Posts Tagged ‘guide’

November 8th, 2013 | By | 435 Comments

SeaMade: Women’s Wetsuit Buyer’s Guide A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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Wetsuits- the armor of surfers. Having a good wetsuit can make or break a surf session. Ask any surfer what their favorite wetsuit is and they will probably tell you they have a collection. I think I have about 10 wetsuits right now. Each has a purpose depending on whether it’s for longboarding or shortboarding, or warmth or style.
If a suit does not properly fit one’s body it will likely leak or constrict blood flow. Wetsuits should fit snuggly but you shouldn’t feel like you can’t breathe. I recommend spending the extra dough to get a good fullsuit because staying warm is one of the most important factors of cold-water surfing. Suits often go on sale at the end of the season, so keep your eye out for some deals. I’ve reviewed a few wetsuits from SWELL’s gear shop that are good for a variety of water temps. Read on to see what I thought of them…
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October 21st, 2013 | By | 995 Comments

Leather Care Guide from Frye

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Killer boots, man. Now learn how to keep them that way.
So you finally invested in a quality pair of boots that you could walk 500 miles in, right? Almost. To keep your leather boots looking solid for that 500 miles more, follow these instructions from Frye. Believe us, with over a century of experience with making high quality boots and shoes, these people know their stuff when it comes to making leather last…. (more…)

September 8th, 2013 | By | 1,827 Comments

SeaMade: The Budget Surf Trip / Baja Edition A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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SeaMade: ¡Viaje a Baja Norte!

Baja Norte (the northern region of Baja, Mexico for all you gringos) is considered the wild west of Mexico. Countless point breaks, reef breaks, and shore breaks are sure to give you enough paddle time to be arm breakers. Add a ten-story blinking Jesus, donkeys painted like zebras, cha-cha dance offs, vineyards, tacos, tequila, and cantinas and you are sure to get a taste of the real wild west. From my house in Cardiff, I can get to my favorite surf spots and taco stands in less than two hours. It’s hard to believe I’m in such a different element just two hours from home. Read on for tips on Baja travel, surf, eats and more on a budget…

*Pictured above:  Frye Combat Boots / SUPERbrand surfboard (more…)

September 2nd, 2013 | By | 820 Comments

The Lolli Swim Guide to Sweets

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In search of the ultimate sweet treats, we turned to the authority on all things sugary, Lolli Swimwear’s Vy, to dish on the very best desserts Southern California has to offer. The designer of bow bikini bottoms, one-pieces with heart cut-outs and rainbow sorbet-colored swimmies certainly knows her stuff when it comes to all things sweet. Exhibit 1: the Lolli Instagram account. It’s a daily dose of saccharine envy. Needless to say, this girl knows her sweets. Lucky for us, she also loves to share. Read on for Vy’s Guide to SoCal Sweets…. (more…)

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