Archive for the ‘CHECK IT’ Category

December 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Packing Tips For Anti-Bag-Checkers A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall

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Packing. The very thought of choosing between paying extra to check a bag or hoisting a 100-pound carryon into the overhead compartment makes me feel like throwing a tantrum. Or possibly eating a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
It’d be way easier to pack if I were the type of person who could relax on a beach in a bikini and cutoff shorts, but that’s just not me. My relaxation? It means hiking, biking, rock climbing, surfing, and caving. And that means packing a whole lotta gear. (more…)

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November 30th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

A Slice of Life | Steph’s Holiday Wish List

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I’ve narrowed down my holiday wish list to the nine ultimate surfer girl presents. This isn’t just the season for cozying up next to the fireplace.. its also time to get outside!  (more…)

October 16th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Finding Bluegrass Roots in a Big City

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Banjo playin’ cowboys on a farm in the South; that’s the image that came to mind when I first thought of Bluegrass music. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised… This past weekend I was able to enjoy an experience that has forever evolved my understanding of this rising genre of music; The Bluegrass Situation. (more…)

September 30th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

SWELL Eats | Packable Lentil Salad Ready-Made Superfoods In A Jar for your Next Mission

EATSWhether youre hiking into the lost coast, avoiding baja belly or just trying to stay in surf shape, this packable superfood is the ticket. Just throw all these ready-made products in a mason jar and power up for your session.

Here’s how to prepare your lentil edamame salad without a kitchen (more…)