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December 20th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Saturday Salute | Top 10 Benefits of Soft Sand Running The Case for Soft Sand Running

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If sand between your toes and the possibility for a post-run dip isn’t enough to get you off your butt (or your beach towel) for a beach run, here are 10 other reasons to hit the sand… (more…)

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December 18th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

#SWELLivin

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I am a firm believer that there is beauty everywhere, as long as you are on the lookout for it. Yes even the grocery store parking lot and while stuck in traffic. No joke. Two of the best sunsets I’ve seen in the past month were in those exact locations. It’s all about perspective. Are you open minded to seeing the beauty in your life or close minded because you just are always wishing you were somewhere else, or rushing through it all?

If you’re the latter you are missing out. (more…)

December 17th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Roadtripping | Roark Surfs Iceland Team Roark Hops a Rocketship to Reykjavik in Search of Icy Slabs

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Roark’s latest adventure finds himself in a volatile latitude shrouded by 5 hours of daylight, snow storms, Icelandic death metal and a vodka induced haze. Once again, someone is looking for him and unaware of Roark’s purpose in the world. Photos: Chris Burkard

Take a trip around the ice waters of Iceland with Roark Riders Nate Zoller & Raph Bruhwiler.
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December 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Life at Banzai | Oakley Team House Tour Sebastian "Seabass" Zeitz Takes Us Inside a North Shore Powerhouse

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Not your average beach house, the Oakley House sits in front of Off The Wall and Backdoor Pipe, two of the premier waves of the North Shore. For Sebastian “Seabass” Zeitz and the barrel fiends of the Oakley surf team, that dream home is a reality a for the winter months on Oahu.

Oakley has had this house for seven years now and solidified its place among the handful of team homes that grace the seven mile miracle. The vibe here is has more aloha spirit than the streets of modern day Waikiki and the team stands as a tight nit group of friends. Enjoy an exclusive tour with 2012 Triple Crown winner inside the Oakley team house. Words & Photos by Dane Grady (more…)