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September 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Every now and then, you can (gasp) actually get really inspired by social media. Case in point: wise words from the queen of inspiration herself…Oprah. Ms O Tweeted the other day, “I’d rather have a life of ‘OH WELLS’ than a life of ‘WHAT IFS.”

Well, me too Oprah. Preach it. (more…)

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September 6th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Saturday Salute: Raw Chocolate “Magic Shell”

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What’s better than chocolate? “Healthy” chocolate…and ice cream. And it really does taste better, too. Seriously. Using the base from the banana bowl (i.e., a frozen banana made into ice cream) and raw cacao, you end up with a treat that is raw, packed with antioxidants, AND scrumdiddlyumptious.
Read on for the recipe…
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September 4th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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One of the easiest things you can do to instantly de-stress or feel better, is by going outside and getting a breath of fresh air. Yes even if it’s hot and humid, or cold and rainy. Fresh air does a body and mind a whole lot of good. It’s a daily dose of fresh Vitamin O2. That tip’s been around for quite some time. (more…)

September 3rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

Meet Your Maker | Rusty Take a Tour Into Rusty's Legendary Shaping Bay and Design Studio

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While picking up a fresh batch of boards in Rusty San Diego, we got a behind the scenes look at his hall of fame board building operation, then met then characters in the brand new apparel design HQ for happy hour in Laguna Beach.

Skip straight to the Rusty USA Design HQ Tour in Laguna Beach

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Rusty Preisendorfer estimates he’s shaped over 40,00 boards. For 25 years, he worked on creating larger foam molds to shape bigger boards for bigger waves (and big dudes like him) (more…)