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September 26th, 2013 | By | 772 Comments


A sandy Bum is a happy bum.

Why are there so many sandy bum pictures out there. Well it’s easy. A sandy bum is a happy bum. For two very good reasons… (more…)

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September 25th, 2013 | By | 1,045 Comments

The Mountains Are Calling (Here’s What To Wear) Mountain Climbing Tips & Gear Picks from Dirtbag Darling

Someone once said, “getting there is half the fun,” and, oh boy, is that the case when you’re trying to get to the summit of a mountain. Bagging a peak is a huge accomplishment both mentally and physically because, along with the fun, there’s also a whole lot of bruises, scrapes, sore muscles, aching feet and tired lungs going on.

Reaching your first mountain summit—whether you’re on maintained trail, shimming along a rocky ledge, or climbing with harness and rope—should be on everyone’s bucket list, but you’ll need to prepare first. Here’s what you need to know to get started… (more…)

September 22nd, 2013 | By | 111 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from our newest photo contributor, Kelsey Finn
Don’t be afraid to be trigger happy, ESPECIALLY when taking photos underwater. You never know if you missed the exact moment your subject, background, and lighting are all in sync. Underwater is even more difficult to get the exact shot you imagined – so you cannot afford to wait until you think the moment is right. So hold down that shutter release and shoot away!
[Side tip for the GoPro users – if you’re taking stills, change the setting to “burst” mode to take multiple photos in a row (three is my magical number).]

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September 21st, 2013 | By | 2,380 Comments

SeaMade: Deep Sea Smoothie Recipe


Fueling your tank with nutrient dense food is crucial to sustaining an active lifestyle. Superfood smoothies are the perfect source of all the nutrients needed to get through a hectic day. Don’t let the deep, dark green deter you- it really is tasty! The recipe and ingredients to follow will give you a better buzz than the last coffee whiskey you pounded on your way to a cold surf sesh. (You are familiar with that little warm-me-up, right?) (more…)