Jun
29

Loving Lost in Bali: Mt. Agung Sunrise Trekking Part 1

Mt. Agung, Bali

Welcome to Mt. Agung, the tallest and holiest mountain on the island of Bali at 9,944 feet above sea level! Famous for it’s picturesque sunrise vantage points and breathtaking panoramic views across the entire island of Bali, we couldn’t help but sign up for the full moon mountain hike to see for ourselves.

Bamboo Indah, Bali

To prepare ourselves for the challenging day ahead, we took the afternoon to physically and mentally prepare with an afternoon yoga session in the Minang house at Bamboo Indah. Overlooking Ubud’s rice terraces, this was the perfect place to mentally prepare for the exciting journey ahead.

Bamboo Indah, Bali

Yoga Session at Bamboo Indah, Bali

Rosy Hodge, Kelia Moniz, Lee-Ann Curren and Bruna Schmitz enjoyed a private lesson from a local yogi, complemented with a stunning visual of bright green leaves and the soft sounds of chirping birds in the background.

Yoga Session at Bamboo Indah, Bali

Yoga Session at Bamboo Indah

Yoga Session at Bamboo Indah

Inspired by our surroundings and wearing our favorite ROXY Outdoor Fitness gear we felt our mind, body and spirit renewed and energized for the early morning adventure ahead.

Stay tuned for Part 2, as we trek up Mt. Agung!

Jun
19

On June 20th, The Conditions will be Perfect on Every Beach

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That’s because today, June 20th, is International Surfing Day, and Roxy is supporting the Surfrider Foundation to spread the word and share the stoke.

Which means we’re asking surfers and non-surfers alike to head to their favorite beach to surf, participate in beach clean up, or just hang out and enjoy the weather.

And to sweeten the deal, Roxy is donating $10 from every boardshort and swim piece sold today to our selected charity, Kind Surf.* Because good karma swells. And the oceans belong to everyone.

Kind Surf is an international non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged kids through the practice of surfing and environmental education. Kind Surf, Quiksilver and Roxy will be hosting a beach day today for disadvantaged kids in Valencia, Spain at Port Saplaya beach who would otherwise not have an opportunity to enjoy International Surfing Day.

Kind Surf

Our Bali Big Eco Weekend event kicks off today as well, which will include beach cleanup efforts, a sea turtle release and the Uluwatu Challenge.

Surfrider Foundation is hosting over 150 events across the globe to enable every person to give back to their local beach or favorite surf break. Find an International Surfing Day event near you.

To stay informed on International Surfing Day updates from our athletes across the globe, follow the #ISD14 hashtag on social media as well as Roxy on Instagram and Twitter.

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International Surfing Day 2014

* Purchases must be made on www.roxy.com on June 20, 2014 between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m., local time, and applies only to select styles. The total amount donated will not exceed a maximum of $10,000 U.S. dollars.

May
29

SALLY FITZGIBBONS WINS 2014 FIJI PRO!

Sally Fitzgibbons Fiji Pro

She’s done it again! Sally Fitzgibbons gets her second consecutive tour victory in winning the Fiji Pro!

The waves at Cloudbreak might have been the best surfing conditions the women have ever seen during competition, where 8-10-foot waves set the stage for some incredible surfing.

Sally Fitzgibbons Fiji Pro

Sally Fitzgibbons Fiji Pro

After nailing one of the best barrels in the semifinals scoring a near perfect 9.07, Sally advanced to the finals to join fellow ROXY surfer Stephanie.

Sally FItzgibbons Fiji Pro

It was a tight final against Stephanie, surfing in challenging conditions at Cloudbreak. Ultimately, Sally’s 9.0 score in the finals beat Stephanie’s score of 8.73.

“Winning at Cloudbreak is such an awesome feeling”, she said. “You get smashed across the reef but you have to pick yourself up and get going again.”

Sally Fitzgibbons & Stephanie Gilmore Fiji Pro

Sally Fitzgibbons Fiji Pro

Next stop on the Women’s World Tour is Huntington Beach for the US Open of Surfing on June 27-July 3rd! We’ll see you there!

(Photos: Courtesy of ASP)

 

May
12

Congratulations Sally Fitzgibbons! 2014 Rio Women’s Pro Champ!

Sally Fitzgibbons takes home the crown at the 2014 Rio Pro!

After an intense final round against competitor Carissa Moore, Sally came out on top defeating Moore for the win. Sally’s near perfect 9.27 three turn run followed by an impressive 7.0 allowed her to take her first win of 2014 season and her second Rio Pro Women’s Crown!

Congratulations to Sally who is now ranked #2 in the world!

Sally Fitzgibbons-ROXY Pro Rio

Sally Fitzgibbons-2014 Rio Pro

Next stop on the Women’s World Tour is in Tavarua, Fiji for the Fiji Women’s Pro! Stay tuned!

May
07

Meet Bianca Buitendag: ROXY Team Rider, Rookie of the Year & ASP World Tour Surfer

Meet Bianca Buitendag. ROXY Team Rider, Rookie of the Year & ASP World Tour Surfer. The 20 year old South African native is one of the newest faces on the ASP Women’s World Tour—and aside from being a fierce world tour competitor in the water, she’s a total sweetheart! We caught up with Bianca before her next stop in Rio to talk surf snacks, wetsuit tricks & pre-surf playlists!

ROXY: What is your favorite breakfast to eat before a surf?

BIANCA: A local South African porridge. I just can’t get enough of it!

Bianca Buitendag

ROXY: How do you keep your skin/hair healthy with so much exposure to sun and salt?

BIANCA: I overload on sunblock, mostly cream with a zinc base. I have a fair skin with a lot of freckles so protection is important. For my hair I use  high quality hair products and rinse and wash after every long day in the salt and sun.

Bianca Buitendag

Bianca Buitendag

ROXY: Any tricks for easily getting in/out of a wetsuit?

BIANCA: It gets better with repetition! The quality and stretch of the wetsuit material helps the most.

ROXY: If we were to take a peek at your iPhone/iPod, what songs would be on your playlist?

BIANCA: Artists like Ben Howard, Tom Odell, Beirut, Bon Iver and some golden oldies.

ROXY: What’s it like being on the ASP Women’s World Tour?

BIANCA: It is surreal in many ways. You travel all over the face of the planet, changing time zones every 10 days. You compete against the worlds best all in the pursuit of becoming World Champion. You have the opportunities to do what you love every single day of your life. You have the platform to inspire. No wonder it is one of the most coveted positions to be in!

Bianca Buitendag

ROXY: What is your ‘typical’ pre-competition rituals?

BIANCA: I have recently started listening to music to block out the distraction of my surroundings before heats. I make sure my equipment is prepared and that I have clarity about my strategy.

Bianca Buitendag

Bianca Buitendag

Tune in May 7th to see Bianca, Sally & Stephanie compete in stop #4 on the ASP Women’s World Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! We’ll be streaming the event LIVE on our Twitter so make sure to tune in @ROXY to follow along & catch all the live action!

Apr
09

#MakeItWest: 2014 Margaret River Pro Recap

Stop #2 on the ASP Women’s World Tour brought us to Western Australia to the Margaret River Pro where ROXY team riders Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons and Bianca Buitendag finished on top in the ASP tour rankings!

WCT Womens Ratings

From sunrise to sunset the waves at Margaret River delivered everything from world class perfection to some very challenging conditions with afternoon on-shore winds. A win at Margaret River takes a lot of patience and surf experience. Many of the athletes surf on multiple boards and have to adjust to the changing surf conditions throughout the day.

2014 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

Stephanie Gilmore surfed strong throughout the week and finished the event in 3rd place. This is a huge win for Stephanie, placing her in a tie for 1st place with Carissa Moore in the current ASP Women’s World  Championship Tour rankings!

Stephanie Gilmore Finishing her Heat at the Margaret River Pro

Stephanie Gilmore Surfing at the Margaret River Pro

Sally Fitzgibbons surfed as a fierce competitor from day 1 of the event. Spending two weeks surfing in Western Australia prior to the event, Sally proved to have great local knowledge with her wave selection, finishing the event in 3rd place.

Sally FItzgibbons Surfing at the Margaret River Pro

Sally Fitzgibbons Interview at Margaret River Pro

Tour rookie Bianca Buitendag surfed great throughout the competition and lost to teammate Sally Fitzgibbons during the quarterfinals. After her best career result last week during the ROXY Pro where she finished 2nd to Stephanie Gilmore, Bianca currently holds 3rd place on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour rankings!

Bianca Buitendag at the Margaret River Pro

Bianca Buitendag Surfing at the Margaret River Pro

Next stop on the ASP Women’s World Championship tour…the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach Australia! Stephanie  and Sally have both experienced huge wins here in the past & have rung the famous Bell (an extra bonus for a Bells Beach victory)! Will Stephanie and Sally be able to do it again or will teammate Bianca sneak up and collect her first WCT win at Bells Beach? Tune in to find out here on the ROXY Blog!

Images provided by: ASP

Mar
21

Board Games with Teen Vogue #POPsurf

TEEN VOGUE - ROXY #POPsurf

 

How about a little bit of board games with ROXY team riders Stephanie Gilmore and Monyca Eleogram and our favorite travel partner and beach read, Teen Vogue?

We met up for a little test drive of our new ROXY POP Surf collection for a quick beach/street rendezvous up at Matador State Beach and Surf Rider Beach, situated in Stephanie’s favorite little California getaway – Malibu. With boards in tow and plenty of palm print we spent the day slaving away under the sun!

Teen Vogue’s POP Surf picks included this Neon Tide Long Sleeve Rashguard, the Neon Tide Surfer Bustia, and the Sunset Remix Tank Dress, but the question remains…what’s your favorite POP Surf piece? See for yourself and share back with us #POPsurf.


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Mar
11

Congratulations to the 2014 ROXY Pro Gold Coast Winner Stephanie Gilmore

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It was the final of finals for the 2014 ASP ROXY Pro Gold Coast.

To set the scene, after two absolutely stacked semifinal heats with Stephanie Gilmore up against 2013 reigning world champ Carissa Moore, closely  followed by heat two with Rookie of the Year Bianca Buitendag facing off against powerhouse Lakey Peterson, Snapper Rocks was absolutely pumping and energy was nothing short of electric!

Local girl, 4x Roxy Pro champ, and ROXY team rider Stephanie Gilmore made incredible wave selections during her heat and walked away with an upsetting win over Carissa Moore.

South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag took on California girl, Lakey Peterson at Snapper Rocks and narrowly took the win and would face off in the final matchup of the day.

A first final ever for Bianca Buitendag, she brought so much heart and excitement into this final. A goofy footer and rookie, Bianca couldn’t have had a more memorable match up against teammate Stephanie Gilmore. It was the absolute biggest heat in her young career.

With weather on our side, and the waves getting bigger as the day progressed, it was homegrown Gold Coast native Stephanie Gilmore who took the prized 2014 ROXY Pro Gold Coast crown after being paraded up the beach by friends and family for her 5th ROXY Pro victory. Considered her favorite spot on the entire tour Stephanie commented, “To win here today at the ROXY Pro at Snapper on the Gold Coast is one of my absolute favorite things in the world to do. Today has been an incredible day, it’s been a long week, but so many emotions, so much anticipation, and um yeah, wow, I love winning here in front of my friends, my family, the waves were pumping, the guys and the girls were spoiled and, yeah, thank you, thanks to everyone at ROXY for supporting me, and of course the Quiksilver family to be down here with all the boys watching is really cool and obviously congratulations to Bianca. To surf the final with Bianca is really special.” Stephanie Gilmore #ROXYpro Gold Coast Stephanie Gilmore #ROXYpro Gold Coast

After zero victories last year, and her lowest ranking on the WCT, we’re thinking this is a major comeback year for Stephanie Gilmore and starting off the season on this note with Women’s Surfing where it is only makes us excited to see more! More! MORE!

We asked Steph about her mindset going into the next tour events, “To start off the year with a win has just been so amazing. I didn’t even get one win last year, to start the year off at home definitely makes me feel confident heading into Bells & Margaret River. The rest of the Australian leg is going to be great and I’m really looking forward to it. I can’t wait. “

See more from the ROXY Pro here.

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Stephanie Gilmore #ROXYpro Gold Coast Bianca Buitendag  #ROXYpro Gold Coast #ROXYpro#ROXYpro

Mar
06

ROXY pro Lay Day makes a Byron Bay Beach Day #DowntimeDownUnder

ROXY Byron Bay Road Trip #ROXYproIt was a lay day at the #ROXYpro Gold Coast so the Semis were just going to have to wait for another day and more waves, which was okay by us because we knew exactly where to find them…

We packed our things and headed to Byron Bay for a little #DowntimeDownUnder with the ROXY team. It was 6 girls: Stephanie Gilmore, Monyca Eleogram, LeeAnn Curren, Lisa Andersen, Kelia Moniz, and Bruna Schmitz, their boards, and all the other essentials needed for a road trip along the coast. Backseat driver, Lisa Andersen retold stories about old camp days skinny-dipping at night and playing tug of war in the sand setting the stage for lots to laugh about and reminisce on.

Our Byron Bay quiver collection

It was a scenic drive with Mt. Wanning’ silhouette in the distance, ridiculous valleys on either side, and Lennox, considered Australia’s surfing Mecca, set as the destination. You know, the place where the shortboarding revolution came about and where longboards moved from long to short. A nice place to revel in the history of surfing that Australia is dripping with, and also marked our first wave-checked of the morning.

ROXY Byron Bay Road Trip

After suiting up, and by that we mean bikinis, no need for wetsuits at this place in the height of Summer, the girls decided to head to a ‘secret spot’ where Stephanie Gilmore could ride a point break and get some practice in before the ROXY pro Gold Coast semifinals. Everyone obliged, because what doesn’t sound enticing about and open line-up and just your friends progressing together. Thanks Steph, you were so right!

LeeAnn CUrren getting some air at a secret spot in Australia #DowntimeDownUnder #ROXYpro ROXY Byron Bay Road Trip

The spot proved to be epic, pumping waves, just a few of your closest friends, and plenty of great surf shots for the team to revel in afterwards. Both LeeAnn and Stephanie put on a show trying some aerials and giving tan-obsessed beach goers and eyeful.

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A few hours passed, and lunch seemed like a great idea so we cruised to local favorite ‘The Roadhouse’ for some tacos plates and nourish platters. We quickly realized, there’s really nothing like organic roadside food, reggae music, and coconut coffee (no need for any sugar here!). After filling our faces we were on the road again, with our eye on the prize: BYRON BAY.

Byron Bay ROXY road trip #DowntimeDownUnder #ROXYpro

Byron Bay beach day with the ROXY team

As we approached the main street in Byron we felt right at home. A sunny. laid-back Santa Cruz vibe Byron Bay was just what we needed to get away from it all. As we weaved and wrapped ourselves along the coast we could enjoy a flurry of ocean activity including dolphins and turtles. We pulled up at Wategos Beach and we knew we had found the spot. It felt a bit like Kelia’s Aussie version of Waikiki and we couldn’t have been more content.

Byron Bay ROXY road trip #DowntimeDownUnder #ROXYpro Lisa Andersen

After a long day of surfing, eating, and road tripping, we set back up to Coolangatta to await the next call of the ROXY Pro. Stay tuned, because Semi finals is next and both Roxy team riders Stephanie Gilmore and Bianca Buitentag are in the lineup. See more from the Pro here.

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Mar
04

The ROXY Pro GOLD Coast Quarterfinals Recap

Recap from the #ROXYPro Quarterfinals

The quarterfinals kicked off today on the Gold Coast with ROXY team rider ‘s Stephanie Gilmore, Bianca Buitendag and Sally Fitzgibbons  all in the mix! The call was made bright and early for the #ROXYpro and after a day like yesterday you could feel the excitement in the air.

Local favorite, Stephanie Gilmore, shined today against yesterday’s standout, Courtney Conlogue, in the first of 4 heats run today at the ROXY Pro Gold Coast. The biggest upset was in the 3rd quarter final heat when ASP Rookie Bianca Buitendag took to the water and dominated against number 2 in the world, Tyler Wright. A beautiful display of back-hand surfing saw a shock elimination of last 2013 ROXY Pro Champion.

Recap from the #ROXYPro Quarterfinals

The next call will be made by the ASP at 6:30 AM (local time) tomorrow, so stay tuned…we could be crowning the 2014 ROXY Pro Champ! In the meantime, check out what else we’ve been up to on the Goldy!

Recap from the #ROXYPro Quarterfinals Recap from the #ROXYPro Quarterfinals