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December 31st, 2014 | By | 98 Comments

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As great as new year’s resolutions can be. 95% of us are setting ourselves up of failure. I mean it would be awesome if we could all lose 10 lbs, volunteer more, start an animal shelter, go on a dream vacation, eat 100% organic, and start an etsy store. Bravo to anyone who can achieve all that. I’d love some tips. But I am all about the baby steps. Deciding to make little decisions every day that help to achieve a big goal. Yeah, choosing to drink Green Tea instead of a Big Gulp on Friday afternoons might not seem like a glamorous thing to talk about, but it’s little things like that that make a difference. (more…)

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December 22nd, 2014 | By | 141 Comments

Life at Banzai | Medina, Wilson Crowned at Pipemasters Dane Grady Captures Crowning Moments of the 2014 Billabong Pipemasters

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At first look, to say the Pipe Masters was the best event this year would be a dodgy call. The event ran the first early rounds in huge, wild pipeline. And just a few heats after Jordy Smith separated his shoulder, the event was called off. With the event now set aside for the day, Pipeline turned a full 180, producing the best waves seen all year for the rest of the day, but the ASP still did not call the event back on. (more…)

December 17th, 2014 | By | 23 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 | 157 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…)