Sep
10

Featured Artist: Jesse Thomas


Kentucky-bred singer-songwriter Jesse Thomas boldly moved west to Los Angeles in 2008 with buckets of talent and a guitar case full of sensational original songs, yet not knowing a soul and with very little money in her pocket. Eventually, by way of a few rough demos and open mic live performances, Thomas caught the attention of producer Jim Roach, who signed her to his label, Red Parade Music Group. Thomas’ star has been on the rise ever since, and her terrific song “Back To Fighting” breezes through the background of one of our recent “Let The Sea Set You Free” featurettes!

Sep
06

Another Great Year at the Roxy Women’s Summer Session in Argentina

Roxy team riders and guest coaches, Erin Comstock and Robin Van Gyn, headed to Argentina once again for the 2012 Roxy Women’s Summer Session with SASS on August 22nd until September 1st, for 11 days filled with backcountry shredding and a one of a kind skiing and snowboarding experience.

The Roxy Women’s Session was pack with motivated girls who were eager to hike lines, ride powder, and build kickers with the entire SGT and Roxy crew. Since it was Summer in Winter we were lucky to have sunny days for a majority of the session with a major dump on the tail end. We’re now left counting down the days until we can get back to Bariloche…until next time!

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Sep
06

Back in New York for Roxy Surf Camps & the Unsound Surf Right Coast Cup

The Unsound Surf Right Coast Cup presented by Quiksilver will be taking over Long Beach, New York from September 5th-9th. The event will run two days during this five- day waiting period, showcasing the East Coast’s best young surfers competing for their share of the $20,000 prize purse.

Roxy will be in New York at the event providing FREE surf lessons for girls of all ages at the Roxy Surf Camp. We’re teaming up with Skudin Surf on the weekend of September 8th and 9th, and offering 1.5 hour sessions at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.

Roxy Team Rider Amy Murphree, will be there to sign autographs, and every surf camp participant will receive a free Roxy Surf Camp goody bag with a surf camp tee and other great swag! Registration begins at 9am. Sea you there!

Sep
05

Download of the Week: Fang Island “Sisterly”


Employing a drums / two-guitar / zero-bass lineup, Fang Island makes music that’s at once triumphant and joyous — in other words, exactly what you need to make your summer that much more celebratory. The Brooklyn band’s self-titled debut LP made us swoon for months on end a couple years ago…yet amazingly, we’re enjoying their new record, Major, even more. Its streamlined, super-melodic songs burst like colorful fireworks, with none more explosive than the album’s lead single, “Sisterly”!

Download here

Fang Island

Sep
05

Roxy at the Pacific Festival: The Dunes

To us, spending the day on the sand and in the sun listening to some amazing live music was the perfect way to spend Labor Day Weekend.  So it was no wonder when Pacific Festival: The Dunes completely rocked our Sunday!  With great live acts from Poolside,  Yacht, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and the funky Mayer Hawthorne and up-beat DJ sets from Bag Raiders, Cosmic Kids, and DJ Metric, we were dancing all day in Newport’s scenic back bay.

To really round out the music festival spirit, Roxy set up amazing beach tents and teepees for concert-goers to DIY their own feather and bead headbands.  Right next to the DIY-ers, spiritual medium Austyn Wells was giving readings in her civil war tent complete with Moroccan rugs and patterned stools.

Roxy team rider, Jen Smith, stopped by to hang out for the festival and help throw out bright, neon-pink ROXY beach balls into the crowds.  We have to give her all the credit for one of our favorite moments of the day, too:  throwing the huge blow up ROXY swan into the crowd and watching it fly around while music fans listened to Poolside.

Sep
05

Our Back to School Must-Haves!

We’re kinda bummed that summer’s over, so we decided to cope by sorting through all of our fall fashion obsessions. Here are our top style picks to get you back in that school spirit.

And don’t forget your school supplies!  Try out some of these classroom necessities, which are perfect to stash in our Driftwood Backpack on your way to class.

Now, time to hit those books!