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October 19th, 2014 | By | No Comments

A Slice of Life | Tips for Tip Time

how-to-cross-stepRecently, I’ve been getting a lot of Instagram comments and emails inquiring about hints or tricks for getting to the nose of a longboard, so I’m going to let you guys in on a few little secrets!
(Pictured above: Lolli Swim) (more…)

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October 18th, 2014 | By | 25 Comments

Saturday Salute | The Pineapple Paloma

With fall beach days being an apparent regular thing these days in California, we’re in no mood start adding pumpkin spice and warming whisky to our beverages. Inauthentic to the point of miniature umbrella status, this take on the traditionally booze-heavy lime and tequila drink satisfies your fruity, festive, scent-of-sunscreen-loving self. Perfectly, unseasonably appropriate. Read on for the recipe, care of Clean Sink…
(Pictured: Crystal Cuff Bracelet) (more…)

October 16th, 2014 | By | No Comments


Your body is rad.

In fact every single human body is more than rad. It’s remarkable, and capable of soooooo many incredible things. Case in point: Freedivers that can hold their breath for 5 minutes, marathon runners, rock climbers, powerlifters, hip hop dancers, Kobayashi, and of course, surfers. But, even non-pro or extreme athletes (ordinary joe’s like myself) are cable of amazing things. Another case in point: Beating personal bests in a timed mile, hiking a 14’er, completing a triathlon, or rehabbing from a life altering injury to being better than before.

And those are just a few examples off the top of my head. (more…)

October 10th, 2014 | By | 17 Comments

DIY: Mason Jar Koozie

The positive of using a mason jar as a mug: you can add a lid and boom, to-go cup. The negative: zero molten hot liquid to metacarpal protection. The solution: no, it’s not going out and buying a gadget to add a handle to your jar (put your money towards something better, say, a new pair of winter boots).  Our solution: a fresh pair of socks. Rather, a single sock. Start with a clean one. Maybe one who has lost its partner. Better yet, a fresh pair. Best yet, this palm tree pair from Stance. Clip off the bottom of the sock, or fold the excess under for a less permanent solution.
Pictured: Stance Palm Tree Socks