Hello! I'm Alexia. Most people know me as Fancypants. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. Camps Bay, to be exact. Our lives overlooked the ocean and the beach was at the center of everything.
During the 15 years I spent landlocked in Denver, Colorado, I fed my soul by traveling to all of the far flung surf destinations I could find, until finally, I made my way to San Diego, and I don't ever plan on leaving.
You can find me at one of the North County beaches with my bright yellow Jeep, surfing on one or other longboard. I'm a little addicted.
I started Salt & Reverie after I lost my center fin (actually someone stole it off the beach, but that's another story), and during my search for a new one I discovered a real shortage of gorgeous fins. I'm a leap and build my wings on the way down kind of girl, and so, here we are! I want to create beautiful things for surfing that are both pretty and fill a need.
(Oh and I also happen to be a serial entrepreneur. You can visit my other brands at:
And please join us on www.internationalwomenssurfday.com