August 28th, 2015
Posts Tagged ‘surf trip’
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CityWild has been an extraordinary journey. Between hiking 10 miles from the countryside to the beach of Malibu, to the actual production, the whole trip was an amazing process. The entire crew learned so much about outdoors trekking, surfing, and even style. Here’s a behind the scenes glimpse at the products we loved. After all, you can’t go CityWild in Los Angeles without some stylish layers….
Exiting the canyon and making our way down Las Virgenes Road, I couldn’t help but reflect on how far we had come. From the campground to our makeshift trail to cliff jumps and stream paddles, we were all feeling really psyched and ready to jump in the ocean. The panoramic ocean view kept our minds off the heat mirages coming up off the pavement to lick our ankles.
SeaMade: The Budget Surf Trip / Baja Edition A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison
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…
The timeless and carefree style of Craig Anderson is an enigma. In and out of the water, he effortlessly out-surfs anyone and looks damn good doing it. A driving force of the Modern Collective progressive surfing boom, this Aussie/Saffa represents a new breed of free surfers with fresh styles.
Craig “Ando” Anderson has spent the last few years circling the globe with his fellow Quik free-surfers like Dane, Ry and Clay. From his Surfing Mag covershot at Greenbush, to his Punt of the Month, everyone’s trying to understand how this hair-farming ripper makes it look so easy.
Craig explains his approach to surf and style “To me, good style is about being in tune with the ocean, timing, nonchalance, vision, and just being relaxed. Everyone’s style is gonna be different. It’s all about being comfortable and enjoying what you like and everyone has a different take on what they enjoy”
Since becoming Quiksilver’s global poster-boy, his new school style influenced the latest cuts and colorways.
Here’s his go-to essentials he takes on his year-round travel benders:
1. Pocket Tee -Usually basics, but just anything without loud logos. Doubles as a surf top
2. Tight Pants– “I like that steez” -Ando
3. Cloth Trucker -Stylish sun protection is a must on the road, and also hides your nappy mop that hasn’t seen shampoo in days
4. Electric Sunglasses -He prefers contemporary twists on wayfarers. Kip Arnette hooks him up
5. Backpack -Boardbags require hands-free cargo. Stash some clothes with your boards if you need more space.
6. Boardshorts – The signature Ando Flint boardshort design is an extension of his surfing style: A retro outline with new-school flare and gravity defying agility. The 4-way stretch Diamond Dobby fabric wont rip when you’re shredding your hardest.
The Cypher Brig boardshort takes performance to the next level for when Craig really gets acrobatic. A favorite short for Dane Reynolds, Ando and him share a similar lazy yet explosive style.
This basic yet enigmatic look and lifestyle has got Craig some very positive feedback from the ladies, so reinvent your steez with new Quik gear here