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
13

From the Cubicle to the Cove: #ROXYOutdoorFitness SUP Session with the ROXY Marketing Team

SUP with the ROXY Marketing Team

The ladies of the ROXY & Quiksilver Marketing teams got together to celebrate the summer-like weather here at our Huntington Beach headquarters.

Paddling around Huntington Harbor in their #ROXYOutdoorFitness gear, they were lucky enough to have 2x World Champion and respected waterman Tom Carroll as their SUP guide.

After a few dips in the cool harbor (it was over 90 degrees) the Marketing team enjoyed a seaside lunch & had a good laugh over the various wipeouts in the harbor. This is our version of water cooler talk!

Thanks for coming out to give us a lesson in SUP Tom!

SUP with ROXY Marketing

SUP with ROXY Marketing

SUP with ROXY Marketing

SUP with ROXY Marketing

SUP with ROXY Marketing

SUP with ROXY Marketing

SUP with ROXY Marketing

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
25

Get Lost in the Freedom of Season…#LovingLost

Get lost in the season of freedom. Forget your plans and lose your map. Wander through long days and warm nights, tropical trips and sunset sessions. Make new friends and take new paths. Celebrate salty hair & freckled skin. Build up the bonfire, dance all night. You have nowhere to be but the beach…#LovingLost

ROXY Summer 2014

ROXY Summer 2014

ROXY Summer 2014

ROXY Summer 2014

ROXY Summer 2014

ROXY Summer 2014

Apr
24

#CelebrateSarah as she is Inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

Sarah Burke, is one of 8 new members inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the highest distinction in Canada’s sporting honors.  Tragically at the age of 29 Sarah died in a skiing accident in Utah.

As a trailblazer and pioneer women’s sports, Sarah’s legacy continues to live on. Join us in celebrating Sarah as her spirit continues inspire us all.

To learn more about Sarah Buke & her lasting legacy in Women’s freestyle skiing please visit: http://sarahburkefoundation.com

Sarah Burke

Sarah Burke

Sarah Burke

Apr
15

Congratulations Stephanie! 5x Word Champion Stephanie Gilmore Voted #1 on ESPN’s List of Top 50 Female Athletes in Action Sports

Guess who has done it again!?!?

Stephanie Gilmore

That’s right…5x ASP Women’s World Tour Champion & ROXY team rider, Stephanie Gilmore was voted #1 on ESPN’s list of  the top 50 female athletes in action sports!

Stephanie Gilmore

Stephanie Gilmore came out swinging in 2014. After a lackluster, injury-plagued season that saw her slide down the ASP ratings to an uncharacteristic fifth in 2013, Stephanie proved she’s just as much a competitive threat as ever, dominating the ROXY Pro Gold Coast to take the first event of the new year.  She is currently tied for 1st place on the Women’s World Championship Tour with Carissa Moore.

Transcending surfing, Gilmore is also an ESPY winner, as well as a Laureus World Sports Award recipient.

Stephanie Gilmore

Roxy stands out as the true heart of the mountain and the wave, with 3 athletes clenching positions in ESPN’s top 50. Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Torah Bright was ranked #9 and Sally Fitzgibbons, an ASP world championship contender, rounded out the list at #31.

Torah Bright

Torah Bright

Sally FItzgibbons

Sally FItzgibbons

Congrats to Stephanie, Torah and Sally on this incredible achievement for women in action sports!  Check out ESPN’s full list of the top female action sports athletes HERE.

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

Apr
02

ROXY POP Surf: Q&A with Monyca Eleogram & Stephanie Gilmore

Ever wonder what it’s like shooting with ROXY team riders Monyca Eleogram & Stephanie Gilmore? We caught up with these gals to talk surf, fashion & everything in-between.

ROXY: As a seasoned ROXY surfer, what was it like shooting  POP Surf with Roxy’s newest team rider Stephanie Gilmore?

Monyca: Shooting with Stephanie is great. She is a beautiful, smart, confident woman who knows how to shoot a photo! We also get along great behind the scenes—we make jokes, talk fashion, surf and truly enjoy our time together.

ROXY POP Surf

ROXY: We heard that your name can be attributed to the term ‘Mono-kini’, however is it your favorite swim style or are you more of an itsy bitsy type of girl in and out of the water?

Monyca: I love a good “Mono-kini” but I appreciate many swimwear styles as well. I think a one piece flatters my natural curves well and I also love to surf in them because they really stay on!

ROXY:  Which piece from the POP Surf collection is your favorite?

Monyca: My favorite POP Surf piece from the collection is the Sunset Stripe One Piece. I love the print, the cut, and how versatile it is in and out of the water. I feel sexy, fun, and confident in it!

ROXY POP Surf

ROXY: We’ve heard you have the best laugh ever…what are your ingredients for fun and what makes you laugh that loveable laugh most?

Monyca: I love a good post-surf evening happy hour where everyone is cruising together talking about their best waves and best wipe outs, jokingly teasing each other, and just recapping the day.

ROXY POP Surf

ROXY: To the beach and beyond…how important is it for you to have something that takes you from surf style to beach style and more?

Monyca: For us surfer girls we have to be able to take our surf suit to the sand. We need a suit to stay on and be practical in the water but we also need to be able to lay out on the beach in style. POP Surf checks all the boxes!

ROXY POP Surf

ROXY: We know you love dressing up for red carpets in designer duds, how do you approach your style in the surf?

Stephanie: My surf style is usually pretty relaxed but I like to make a statement, so I would love to think that’s the same way that I approach the red carpet. I love when a girls look is effortless and funky. So it’s been cool playing around with the POP Surf collection because they are  where fashion and surf collide. The prints stand out in the water and most importantly…function in the surf.

ROXY Pop Surf

ROXY: We know you have loads of guitars you obsess over, but what boards are you currently loving right now?

Stephanie: During non-competition season I usually ride all kinds of different boards. Right now I have a major crush on this beautiful bright orange 7’6 Dick Brewer board that I rode in Hawaii. I stole it off my team manager ‘Belly’ and had some great sessions at big Sunset Beach. I also have a new fresh plain white single fin, shaped by Tim Stamps. It’s super light and fast on the waves but the plain white looks great, no logos just fresh and free. Oh and of course the Black board that is in the POP Surf campaign shots!! That is one of my absolute favorites…it’s a 5’8 single fin, really fast and black all over so it’s pretty rock n roll!!! 

ROXY POP Surf

ROXY:  Is the best surfer really the one having the most fun? Having 5 world titles, we figured you might know a thing or two (or 5) about being the best so we had to ask!

Stephanie: Well, I’ll let you in on a lil’ secret to my success…pure enjoyment. Fun. Passion. LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE! While it may look like there’s a lot more to it, I like to keep things simple, and being a surfer, doing what I do, this incredible world we live in is all I need to be inspired to achieve my dreams and goals. So yeah, the best surfer is the one you can see having the most fun.

ROXY POP Surf

ROXY: How was it shooting with Monyca Eleogram? What can you tell us that she probably wouldn’t (sorry Mons!)

Stephanie: Mons is just the sweetest human ever. She is living proof that fairytales do exist and I just stare at her because she’s such a natural beauty. And she surfs good too! Easy to shoot with, no complaints there at all. She laughs like Donkey off Shrek and totally gets away with it because she’s hilarious and we all love her.

ROXY POP Surf

ROXY: Which POP Surf piece can we expect you to be jaunting around the world in most?

Stephanie: I really like the Sunset Stripes One Piece and the Sunset Pant Leggings because they’re full of POP, they look incredible when surfing in them and they keep your butt from getting sunburnt!

ROXY POP Surf

 

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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