Sep
19

Stephanie Gilmore Wins the Swatch Women’s Pro

It was a ROXY all-Aussie Final for the women’s first ever WCT event at the Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles!

Five-time World Champ, Stephanie Gilmore surfed against ROXY teammate Sally Fitzgibbons for an epic head-to-head battle for the trophy.

Scoring a near perfect 9.5 on her first wave, Stephanie set the tone for the finals. Following her impressive 9.5, Steph put together a series of seamless turns, elegant layback, quick floater and elegant exit, earning her a perfect 10!

In case you missed it, here’s a look at Stephanie’s perfect 10:

2014 Swatch Women's Pro Finals

Stephanie Gilmore Swatch Women's Pro

Sally Fitzgibbons Swatch Womens Pro

2014 Winner of the Swatch Women's Pro

Stephanie Gilmore Wins the 2014 Swatch Women's Pro

Stephanie Gilmore Wins the 2014 Swatch Women's Pro

Next stop on the Women’s World Tour takes us to France for the #ROXYPro!  Sally is currently ranked #1 in the world and Stephanie is following close behind with a #2 ranking.  Stay tuned for more updates from France!

Photos: Courtesy of ASP 

Sep
18

Announcing the #MyROXYProPoster Design Contest!

Calling all artists! We’re looking for YOU to design a limited edition ROXY Pro France event poster!

We’re getting ready for the ROXY Pro France, which is stop #8 on the 2014 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour taking place September 23 – 29, 2014.  The event will be hosted at the same waves as the men’s event taking place at Seignosse, Hossegor and Capbreton beaches.  ROXY team surfers Stephanie GilmoreSally FitzgibbonsBianca Buitendag and Lee-Ann Curren will be competing at the event and chasing the Women’s World Title.

One winner will receive their original design as a framed piece of artwork, including the autographs of the entire ROXY surf team! The artwork will also be featured on the ROXY blog and our Instagram account! We will announce the winner via Instagram during the #ROXYPro event!

#MyROXYProPoster Design Contest

How to Enter:

1.  Design an original illustrated version of the ROXY Pro France event poster

2. Include the following copy:

ROXY Pro France

September 23rd-29th, 2014

Seignosse-Hossegor-Capbreton

3. Submit your entry via Instagram using the #MyROXYProPoster hashtag and mentioning @ROXY.

All entries must be submitted by September 25th, 2014 at 11:59 PDT.

For official contest rules click HERE.

ROXY Pro France Poster

Sep
16

Ready for France #ROXYPro

Stop #8 on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour brings us to Hossegor, France for the 2014 ROXY Pro France! ROXY team surfers Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons, Bianca Buitendag and Lee-Ann Curren will be competing alongside other top female surfers in the world from September 23rd-29th 2014 and battling for a potential world title.

Make sure to follow @ROXY on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all of the latest updates, contests and giveaways during the #ROXYPro! We’ll be showing our favorite behind the scenes moments from the contest and our adventures around the surf town of Hossegor.  We’ve also got some epic prize packs to give away and a few other fun social contests up our sleeve (you’ll see!)

Don’t forget to tune in live by watching the contest on ASP’s website where you can watch team surfer and official ASP commentator, Rosy Hodge, break down the heats each morning!

In the meantime, we leave you with this teaser to get a taste of what’s to come for the ROXY Pro France!

Sep
05

Meet ROXY Outdoor Fitness Designer Julia Handleman

Ever wonder who the designer is behind your favorite ROXY Outdoor Fitness pieces? Meet Julia Handleman, Senior Designer for ROXY Outdoor Fitness and Women’s Wetsuits. We caught up with Julia before jet-setting off to Hong Kong and Indonesia to discover her inspirations for the Fall/Winter 2014 Outdoor Fitness collection.

ROXY Outdoor Fitness Designer Julia H.

ROXY: What pieces are you most excited about for Fall/Winter 2014 season? 

Julia: I’m most excited about the Get Glowing Vest. It’s our twist on a reflective jacket—but cropped and totally on trend. I love it because it’s a great way to interpret a trend in the performance market and in a way that is uniquely ROXY.

 ROXY: Where do you look for inspiration for designing the line?

Julia: I love looking outside of the action sports industry for inspiration, from emerging designers to checking out street style in different locations around the globe.  One of my favorite places to shop is Tokyo! Tokyo is really outside of the box when it comes to color, patterns, and prints. The designs are so fashion-forward that you really have to think hard about how you can interpret it for a more mainstream audience.  That’s what makes it so fresh!

ROXY: What athletes/sports inspire you?

Julia: Our ROXY athletes inspire me.  Every time I get to work with Rosy, Lisa, Sally or any of our athletes, I’m reminded again how they truly live and embody the ROXY brand every day of their lives.

ROXY: How can someone wear ROXY Outdoor Fitness all day? What are some key pieces that can carry you from day to night?

 Julia: Running tights and yoga leggings are great pieces that you can wear from day to night. You can dress them up with bright accessories and pair them with urban/fashion sneakers to make them work for before or after your actual workout.

ROXY: Any moments or funny stories that happened behind the scenes in designing the line?

Julia: I work closely with my Product Developer Stephanie Green to create the ROXY Outdoor Fitness line. Steph handles all the communications with factories and makes sure my ideas turn into the garments we sell in our stores. We hang out together, travel together and even sit next to each other in the office! We’re pretty much inseparable and are partners in crime. We started this thing on our Instagram accounts called ‘Double Trouble’ where we recreate the same photo and see who can do the pose better (super dorky, right)? We’re always traveling as part of our job, so it’s a great way to keep our work light and fun!

Behind the Scenes with ROXY Outdoor Fitness Designer Julia H.

Behind the Scenes with ROXY Outdoor Fitness Designer Julia H.

Behind the Scenes with ROXY Outdoor Fitness Designer Julia H.

ROXY: What are the biggest trends in women’s fitness apparel that you see happening right now?

Julia: The swim-meets-sport fashion category is a big trend is women’s fitness apparel, especially with the popularity of fashion neoprene. A couple of other trends that I love are playing with sheer fabrics, layering, and dropped armhole silhouettes mixed with fun contrast color sports bras. The emergence of very successful small start-up brands in the fitness space is also pushing us forward. As an industry it is forcing us to have more fun and take more risks with design.

Thanks Julia for all of the insight! We are so looking forward to rocking these amazing new designs during our workouts (and in the office) this season!

To shop the new ROXY Outdoor Fitness collection, click here. For some pinspiration, follow our Pinterest board!

Aug
05

Behind the Scenes at the 2014 US Open of Surfing

Last week we took a break from the office to watch ROXY Team riders Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons and Bianca Buitendag compete in the 2014 US Open of Surfing right in our backyard in Huntington Beach, CA!

Between autograph signings, team dinners & daily treks down to Main Street to catch all the live action on the beach…our team definitely kept busy throughout the week!

Both Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore won their heats in the Quarterfinals on Saturday, despite really tough conditions and a dropping swell.  The two Roxy team riders went head to head in the semi-finals on Sunday, with Steph beating Sally with a 16.10 to advance to the finals.  Steph scored an impressive 9.93 – a nearly perfect wave!

In the finals, Steph competed against fellow Australian Tyler Wright.  Steph started strong but it was Tyler’s 8 wave that allowed her to take the lead and turn the heat around.  Steph finished 2nd to Tyler in a really close final.

Sally is now ranked 2nd in the world and Steph is 4th as they head into the next WCT stop at Trestles in San Clemente, CA from September 9-20.

Didn’t get to catch any of the action at the US Open this year? Here are some of our favorite behind the scenes photos captured by ROXY’s social media team!

Bianca Buitendag-US Open of Surfing 2014

Bianca Buitendag-US Open 2014

Bianca Buitendag-US Open 2014

ROXY Team Riders at the 2014 US Open of Surfing

Sally Fitzgibbons-US Open 2014

Stephanie & Whitney Gilmore-US Open 2014

Stephanie Gilmore-US Open 2014

Stephanie Gilmore-US Open 2014

Huntington Beach, CA

Lisa Andersen, Monyca Eleogram & Bruna Schmitz

ROXY Team Riders-US Open 2014

ROXY Team Signing at HSS-US Open 2014

ROXY Team Signing at HSS-US Open 2014

US Open of Surfing 2014

Jul
29

UBER + ROXY Team Up for US Open – Prize Pack Opportunity!

The US Open, America’s largest surf competition, is going down this week right in our backyard in Huntington Beach, California.  We’ll be headed to the beach all week to support ROXY team riders Sally Fitzgibbons, Stephanie Gilmore, and Bianca Buitendag in their heats. We anticipate that parking near Main Street will be a total nightmare, so we’ve partnered up with Uber, the alternative ride sharing app, for a special #UberALLACCESS experience.

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On Thursday, July 31st, we’re hooking up one lucky winner in the Huntington Beach area with an epic prize package full with Roxy and Quiksilver swag that is bound to make any surf-lover jump for joy. Read on to see how you and a friend can win this ultimate VIP experience that will have you looking like a pro!

How To Win #UberALLACCESS**:

1. Download or open the Uber app on your smartphone on Thursday, July 31st 

2. Look for the special “ALL ACCESS” button that will appear on the Uber app when the #UberALLACCESS prize package is up for grabs

3. The first person to successfully request the “ALL ACCESS” vehicle will be whisked away to the experience with their +1

4. Stay up to date on #UberALLACCESS by following Roxy on Twitter @roxy and Uber on Twitter at @Uber_OC and @Uber_LA.

**The winner and guest must be 18 years of age or older. For more information, visit the official sweepstakes rules.

Here’s what we have planned for #UberALLACCESS:

If you’re the first person to request the “ALL ACCESS” vehicle option, an UberSUV stocked with Roxy & Quiksilver gear will roll up to your location.

The SUV will then whisk you away to the global headquarters of Quiksilver/Roxy so you can shop in their exclusive store on the campus with a $500 gift card

If that’s not rad enough, the winner will also receive a Channel Islands surfboard and $250 in Uber credits.

See ya on the 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

Jun
26

Meet the YKPA Kids of Bali, and be inspired by their spirit

YKPA Kids Bali

Giving back and getting involved with the local community during Bali’s Big Eco Weekend has been an incredible experience! Even better, connecting with the communities we visit is always the icing on the cake.

Inspired to continue giving back to the Bali community, we discovered the story of YKPA kids through some of the items they sell locally. YKPA “Yayasan Kasih Peduli Anak” is making an impact by offering opportunities, giving loving support, education, health care, and skills for disadvantaged children.

Kelia Moniz, Rosy Hodge, Bruna Schmitz, LeeAnn Curren and Sally Fitzgibbons spent an afternoon getting to know the kids and learning about the organization.

YKPA Kids Bali

YKPA Kids Bali

As we toured the home, a group of kids were practicing some of their dancing. Initially shy, they showed us their moves- a beautiful mix of contemporary and traditional Balinese dancing.

YKPA Kids Bali

It wasn’t long before they were pulling the Roxy team up for a few lessons!

YKPA Kids Bali

YKPA Kids Bali

YKPA Kids Bali

Laughing at our lack of rhythm for the Balinese style, the kids took over the dance floor with another choreographed performance.

With the dance lessons over, the kids took us out into their courtyard. Communication wasn’t easy with the language barrier but laughter and a soccer ball were the perfect tools for translation.

YKPA Kids Bali

It was a special afternoon, to spend time with the children who have so little when it comes to possessions but so much when it comes to passion and spirit.  We enjoyed all of the laughter we shared and won’t forget this day in Bali.

For more information about the YKPA Kids or to make a donation please visit: http://ykpa.org/

Jun
23

Bali’s Big Eco Weekend: Educating, Protecting & Conserving Bali’s Beaches…One Sea Turtle at a Time!

Roxy and Quiksilver team riders and legends kicked off Bali’s Big Eco Weekend with ateam signing at Legian Beach. A huge crowd gathered for the chance to meet their heroes and grab an autograph and a photo or two. The team loved sharing the mutual stoke from the fans! Plenty of smiles all round!

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

Getting ready for the beach clean up, we rolled up our sleeves and joined the dedicated clean up crew of local community members and visitors to help clean up Legian Beach.

With non-degradable waste as the by-product of not just the local environment, but also from the rapidly growing population of Indonesia, raising awareness of the alarming issue was the driving force of the weekend.

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

Despite picking up trash, we still managed to look stylish, as clearly demonstrated by Bruna!

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

As the cleanup efforts were tallied, we joined the crowd and headed to the presentation. We were welcomed by a traditional band and beautiful Balinese dancers, the excitement drawing people in as they came in from the surf. Given a brief presentation of the initiatives beginnings, we all pledged to continue the clean up efforts in Bali and to take the message home to share with others.

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

As the formalities finished up, the Bali Sea Turtle Society announced it was time for the turtle release! Over 1,000 hatchlings were ready to be released into the ocean.

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

 Rosy, Sally, Kelia and Bruna each gave their turtles a few words of encouragement before setting them off into the wild, hoping they would not only survive but come back to Bali’s beaches to mate in the future.

It was a great moment to share as we watched the tiny turtles make their way towards the water then swept into the ocean to begin their new life!

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

As the day drew to a close, competitors of the Uluwatu Challenge were invited to partake in a Balinese Hindu ceremony.

Dressed in traditional sarongs, we took our place on the sand as the blessing was given by the local temple priest. Showered with sacred water and blessed with the customary rice placed on the forehead for good fortune, we watched the sun set over the ocean.

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

Bali Big Eco Weekend 2014

Jun
19

Get Ready for Bali’s Big Eco Weekend!

We believe that every ROXY woman wants to do her part to help protect and care for the environment on and off the beach. The Quiksilver and ROXY family has teamed up with Coca-Cola and Garuda International to host a weekend dedicated to educating the public about the environmental challenges facing Bali and how we can work together globally to protect our beaches both near and far.

Bali Big Eco Weekend

This year, Bali’s Big Eco weekend will be held at Legian beach with environmental and beach activities for everyone.  Since 2008, the Bali beach clean-up program has employed a crew of 75 locals who help keep Bali’s beaches clean everyday—from the Kuta, Kedonganan, Jimbaran, Seminyak, and Legian beaches. Due to the efforts of volunteers and the local community, over 24 million tons of trash has been collected and 80,000 sea turtle eggs have been protected!

Bali Big Eco Weekend

Our team riders Sally Fitzgibbons, Kelia Moniz, Bruna Schmitz and Rosy Hodge will be joining us in Bali, helping us clean up the beaches and educating the public about the environmental challenges facing Bali. 

Tune in to Facebook, Twitter & Instagram this weekend to see what we’re doing each day and what you can do to help keep Bali’s beaches clean! #KeepBaliClean