SURFING

International Surfing Day + Father's Day: A weekend full of gratitude

International Surfing Day + Father's Day: A weekend full of gratitude

Surfing and Father’s Day! For me, the two go hand-in-hand. And it only seems appropriate that International Surfing Day and Father’s Day fall on the same weekend.

A FEW SIMPLE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SURFING (from a barely-above-average working class surfer)

A FEW SIMPLE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SURFING (from a barely-above-average working class surfer)

For many surfers, surfing is a lifelong sport. One in which there is no final destination, no finish line to cross. Even as average, working class surfers (as I like to refer to myself) we get locked into this obsession of always wanting to take our surfing one step further. So, if you’re a bit like me, and looking for a few ways to help improve your surfing and up your fun factor out in the water, I’ve put together an easy-to-follow list here!

NEVER QUIT YOUR DAY DREAM

NEVER QUIT YOUR DAY DREAM

From the moment my obsession with surfing began, maybe around 8 or 9 years old, I always day-dreamed about becoming a professional surfer. Throughout my early teenage years I surfed in competitions and I even managed to receive support from a few amazing sponsors. And as a kid that grew up in a wave-starved stretch of coast in South Carolina, I felt like I was doing a damn good job. Like I was well on my way.

WE ARE THE OCEAN: Inspired by the Massive Waves sent to PR by Winter Storm Riley

WE ARE THE OCEAN: Inspired by the Massive Waves sent to PR by Winter Storm Riley

Why are we so drawn to the ocean? Maybe it's because we are all, in some way, so much like her. Full of different moods, energies, a force of nature that is just as strong as it is soft.

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Our week in G-Land

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Our week in G-Land

Take a look into our week spent surfing and exploring life in the jungle of G-Land. A place I grew up reading about and watching on movies. A place I never though I'd get the opportunity to experience.

INDO ESSENTIALS: WHAT I PACKED FOR 2 MONTHS IN BALI

INDO ESSENTIALS: WHAT I PACKED FOR 2 MONTHS IN BALI

Because the truth is, you really don't need much, and packing light means less to schlep around the airports and more space to bring some goodies back with you :)

WORLD OCEANS' DAY

WORLD OCEANS' DAY

You've given me some of my highest highs as well as some of the most terrifying and humbling experiences. You've shown me what's possible, leading me to my edge, offering me a platform to stand tall in my greatness, all while making sure I keep my ego well out of the way.

YOGA, SURFING & TAPPING INTO THE LIFE FORCE ENERGY

YOGA, SURFING & TAPPING INTO THE LIFE FORCE ENERGY

Prana. The OG life force energy that gives animation to our bodies and that is always flowing through us, within us, and around us. And although it's always available, often times we don't consciously recognize it's there.

YOGA FOR SURFERS: WHY YOU SHOULD PRACTICE

YOGA FOR SURFERS: WHY YOU SHOULD PRACTICE

Because I feel so passionate about the yoga-surfing connection, I thought I'd share a few reasons why a Vinyasa Yoga practice will benefit your surfing, and maybe encourage you to roll out your mat a little more consistently.

TAKING A STAND FOR THE LAND

TAKING A STAND FOR THE LAND

One of the most pristine, wave-rich stretches of coast here in Puerto Rico is under threat of being completely devastated by the proposed building of an unnecessary Mega-Resort + Casino.

THE CONDITIONS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING...

THE CONDITIONS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING...

The conditions are always changing... Out in the waves. Here on dry land. While we breathe and sweat on the yoga mat. The world around us is constantly moving through seasons and cycles and transformation. And we are much the same. So while we can't always control the conditions, the question becomes, "How can we respond?"

BALI BLISS: RECAPPING 6 WEEKS ON THE ISLAND OF THE GODS (PART I)

BALI BLISS: RECAPPING 6 WEEKS ON THE ISLAND OF THE GODS (PART I)

Bali is a place that had always been on my list of places to visit before I die, but it’s a place that also seemed so far away, so foreign, and somewhere that I didn’t think I was quite ready for… Not just yet. That is until, about a year ago now, I received an email from Go Light Our World Founder, Kayla Nielsen, that would change everything.

BARRELS + INVERSIONS

BARRELS + INVERSIONS

As I continue to deepen both my yoga + surfing practices, the more I continue to recognize the similarities between the two.

S A L T WATER

S A L T WATER

The fountain of youth. The blood that runs through my veins. The substance that gets me high on life... And also brings me right back into balance.

7 THINGS SURFING HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE

7 THINGS SURFING HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE

The ocean has kicked my ass, pounded me senseless, and scared the crap out of me. But, the ocean has also cradled me, rejuvenated me, and given me some of the best memories of my life.

SEA SALUTATIONS: 5 YOGA POSES FOR SURFING

SEA SALUTATIONS: 5 YOGA POSES FOR SURFING

Yoga, especially a Vinyasa-style of yoga, is an amazing way for surfers to cross train: strengthening the core, building stamina, increasing lung capacity, sharpening coordination and creating flexibility. 

LET'S GET ROLLING

LET'S GET ROLLING

After that one Tuesday morning Class, I don’t think I ever looked at a foam roller the same way again. I had to have a roller for my home. Rolling needed to become a part of my daily routine.

TRUSTING YOUR PROCESS

TRUSTING YOUR PROCESS

Compassion reminds us that we must place our trust in the process and allow our journey to unfold exactly as it should. Not how we think it should. Because really, in yoga or surfing or life, what is the final destination? 

BEACH BAG ESSENTIALS

BEACH BAG ESSENTIALS

You know I gotta rock my Sunburnt & Salty x Ocean State of Mind Tote bag everywhere I go. It’s perfect for going from the beach to the yoga studio to the market and then heading out on the town. Here I’ve listed my top 7 essentials that I carry with me in my tote bag so that I’m prepared for whatever my day has to bring.