Jul
22

ROXY Collaborates on Exclusive Midnight Swim Collection with LA Artist Niki Livingston

Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY

If you ask us, one-of-a-kind swim pieces, DIY crafts, tunes by DJ Love Fingers and artisanal cocktails are the perfect way to wrap up a busy work week and spend a Saturday evening.

Last month, Lookout & Wonderland’s founding artist Niki Livingston showcased her capsule collection of 100 one-of-a-kind, organic indigo-dyed bathing suits that were created in collaboration with Roxy swim designers.

We hosted a launch party at Shelter Half, a unique artisan marketplace in Los Angeles, to celebrate the collaboration complete with an indigo dye workshop, live music and craft cocktails.

The Midnight Swim collection blends shades of shadowy indigo – the perfect compliment for endless summer days and nights spent at the beach. We enjoyed a runway presentation of the new line and then snacked, danced and sipped on cocktails while having fun creating our own DIY indigo-dyed mobiles. Hemp string, dyed pieces of canvas and some sticks are all you need!

We spoke with Cynthia Son, a ROXY designer to get the inside scoop behind the Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY collaboration.

 ROXY: What was the inspiration behind the collaboration?

Cynthia: The inspiration behind Midnight Swim was sparked from a concept from our swim designer Breanna Marston for our upcoming swim line. The underlying themes were a late night swim that evokes blue & black indigo inky patterns that feel like a summer night! Based on the beautiful hand dyed shibori technique used by Niki Livingston, we knew that her dynamic style mixed with indigo dyed patterns would be the perfect collaboration for ROXY!

 ROXY: Will we see more collaborations like this for ROXY Swim in the future? Will indigo dyed product be available in larger quantities in the future?

Cynthia: For now the collection is a one-of-a-kind run of 100 pieces that will only be available  exclusively at Shelter Half. There are a couple upcoming collaborations we’re pretty excited about! Stay tuned to see what we’re planning for Spring 2015!

ROXY: We know what indigo is a hot trend right now. What other trends do you see taking off with swimwear in the next few months?

Cynthia: Indigo is definitely a BIG trend right now. Our design team is  currently focusing on experimenting with different textures, space dyed fabrics, cut outs & seamless details.

Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY

Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY

Lookout & Wonderland’s Artist Niki Livingston.

Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY

Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY

Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY

Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY

Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY

Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY

Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY

Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY

Lookout & Wonderland x ROXY

Jul
16

Experience Everything #ROXYOutdoorFitness

The great outdoors is calling us. A new season means a new opportunity to build a better, stronger us. Running, bending, twisting and reshaping. Always testing ourselves. Always seeking our happy place. Finding strength and resilience we never knew we had. Reaching our limits and pushing past them. Redefining out minds, redefining our bodies. Finding zen within us, by engaging with the world around us. Fit. In whichever way we see fit. Because “better” is a moving target. And everyday we’re one step closer to our best selves. #ROXYOutdoorFitness

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ROXY Outdoor Fitness

ROXY Outdoor Fitness

ROXY Outdoor Fitness

ROXY Outdoor Fitness

ROXY Outdoor Fitness

ROXY Outdoor Fitness

ROXY Outdoor Fitness

ROXY Outdoor Fitness

ROXY Outdoor Fitness

ROXY Outdoor Fitness

Jul
15

Q & A with ROXY Marketing Intern Maya B!

Ever wonder what it’s like to have the coolest Internship around? Meet ROXY’s Marketing Intern Maya B. and take a peak inside her world here at ROXY HQ.

Ask an Intern

ROXY: What is you major? What school do you attend?

MAYA: I am an advertising and marketing communications major at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

ROXY: What is a typical intern’s day look like at Roxy?

MAYA: Everyday is so different which is why it is so much fun to intern here. I can be working on a research project one day and be out of the office prepping for an event the next!

Ask an Intern!

ROXY: What has been your favorite project to work on so far?

MAYA: I’m really passionate about photography so I love working on Roxy photo shoots. Being able to see and work on the whole process from conceptualizing the shoot to the finished product is really exciting, especially when we’re photographing the Roxy athletes!

Behind the Scenes with Maya B.

ROXY:  What is the best perk of the internship?

MAYA: There are SO many perks interning at Roxy! Not only do I totally abuse my shopping discount, but I get to work with really great talented people and learn new things from them every day.

ROXY: Have you met any of the Roxy athletes?

MAYA: Yes! Being able to meet Lisa Andersen, Kelia Moniz, Stephanie Gilmore, Bruna Schmitz, Monyca Eleogram and Dara Howell was such a dream come true. They’re all so inspiring! It was a great pleasure meeting all of them.

ROXY: What is your dream job?

MAYA: My dream job is to have my internship at Roxy turn into a full-time position. I love the brand and interning here I want to continue to grow with company.

ROXY: What advice would you give other girls looking to work/intern in the action sports or fashion industries?

MAYA: Never let anyone stop you from reaching your goals. Moving from New York to California for an internship had many obstacles but I never let anything or anyone stop me. Be willing to work hard and don’t be afraid to speak up! Employers won’t know the incredible skills you have if you don’t take the initiative to tell them.

Ask an Intern!

Jul
11

A ROXY Breakfast with Chef Andre

It’s not every day that you can eat breakfast at the office prepared by the chef of world-class surfers, so when it does happen, we make it into the office extra early! Australian clean foods chef Andre Sickinger is better known as the “Surfers Chef.” He prepares meals for the world’s top surfers on the tour, including our very own Stephanie Gilmore!  Every meal he makes is organic and nutritious, but yet somehow still tastes great!

Chef Andre at ROXY HQ

For our office breakfast, Chef Andre made two delicious super-food, plant-based meals. Check out the pics and try the recipes at home the next time you need some energy for your morning paddle!

The first is a revitalizing green smoothie. To make this smoothie you will need:

  • Approx. 16 oz. of Coconut Water (Chef Andre recommends Harmless Harvest brand if you don’t have any fresh coconuts available)
  • 1 green apple chopped
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber (or a regular cucumber)
  • 1 large handful of fresh kale
  • ½ handful of mint
  • 1 lemon with no skin

You can also put in a teaspoon of Spirulina, a natural algae that is high in protein and nutrients.

Place them all into a Vitamix  and blast it on high speed until completely smoothed (or if you’re like us…a traditional blender will do).

Keep extra coconut water on hand to balance the consistency of the smoothie to your liking.

This recipe is great before a surf session to keep you energized and strong. It’s also great for detoxing!

Chef Andre's Revitalizing Green Smoothie

ROXY Team Enjoying Chef Andre's Revitalizing Green Smoothie

The next dish we had is a Power Chia Pudding, a really easy recipe that takes some overnight preparation.

What you need is:

  • 8 oz. coconut water
  • ½ cup of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of goji berries
  • 1 tablespoon of inca berries
  • 4 pitted prunes
  • 1 tablespoon of dehydrated mangos (sliced into strips)
  • 1 tablespoon of pepita seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of almonds

Combine the coconut water, chia seeds, goji berries, inca berries, prunes, and mangos into a bowl. Mix them well and let it soak together overnight.

Soak the pepita seeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds in a separate glass of water overnight. Drain and rinse them after approx. 12 hours of soaking.

Mix all ingredients together and serve. If you have a sweet tooth, drizzle organic coconut nectar on top for a healthy all natural way to sweeten!

Keep a bowl of this in the fridge and have it as a snack or dessert for the next few days!

Chef Andre's Power Chia Pudding

To learn more about Chef Andre and follow his culinary creations, follow him on Instagram at @andresickinger_chef. We look forward to more breakfasts in the office like this!

ROXY Breakfast with Chef Andre

Jul
09

Make time for adventures that come with the changing seasons…#LovingLost

Always prepared to drop everything when the time is right, we make time for the adventures that come with the changing seasons. From golden Indian summer sets and brisk autumn road trips, to riding the white waves that winter brings to the mountains, we are always chasing the epic moments we’ll remember forever. While the end of the year is filled with reflective evenings, spring brings new life to our morning rituals. In the warm seasons of dawn patrol, every bright sunrise is inspiration for the perfect day. For us, the best times are ones that feel lived in and we have the stories to prove it. #LovingLost

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Loving Lost in Southern California

Monyca Eleogram Loving Lost in Santa Monica

Loving Lost in Santa Monica

Loving Lost in Venice Beach

Loving Lost in Venice Beach

Loving Lost in Southern California

Loving Lost in Santa Monica

Loving Lost in Venice Beach

Loving Lost in Venice Beach

Loving Lost in Venice Beach

Loving Lost in Venice Beach

Jul
06

Loving Lost in Bali: Uluwatu’s Long Lefts & Bali’s Sunsets

After having a taste of the famous break during the Uluwatu challenge we were hungry for more! Surfing Uluwatu Bali is a real treat. Taking in the beautiful view, the water is warm, the wave fast and long. The hardest decision of the day was choosing which bikini we wanted to wear.

Surfing Uluwatu

Leading the way, Lee-Ann Curren, Rosy Hodge, Kelia Moniz and Bruna Schmitz knew where to go. Below the cliffs and through the cave, we entered the surf, perhaps one of the most unique and beautiful entry points we’ve ever encountered on all of our globetrotting surf trips.

Surfing Uluwatu

Usually a crowded break, we found a few line ups all to ourselves and made the most of those famous Uluwatu long lefts. This is our definition of heaven.

Rosy Hodge Surfing at Uluwatu

Rosy Hodge Surging Uluwatu

Kelia Moniz Surfing Uluwatu

Bruna Schmitz Surfing Uluwatu

Exploring all of our available options, we hired a boat and headed out to find some secret spots and explore further down the coast.

ROXY Team Surfing Bali

Surfing in Bali

Rosy Hodge Surfing in Bali

Lee-Ann Curren Surfing in Bali

The best part of heading out on the boat had to be the delicious dinner the crew served up as we returned to the beach.

No need for plates here! A leaf and a pair of chopsticks were all we needed to enjoy a delicious Balinese-style feast.

Sally Fitzgibbons

Bali Beach BBQ

ROXY Team Riders Enjoying a Traditional Bali BBQ

Spoiled with an incredible Bali sunset, we reveled in some epic photos and the stories that matched.

Sunset Surfing in Bali

Kelia Moniz Sunset Surf in Bali

We couldn’t have asked for a more picturesque evening to conclude our last night in Bali. We fell in love with the beauty, adventure and spirit of Bali and can’t wait to return again soon!

Sunset Surf in Bali

Jul
05

Loving Lost in Bali: Exploring Ubud’s Natural Paradise

We found our paradise amongst the trees! Enjoying our time in Ubud’s natural paradise, we enjoyed the unique surrounds of Bambu Indah. Translating to ‘beautiful bamboo’ in Balinese, we quickly understood why!

A quirky combination of bamboo buildings and antique wood houses makes Bambu Indah the perfect mix of comfort and character.

For explorers like us, Ubud is a perfect hideaway and adventurers’ haven all in one.

Bambu Indah in Ubud

Fresh coffee and coconut water were the perfect way to start each day. Each morning, we enjoyed delicious locally sourced breakfasts. In fact, we could see where our herbs and vegetables came from…just a short distance away from the Bamboo Indah grounds!

Bambu Indah in Ubud

Bambu Indah in Ubud

The rope swing kept us entertained for hours and Bruna kept us laughing with her rope swing technique!

Bambu Indah in Ubud

Bambu Indah in Ubud

Bambu Indah in Ubud

We loved tree house living! We spent the warm and lazy afternoons on the day bed listening to LeeAnn jamming on the verandah while falling asleep to the hum of the jungle.

Just a short taxi ride away, we headed into town to do a little shopping on the streets near Ubud central.

Loving Lost in Bali-Exploring Ubud

Winding our way through rice paddies to find the perfect place for lunch, we discovered Sari Organik. Good to see our appetite for coconut water hadn’t disappeared!

Lunch in Ubud

Lunch in Ubud

After filling ourselves with delicious local cuisine we were ready for the next adventure…. cruising the local markets! We’re always looking for something to add to our colorful collection of memories at home.

Loving Lost in Bali-Exploring Ubud

Jul
02

Loving Lost in Bali: Raw Food Cooking Class in Ubud

Inspired and energized by the local ingredients in some of the meals we were eating in Bali, we booked ourselves a raw food cooking class in Ubud to learn a couple new dishes.

Raw Food Cooking Class in Ubud

We let our stomachs guide the way as we selected our top 5 choices to create from the menu.

Ready to put our cooking skills to the test, we chopped, diced and blended our way through 5 meals! All using the freshly grown produce on hand at Ubud Sari.

Ubud Sari Health Resort

Raw Food Cooking in Ubud

Raw Food Cooking in Ubud

Raw Lasagna

Our favorite dish by far was the raw lasagna (Did we mention that the marinara sauce was incredible!?)

Want to make a raw lasagna dish of your own? Here’s how we made it!

You’ll need:

1 Zucchini

1 Cucumber

1 Eggplant

1 Jicama (can be substituted with water chestnuts, pear or apple)

1 Avocado

basil pesto

Marinara sauce:

½ cup of sundried tomatoes

2 cloves of garlic

2 Tomatoes

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp oregano

A handful of fresh basil leaves

2 dates

½ cup of olive oil

1 tsp flax seeds

1 tsp salt

1 lime

Here’s how to put it together:

1. To make the marinara sauce, Chop the tomatoes and place them in a blender along with the oregano, garlic, sundried tomatoes, fresh basil, the honey, dates and olive oil.  Squeeze a hint of lime and the salt. Blend until all ingredients are combined for about 1 – 2 minutes.

2. Slice your zucchini, eggplant and cucumber lengthways and cut them into even slices for layering.

3. Mash your avocado and set aside.

4. Place 2 even zucchini slices vertically side-by-side on a plate and spread with marinara sauce.

5. Follow by placing 2 slices of eggplant horizontally side-by-side on top and then spread with basil pesto.

6. Place 2 even cucumber slices vertically side-by-side and spread with mashed avocado.

7. Place 2 more slices of zucchini horizontally and spread with marinara sauce

8. Top with jicama (or substitute) a slice of tomato, a few leaves of basil and garnish with some flax seeds

9. Enjoy!

Raw Food Cooking in Ubud

Raw Food Cooking in Ubud

If you were wondering about Bruna’s unique headband she is wearing…it was made by a local woman at Bambu Indah. As we all sat for breakfast, an older woman approached us and gave each of us a beautiful flower headband handmade by the beautiful flowers from garden. A sweet little gift and token of kindness we will always remember from our trip to Bali!

Jul
01

Roxy and Quiksilver Celebrate International Surfing Day with Kind Surf

On Friday, June 20th, Roxy and Quiksilver teamed up with Kind Surf to host a beach day for disadvantaged kids in Valencia, Spain at Port Saplaya beach who would otherwise not have had an opportunity to enjoy International Surfing Day.

International Surfing Day with Kind Surf

Kind Surf is an international non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged kids through the practice of surfing and environmental education.  It was founded by Almudena Fernandez, an international model, eco-activist and OCEANA Ambassador who is passionate about sustainability and preserving the earth’s natural resources for generations to come.

The ISD celebration started at 4pm on Friday 20 June with 15 kids in disadvantaged situations, consisting of two different groups and a dedicated Kind Surf instructor for each participant:

– 8 kids from Adisto Fundation, which help those with Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Down’s Syndrome
– 7 kids from NovaVida Fundation, helping those at risk of social exclusion
– 12 Kind Surf members, 5 volunteers, and Quiksilver team rider Aritz Aranburu

The Kind Surf team started the day off with an environmental class, teaching the importance of respecting all of the ocean’s creatures and keeping the beach clean from plastics and trash.  After a quick beach clean-up, the kids warmed up for their intro surf sessions.

International Surfing Day with Kind Surf

International Surfing Day with Kind Surf

The conditions were perfect for some fun waves! After lots of laughs and some happy tears, the day ended with a group photo and new Kind Surf tee shirts for all of the kids.

International Surfing Day with Kind Surf

International Surfing Day with Kind Surf

International Surfing Day with Kind Surf

International Surfing Day with Kind Surf

In addition to the activity hosted in Spain, Roxy and Quiksilver donated a  portion of sales from every boardshort and swim piece bought on Roxy.com and Quiksilver.com worldwide on International Surfing Day as an additional contribution to Kind Surf. This not only helped make a special day a reality for the 15 kids in attendance, but will help ensure others can enjoy special events like this in the future as well.

To learn more about Kind Surf and how you can get involved, visit http://kindsurf.org/.

Jun
30

Loving Lost in Bali: Mt. Agung Sunrise Trekking Part 2

Bright and early (very early) we set out for the sunrise hike up Mt. Agung. We met at the base of Temple Besakih where we met our tour guides and began our ascent up the mountain.

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Agung

Climbing through the dense jungle of Besakiah and up 1,500 sets of stairs was an early indicator of how steep the trek up the mountain would prove to be.

Our rock climbing skills were put to the test, as parts of the hike looked more similar to rock climbing than to hiking. With only a headlamp to guide the way, we were cautious for loose rocks and slippery mud as one wrong step could lead to disaster!

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Agung

Hiking for three hours straight, we finally made it above the clouds! Stopping for a much-needed break, we soaked in the incredible view of the full moon while we rehydrated and refueled while watching the clouds hypnotically float through the sky.

Realizing that we were only halfway up the mountain, the sun was already rising and we wouldn’t reach the peak in time for sunrise, we decided to change our plans and set up an impromptu campsite to enjoy a warm fire and a much needed cup of coffee.

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Agung

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Agung

We spent some time warming up near the campfire and we each shared some funny stories about a few close calls during the climb up.

As dawn approached, we began our descent down the mountain. We took our time heading down as conditions had quickly changed. The beautiful cloud cover now caused the grounds to become wet and slippery.

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Agung

Making it back to the bottom safely was a bittersweet moment. Exhausted but proud of just how far we managed to climb, we were excited for a few simple pleasures – a full breakfast, a fresh cup of coffee and the promise of not having to hike anything more than the path to our beds!

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Agung