pancakes! So easy, so fast, so yum.


  • Favourite surf memory?
  • Every time I surf in a new country or a new break is a favourite memory. It reminds me how lucky I am to live the life I live!


  • If you could only wear one colour for the rest of your life, what colour?
  • Black. I don’t even have to think about it.


  • What board are you currently riding?
  • I have a 7’2 Vouch Rolled Vee that I will ride until it breaks into pieces.

    It has flown of the roof of my car.

    It has been scraped along the road while riding a motorbike.

    It has been lost at the airport.

    It is ALWAYS covered in duct tape!

    Atheistically it is destroyed but I have never felt a love like this before. It is actually in the repair shop as I type this.


  • Read any good books lately?
  • Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.

    I am obsessed with anything to do with Pakistan at the moment.

    It is about an American mountaineer that begins building schools in remote Pakistan and Afghanistan during the 1990s. There is a bit of controversy about how truthful his story is but who doesn’t love to exaggerate?


  • Travel Plans?
  • Working as a teacher in the Middle East means I am lucky enough to travel AT LEAST three times a year! I have booked Czech, Germany and Iceland for next month. There is a long weekend coming up before that so I am thinking Azerbaijan, Turkey or Jordan. I am a different airport every couple of months and again these things remind me how grateful I am for this lifestyle.


  • What do you often ponder when you are in the car by yourself?
  • Absolutely nothing. I am usually singing so loud there is so space for any other thoughts in my head. This playlist is called ‘head noddin, wheel tappin’ because that’s how I dance in the car!


  • Life Motto?
  • “Get it done.” If you want something done don’t just sit back and hope that someone else is going to do it. The only person that can change your life is you so get it done!

    atmosea atmosea atmosea atmosea atmosea

    Words: Molly Oneill