May
23

Loving Lost in Santa Barbara: Surfing & Jamming & Loving Life in a Van

There’s nothing like hitting the open road with your friends, especially when it’s in a vintage Airstream complete with surfboards & beach cruisers!

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Waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee & home cooked pancakes prepared by Bruna , we enjoyed the morning hanging out in the Airstream at Autocamp Santa Barbara.

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Bruna’s world-famous whole grain banana macadamia nut pancakes:

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 large egg

1 1/4 cups almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

1 mashed banana

Handful of macadamia nuts

2 tbsp melted butter

Instructions:

1. Add all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, and mix very well with a spoon.

2. Add the wet ingredients together in a separate smaller mixing bowl minus the melted butter.

3. Peal and mash banana well with a fork. Then add to the wet ingredients.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and lightly mix with a spoon.

5. Pour in the melted butter and macadamia nuts

6. Mix again until combined and slightly lumpy, do not over mix.

7. Lightly grease a griddle or large pan with cooking oil

8. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the hot griddle.

9. Fry for about 2-3 minutes, the tops should get bubbly, then flip over with a spatula and cook for 2-3 more minutes.

10. Enjoy & share with friends!

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Justine, a pro longboarder from France and talented musician, brought her guitar along to treat us all to a morning jam session before we suited up for an afternoon surf.

Check out her cover of OUTKAST’s ‘Hey Ya!’ or her rendition of Avicii’s ‘Addicted to You‘.

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ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

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ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

Catching a swell out at Rincon is every surfers dream, so to share this session with some of your best friends is even better.

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

Come back to the blog tomorrow to find out what we do when the surf goes flat!

May
22

Loving Lost in Santa Barbara: Join Kelia, Bruna, Rosy & Justine for an Adventure up the California Coast!

There’s nothing like a 3-day weekend to welcome summer! Fueling our need for a little wanderlust, we’re packing our bags and heading up the California coast to Santa Barbara, one of our favorite cities to kick back, camp & surf.

Come back each day over the weekend to follow Kelia, Bruna, Rosy & Justine road trip up the coast on our blog!

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Mar
10

Official ASP commentator Rosy Hodge makes her way down to the #ROXYpro finals – Get ready to tune in Live

Official ASP commentator Rosy Hodge makes her way down to the #ROXYpro GOLD COAST Women's Finals

The only action isn’t happening in the surf, it’s also on the beach where ROXY team rider, former CT competitor and ROXY Outdoor Fitness athlete turned ultimate reporter, Rosy Hodge, is taking the charge as one of the official ASP commentators and the only female in the ranks! Go Rosy!

Breaking down the boards this week, asking he tough questions after some competitive heats and everything in between keeps Rosy a busy girl and someone we absolutely love seeing share her thoughts.

We caught up with Rosy on her regular route to the #ROXYpro Gold Coast and asked her about what she’s looking forward to most this season and how the first stop of the World Tour has been so far.

Official ASP commentator Rosy Hodge makes her way down to the #ROXYpro GOLD COAST Women's Finals

 

How’s it being the only girl in a group of guys?
Its pretty funny. I’ve worked with everyone before and its a bunch of people that I respect so its easy to work with them and its been pretty entertaining.

What was the word on the street about the women’s surfing after Day 1 at the ROXY Pro?
Everyone was calling the girls performance the best they have ever seen and there were a lot of comments about how all of the girls are the ‘complete’ package. I think this is going to be an exciting year for the girls with the prize money increase and the new stops on tour.

What stop(s) are you most looking forward to in 2014?
J Bay for sure! I love being on the Goldy at this time and I think the first stop on tour can be one of the most exciting because of the build up and anticipation around it.

We’ve heard you’ve had a couple great surfing days so far. Tell us about the BEST wave you’ve has this week?
Haha I have snuck in some sneaky sessions. I think the day they called the girls off after the 1/4s was the best. We had a commentators cup and I actually found a good rhythm and got some waves in the thick crowd. Best wave is any wave I get to myself out there:)

PS. We’re crowing a ROXY Pro winner today. Get ready to tune in here at 12:00pm AEST (local time).

Official ASP commentator Rosy Hodge makes her way down to the #ROXYpro GOLD COAST Women's Finals

Official ASP commentator Rosy Hodge makes her way down to the #ROXYpro GOLD COAST Women's Finals Official ASP commentator Rosy Hodge makes her way down to the #ROXYpro GOLD COAST Women's Finals Official ASP commentator Rosy Hodge makes her way down to the #ROXYpro GOLD COAST Women's Finals

 

Mar
04

Golden Day on the Gold Coast #ROXYpro

Golden Day on the Gold Coast #ROXYpro

The spotlight was all on the women today for Rounds 2-4 of the ASP #ROXYpro at Snapper Rocks, and what a fantastic show it truly was! We experienced some of the best waves we’ve seen here on the Gold Coast over the past months, and the girls didn’t disappoint, displaying some incredible surfing from the world’s best surfers (thanks girls!).

Golden Day on the Gold Coast #ROXYpro

Roxy athletes Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons and Bianca Buitendag took to the water today in epic conditions that proved to fans the 2014 ASP women’s tour is going to be by far the best year of women’s surfing we’ve ever seen. By far!

Golded Day on the Gold Coast #ROXYproGolden Day on the Gold Coast #ROXYpro

Near perfect rides, amazing long barrels and close heat match-ups continued through out today’s event, now the questions remains is who will be crowned this years ROXY Pro Gold Coast champion? Make sure to follow along on Twitter @ROXY #ROXYpro and tell us who you’re betting on.

Stay tuned for the quarterfinals, but for now, see what else we’ve been up to here on the Goldy.

Bianca Buitendag Gold Day on the Gold Coast #ROXYpro

Stephanie Gilmore! Gold Day on the Gold Coast #ROXYproGolden Barrel #ROXYpro Stephanie Gilmore

 

Mar
01

#ROXYpro Day 1 on the Goldy

Kelia Moniz taking a nose ride during her #DowntimeDownUnder

Day 1 of the #ROXYpro was blessed with perfect waves for the beginning of the 2014 ASP women’s Championship Tour.

High scores and pristine summer conditions saw the ladies of this years ASP tour show the surfing world that women’s surfing is the best its ever been, with some of the tours top seeds missing out on taking a win & be forced into tomorrows round two (elimination round)

For the rest of the ROXY team it was sunrise surf sessions at Dbah with Lisa Andersen and a little afternoon longboarding excursion with Kelia Moniz showing us how it’s done. Even the matriarch of surfing herself Lisa was taking a few stylish notes from the recently crowned 2x World Longboarding Champ (see nose-ride below and you’ll see what we mean).#ROXYpro

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Feb
21

ROXY Pro Gold Coast 2014 #ROXYpro

The first stop of the 2014 ASP World Tour, the ROXY Pro Gold Coast, officially kicks off March 1st.  It’s summer in Australia so expect sunshine, bikinis and some epic surfing with surprises along the way (you’ll see).

This also marks the first time the ASP is officially taking over the tour and we’re excited to see the changes  to support women’s surfing around the world. Roxy team riders Stephanie Gilmore @StephanieGilmore , Sally Fitzgibbons @Sally_Fitz and Bianca Buitendag @BiancaBuitendag will begin their season alongside other familiar faces on the new Women’s ASP World Championship Tour [WCT]. A favorite spot of the WCT for more reasons than one, the Gold Coast – Snapper Rocks (better known as Australia’s Super Bank) hosts a perfect right-hand point and boosts the premier amphitheater setting to experience the action firsthand (just see the pictures for a taste)…And the weather looks in our favor as well!

Roxy’s very own Rosy Hodge will also be taking over as part of the core commentary team for the ASP.  Nothing beats the South African beauty and her quick witted reporting (nothing – period), so we’re stoked to see her representing the tour.

So…get ready for some giveaways (check back here soon), follow ROXY on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest updates and don’t forget to watch live on the ASP’s new event website.  

In the meantime, let the trailer set the stage and get a taste of what’s to come for the 13th edition of the ROXY Pro Gold Coast!

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Jan
24

ROXY Outdoor Fitness: Widen your horizons & explore the California coastline with South Africa’s Rosy Hodge

Widen your horizons & explore the California coastline with South Africa's Rosy Hodge #ROXYOutdoorFitness

New year means new adventures for ROXY Outdoor Fitness ambassador Rosy Hodge who will be joining the ASP as an official commentator. What else is on her 2014 to-do? After nonstop surf this winter and enjoyable winter weather, Rosy is keeping the adventure alive and exploring her new California backyard.

As a light, and great all around workout Rosy has gone into full discovery mode, looking for new trails along the California coast whenever the waves are crowded and the old shoulders sore.

One of her favorites, situated along the north end of Laguna Beach is Crystal Cove State Park. The backcountry is filled with miles of trails for hiking and boosts a beautiful view of El Morro State Beach. Rosy likes to begin with a light stretch when deciding which trails to take and reading up on the dangers around each location. Paired up with her On The Run Capri Pants and Embrace Bra, Rosy can enjoy the sunny terrain and picturesque views. As the day wares away, the Featherlight Windbreaker goes on for a brisk walk down the hill and back to the car. This lightweight jacket (which packs into itself), is an absolute must when traveling light.

An easy way to widen your horizons is to follow Rosy’s lead and research your local hiking trails for a quick afternoon or morning walk with some friends.

Widen your horizons & explore the California coastline with South Africa's Rosy Hodge #ROXYOutdoorFitness Widen your horizons & explore the California coastline with South Africa's Rosy Hodge #ROXYOutdoorFitnessWiden your horizons & explore the California coastline with South Africa's Rosy Hodge #ROXYOutdoorFitnessWiden your horizons & explore the California coastline with South Africa's Rosy Hodge #ROXYOutdoorFitness

Jan
09

ROXY Outdoor Fitness: Our Place is Outside

Dive into fitness & the fresh adventures all around you. Change is in the air – full of new beginnings and new chances to push ourselves to the edge. Whether we’re charging up trails, stretching into sun salutations, or paddling out over glassy waters, we live to be outside channeling the strength that comes with movement. Our beauty radiates from within but we pull off sweaty with style! As far as we’re concerned, the possibilities are endless. Let’s go!

Experience our latest in ROXY Outdoor Fitness, but first, enjoy this vid straight from the likes of Waikiki, Oahu, Maui and all over Hawaii with Sally Fitzgibbons, Gillian Gibree and Sierra Blair-Coyle. Love Sally’s pants? Yep, us too…here they are!

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Dec
12

The ROXY Team takes home 2 Surfer Poll Awards

The ROXY Team takes home 2 Surfer Poll Awards

The Roxy team, including newly crowned 2x world Longboard champion and Hawaiian Kelia Moniz, Stephanie Gilmore, and Bruna Schmitz all took to the red carpet at the 2013 Surfer Poll awards doting glammed up attire. Meanwhile, the pride of South Africa, and the best commentator we know, Rosy Hodge, ran the red carpet alongside another memorable staple at the Surfer Poll awards, Sal Masekela. The girls made their way over to fellow teammate for a quick chat and photo snap before taking to their seats and watching the show.

Roxy team rider and 5x World Champ Stephanie Gilmore

2x Surfer Poll Winner and 5x world champ Stephanie Gilmore took home #5 at this year’s Surfer Poll and didn’t disappoint the crowd who was waiting to see what she’d be wearing. Her one-piece plaid jumpsuit was sporty, classy and all the rage on Twitter. Kudos to Steph for always surprising and never disappointing which translated to her gracious acceptance speech where she congratulated fellow teammate Kelia Moniz on her recent World title win along with a lovely tribute to friend Buttons. You’ll find Steph finishing the year off right in Hawaii at the Quiksilver House at Pipe.

Roxy team rider and 5x World Champ Stephanie Gilmore

…And Women’s #2 Surfer Poll went home with Roxy team rider Sally Fitzgibbons. Sally accepted the award all smiles and oceans away in the freezing , snowy, and extremely cold waters of Nova Scotia. Looks like her Roxy wetsuit was helping her bare the cold for some surf sessions and a quick acceptance speech.

The ROXY Team takes home 2 Surfer Poll Awards

Oct
11

Roxy Outdoor Fitness: Wake up early & catch the sunrise with Rosy Hodge in South Africa. Get her ‘Daybreak’ fit tips…

Sunrise workout in South Africa with Rosy Hodge #ROXYOutdoorFitness #getfit #fitness #fit

Rosy Hodge has been riding for Roxy since she was a wee-grom and now is one of the faces of ROXY Outdoor Fitness. As a forever traveler, it’s not often Rosy is one place for too long but recently she was fortunate enough to stop off in her home country of South Africa for a couple days.

Regardless of where she is, one of her favorite things to stay active is wake up early, put on her favorite ROXY Outdoor Fitness ‘kit’, as she calls it, or Daybreak Top and Standard Running Tights and go explore.

Thanks to Rosy’s mama’s photog skills, we can get a glimpse into what early morning training looks like for her! Now it’s your turn to try…

 #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Rosy Hodge shares her  clever workout tips

I started running just over a year ago when I hurt my knee snowboarding. I find soft sand running is my favorite form of cardio. It gets the job done quickly. I will try and run for at least half an hour. Start with 20 minutes at your own pace and work your way up to half an hour or more.

Russian Twist workout with #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Rosy Hodge #workout #fitness #fit Russian Twist workout with #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Rosy Hodge #workout #fitness #fit Russian Twist workout with #ROXYOutdoorFitness ambassador Rosy Hodge #workout #fitness #fit

I love being outdoors and improvising with what’s around me for my workout. I used a rock I found as a weight for Russian Twists. I will usually form a little circuit and do 15-20 reps of each 3 times.

Get creative with your early morning squats. Get the scoop #ROXYOutdoorFitness Get creative with your early morning squats. Get the scoop #ROXYOutdoorFitness

Use a rock for your squats if you feel like it. Remember to keep your knees inline with your feet and don’t let them buckle in. Form is more important than number of reps.

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