Joanna “Asia” Kaczmarczyk
Joanna, or just Asia (Ash-a) for short, is a rare breed: A Polish-born female surfer. Her love for the ocean started during her travels to the Canaries and Indo way back in the bright days of 2013 & 2014. She cut her teeth – like so many before her – on the breaks of Kuta Bali and Kuta Lombok, before heading to Lanza to improve on the ever-consistent waves of Caleta de Famara on the northwest coast (you know, away from the localism).
Fast forward eight years and Asia is now an accomplished surfer and surf traveler. The last few seasons have taken her to Sri Lanka twice and the good old Teardrop of India is now firmly her favorite place to hit the swell – especially the southwest coast when it’s winter back in Europe. She’s also traveled and surfed on the Mexican Pacific and is currently planning jaunts to Lombok and the Gilis.
Asia is a website manager and travel content writer by trade. She creates in both her native Polish and in English (in which she’s fluent). In her spare time, she likes hiking and skiing.
Desert Island surf destination: Hiriketiya Beach, Sri Lanka (about five years ago tho).
Boards: Currently a 6″4 egg.