Meet the Maker: Surf Aid Kits
Meet the awesome founders and salty legends Garret and Nick from Surf Aid Kits. These two mates started their business after encountering a couple of mishaps and injuries on their surf and travel adventures. Read on to find out more and be inspired about their frothy fun motto to every aspect of life!
1. When did you start your business and how did you come up with the idea?
We started our business in December of 2019 but the idea came from all the surf trips we have been on leading up to this. Places like Gnaraloo, Indonesia, the South West, South Africa, Mexico, Central America, Morocco… the list goes on. All the countless times we had infected feet, urchins in toes, bali belly… all of this helped contribute to the kits that we ended up designing.
2. What does your daily life look like and where do you find the time to create?
Daily life is a mixed bag. Gaz is a Science teacher, while Nick is a lifeguard and photographer/podcaster. Both of us are activity driven and love getting outdoors after work so usually we just created at night and on weekends, sometimes mid surf trip.
Both of us are activity driven and love getting outdoors after work so usually we just create at night and on weekends, sometimes mid surf trip.
3. What keeps you going when things get tough or you have a lack of motivation?
Sharing the load and bouncing/venting off each other helps, quite often we feel motivated at different times which is also handy.
Laughing about shitty things that happen always helps, sometimes things are so annoying that you just have to laugh it off, go for a hectic run/surf/whatever or have a beer and keep going.
4. Tell us one of the most important things you have learnt since running your business.
Just jump in and have a go, roll with the punches, again and again, and if it’s not fun overall then probably don’t do it.
5. What do you enjoy the most?
When someone gets a kit and froths out, or leaves us a review or gets in contact and says they love the idea… It’s nice to get some validation for our idea every now and again!
6. And what does the future look like?
We don’t know really care at this point, it’s too early to tell but as long as it’s fun, we are learning and people keep enjoying our product, we will keep getting them out there!
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