Mar
07

Wasting away in Margarittaville with Jimmy Buffett & bandmates Stephanie Gilmore & Kelly Slater

Wasting away in Margarittaville with Jimmy Buffett & bandmates Stephanie Gilmore & Kelly Slater

Whether you’re the ultimate parrothead or not, you can’t deny the fun-factor that Jimmy Buffet brings to the stage and all of his adoring fans. We were lucky to witness that up close and personal tonight at the ASP ROXY and Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in an intimate beachside performance.

Quiksilver athlete Kelly Slater and Roxy’s own Stephanie Gilmore both graced the stage and performed alongside Mr. Buffett for their own individual jam sessions before joining back up for the ultimate Margarittaville finale.

It was a great way to end the night and await for what hopes to be a pretty good swell. Stay tuned for more from the #ROXYpro right here.

Wasting away in Margarittaville with Jimmy Buffett & bandmates Stephanie Gilmore & Kelly Slater Wasting away in Margarittaville with Jimmy Buffett & bandmates Stephanie Gilmore & Kelly Slater

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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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Mar
02

Bored without a board, not really the case. Hanging at Steph’s House #DowntimeDownUnder

Bored without a board, not really the case. Hanging at Steph’s House #DowntimeDownUnder

Ever wonder what 5x World Surfing Champion Stephanie Gilmore gets up to during a lay day at the #ROXYPro? Well, we found out…and since she calls the Gold Coast her home we stole an inside peek inside her humble abode filled with toys galore and laden with lots of things we’d gladly call our own (if we could!!!).

For instance, who wouldn’t kill for a quiver line up like Stephanie’s…seriously?! The palm print ROXY #POPsurf board is pretty unbeatable!

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A treasure trove of collectables from around the world. We can’t get enough of these Balinese pillows! The colors have summer written all over them.#DowntimeDownUnder with Stephanie Gilmore at the #ROXYpro Gold Coast @ASP

Maybe a little bit of Morrissey? Why not? (so not boring in our book!). 

#DowntimeDownUnder with Stephanie Gilmore at the #ROXYpro Gold Coast @ASP
#DowntimeDownUnder with Stephanie Gilmore at the #ROXYpro Gold Coast @ASP

Competitive both in the water and out, Stephanie Gilmore spends downtime kicking a$$ and taking names playing friendly games of table tennis.

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Having a brief love affair <3 

#DowntimeDownUnderROXY team rider Stephanie Gilmore

#DowntimeDownUnder#DowntimeDownUnder with ROXY team rider Stephanie Gilmore

After hanging out at her house awhile we wondered how she even manages to leave but realized a good sunrise surf session here on the Goldy is pretty unbeatable! 

Stephanie Gilmore #DowntimeDownUnder at the #ROXYpro in #POpsurf

#DowntimeDownUnder sunset surf session with Stephanie Gilmore

Follow along on Instagram @Roxy #DowntimeDownUnder for more exclusive pics of Steph being anything but bored without her board. Click here for more from the ROXY Pro.

 

 

 

Mar
01

#ROXYpro Day 2 Sunday Funday watching the boys at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Sunday Funday on the Gold Coast #ROXYpro

It was the boys turn today at the ASP Quiksilver Pro so the girls went to the beach to check them out (sort of…). That’s what you do on a Sunday funday in the land of OZ after all.

Stay tuned for the next call here on the Gold Coast at Snapper Rocks for Round 2 of the #ROXYpro.

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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
28

Want to Win This? #POPsurf Giveaway

#POPsurf #ROXYPro giveaway

We’re celebrating our #POPsurf collection & giving away 3 product packs during the #ROXYpro Gold Coast. Here’s your chance to snag some pieces & rock the unique style in & out of the water before anyone else! Enter for your chance to win here

***Congratulations the winners: Brynne Gorman, Eve DiMauro & Amry Still!

How amazing does Kelia Moniz look in the cropped Sunset Remix Rashguard she wore to the ASP Awards?

Kelia Moniz #POPsurf

Feb
27

Torah Bright and Dara Howell Dare to Dream Bigger

Torah Bright & Dara Howell

All of our Roxy athletes inspire us, but this winter two riders in particular have really been moving mountains. 19-year-old freeskier Dara Howell only just recently joined the Roxy team, and she has not wasted any time getting down to business. Four years ago Dara was inspired to start freeskiing when she saw a photo of Sarah Burke. Sarah was a pioneer of her sport, and while she passed away in January 2012, skiers like Dara have done a great job of furthering the progression that Sarah established. In the last year Dara was on the podium at 5 World Cup events and won 2 X-Games Bronze medals. But Dara really made her mark when earlier this month at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games she won the Gold Medal in the first ever Olympics ski slopestyle event. In a fitting move, Dara dedicated the award to Sarah, both for the groundbreaking skier that she was and for all she did to get freeskiing admitted into the Olympics.

Like Dara, Torah Bright also spent the last year breaking boundaries. In January of 2013, this 2010 Olympic halfpipe Gold Medalist decided to tackle 3 snowboard disciplines: halfpipe, slopestyle and snowboard cross. While she’d been riding halfpipe and slopestyle for years, she was a completely inexperienced in snowboard cross. She worked hard all year training and competing in as many events as she could. Many said she couldn’t do it, that she was spreading herself too thin, but Torah proved them wrong. Over the course of the year she won the Dew Tour halfpipe, a World Cup halfpipe, received 3rd in the World Championships of slopestyle, and placed in the top ten at a World Cup snowboard cross event. In January of this year all her hard work paid off when she became the first and only person ever to qualify for 3 Olympic snowboard disciplines. Torah put on a grand performance at the 2014 Sochi Games, placing 7th in slopestyle, holding her own on the snow cross course, and winning a Silver Medal in the halfpipe event.

Congratulations Torah and Dara and thank you for all that you do, you lift us up with your courage and show us that anything is possible!

Torah Air
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Feb
26

The ROXY girls hit the ASP Red Carpet

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Action item for the evening – ASP red carpet and awards show for the Roxy girls…which means a little styling, makeup and hair to help celebrate and congratulate these girls on 2013 well done! Plus, it’s just fun to get dolled up and styled up with your friends so we had to make it happen.

Accepting her second consecutive Longboard World Title was none other than Roxy’s own Hawaiian beauty Kelia Moniz – who was an absolute showstopper in her #POPsurf neoprene cropped top and flowy skirt. The best part, was Kelia left it up to her fans to pick between yellow and pink…and the winning color turned out to be her favorite too (but of course she couldn’t have gone wrong in either!).

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