Family, Stories


In Part 2 of the story Petra Frankenreiter talks about her surfer/artist/musician husband Donavon and two boys Hendrix and Ozzy. 

Photographer Steve Baccon | Creative Direction + Styling Sheree Commerford | Hair + Makeup Ashlea Penfold | Location Atlantic Byron Bay
The family wear King Gee overalls
Shop the lifestyle store TheBarn808 created by Donavon and Petra.

Dedicated, fun loving father to Hendrix and Ozzy. Best friend/husband to Petra. World traveler playing music and surfing.

Has two: when he’s on the road playing music I would say his style is  modern 70’s rock star, hats, denim, leather, excessive accessories, beaded shoes, too much of everything, distressed/vintage. But looks good on him. Home,relaxed surfer. cutoff board shorts, ripped  t shirts with mud stains,barefoot, salty hair, earth filled finger nails and  sun screened face, oh and paint stained feet

Next Life
Hopefully with us.

Past Life
Probably a Saint because he has really good karma in this life

Where do I start……The obvious, musician and surfer? The not so obvious, he just started to experiment with art. Im a big fan of his work.

It’s shocking how much he knows, kinda crazy actually. Oh except for 6th grade math

Real Deal
100%…. What you see is what you get. Most genuine human I’ve ever met.

One Word
Unique….There is only one Donavon

Don’t go in his car

Right Now
On tour in Brazil, sneaking in a surf in between shows and probably enjoying a caipirinha or getting a tattoo right about now

Life with Donavon, our two boys, Hendrix and Ozzy is like a dream. Everyday I wake up and think how did I get so lucky. I feel so blessed and never take a moment for granted. Our life does come with sacrifices and thats me and the boys being away from Donavon for long periods of time. Having this life takes a lot of work and doest come easy. We created everything we have on our own and feel extremely proud for what we have accomplished. The pay off is this beautiful life style we live. Having a home in Hawaii,  land for our boys to play and the slow paced way of life that this island gives us.  There is no “perfect” life nor would I want that. I love the highs and lows, dreaming, creating, manifesting,  and just trying to be the best wife, mom and friend I can possibly be.