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Meet Aida, the etnies Girl of the Month

Apr 30 2006 / Sunday

etnies Girl of the Month, Aida

Meet Aida, a 16-year-old from Valencia, Spain, and our newest etnies Girl of the Month!

“Never stop dreaming. It’s when you don’t have dreams that you have a problem.”

etnies Girl: What are your interests?
Aida:
I love theatre, so I attend the Acting School of Valencia on Saturday mornings. I also love drawing and painting, and of course skating and surfing.

etnies Girl: What are your talents?
Aida:
I wake up really early, go to school, work, take care of my little sisters, stay up until 2 a.m. almost every day to be able to study and still manage to get some time to play the guitar, surf or skate, although I’m not an expert.

etnies Girl: How did you get involved in surfing and skating?
Aida:
I’ve always wanted to learn how to surf and skate, but I got my first deck for my birthday in June 2005. I went to Girlie Surf Camp in Lahinch, Ireland, last September, where I surfed for my first time. Then I got a surfboard for Christmas, but wasn’t able to surf until April since waves in the Mediterranean are not that great.

etnies Girl: What do you like about etnies Girl?
Aida:
I admire how much support they give to girls all over the world. By sponsoring surf camps such as the Girlie Camps one in Lahinch, they really encourage girls to surf and make surfing their passion.

etnies Girl: Why are you an etnies Girl?
Aida:
I am an etnies Girl because I fight for what I want. I knew my parents wouldn’t be able to pay for my sister’s and my surf camp, so we worked all year to be able to save money in order to be able to accomplish my dream: to become a surfer. I work hard all through the year, but being able to do “surfaris” or to travel around the world in the summer is just worth it, even if people were always saying that I would not make it.

Aida

etnies Girl: What do you do for fun?
Aida:
Drama classes are a lot of fun, but besides that I go to concerts, to the cinema, travel or hang out in a cool area of my city with friends. I also love to organize “girls nights” to be able to spend time with my friends.

etnies Girl: Where do you find inspiration?
Aida:
I found a lot of inspiration in my surf teachers and the pros who were with us at Girlie Surf Camp, such as Easkey Britton, Mary Osborne and Candace O’Donnell.

etnies Girl: What’s your biggest accomplishment?
Aida:
My biggest accomplishment has been to have so many adventures while I’m still so young. Traveling around with my sister, Laura, and my friend, Virginia, has been amazing.

etnies Girl: Tell us about your experience at Girlie Surf Camp in Ireland last year.
Aida:
The camp was simply great—great people, atmosphere, surf and location. I loved the town, and I would love to visit it again soon. I learned a lot there, and I miss everyone every single day that I surf.

etnies Girl: You’re preparing to study abroad. Can you tell us a little about your plans and why you love to travel so much?
Aida:
I like to travel because there are new and exciting experiences waiting for each one of us in different parts of the world. I love getting to know new people and cultures. I think there is a great difference between visiting somewhere as a tourist, or actually having a great experience there, and getting to live there the way locals do, even if it is just for a few days.

etnies Girl: You mentioned that you’re learning to skate and boys look at you like an “alien” because you’re the only girl at your local skatepark. Has that ever made you think about giving up?
Aida:
I don’t go to the skatepark as often as I would like to because I have been busy with surfing and school. However, when I go to the skatepark, boys stare at me. I just turn around, get on my board again and try something new.

etnies Girl: Do you have any advice for girls who want to learn to skate or surf but are afraid of embarrassing themselves in front of guys?
Aida:
I would encourage them to lose their fears and give surf and skate a chance. No one is born knowing how to surf, and we all have to go through a period of learning. One may have obstacles such as boys laughing at you, but I know that deep inside they admire us. The movie “Million Dollar Baby” is a great example of what girls should do: fight for it, and never give up.

etnies Girl: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Aida:
“Never stop dreaming. It’s when you don’t have dreams that you have a problem.” My mother, Mila, says that to me in order to encourage me to keep up with all my activities.

etnies Girl: What’s really important to you?
Aida:
My family is really important to me. It’s big, and I adore my three sisters. They are all getting into skate because of me, even if two of them are only 4 years old! In fact, the little ones are always stealing my skateboard!

etnies Girl: Is there anything else you would like to say before we go?
Aida:
I was born in the water, and was trained to be a “Dolphin Child” when I was only one month old. I could sleep in the water. Although I have lost that ability, I have always been very close to water. After my friend Evan died, I look at life in a different way. I now know that I have to live life intensely, and that I have to take my fears away to be able to be what I want in life.

Aida’s Favorite Things

Place: “Every place has got something amazing. I just need to check them all out!”
Animal: “Squirrels, because they are no one’s favorite! And they are adorable, of course.”
Color: Red and purple
Hangout: Barrio del Carmen
City: “Minneapolis/St. Paul is one of my favorites. Rome was a lot of fun too.”
Song: “‘Martha,’ by Tom Waits. I was born while that song was playing.”
Album: “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd
Band: “I have many. Some examples would be The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Sum 41, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, The Ramones...”
Book: “The Catcher in the Rye” by JD Salinger
Movie: “‘Bringing Up Baby,’ ‘The Goonies’ and all Tarantino movies.”
TV show: “Family Guy”
Sport: Surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding
Game: “RISK is fun.”
Food: Mediterranean Food (Spanish and Italian)
Candy: Cherry or Watermelon Chupa Chups
Holiday: “Summer, because I get to travel a lot and I love the weather.”
Smell: Lemon trees
Hobby: Surfing, skating, playing guitar and acting
Guilty pleasure: Ice cream
Athlete: “All surfers and skaters who try hard in order to get better.”
Hero: “I don’t have heroes. One must believe in oneself.”
etnies Girl shoe: Gal 86, Callicut and Clear Cut

Be an etnies Girl of the Month

Would you like to be the next etnies Girl of the Month? Leave a comment telling us why you deserve to be the next etnies Girl along with your age and a link to your Web site or MySpace page. Just make sure to leave your correct e-mail address in the e-mail field, or we won’t be able to contact you if you’re chosen. (Don’t worry, your e-mail address won’t show up in your comment.)

You can also e-mail a paragraph describing why you should be our next etnies Girl, along with your name, age, address, phone number and a photo of yourself, to etniesgirl [at] soletechnology.com, or send it to:

etnies Girl of the Month
c/o Sole Technology, Inc.
25422 Trabuco Rd., Suite 105 #235
Lake Forest, CA 92609

Thanks to everyone who applies and good luck!


35 Comments Meet Aida, the etnies Girl of the Month

  1. i know how skatepark stares feel, haha it gets funny after a while.
    but yeah gurl good to see someone skating and having a great outlook on it.

    ILY!
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  2. shes so ugly and I'm sorry but the truth hurts

    ryan lynch
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  3. i admire your style. i want to be just like u.

    rachel kozak
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  4. ryan ure an idiot, i think u just desire her!
    booh boys!

    marissa
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  5. AIDA!!!GUAPA!!! The BEST chica etnies de todas!eres la ama, solo es cuestion de tiempo xa que el mundo lo descubra. Animo! ya te keda menos: si ya eres chica etnies! WOW!jajaja!mira cuantos admiradores tienes ya!!and ryan u are a fucking idiot and so ugly! Aida, i love u cool chica!u are just perfect!
    We have to go surfing this week!!
    See u soon etnies girl! and sMiLe!:D
    ...xXx... ViR ...oOo...

    ViR (CheRry GirL)
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  6. haha who r u guys talking about???

    stephanie
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  7. Adia kudos on being the next Etnies girl. You are beautiful, powerful and sound like you have a passion for your sport. Congrats!
    Much Love
    -Chels-

    Chelsea
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  8. Hey! Thanx a lot! I´m pretty excited about being the EGOTM myself. You girls rock!
    Ily and chelsea, you were great girls of the month too!
    Vir..I love you! (it even rhymes...oh well)
    CiaO!
    Aida.

    Aida
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  9. AIDA!! ENHORABUENA!! LA VERDAD ES QUE NO SABIA QUE TE HABIAS PRESENTADO A ESTO, PERO BUENO, ME ALEGRO MUCHO. ME ALEGRA PODER DECIR QUE TE CONOZCO Y SE COMO ERES POR ALGO MAS QUE POR ESTA ENTREVISTA! LOS QUE NO PUEDAN DECIRLO SABEN QUE SE ESTAN PERDIENDO ALGO INCREIBLE. ADEMAS YA SABES QUE ESA FOTO ME ENCANTA, JEJE! PUES ESO, DISFRUTA MUCHO DE TU MES COMO ETNIES GIRL! UN BESO ERORME! CIAO!
    CARMEN

    ...Carmen...
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  10. X abrió los ojos y comprobó que no le había pasado nada durante la noche:
    ¿Pies?Los agitó y...seguían en su sitio;¿Tobillos?¿Piernas?¿Manos? Efectivamente cada parte de su cuerpo funcionaba perfectamente. Se puso la zapatilla izquierda e intento recordar que había soñado, se puso la zapatilla derecha y se levantó y empezó a andar: los pies le pesaban apenas podía levantarlos del suelo.Su paseo acabó en el balcón, todas las mañanas seguía la misma rutina: disfrutaba quedandose embobado mirando al cielo. El despertador volvió a sonar; X fue trankilamente a la cocina a desayunar:
    -coger la taza
    -llenarla con arroz inflado
    -vertir la leche
    Estos tres pasos son la forma más fácil de crear vida, en un instante la taza se convierte en un lago lleno de pequeños pececitos danzando.
    X jugaba con los peces: metía la cuchara en la taza y daba vueltas, le asombraba la obediencia de los granos de arroz que siempre se movían en el sentido que él les indicaba. Después los liberaba por la cañería.

    yo
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  11. hey i dont know what all this about guys thinking your starnge in the skate park because your a girl, at the park nearest me theres usualy as many girls as guys

    mishalle
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  12. i love your quote.
    i think its so true.
    and guys should get over the idea that us girls want to skate as well.
    They are just jealous cause they dont like the competition against the opposite sex.
    ha ha.
    just makes me want to rub it in their face some more.
    AND I actually understand those who speak in spanish. haha
    Y como dice Carmen DISFRUTA MUCHO DE TU MES COMO ETNIES GIRL!
    que bueno que ay una chica espanola como tu!
    adios! : )

    Cassandra aka Nosey Rosey
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  13. GOD! DONT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS ISN'T MEXICO! Y R PPL LIKE TYPING IN SPANISH?!

    BEANERS SUCK!!!!!
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  14. hmm... what isnt mexico, internet, ur home? we are speaking spanish cuz aida is from spain! and by the way, in case u didnt know, mexico ain´t the only spanish speaking country. u´ve got: cuba, argentina, peru, venezuela, uruguay, colombia, chile i can carry on if u want to.

    y q viva aida!

    laura
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  15. i'm the only girl at my skatepark too :) it's kinda awkward when guys stare at you, but don't let it get to you! i like showing off more :)

    kristine
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  16. hey!!
    aidinha!whats up girl?? im so proud of u being the EGOTM!thats cool! and 2 all the pple criticising....just shut up! ur jelous!xD (me debes una ia!JEJE)
    well....i jst wanted to say congrats to my friend! cya!
    take care!
    MARY

    mary_rOcks
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  17. WTF?
    WATS WRONG WITH TALKING SPANISH?
    SO MANY COUNTRIES SPEAK SPANISH AND I AGREE WITH LAURA, EVEN THO I HAVE NO CLUE WHO SHE IS BUT WHOEVER SAID THAT ABOUT BEANERS NEEDS 2 SUCK IT!
    "THEY JUST JEALOUS" CAUSE THEY AINT LATINA!
    VIVA LAS LATINAS BABY!

    Cassandra aka Nosey Rosey which translates to ROSA
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  18. Keep it up.
    && keep it gangsturr. :] hah, jk.
    LAturr.

    Jordan
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  19. Shes a really kool Etnies gurl!

    Kim
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  20. hey, i would like to be etnies girl of the month. i love to skate board because its very fun, and its my hobby as well as playing my guitar. im also the only girl that goes to the skatepark, i dont mind at all, that actually makes me more confident then what i am.

    nayeli
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  21. The coolest Etnies girl ever!! It was a pleasure suring with you Lahinch. Keep on surfing and say hi to your TWO sisters!!

    John McCarthy
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  22. wow, a million thanx! I can´t believe that John McCarthy actually left a comment here, that´s like so cool. And yeah, all the Spanish sisters miss you!!
    Cassandra, you sound really cool. Besides, i love ur name, my youngest sister is named Cassandra too.
    Which Jordan was this?
    Oh well, thanx every1!

    Aida
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  23. Awesome Aida!!!!
    This is so cool.
    Best etnies girl ever!
    and fuck that ryan lynch guy. he's a deusch bag.
    ciao

    Brandon
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  24. aiiiiiiiiiiida! congratulations! i admire you so much for going after what you want.
    I miss you guys! When are you coming?

    anya
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  25. vamos!!!!!!!!!!!
    bien
    aida
    nosvemos
    enel
    agua
    surfvalencia.com
    yo19
    longboarders

    ferdy
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  26. Ha Ha. thats funny that ur little sisters name is Cassandra too. thas pretty sweet! the girl of the month has a sister w/ my name! ha ha. :]]]

    Cassandra aka Nosey Rosey
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  27. guapa guapa y guapa! eres una campeona!!

    ViR (CheRry GirL)
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  28. aida eres la puta ama enhorabuena jejeje

    molina
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  29. snif snif, estoy orgullosa de ser tu hermana!!

    laura
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  30. hola aidaaaaaaaaaa!!!
    q guayyy!! la xica etnie del messss!!! enorawenaaa!!! como mola!! has ganaooo!! y eso q es 1 cosa dificil de conseguir, siendo 1 web no españolaa!! jeje!! no se que decirte la verdad... solo que me alegro muxo de tu triunfo y q sigas haciendo surf!! a ver si me enseñas... jeje!! q va, a mi m da miedooo :S!! weno corazon, q muxas "congratulations" y q me alegro muxo muxismooo d q hayas ganao!! a ver si kedamos algun diita y hablams mass x l msn!!
    un besazo wapetona!!! muackssssssss!!

    pd: recuerdos a toassss!!

    Paula

    PauLi
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  31. hahaha you people are funny.. it´s amazing that friends from all over the world are actually commenting on this. I love and miss you all, even friends from Valencia such as molina or paula, who i don´t see as often as i´d like to!
    Ciao ciao

    Aida
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  32. GrEeTiNgS, etnies.com!
    yarrrr

    Glikimurrigue
    Posted: 4 years ago,
  33. GrEeTiNgS, etnies.com!
    yarrrr

    Glikimurrigue
    Posted: 4 years ago,
  34. Hi .I am from Iran .I am 20 years old. I just want to have friend from another country .And my English is not good . so mybe I had write wrong .Anyway if you want email me . thank you .

    Behnam
    Posted: 4 years ago,
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