Entries by confessionsofasurfergirl

Product Review: Eidon Surf Bikinis

Summer-like conditions are suddenly taking over SoCal—February is famous for that. But don’t worry! It will go right back to being chilly and, despite the warm sun, the water temp is still hanging out in the 56-58 degree range. In between spouts of manic weather, let’s talk ‘kini season, shall we? California’s quarantine madness can’t […]

#TBT-My First Few Years of Surfing

I have changed over the years. And this year is no exception, if not the biggest year for some growth and I couldn’t be more grateful. Cleaning and reorganizing always feels good, but sometimes from the proverbial dust, you dig up certain memories that you completely forgot about and have lingered in your boxes and […]

An Ode to Surfer Magazine

I saw the news first (& ironically) on Instagram from friend’s posts… “RIP Surfer Mag” What? No. No way. My heart sank and I immediate pulled a few issues I had saved out of my archives. One of my very first editorial experiences I ever had in my career was interning at Surfer Magazine 2006-2007 […]

A 6-Hour Tour: Trestles, Crowds, Waves, Bruises

Ah Trestles—my go-to, my getaway to get away, During this quarantine thing, I try not torturing myself by looking at my long list of surf trips…especially since the world does not want Americans near their shores right now…but this past Saturday, Trestles brought the surf trip to me and bunch of other heat relief-seeking folks. […]

Product Review: Akela Surf Bikini

With some beaches slowly opening, the crowd is anything but slow to get to the sand and salt water. A good thing or a bad thing? If I’m coughing 5-to-10 days from now, ask me how I’m feeling. Despite shameless “quarantine 15” snack guilt, I recently trekked to the beach to partake in some of […]

WATCH: How to Crack Open a Coconut

Quarantine getting you down? Grab a coconut (with some disposable gloves and a mask!) at your local market and take out that pent up aggression! Bonus points for eating a healthy snack. :) I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts! And I don’t know how to get into them–I often hear something like this when […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go…Outside

For past several months, COVID-19 has spread across the nation and the world as a serious infectious virus killing thousands in its path. The virus has caused not only an economic recession on a global scale, but also major closures of all kinds—including business, entertainment, events, restaurants and now—parks and beaches. The adult in me […]

Ventura: A Change of Scene and Wave

Despite torrential downpours, I decided to stick to my plans and head up the coast solo for Thanksgiving. Turkey be damned. I crossed a few lakes and rivers on the 5 freeway north, tamed the 101’s penchant for stop-go torture and sat in bumper-to-bumper while heavy drops pelted my car window…once again, and are we […]