With a smile that shines like a thousand suns, November Betty, Chihiro Bates, shares how every day is a one-way ticket to positive town. Read on to ride the stoke train with her…

With everything going on, I wasn’t able to travel around much for surf trips, but my absolute favorite surf adventure was in Siargao Island in the Philippines ! Water was warm & so clear that I could see everything underwater when duck diving & felt so ALIVE! Also experiencing living on a tiny island where there’s nothing but ocean was absolutely epic & would go back there again for sure…

Other than my surf life, I got married in January & have been enjoying newlywed life, haha! What I like to do with my husband is to take our Van & go on a road trip! Lately I am really into DIY projects & I even started my own craft brand Mona & Co!So I guess my hobby is to run my business, which is making bags & pouches with unique designs.

My goals for 2020 are having more people getting to know Mona & Co and getting barrels for the first time in my life !!! Yew!) Also, just to stay stoked & to be happy! Especially this year, [it] has been hard for everyone to stay sane, it’s really easy to feel down. So it sounds really simple, but to stay positive & remind myself of the things I should be grateful for in life has been number one priority!

Shine on Chihiro, we love your light! Follow her adventures on Instagram.

Chihiro Style Inspo

Inspired by modern Japanese beauty, these capture a beam of light like her.

 Live in sparkling color & light from every angle with our Chihiro Collection– a surfite spin on Tokyo architecture Donna admired on her adventures in Japan.

 What Donna says, “Chihiro’s style & enthusiasm are inspiring to me. I’ve watched her steadily grows her surfing skills since the day we met. She is dedicated to the sport like few people I’ve met.”