On our long journey home from Big Sur we turned off the marked roads and headed down some less traveled paths. We followed these winding trails until we stumbled upon one of the prettiest beaches I have seen. We spent a few hours exploring the hidden beach and forgotten coastline in San Luis Obispo. I could’ve spent hours gazing at the ocean from one of the many perfect viewpoints we discovered. There is such a feeling of wonder that can only come about from experiencing the little pieces of paradise found on unplanned adventures. I had my beautiful new bells on that were perfect for climbing, finding my footing, and simply standing still to take it all in. While I gazed out at the ocean, sharp cliffs, and climbing foliage I kept the sun out of my eyes with my hat that I swear never comes off my head. Why should it? As it got a little breezier on the cliffs, I wrapped myself in my new printed jacket. Staying chic and comfortable are two things I always plan on no matter what new, spontaneous adventure may come around the corner.
Pictured: Novella Royale Bell Bottoms | RVCA Reversible Jacket
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It’s not often I take style cues from Dora the Explorer, but the girl knew the value of a good backpack. I have a great big 60-liter one for overnight backpacking trips, a tiny little bag for mountain biking, and a waterproof dry bag for sailing.
So what was I missing? A good ol’ normal backpack. I haven’t had a regular-sized bag since I was slinging textbooks and locker combinations! (more…)
Last week, I stepped out to the home break for a twilight slide after a long day of classes, savoring the crisp autumn air. My rigorous school schedule sometimes doesn’t allow me to paddle out until the sun is wavering on the horizon line, and even when I’m exhausted, I find that some evening noseriding is the perfect way to end my day. Nothing can beat that moment when the wind dies down, and all becomes still except for the smooth rhythm of the sea.
Photo: Willie Kessel Photography | Instagram: @williekessel
Pictured: Billabong Cropped Wetsuit Jacket and Surf Leggings
This isn’t your average pop-party mix, nor is SWELL’s music guru BIlly average by any measure. He left the ghost of Michael Jackson at Neverland Ranch, and opted for rocking psycho-garage-grunge that might enlighten your punk palate. From local boys like Ty Segall and the Growlers, to Sabath and Suicide. Ejoi and keep it creepy