Resmah hails from the archipelago of Vanuatu in the Pacific. She learnt to surf at age seven on broken pieces of canoe and wooden washing boards. She gradually progressed to the modern day surf board and now stylishly graces the line-up of her home break. Resmah has been a successful competitor, being crowned the Melanesian Open Longboard Champion in 2014 and has placed consistently top three at various competitions in Vanuatu and the Pacific region.
Resmah's dream from a young age was to understand the art of surf board making. With an eye for detail and a passion for learning new things Resmah was given the opportunity to learn how to shape and glass a surf board with her two hands under the tutelageof Pieter Stockert of Pieter Surfboards.
Vanuatu relies on donated surf boards and a limited supply of second hand boards that constantly cycle throughout the surfing community. Resmah believes that a shift is needed, putting the power of surfboard shaping into the hands of local Ni-Vanuatu surfers. Too often countries similar to Vanuatu are exploited, not only within the surfing sphere but in all areas of life. So Resmah wants to alter that paradigm, and learning from past experiences, take matters into her own hands, quite literally.
Resmah isn’t doing this for the money or glory. She is doing it for the next generation of women; to inspire and to encourage the future surf board shapers, professional surfers, change makers and trail blazers just waiting to be given the opportunity to reach their full potential.