Have you always wanted to learn to surf? Would you like to take your surfing to the next level? Join Heather Alley and myself for a one week intensive. Space is limited and we are really looking forward to this trip! For more info and to reserve your spot click here.
Joseph Tomarchio approached me last year about contributing to his collection of short stories, Legacy of Stoke: A Collection of the Stories that Made Us Surfers (Volume 1). The instructions were pretty simple: tell a story about learning or teaching, how were you initiated, and/or how you passed on the legacy. In case it wasn’t totally obvious, I am passionate about surfing and all that it has done for me, so I gladly said yes. It was a treat to receive the bound copy last week of Volume 1. My story was included along with many other voices and experiences. It was fun to read through and hear from surfers around the world “talking story” about their experiences in the water. Some stories were similar to mine—learning to surf relatively late in life and having it change us, such as Karen Shatafian’s passage. Others were inspirational, like the one from Charlie Paradise, who was traveling down the wrong path in life when surfing saved him. Or the one from Kim Byrne, who overcame various medical complications to surf once again. Stoke fills the pages through the stories and excerpts from other books. I urge you to pick up a copy, available on Amazon.
And for those of you who have so much stoke that it trickles out of you and onto the written page, Joseph is collecting stories for Volume 2.
Filed under Books, Surfing
Star of the Discovery Channel’s highest rated show, “Naked and Afraid,” Alison Teal shows us just what it takes to go native. This surfer girl from the Big Island of Hawaii prepares for the ultimate test of her survival skills by turning to her wilderness expert parents and cast of talented locals from her home in Hawaii. Alison does more than just surf like a girl, she survives like a girl! Way cool.
Filed under Surfing, Travel
How are we just seeing this? Jack Johnson and Kelly Slater play an acoustic version of Jack’s song “Home,” live from the beach. Yummy.
Roxy sent us these adorable leggings to share with one Surf Like a Girl follower! Just send us a comment with your favorite surf spot to be entered to win. You can comment below or email us at girls at surflikeagirl dot com.
Meg Roh, a 15 year-old surfer girl from Orange County, CA, has gone surfing every day for the past 1000 days. Rain or shine, healthy and sick (girl, let’s not get too crazy), Meg has paddled out either before or after school to catch at least five waves. Meg, we couldn’t be more impressed. You make surfing like a girl look good! Read the full article here.
P.S. Kudos to her dad for driving her to the break most days. Bet he is happy she will get her license soon!
Filed under General, Surfing
The Art of Craft has partnered with photographer Timothy Hogan to create theFINproject, a series of limited edition tees and prints. 10% of sales goes directly to the Surfrider Foundation. Buy yours here.