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November 20th, 2014 | By | 120 Comments


We have checklists and to-do lists for shopping, work, life, the home, homework, and school. So, why not add a daily checklist to the mix concerning something that’s just a weeeeee bit important, like your health. (more…)

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November 16th, 2014 | By | No Comments

A Slice Of Life | Suits for the Season

Autumn is a confusing time for surfers. I mean, in summer you trunk it, in winter you’ve got your fullsuit/ steamer situation, and of course they’re called spring suits for a reason. Does that mean in fall, you just put on your spring suit, and call it a fall suit? This is one of life’s great mysteries. While the temperatures seem to allow for this, fall suit just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. So maybe, we can think of a different name… lets go with “transitional suit.” Transitional wetsuits can come in different shapes and thicknesses, but usually involve 2mm neoprene, instead of a fullsuit’s typical 3/2, or a steamer’s 4/3 (sometimes 5/4/3… for extra frigid winters.. yikes). My favorite way to wear 2mm neoprene is in the form of separates! For example, Billabong Women’s cropped jacket paired with their wetsuit leggings makes for a fun and unique wetsuit “outfit.” These pieces have been keeping me nice and warm, but not too hot, while the water is starting to cool down.

Photo: Willie Kessel Photography | Instagram: @williekessel

Pictured: Billabong Cropped Wetsuit Jacket and Surf Leggings

November 15th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Saturday Salute | Retail Motivation

“Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.” Noted, Mr. Joseph Pilates. But motivation is a different beast. One that can be coerced by a  fresh pair of stretchies from time to time. So buy that new workout ensemble you’ve been eying. It’ll give you one less excuse to skip on fitness. Think of it as an investment in your health. You deserve it!
Need some retail motivation? Click below for our favorite picks of the season:
New Activewear | Pictured: O’Neill 365 Activewear

/Sa’lute/: Italian meaning “cheers!” or “Enjoy excellent health.” Cheers to Saturday with Salute: a balanced dose of healthy recipes, fitness inspo and weekend-worthy drinks.

November 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

A Slice Of Life | Sweet as Agave

Succulents may just be the trendiest low-maintenance gardening item of all time. The cute little ones that look like flowers are everywhere these days, and absolutely anyone can take care of ‘em. Sometimes though, they aren’t exactly pint size Pinterest pieces… for example, the California Coastal Agave can reach up to an impressive 5 meters in height! Agave isn’t just for tequila, soothing sun burns, or sweetening your coffee… It also makes for a super rad background in pictures. I’m just hanging, showing off the essential gear – Kevin Connelly watermelon surfboard; Billabong Womens wetsuit… But lets be real, this crazy cool cactus steals the show.

Photo: Willie Kessel Photography | Instagram: @williekessel

Pictured: Billabong Cropped Wetsuit Jacket and Surf Leggings