Hansni Thadhani: Founder, Strand Boards

With three little kids under the age of 5 at the time, Hansni Thadhani wanted a fun water play feature or pool in the backyard for the days it was too hot but also a place to wash off from the beach on the days they did go. There was also a California drought at the time; ultimately, she knew a pool just wasn’t feasible. She thought let’s put in an outdoor shower but didn’t want something dull and boring, and it hit her... she thought we live by the beach, surely a surfboard shower exists!? Looked on the internet, saw they do, but we didn’t like what was available. So, she went to the surf shop in the next town and had a surfboard made. She figured out how to integrate the plumbing inside it. Friends would come over to see their remodel and saw the shower in the backyard; they would say “that is awesome, I need one!”. That’s how Strand Boards was born!

What do you love most about Your City?

The beach (Manhattan Beach) and the small community within.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Avocado Toast. My favorite restaurant is the deck at my home. ;)

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM Just getting up.

10:00 AM - Working.

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

IZAKA-YA by KATSU-YA Manhattan Beach

7:00 PM - With my kids doing homework.

11:00 PM - Hopefully sleeping or on Netflix.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

Coffee to start, about 1 a day, sometimes 2 depending on whats happening. At the end of the day usually just water.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Instagram! Favorite accounts are those that focus on travel, especially when there's a beach in the picture. After that, definitely the interior designers' accounts.

What should everyone try at least once?

Showering outside.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Downtown Manhattan Beach at all the various boutiques and shops.