One Ocean International strongly believes in sharing stories of amazing people doing amazing things to inspire others, and Salt Gypsy's Danielle Clayton is one of these amazing people.
I was first introduced to Danny by a mutual friend of ours; surfer, artist and legend Jess Letmanis , and i was soon to find out what an amazing waterwoman Danny is!
Here is sneak peak into Danny's creation...
Salt Gypsy was
born from a desire to showcase and promote independent surfwear design,
handmade and earth-friendly lifestyle products for discerning
waterwomen. We have a passion for sourcing independent and emerging
designers, with emphasis placed on product created by other chicks who
rip. Salt Gypsy also champions the everyday female surfer and works to promote a higher calibre of surfing ability.
Salt Gypsy creator Danny Clayton was once told by her family`s cardiologist, “Don`t ever surf again.” Not letting a congenital heart arrythmia (Long QT Syndrome) and the fear of sudden death get in the way of living, her path has been an eclectic mix of dreams lived: from studying Sculpture at university to teaching English in Japan, working for international surf company, Billabong (NZ), to surf guiding in the Maldives. Now recently relocated to a sweet wee pad in Bali, she lives and breathes a surf lifestyle, loves the fact that Canggu Deli stocks NZ`s own Whittakers Chocolate, and more recently found herself the new owner of a toe-biting ginger kitten called Squeak.