International Surfing Day: June 20, 2013

One of the most important days of the year will be here soon: International Surfing Day! June 20th, 2013! Okay, so maybe it pales in comparison to your son or daughter’s birthday, grandparent’s golden anniversary or other such annual celebrations. However, if you’re a surfer or ocean lover who works 9-5, it is a day…

Filmmaker Hayley Gordon’s Feature Surf Flick “By The Way”

By The Way from Hayley Gordon on Vimeo. What better than to watch women surfers shred your local spots? Look no further than Filmmaker Hayley Gordon’s surf film By The Way. The film showcases local southern Cali vibe a la ‘surfer girl’ mixed with the fun times these shredders have outside of the agua. Surfer girls in their…

Beach Creepers Beware

Beach season will soon be alive and well! Bikinis and boardshorts of all shapes, sizes and colors will grace our beaches like newly designed couture on a New York runway. As much as I love a cute colorful bikini, sometimes I sketch about the attention it attracts: The Creeper. You know him…or her, even. They…

The Return of the Evening Session

Evening surf sessions are back and in full-throttle for this surfer girl and I couldn’t be more stoked. However, I still wait for the day when I can sprint to Trestles and surf my beloved points and walls and catch up with my local friends. But I’ve realized: Sometimes you don’t need to sprint to…

Five things you NEED in Humboldt:

Ah, the land of beards, flannel and weed connoisseurs! Humboldt, Calif. is an area of the golden state that is anything but dry and brown.  Noted for it’s beautiful temperate rainforest, rocky coastline and, well, all different types of greenery, Humboldt is not a place to pass up …or puff-puff-pass the day away. Go outside. All rain…

Interview: Rob Rojas

In recent years, StandUp Paddleboarding, a.k.a. SUP, has become quite popular when the surf goes flat. The sport has seemingly grown into its own subculture ushering in race and relay competitions and, of course, a new form of surfing to our oceans and breaks. Professional StandUp Paddleboarder and San Clemente resident Rob Rojas has taken…

Yoga and Surfing

During the months of inescapable early sunsets, evening sessions for me are pretty impossible…unless I surf with a headlamp…which I have seen done….but brrrrrr. I confess…While inching towards home along the I-5 freeway, I often watch the sun disappear and the surfer inside me stomps up and down like a four-year old pitching a tantrum.…

Raw (and yummy) Chocolate Avocado Pie

Ok, I know what most of you are probably thinking… “Umm chocolate-avocado-what?” And that’s okay because I thought the same thing when I discovered this tasty treat while casually browsing the menu at the Pura Vida health food store in Todos Santos, Baja. Chocolate and avocados…What a concept, I thought. After I got home, the…

Amazing Baja…Round Two

That’s right. Only a day after I flew back from Cabo/Baja Sur, a couple of buddies and I turned right back around at 4 a.m. on New Year’s Eve to score more epic surf sessions somewhere VERY south of the U.S./Mexico border. This time we took a very well-endowed truck and ended up in one…

Baja Sur, solo

Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, had their apprehensions about my solo trip to the small town of Pescadero in Baja Sur, Mexico. I heard it all: “You’re gonna get lost.” (Most realistic) “You’re gonna end up in a body bag.” (Really?) “You’re gonna get hacked up into small pieces and end up in a body…