Beauty secrets of a kiting publisher
We caught up with Marina Chang, owner and publisher of The Kiteboarder Magazine. An Australian citizen but residing in California she shares her passion for the sport, beach beauty secrets and what gets her up in the morning. We are also surprised to hear that when at high school, she was a a pearl diver at Japanese village in Sea World.
What inspires you? The stoke of a new kiter, the satisfaction of finally landing a new move or acquiring a new skill, the community coming together for a cause, random acts of kindness.
What gets you out of bed in the morning? My seemingly bottomless to do list, a good forecast.
Top sun cream? Elemental Herb organic zinc sunscreen. It goes on clear, dries in seconds and lasts a couple of hours.
Hair care secret? When I lived in the Dominican Republic it created havoc to my hair being in the sun and ocean so much. Only thing that brought my hair back to life and didn’t make it look/feel like straw was Aveda Sap Moss Conditioner –it’s magic.
Nutritional secret? I just got into eating Paleo for health and energy. I haven’t fully weaned myself off grains and sugar yet but getting there!
Fav beauty product? Element Herbs All Good Lips Tinted lip protection with spf18. They come in six great colors and add a little colour to your lips while protecting them with all natural organic ingredients from the sun and wind.
Bikini crush? I really want to try out one of Sensi’s bikinis but that might have something to do with the girls rockin her suits in Brazil! I like suits that don’t tie and have all flat surfaces i.e. no rings, beads, or embellishments that dig into you when you put on a wetsuit and harness!
Ultimate beach bag? My Dakine backpack.
Favourite beach and why is it so special to you? I really don’t have a favourite beach as each location offers something special whether it be a particularly memorable session or a cool local crew that spreads the stoke/good vibes.
Sports? Kitesurf, paraglide, SUP, run/hike
In the world of kiteboarding, who should we keep our eyes peeled for? Emmet Sproul, TKB’s profiled male rider in the Winter 2012 issue.
Final words? Support your local kite shop – we need them for the sustainability of our sport!