As a professional surfer, and the female that paved the way for Women’s Surfing, Lisa Andersen is certainly no stranger to the water. Consequently she also knows that the ocean doesn’t always play nice and that surf is not always on your side, so picking up a new sport like SUP seemed like a great way to stay in shape while being close to the water.
STRETCHES: Before heading into the ocean, try doing a series of stretches to get warmed-up and loose to ensure you don’t get sore the morning after your paddle.
NECK – Before you beginning the stretch, loosen up your neck by gentling turning your head from side-to-side. To start the chin-to-chest stretch, slowly bend your head forward until your chin touches the top part of your chest. Hold this position for a count of five.
TRICEPS – Place your hand on your upper back with the elbow bend towards the sky & use your other hand to pull the elbow towards your head - Hold for between 10 and 30 seconds.
CHEST - Stand next to a palm tree and place the inside of bent arm on the palm trunk, position bent elbow shoulder height.
HIP FLEXOR - As seen in the picture, go into a lunge position. Keep your front knee at a 90 degree angle, keep your lower back straight, and gently push your hip flexor forwards while you lean back slightly.
SUP PADDLE TIPS:
BENT KNEES – It’s important to keep your knees bent while paddling to ensure you don’t load your lower back
EVEN PADDLE INTERVALS – Make sure you keep count of paddling evenly with each arm or you’ll quickly strengthen one side & create bigger problems in the future.
STANCE – Your feet should be parallel, about hip-width distance apart, centered between the rails (board edges). Don’t stand on the rails.
STYLE - Keep your arms straight and twist from your torso as you paddle. Think of using your torso to paddle rather than your arms. You have more strength in those abdominal muscles than in your arms.
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 22, has won the Roxy Pro France today in Seignosse Le Penon narrowly defeating fellow Australian Tyler Wright (AUS) 19, in clean 3-4Ft surf.
Penultimate event on the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, the Roxy Pro France marks Fitzgibbons’s first event win this season. An absolute standout today, Fitzgibbons was the first surfer to net a perfect 10 in France, and holds three of the highest wave scores of the event.
“I’m so stoked, it’s been a long road this year and I wanted to finish strong,” an ecstatic Fitzgibbons stated. “In that final we switched peaks and I was just sorting things out when she got that 10, and I couldn’t hear anything after that. I got that last good one and I was hoping it would be enough. It’s the most amazing feeling! I’ve got my brother and my dad here and all my family watching online, they’ve been there for me every step of the way!”
A dominant surfer in previous heats where she comboed her opponents several times, Fitzgibbons had to fight through a tight back and forth battle in the final when Wright caught an inside righthander to score the only other perfect 10 point ride of the event.
“It was a tricky situation, I had priority and a sneaky right came in and I was looking for the lefts,” Fitzgibbons continued. “She went for it and really stepped it up, I saw her do that little air out the back and I thought game on I got to do something big now! Patience and perseverance and just keeping your head down, I kept going and I’m just so happy!!”
Tyler Wright (AUS) 19, consistently advanced through the rounds to earn her spot in the final. Off to a great start in the opening minutes of the exchange, Wright was chasing an excellent score when she found the little righthander that earned her a perfect 10 point ride. Suffering another assault from Fitzgibbons, she unfortunately couldn’t find a last opportunity to ameliorate her backup of a 7.00 point and eventually placed runner-up.
“I didn’t really have expectations, I’ve come here to surf, have fun and enjoy myself !” Wright said. “It was awesome to see Sally go out there and win her first event this year cause I know it means a lot to her, and she surfed awesome, definitely the standout of the event. She smashed it and that’s great for our sport to have a surfer like her on tour.”
Posting a third runner-up finish on the board, Wright consolidates her current second place on the rankings and sits an incredibly low 200 points behind current leader Carissa Moore, making for a spectacular finish next week in Portugal.
“I don’t plan on doing anything special like that I just do it, it’s the way I surf. That was a really entertaining final with Sally getting that last one too. The points and numbers don’t really matter to me, they never have. I’m just here surfing and having fun that’s what I do best. This year was never about that, I’m just happy to be on tour and living the life I live !”
Carissa Moore (HAW) 21, placed equal third today, adding yet another excellent result to her season tally, and will be looking to finish strong in Portugal to keep her dream of a second World Title alive. The powerful Hawaiian who earlier today defeated local surfer Pauline Ado (FRA), couldn’t match Fitzgibbons’s sizzling form in their semi-final matchup.
“Of course I’m bummed I wanted to make the final and have a strong performance, but that’s competition I just have to stay happy and focused and get excited for Portugal,” Moore stated. “I think the biggest key to winning in a place like this is being able to adapt very quickly cause it’s always changing out here. I didn’t find the waves that really built up and allowed for good surfing.”
Lakey Peterson (USA) 19, reached the semi-finals for the second time this season, narrowly defeated by Tyler Wright. One of the most progressive surfers on the Women’s World Championship Tour, Peterson put on a spectacular show for the French crowds and took things to the air in a promising preview of what the future of women’s surfing holds.
“I’m just a little bummed the waves did not cooperate in that last heat, the tide got a little to low,” Peterson said. “But I had fun, it’s nice to get a good result it’s been a little while. I love it here in France, now I can just enjoy it a little bit and head to Portugal for the last event of the year. I might stick around and surf a little more here, and watch the guys tomorrow, we’ll see it’s my birthday so I kind of want to hang out.”
Goodbyes are always the hardest (we’re really not very good at them), so in the last episode of the Ford Hawaii series, it only makes sense to take the long road with Kelia Moniz, Bruna Schmitz, and Kassia Meador on a scenic drive across the island and down into Honolulu in their Ford Fiesta. First stop in Honolulu, a little jam session with Ukelele maestro Jake Shumabukuro at a local recording studio, Island Sounds Studio. Next up, a car ride filled with island trippin’, picture flippin’, and reminiscing on the past 5 days in Oahu. What were your favorite parts of the Roxy Hawaii series? The athletes have theirs…Sandy’s Beach, coconut ice cream, shark cages, canoe racing, Waikiki views, Pineapple field rally races, and the list goes on…
Katie McLean has been gazing at the Santa Barbara Channel Islands on the horizon all her life. It’s this uniquely pristine natural oasis only an hour off the coast, just waiting to be explored that left Katie always wanting to kayak the enchanting sea caves and live out her mermaid fantasy for a day. She finally took a trip out there to breathe in the wilderness and get her fitness on with the family.
On the chilly early morning boat ride out to the islands, Katie was prepared with her Roxy Outdoor Fitness windbreaker and comfy pink Get Faster Capri Tights – that worked great for kayaking too. Katie loves when her clothes have double uses so she can pack lighter: ‘My tropical [Ready Steady] sports bra also doubled as cute swim top for kayaking’. Also in Katie’s favorite quick-drying backpack? A hat, bikini, sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick, water, a healthy snack, and hydrating coconut water for a day on the sea. All the essentials for an outdoor fitness adventure.
Kayaking is a great workout for your arms and core- and you don’t even realize it till the following day when the soreness sets in! You are so captivated by your surroundings and enthralled exploring and appreciating nature. Navigating the seascape, watching the wildlife, and smoothly stroking through water creates calmness and reduces stress. With this one-two punch, you reap the benefits of both a workout and meditative time spent in nature. So you’ll look and feel better, have clearer skin, along with more energy and focus!
Check out the teaser for the upcomming Roxy snow feature release, WILDER. In this urban snowboard film team riders Corinne Pasela, Erin Comstock, and more take us on an awe-inspiring tour through the frozen cityscapes of their hometown snowboard spots. From the city parks of Quebec, to the sidewalks of the Midwest to handrails in Anchorage, the girls prove that you don’t need an expensive lift ticket to have fun in the snow, you just need your best buds and your board. Look for the full film Spetmebr 30th on Roxy.com/wilder#ROXYsnow
Winter is back at Roxy.com! Take the mountain by storm. See the possibilities. Share the stoke with friends. And have the most fun, wherever the ride takes you. Head over to the new snow site for fresh photos, videos, and snow season must-haves. Curate your winter kit with our new outfit selector tool. Share in the Roxy snow conversation and be featured on our snow site by tagging your own snowy adventure photos on Instagram #ROXYsnow
In episode 4, Kelia Moniz (aka Sister), Bruna Schmitz, and a slightly timid Kassia Meador roll up in their Ford Fiesta for a little cliff jumping off the notorious ‘Jump Rock’ in Waimea Bay. The first jump is always the hardest; remember these girls are surfers…not skydivers.
After some turtle-filled free diving the girls fill up at a special place on the North Shore where the surf snack menu includes the famous Chocolate Haupia Pie at none other than Ted’s Bakery. Next stop, the motocross track, to meet up with Kelia’s brothers for a little red-dirt action in the Ford Fiesta! We can’t tell you how badly we want to take this thing for a ride like that again #FiestaMovement
When traveling the world ROXY Outdoor Fitness ambassador and surf team rider Sally Fitzgibbons always has her fit ball, providing the focus for a great workout. (Fun Fact: Sally literally will bring her pump and ball everywhere –even a catamaran off the coast of Tahiti!).
This piece of equipment provides endless options when developing workout routines. Take a journey through Sally’s personal morning workout routine in her Fresh Water Tee and Enhance Capris straight from her beachside backyard in hometown Gerroa, Australia.Each of the 4 fit ball exercises has a balance element, making them perfect for simulating being on a surfboard, while also being great for building power and strength in your day-to-day living and activities.
Remember to smile while exercising to help distract yourself from any pain or fatigue you may feel…smile and go the mile!
Grab your fit ball and Dumbbells and here we GO!
Dumbbell Shoulder Press – Stabilize yourself on the ball then alternate your arms for shoulder press. Use weights that suite the level you are at and think tall and strong through your mid section. Do 10 reps each arm x 3
Hammy Curls – Start on your back with legs straight on the Fit ball and hold a solid plank. Don’t let your back lower or sink and pull your legs back toward your butt. Slowly release back to straight. You will feel this in the back of your legs, great strengthener for your hamstrings. Do 15 reps x 3
Single leg Squat- Grab your dumbbells that suite your ability and place one leg up on the Ball. Without having your front knee bend beyond your toe line, lower the back knee toward the ground for a single leg squat. Do 10 reps each leg x 3
Plank on Bench - Use your surroundings, find a wall or bench that is close to the same height as the fit ball and challenge yourself in doing a raised plank. Build up from 30seconds to 1 minute holds.
How does a day turn from a healthy Acai bowl breakfast type of morning to potentially being shark bait in the afternoon?
Take a ride in our ROXY Ford Fiesta as the team (with Kelia in the driver’s seat) ‘goes for a snorkel’ with famed local waterman and shark whisperer Mark Healy in Day 3 of our Hawaiian adventure.
It doesn’t get more daring than 1 massive aluminum cage, and over 20 Galapagos sharks followed by a sunset photo shoot with Kassia Meador in Oahu’s famous Dole Pineapple Fields (a view that few tourists ever get to experience).
ROXY Outdoor Fitness ambassador and DARE YOURSELF finalist Angie Chiuzzi Johnson shows us how she gets her workouts to work ‘double duty’ for her. See how her daily fitness routine paired with healthy eating can help you achieve a well-balanced workout regimen.
After a rigorous backyard yoga session (complete with headstands) in the Double Duty Tank and Standard Tight it’s important to refuel your body with a good dose of carbs, protein, and superfoods.
As a Holistic Health Coach, Angie’s philosophy is that a healthy diet is just as important as a great workout. Embracing a life of self-sustainability by growing her own garden and raising a flock of chickens for fresh eggs, some of Angie’s favorite post-workout meal comes from her own garden by the sea.
Here’s one of Angie’s quick and easy recipes inspired by her own garden that you can make at home after a challenging workout of your own:
- ¾ cups of your choice of: Coconut milk, almond milk, or hemp milk
- 1 scoop of your favorite natural hemp or whey protein powder
- ½ of a banana
- 3-4 ice cubes
- 4 strawberries (or a few blueberries)
- 1 teaspoon local bee pollen
- 1 teaspoon spirulina
- 1 branch kale
- Mix ingredients together and bend away to bliss!