We set out on a journey to let the sea set us free by learning what makes each of you a Roxy Girl. Looking
back on the countless videos, photos, quotes, faces, languages, and experiences, we’ve come out more
inspired, more free, and more daring than we could have ever dreamed of. Thank you!
To all the girls who Let The Sea Set You Free…join us on January 24th….WE DARE YOU
The Roxy family is full of adventurous people, but perhaps the most adventurous girl of all is über-talented snow team rider, Robin Van Gyn. She has gone to more places in the last 2 years than many people see in a lifetime, including Japan, Kyrgystan, New Zealand, Patagonia, Austria and just about every sweet snowboard zone in North America. Any given day she can be found hiking her split board out to surf spots in Tofino (yes, we mean split snowboarding and surfing in one trip), snowmobiling into remote corners of the infamous Whistler backcountry to session secret snowboard spots, or riding a bus through South America in the summer months to explore the fruits of the southern hemisphere winter. Even when she’s not on snow, she’s equally adventurous on dry land. Most recently she spontaneously entered and completed a half marathon mere hours after celebrating at a late night surprise birthday party in her honor. To see Robin’s jet-setting adventure life in action, be sure to watch the latest video in our Wanderlust series.
For some time now there has been a growing Do-It-Yourself movement in snowboarding, where people are exploring creative ways of riding that do not involve high priced lift tickets, crowded slopes, and expensive lodge food. For some, new split board technologies act as human powered chairlifts allowing them to ride the backcountry or sidecountry (the area right next to the resorts) for free. Others head to the streets, where all they need is a shovel and a few good friends. This is the path that some of our creative Roxy amateur team riders (including the 2012 Roxy Shooting Star winner Danyale Patterson) have taken in the fourth video in the Wanderlust collaboration video series between Roxy and Peepshow films. Consider this a how-to video on low-budget (yet still high tech) snowboarding, and be inspired to think outside the box this winter.
Snow has started to fall in many parts of the country, so riding days are soon here again. We cannot wait to ride the chairlift and cruise the park with our friends. This little gem is the 3rd video in our Wanderlust collaboration series with Peepshow films, and features Roxy snow team riders Corinne Pasela, Erin Comstock, Kjersti Buaas, and Ty Walker. Watch, enjoy, and whet your winter whistle! Don’t forget to stock up on all your Roxy Snow gear.
Crafted for women by women from start to finish, we’ve created a women’s suit built to maximize and radiate warmth where you need it. Added thermo panels and contoured style lines tested and designed to ensure optimum fit and maximum warmth. Get out there and surf longer any day of the year! Shop all Roxy wetsuits.
Help us celebrate 30 Days of Boots from October 17th – November 14th!
Toasty Feet. Stylish on the Street. Cozy up in Roxy’s Winter boots this holiday season! To celebrate our partnership with LOOKBOOK.nu, we are giving away a stylish pair of boots each week on Twitter (that’s right- a new pair every Tuesday!). Make sure to follow @Roxy and the hashtag #RoxyBoots for a chance to win every #TuesdayShoesday for the next 30 days!
Don’t forget to get on board with Roxy on Pinterest. We’re already tagging our favorite Winter looks and Roxy boots. Use hashtag #Roxyboots and you could find your stylish picture on our Roxy Boots board!
For 5 seasons now our ever so talented snow team rider, Torah Bright, has had the opportunity to design her own winter collection: Roxy Bright Edition. Torah has impeccable taste, so this is a dream come true for both Torah and Roxy. Every year we are impressed with Torah’s approach; she finds inspiration in the most unusual places, and the results are quite spectacular. For 2013 her inspiration is an alluring mix of romantic, gothic florals and the sun burnt deserts of her Australian childhood. We love the combination of the brandywine Bluff jacket with the cavern grey floral Birch pants with her Eminence snowboard.
Some of you may have noticed a new face in the Roxy ranks, so today we’d like to officially introduce you to Corinne Pasela, the newest member of the Roxy pro snow team. Corinne came out of nowhere in March of 2011 and won the first ever Roxy Shooting Star video contest with a video that made the pros jealous. Corinne hails from Ohio, where she learned to ride at Boston Mills Brandywine (elevation 240 ft.) and then took her skills to the streets (literally) and rode handrails with a group of guy friends. A self proclaimed “soft spoken” person, Corinne may be quiet, but where words are lacking her riding does the talking. Last year we sent Corinne on as many filming trips as possible, and it paid off; she stacked up enough bangers to earn herself a full video part– pretty impressive for a rookie! We asked Corinne about her first year filming with Roxy, and this is what she had to say:
“Unexpectedly, in February, I traveled to Quebec where some 10 days were spent filming and shooting with the raddest group of people ever… It was my favorite trip, mainly because I lived it on the edge of my comfort zone. I learned a lot, and like that I still have a lot to learn. After that we traveled through Utah, California, Whistler, and Alaska. I had to keep reminding myself it was real. I’m incredibly thankful for the opportunities to progress and the people I could share them with.”
Check out her full part here, the 2nd video in the Roxy + Peepshow Films collaboration series, Wanderlust.
It’s a brave new winter! Today we’ve launched a new snow site, so be sure to sneak a peek. We’re also excited to unveil a new collab video series with the ladies over at Peepshow Films. This talented filmmaking duo, June Bhongjan and Esthera Preda, met at a snowboard contest in 2008 and bonded over their love for filming, fashion, and snowboarding. They teamed up and created 2 successful films that documented women’s snowboarding the way that it really goes down, with creative verve and progressive riding. Always a supporter of women who are working to redefine the sport, Roxy proposed to join forces and apply Peepshow’s unique vision to Roxy’s team of talented riders. The result is “Wanderlust”, an inspiring collection of videos that roam from urban obstacles to the backcountry, from pipe to park, and showcase the depth and diversity of the Roxy team with a fresh new eye. Follow the series here.
Every month we look forward to picking up the latest issue of Nylon Magazine and this month we were stoked to see the beautiful and talented brunette Lea Michele on the cover – everything about her auburn hair screams Fall…a lot like our Coastal Cove Pinterest Board.
Flipping through the pages we were even more excited when we stumbled upon another brunette and artistic beauty who happens to be near and dear to our hearts – Emilie Layla Lovaine, who as you may know is our European Let The Sea Set You Free winner who hails from Wales and runs her own inspiring blog Flock.
On her recent trip to the Roxy Pro in Biarritz, France with the other Let The Sea Set You Free winners, Emilie wowed us with her voice, overall coolness and big heart (lots of hugs).
Here’s a short behind the scenes video of Emilie singing at the recording studio at Roxy Headquarters in France. Don’t forget to grab the latest Nylon Mag on stands now!