Hi, everyone! It’s me, Anouk Govil. If you wish to learn more about me, then you’ve come to the right page! Before you expect a grand introduction though, I want to say there’s not much to learn about me. I’m a simple gal and I like to keep to myself most of the time. I am currently a college senior. After I complete my undergraduate degree in Economics, I hope to further my studies and move on to a graduate degree. For now however, I am savoring my last year in university.
I wasn’t born in the United States. My family and I moved here when I was 16 years old. My family is very conservative and my parents are highly religious. I remember when I was growing up, I wasn’t allowed to do anything outside our home. While I did experience sleepovers with my friends, there wasn’t anything much beyond that.
When we arrived in America, my parents “adjusted” their parenting style. This helped me blend-in better with the other kids at school. Although there were strict rules that I still needed to follow, especially when it came to dating, my parents and I learned how to compromise on certain things which helped us ease into living the American dream, with as little difficulty as possible.
Having lived a sheltered life for most of my teenage years, I never took a liking to outdoorsy stuff, which might explain why it came off as a complete surprise to me when I discovered how much I love surfing!
Back home, surfing is a huge no-no for girls. Maybe that’s why I finally tried it when the opportunity presented itself. Maybe the little rebel in me made me do it. But whatever it was, I’m glad I got on the board and paddled my way into my first wave, and the next, and the next, and the next, and you get the idea. Oh, the freedom the waves give you! It’s beyond my wildest imagination!
If you’ve read my landing page, you might have come across the reason why I started this website. I wanted to have an outlet for sharing my newfound passion for surfing. Since I can’t surf as much as I want to because of tons of school work, running this surfing site is the next best thing.
I hope you spend a little time browsing through my pages and reading my posts. If it’s not too much to ask, maybe you can also make it a habit to visit Anouk Govil site for everything about surfing.