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December 17th, 2014 | By | 33 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 | 209 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…)

December 7th, 2014 | By | 154 Comments

A Slice of Life | Reusable Bottle

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By now, we all know that the situation regarding plastic in our oceans is getting worse and worse. According to environmental awareness website EcoWatch, “one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans,” and “44 percent of all seabird species, 22 percent of cetaceans, all sea turtle species and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies.”
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December 6th, 2014 | By | 35 Comments

Saturday Salute | Glühwein (Mulled Wine)

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When in search of a spirit to get into the Holiday spirit, nothing beats at mug of Glühwein. Spicy, slightly sweet, and served warm, this travel mug-ready beverage is a go-to pick for Christmas tree lightings and holiday parades (it does make sitting in the cold, watching swarms twinkle light-wrapped scooters getting herded through a street a bit easier to sit through). Throwing an ugly sweater party? Best to have a crock pot of this stuff ready. If the mix of wine and brandy doesn’t lift your spirits, the smell of winter spice throughout the house will do the trick.
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