ROXY Outdoor Fitness: Sayulita, Mexico with Let The Sea Set You Free winner Katie McLean

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean

We caught up with Let The Sea Set You Free winner and Roxy Outdoor Fitness ambassador after her recent trip back down to beautiful Sayulita, Mexico. She went down south to continue her community work with Project Save Our Surf and attend the Roxy Stand Up Paddle in her and Longboard competition where she met up with fellow team riders Izzi Gomez, Vanina Walsh and Chloe Calmon and Jen Smith.

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean


In Katie’s words:

Although we were all of different ages, from different places, and with different ways of surfing from shortboarding to longboarding to SUPing, we all immediately clicked. As soon as we anchored at the surf spot Burros, all in our Roxy bikinis, we jumped out of the boat into the pool warm water and paddled into the line up. Our local female water photographer flippered behind us capturing our snaps and smiles on every wave. After we sat by the crystal clear waters and stuffed ourselves with fresh shrimp ceviche, guacamole, and chips. Nothing tops Mexican food post-surf, except that post-scarfing siesta. Sleepily we drove back to Sayulita, stopping in San Pancho for a quick surf check and street vendor shopping. Then we performed a minor Cola-Loca surgery to the fin cut on my ankle (AKA we super glued it shut!).

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean

The next day, I was reunited with Coste Verde International Elementary School. I was stoked to see my mural, students from last summer, and the progress the school had made with Project Save Our Surf’s contributions. We had blast reading to them from the books that PSOS brought to donate. After that the school, PSOS crew and I, built a playground by reusing old tires. To step it up from observation to interaction, provides a whole other level of learning and experience.

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean

After a long, rewarding day at the school, I raced off to join the Roxy girls for some autograph signings at Puerto Vallarta’s two Roxy stores. We were then let loose to raid the store and shop till we dropped, literally. We all passed out on the hour drive back to Sayulita and barely made it to the PSOS benefit dinner at a beautiful estate tucked away on a private beach past the point.

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean

In the morning, we donned our favorite new Roxy Outdoor Fitness swimsuits for a shoot at the beach cabanas. We hung in hammocks, sipped from fresh coconuts, and sat in the sand while snapping shots. After, I walked down to the surf contest to participate in a PSOS beach cleanup. I shared a trash bag with a few little Roxy-loving surfer girls I had met at the school last summer. It was awesome connecting with the kids and showing them what a difference we could make.

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean

Roxy #LetTheSeaSetYouFree winner & #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Katie McLean



Let The Sea Set You Free: Katie McLean takes a trip to Mexico

Roxy Let The Sea Set You Free Americas Winner, Katie McLean, recently became an Ambassador for Project Save Our Surf. In August she traveled to Sayulita, Mexico to paint a mural at Coste Verde International Elementary School, clean the coast, and teach local girls surfing, yoga, and environmental stewardship. Check out her trip!

In August, I traveled to Sayulita, Mexico for PSOS to paint a mural at Coste Verde International Elementary School, clean the beach and teach little local girls surfing, yoga, and environmental stewardship. My heart flutters with anticipation and the wonder of unknown lands. My 3-day, 5ft Mexico mural created for Project Save Our Surf called Sayulita Sea Saint: a blue-haired sea saint with an Aztec-inspired halo of ocean animals.

I began volunteering for Project Save Our Surf in July by putting on art projects for little girls to do at the beach clean-up surf days. Preparing my first art project for Project Wahine in Goleta, Ca, I strung and glued tons pearls in shells for them to paint.



Hecho En Mexico With Kassia Meador and Bon Appetit

This month, Roxy team rider Kassia Meador made a splash in Bon Appetit magazine. Joined by professional chef Chad Robertson and a cast of mixologists and other pro surfers, Kassia spent a week in Mexico enjoying the waves and cooking on an open flame. From homemade flat breads to fresh caught tuna preparations and handcrafted post-surf beverages, Kassia got the chance to experience and photograph it all. To read more about Kassia’s amazing Mexican surf break and get exclusive recipes to enjoy at home as well as behind the scenes pics, pick up the July issue of Bon Appetit, on stands now!


Deals and Steals from Roxy and People StyleWatch

This month, Roxy and People StyleWatch have teamed up to offer readers 20% off  Roxy product in stores and online! Whether you are stocking up on summer swim and sandals or getting a head start on finding fall fashions, Roxy has the product you need. Roxy’s bright colors, bold patterns, summery tanks and dresses emanate the surfer cool style every girl is after. To get your Roxy 20% off code, pick up the latest issue of People StyleWatch, on stands now!


Chill Out With Roxy And US Weekly

Summer is upon us and it is time to just chill out! When you are heading out for long days at the beach, make sure to bring along your Roxy Chill Out Tote. Featured in this week’s US Weekly “Best Beach Gear” special, this Roxy insulated tote is the perfect, stylish companion for any beach–goer. And as an added bonus, it keeps your snacks and drinks cold! For this and more great beach gear, pick up the latest issue of US Weekly, on stands now.


We’re On PINTEREST! @Roxy

We’ve always been on Boards… It’s how we live and where we ‘re inspired…now we’re PINNING on them and couldn’t be more thrilled!

Wanna join our Ride?
Follow us on Pinterest @Roxy and check out our growing inventory of NEW boards…don’t forget to share your favorite pics with us by tagging us @RoxyClothing

From ‘Heart of Surf’ to ‘Art & Design’, down to ‘DIY & How To’s’ we’re showing off all our favorite pics and we’re looking forward to some amazing contests and giveaways to come…

We’re always down for a good picture adventure! Aren’t you?


Surf & Skate: Presented by Boardriders Venice Beach

The Venice Art Walk and Auctions kicks off this year with the Surf & Skate even presented by the Boardriders on Thursday April 19th. The preview event will be held at 585 Boardriders with Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC all present! Quiksilver Inc. athletes and artists will be there to preview auction works. Expect a list including Quiksilver surfers Reef MacIntosh and Strider, Kristi McKnight’s live art, Cesario “Block” Montano photography, Quiksilver shaper Michael Baron, Roxy surfer and artist Kassia Meador, DC’s Mark Winn and Tobin Yelland’s custom decks on display,  Mike Blabac photographs, and some Quik skate athletes.

Come down to Boardriders this Thursday and enjoy live art, music local DJ Kevyon Pierre, refreshments including beer frin PRIMO and Central Cal Wines and shopping to benefit Venice Family Clinic. This event is free and open to the public. A 20% discount will be offered and 20% of all proceeds will be donated towards the Venice family clinic. See you there!


Vintagey Washes Will Have You Singing The Blues

This spring, lighter denim is making a comeback and People StyleWatch is showing you how to rock it. Whether you like bleached out blues or antique whites, vintagey washed jeans are the perfect pants to wear for a chic, causal look. Roxy Skinny Slides fit the bill, coming in a neutral Sea Salt color that is great for pairing with a bold tank or sophisticated blazer.  For these and more great vintagey wash denim options and tricks, pick up the latest issue of People StyleWatch on stands now.


Cosmopolitan Shares Their Sweet Steals Under $50!

This spring, Cosmopolitan wants you to look super chic and surfer chick without breaking the bank and Roxy has the shorts to help you do that. The Roxy Sunset Drops Corduroy Shorts are the perfect pair of spring bottoms whether you are throwing them over a bikini for a beach barbeque or pairing them with a cute top for a night out with friends. These shorts, complete with a colorful rope drawcord, are sure to become your go-to spring shorts. For these and more sweet steals under $50, pick up the latest issue of Cosmopolitan on stands now.


In Loving Memory of Sarah Burke

Today, January 19, 2012, our community lost an icon. Sarah Burke, freeskiing pioneer, six-time X Games gold medalist and beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away. Sarah was truly a legendary athlete, role model and an inspiration. She was everything so many of us aspire to be. Sarah brought worldwide recognition and validation to the sport she so loved. Every ski athlete chosen to represent his or her country at the 2014 Sochi Olympics will feel her influence. Without her, the sport of freeskiing would not be included.

Sarah is a pioneer of her generation. Her life and legacy embody the defining spirit of action sports; a movement of individuals driven to innovate, master and explore the frontier of physical possibility. Sarah’s love of skiing took her life to amazing places. Her accomplishments on skis continue to inspire girls everywhere to believe in themselves and follow their hearts. Her passing is not a cause to pack up our skis, but rather a reason to step-in and ski for Sarah and the dreams that inspired her star to shine. Sarah did so much for females and winter sports during her time with us.

Sarah leaves behind her beloved husband Rory, loving parents Jan and Gordon and her supportive sister Anna.

If you would like to pay tribute to Sarah and honor her memory, donations may be made in her name at We encourage you to share this link with others who have been touched by Sarah.

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