Meet Elena


Elena founded Tothesea, a lifestyle blog based in Shenzhen, China, in June 2017. Blog posts are centered around travel destinations, surf spot tips and  everyday inspiration and thoughts. This site was created with the intention to provide sufficient information for those who is no longer satisfied with their office job and dreams about escaping Tothesea.


I’m just a girl, who likes seaside, surfing and travelling a world. Since I started travelling in 2013 I knew I would no longer live in Russia, where I’m originally from. In 2014 I fall in love with surfing in Bali, Indonesia and since then I dreamed about  living by the sea and improve my surfing skills every day. In 2016 I moved to China and now my home is 10 minutes walking from the sea.

I strive to create useful and beautiful content to encourage my readers to achieve their goals. I strongly believe if you put your mind and your effort into everything you do you are destined for success. I appreciate all of the feedback from you guys – good or bad. Anything you want to see – tell me!