Lodge Guest, Rita Maria
Current: Job / school: I write and take photos
Where are you from? Finland
Please name (if possible) please name a cool place from where you are from? Suvilahti DIY
Years of skateboarding: 4
Board size: I dunno. Fred told me that it’s 8,1 something. It has a SpongeBob in it, that’s the main thing for me
Current Board trend: The face of Jimi Hendrix on my paradox grip
How are you doing at the moment?
Im doing great actually, thank you for asking. How are youuuu doinnn?
How is your body at the moment, (injuries, knees, back, and so)?
I’m feeling lucky. I have old injuries for sure, but nothing that’s stopping me from staying active.
When did you start to skate and why? What tricked you into this?
I started skating because of my friends. I had a few friends that taught me how to surf and every time they weren’t surfing, they were skating. I wanted to spend more time with them because they are good people.
Do you think you made the right choice (instead of playing football FX?)?
Absolutely, it’s very humbling to start skating in your early twenties. But it’s also so much fun. For sure, if I understood the question correctly.
Who do you hang out with at the with at the moment?
I hang out with the Danes!! I’m very grateful for my friends over here in CPH. They are the best!!
Have you been working on projects lately, DIY or other funny stuff ?
I was in the Alis Fundraiser last night for the Annapurna skatepark. I want to do more of the funny stuff, just hit me up!
When I was little I would like to, dance like there is no tomorrow!
When I’m home I like to, listen to music, goofy jam, pretend that I’m cooking/cleaning, read and write.
What kind of music to you listen to ?
I listen to a wide variety of music genres, but I often prefer psychedelic rock or groovy shit. For example, Funkadelic, The Risin’ Sun and Ruby The Hatchet are all amazing.
Breakfast: Coffee, bananas, other fruits and smoothies
Lunch: Some sort of salad and probably another banana
Dinner: Thai Food and white wine. Most likely a banana
Late-night snack: Everything, also bananas.
Skateboarders: Everyone I am lucky enough to skate with. Like for example, Telmo, Carlos, Little Rasmus, Toby, Sway and Ginger
Skatepark: Faelledparken, Alga Norte in Carlsbad, CV park in Del Mar
Skate film / clip: Crusty by Nature. That’s the only part I know.
Writers: Joan Didion, Virginia Woolf, J.K. Rowling
Actors: Meryl Streep and Bill Murray
Homeboys: Sanna, Sonia, Venla, Hannah, Lindsey, RayRay, Little Cat, Henni, Kelsey, Bambi, Sepi, Nicknack, Iida, Rina and all the other people I’m lucky enough to call my friends. SC 4LIFE
City’s: CPH, SD and Kyoto
Film: Almost Famous by Cameron Crowe and Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson
Book: Matilda by Roald Dahl, M Train by Patti Smith, Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak… this list is long, man.
Liquor: Gin and Pineapple
Wine: Almost any white wine
When was the last time you really won big time?
I went to Hogwarts in Los Angeles with a good friend of mine who looks exactly like Ronald Weasley, maybe even better. I dreamed of that day for 15 years. The whole day was a dream come true in every way imaginable. Thank you Weasley!
When you travel, is there anything you ALWAYS bring ?
I try to remember to bring my passport
Best travel advice you can give is,
I’m not in a position to give advice to anyone, but I hope that everyone would have the possibility to travel. If you have the chance, just go.
When I do not skateboard I,
write, take photos, read, moonwalk, eat carbs and hang out with friends.
My fitness program is,
Laughing, yoga and skateboarding.
Your homies are,
Everyone is a homie!
I enjoy going to,
concerts, art shows, movies, going out with friends.
Do you care about your health?
Absolutely. I’m very grateful for my health and I try to not take it for granted.
Anything that concerns you at the moment?
How to do a hardflip ?!?
I would NEVER,
say never or forever. I don’t want to limit myself with the nevers. Life is an endless unfoldment.
I would like to see more of,
my friends, family and new countries. They are all spread out all around and I miss them quite often.
I would like to,
hablo espanol con mi amigas y amigos. Una cerveza, por favor. Salud!
I should do more of,
calling my grandma. She is the best!
My future looks like,
I try to live one moment at the time. But hopefully it will be filled with health and good times with good people.
If I could change the world I would,
You said it. Free your mind and your ass will follow.
Everybody should own a,
The hobby I have, no one knows about is,
I collect postcards and vinyls.
I will never get rid of,
My speaker named Melon whose shaped like a bulldog. Or photos of my loved ones.
I would love to be in a movie with,
Jim Carrey, for sure
Any regrets in life so far?
Too much ice cream
Who should we follow on social media at the moment?
I think you should just follow your passion.
Thanks to, Keke Leppala, Miss Hygge, Sanna Indiana, Timi, Bambi, and of course Thomas Kring! You are all legends!