Valerie would call herself a surfer photographer and designer, but who knows where life will take her next? To her, life is a wonderful connection of coincidences which change every day. Valerie grew up in land-locked Germany and began her surfing career in a very untraditional fashion- by surfing the waves formed in local rivers around her hometown. Living her life by making her own rules, Valerie has never let herself be limited by circumstance.
Valerie also makes sure to make time in her life to give back- especially to the female surfing community. She began her own collective that works to support the peace, harmony, surf, art and music which can be found simply by going outside and enjoying nature’s natural playground. You can see more of her efforts by visiting Velwet's tumblr.