<![CDATA[Roxy News]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog Wed, 09 Sep 2020 19:56:53 +0000 https://static.roxy.com.sg/skin/frontend/enterprise/default/images/logo.gif <![CDATA[Roxy News]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[On The Beach with: Teigan Nash]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/on-the-beach-with-teigan-nash http://www.albayyara.com/blog/on-the-beach-with-teigan-nash .postDetails { display: none; } @font-face { font-family: 'hurmeBlack'; src: url(https://media.roxyaustralia.com.au/media/rx/fonts/hgs-black.otf); } @font-face { font-family: 'hurmeReg'; src: url(https://media.roxyaustralia.com.au/media/rx/fonts/hgs-reg.otf); } @font-face { font-family: 'hurmeSb'; src: url(https://media.roxyaustralia.com.au/media/rx/fonts/hgs-semibold.otf); } .blogqs { margin: 0 auto; width: 100%; font-family: sans-serif; color: #171717; } .page-title { margin: 0 auto!important; text-align: center!important; margin-top: 15px!important; } .blog-paragraphs { max-width: 1000px; font-family: 'hurmeReg'; line-height: 20px; margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; letter-spacing: 0.3px; color: #1F1F1F; } .blog-image { max-width: 1000px; margin: 0 auto; padding: 25px; width: 100%; } .blog-image-product { max-width: 1000px; margin: 0 auto; padding: 25px; width: 80%; } .date { max-width: 1000px; font-family: 'hurmeReg'; line-height: 18px; margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; letter-spacing: 0.3px; color: #1F1F1F; font-size: 12px; padding-bottom: 15px; } .socials { margin: 0 auto; opacity: 0.3; padding-bottom: 30px; } .socials img { margin: 7px; } .blog-heading { font-family: 'hurmeSb'; font-size: 14px; color: #0c0c0c; } .strng { font-family: 'hurmeSb'; }
SURF - September 09, 2020
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As we creep towards Summer, we asked some of our favorite ambassadors and athletes to answer the tricky question, ‘Where is your favorite beach….’ First up, is TV presenter, producer, and travel enthusiast, Teigan Nash.



I’ve done a fair bit of traveling around Australia and am so excited to share some of my all-time favorite spots. From crystal clear waters, bustling beaches, white sandy havens, and incredible encounters with marine life, Australia has so much to offer, see and explore.

So where better to start than my own backyard. I live in Sydney’s South and am maybe a little bias when I say that the Sutherland Shire has some of the most beautiful spots. Take a walk on the esplanade to explore every nook and cranny that Cronulla has to offer. From Scuba Diving at Shelley Beach to Wavy Wanda the coastline wraps the whole way around. My go-to spot to escape the crowds, relax, and even do a little diving in Salmon Haul.





Now let’s head north to Queensland, known for its crystal-clear waters, breathtaking beaches, and surf breaks. My family and I used to holiday in Coolangatta so I guess it’s kind of a sentimental place for me. Dad and my brother love the surf break out at Snapper and it’s always such a vibe around the Quiky Pro.

Let’s keep heading north until we hit Tangalooma Island Resort. While it’s not a surf spot make sure you pack your snorkel and fins. Diving amongst the shipwrecks is such a cool experience, there’s also dolphin feeding and one of my favorite moments was kayaking at sunset around the shipwreck.



Whitsundays boasts some of the most spectacular beaches. Whitehaven literally looks like something off a postcard, no filters needed! Then diving on the Great Barrier Reef with their local resident grouper. You’ll never be disappointed! I’ve been lucky enough to see The Great Barrier Reef from above and below!



I’ve got a lot of friends from the WEST who always say WEST IS BEST and I don’t disagree. I couldn’t leave off Western Australia. Let’s start with fish and chips at Cottesloe at sunset- nothing beats it!

Then just a short boat ride across to Rottnest Island, grab a selfie with the happiest mammal the Quokka then get a pushy and ride around the island. You’ll find so many beaches with a MAX of 10 people on a busy day, so relax and enjoy the serenity, seclusion, sun, and sand!





If you’re after a bit more adventure I think I’ve saved the best till last. This is one of my most unforgettable experiences… yes I cried. In 2019 a small group of us were invited to Exmouth with our friends at GoPro to swim with Humpback whales. I don’t even think I can put into words how remarkable and unforgettable this experience was. Not only did we swim with Humpbacks but Manta Rays, a Whale Shark and we saw the whole of Ningaloo Reef by sky on a microlight flight. Try and wipe the smile off my face because I can’t and I am still smiling about the whole Exmouth experience, ALL THE GOOD VIBES!





So whether you’re looking for the perfect wave or you’re more like me and like to explore under the sea, Australia has it all. While we can’t travel abroad let’s jump in our vans and see what our country has to offer, because it will take your breath away.





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<![CDATA[Womens Wetsuit Buyers Guide 2020 - Stay Warm In The Ocean This Winter]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/wetsuit-buyers-guide-2020 http://www.albayyara.com/blog/wetsuit-buyers-guide-2020 .postDetails { display: none; } @font-face { font-family: 'hurmeBlack'; src: url(https://media.roxyaustralia.com.au/media/rx/fonts/hgs-black.otf); } @font-face { font-family: 'hurmeReg'; src: url(https://media.roxyaustralia.com.au/media/rx/fonts/hgs-reg.otf); } @font-face { font-family: 'hurmeSb'; src: url(https://media.roxyaustralia.com.au/media/rx/fonts/hgs-semibold.otf); } .blogqs { margin: 0 auto; width: 100%; font-family: sans-serif; color: #171717; } .page-title { margin: 0 auto!important; text-align: center!important; margin-top: 15px!important; } .blog-paragraphs { max-width: 1000px; font-family: 'hurmeReg'; line-height: 20px; margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; letter-spacing: 0.3px; color: #1F1F1F; } .blog-image { max-width: 1000px; margin: 0 auto; padding: 25px; width: 100%; } .blog-image-product { max-width: 1000px; margin: 0 auto; padding: 25px; width: 80%; } .date { max-width: 1000px; font-family: 'hurmeReg'; line-height: 18px; margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; letter-spacing: 0.3px; color: #1F1F1F; font-size: 12px; padding-bottom: 15px; } .socials { margin: 0 auto; opacity: 0.3; padding-bottom: 30px; } .socials img { margin: 7px; } .blog-heading { font-family: 'hurmeSb'; font-size: 14px; color: #0c0c0c; } .strng { font-family: 'hurmeSb'; }
SURF - May 14, 2020
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So the air and ocean temperatures have started to dip, your favourite bikini is no longer cutting it but you want to keep surfing yeah?

Well here’s a guide to get you through winter and keep your daily ritual alive. It’s hard navigating all the different types, the jargon, the thickness, plus what's really right for where you live and your budget. And we know as girls, the wetsuit world can be more focused on guys than girls so it's hard to know where to even start. Well don’t worry, you are not alone and we’ve got you covered. This is your wetsuit buyers guide for any budget and exclusively for the ladies.

There are 3 key things to consider when buying a wetsuit. Firstly fit or comfort; wetsuits can be a pain at the best of times so you are less likely to pull a wetsuit on at 6am if you know you don’t like wearing it and it isn’t a comfortable fit. Secondly, warmth; What’s the point in wearing a wetsuit if you’re not cosy when you’re out in the water and all you think about is the chill factor. And thirdly, style; Wetsuits are like a second skin, so you want the cut to be flattering and make you feel good, whilst doing what you love. This is why cuts for women become more critical in wetsuits for women as opposed to men.

Roxy provides a number of different wetsuits at a number of different prices to suit every type of surfer. StartIng at the higher end of around $599.99 and coming down to $199.99 on the lower end. There is a wetsuit for everyone, every climate and every girl in the collection.



You may be thinking why such a dramatic difference in the prices, “they all look the same to me”! Here’s why.

Before we jump into the different collections, let’s talk about the types of suits and thicknesses that will be best for your local beach. Essentially you have two types of suits. Spring Suits, which are thinner suits with a number of different cuts from booty shorts and long arms to boyfriend short cuts and short arms. These are typically for warmer water and climates, they can get you through the winter months in the northern states but if you feel the cold you'll want a winter suit, which leads us to steamers. They have long legs and typically long arms. Rule of thumb from here is the thicker the wetsuit, the warmer you will be. You can tell the suits thickness by the number references, which can range anywhere from 2:2 to 4:3 and thicker. The number references the thickness in millimeters of the suit's neoprene.

The main areas that you want to keep warm are your legs and internal organs. This is why the thickest part of the wetsuit is in the legs and body of the suit. This keeps your overall core body temp up and that means you stay warmer, you have less thickness in the arms so it’s easier for you to paddle. As if paddling isn’t hard enough already!

We recommend that if your local beach has a water temp of 16 degrees or lower in winter, that’s basically any coastal zone around Australia south of Sydney and Perth, or the whole of New Zealand, you will want to consider a 3:2 or 4:3 steamer. Yes a 3:2 will last you a little bit longer throughout the year, but it won’t get you through the very coldest months of June to September in those colder areas. For north of Sydney and Perth you should only need a 3:2 to get you through the coldest months of the year, which is basically May - September. Quick tip, just like having a pair of shoes for every occasion, it's worth having a wetsuit for every occasion so having a 3:2 and a 4:3 in your wetsuit wardrobe isn't a bad thing!





WOMENS PERFORMANCE COLLECTION - $599.99 for a 4:3 and $549.99 for a 3:2



The performance collection is our highest price pointed range for the main reason that it has all our highest end technology in the suit. The one factor that is going to keep you the warmest is the WarmFlight? Far Infrared x2 thermal lining, a bit of a mouth full I know, but this is the stuff in the wetsuit that feels like you wrapping yourself in a nice warm hoodie. This technology traps the heat your body produces inside the wetsuits and keeps you nice and snug. It also dries super quick which is always a plus so you don’t need to put on a wet wetsuit when you go for that 2nd session later in the day! If you’re anything like us, knowing you have to put on a cold, wet wetsuit deters you from wanting to go surfing again.

The other key feature to these suits is the liquid seals, this is the reinforcement on all of the seams so no water gets in through those seams and there are no little cold surprises sending shivers down your spine!

If you're looking to get through the very depths of winter in one of the colder states this is something you should have your eyes on, it will last you a couple of years so you will definitely get your money's worth and motivation to jump in that chilly water and keep shredding. It is a no brainer.



WOMENS POPSURF COLLECTION - $399.99 for a 3:2



We all want to save the world right?! It can be a little hard to do that when you need a new wetsuit to keep you warm through winter. However now you can buy a new wetsuit and be guilt free! Our Pop Surf range of wetsuits is our eco collection and there are actually 25 recycled bottles built into each wetsuit! How is this possible you ask?

Well the process is quite complex but the main properties that have the water bottles recycled into it, are on the outer layer of the wetsuit or the jersey of the wetsuit. We only go up to a 3:2 in this collection so it's not for places with water temps below 16 degrees but for you ladies in the northern states it is perfect. If you're looking for something bright, stylish and eco-friendly - the Pop Surf collection is for you!



WOMENS SYNCRO COLLECTION $369.99 for a 4:3 and $349.99 for a 3:2



The syncro collection is where you have your value for money, if you don't see yourself surfing every day in winter and it might actually be in the middle of the day when the sun has warmed up the earth a little bit after you have had your morning cup of joe and your feet aren’t completely numb then this is the collection for you. It has really similar features to the performance collection, just less of those features in certain areas. For example that nice fluffy stuff is only in the back panel to keep your core nice and cosy. The rest of the suit is our super lightweight and stretchy neoprene making it super easy to get in and out of the suit but also keeps you nice and warm!



So there you have it, ROXYS complete guide to your next winter wetsuit purchase! If you have any questions be sure to chat with our lovely customer service team.

ROXY xx





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Thu, 14 May 2020 03:57:52 +0000
<![CDATA[No Shoes No Worries Goes To The Mentawais]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/no-shoes-no-worries-mentawais http://www.albayyara.com/blog/no-shoes-no-worries-mentawais Photo by Shannon Cavarocchi @shannnoncav

Just last month Andy Kovszun went on a surf trip to the Mentawais where she surfed, shot, wrote and enjoyed the tropics by boat. We sat down and got the latest about her experience.


Tell us a bit about your trip?


Where do I even begin? It was the trip of a lifetime. 11 girls, 10 days on a boat in the Mentawai’s, perfect waves and good times! Admittedly I was a little nervous as it was my first time on a surf trip of this kind, nor did I really know any of the girls on the boat but as soon as we all met up and got together, it was good vibes all around. Every day was a new surf spot, filled with island adventures, shoots, snorkelling and diving, the odd yoga class here and there and lots and lots of laughs. There’s actually plenty to do on a boat trip, especially if you’re with a group of good girlfriends. I highly recommend for anyone who wants to improve their surfing, have fun and make great memories.


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What was your favourite surf spot in the Mentawai’s?


This spot called Burger World which we got all to ourselves one morning. It’s a peeling right hander that is greatly underrated! It was maybe the 2nd or 3rd day of the trip and I remember staying in the water all morning, only coming back on the boat for banana pancakes because my body wouldn’t let me paddle any more. I caught some of the funnest, best waves of my life there and the best part was being able to share it with all the girls. The energy on that morning was so fun, we all cheered for one another and hooted each other into waves.


What are you packing essentials for a boat trip?


You really don’t need much, just be sure to pack A LOT of bikinis and surf zinc! Your best board bag and favourite boards, obviously, along with a few extra leg ropes, fins and a repair kit in case you get any dings on the way there (or during). I always make sure I have a few rashies and surf vests too, just to give myself extra protection from the sun and reef. I also rediscovered the importance of moisturiser on this trip. Being in the sun all day can really tire you out and dry your skin, so make sure you’ve got all the face and body creams you can pack in your board bag, your skin will thank you at the end of the day. Don’t forget your camera for capturing memories and maybe a sarong for those island hoping days!


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You got featured on the cover of Surf Girl Mag with a photo from your trip- tell us a bit about this photo and who shot it?


It was such a surprise! I’m so honoured, Surf Girl Mag have been great inspiration and I’ve been so grateful to be able to write for them in the past. The cover shot was totally unexpected, my good friend and photographer Lia Turiano shot it on our first session at Burger World (probably why its my favourite spot, you can actually see my stoke face in the shot, I was having a blast). Poor Lia was floating around all morning in the water getting bitten by sea lice, but I guess getting the cover made it worth it! Definitely a great way to remember a surf trip.


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<![CDATA[Congrats Caroline Marks! 2019 Gold Coast Pro Winner]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/caroline-marks-wins-2019-gold-coast-pro http://www.albayyara.com/blog/caroline-marks-wins-2019-gold-coast-pro The inaugural WSL Championship Tour event of 2019 has just wrapped up on the Gold Coast in style, with 17-year-old Caroline Marks claiming her first ever CT event win! 

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Caroline entered the inaugural event of 2019 in Australia with clarity and confidence, and put to use those lessons learned thoughout her 2018 rookie year on the WSL tour. The Florida native managed to top 7x World Champ Stephanie Gilmore in the Quarterfinals and 2x World Champ Carissa Moore in the final. 

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"Best day of my life. So stoked to have my first win. Over the moon right now!! Can’t wait for the rest of the year" beamed the youngest competitor of the 2019 WSL Championship Tour.

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The win is a historic moment not only for Caroline, but also for women’s surfing, marking the first event where the men’s and women’s winners were awarded equal prize money.

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We are so proud of you, Caroline, and can’t wait to see what you have in store for the rest of the season! 

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Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:15:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Kelly Sildaru Makes History at 2019 XGames, Aspen]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kelly-sildaru-makes-history-2019-xgames-aspen http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kelly-sildaru-makes-history-2019-xgames-aspen Kelly Sildaru returned to XGames Aspen with a bang this weekend. After missing the 2018 games due to injury, Kelly once again set a new standard and broke records in the process.

Kelly Sildaru 2019 XGames

Kelly opened her record-breaking weekend by claiming her first medal under lights at Buttermilk Mountain with a silver in the Ski Superpipe.

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By Friday afternoon the Estonian skiing prodigy had not only earned gold but a record score of 99.00 in the Ski Slopestyle (her third gold in the discipline since she catapulted on the stage in 2016) and by days end she had sealed her stellar status with a bronze medal run in the ski big air event and became only the second XGames athlete in history to have won three medals in the one event.

Here's a look at her winning superpipe run.

With 7 medals to her name and at just 16 years old, Kelly also now holds the record of the most decorated athlete of her age in XGames history

Congratulations on an incredible event Kelly!

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Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:39:37 +0000
<![CDATA[#ROXYSneakPeek of Stephanie Gilmore in Vogue Australia]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/stephanie-gilmore-in-vogue-australia http://www.albayyara.com/blog/stephanie-gilmore-in-vogue-australia

Recently crowned 7x World Champion, Stephanie Gilmore, takes us behind the scenes of her shoot for Vogue Australia this month and has shared an exclusive #ROXYSneakPeek of our upcoming #POPsurf collection, launching in early 2019!


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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 03:41:48 +0000
<![CDATA[ROXY Does The The Iconic Runway]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-the-iconic-runway http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-the-iconic-runway
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ROXY headed to Sydney on Thursday with some of our ROXY girl’s; Teigan Nash, Liv Phyland, Marny Kennedy, Andy Kovscun, Ellie Brooks, Elise Trigger and Georgia Farrell for a day full of sun on the Sydney Harbour and fashion!

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The girls were treated to lunch at Manly’s El Camino Restaurant. Followed up with some sun on the Harbour before heading to The Iconic Annual Swim Runway Show. Located on The Harbour at Barangaroo, ROXY was featured on the runway along with a variety of swim brands and a diverse range of models. After the show guests were treated to harbor side drinks and snow cones from The ROXY Van!


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Mon, 03 Dec 2018 06:07:33 +0000
<![CDATA[Stephanie Gilmore Wins Historic 7th World Title]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/stephanie-gilmore-wins-historic-seventh-world-title http://www.albayyara.com/blog/stephanie-gilmore-wins-historic-seventh-world-title Stephanie Gilmore, the Queen of Surf, has claimed her SEVENTH world title today in perfect conditions at Honolua Bay, Maui!


The win comes after a near perfect start to the event, with Steph confidently making her way through her round 1 heat with a total score of 16.16.



Coming into the final event of the 2018 WSL World Championship tour, Steph needed to either make her way to the Semi’s or have fellow title race contender, Lakey Peterson, eliminated in the early rounds.


The latter became a reality when Lakey faced Hawaiian wildcard, Alana Blanchard in Round 2.

And as the clock counted down from 10, atop the cliffs with Molokai in the distance and hundreds of locals cheering her name, Stephanie Gilmore made history and has equaled the great Layne Beachley’s long-standing record of 7 World titles.


With tears streaming down her face and her closest friends offering hugs and congratulations, Steph was crowned with a fragrant Haku Lei, made of local plumeria.


About Stephanie Gilmore

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Seven world titles in thirty well-lived years, Stephanie Gilmore’s reign burns brightly in the surf pantheon. Hailing from the sublime coast of northern New South Wales, Australia, she claimed her first world title in her rookie year, in 2007. She was 19. Her swooping carves off the top oozed style and panache. Her vibrant smile and flowing long blond hair lit up podiums as she clutched yet another first place trophy. Smart, thoughtful, and articulate, she elevated the profile of women’s pro surfing to unprecedented heights. Stephanie is no ordinary world surf champion. In the water she rides a variety of wave craft, mining the history of surfboard design and revealing a prodigious versatility. One day she’ll cross-step to the nose of a 1960s-era longboard, calling to mind those halcyon days when surfing was sheer hedonism. The next she’ll don a contest jersey and go out and put on a clinic of lightning-fast maneuvers that give us glimpses of surfing’s future. Out of the water Stephanie’s insatiably curious. She likes to plug in her electrical guitar and make a whole lot of noise. She takes a keen interest in fashion. She delves into projects more akin to the art world than the athletic (in The Water Dancer she paired up with professional dancers to show the link between surfing and dancing). Most refreshingly, she asks questions. To hang out with Steph is have your self-esteem boosted several notches. Stephanie was awarded the Laureus World Sports Award in 2010,?considered to be the most prestigious award in action sports worldwide. She won the ESPN ESPY for Best Female Action Sports Athlete in 2011 and 2013. But perhaps her greatest contribution to sport is the smashing of gender distinctions. Many regard her as “the most stylish surfer in the world, period.”?

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Tue, 27 Nov 2018 02:36:01 +0000
<![CDATA[ROXY X Keep A Breast 2018]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/ROXY-keep-a-breast-2018 http://www.albayyara.com/blog/ROXY-keep-a-breast-2018 keep-a-breast
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We’re very proud and excited to announce our latest collaboration with Keep A Breast foundation to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention.


We have created a limited-edition t-shirt with 100% of the proceeds going towards breast health, education & support. #ROXYxKeepABreast


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100% of the proceeds going towards breast health, education & support. Find out more at www.keep-a-breast.org

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:02:30 +0000
<![CDATA[ROXY Loves Earth Bottles This Summer]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-earth-bottle http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-earth-bottle

Give the gift of sustainability this Christmas!


To raise awareness of the negative effect on single-use plastics, we’ve paired up with local eco-label Earth Bottle to bring you guys a special treat this holiday season whilst challenging the status quo surrounding single-use plastics.


So we grabbed Professional Surfer Ellie Brooks and Professional Photographer Cait Miers to shoot with our latest season summer products on the classic beaches in Byron Bay. See the images from the shoot and what Ellie has to say about the sustainability of our playgrounds and shooting with Cait below : )




“I am so excited about this collaboration with Roxy and Earth bottle! It is amazing to see two incredible companies align with the same mission of ditching plastic! Sustainability plays such a huge role in today's society! The less plastic the better! It is crazy that it takes 450 years for one plastic water bottle to biodegrade! Hopefully, this can spread the word a little more and get everyone using Earth bottle! I absolutely love mine and I know everyone else will too."



“The shoot was really great, it’s always fun shooting with Cait! Prior to the shoot had a whole week of rain and bad weather so when we locked in a date we prayed it would clear up and luckily it did! It was a bluebird day and hardly anyone around at the pass in Bryon so it was super easy to get some really nice content. Byron is such a photogenic place, I absolutely love it there.”


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The ROXY Caravan and Jeep made its way to the coast and stopped in at Newcastle on the weekend to #MakeWavesMoveMountains with a sunrise Yoga session and Girls Go Surf Day as part of Sanbah Surfs Demo day.


The sun was out, the vibes were high and the ROXY girls had an epic time you all the lovely ladies who came out to hang! Check out some highlights from the day below!


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Thu, 01 Nov 2018 05:30:51 +0000
<![CDATA[ROXY x Masanobu Featuring Stephanie Gilmore]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-masanobu-featuring-stephanie-gilmore http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-masanobu-featuring-stephanie-gilmore Introducing our latest collaboration with 7x World Champion, Stephanie Gilmore & a group of artists at the forefront of their respective mediums.

Illustrated by filmmaker, Masanobu Hiraoka from live-action footage and scored by the champ herself alongside LA-based musician Aska Matsumiya. The final result is wildly hypnotic and a mind-bending interpretation of form.

Scroll through for an insight into the creation of the musical score with Steph at Aska’s Californian studio:

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<![CDATA[A day in Malibu with Stephanie Gilmore]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/a-day-in-malibu-with-stephanie-gilmore http://www.albayyara.com/blog/a-day-in-malibu-with-stephanie-gilmore

Just before jetting to France for the #ROXYpro, we spent the day with
6x World Champion Stephanie Gilmore around her US home base in Malibu.
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“I’m on the road so much, being in one place that I can get into a normal routine is precious - riding to the store, playing my guitars, making my own coffee, it’s the simple joys like that”. Stephanie Gilmore




“Best boutique hotel around, The Surfrider Malibu. I could sit on the roof deck all day and watch the line up”. Stephanie Gilmore




“Malibu in the summertime is a hard place to beat. The south swells push through more frequently which makes for perfect lines at First Point. When it’s on, it has to be one of the best waves in America”. Stephanie Gilmore






“The car park at first point is a perfect representation of Californian surfing. The locals set up and hang out from sunrise to sunset, they seem like they’re friends that have been doing it for 30 years together. That’s just so cool”. Stephanie Gilmore



]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 06:19:19 +0000 <![CDATA[Snowtunes Festival with the ROXY girls]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/snowtunes-festival-with-the-girls http://www.albayyara.com/blog/snowtunes-festival-with-the-girls

To wrap up the last weekend of winter with style, we towed the ROXY caravan to the home of Australian Alpine resorts and standout Apres venues, Jindabyne, to attend SnowTunes Music Festival and spend some time on the slopes.


We had 3 times Olympic Gold Medalist Torah Bright, along with freshly named Olympian Emily Arthur and International act, Great Britain’s Aimee Fuller come to join us. As well as Aussie TV’s own Liv Phyland and Teigan Nash to come to ski and have some fun with the girls.


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]]> Wed, 05 Sep 2018 06:45:17 +0000 <![CDATA[Festival Vibes & Beach Hangs at Byron Bay]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/festival-vibes-beach-hangs-byron-bay2 http://www.albayyara.com/blog/festival-vibes-beach-hangs-byron-bay2 splendour2018

When you can pair up some fun in the sun with good music, good people and good times you know you’ve got something good going on. So that’s exactly what we decided to do last weekend in Byron.


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We took Cait Miers, Ellie Brooks, Elise Trigger and Bronte Cooper to Byron for a weekend of sun and festival vibes, then washed it all off with nose rides and hi-fives at the pass.


We wanted to find out how each of the girls rocked their own vibes, so we got them to tell us what style means to them.


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Ellie Brooks- Professional Surfer @elliejbrooksss


“Style is simply just being yourself and embracing your uniqueness. We all offer something so different which makes us as human beings so incredible. Embrace your style, your quirks and be true to you.”


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Cait Miers- Photographer @caitmiersphotography


“Style is expressing who you are, in your own unique flair. Whether that’s riding a wave, or walking down the street, it’s being comfortable in your own skin and being your true self.”




Elise Trigger- Longboarder @elisetrigger


“style to me is the gift of being able to express my inward self outwardly.”


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Bronte Cooper- Fashion Designer @brontecoops


“To me it means wearing what suits you and makes you feel comfortable in your own skin- whether that’s following the latest fashion trends or having your creative mind go on an adventure. Style is an expression used to show your personality without saying a single word.”


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What does style mean to you?


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Images: Cait Miers




Go shop already!

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Mon, 06 Aug 2018 06:00:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Join Roxy at the 2018 Snowtunes Festival]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/snowtunes-2018 http://www.albayyara.com/blog/snowtunes-2018



Join the Roxy crew at the 2018 Snowtunes music festival on the 31st of August and 1st of September at Jindabyne Snow Resort. Find the Roxy Make Waves Move Mountains tour van where we will be joined by some of our favourite athletes and influencers across the weekend; Torah Bright, Emily Arthur, Teigan Nash, Kath Ebbs, the City Beach team and more.

Australia’s ONLY music festival in the snow returns to the pristine shores of Lake Jindabyne, at the base of the Thredbo and Perisher alpine resorts. Returning this August over two huge nights of festival vibes by the fire, Snowtunes features some of the hottest Australian and International music acts. Check out the line up below.


EVENT INFO:

Friday 31st & Saturday 1st September 2018, 5:00PM – 12:30AM

Designed so you can stay on the slopes all day and party all night!


LOCATION:

Open Air Stage, Jindabyne (Snowy Mountains) NSW.


Click here for more info and to buy tickets >



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The Torah Bright Mini Shred is back again in 2018! Spend a whole day making waves and moving mountains with our own Olympic Gold Medallist Torah Bright and a handful of other professional skiers and boarders at Thredbo Resort on Sunday the 15th of July.


“The Mini Shred is my favourite day of the year. It’s fun and is all about making new friends to shred with and learn new things in a safe but progressive environment. Come play”- Torah Bright.


The Thredbo terrain park crew will develop one of the coolest mini terrain parks for the event with a sweet jib and jump line, transitions and rollers – all mini size just ideal for learning. Combine this with a roll call of Aussie snow stars who line up to assist and mentor on the day, the groms describe it as – the BEST DAY EVER!



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For everyone on the day, there’s a signing session with Torah and her snow pro friends, a sausage sizzle, DJ and some special ROXY giveaways.


Participation at the event is free but if you register online for $5.00 you will also secure an official Torah Bright Mini Shred Event Bib to take home.


Schedule –


9:30am – Meet at top of Friday Flat Park


10:00am – Split into groups & Meet the coaches


10:15am – Morning coaching session


12:00pm – BBQ


1:00pm – Afternoon coaching session/ jam session


2:00pm – Presentation


2:30pm – Coaches Signing


<![CDATA[2,558 Consecutive Days of Surfing]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/2558-consecutive-days-of-surfing http://www.albayyara.com/blog/2558-consecutive-days-of-surfing

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Meg Roh, a team rider from Dana Point, CA, has surfed everyday for the last 7 years. On June 1st, 2011 she set a goal to surf everyday to prepare for an upcoming contest. After losing the contest, she decided to continue doing what she loves and surf daily until the end of the summer, and then until all her dreams and goals became a reality. The ocean is her second home and she is extremely grateful for all the people it had led her to and all the amazing memories she has made through surfing. June 1st marked her 2,558 consecutive day of surfing and she plans to continue the streak. Congrats Meg!


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]]> Wed, 04 Jul 2018 03:58:44 +0000 <![CDATA[Stephanie Gilmore claims her 4th Bells Beach Title]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/steph-wins-bells-2018 http://www.albayyara.com/blog/steph-wins-bells-2018

The final day at the Rip Curl pro was an epic battle for not only Steph Gilmore but Tour rookie, Caroline Marks. Heat by heat the women gave the crowds plenty to cheer for, ICYMI, here are the highlights.



An early 6:30am start with the waves firing saw Bells turn it on with some 4-6 foot runners. Steph had fellow team mate and rookie on the tour, 16 year-old, Caroline Marks, to beat in her Semi.




Caroline certainly didn’t back down from the challenge, dropping an 8.77 in the opening minutes of the heat. However, Steph didn’t waver, waiting to drop the biggest wave of the heat- a 9.07 showing the rookie what it takes to make waves and move mountains.




Progressing through to the final, Steph met Hawaiian, Tatiana Weston-Webb. Hungry for the chance to ring the bell, both women traded scores throughout the 35 minute heat and kept everyone on the beach and lining the cliffs on the edge of their seat right down to the closing siren.




The 6x World Champ managed to claim the honors and now stands amongst some of the greatest in the sport, to have won 4 Bells trophies.



Just before she rang the bell, Steph’s excitement was undeniable, “I just won the Rip Curl Pro here at Bells Beach and I. Feel. Amazing!!”



Podium selfie with a fellow Bells legend, Mick Fanning.


Congratulations Steph!


photos- @wsl

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018 07:27:03 +0000
<![CDATA[Finals Day at the #ROXYpro Gold Coast By the Fans]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/finals-day-at-the-roxypro-goldcoast-by-the-fans http://www.albayyara.com/blog/finals-day-at-the-roxypro-goldcoast-by-the-fans It only took three incredible days of pumping swell to crown the 2018 #ROXYpro Gold Coast champion! Californian, Lakey Peterson, claimed the title over local hope, Keely Andrew, after an exciting day of finals action that saw the event run at Kirra Point (for the first time in five years) under the intense Australian sun.

We thought the posts from the fans were too good not to share, so here’s today’s highlights, brought to you by… well you. Enjoy! Until next year.


 

Nice one @lakeypeterson @roxy

A post shared by CAIT MIERS (@caitmiersphotography) onMar 15, 2018 at 12:29am PDT

 

Roxy Pro surfing Comp Coolangatta #roxypro

A post shared by Kimiora Tanerau (@kimioratanerau) onMar 14, 2018 at 9:44pm PDT

]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:10:15 +0000 <![CDATA[Talking Tech with Robin Van Gyn & Lena Stoffel #ROXYsnow]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/talking-tech-robin-van-gyn-lena-stoffell http://www.albayyara.com/blog/talking-tech-robin-van-gyn-lena-stoffell

As temperatures continue to drop and fresh snow dumps on our favorite mountains, our attention turns to making sure we have the right gear for the conditions.


All the tech jargon can be a little confusing, so we asked Robin Van Gyn and Lena Stoffel to break down some essential comfort, waterproofing and warmth features in our snow range to make sure you have everything you need this season.



First off, Gortex is a lightweight, durable, waterproof technology that helps keep you dry on the mountain. Likewise, Dryflight is lightweight and water repellent. Additionally, Primaloft is lightweight insulation that runs through the jacket. Keeping you extra cozy on the slopes. Similarly, Warmflight technology is synthetic yarn inflation (warm and breathable). Another aspect of our products is 4-way stretch, allowing your snow gear to feel just as comfortable as streetwear.


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Thu, 01 Mar 2018 04:29:38 +0000
<![CDATA[Made with love, Vegan Pancake Recipe for Valentine's Day]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/made-with-love-vegan-pancake-recipe-for-valentines-day http://www.albayyara.com/blog/made-with-love-vegan-pancake-recipe-for-valentines-day

Valentine’s day is just days away and what better way to share the love than with a delicious stack of pancakes. We asked surf chef, leoneloveslife to share her go-to vegan recipe and regardless of whether you’re making them for your significant other, your BFF or even yourself, this simple recipe ticks all the boxes.


Healthy (Oh and did we mention they’re vegan?)

Delicious

Easy


I N G R E D I E N T S


1 Tbsp white vinegar

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 cups Gluten Free oats

2 ripe bananas

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch salt

coconut oil for frying


T O P P I N G S


Blueberries

Almond butter

Coconut chips

Maple syrup for daaaaaays

optional - bee pollen *not vegan


D I R E C T I O N S


1. Add the vinegar to almond milk in a bowl and let sit for about 5 mins, to create vegan buttermilk.


2. Blend your oats into flour by pulsing in a blender.


3. Mash bananas


4. In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix well with a spoon.


5. Heat your pan on a medium heat and add a little coconut oil. Once melted add your batter (approx 1/3 cup per pancake) when you start to see bubbles pop on the top, flip them over and cook for a further few minutes on the other side.


6. Add all the toppings and lavish with maple syrup because Yum.

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Sun, 11 Feb 2018 14:11:04 +0000
<![CDATA[A Lesson in Layering for the Mountains with Torah Bright]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/a-lesson-in-layering-for-the-mountains-with-torah-bright http://www.albayyara.com/blog/a-lesson-in-layering-for-the-mountains-with-torah-bright When planning the perfect boarding trip, staying warm and dry in sub-zero temperatures is essential.

Properly layering yourself is a challenge for many and without perfecting the art, you are almost guaranteed to be chilly (and miserable) on the slopes. Watch Olympic champion, Torah Bright, take you through the process step-by-step.


A Lesson in Layering for the Mountains with Torah Bright

Base Layers

First, you want to put on your base layers. Thermal base layers are often recommended, because they keep you warm by trapping and insulating a layer of warm air around the skin.


Snow Pants

Next up, put on your snow pants. Snow pants’ main purpose is to keep water and snow out.


Biotherm neck warmer

Freezing temperatures, dry air and friction from clothing fabric dehydrate and irritate the skin, especially on the face, neck and hands. This is why ROXY partnered with Biotherm to create the first line of winter products that care for your skin.


Beanie

Throw on a beanie


Goggles

Keep UV rays at bay with a quality pair of snow goggles.


Hoodie and or Insulator Jacket

Depending on the conditions, you may need one or both of these layers.


Snow Jacket

Similar to your snow pants, the snow jacket ensures moisture stays out and warmth stays in.


Gloves or Mittens

The final touches are just as important as your base layers, especially when your mittens feature the ROXYxBiotherm lining, keeping your hands cozy and moisturised all day long.


Shop the entire range here >

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Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:10:12 +0000
<![CDATA[Take a Hike with Mainei Kinimaka along Kauai’s Na Pali Coast]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/take-a-hike-with-mainei-kinimaka http://www.albayyara.com/blog/take-a-hike-with-mainei-kinimaka Growing up surrounded by Kauai’s ample natural beauty, it is no wonder that one of Mainei Kinimaka’s favourite things to do when she’s at home is exploring the abundance of hiking trails on offer.

On her most recent adventure, Mainei and close photographer friend Bryanna Bradley hit the lush Hanakapi’ai Falls trail, a moderately challenging route which winds its way through the spectacular island landscape.

Scroll down for their hiking guide and trail essentials, plus a gentle reminder to a) get outdoors or b) book a ticket to Kaua’i asap. Or both.

Take a Hike with Mainei Kinimaka along Kaua’i’s Na Pali Coast

Take a Hike with Mainei Kinimaka along Kaua’i’s Na Pali Coast

I love to switch up my training by taking it outdoors, and one of my favourite ways to do that is hiking! So, I’m going to share one of my favourite hikes on my home island of Kauai on the Nā Pali Coast Trail.


Hike: Hanakapiai Falls & Beach

Distance: 8 Miles round trip to the falls, 4 Miles round trip to the Beach

Location: North Shore

Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

Take a Hike with Mainei Kinimaka along Kauai’s Na Pali Coast

Anytime I go hiking, I always make sure I pack the essentials before I begin. These include a large insulated water bottle, a good pair of running shoes, a hat and sunscreen for sun protection. Once that’s in order I am ready to go!

The hike starts at the most northwestern point of the island and will take you two miles to the scenic Hanakapiai beach. Or, if you’re feeling up for a challenge, four miles to Hanakapiai falls at the base of the valley. The first two miles cover the beginning of the famous Kalalau trail stop and enjoy the view at the half mile marker, as this is the only way you can see the Nā Pali Coast without a boat or a helicopter.

Take a Hike with Mainei Kinimaka along Kaua’i’s Na Pali Coast

Take a Hike with Mainei Kinimaka along Kaua’i’s Na Pali Coast

As you descend onto the beach, you’ll come across Hanakapiai stream, which you will need to cross to get to the beach and continue to the falls. The stream is normally very easy to cross during summer months, but take caution when crossing if it’s recently rained and the water level is high. Do also read and obey all posted warnings. Hanakapiai beach has no lifeguard and is known for its unseen currents and hazardous shore break, so swimming is typically only recommended in the summer.

Take a Hike with Mainei Kinimaka along Kaua’i’s Na Pali Coast

Take a Hike with Mainei Kinimaka along Kaua’i’s Na Pali Coast

The next two miles will take you straight into the heart of the valley. You’ll follow along the river through lush forests until you reach one of my favourite waterfalls on Kauai. The falls are so high you might leave with a sore neck from trying to look all the way to the top! Make sure to bring a lunch and dig in at the base of the falls, and don’t even think about leaving without taking a plunge into some of the freshest and chilliest water on island.

Take a Hike with Mainei Kinimaka along Kaua’i’s Na Pali Coast







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Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:59:20 +0000
<![CDATA[Katie Ormerod: White Rose]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/katie-ormerod-white-rose http://www.albayyara.com/blog/katie-ormerod-white-rose Katie Ormerod’s path to the top of her sport hasn’t exactly been conventional.

She grew up in Yorkshire, England, nowhere near the Alps, and her first taste of snowboarding was on a dry slope near her home.

Proving that geography doesn’t necessarily dictate a dream, Katie not only made history at 16 years of age as the first female snowboarder to land a backside double cork 1080 but four years on from that auspicious moment, Katie’s passion for progression has grown in leaps and bounds.

In her latest film project with the GoPro team, titled White Rose, Katie takes it back to the beginning and gives an exclusive look at her journey so far.

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Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:57:27 +0000
<![CDATA[Good Vibes and High Fives, a Magic Morning of Yoga at The Newport]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-newport-yoga-morning http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-newport-yoga-morning

Relax the mind. Relax the body. Reset. All things that we love about a morning yoga practice. A tranquil garden filled with lush greenery, one that lets you really sink into it. One that effortlessly lulls you into a state of peace. One that looks just like The Newport.


Over the weekend we teamed up with The Newport and Yoga Instructor No Shoes No worries to make the most of the beautiful morning sunshine. Have a look at some of the highlights from the day and make sure you don’t miss out next year by signing up for our newsletters here ;) Thanks to all that made it such an awesome morning.




To check out the roxy fitness collection click the image below :)


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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:33:14 +0000
<![CDATA[Take a #ROXYSneakPeek into Our Campaign Shoot on Kaua’i]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/take-a-roxysneakpeek-into-our-campaign-shoot-on-kauai http://www.albayyara.com/blog/take-a-roxysneakpeek-into-our-campaign-shoot-on-kauai

It’s no secret that the Hawaiian islands are one of our favorite pieces of P A R A D I S E. We feel most at home when we visit and struggle with the concept of returning to our day to day lives when we eventually have to leave.

Imagine then, the incredible week we had on Kauai with one of the largest gatherings of #ROXYgirls to date for our Spring campaign. A magical week of not only soaking up mother natures finest but sharing stories and laughs between a team of incredible women.

Scroll down to explore a few of our favorite behind the scenes moments from our campaign shoot -

Take a #ROXYSneakPeek into Our Campaign Shoot on Kaua’i

 

Peek a boo

A post shared by « m a i n e i a l o h a » (@maineikinimaka) onMay 7, 2017 at 12:11pm PDT

 

Take a #ROXYSneakPeek into Our Campaign Shoot on Kaua’i

 

RXY in the HI it's the best combo @roxy #ROXYSneakPeek Photography: @brunasschmitz

A post shared by (@keliamoniz) onMay 8, 2017 at 7:09pm PDT

Take a #ROXYSneakPeek into Our Campaign Shoot on Kaua’i

 

 

 

A post shared by Lisa Andersen (@andersenlisa) onMay 12, 2017 at 8:55pm PDT

 

 

love these ladies @ROXY

A post shared by Monyca Eleogram (@monycaeleogram) onMay 15, 2017 at 1:55pm PDT

 

 

 

 

She was a good one today! @roxy #ROXYSneakPeek

A post shared by (@keliamoniz) onMay 11, 2017 at 12:20am PDT

 

 

Bebe girl @maineikinimaka @roxy

A post shared by Monyca Eleogram (@monycaeleogram) onMay 12, 2017 at 8:41pm PDT

 

 

Prints on Prints for #ROXYSneakPeek pc: @doeeyeddani @roxy

A post shared by ??B R U N A SCHMITZ Z A U N (@brunasschmitz) onMay 8, 2017 at 7:12pm PDT

Take a #ROXYSneakPeek into Our Campaign Shoot on Kaua’i

 

 

Morning

A post shared by Lisa Andersen (@andersenlisa) onMay 13, 2017 at 9:47am PDT

Take a #ROXYSneakPeek into Our Campaign Shoot on Kaua’i

 

Kauai @roxy

A post shared by Sierra Kerr (@sierrakerr) onMay 17, 2017 at 12:56pm PDT

 

Take a #ROXYSneakPeek into Our Campaign Shoot on Kaua’i

See something you like? Shop our latest collection here

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:06:29 +0000
<![CDATA[A Last Minute Trip to Tavarua]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/a-last-minute-trip-to-tavarua http://www.albayyara.com/blog/a-last-minute-trip-to-tavarua Bruna Schmitz is far from ordinary. Her spontaneity and style sets her apart from other female surfers. Bruna entered Herewith office with a proposal and in just 5 days they boarded a flight to Tavarua. This last minute trip landed her a cover shot on their latest issue. 


We asked Bruna for some insight about the trip and where her idea sparked from -

"I went to a meeting with Serena the editor of Herewith magazine to brainstorm about doing something fun for the next issue. I said I wanted to shoot the cover, she laughed and said well we need to produce some amazing imagery and I said well lets go to Fiji.

It was a crazy last minute trip, I booked our flights the next Thursday to leave Saturday. It was just me Serena and Tahnei, the filmer. We somehow pulled it off.

Tavarua Island has to be one of the most magical places on earth. It's a true paradise, and the people there, they are unlike anywhere else. They are so loving and welcoming it makes you never want to leave. I feel like Fiji holds such a special place in my heart and it was the perfect place to be for this issue titled "Revelation".

It brought me back to a trip I did with Sis and Monz to Tavarua like 5 or 6 years ago, and that trip was so impactful to me. It was the turning point to my life and where I am today, like everything shifted there, and the girls guided me thru it, they were there for me like sisters and looking back that was a "revelation" to my life and to where I am today."

A Last Minute Trip to Tavarua

A Last Minute Trip to Tavarua

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A Last Minute Trip to Tavarua

A Last Minute Trip to Tavarua

A Last Minute Trip to Tavarua

A Last Minute Trip to Tavarua

A Last Minute Trip to Tavarua

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:04:32 +0000
<![CDATA[Vahine Fierro wins the World Pro Junior Surfing Title in Kiama, Australia.]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/vahine-fierro-wins-world-pro-junior http://www.albayyara.com/blog/vahine-fierro-wins-world-pro-junior

Vahine was a standout performer throughout the whole event taking down big names all week, and eventually meeting fellow team ROXY girl, Summer Macedo in the final. Vahine was referred to as a dark horse throughout the whole event being relatively unknown, but didn’t miss a beat and also didn’t lose one heat. The young girl who grew up on the island of Huahine showed she could match it amongst the world stage.




"This is such an amazing way to end my Junior career and kick off my 2018 season," Fierro said. "This is the first time I have been to the World Junior Championship and to win is so special, especially when I was so close to missing out on the event.


Congratulations to both ROXY girls Vahine and Summer for making waves amongst the world's best and best of the luck in the future :)


All images courtesy of the WSL

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:31:41 +0000
<![CDATA[Happy New Year from the ROXY team]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/happy-new-year-from-the-roxy-team http://www.albayyara.com/blog/happy-new-year-from-the-roxy-team As 2017 comes to a close we checked in with the team to find out what resolutions they had in mind for the New Year.

If you're a resolution maker or breaker, we hope you have a very happy New Year and we're looking forward to sharing more magic moments with you in 2018.


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Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:54:23 +0000
<![CDATA[How To Change Your Snow Goggle Lenses in a Flash]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-change-your-snow-goggle-lenses http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-change-your-snow-goggle-lenses Now that you've chosen the perfect pair of goggles and have selected which lenses you need for your conditions, Torah Bright is now going show you just how quick and easy it is to change your lenses on the go.

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Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:22:29 +0000
<![CDATA[How To Choose The Right Snow Goggle Lenses for Your Conditions]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-choose-the-right-snow-goggle-lenses http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-choose-the-right-snow-goggle-lenses Change of Weather? Change Your Mind? Change Your Lens.

Last week Torah helped you in selecting the perfect pair of snow goggles, this week, she will be sharing her tips for choosing the right lens for whatever your weather conditions may be.

Cloudy conditions = The YELLOW lens will help define the terrain better.

Sunny conditions = The CHROME lens filters out UV light and glare.

Low light or Night = The CLEAR lens protects eyes from the elements.


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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:53:52 +0000
<![CDATA[Kamui Mintara - Discovering The Playground of the Gods with Lena Stoffel]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/Kamui-Mintara-Playground-of-the-Gods http://www.albayyara.com/blog/Kamui-Mintara-Playground-of-the-Gods

After falling in love with some of Japan’s most captivating terrain in her last short film Way East, Lena Stoffel was eager to return to the Land of the Rising Sun to explore more.


“After my adventure ‘WAY EAST’ I was so amazed by Japan and how I felt in that country. The calmness of the landscape is contagious to me“.



Join Lena Stoffel on her spontaneous adventure to Hokkaido's highest peaks to find unprecedented powder and understand why the traditional people of this land call these mountains ‘The Playground of the Gods’.


“I found the deepest snow I’ve ever skied in my life. I’ve been witness to wildlife which few people see. I’ve stayed in remote onsen hotels and toured in the most stunning mountains. I skied lines by myself all day. And there is still more to explore."








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Wed, 06 Dec 2017 04:08:46 +0000
<![CDATA[How To Choose The Perfect Pair of Snow Goggles with Torah Bright]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-perfect-pair-of-snow-goggles-with-torah-bright http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-perfect-pair-of-snow-goggles-with-torah-bright If you’re anything like us, you’ve already started planning and preparing your next trip to the mountains, and in our opinion, the only guarantee for a good day on the slopes (besides a great crew to ride with) is making sure you have the right equipment.

Aside from aesthetics, navigating your way through the myriad of tech features and benefits can be dizzying.

So this season we asked Olympic champion Torah Bright to help guide you through choosing the perfect pair of snow goggles. Not only that, in the coming weeks she will walk you through picking the right lens for the conditions and how to change them on-the-go.


The Tech, and what it means……

UV Protection = Our lenses are certified to protect your eyes from damaging ultra violet light.

Anti Fog = Our lenses have a special coating and a double lens combination to avoid condensation building up.

Anti scratch = We’ve added a coating on the outer lens to avoid scratching.

Distortion Free = A well-centered lens will provide the best clarity.

Spherical lens = The curve of the lens offers better peripheral vision and helps reduce fog.

Double density foam and polar fleece = The foam helps to mould to the shape of your face and the polar fleece is for the softest touch possible, which will provide maximum comfort all day long.

PU injected frame = The medical grade polyurethane that’s injected into the frame allows for a lighter and more comfortable fit.

40mm wide strap with slide adjusters = The wide strap makes sure your goggles will stay in place and the adjusters are for a comfortable fit over a helmet or a beanie.

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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 17:42:37 +0000
<![CDATA[Congratulations to Steph Gilmore, 2017 #MauiPro Champion!]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congratulations-steph-gilmore-2017-mauipro-champion http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congratulations-steph-gilmore-2017-mauipro-champion

After starting the year with a win at the #ROXYpro Gold Coast, Steph has bookended the 2017 season in spectacular fashion at Honolua Bay, Hawaii, and in turn claimed her 4th Maui Pro title.


With the first heat of the day against newly crowned Women’s World Champion, Tyler Wright, Steph looked relaxed as she made her way down to the water.

The crowd on the cliff and the fans at home could no doubt tell that it felt like more of a competitive free surf between good friends than a traditional semifinal heat.

Steph found her groove early, scoring the only 9 point ride of the day, which all but sealed her place in the final.




Carrying a renewed confidence as she hit the water, Steph took the lead against Hawaiian, Malia Manuel, into the final heat of the year. With pumping waves rolling through the bay, Honolua became the perfect amphitheater for Steph to showcase the grit and determination that has earned her 6x World Titles. As the siren sounded and the cliff erupted in cheers, Steph’s trademark grin was the perfect ending to a memorable day.





‘This is an unbelievable feeling. And it feels so much better when you see the smiles from the fans and supporters who are there the whole way, cheering on with you. Honolua Bay turned on the magic for us. It’s one of the best feelings in the world, taking off on beautiful long faces in front of the cliffs. Just magic’.



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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 22:28:54 +0000
<![CDATA[#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxysneakpeek-bts-in-alaska-with-robin http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxysneakpeek-bts-in-alaska-with-robin Imagine chasing fresh powder (including a dedicated and incredible team of heli-skiing guides) with an awesome crew and three amazing #ROXYgirls - Torah, Lena and Robin. Sounds like one heck of a good time right? This was exactly how our most recent snow shoot came about Alaska earlier this year.

But rather than taking our word for it, we asked Robin to give us all the behind the scenes exclusives… Scroll down to read more.

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

Alaska,

We rode a Polar Bear… if that doesn't set the scene for our trip to Alyeska Resort, I don't know what does.

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

Everything you have heard about Alaska is true; It’s a little rough around the edges, teaming with animals, incredibly vast, and as wild as it comes.

This wasn’t my first time to AK, I have been frequenting Canada’s top hat for many years, but it never seems to get old and every time you go, it just seems bigger and more jaw-dropping.

When you heard the words “Let’s go to Alaska”, there are no variables, it’s a done deal… always.

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

Lena Stoffel, Torah Bright, myself and a strong ROXY production team rallied up to Alaska for this winter’s campaign shoot. February is a tricky month to get any weather that you can see through, but it was worth a shot at getting a window.

With Alyeska Resort absolutely hooking it up, we were greeted and treated in true Alaskan hospitality. We were nestled in the Girdwood castle right at the bottom of the ski hill with access to the gondola right down the hall from our rooms; it really doesn't get much closer than that.

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

In true form, February pulled through with an intense storm delivering blankets of fresh powder and face shots for almost every morning of the trip. Thick white sideways blowing snow is always welcomed for hot-lapping the resort, which we did for 4 of 5 days.

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

The truth is, we were also there to do what the mountains up there are world renown for, heli-skiing. We had a couple days of heli lined up for this trip and every day was a nail-biter at breakfast trying to figure out if today was the day we could ride lines that would make you think twice about bringing TP in your pocket. Most days we went to the Chugach Powder Guides hanger and tried to manifest a window, most days we were turned around to ride on the resort and deal with what they call in heli biz ‘the slow roast’.

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

That’s the deal with riding in Alaska, you had better get used to down days and fill your time with activities like mounting stuffed Polar bears, eating fresh fish and crab and spending some time drinking hot toddy’s by the fire…I know, sounds awful!

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

After 4 days of ‘slow roasting', finding every activity possible on the resort and in the lodge and riding powder days, we finally got our window. Before we knew it, we were flying over jagged peaks and scoping terrain.

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

Just when you think you are about to get a banger day, reality kicks in that it just snowed for 4 days and now it’s sunny, (not to mention avalanches were going to keep us off any sort of complex terrain).

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

Not to worry, sunny hot laps in the heli on something a little less complex was going to be just fine. Somehow, Alaska always pulls through if you have the patience to wait for the goods.

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

I could go on and on about the details of the trials and tribulations of riding big mountain terrain, eating fresh seafood, wandering the streets of Girdwood at night in a storm, but this is better left for you to explore on your own.

This is a bucket list item for any skier or snowboarder with a sense of adventure, so get up there and after it. Everything you need to know is right here:

alyeskaresort.com

chugachpowderguides.com

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind the Scenes of our Alaskan Snow Shoot with Robin Van Gyn

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:12:05 +0000
<![CDATA[It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Ming Nomchong]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/it-started-with-the-sea-meet-photographer-ming-nomchong http://www.albayyara.com/blog/it-started-with-the-sea-meet-photographer-ming-nomchong After capturing the gorgeous Mimi Elashiry in our latest swim styles, we sat down with renowned Byron based surf and lifestyle photographer, Ming Nomchong, to get to know what makes her tick and find out what inspires her sun-drenched aesthetic.

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It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Ming Nomchong

What’s your earliest memory of the ocean?

I remember my dad used to take us to the Gap on South head in Sydney and watch the ocean during storms. Seeing the ocean at its rawest is definitely a humbling experience.

Where are you from originally and where are you based at the moment?

I was born and grew up in Sydney but I left there in 2008 to sail the seas for a few years before settling in the northern rivers of NSW in the town of Byron Bay.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Ming Nomchong

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Ming Nomchong

Can you describe what it is about water that inspires your photography?

I think it's probably the blues and colour hues that the ocean creates. It just looks so good in a frame. I've been an ocean lover since birth so it's a part of my everyday life, which is probably why a lot of my imagery is based in or around the ocean. The ocean and especially the warmer temperate areas of the world offer a lifestyle that most people daydream about. I happen to be one of those people who constantly daydream about being in those places, and hence want to photograph what I dream of.

Where is your favorite place to surf?

Wategos and Broken Head. Definitely my fave places to surf no matter what the size of the waves.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Ming Nomchong

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Ming Nomchong

You spend a lot of time shooting at beaches around the world - is there a dream destination you’re yet to visit?

I ticked the Seychelles off the list a couple of years ago, that was a pretty amazing trip. I haven't been to Mexico yet so that is probably high up on the list of places to visit.

Who is your favorite female surfer?

I can't pick just one. There are SO many inspirational female surfers that I love and respect. Most of my favourites though are all my friends who I surf with. People you may not know, but inspirational to me as I see them as strong independent women who are leading the lives they've dreamt of.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Ming Nomchong

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Ming Nomchong

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Ming Nomchong

What do you love most about the ocean?

That it's ever changing, it commands respect, it's the giver and taker of life. There's something very special about being in or on a body of water that pulses with an energy that you can feel, ride, dive into and be one with.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Ming Nomchong

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Ming Nomchong

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:58:06 +0000
<![CDATA[Monthly Mixtape: Torah Bright]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-torah-bright http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-torah-bright As the temperature drops and the first dusting of snow starts to cover the mountains, our excitement and anticipation for the season ahead rises.

To celebrate the latest ROXYxBiotherm collection dropping this month, we asked Olympic champ, Torah Bright, to share her favorite tracks for the November Monthly Mixtape.

Monthly Mixtape: Torah Bright

Scroll down to tune in and see a few of our favorite pieces from the collection that we’ll be rocking on the slopes this season.



Monthly Mixtape: Torah Bright

Monthly Mixtape: Torah Bright

Monthly Mixtape: Torah Bright

Monthly Mixtape: Torah Bright

Monthly Mixtape: Torah Bright

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:29:42 +0000
<![CDATA[Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/surf-stay-play-biarritz http://www.albayyara.com/blog/surf-stay-play-biarritz As the Summer home to royalty and the birthplace of surfing in France, Biarritz has a rich and diverse heritage. This seaside gem on the Southwest coast was one of our favorite places to visit during lay days at the #ROXYpro France, and at just 30 minutes drive down the highway from Hossegor it was hard to resist its belle epoque charms.

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

Since we found plenty of reasons to visit more than once during our stay, we decided to pull together an insider’s guide for your very own très jolie Biarritz escape!


SURF

With an abundance of surf breaks in town and even more just a short drive away, your options are endless, but here are a few of our faves -

C?te Des Basques is our personal favorite, boasting surreal views and a truly unique path from the carpark to the beach. You can wind you way down via the ramps or tackle the ‘cent marches’, the 100 steps.

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

Another favorite, is La Grande Plage, in the center of town. We spent a lazy afternoon enjoying a little playful surf then crepes and ice creams on the beach as we watched the sun go down.

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

10 minutes down the road you’ll find great breaks in Justine Mauvin’s home base of Bidart, plus venture a little further and you’ll strike gold at Cenitz in Guethary or Lafitenia in St Jean De Luz.

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

STAY

Your accommodation options are just as varied, from cozy AirBnB’s, beautifully restored manors or luxe glamping sites. (Let’s not forget that with plenty of French adventures right outside your door, there won’t be much time to lounge in your hotel!)

To enjoy everything in the center of town, we recommend Hotel Silhouette. It’s located opposite Les Halles and on the main street, you can’t get any more central than this! If you like some historical relevance to your accommodation; it used to be the home of Etienne de Silhouette, Minister to Louis XV, King of France in the 1700’s.

If you’re after a true experience, you can’t go past Snazzy Camp. Soak up the Basque coast’s finest in your very own bell tent, equipped with everything you need from linens, duvet and pillows, bath towels, table and chairs, and lighting. All you need to do is pick + book your perfect camp spot, and then the team at Snazzy Camp come in and handle the rest.



PLAY

With so much to do, we’re going to lay out the perfect day from sunup to sundown to give you an idea of just how magnifique this town is!


9am

Rise and shine and get your day started by strolling through Les Halles, the local market. From local delicacies to an abundance of locally grown produce and more cheese than you’re likely to see in your life, Les Halles has it all! Start your day with a filling breakfast as the market gets into full swing by enjoying a truffle omelette at Maison Balme.

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France


11am

Work your way from the markets to Olea Mediterranean Cafe for your morning caffeine fix. Hands down the best coffee in town and spy some of their delicious homemade specialties that you might want to earmark for lunch or dinner.

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

Next up, walk down the street to La Grande Plage for a surf check. You can then take your pick of which way to wander. Head left to take the walk to Cote De Basques, views across the port and one of our favorite swimming spots, Port Vieux. Or you can go right and head towards the lighthouse and enjoy the beautiful sweeping views across La Grande Plage and beyond.

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

Stunning views from the Lighthouse.

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

La Grande Plage above and Port Vieux below

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

12.30pm

Hungry yet? The French take their lunch dining seriously, with many local businesses (non-hospitality, of course) closing over the hours of 12.30-2.30pm, inevitably leading tourists and travelers to do the same.

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining, so the hardest part is narrowing your options depending on taste. We recommend hitting the top end of Rue Gambetta, the dining strip will have something for everyone. Lasagne at Les Terrasses, pizza at Cibo, burgers at CAB burger, poke bowls at Saline or tapas at Puig and Daro. Take your pick!

3pm

Enjoy some retail therapy and pick up a few souvenirs around the markets or along the streets leading to Galleries Lafayette.


6pm

It’s time to work your way back to C?te Des Basques for an aperol spritz or glass of rosé at Extola Bibi and settle in to catch the sunset. Perched at the top of the carpark, the bar offers charcuterie and tapas to nibble as you people watch and recap your day as the sun dips below the Atlantic ocean with Spain’s mountain range in the distance. (depending when you visit, sunset varies from 9.40pm in the height of summer, to 7.15pm when we visited in October)

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

8.30pm

The hardest decision you will make in any given day centers around where to eat, given the abundance of great options. Our top picks are -

- Make your way back to Les Halles and try any one of our favorites - Café Du Commerce, Bar Jean or Bar Du Marché.

- At the base of the Cent Marches stairs is the favorite amongst locals and travelers alike, Le Surfing.

- Enjoy the catch of the day at any one of the beautiful restaurants lining Port des Pecheurs. Try the grilled chipirons, small grilled squid with oil, citrus, and garlic. Simple and delicious!

- Get yourself to Chez Coco for a delicious pizza, pasta or salad

- If you and your companion are steak enthusiasts, try Haragia (you may need to book as it’s a small space) for a C?te De Boeuf. A basque favorite consisting of a large rib steak, cooked on a grill and served with fries.


This is just the tip of the iceberg of what this beautiful area has to offer, which is why we love coming back time and time again! If you find yourself exploring a few of our favorites or discovering new ones, make sure to let us know, by tagging us in your insta pics.

Surf. Stay. Play: Biarritz, France

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:26:35 +0000
<![CDATA[Congratulations Caroline Marks on Qualifying for the 2018 World Tour!]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congratulations-caroline-marks-on-qualifying-for-the-world-tour http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congratulations-caroline-marks-on-qualifying-for-the-world-tour It's official! 15 year old Caroline Marks from Melbourne Beach, Florida, has qualified for the 2018 Women's World Championship Tour and we couldn't be more excited!

After a run of great results on the QS and with no expectations on herself, Caroline has made history as the youngest woman to qualify and will hit the ground running as the lone rookie on next years schedule.

We caught up with Steph Gilmore and Bianca Buitendag to get their insights on what it takes to compete at an elite level and how Caroline might shake things up for her fellow competitors next year.


Congratulations Caroline! We can't wait to see what 2018 will bring!

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:32:57 +0000
<![CDATA[Behind The Scenes of Depth Perception with Robin Van Gyn]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/bts-of-depth-perception-with-robin-van-gyn http://www.albayyara.com/blog/bts-of-depth-perception-with-robin-van-gyn In Travis Rice’s latest film project, Depth Perception, he invited Austen Sweetin, Bryan Fox, and Robin Van Gyn to share some serious stoke as they tackle some of the most incredible and awe-inspiring back country riding that British Columbia has to offer.

What connects each of them is not only their collective experiences, passion, and respect for the mountains, but also a deeper understanding of the natural world and its impact on their sport.

With the film now touring Europe and soon to hit North America, we asked Robin to give us a little insight into the making of the film, but what we got was more than that. It’s a reasoning that goes beyond hunting for that perfect ride… Scroll down to read more.

Behind The Scenes of Depth Perception with Robin Van Gyn

We have so much more to share with you that what you think.

Decades of exploration and progression in the mountains has brought us here to a place where action alone won’t cut it.

Behind every film stacked with tricks and cheese wedge bangers, there is a bigger picture, a story about the mountains and the terrain we live in that most frothy snowboard movie watchers miss.

Behind The Scenes of Depth Perception with Robin Van Gyn

Behind The Scenes of Depth Perception with Robin Van Gyn

Behind The Scenes of Depth Perception with Robin Van Gyn

Natural wonder is what has drawn us, as snowboarders, to do what we do. Whether we sought it out to begin with or had our eyes opened along the way doesn't matter, it’s just the realization of what we are surrounded with and how awesome this arena is that is the most interesting and complex.

Behind The Scenes of Depth Perception with Robin Van Gyn

Behind The Scenes of Depth Perception with Robin Van Gyn

Behind The Scenes of Depth Perception with Robin Van Gyn

No winter has ever proven so inspiring and so heartbreaking as the one we just had. Winter was in full force and dropped us some heavy powder magic without breaking for a breath of sun.

We were deep in the mix of Canadian Wilderness in a place where the pillows stacked on huge walls of spines and rock and the trees took over as skyscraper landscape.

Behind The Scenes of Depth Perception with Robin Van Gyn

Behind The Scenes of Depth Perception with Robin Van Gyn

Every day was a new kind of challenge, and I can say that the lessons in riding with a crew like ours in the mountains that complex was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

No matter what you’ll watch Depth Perception for, what you will take from it is a better understanding of the places we go and why we do, and maybe, just maybe you’ll go there too. Anything is possible.

Behind The Scenes of Depth Perception with Robin Van Gyn

Behind The Scenes of Depth Perception with Robin Van Gyn

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:52:13 +0000
<![CDATA[Carissa Moore Claims Back to Back #ROXYpro France Titles]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congratulations-carissa-moore-roxypro-france-champ http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congratulations-carissa-moore-roxypro-france-champ In near perfect conditions at La Graviere, 3x World Champion, Carissa Moore, claimed back to back #ROXYpro France championships.

Carissa Moore Claims Back to Back #ROXYpro France Titles

After a string of lay days, and a delayed start to finals day, the much-anticipated swell arrived and delivered a high scoring afternoon that drew a standing room only crowd to the beach.

Carissa Moore Claims Back to Back #ROXYpro France Titles

Carissa Moore Claims Back to Back #ROXYpro France Titles

With the Women’s event only needing to complete three heats to crown a champion, the shoreline was abuzz with fan talk, would it be Sally, Lakey, Carissa or Tyler?

Carissa Moore Claims Back to Back #ROXYpro France Titles

Carissa Moore Claims Back to Back #ROXYpro France Titles

Before too long, the final match up was set and the crowds started to bake in the unseasonably hot afternoon sun. Carissa and Lakey paddled out and it was the 3x World Champion, Moore, ?that set the tempo for the heat, notching up a 9 point ride in the early stages.

Carissa Moore Claims Back to Back #ROXYpro France Titles

Carissa Moore Claims Back to Back #ROXYpro France Titles

While Lakey tried to match Carissa’s confidence, the momentum that Carissa built was hard to match and finally when the buzzer rang, the beach erupted with applause and fans swarmed to try and catch a glimpse as she was chaired up the beach.

Carissa Moore Claims Back to Back #ROXYpro France Titles

Carissa Moore Claims Back to Back #ROXYpro France Titles

Shortly after the presentations wrapped, fans and beachgoers were treated to another incredible French sunset, ending yet another memorable week of #ROXYpro action on the Landes Coast.

Carissa Moore Claims Back to Back #ROXYpro France Titles

Carissa Moore Claims Back to Back #ROXYpro France Titles

Until next year, au revoir and merci beaucoup for the good times!

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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:16:12 +0000
<![CDATA[A French Girl's Guide to Surfing]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/a-french-girls-guide-to-surfing http://www.albayyara.com/blog/a-french-girls-guide-to-surfing When it come to style, nobody does it better than the French. And while this concept is nothing new to any of us, it’s still something we all wish we could emulate.

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

Whether it’s their grace in the water, their nonchalant attitude to accolades and praise or their après surf style; complete with artfully tousled hair and effortlessly chic outfit, there’s a certain je ne sais quoi to everything they do.


While we’ve been enjoying the best of South West coast this week, we decided to have a little tête-à-tête with French team rider Justine Mauvin, to try and unlock our own très chic variation that we can take home with us.

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A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

Where are you currently based?

I am based in Bidart it's been a year now


What’s your favorite wave on the French Coast?

Parlementia. The place has something magic with the background and the mountains... This wave is a goddess to me.


You’ve travelled all over the world to surf, what do you think makes the French coast + lifestyle so incredible?

We have both the culture and the playground near by. You can balance between a healthy outdoor lifestyle and the French culture of celebrating life around a glass of wine, you know, one in front of a beautiful sunset after a great surf session :)


What really makes French women's style so special?

They don't pretend to be chic, they are chic. They skip hair and make-up but they like hand-made products, unique pieces, a sobre but elegant detail, a relevant, neutral and refined colour scheme or material.


What's the biggest misconception about French women's style?

We don't wear the beret and the breton stripes at the same time !


What’s the best advice you have been given and can give?

Always be respectful, stay humble and keep your red lipstick in your pocket :)


A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

Need more inspiration? Here’s LeeAnn, Zoe and Juliette making the most of Hossegor’s beach breaks this week


Making the most of our down days at the #ROXYpro France with @grospiron_zoe

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A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

A French Girl's Guide to Surfing

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:50:53 +0000
<![CDATA[Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/going-with-the-flow-at-roxyfitness-hossegor http://www.albayyara.com/blog/going-with-the-flow-at-roxyfitness-hossegor As the first weekend of surf action got underway at the #ROXYpro France, almost two thousand girls were up bright and early to take part in the third annual #ROXYfitness event on the shores of Lake Hossegor.

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

It may have been a chilly start to the day, but the skies were clear and the lake was calm as the participants took to the lake for the SUP race.


Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

The following 6km run was all the motivation these girls needed to warm up in the fresh Autumn air. You couldn’t have asked for a more peaceful setting for a morning jog as participants traced the lake shoreline en mass.

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

By the time the girls took their places on their yoga towels, the sun was up and warming our practice. Talk about a sun salutation!

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

After the yoga wrapped up, we were treated to a special live performance by Justine Mauvin, topping off another perfect morning in France.

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

Going with the Flow at #ROXYfitness Hossegor

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:53:13 +0000
<![CDATA[How To Get Involved at the 2017 #ROXYpro France]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-get-involved-at-the-roxypro-france http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-get-involved-at-the-roxypro-france We’re just days away from the #ROXYpro France kicking off along the Landes coast!

As the crew, crowds and surfing elite start to filter into town, we wanted to make sure you cleared your schedule from October 6th - 18th there are a few events we’ll be hosting while we’re celebrating the 9th stop on the Women’s Championship Tour.


Friday, October 6

Quiksilver & ROXY Pro France Opening Party at Jo & Joe, 8 pm-12 am, Hossegor

Saturday, October 7

Expo Surf Artwork By Posca and Bernard Testemale Photographs on "Big Wave riders of Hawaii" 2 pm-7 pm, Casino, Hossegor

Signing session with team riders. Concert Ryan Keen and set DJ Papuc. 5 pm, Quiksilver Shop, Hossegor

Screening of Jeremy Flores Documentary, 9 pm, Place des Landais, Hossegor

Sunday, October 8

Expo Surf Artwork By Posca and Bernard Testemale Photographs on "Big Wave riders of Hawaii" 10am -7 pm Casino, Hossegor

#ROXYfitness 9 am - 12 pm, Plage Blanche, Hossegor Lac

Concert with Justine Mauvin 12 pm, Plage Blanche, Hossegor Lac

Wednesday, October 11

Justine Mauvin movie "Kaleleo". Cinema LE Rex, 7 pm, Hossegor. Free ticket at Quiksilver store Hossegor.

Thursday, October 12

After work party with Ryder the Eagle and Sunset Sons. Boardriders shop, 7 pm, Capbreton.


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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:09:53 +0000
<![CDATA[Monthly Mixtape: Introducing Your #ROXYpro France Playlist]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-roxy-pro-france http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-roxy-pro-france Over the weekend we handed over the DJ privileges to you, to create the ultimate playlist for the upcoming #ROXYpro France, and you didn’t disappoint with the final selection.

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing Your #ROXYpro France Playlist

The following 33 track mix has it all, and whether you’ll be joining us on Les Landes coast or streaming all the action from the comfort of your own home you now have a mixtape to match.

Give it a spin and enjoy!

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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:38:02 +0000
<![CDATA[Mentawais Dreaming with Bianca Buitendag]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/mentawais-dreaming-with-bianca-buitendag http://www.albayyara.com/blog/mentawais-dreaming-with-bianca-buitendag Paradise is a fairly common term when we talk about some of our favorite travel locations, Tahiti, Hawaii and the Seychelles have been some of our most memorable destinations. But when we caught up with Bianca Buitendag last week, and she shared her photos from her recent Mentawais surf trip, it didn’t take us long to add this incredible part of the World to the top of our ‘must-go’ travel list.

Mentawais Dreaming with Bianca Buitendag

It may be a mission to get there, (and when we say mission, we mean 3 flights with 2 stop overs, totalling 30 hours. Two ferries and a car/truck) but once you arrive, all of that seems to melt away. ??

Scroll down to get a taste of paradise, and we dare you not to book a trip asap...

Mentawais Dreaming with Bianca Buitendag


Mentawais Dreaming with Bianca Buitendag

Mentawais Dreaming with Bianca Buitendag

Mentawais Dreaming with Bianca Buitendag

Mentawais Dreaming with Bianca Buitendag

Mentawais Dreaming with Bianca Buitendag

Mentawais Dreaming with Bianca Buitendag

Mentawais Dreaming with Bianca Buitendag

Mentawais Dreaming with Bianca Buitendag

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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:34:51 +0000
<![CDATA[Welcome To The Future - Steph Gilmore Tests the Surf Ranch]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/Welcome-To-The-Future-Steph-Gilmore-Tests-the-Surf-Ranch http://www.albayyara.com/blog/Welcome-To-The-Future-Steph-Gilmore-Tests-the-Surf-Ranch p { max-width: 800px; }

3 hours Northeast of Los Angeles lies a small town called Lemoore. Once, just a dot on a map is now the home of Kelly Slater’s world-renowned Surf Ranch.


After months of speculation, The World Surf League and a select group of surfing's elite held a first-of-its-kind test event. The invitees were frothing to experience the perfect wave designed by the eleven-time World champ himself.


Although no live stream was available, the WSL did have a live blog to update fans on all the action.


After each session, the post heat interviews all echoed similar sentiments as 6x World champ, Steph Gilmore; “This is just a magical day, I can’t believe it.” “Every single wave is so much fun and challenging and nerve-wracking. That was just so special!”


"I just walked into the future" - @stephaniegilmore | #TheTest @kswaveco

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The contest format was unique. Each surfer was able to ride four waves. Two lefts and two rights. Judges combined the highest scoring waves from each to determine which four males and which four females would advance to the finals.


Steph was on fire throughout her heats, claiming four 9-point rides, which saw her join Carissa Moore, Tyler Wright and Johanne Defay in the final four. But it was 3x World Champ, Carissa, that ended up narrowly edging out Steph for top honors.


Although it was not all smooth sailing, history was made in Lemoore, California on September 19, 2017

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:05:21 +0000
<![CDATA[Monthly Mixtape: Kelia Moniz]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-kelia-moniz http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-kelia-moniz As the season starts to slowly turn, we’ve found ourselves craving a playlist to match our mood. Something a little more mellow but with hints of the Summer vibes that instantly bring a smile to our face. Enter Kelia’s Monthly Mixtape - the perfect blend.

Monthly Mixtape: Kelia Moniz

Scroll down, tune in and enjoy

Listen to our previous mixtapes here >

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:41:21 +0000
<![CDATA[Hidden Hana with Monyca and Bruna]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/hidden-hana-with-monyca-and-bruna http://www.albayyara.com/blog/hidden-hana-with-monyca-and-bruna Bruna and Monyca recently made a birthday pact to make this year the best year ever, and kicked it off with a trip to remember in Monyca's own backyard of Hana, Maui.

This sleepy town is situated at the end of 52 winding miles of highway, dubbed the 'Road to Hana', on which you will soak up some of the most incredible natural scenery you're likely to witness. It's where Monyca calls home, and also describes as "the greatest place on Earth".

Good friend and videographer, Tahnei Roy tagged along to capture all the fun, scroll down to see more -


Monyca's Perspective:

“It's not super often that I get my best friends to visit me from outside of Hawaii. I live in what I see as the greatest place on Earth – Hana – but it’s not the easiest place to get to. Some visitors get majorly car-sick, others drive right through and don't know what they've missed. So when my friends make the two-hour windy cliff-side drive to see me in Hana, I do my best to ensure we have the most amazing time ever.

Hidden Hana with Monyca and Bruna

When Bruna’s flights were booked, I couldn't wait to start planning out the trip. We both turned 27 this year and were intent on making this our best year yet…Duh! And we also wanted it to be our fittest! So I made sure to add in some fitness-oriented activities to the agenda.I had never taken Bruna to the hike at 'Ohe'o Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools) before, or to see the bamboo forest. It's far enough to get a good sweat going, and it’s completely stunning the whole way.

When we arrived, I realized I forgot my shoes but in true Bruna fashion she suggested we do the hike anyway. Sooo, we both ended up trekking the entire 4-mile hike (up, and down) barefoot. I have to admit, it was a little painful at times, but feeling the damp earth beneath our feet and the mud between our toes made us feel connected with Mama Earth. We loved it."

Hidden Hana with Monyca and Bruna

"The two pinnacles of the hike for us were Waimoku Falls waterfall and the bamboo forest. The forest is always lit in the dreamiest way. The sun shines through the tall trees and invites you to just put your arms out and embrace it. The sound of the wind blowing through the bamboo is captivating. When you arrive at Waimoku Waterfall, you almost can’t believe that what you’re seeing is real. The cliff is so tall and the trail of water streaming from the peak falls so far that the whole valley seems to be filled with mist! You can feel it standing more than 200 feet away. It’s glorious!

There is no swimming hole beneath the waterfall so after the long hike we couldn't wait to jump in the water. We went for a quick cliff jump, then grabbed our longboards and went for a surf. We shared a bunch of party waves, and tried our hardest to get to the nose before falling, cracking up, and doing it again. What an experience!

From Mauka to Makai (mountain to ocean) we took in all of Mother Nature's energy and beauty she offered us."

Hidden Hana with Monyca and Bruna

Hidden Hana with Monyca and Bruna

Bruna's Perspective:

“The very first time I stepped foot in Hana, I felt something magical. I remember thinking to myself: “This is where fairytales are made.” There is nothing like the feeling of landing on an island and being welcomed by the warmth, the wind, and the palm trees.

The drive to Hana starts in the sun. Once you get closer, you start to experience this feeling of entering somewhere untouched, pure, and mysterious.

You drive along the mountain on a cliff, and if you weren’t paying attention you could just drive through. Of course, I choose to stay because my best friend in the whole world happens to be right there, in the heart of Hana. You only experience Hana if you stay in Hana. My best friend Monyca’s life is like a romantic novel: she has a farm with her husband, both are local surfers born and raised there. Theirs is a childhood love. Now married, the two are growing beautiful organic fruits and vegetables."

Hidden Hana with Monyca and Bruna

"Every time I visit, Monz takes me somewhere different. I feel like I should know all of the places there by now, but I don’t. This time, we traveled to the bamboo forest and Waimoku Falls. My mind was absolutely blown to pieces. The waterfall was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It’s the most powerful form of nature I’ve ever experienced and so incredibly humbling. The pressure of the water falling down this giant cliff and the wind that blows as you get closer is terrifying and peaceful at the same time.

Oh, Hana. I love this place so much! The whole plane ride back home to the “Main Land” I couldn’t stop daydreaming about moving there one day with my husband and leaving everything behind to live this real-life fairytale.”

Hidden Hana with Monyca and Bruna

Hidden Hana with Monyca and Bruna

For more, check the full story over at HEREWITH >

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:58:25 +0000
<![CDATA[ROXY Girls Ride Day 2017]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/girls-ride-day-2017 http://www.albayyara.com/blog/girls-ride-day-2017 They came, they saw and they conquered. From fresh powder to our very own pink ladies, last week we gathered an alpine girl gang at Threbo resort, all in the name of learning some new skills and a chance to meet local legend Torah Bright and bright new star, Kelly Sildaru.

ROXY Girls Ride Day 2017

If you managed to tune in to our Insta story, chances are you noticed that our Girls Ride Day just happened to coincide with the 4th blizzard to hit the Australian alps this season, aptly earning the title ‘the Blizzard of Oz’.

ROXY Girls Ride Day 2017

As the weather set in and the flakes began to multiply, the event itself was in doubt... “Should we call it off? Will we be able to run it in these conditions?”, to which Torah emphatically answered;

“Of Course we can!!” shouted Torah, “this is Australian POWDER, let’s SHRED!”



While Olympic champion, Torah Bright, calls Thredbo Resort her home in the snow, we were lucky enough to have X Games Champ, Kelly Sildaru join us (fresh from her World Cup Freeski Slopestyle win in New Zealand!) This was Kelly’s first time to Australia, and together with her little brother, Henry, they met the locals, showed them a few tricks and learnt a little bit about pow in the land down under.

Scroll down for a few of our favorite moments from the day -



Riding pow with your friends. Can you think if a better way to spend a Monday? @roxy #roxygirlsrideday

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ROXY Girls Ride Day 2017

ROXY Girls Ride Day 2017

ROXY Girls Ride Day 2017

ROXY Girls Ride Day 2017

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:45:10 +0000
<![CDATA[School Yard Glory with Vahine Fierro]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/school-yard-glory-with-vahine-fierro http://www.albayyara.com/blog/school-yard-glory-with-vahine-fierro On a recent trip to the infinite blues of Tahiti, Monyca Eleogram got a chance to soak up the best of French Polynesia with her very own local tour guide, Vahine Fierro. After watching Vahine compete at the Papara Pro WQS, Monyca was eager to share more of her unique story, read Mons’ interview below.

School Yard Glory with Vahine Fierro

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Growing up on the remote island Of Huahine, Vahine takes a flight to the main island Tahiti for school and surf competitions. Boarding at Lycée Tuianui le Gayic of Papara, puts her just walking distance away from the Papara surf break, where she surfs after school in-between homework and assignments. It’s not the most perfect wave in the world but it’s a great training ground for up and coming surfers like Vahine.

I got the chance to watch her compete for the first time in the Papara Pro WQS and Junior Pro. Through the whole event Vahine showed a soft confidence and a mature focus. Surfing here home break was also a bonus as she read the waves and knew exactly which one to paddle into. I was really blown away!

Vahine finished the event in second place in the Women’s QS, and first place in the Junior Pro division. The modest beauty had compassionate sportsmanship, hugging the QS winner and ROXY sister Savanna Stone after her win. I have no doubt she will be taking out first place soon.

School Yard Glory with Vahine Fierro

How important is to for you to compete well in Tahiti?

When I compete in Tahiti, I feel like I have to do well because there's a lot of people cheering me on at the beach. I have that extra pressure because I don't want to disappoint them and it's always cool to do good!

Are there many surf contests in Huahine?

There use to be surf contest in Huahine but not any more. I used to win all of them with my sisters!

School Yard Glory with Vahine Fierro

What is your ultimate goal in surfing?

My ultimate goal when I go surfing is to have fun first of all and then get better and better each time I go surf so I can do good in contest ;)

What is your favorite thing about living in Tahiti?

Living in Tahiti is hard because I don't have my family with me and 5 days a week I'm at the dorm. My favorite thing to do is to go surf on the weekends with my friends.

School Yard Glory with Vahine Fierro

School Yard Glory with Vahine Fierro

What is your relationship like with your sisters?

My sisters ... We are so close !! They are so nice and we are always having fun together. They are my best friends for sure. We fight sometimes but most of the time we are always laughing!! We surf together and do everything together when I'm home ;)

If you could go anywhere in the world to surf where would you go?

I would love to go back to Morocco. I went two years ago with my whole family and it was the best trip of my life! We were staying at a friend’s house in Essaouira and I had really good waves and enjoyed meeting people with a very different culture with new food to try! My favorite place in the world.

Do you surf everyday after school?

I surf on Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm then Thursday from 3pm to 5pm. I don't surf every day because my schedule with school is very loaded but when I can I make sure I surf good.

School Yard Glory with Vahine Fierro

School Yard Glory with Vahine Fierro

Who do you look up to in women’s surf?

My favorite surfer on the tour is Tatiana Weston Webb then Stephanie Gilmore - I look up to them a lot. I love watching Brisa Henessy and Summer Macedo; they are my favorite junior surfers.

What else are you interested in besides surfing?

Besides surfing, I dance and skate a little. I'm very interested in learning new stuff all the time and new culture and languages. I speak 4 languages (Tahitian-French-English-Spanish) and I would love to learn Japanese too. I love sharing my culture too like dancing and making Tahitian food ;) (I LOVE food ) and I make sure that at school I have good grades!

School Yard Glory with Vahine Fierro

Follow Vahine’s adventures on her Instagram here >

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:19:10 +0000
<![CDATA[Bruna’s Breakfast Bowl Recipe ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/brunas-breakfast-bowl-recipe http://www.albayyara.com/blog/brunas-breakfast-bowl-recipe If you’re a fan of kicking off your day with a delicious and nourishing breakfast like we are, then chances are you’re going to want this breakfast bowl recipe that Bruna Schmitz shared with us. It’s simple, healthy and you can customise it with just about any fruit and nut combo you have on hand.

Scroll down for Bruna’s easy instructions.

Bruna’s Breakfast Bowl Recipe

This is a simple version that’s easy to make, but I like to mix it up so I don’t get tired of it. My favorite fruits to use are raspberries and peaches. I also like to add cacao nibs and goji berries every once in awhile.

The base of the recipe is oats, everything else can be removed or replaced. For example, coconut milk or peanut butter, greek/fat free or coconut milk yogurt. Just do whatever suits your taste.

Bruna’s Breakfast Bowl Recipe

1 cup of almond milk

1/2 cup of yogurt

1/2 cup oats

A spoonful of almond butter

1 tsp of chia seeds

1/8 cup of chopped almonds

3 kiwis

1 tbsp of honey

Bruna’s Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Mix the yogurt and the almond milk until it’s combined. I used a passionfruit yogurt blend that was already sweet, but if you use fat free or greek yogurt, I suggest adding a little more honey or sweetener in the mix.

Bruna’s Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Add the oats, chia seeds, almond butter and chopped kiwis one at a time mixing each time.

Bruna’s Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Once it’s all mixed, sprinkle the top with the chopped almonds, the rest of kiwis and honey.

Bruna’s Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Bruna’s Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Bruna’s Breakfast Bowl Recipe

And viola! Breakfast is served.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:39:47 +0000
<![CDATA[Celebrating 10 years of Bali's Big Eco Weekend]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/10-years-bali-big-eco-weekend http://www.albayyara.com/blog/10-years-bali-big-eco-weekend Torah Bright and Mainei Kinimaka celebrated our tenth year of keeping Bali's beaches clean with the Bali's Big Eco Weekend. We kicked off the celebrations with a #ROXYFITNESS event in Seminyak and in the late afternoon as the sky turned pink and orange we released sea turtles at Kuta. The turtle release was to commemorate over 140,000 sea turtles being set free at Kuta Beach since our conservation effort to preserve the turtle breeding grounds at Kuta began ten years ago.

On Sunday we headed to Uluwatu to enjoy pumping waves and anyone willing to pay $160 USD to share the line-up with legends Mark Richards, Matt Hoy, Tom Carroll and Simon Anderson and our own Roxy girl, Mainei Kinimaka. Local Indonesian surfer, Made Switra, scored the wave of the day and took down the competition. The money raised at the event supports Project Cleanup Uluwatu to help keep one of the most cherished breaks in the world clean. Bagus!




Bali Thank you for the good times! Next stop Thailand for the next #roxyfitness event!

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]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:31:36 +0000 <![CDATA[Take Your Training Anywhere in the New Sand To Sea Collection]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/take-your-training-anywhere-in-our-sand-to-sea-collection http://www.albayyara.com/blog/take-your-training-anywhere-in-our-sand-to-sea-collection From the studio, to the street and the beach, we crave fresh adventures for our fitness journey.

Our training is as varied as our travels and regardless of time or place, we’re ready to move, and never afraid to shake things up.

From swimming, stretching and running and everything in between, our Sand to Sea collection was created to be as versatile as you are.

Discover the new collection here > and take your motivation to another level.


Take Your Training Anywhere in the New Sand To Sea Collection

Take Your Training Anywhere in the New Sand To Sea Collection

Take Your Training Anywhere in the New Sand To Sea Collection

Take Your Training Anywhere in the New Sand To Sea Collection

Take Your Training Anywhere in the New Sand To Sea Collection

Take Your Training Anywhere in the New Sand To Sea Collection

Take Your Training Anywhere in the New Sand To Sea Collection

Take Your Training Anywhere in the New Sand To Sea Collection

SHOP the collection here >

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:59:43 +0000
<![CDATA[Getting Ready for Bali’s Big Eco Weekend]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/getting-ready-bali-big-eco-weekend http://www.albayyara.com/blog/getting-ready-bali-big-eco-weekend Bali is a beautiful place to be this time of year - pumping waves, warm water, delicious food to name just a few reasons to visit. It’s also this time of year where we celebrate keeping Bali’s beaches clean with Bali’s Big Eco Weekend.

This year we’re celebrating the tenth anniversary of the event and we can’t wait for the weekend to roll around. On Saturday morning at 7am we’ll be kicking off with a #ROXYFITNESS event at Double Six beach in Seminyak. After a 45 minute yoga class on the beach, we’ll go for a 3km run followed by a surf lesson. Our roxy team riders Mainei Kinimaka , Torah Bright and Gemala Hanafiah will be surfing alongside you too.

Join us at Kuta Beach at 4pm to lend a hand to clean up the beach with Mainei and Torah followed by the sea turtle release at 5pm. Since 2007 we have supported the breeding of sea turtles at Kuta Beach and for the past 10 years have released over 140,000 sea turtles back into the ocean.

On Sunday we’ll be heading to one of the best breaks in the world for the Uluwatu Challenge. To raise funds for Project Clean Uluwatu, up to forty surfers can pay $150 USD to enter and paddle out and compete with surfing legends Mark Richards, Matt Hoy, Tom Carroll and Simon Anderson. Mainei Kinimaka and Torah Bright will also be paddling out to join in the competition too.

Here's a taste of what's in store for the weekend. Enjoy!

Getting Ready for Bali’s Big Eco Weekend

Getting Ready for Bali’s Big Eco Weekend

Getting Ready for Bali’s Big Eco Weekend

Getting Ready for Bali’s Big Eco Weekend

Getting Ready for Bali’s Big Eco Weekend

Getting Ready for Bali’s Big Eco Weekend

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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:06:25 +0000
<![CDATA[A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxysneakpeek-in-norway-with-mainei-kinimaka http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxysneakpeek-in-norway-with-mainei-kinimaka Late last year we packed our bags (including some very thick wetsuits) and headed as far north as our travels have ever taken us, into the arctic circle and into the dramatic scenery of Norway’s Lofoten Islands. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure delivered a chance to see the Northern lights, soak up some Viking heritage and score a few icy Scandinavian waves.

Rather than we tell you about it, we asked Mainei Kinimaka to break it down for you.

Scroll down to read more >

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

After the ROXY Pro France last October, Steph, Kelia, Monyca and I went on a European adventure I’ll never forget. Our travels took us from Northern Norway’s sub-zero temperatures of the arctic circle to the desert heat of the Canary Islands. This was my first ever international shoot with ROXY, so I brought along my camera to document our journey. There are too many moments to count that were amazing, crazy, and hilarious, but here are some of my favorites!

You know the saying, “It’s about the journey, not the destination?”. This was absolutely the case on our way to Unstad, Norway. After 4 flights, we arrived in the small town of Bodo. From here, our entire crew walked through the town from the airport to the dock, where we would take a ferry to the Lofoten Islands.

1. On our way to the dock we stopped to have breakfast at the only restaurant in town, a tiny orange building on a jedi serving up freshly made heart-shaped waffles with berries and syrup. It was an adorable little spot with lots of friendly locals who gave it a homey feel. These were the best waffles I’ve ever had and maybe ever will.

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

2. The four hour ferry ride from Bodo to the Lofoten islands was simply breathtaking. The ship was beautiful so we did some shooting on the bow as we sailed passed an abundance of tiny islands, and the sea was the glassiest I’ve ever seen. On one side of the ship we could watch the sun setting over the lofoten islands, and on the other side we could watch the full moon rising over the sea.

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

3. After driving from the dock we reached the tiny town of Unstad. We were warmly welcomed by the family at the Arctic Surf Camp, and after dinner we stepped outside to witness the most amazing sight, the northern lights! Our entire crew was in awe and we yelled in excitement at every bright green flare that appeared in the sky. I still can’t believe how lucky we were to see the northern lights only about an hour into arriving in the arctic circle.

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

4. Surfing in the arctic circle was something I’d never imagine myself doing. The beach was covered in ice and frost, so we suited up in our 6 ml wetsuits with booties and hoods. Just walking across our lawn to the shore turned my feet completely numb. It was freezing but so worth it!

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

5. By far one of the weirdest, but funniest, experiences we had on our trip to norway happened late at night on our last day in Unstad. It was nearly 1am at night and all the girls were in our rooms, jokingly talking about norwegian ghost stories and tales of trolls. Steph was really riling us all up about it so we all decided to put on our coats and walk around town looking for the “little people”. The minute we step out of our rooms to go down stairs we hear a pounding on our door and we absolutely freak out, screaming and running back up stairs. Sis runs into her room, locks her door, and calls her husband, Joe. Steph, mons, and I have our moment of courage and walk down stairs to see what’s there. It may sound like we were over reacting, but you have to understand that Unstad is in the middle of nowhere, and our house was on the beach, a fair distance from the rest of the town. Only about 30 people live there and they were definitely all sound asleep by now, so who could be knocking at our door in the middle of the night?

We cautiously open the door to find a group of teenagers eagerly standing on our doorstep. After some explaining (and teasing about our screams upstairs) we found out that they were all attending a gap year program in the lofoten islands where you learn how to surf. They said they saw our posts on instagram and knew exactly which house we were staying in because it was the only one with a trampoline on the lawn. They drove for hours, all the way to Unstad to come meet us and invite us to go night surfing with them. It was one of the coolest moments ever. I got to meet all of these norwegian girls my age who were so passionate and committed to surfing that they put on those huge wetsuits every day to surf in arctic waters, even at night!

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

A #ROXYSneakPeek Behind our Photoshoot in Norway with Mainei Kinimaka

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Fri, 14 Jul 2017 21:00:06 +0000
<![CDATA[Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-romantic-nineties http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-romantic-nineties Our Romantic 90s collection launches this month, and takes us back to one of our favorite decades.

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

We love the relaxed 90s looks of plaid paired with flowing skirts and ripped jeans. We love singing our hearts out to everything from Mariah Carey to Nirvana to No Doubt. We also love the slacker culture… what’s not to love about Wayne’s World and Reality Bites?

The 90s were also huge for ROXY - it was the decade we were founded and changed the face of women’s surfing forever.

To celebrate, we have rounded up our favorite new arrivals and a playlist to match. Shot on location in the Lofoten Islands of Norway and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands with Steph, Monyca, Kelia and Mainei.

Scroll down, tune in and enjoy!

From Norway...

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

To the Canary Islands...

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

Monthly Mixtape: Introducing our Romantic 90s Collection

SHOP our new arrivals here

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Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:31:19 +0000
<![CDATA[Torah Bright's Mini Shred Thredbo 2017]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/torah-bright-mini-shred-thredbo-2017 http://www.albayyara.com/blog/torah-bright-mini-shred-thredbo-2017

The stoke was high at Torah Bright's Mini Shred in Thredbo. Over 250 snow grommets were stoked to meet their idol and spend a day shredding and learning new tricks to take their riding to the next level.

The Thredbo team developed a mini terrain park for the shredders including jumps, jibs, transitions, half pipe, quarter pipe and rollers for every grom to try. Needless to say Torah and the mini shredders described it as the ‘best day ever’.


Torah Bright's Mini Shred Thredbo 2017


Torah Bright's Mini Shred Thredbo 2017


Torah Bright's Mini Shred Thredbo 2017


Torah Bright's Mini Shred Thredbo 2017

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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:51:29 +0000
<![CDATA[Vacation Island with Steph Gilmore]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/vacation-island-with-steph-gilmore http://www.albayyara.com/blog/vacation-island-with-steph-gilmore Cruising through Hawaii's North Shore with Steph Gilmore video by Morgan Maassen


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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:38:15 +0000
<![CDATA[The Kids Are Alright: Meet Sky]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kids-are-alright-sky-brown http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kids-are-alright-sky-brown After meeting a few of our favorite groms on on the Gold Coast, we thought we’d introduce them to you. We think they’re going to be the ones to watch in the not-so distant future.

There’s kids with energy and then there’s Sky… her enthusiasm not only for surfing but also skating, martial arts, dancing, singing and go kart racing is off the charts. She is the definition of froth and she's just turned 9

The Kids Are Alright: Meet Sky

Sky lives in Miyazaki, Japan, across the road from her favourite break and has her sights set on joining the World Championship Tour some day. Given her perpetual stoke, we have no doubt she will.

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

Name – Sky Brown

Age – 8

When did you learn to surf? I learnt to surf for real when I was 4, but I've been doing tandems grabbing my dad's leg since I was like.. 2??

Who taught you? My dad at first and then myself.

Where’s your favorite break? My home break right in front of where I live in Miyazaki Japan, and lowers in California ... oh and Swamis. I got a lot.. oh and Snapper on the Goldie too :)

What’s your favourite thing about surfing? It's the way it makes me feel, it makes me feel alive and I feel like I’m free and I'm full of happiness. I love the feeling when I've surfed some good waves and then can't stop smiling for the rest of the day, it's the best feeling in the world. I also love to be in the water, it's my favorite place to be. I always wanted to be a mermaid.

What do you want to be when you’re older? My dream would to be a pro surfer on the world tour, surfing and traveling around the world like Steph and Bronte, that's looks soooo amazing that would be my number 1 thing to do

Who is your idol? I really really love Nicki Minaj, my Idol for skating is Leticia Bufoni. I have a lot for surfing - Stephanie Gilmore, Coco Ho, Carissa Moore, Kelly Slater and John John Florence.

Who is your idol? Favorite thing to do (other than surfing)? I have a lot of fave things to do the top of the list after surfing would be skateboarding. But I love to sing, dance, model, snowboard, do fitness stuff, go cart racing. I take MMA (mixed martial arts) lessons in Japan and that's really fun too, I go against the boys because I'm the only girl in the dojo and I love it so much. I taught myself gymnastics so when I'm not in the water I'm on the sand doing flips and being upside down. Also don't tell anyone but I like going to school, studying Japanese Kanji is really fun and I have a lot of fun with my girls there.

Follow Sky on insta.

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra


The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:45:24 +0000 <![CDATA[It's Time to Make Waves and Turn Heads in the New #POPsurf Collection]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/make-waves-turn-heads-popsurf http://www.albayyara.com/blog/make-waves-turn-heads-popsurf Wander the Pacific. Ride a reef pass. Settle into the sand and soak in the sun.

Our latest #POPsurf collection draws its printspiration from honored Japanese woodblock and Polynesian tapa cloth prints that call directly to our mountain and wave heritage.

The subtle blend of peachy nudes, contrasting indigo and soda blues, complement the light neoprenes, daring cuts and perforated details for a true balance of performance style in the surf.

We’ve created these stand out styles for long beach days where you’ll catch your wave of the day and kick out smiling.



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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 02:12:13 +0000
<![CDATA[It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/it-started-with-the-sea-meet-photographer-carly-brown http://www.albayyara.com/blog/it-started-with-the-sea-meet-photographer-carly-brown This month we’re celebrating not only our connection to the ocean and the lifestyle we love but inspiring women who draw their inspiration and experiences from the sea.

Meet photographer, Carly Brown. Based in one of our favorite surf destinations, Byron Bay, Australia. Carly’s passion for visual storytelling has taken her to almost every corner of the globe, capturing moments that give us a serious case of FOMO for beaches and breaks we barely knew existed.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

After working with Carly on the #3Amigos shoot a while ago, we have loved her ability to capture beautiful moments with not only inspirational women but also the ocean and its many moods.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

Scroll down to get to know Carly and soak up some of her beautiful photographs, (and if you don’t feel like paddling out after you’ve scrolled through, then we don’t know what will!)

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

What’s your earliest memory of the ocean?

I was a country kid, living about 40 mins away from the ocean so weekends and camp trips to the beach were treasured. My earliest memory of the ocean was probably when I was around 3-4 years old... Each year we went camping to Red Rock, (a quiet spot on the mid north coast which got jammed each Christmas) where there was the open surf beach and a river mouth.

I always loved the power of the waves compared to the stillness of the river. I remember having no fear of the surf thanks to my dad - he would continuously throw my brother and I into the waves and drag us out the back. I remember getting washed around and hitting the sand a lot... With a face full of sand, looking like half drowned surf rats, I would continually scream for more. I became obsessed.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

Where are you from originally and where are you based at the moment?

I have always been on the move since I was a kid, so I feel like I have many homes up and down the East Coast (which I love)... Makes for great road trips! I was born in Grafton, a small country town about 2 hours south and slightly inland of Byron Bay, which is where I am happily based now.

Between Grafton and Byron, I spent my school years growing up around the beaches on the Central Coast then I moved to Sydney straight from school where I lived between Manly + Bondi. Around 8 years ago I decided to quit my office job and move to Byron Bay to chase my dream of becoming a photographer, 4 years later it became a reality and I have never looked back. Byron is absolute paradise and I pinch myself daily that I get to call this place home.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

Can you describe what it is about water that inspires your photography?

Gosh, so many things about the water inspires my work. Shooting in the water is such a beautiful and somewhat unique perspective to some - having the ability to share that perspective is pretty special within itself. I love the pure energy that the ocean creates; the ability it has to create different moods through the power, the colours and the movement. It's always changing and everyday is different. It's a whole different world to explore.

Being in and around the ocean each day in Byron Bay has probably been the biggest inspiration in my work. The ocean and beaches here are so special for many reasons - I love the respect and the environmental awareness our community has for our home and it's beaches.

Of course, not to forget the abundance of ladies who surf in Byron - it's incredibly inspiring! Each lady I meet and know, has a their own unique story and shares a huge love for the ocean. A large majority of these ladies are doing something positive and creative within the women's surf industry. It's a pretty amazing feeling when you look around and see more women than men in the lineup!

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

Where is your favorite place to surf?

Tough question! I think we are pretty lucky at home and along the East Coast of Australia... Broken Head / Wategos are my favourites at home - both offering different vibes and waves (mal vs shortboard). I also have a few favourite point breaks along the coast - Crescent and Angourie.

Overseas, I loved surfing the point breaks around Sayulita in Mexico, I was lucky enough to score them uncrowded with perfect 2-3ft waves - funnest mal rides.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

If you could do a shoot at any beach around the world, where would you choose?

I'm really looking forward to hitting Morocco in August / September this year. I've always been fascinated by the diversity of the landscape - the desert vibes, colours and textures that are on offer so close to the ocean, plus the camels!

Visually, the idea of the not so 'postcard' picture perfect beach really intrigues me. Plus I'm really excited to surf over there!

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

Who is your favorite female surfer?

There's so many inspirational ladies in the water so I can't really say I have a 'favourite' as such. I really love watching Steph Gilmore, Tyler Wright and Sally Fitzgibbons surf on the tour. It's always such a great contest and I really admire their individual styles and grace.

What’s your favorite highlight in sharing your shots?

I love creating a unique vibe / feeling throughout my images and when that feeling / vibe translates to my audience, it really makes me smile! Haha I'm not that great with words and verbal story telling so visual storytelling is my thing. When people get it, that's a pretty awesome feeling.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

It Started With The Sea - Meet Photographer Carly Brown

View the series here > Meet the Rubias Collective // Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter // Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose // Meet The Scandinavian Surfer Girls

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:43:06 +0000
<![CDATA[#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxyfitness-marseille-by-the-numbers http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxyfitness-marseille-by-the-numbers The first European event for the 2017 #ROXYfitness global tour kicked off with a bang on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea today. Thousands of girls eagerly laced-up alongside ROXY team riders, Justine Mauvin, Mainei Kinimaka and Olympian, Aimee Fuller for a morning of fitness fun to celebrate leading an active outdoor lifestyle.

The girls took the beach by storm and filled the morning with plenty of inspiring moments that compelled passers-by to applaud their efforts.

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We’ve pulled together all the highlights from another incredible #ROXYfitness event, but this time in our favorite format, by the numbers! Scroll down for more.

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6:00am - Sunrise on an exciting day ahead.

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1320 - the number of girls that rolled out their towels to salute the sun.

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

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32 deg (89 deg F) and sunny - AKA the perfect beach day in France.

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300 Stand-up paddle boarders racing for top honours.

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

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978 runners that tackled the 6km course along the picturesque coastline.

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

50 shades of the most mesmerising azure Mediterranean water.

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

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Hundreds: the amount of tagged pics you have filtered through to the #ROXYfitness feed. See more here >

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

Morning yoga #roxyfitness #soshfreestylecup #marseille #namaste #instayoga

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#roxyfitness rendez vous l'année prochaine !!

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3 amazing ROXY athletes that kept the good vibes high, all day long.

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

15:08 - the lightening fast run time clocked by winner, Florence Reignier. Congratulations Florence!

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#ROXYfitness Marseille by the Numbers

Millions: the number of reasons you should sign up for a #ROXYfitness event near you >




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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:58:14 +0000
<![CDATA[It Started With The Sea - Meet The Scandinavian Surfer Girls]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/it-started-with-the-sea-meet-the-scandinavian-surfer-girls http://www.albayyara.com/blog/it-started-with-the-sea-meet-the-scandinavian-surfer-girls This month we’re celebrating not only our connection to the ocean and the lifestyle we love (thanks to World Oceans Day and International Surfing Day falling in June), but we’re excited to share stories of amazing women who draw their inspiration and experiences from the sea.

We first met Norwegian surfers Ingrid and Ragnhild last October when we were in the Lofoten islands for a winter photoshoot. These girls love surfing so much they happily paddle out it in water to be conservatively described as a little cold. Imagine putting on a wetsuit in the carpark when it’s snowing?!

It Started With The Sea - Meet The Scandinavian Surfer Girls

The night we met Ingrid, Ragnhild they were heading out for a full moon surf. But before they jumped in the girls were eager to meet Steph, Monyca, Kelia and Mainei. We were in awe of their stoke, braving surfing in the arctic circle to score some waves under starry skies.

No wonder we found their adventurous spirit so inspiring.

Scroll down to meet Ingrid and Ragnhild and catch some of their epic stoke.

It Started With The Sea - Meet The Scandinavian Surfer Girls

What’s your earliest memory of the ocean?

Ingrid - When I was in Spain at the age of 5, I went swimming with my favorite blue and white stripy undies. Then a big wave came and pushed me over, and I got spinned around for a while and came up scared and without any undies!! I sat down crying for hours until my mom told me that at least the sharks could enjoy it!

Ragnhild - My earliest memory of the ocean has to be when my grandpa and I were out fishing in his tiny fishing boat. I think I was 6 years old when he took me out on the sea to show me his work.


What’s the best time of year to surf in Norway?

Ingrid - In the winter the waves are powerful and they can get pretty big, and it’s freakin cold to change to your wetty outside the car in -10 degrees. Then you have the northern lights also, which makes the experience just insane. Compared to the summer when they're smaller but super fun! We camped at Unstad last summer and went for a surf 2.00AM and the sun was still up, pretty amazing.

But in my opinion I'd say winter is the best, you can surf in shorts in so many places in the world! But surfing when it's snowing and you're sitting there under the northern lights, life is prettttyyy good.

Ragnhild - If you’re thinking about the size of the waves, then winter for sure. To change into your wetsuit when it’s snowing and the wind is biting your toes, has its own charm. In the winter, if you’re lucky, and the conditions are right, you can have the opportunity to surf under the full moon and the northern lights. In the summer though, a surf session in the midnight sun is strongly recommended.

It Started With The Sea - Meet The Scandinavian Surfer Girls

It Started With The Sea - Meet The Scandinavian Surfer Girls

How does the Ocean inspire you each day?

Ingrid - It really inspires me to be more environmental about everything I do, if it's helping to clean the beaches, drive less or eat vegetarian. Small things makes a huge different!

Ragnhild - I’ve learned about all the plastic floating around in the ocean and because i’m aware of this huge problem, I don’t litter. Every time i’m on the beach, i take all the plastic i can carry and try to keep my day as green as i ca. The ocean gives us waves to cruise, so I think it’s only fair to give something back.


How cold is the water?

Ingrid - Now it's around 15 degrees (June 2017) but in the winter it's more like 3! So it gets pretty cold!!

Ragnhild - In North Norway the water’s around 3deg in the winter, but in the Summer it can be 12-15 deg


en glad gutt

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Can you hear the relaxing sound of emerald green waves hitting the shore? | #tavaha

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What do you wear to keep warm?

Ingrid - In the water, a super thick 6"5"4 wetty, gloves, boots and hoodie. Sometimes wool socks inside the boots.

Ragnhild - I wear a 6"5"4 hooded wetsuit, 5mm gloves and 7mm boots.


How many girls surf in Norway?

Ingrid - I actually don't know, at my surf and ski school (Lofoten Folkeh?gskole) we were 11 girls in my class that surfed! I always meet boys in the water but not that many girls! So hopefully there will be more girls in the future.

Ragnhild - I don’t know the exact number, but in my surf crew, we are 11 girls and 5 boys (this was a little unusual, so I don’t think it’s representative on a national basis though).

s?rf @maritba

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Love it when nature does this | #fhsliv Pic: @lofotenfolkehogskole

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If you could surf anywhere, where would you choose?

Ingrid - Iceland!! For sure, it looks like the most amazing place with such raw nature. Or Mexico, and try the tacos!!

Ragnhild - I think it would be awesome to go to Iceland to check out the waves there, and also to try surfing without a suit in Hawaii.

godjentene mine-@fluksen som er flink ? drar p? jobb

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To be able to fall asleep with a view like this is extremely delicate | #carefornature

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View the series here > Meet the Rubias Collective // Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter // Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose // Meet Photographer Carly Brown

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:35:03 +0000
<![CDATA[It Started With The Sea - Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/it-started-with-the-sea-meet-olivia-rose http://www.albayyara.com/blog/it-started-with-the-sea-meet-olivia-rose This month we’re celebrating not only our connection to the ocean and the lifestyle we love (thanks to World Oceans Day and International Surfing Day falling in June), but inspiring women who draw their inspiration and experiences from the sea.

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Meet marine biologist in training, Olivia Rose. Originally from the Mornington Peninsula, Australia, Liv has just spent a year of her studies on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, where she has managed to rack up some pretty magical experiences.

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Her passion for the ocean is hard to miss and her educational insta feed, LIVFORTHESEA, reinforces even the smallest changes we can all make to ensure our marine habitats are preserved for future generations to come.

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Scroll down to get to know Liv and discover some of her incredible underwater moments.

It started with the sea - Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose

What’s your earliest memory of the ocean?

I'd have to say my earliest memory of the ocean would be the summer afternoons spent at our beach box in Mount Martha. I remember swimming out just deep enough so I couldn't touch the bottom, holding my breath and sinking to the seafloor where I would hold onto a rock to weigh me down. I would just sit there and listen to the soft crackles and pops the water created around me. It simply fascinated me that there was an entire different world down there and I had it all to myself.

It started with the sea - Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose

It started with the sea - Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose

Where are you from originally and where are you based at the moment?

I grew up on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia in a coastal town called Mount Martha. I have just arrived back home from a year studying Marine Biology in Hawaii and am getting ready to move back down to Warrnambool to complete my studies. Yes, it’s freezing down there, but it’s the only place on the coast that offers Marine Biology in Victoria and with a 4x3 wetty on I still somehow manage to delve into the icy waters!


Just a few more seconds down here before I can escape this vortex of study @fatboybrock

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Can you describe what it is about water that inspired you to pursue marine biology?

There is this indescribable feeling of being submerged, exploring the seafloor, feeling the pressure of the water above me that I find irresistible. My childhood was all things water. Growing up spending weekends on a boat watching the crystal clear water from above as the seafloor ran beneath me, or below holding my breath whilst watching as the fish dance around me. The sea has always brought me so much joy and peace.

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I feel like I was always destined to pursue a life surrounded by water however it wasn’t until I worked on an remote island at the tip of Cape York, along the northern Great Barrier Reef, where my passion for protecting and conserving the big blue came to fruition. I had underwater experiences that changed me forever.

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I left the Island knowing that there is a huge difference between just doing something you're good at, and pursuing something you deeply love. So I came back from the island to change my degree from Architecture to Marine Biology, and here I am!

It started with the sea - Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose

It started with the sea - Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose


Making magic down here @cj_conrad

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What is the highlight of your job that you love to share?

Ohh that’s tricky, there are so many! One particular highlight would have to be on a picture perfect day out on the west side of Oahu. There was not a cloud in the sky or a ripple on the ocean's surface.

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We’d heard that there were Pantropical Spotted Dolphins about 2km out from shore in a pod of about 100, so we swiftly made our way out to sea. It was also closing in on the humpback migration time through the Hawaiian Islands so we were keeping an extra eye out ;)

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Once we found the dolphins we jumped in ready to guide the guests along with the pod. The visibility was incredible, the sea floor was far from sight (a couple hundred meters away) and the electric blue depth of the ocean against the striking prisms of light made us feel like we were in another dimension.

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The pod approached us and I veered away from the guests to get some photos. The dolphins effortlessly glided beneath us, and in a moment they were gone. I turned around to guide the guests back to the boat to find a curious lone dolphin staring straight at me attempting to communicate with all sorts of clicks, whistles and squeaks. He did a few laps around me and kicked off to catch up with the others.

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As he joined his pod in the distance, a thundering call of a humpback vibrated through the water column. Motionless, we all just floated there … in awe of the beauty of these magic creatures.

It started with the sea - Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose

It started with the sea - Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose

Where is your favourite place to surf?

With the balmy waters and endless breaks around the small Island, I’d have to say my last year in Hawaii on Oahu stole my heart. For kooks like me to get a fun wave, no matter how big it was, or where the trade winds were coming from, you were never lost for a dreamy spot.

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Is there a dream destination you’d love to live and study/research?

I've been dreaming about exploring Raja Ampat, west Papua New Guinea for a few years now. It appears to be one of the last frontiers for thriving coral reefs in the world, with more recorded marine species than anywhere else on the planet! It’s not easy to get to and rather expensive, which explains why I haven’t made it there just yet. But there is definitely something brewing on the horizon!

It started with the sea - Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose

It started with the sea - Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose

What are some of the ways we can be kinder to our marine environments?

There are endless ways we can change our day-to-day actions to benefit our oceans… A few simple steps in the right direction would be to avoid using plastic whenever you can!! Plastic bags are death traps for marine life. Tens of thousands of marine animals die each year after becoming entangled, or ingesting this man made creation. It’s not hard to bring a reusable bag with you wherever you go!

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Buying sustainable seafood can be really difficult, just try and be as conscious of the impacts on the marine environment that certain seafood brands cause. Buying locally caught fish is a much more sustainable option than purchasing fish that has been shipped in from Japan for example. Avoid larger, long lived species such as tuna and shark (flake). If you’re ever unsure about buying fish sustainably just ask the fishmongers and restaurants questions; fishing technique, aquaculture method, where it was caught. These are all steps in the right direction.

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Picking up rubbish wherever you are is always helpful, especially along our coastlines. Every little bit helps. Pollution is one of the greatest threats to our marine ecosystems worldwide. If you’re looking for a good documentary to shake up your thoughts on plastic, watch ‘A Plastic Ocean’ by Craig Leeson, it blew my mind.


Breaky on the beach anyone? I always manage to scramble up a good feast during my morning strolls...when rubbish enters the sea, we may never see it again, but it definitely hasn't disappeared. This kind of rubbish floats and flows it's way along the sea surface for thousands of kilometres. A lot of this rubbish ends up in the middle of the Pacific in places called gyres or eddies. These are huge HUGE areas where ocean currents slowly travel around in circles, trapping enormous expanses of rubbish, also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Google it! It's insane! No one knows how much debris makes up the #greatpacificgarbagepatch The gyre is waaaay too big for scientists to trawl and besides a lot of the rubbish in this area tends to sink just below the sea surface, too deep for trawlers to catch. Charles Moore, the man who discovered the rubbish vortex says that cleaning up the garbage patch would "bankrupt any country" that tried!! It's super fascinating and a scary reality, but lucky I saved these little mongrels from entering the vortex!!

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Not a day goes by where I don't see our icky human footprint out here in the water. Even out here in 2000ft of crystal clear heaven, where a pod of 70 Pantropical Spotted Dolphins glide 30m below me, I am smacked in the face with this...come onnnnn. Plastic never ever EVER breaks down, it just breaks into smaller plastic pieces. Every single piece of plastic you and I have seen in our lifetime still exists in some form today. Australians use 10 FLIPPEN MILLION new plastic bags every single DAY! Let's all make an effort to never touch one of these again. They're not helpful anyway...they break with one carton of milk in them, they make your hands sweat and they sound funny...juggle your apples to your car if you have to!! I dare ya.

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View the series here > Meet the Rubias Collective // Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter // Meet The Scandinavian Surfer Girls // Meet Photographer Carly Brown

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:24:48 +0000
<![CDATA[It Started With The Sea - Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/it-started-with-the-sea-meet-reisha-perlmutter http://www.albayyara.com/blog/it-started-with-the-sea-meet-reisha-perlmutter This month we’re celebrating not only our connection to the ocean and the lifestyle we love (thanks to World Oceans Day and International Surfing Day falling in June), but we’re excited to share stories of amazing women who draw their inspiration and experiences from the sea.

Meet artist, Reisha Perlmutter. Her captivating hyperreal paintings of women underwater are so incredibly detailed that you would be forgiven in thinking they were photographs. Having grown up by the ocean in Florida, it’s no wonder that her earliest connections with the sea as a child have inspired her artistic realisations today.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter

We have admired Reisha’s work for years and were so excited to connect to hear more about her process and artistic influences.

Scroll down to view some of Reisha’s art and get to know the woman behind the work.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter

It Started With The Sea - Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter

Can you describe what it is about water that inspires your work?

Water has colored so many of my experiences and memories. Since I can remember, I have been infatuated with the the way the light permeates through it leaving incredible reflections on skin, and the way it makes one feel weightless.

I am drawn to painting images with water because of its universal appeal. Beyond how it has influenced so many of my own memories, each human on this planet has an innate connection to it. We can feel the way it awakens our senses, just by looking at images of it.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter

It Started With The Sea - Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter

How many hours go into one of your paintings?

That’s such a tough question because it always depends on the size, surface, and image that I am working with. I could make a painting in a day, or in a month.

What are some of your favorite early memories on the ocean?

I grew up a few blocks away from the beach, so I spent a great deal of my early childhood there. I can remember being maybe three or four, and loving the adventure of swimming out to the sandbars during low tide. I would investigate the coquinas, and starfish that would temporarily wash up.

Sometimes I think about how much this has changed. I don’t see the abundance of life that I remember as a child.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter

It Started With The Sea - Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter

It Started With The Sea - Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter

You’re based in Brooklyn, where’s the nearest body of water you visit for inspiration?

I travel often. Although I am near the ocean in Brooklyn, I still head home to Florida every month or two, to get my fill of nature.

I crave the smell of salt water, and the emotions and memories it evokes.

What do you love about the ocean?

I love the vastness it, and its ability to ground me. It makes me feel insignificant in a way, like I am connected to something so much bigger than myself. The ocean has always felt like a life force to me.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter

Do you prefer freshwater or saltwater?

I don’t have a preference, because they are each so different, and incredible in their own way.

There is such an abundance of life associated with the ocean, which I love. I grew up free diving and scuba diving, and regardless of where I was, I can always remember being in awe of the life underwater.

I have also spent each summer of my life thus far at our family cottage in Ontario, which is on a beautiful lake.

Fresh water to me has a quality of invigoration, and of cleansing. It feels pure, and beautiful.

What’s your favorite highlight in sharing your work?

I think that the most rewarding aspect of sharing my work is when viewers, followers, collectors, or whomever it may be, respond by saying that they feel connected to the work. I ultimately paint to create images that are emotionally accessible, and speak to something that's deep within and all of us. So for me, the best thing I can hear it as an artist, is when somebody says that they really feel something when they see my work.

It Started With The Sea - Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter

It Started With The Sea - Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter

View the series here > Meet the Rubias Collective // Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose // Meet The Scandinavian Surfer Girls // Meet Photographer Carly Brown

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:27:09 +0000
<![CDATA[Monthly Mixtape: Mainei Kinimaka]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-mainei-kinimaka http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-mainei-kinimaka It’s finally June, which can mean multiple things, but if you’re north of the equator you’ll understand our excitement. Summer is a matter of days away and we are busily planning out our beach day essentials in preparation for the long, lazy days to come.

Monthly Mixtape: Mainei Kinimaka

One key element has to be the perfect playlist. From cruisy road trippin‘ weekends to bonfires on the beach with your crew, and seemingly endless days of waves in between, you need the tunes to match.

Look no further - we asked Mainei Kinimaka to help us out and what she has compiled is beyond the best Summer mix we’ve heard in awhile. Get set to make the next 44 tracks the soundtrack to your best 100 days of sunshine yet.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:08:29 +0000
<![CDATA[It Started With The Sea - Meet the Rubias Collective]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/it-started-with-the-sea-meet-the-rubias-collective http://www.albayyara.com/blog/it-started-with-the-sea-meet-the-rubias-collective This month we’re celebrating not only our connection to the ocean and the lifestyle we love (thanks to World Oceans Day and International Surfing Day falling in June), but we’re excited to share stories of amazing women who draw their inspiration and experiences from the sea.

Meet Roxy and Bree from the Rubias Collective. They’re two incredibly talented videographers based in Oahu, Hawaii and they create mesmerizing moments that poetically capture the many moods of the ocean from above and below the surface.

We worked with the dynamic duo last year on the #WildAloha shoot with Monyca, Mainei and the Herewith Mag team and were stoked on the hypnotizing clip they created.

Scroll down to get to know Roxy and Bree and some of their beautiful work.

It started with the sea - Meet the Rubias Collective

What’s your earliest memory of the ocean?

Roxy - My family actually took a trip to Oahu when I was a kid and it's gotta be one of the first times I ever went in the ocean that I can recall. All I remember was going to sandy beach on a day that had some solid swell for a kid, getting worked, and not touching the ocean again for years - haha.

Bree - My earliest memory of the ocean was when I was around 3 or 4. I was holding a baby pink jellyfish around in my hand at Three Arch Bay, Laguna Beach, while my family was enjoying a Sunday afternoon. I remember looking at the colors around me and the textures of the rocks. Three Arch will always be the first beach/ocean I remember because our family would go every day. That ocean cove is stunning hues of greens, blues and perfect whitewash.

It started with the sea - Meet the Rubias Collective

It started with the sea - Meet the Rubias Collective

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Living in Hawaii is a dream! Where is your local break?

Roxy - I love Chuns, Sunset, Velzy Land, and the sand bar. I can't pick just one! But if i'm gonna get technical, it's Velzy, as I literally live right on that break.

Bree - My local break would be Turtle Bay at the point because that's where I met my husband for the first time and we paddle out every night after a long day of work. It's where we go no matter what kind of day we've had. But my all time favorite surf break would have to be Chuns for the power of the wave & I love rights. (regular footer)

It started with the sea - Meet the Rubias Collective

It started with the sea - Meet the Rubias Collective

How did the Rubias Collective come about?

One night Roxy & I were sitting in her living room trying to fill a void in Hawaii. We both have a passion for capturing beautiful videos especially of the amazing women out here and we brought that to life with Rubias Collective. A collective of two friends coming together to bring a softer more feminine side to the surf/swim industry.

Where is your favourite place to surf?

Roxy - There's a little spot in northern baja called Shipwrecks, it's fairly popular but almost always empty, with a perfect left point break that wraps for hundreds of yards around an old shipwrecked cargo ship. Nothing beats even a mediocre session at Shipwrecks.

Bree - Waikiki or chuns :)

It started with the sea - Meet the Rubias Collective

It started with the sea - Meet the Rubias Collective

You spend a lot of time shooting at beaches around the world - is there a dream destination you’re yet to visit?

Roxy - Dying to shoot at Chicama in Peru, and get a few sessions in while I'm there of course!

Bree - I think for me I would love to go to Philippines and use those stunning rock formations that stick out of the ocean - and play with the monkeys.

You guys collaborate together on projects, do you also surf together?

Yes, when work isn't too busy we always try to get out in the water together!

Who is your favourite female surfer?

Roxy - Kelia Moniz, the QUEEN. Can we talk about her session at Teahupoo...

Bree - My favorite surfer would have to be Stephanie Gilmore because of her style and class while she surfs. She holds herself so well and has a name in the industry that is known for being powerful & inspiring.

It started with the sea - Meet the Rubias Collective

What do you love about the ocean?

Roxy - One of my absolute favorite things about the ocean is that it reveals your most natural self. You can't wear makeup, or have perfect hair, and if you're fearless and strong it becomes so apparent in the lineup. You can't hide behind anything out there and it allows the people I find to be the most beautiful, to truly shine.

Bree - The ocean ebbs & flows. It has a give & take effect. Being on the island I can easily feel the push and pull but the draw the ocean has on me will never let me go. I try to capture the ocean in all her beauty and have her inspire others like she has inspired me. I would say growing up in San Clemente, the ocean takes on different meaning depending where you are in the world. Hawaii and its reefs, sand & colors.

Almost put us to sleep editing this one Song: varkala by maribou state

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Don’t forget to follow us on instagram for the next instalment of It Started With the Sea and meet the next amazing female we’re excited to feature.

View the series here > Meet Artist Reisha Perlmutter // Meet Marine Biologist Olivia Rose // Meet The Scandinavian Surfer Girls // Meet Photographer Carly Brown

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 14:51:15 +0000
<![CDATA[The Kids Are Alright: Meet Sierra]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kids-are-alright-meet-sierra http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kids-are-alright-meet-sierra Sierra Kerr hardly needs an introduction. She has already been on a few trips with the ROXY team, and chances are, you've either caught her skating skills or her surf clips on the gram and wished you had those kind of moves at her age.

It's easy to catch her stoke when you're hanging out with her, but we dare you to try and keep up. it's almost impossible.

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

Sierra's Dad is Josh Kerr who has been surfing competitively for 15 years and is currently on the WCT, so Sierra has been watching some of the world's best breaks since she was a baby; no wonder she's fallen in love with boardriding!

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

Also like many of the WCT surfers, Sierra also loves golf - there's no better way to spend a lay day than hitting the green and this lil' powerhouse has her sights set on not being a professional surfer and skateboarder but a golfer as well. You got this, Sierra!

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

Name – Sierra Kerr

Age – 10

When did you learn to surf? I surfed when I was little with orange floaties on but I really started learning when I was about 7.

Where’s your favorite break? Snapper Rocks.

What’s your favorite thing about surfing? Catching fun waves, laughing with friends in the water, and seeing all the dolphins swim by.

What do you want to be when you’re older? Professional surfer, skateboarder, and be on the woman's LPGA.

Who is your idol? My dad and my mom.

Favorite thing to do (other than surfing)? Skateboard, golf, wakesurf, and travel with my family.

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

The Kids Are Alright Meet Sierra

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 01:02:52 +0000
<![CDATA[Fiji Pro By the Numbers]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/fiji-pro-by-the-numbers http://www.albayyara.com/blog/fiji-pro-by-the-numbers There’s no doubt about it, Tavarua has to be one of the most idyllic locations on the World Championship tour. What’s not to love? A heart shaped island with World class surf on your doorstep, fresh coconuts on tap and crystal clear water lapping at palm fringed beaches.

Bronte and Bianca have been soaking up the island vibes over the last few days, so we asked them to dial it down for us in our favorite format - by the numbers! Scroll down to read the Fiji edit and don’t blame us if you find yourselves booking a ticket to paradise shortly afterward...

Fiji Pro By the Numbers

Number of surfboards: 14 (7 each)


Travel Time: 48 hours between the two of them. Bronte laid out her itinerary for us -

Flying from Perth-Brisbane (4 hours)

Brisbane to Nadi (3 hours)

Taxi from Nadi airport to edge of mainland where you get the boat to Tavarua (30 minutes)

Boat ride to Tavarua island (20 minutes)

Fiji Pro By the Numbers

Fiji Pro By the Numbers

8 (big) steps from our bure to the water's edge


Number of coconuts consumed on first lay day: Bronte 2, Bianca 0 (but those cookies! too many)

Fiji Pro By the Numbers

Average water temperature: 83°F or 28°C


The competition period: 3 days

Fiji Pro By the Numbers

Fiji Pro By the Numbers

Fiji Pro By the Numbers

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Sat, 03 Jun 2017 14:21:26 +0000
<![CDATA[Behind the Lens with Herewith Magazine’s Serena Lutton]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/behind-the-lens-serena-lutton http://www.albayyara.com/blog/behind-the-lens-serena-lutton A day out in Byron Bay is always a dream, whether it’s sunny or stormy, there’s always something special about how close you can get to nature and the beauty of the coastline.

So think then, how excited we were to reconnect with the Herewith team in Byron on the only sunny day in a week. During a little down time between shots, we caught up with French photographer and Herewith art director, Serena Lutton, to uncover what stories are hiding behind that lens of hers.

Behind the Lens with Herewith Magazine’s Serena Lutton

How did you get started in photography?

I got into photography when I was around 14. My first camera was this cheap digital camera that took really pixelated images. I started to do fashion photo shoots with my friends in my garage with my grandpa’s work lights (yep...) and action sports images with my twin brother. Mostly because I was too afraid to do BMX backflips with him, so taking pictures was my only way to share time with him. Then at school I learned how to use analogue cameras and how to process my own film. It was really fun!

Behind the Lens with Herewith Magazine’s Serena Lutton

Behind the Lens with Herewith Magazine’s Serena Lutton

Where are you from originally?

I grew up in the South West of France, between the countryside and the ocean in Biarritz.

Where are you currently based?

I'm currently based in Newport Beach. It's funny, because it feels like the American version of where I'm originally from in France.

Behind the Lens with Herewith Magazine’s Serena Lutton

What drew you to surf photography?

I have always been surrounded by surf culture growing up in Biarritz, and my twin brother really introduced me into skate and bmx too. I was so inspired by all of it, plus the iconic shots and graphics that skate and surf brands were using.

When I was in design school we had to do an internship and I spent my time in Biarritz, at Beach Brother magazine, a rad French surf magazine at the time. This is where everything really started. I was more into fashion and lifestyle photography but being in the water was something I wanted to do more of. It's a totally different way to shoot, which I love.

Behind the Lens with Herewith Magazine’s Serena Lutton

Behind the Lens with Herewith Magazine’s Serena Lutton

What was the highlight of shooting in Byron Bay?

Shooting in Byron was amazing! The light is so different to what you get in France or California. I shot Mainei at sunrise and the goal was to shoot her in a more artistic and poetic way, to highlight her personal story. Byron Bay was the perfect location for that.

Where to next?

I have an American road trip coming up soon and I’m excited to capture plenty of moments from the road, maybe even some Mexican vibes along the way. I’m really looking forward to a few days/weeks in Europe to recharge the batteries ;)


If you haven’t already, click here to catch the full edit from Herewith

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Tue, 30 May 2017 05:31:59 +0000
<![CDATA[#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxysneakpeek-bts-herewith-mainei-shoot http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxysneakpeek-bts-herewith-mainei-shoot In the week leading up to the ROXYpro Gold Coast, we were eagerly putting the finishing touches on a plan to reconnect with our friends at Herewith Mag for a special shoot that had been in the wings for a while.

Finally the morning arrived and before the sun had stretched above the horizon, we were Byron bound with a few of our favorite boards, a slew of our new bikinis and our girl, Mainei Kinimaka, all set for a day of shooting.

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot

From first to last light, we were graced with good weather (we managed to snag the only sunny day in a week of stormy skies and tropical down pours), good vibes with the team behind the lens and that trademark Byron Bay charm that always seems to deliver some untold magic.

Scroll down to take a look out our favorite #ROXYSneakPeek moments from the day

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot

#ROXYSneakPeek Behind The Scenes of our Herewith x Mainei Shoot

If you haven’t already, click here to catch the full edit from Herewith

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Mon, 29 May 2017 11:46:58 +0000
<![CDATA[To the Sea with Herewith Magazine and Mainei Kinimaka]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/to-the-sea-herewith-and-mainei-kinimaka http://www.albayyara.com/blog/to-the-sea-herewith-and-mainei-kinimaka If you’ve managed to pick up the latest copy of Herewith Magazine, you’ll have noticed Issue 003 is dedicated to the theme, Intuition. A compelling topic when it connects to our love of the mountain and the wave and the instinctive understanding that guides decision making when we trust it enough.

To the Sea with Herewith Magazine and Mainei Kinimaka

That very consideration is what has been passed down through generations of Hawaiians, including Mainei Kinimaka’s legendary family - instilling a deep and resounding pursuit of awareness and respect for the ocean, beyond that of Mainei’s peers.

Dive into the clip below, shot on the beautiful shores of Byron Bay and scroll down for a selection of our favourite shots.


To the Sea with Herewith Magazine and Mainei Kinimaka

To the Sea with Herewith Magazine and Mainei Kinimaka

To the Sea with Herewith Magazine and Mainei Kinimaka

To the Sea with Herewith Magazine and Mainei Kinimaka

To the Sea with Herewith Magazine and Mainei Kinimaka

To the Sea with Herewith Magazine and Mainei Kinimaka

To the Sea with Herewith Magazine and Mainei Kinimaka

To the Sea with Herewith Magazine and Mainei Kinimaka

For a chance to be the first to SHOP the styles featured in the shoot, click here >

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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:38:04 +0000
<![CDATA[The Kids Are Alright: Meet Zahlia]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kids-are-alright-zahlia-short http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kids-are-alright-zahlia-short After meeting a few of our favorite groms on on the Gold Coast, we thought we’d introduce them to you. We think they’re going to be the ones to watch in the not-so distant future.

Meet Zahlia, one of the newest groms to the ROXY team. She’s 11 years old and has already been surfing for at least 5 years - growing up in Wollongong, a coastal town south of Sydney no doubt helps!

The Kids Are Alright: Meet Zahlia

We invited her to the ROXY pro to get her stoked and to meet fellow groms Sierra and Sky - the three of them quickly became inseparable so the team dubbed them #3Amigos 2.0. The trip to the pro also gave Zahlia an insight into what it will be like to be part of the team when she’s a little bit older, from going on photo shoots to competing on the CT tour.

Zahlia surfed with the team including her idol, Stephanie Gilmore, joined us at the ROXY fitness event and even had a spot at the team signing. Pretty much a dream come true for this future champ.

The Kids Are Alright: Meet Zahlia

The Kids Are Alright: Meet Zahlia

Name Zahlia Short from Austinmer, Wollongong

Age 11, Grade 5

When did you learn to surf? Maybe 4

Who taught you? Mum but now Dad teaches me lots of technique.

Where’s your favorite break? Nusa Lembongan, Bali

What’s your favorite thing about surfing? When you get on a wave :)

What do you want to be when you’re older? A CT surfer

Who is your idol? Steph Gilmore

Favorite thing to do (other than surfing)? Dancing (mum is a dance teacher)

The Kids Are Alright: Meet Zahlia

The Kids Are Alright: Meet Zahlia

The Kids Are Alright: Meet Zahlia

The Kids Are Alright: Meet Zahlia

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Tue, 16 May 2017 12:08:54 +0000
<![CDATA[Kick Start Your Week With This Delicious Chia Bowl Recipe]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kick-start-your-day-with-this-delicious-chia-bowl-recipe http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kick-start-your-day-with-this-delicious-chia-bowl-recipe At a recent #ROXYfitness yoga event in France, we caught up with naturopath and cook, marion.thelliez. She was assembling a delicious chia bowl and we discovered how beneficial the tiny seed can be. Chia is not only rich in fiber, omega 3s, protein, vitamins and minerals, but including it in a healthy diet can improve digestive and heart health (to name a few!).

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Marion has shared a few of her favorite ingredients she includes in her chia bowl creations, but once you get started, the sky's the limit!

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CHIA BOWL

For 1 person:

- 2 heaped tablespoons of chia seeds

- 250 ml milk (we used almond, but you can use hazelnut or coconut)

- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and/or vanilla powder

- 5 banana slices

- 2 kiwi slices and some apple cubes

- 1 teaspoon grated coconut

- 2 tablespoons of seeds, nuts or berries

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Directions

1. In a bowl, pour chia seeds and add milk

2. Stir together for 1 minute

3. Let stand for 15 minutes (even better to prepare the day before)

4. Just before it’s ready to eat, add fruits, coconuts and seeds of your choice (feel free to get creative!).

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kick-start-your-day-with-this-delicious-chia-bowl-recipe

kick-start-your-day-with-this-delicious-chia-bowl-recipe

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Mon, 15 May 2017 10:01:31 +0000
<![CDATA[Monthly Mixtape: Lisa Andersen]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-lisa-andersen http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-lisa-andersen With the launch of Lisa Andersen Collection this week, we felt a swell of pride around revisiting some of the stories and moments that kick started ROXY as a brand and changed the surf industry as we know it.

Monthly Mixtape: Lisa Andersen

We couldn’t think of anyone better to be our DJ for this month’s playlist than the one and only, 4x World Champ herself, and boy did she deliver.

We asked Lisa to spin us a mix that gives us a taste for the tour life in the 90s and it’s definitely the lineup of your dreams, including Madonna, Talking Heads, INXS and The Cure.

Tune in, take a listen and let this hand picked mix be the soundtrack to your weekend.

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Fri, 12 May 2017 14:13:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Inspired by Lisa Andersen]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/inspired-by-lisa-andersen http://www.albayyara.com/blog/inspired-by-lisa-andersen There isn’t much we can say about 4x World Champ, Lisa Andersen that hasn’t already been said. With the launch of her collection - inspired by pieces Lisa originally wore in the 90s - we felt the best people to describe the legend were the people who were influenced by Lisa the most, the ROXY team.

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Scroll down to read some of our athletes favorite moments with Lisa over the years.

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Bruna

“Lisa has always been a massive inspiration in my life growing up. I was invited for Lisa Champ Camp in Hawaii back in 2003 when I was 13 years old. I didn't speak a word of English, and to this day don’t really know how I got there, but I look back at those memories and realize how that trip had a huge influence on how my future turned out. Lisa opened the doors for so many of us to explore our potential to make new friends and to know that age is just a number. She is still rocking the world!!!”

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Lee-Ann

Growing up my mum and dad would always tell me stories about the tour and competitions, and sometimes they'd talk about Lisa and how much she ripped. When I struggled to make good results in my first contests they would tell me that it took Lisa a while to get in the contest groove when she was younger too, and that inspired me to keep trying. Needless to say she was one of my favorite surfers growing up. I got her book "Fearlessness" for my birthday and would watch her edits in surf movies on repeat. I liked her raw, spontaneous approach that was also very subtle and stylish at the same time. When I was 17 I won a junior comp in Huntington Beach and there was a party at her house afterwards. I think that’s the first time I properly met her in person. That day was really cool for me because that's when I met a lot of my favorite surfers and got a grasp of how much fun it was going to be to go on trips with them.

Photo: That iconic turn from the shimmer video!!!

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Mainei

Lisa has always been a huge inspiration to my sister and I. We had a huge autographed poster of her hanging in our room growing up, and even now it's on the wall of my sister’s college dorm room. Lisa was, and will always be, an amazing role model to look up to as a female surfer. Her innovative surfing, her fearlessness, and her love for the sport paved the way for us all.

I'll never forget what Lisa did for me on my first year on the Gold Coast. After seeing that I was riding an old board on the verge of breaking, she gave me one of her own boards to keep. I couldn't believe it, it was completely unexpected and so kind of her. Every Snapper session on that board was magic. It's one of the best boards I've ever had and will definitely remain a favorite of mine for a long time to come.

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Kelia

MAMA LISA!

I was just a little beach rat from Waikiki and I was a obsessed with ROXY practically from the day I was born! I wanted to eat, breathe and live EXACTLY like a ROXY girl. Lisa, she was the QUEEEEEEN Of it all!

My first memory of actually hanging with Lisa, I was probably 13 or 14 years old. My family and I were in San Clemente California for the NSSA nationals and I had been riding for ROXY for about 2 years. It was down to the last day of the event and my Mom told me that Lisa was coming down to watch me. I was so freaked out. Sure enough, she came, and I was like whoa!!!! Lisa Andersen is at NSSA nationals to watch me surf! Not only did she watch, but she sat with me and my family and before my heat, gave me a few little tips before I paddled out and was there when I got back to the beach. I felt like the coolest little cat because Lisa was in MY corner.

Since that day forward I've watched Lisa treat every little frothy grom with the same soft, kind spirit as she did with me. And I still see little frothy groms look at Lisa with the same googoo eyes as I had that day at NSSA nationals. She's the Queen, it's plain and simple! Thanks for pioneering what a true champion, who strides with style and grace, looks like Mama Lisa! We love you!

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Monyca

One of my most memorable experiences with Lisa was my very first surf trip with ROXY. We got to go to Mexico together (my favorite place in the world to take a surf trip.) She was so kind, helpful, and humble in the water. She had me try her board and gave me tips right away. My starstruck feeling for her quickly changed to friendship. I ?? Lisa!!!!

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Bianca

When I think of lisa the first thought that jumps to mind is her sincerity. In a surrounding saturated in superficiality, Lisa has few words, and hides from attention. But when you catch her eye from the corner of the room, or in the line up, her sincerity breaks the barriers of achievement, status or any other obstacle. I look up to the person in the reflection of the trophy, she sparkles brighter.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 15:05:24 +0000
<![CDATA[ROXY x Lisa Andersen Collection Launch Party]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-lisa-andersen-launch-party http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-lisa-andersen-launch-party


This week we threw a little soiree at our Quiksilver store in Laguna Beach in California to celebrate the launch of Lisa Andersen’s collection of pieces that draw from the 90s designs at the very beginning of the ROXY brand.

On arrival, guests were greeted by the 4x World Champ and a curated selection of treasured memorabilia including, Lisa’s championship trophies, iconic photographs and framed original swim pieces from the early nineties.

The evening gave us a chance to bring together some of our favorite friends of the brand, old and new, including Randy Hild, Circe Wallace, Bruna Schmitz, Annette, Roxy and Kristi McKnight. As well as media from The inertia, Shop Eat Surf, Orange Coast Magazine, Coast Magazine, Love Sweat Fitness and Beach Grit.


Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

It also gave the rest of us a chance to hear a few stories throwing back to surf trips to far flung destinations, Lisa’s life on tour in the 90s and a few cheeky details of a party here or there that you only wish existed today.

Scroll down to get a glimpse of the fun that was had.


Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

Lisa Andersen Collection

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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:23:18 +0000
<![CDATA[Behind the Lens with Simon Upton]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/behind-the-lens-simon-upton http://www.albayyara.com/blog/behind-the-lens-simon-upton It’s hard to describe the magic of just what was captured during our shoot on the Gold Coast with Steph Gilmore. It was a day where everything seemed to fall into place after a string of stormy days that threatened to have the project moved another 24 hours.

Behind the Lens with Simon Upton

What we didn’t expect was a crew that kept the good vibes rolling from first light until the final shot, and who was leading the charge? Renowned fashion photographer, Simon Upton.

Despite Simon’s work gracing the pages of Vogue, Harpers Bazzaar and Elle to name a few, he’s one of the most down to earth people you are likely to come across. He has an innate ability to set everyone at ease and this shines through in his work.

Behind the Lens with Simon Upton

How did you get started in photography?

I got started in photography a few years after I finished my swimming career (I swam in the 1988 Olympics for Australia). I had always had an interest in photography and when my sports career ended, I moved to Holland. There I began assisting established photographers who were in the fashion industry and after 6 months of assisting decided this is what I wanted to do so I began my career. I taught myself by shooting images everyday of everything and anything I could, though I always loved photographing people.

Behind the Lens with Simon Upton

Where are you from originally?

Born and bred in Avalon Beach, Sydney, NSW.

Where are you currently based?

Currently live at Bilgola, with my wife and 2 sons on Sydney’s Northern beaches.

Behind the Lens with Simon Upton

Who or what inspires you?

I’m inspired by a will to get better at what I do in everything. I really feel that I get better with time, especially with photography which is something I really feel you get better the longer you do it, your knowledge and understanding of light evolves.

Behind the Lens with Simon Upton

Behind the Lens with Simon Upton

Where is the most captivating location you’ve visited?

I’d say the most captivating for me are the most remote places like the Solomon Islands, or the Telo islands where I’ve been lucky enough to visit. In saying that, I’m a bit partial to the far North of Western Australia, for its unique beauty, light and indigenous culture.

Behind the Lens with Simon Upton

What was the highlight of shooting with Steph?

Steph Gilmore is super easy to work with she’s very relaxed and at ease with herself. Photographing her is more fun than anything else. I worked with her quite a few years ago and in that time, she hasn’t changed a bit. A highlight was seeing her surf. I surf myself so being around a World Champion was a great part of the day. Though you’d never know she has 6 World Titles, she could be just another girl at the beach (She just rips!!!!)

Behind the Lens with Simon Upton

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Sat, 06 May 2017 16:58:59 +0000
<![CDATA[Take a #ROXYSneakPeek into our Shoot With Steph Gilmore on the Gold Coast]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxysneakpeek-stephanie-gilmore-gold-coast http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxysneakpeek-stephanie-gilmore-gold-coast A week after the #ROXYpro Gold Coast wrapped, we were back on the beach with Steph Gilmore, working on a special project alongside the team from Destination Gold Coast and celebrated Australian photographer, Simon Upton.

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

We spent the day cruising some of the Gold Coast’s iconic locations with one of its most beloved and revered locals. Steph shared a few of her favorite places along the way, with a rolling commentary of good times shared, waves found and observations of an ever-changing landscape.

Take a sneak peek from behind the scenes by checking out the clip and pics below.


Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

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Wed, 03 May 2017 08:56:38 +0000
<![CDATA[Stephanie Gilmore, At Home on the Gold Coast]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/stephanie-gilmore-at-home-on-gold-coast http://www.albayyara.com/blog/stephanie-gilmore-at-home-on-gold-coast Stephanie Gilmore is one of surfing's most compelling personalities. She captivates and fascinates everyone she meets, with illimitable grace and humility.

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Steph is as comfortable in the water as she is strumming a guitar and can shift her whereabouts from bustling cities to rugged coastlines and everywhere in between with ease. It’s these interests that shape her intrigue as she blends competition, training, live performances and runway shows effortlessly.

The Gold Coast also offers a few surprises - from deserted breaks to music stores that make you feel like you’re in a basement in New York - you just need to know where to find them.

Captured just days after claiming her #ROXYpro Gold Coast win, this fashion shoot offers a rare insight into the life and style of the six-time World Champion, co-starring her hometown.



Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Steph stepping into the sunrise over Currumbin Beach.

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore Gold Coast

Stay tuned for more exclusive moments with Steph this week!

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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:10:14 +0000
<![CDATA[Destination Paradise]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/destination-paradise http://www.albayyara.com/blog/destination-paradise Just as leaves fall and temperatures drop in the South, the days get longer and the sun shines higher in the North. Where would you go? Choose your adventure with our new Destination Paradise collection. We find paradise wherever we are. We’re happy in Hawaii surfing Waikiki (but really, who isn’t?!) as much as in San Francisco looking for waves in some unlikely spots.


Destination Paradise

Destination Paradise

Destination Paradise

Destination Paradise


Destination Paradise

Destination Paradise

Destination Paradise

Destination Paradise

Destination Paradise

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:04:05 +0000
<![CDATA[Kelia, Monyca and Bruna Share Their Top 5 Coachella Moments]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/top-5-coachella-moments http://www.albayyara.com/blog/top-5-coachella-moments While festival goers are gearing up for weekend two to roll around, we asked Kelia, Monyca and Bruna to give us a breakdown of their top 5 favorite Coachella moments. From the excitement of the festival, to some of their must-have snacks, to the artist that had the girls buzzing long after their set had ended, the 3 Amigos definitely made the most of their time in the desert. Check out their top 5 festival highlights below.

Kelia, Monyca and Bruna Share Their Top 5 Coachella Moments

1. Finding out we were heading to Coachella for the first time and knowing we were going to have the best weekend ever!

2. Our first night in Palm Springs ended up being more of a slumber party. We stayed in a beautiful luxury hotel but the only room they had available was a king bed suite. Our friend Leila joined our road trip to the desert and after the four of us checked in, we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of cocktails by the pool, taking mad polaroids, planning our Coachella outfits (as you do after a few margaritas) ;). Our outfits planned, it was time for a delicious dinner then climb into bed. The four of us snuggled up into our king bed, still laughing that four grown ass women were having a slumber party in the desert.

3. EATING! Quesadillas, cheese fries, pizza, mac & cheese, churros, hot dogs.... basically all the bad good food!!! There's just no holding back at festivals.

4. The AFTER pool party. We went to a lot of fun pool parties, but the most fun was when we all showed up about two hours after the pool party already finished. It was empty, just us, bar still open, and so much fun.

5. KENDRICK LAMAR! He was absolutely incredible. His stage presence, his visuals, and his DANCER! She’s my good friend, the extremely hard-working and talented Charm La' Donna. I actually had no idea she was gonna be performing with him and as Bruna and I were watching, we realized it was her and his show just got that much better!

Kelia, Monyca and Bruna Share Their Top 5 Coachella Moments

Kelia, Monyca and Bruna Share Their Top 5 Coachella Moments

Kelia, Monyca and Bruna Share Their Top 5 Coachella Moments

Kelia, Monyca and Bruna Share Their Top 5 Coachella Moments

Kelia, Monyca and Bruna Share Their Top 5 Coachella Moments

Kelia, Monyca and Bruna Share Their Top 5 Coachella Moments

Kelia, Monyca and Bruna Share Their Top 5 Coachella Moments

Kelia, Monyca and Bruna Share Their Top 5 Coachella Moments

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:33:21 +0000
<![CDATA[Backstage Pass to Coachella Weekend #1 with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/backstage-pass-coachella http://www.albayyara.com/blog/backstage-pass-coachella After a big weekend cruising the festival fields and pool parties, we caught up with Bruna, Kelia and Monyca to hear all about their time in the desert. As the most anticipated festival of the year, we were eager to hear all about how it all went down and from dawn to dark the desert never seems to disappoint. Read on below for their recap -

Backstage Pass to Coachella Weekend #1 with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

Getting into the festival was pure mayhem but the vibe of the crowd was pure anticipation and excitement.

We love to eat so our first stop after entering the festival was to find snacks. The fully loaded hot dogs were just the totally-not-healthy snacks we needed to give us the energy to go stage hopping.

Running back and forth hand in hand through the crowds to catch our favorite artists was a thrill. We ended the night with blisters on our feet, and belly aches from the hot dogs, but you still couldn't wipe the smile from our faces.


Backstage Pass to Coachella Weekend #1 with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

Backstage Pass to Coachella Weekend #1 with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

Backstage Pass to Coachella Weekend #1 with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

Backstage Pass to Coachella Weekend #1 with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

Backstage Pass to Coachella Weekend #1 with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna


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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:23:11 +0000
<![CDATA[Road Tripping to Palm Springs with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/road-tripping-to-palm-springs-with-kelia-monyca-bruna http://www.albayyara.com/blog/road-tripping-to-palm-springs-with-kelia-monyca-bruna While the 3 Amigos joined the thousands of music lovers descending on Indio Valley over the weekend to celebrate weekend #1 of the Coachella music and arts festival, we couldn’t get enough of the road tripping snaps that started to filter through our feed.

As one of the biggest yearly bohemian pilgrimages, we wanted to hear first-hand, a few fun stories from the road. From the perfect playlist, timing snack stops and pulling over for the all important photo opp, Kelia, Mons and Bruna share their adventures below.

Road Tripping to Palm Springs with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

We decided to leave Bruna’s house in LA mid morning on Thursday. Aside from being excited for the weekend to get in full swing, we wanted to get to Palm Springs before the festival traffic hit.

The perfect way to break up the 2 hour drive was to find a few spots along the way for photo ops. The wind was crazy! But It made for some great hair pics :)

Road Tripping to Palm Springs with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

Road Tripping to Palm Springs with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

Road Tripping to Palm Springs with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

Road Tripping to Palm Springs with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

What road trip is complete without stopping to refuel with snacks and some drinks?!

Road Tripping to Palm Springs with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

Road Tripping to Palm Springs with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

Road Tripping to Palm Springs with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

Road Tripping to Palm Springs with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

When we arrived at our hotel oasis in Palm Springs, we threw on our bikinis, ordered a cocktail, and soaked up the coral sunset.

Road Tripping to Palm Springs with Kelia, Monyca and Bruna

Stay tuned for more of the girls' festival adventures!

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:29:53 +0000
<![CDATA[Monthly Mixtape: The Festival Edit]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-the-festival-edit http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-the-festival-edit Festival season is upon us and we’re just days away from packing the car and hitting the highway, desert bound for a weekend of sunshine, good vibes and most of all, incredible tunes!

Monthly Mixtape: The Festival Edit

Whether you’ll be joining the throngs of festival goers or watching online, we’ve pulled together the perfect playlist of the acts you’ve no doubt heard of, and maybe a few that you haven’t. We’ve also included a few of our fave Beyonce tracks, even though she had to cancel her appearance. We’re huge fans and she is Queen Bey after all. Give it a spin and enjoy!

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:59:12 +0000
<![CDATA[Packing a punch - Boxing with Kelia and Bruna]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/boxing-with-kelia-bruna http://www.albayyara.com/blog/boxing-with-kelia-bruna It’s no secret that Kelia, is as adept on a longboard as she is with a set of boxing gloves and a sparring partner. If you follow Kelia’s instagram feed, you may have spied her skills,

Packing a punch - Boxing with Kelia and Bruna


So, we asked Kelia to share a fun boxing workout that you can do with a friend and here it is. Grab some gloves and get to it!

SHOP Kelia and Bruna's #ROXYfitness look here >

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:45:22 +0000
<![CDATA[Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/surf-stay-play-coolangatta http://www.albayyara.com/blog/surf-stay-play-coolangatta As a perennial surf destination, and one of our favorite places to base ourselves during the #ROXYpro event every year, Coolangatta on Queensland's Gold Coast, never fails to deliver the goods. And when we say 'goods', we mean, long sunny days, crystal clear water a short stroll from your apartment, and a coastline of breaks waiting for you to paddle out and enjoy.

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

Although the crowds swell in Cooly around late February for the opening event on the annual WSL World Championship tour, there's more than meets the eye, after the elite surfers have left and crowds have thinned out.

We pulled together some of our favorites for you, as an insider's guide to your next Australian adventure.

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

SURF

Where to begin.....!? We'll start at one end of the coast and work our way down.

Duranbah or 'Dbah' to the locals, sits just around the corner of Snapper Rocks and draws a consistent local crowd when it's firing. With the rivermouth breakwall providing a powerful platform for the incoming swell, there's barrels to be found here more often than not.

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

With Snapper Rocks, aka the 'Superbank' playing host to the finest surfers year after year, (and home to #ROXYpro Champion Stephanie Gilmore) it is undoubtedly one of the best point breaks in the World. It's one of the best for the fans too, with competition rolling by as you stand ankle deep in the bay. As one of the best breaks on the coast, it draws a crowded lineup 365 days a year, making it tricky to catch a wave on any given day - pack your patience and some good turns to dodge the punters.

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

Greenmount provides some fun and looooooooong easy rights - set the cruise control and enjoy. Although if Snapper is firing, say during a cyclone swell, you'll need to swap your log for something shorter to tackle the playful a-frames rolling through.

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

Rainbow Bay has to be one of our absolute favorites for clean lines to trim with a longboard. From sunrise to sunset (around 5.30am to 6pm) you can usually catch a steezy display of local loggers cross-stepping by, perfect inspiration for your next session.

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

Die-hard fans of the Quik and ROXY pro events may remember a finals day in 2013 when it was run at Kirra beach and the perfect barrelling madness the Kirra bank delivered. Depending on the sandbank when you visit, you might get a glimpse of some of Kirra's finest.

STAY

With the excitement of the event hardly giving us much time to lounge indoors, our balcony at Columbia Apartments gives you the most incredible views across Rainbow Bay. More often than not it was used to send a few sunny snaps back to friends feeling the FOMO from across the globe.

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

PLAY

Coffee is a daily ritual in Australia and with a cafe on every corner (well, almost!), you don’t need to venture far for a caffeine hit.

Rise with the sun, and you'll join the multitude of active locals pounding the pavements each morning walking, jogging or skating along the esplanade, from Snapper to the Kirra roundabout. Stop by the Boardriders Coolangatta store for a coffee, smoothie or a light breakfast on the way back.

Much like a crowded snapper lineup, Little Mali usually has a line trailing out the door but we promise it's worth the wait!

 

Coffee with cooler mornings #littlemali

A post shared by Little Mali (@little_mali) onMay 13, 2015 at 1:53pm PDT

If you're looking for something more substantial to go with your early morning flat white, take the trek up the hill to Cafe Dbar and enjoy their delicious breakfasts. Or if you like a sleep-in, wander up the hill for lunch and take in the view of the line-up at D-Bah from the first floor of the cafe.

 

 

Enjoy local live music tomorrow afternoon by SAXDEX, starting at 2:30pm with $5 drink specials! Live tunes, good food and vibes!

A post shared by CAFE DBAR + DBAR HOUSE (@cafedbar) onMar 17, 2017 at 4:15am PDT

When you're not in the water, we recommend you hire a car and explore the expansive coastline. A short 20 minute drive from Coolangatta will have you in the breezy coastal town of Cabarita. We spent a day there and couldn't get enough of the empty beaches, uncrowded waves and an afternoon refresher at Halcyon House.

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

If you're feeling like more of a road trip, head 1 hour south to Byron Bay and spend the day surfing the popular waves at the Pass then wander the streets checking out the boho stores and decide what to eat for lunch from the array of cool cafes and restaurants.

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

Our personal fave place to lay our towel and relax while we're in Byron is Wategos beach. On a beautiful sunny day we think it's the definition of heaven.

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

Once the sun sets and you're hunting down the ideal place for dinner, we defy you to walk past Beach Burrito Co and their tacos and vegie fries. If you can, you're a better person than us!

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what Coolangatta has on offer, which is why we love coming back time and time again! If you find yourself exploring a few of our favorites or discovering new one, make sure to tweet us your experiences.

Surf. Stay. Play: Coolangatta

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:41:15 +0000
<![CDATA[Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/rain-hail-or-shine-at-roxyfitness-gold-coast http://www.albayyara.com/blog/rain-hail-or-shine-at-roxyfitness-gold-coast While we were watching Steph chase down her 2017 #ROXYpro Gold Coast victory, hundreds of girls rolled out their mats on Rainbow Bay beach for the #ROXYfitness event.

Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast

Despite the low pressure system bringing the rain, spirits were high as we kicked off the 7am start with yoga on the beach.

The view of pumping waves rolling past as we saluted the sun (hidden behind a few clouds) brought a great energy to the yoga session as did the partner yoga which also gave us a few laughs as we stretched with a buddy.

Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast

Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast

Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast

Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast

Next generation yogis, Zahlia, Sky and Sierra leading the flow!

Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast

Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast

The fun continued with a 5km run, tracing the coastline from Rainbow Bay to Kirra and then back again.

We think the excitement of finals day at the #ROXYpro managed to pull everyone over the line quicker than ever before, with the winner of the run leg, completing the race in 20:22!

Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast

Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast

After a quick snack we headed to Jack Evans Boat harbour for the 1km SUP race.

Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast

While we managed to dry off during the run, it didn’t take long for the heavens to open one again, and deliver another almighty tropical downpour as we were paddling our way around the Tweed River.

Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast

Rain, Hail or Shine at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast

To all the incredible women who came and celebrated along with us at #ROXYfitness Gold Coast, we thank you for your incredible smiles and indomitable spirit, refusing to let the rain hold you back from celebrating an active outdoor lifestyle! We hope to see you all again next year

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:55:45 +0000
<![CDATA[The #ROXYpro by the Numbers ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-roxy-pro-by-the-numbers http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-roxy-pro-by-the-numbers While we’re still riding the high of Steph’s win, our morning coffee conversation consisted of the team recalling some of their favorite moments over the last week that made the #ROXYpro what it was. From stoked out groms to torrential rain and a champ getting barreled more than most, the Gold Coast was another one for the history books.

So here it is, our time in Coolangatta by the numbers

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

433 steps from our apartment to Snapper Rocks. Practically a hop, skip and a jump to catch the World’s best in action.

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

60 packets of instant film for our Leica Sofort Camera = 600 photos.

(P.S You can WIN a Leica Sofort here > )

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

28 degrees celsius, the average temperature during the competition period. From blazing sunny days, to stormy and rain-soaked, the Gold Coast gave us a taste of every season.

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

60 - approximately the amount of boards the ROXY team brought to the Gold Coast (including 3 longboard and 1 SUP).

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

17 team riders, talk about squad goals! Steph, Lisa, Bruna, Mainei, Bianca, LeeAnn, Sierra, Sky, Zahlia, Bronte, Caroline, Chloe, Nao, India, Alyssa, Piper and Ellie

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

6 days of competition is all it took to crown a champion.

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

4 barrels in one heat. Steph’s Round 3 heat against, Bronte Macaulay and Carissa Moore will definitely go down as one of our most memorable Gold Coast moments. Aside from scoring 4 barrels, one of her waves lasted for 1 minute and five seconds. Just let that sink in for a second… If you missed it, you can find it here >

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

3 of the cutest groms, Zahlia, Sky and Sierra, we affectionately named the #3Amigos 2.0 in honour of Monyca, Bruna and Kelia. We’re certain their endless stoke in the water or buzzing around the event made you smile.

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

2 - the amount of times we were caught in one of Queensland’s famous tropical downpours, soaked to the bone but still smiling.

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

1 #ROXYpro Champion. Congratulations Steph Gilmore

The #ROXYpro by the Numbers

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:11:40 +0000
<![CDATA[Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore, 2017 #ROXYpro Gold Coast Champion]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/stephanie-gilmore-winner-roxy-pro http://www.albayyara.com/blog/stephanie-gilmore-winner-roxy-pro The Queen of Snapper Rocks, Stephanie Gilmore, has done it again - claiming her 6th #ROXYpro Championship!

If you missed any of the action, here’s the wrap-up…

Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore 2017 #ROXYpro Gold Coast Champion

As the storms rolled in over Snapper Rocks and the heavens opened on the crowd, it did little to calm the building nerves of fans lining the shore anticipating the final. All eyes were on 6x World Champ Stephanie Gilmore as she paddled out, in what was a deciding quarterfinal heat, against former #ROXYpro Champ, Carissa Moore.

Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore 2017 #ROXYpro Gold Coast Champion

Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore 2017 #ROXYpro Gold Coast Champion

Steph’s 10 point ride midway through the heat ignited the crowd with cheers and sealed her place in the semis. Her intention to hold high another trophy on stage at her home break was now very clear.

The semis saw Californian, Lakey Peterson, walk away with a win over France’s Johanne Defay. Peterson’s performance on the Gold Coast had been a highlight for fans and reaffirmed her position on the 2017 tour after her 2016 season was plagued with injury.

Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore 2017 #ROXYpro Gold Coast Champion

Heat 2 was a nail-biting match up between Steph Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons. The two Australians went wave-for-wave for a chance to seal their place in the final. Steph’s superior wave selection gave her the lead with a final score of 16.27 to Sally’s 14.86.

Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore 2017 #ROXYpro Gold Coast Champion

Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore 2017 #ROXYpro Gold Coast Champion

A break in the women’s competition to run the #QuikPro Semis gave spectators a chance to watch the men’s match-ups while also trying to find what little space there was left on the sand in preparation for the women’s final.

Just as the rain cleared, Steph and Lakey made their way through the huge crowd covering every available inch of sand to hit the water. The anticipation of who would be crowned the 2017 #ROXYpro Champion was at an all time high and the girls didn’t disappoint, raising the bar with a battle of wills that drew every last moment of the 35 minute heat.

Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore 2017 #ROXYpro Gold Coast Champion

The momentum Steph built over the previous heats was hard to match and saw the Gold Coast native take the win and the 2017 #ROXYpro Championship in true Steph style, with a big smile on her face.

Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore 2017 #ROXYpro Gold Coast Champion

Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore 2017 #ROXYpro Gold Coast Champion

Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore 2017 #ROXYpro Gold Coast Champion

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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:07:11 +0000
<![CDATA[Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/cooling-off-in-cabarita-during-the-roxypro http://www.albayyara.com/blog/cooling-off-in-cabarita-during-the-roxypro With the #ROXYpro on hold for the boys to complete a few rounds at the #QuikPro, we decided to escape the craziness of Coolangatta for the morning and take a day trip further down the coast for a few uncrowded waves and some downtime with the team.

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

Our strike mission began early with Mainei, Bruna, Lisa, Bianca and Lee-Ann strapping boards and packing cars with all the essentials before 6am, and after a quick coffee stop, we were fueled up and ready to hit the highway.

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

It didn’t take us long to feel like we were miles away from the hustle and bustle of Coolangatta, with the urban sprawl slowly melting into the coastal rainforest lining the highway.

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

In no time we were parked at the Cabarita headland and taking in the uninterrupted views along the dramatic rocky coastline of the morning surf conditions. After a quick decision as to where we would make our camp for the morning, we promptly unpacked the cars and set off down the beach.

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

Lee-Ann and Bianca were the first ones to hit the water, carefully selecting their weapon of choice from our collective quiver (naturally, we packed for all conditions), with Bruna close behind. The girls were spoiled with an empty line up to share and wasted no time in giving passers by a reason to stop and watch their enviable skills.

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

A few of our favorite beach essentials

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

As the girls started to come back in from the surf, the subject soon turned to lunch and where to find it. We took a short walk from the beach and stumbled across a sushi bar that seemed to answer everyone’s cravings.

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

Within minutes of devouring a few hand rolls and gyoza, we were told that the perfect spot to relax on a sunny day in Cabarita was Halcyon House, and given it was just a five minute walk away, we just couldn’t resist.

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

Cooling off in Cabarita during the #ROXYpro

A refreshing spritzer and plenty of laughs later, we decided to pack up the cars again and head back to Snapper Rocks, just in time to catch Steph set the super bank on fire, catching four barrels in one heat.

Tune in to the dawn patrol show tomorrow morning from 7am AEDT call, for all the finals day action (fingers crossed!)

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Sat, 18 Mar 2017 01:20:55 +0000
<![CDATA[Warm Up for #ROXYfitness Gold Coast with Mainei Kinimaka]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/warm-up-for-roxyfitness-gold-coast-with-mainei-kinimaka http://www.albayyara.com/blog/warm-up-for-roxyfitness-gold-coast-with-mainei-kinimaka With the 2017 #ROXYfitness global tour kicking off on the Gold Coast in two days’ time, we caught up with our girl, Mainei Kinimaka, and asked her to share a few of her favorite stretches to get you race-day ready!

Warm Up for #ROXYfitness Gold Coast with Mainei Kinimaka

Take a look below then start practicing by holding each stretch from 30 seconds through to two minutes - whatever works for you.

If you haven’t already, sign up for an event here >

Pigeon pose

Warm Up for #ROXYfitness Gold Coast with Mainei Kinimaka

Lumbar stretch

Warm Up for #ROXYfitness Gold Coast with Mainei Kinimaka

Seated Twist

Warm Up for #ROXYfitness Gold Coast with Mainei Kinimaka

Standing Side Stretch

Warm Up for #ROXYfitness Gold Coast with Mainei Kinimaka

Lunge Stretch

Warm Up for #ROXYfitness Gold Coast with Mainei Kinimaka

Thread the Needle

Warm Up for #ROXYfitness Gold Coast with Mainei Kinimaka

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:52:22 +0000
<![CDATA[Now Streaming: Sound Waves of the #ROXYpro Gold Coast]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/sound-waves-roxypro-gold-coast http://www.albayyara.com/blog/sound-waves-roxypro-gold-coast We threw you the challenge of building the perfect #ROXYpro Gold Coast playlist, and boy, did you deliver!

Now Streaming: Sound Waves of the #ROXYpro Gold Coast

The following 60 track mix, is filled with some of our favorite cruisy tunes. Press play for the right vibe at the beach, streaming the action at the #ROXYpro or road tripping with your crew. Then again, we think it’s so good, if you want to chill at home, turn the volume up, tune in and enjoy!

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Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:22:23 +0000
<![CDATA[Our Favorite Moments from the #ROXYpro 2016]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/our-favorite-moments-from-the-roxypro http://www.albayyara.com/blog/our-favorite-moments-from-the-roxypro This time next week, we’ll be back in championship tour mode, patiently waiting for the World Surf League dawn patrol to call on the first heats of the #ROXYpro Gold Coast 2017.

Until then, we scrolled back through the gram and found a few of our favorite posts to give you an idea of the fun that is about to unfold...

Our Favorite Moments from the #ROXYpro 2016


My view for the next two weeks @roxy #ROXYpro

A post shared by CAIT MIERS (@caitmiersphotography) on


When they just get you #3Amigos #RoxyXSummersite @roxy @summersite @tim_swallow_photo @lagoon_collective

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South Wall | Ballina | Shark Town for #RoxyXSummersite @Roxy #3Amigos

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Clearest water ever #ROXYpro Photo: @caitmiersphotography @roxy

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Pre heat moment...Just a lil' excited

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That moment when the @roxy crew paddles out and it's automatically an instant crowd loving my time here at the #RoxyPro

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Happiness with my 3 Amigos @Roxy

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All smiles with @stephaniegilmore today Such a pleasure sharing a laugh in the sea with this chica for @roxy #ROXYsurf

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Where the water was warm, we wore matching bikinis, And not one moment was spared separated #3amigos// PC: @samseaz

A post shared by Kelia Moniz Termini (@keliamoniz) on


Mornings with @caitmiersphotography #POPsurf

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Just wanna give a shoutout to the ocean in Rainbow Bay for acting like a pool. @caitmiersphotography

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PIVOT @roxy #RoxyPro

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The Goldie is so sweet @roxy

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The paddle out to surf Snapper @roxy @tonicshop #roxypro. : @caitmiersphotography

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We party @summersite @roxy #3Amigos #RoxyxSummerSite

A post shared by Kelia Moniz Termini (@keliamoniz) on


Get set to tune in to all the action during the #ROXYpro by following us on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook

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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:52:09 +0000
<![CDATA[How to get involved at the #ROXYpro Gold Coast]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-get-involved-at-the-roxypro-gold-coast http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-get-involved-at-the-roxypro-gold-coast The countdown is on! And before you know it, we’ll be hitting our favorite breaks in Coolangatta for the #ROXYpro Gold Coast alongside the World’s surfing elite.

If you’re lucky enough to be on the Gold Coast between March 14th to the 25th, when you’re not watching the world’s top 17 female surfers go head to head at Snapper Rocks, there’s a bunch of activities on each day. Here’s how to get involved.

How to get involved at the #ROXYpro Gold Coast


March 13th - Trials - catch the next gen of up and coming stars in action as they vie for a place in the main event.

March 14th - The competition window kicks off – tune into the WSL daily Morning Show at 7.30am and wait for the call. Come down to watch the event and visit our pop-up store to check out the gear, the tunes, grab a coffee and enjoy the vibe.

March 17th - Meet the ROXY and Quiksilver team riders at the Boardriders Coolangatta Store from 5pm. Stick around afterwards to hear Jesse Pumphrey and Shag Rock play from 7pm.

March 18th - Interested in spending the morning surfing ROXY, DHD, Bradley or Firewire boards (to name just a few!). Drop into Boardriders Coolangatta store and register your details and you’ll be down for hanging out some of the world’s best surfers and shapers and talking and trying the latest and greatest boards. The Demo Day will be held at Queen Elizabeth Park from 7am to 2pm, opposite the Boardriders Coolangatta store.

If you’re into The Rubens, The Beautiful Girls, Dorsal Fins, Bec Sandridge and The Vanns - come down to the first Cooly Beachfest at Queen Elizabeth Park for some tunes, food and market stalls, and good times. Buy tickets here.

March 19th - Swap your towel for a yoga mat and spend your morning stretching, SUP'ing and running with the ROXY team at our #ROXYfitness event on Rainbow Bay beach, Sign up here.


If you can’t make it to the event this year, don’t worry! We’ll be sharing lots of BTS fun on our Snapchat and Facebook live, plus keep your eyes peeled for a very special giveaway we’re working on while we’re in town….



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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:33:47 +0000
<![CDATA[How To Stomp a Front Flip with Aimee Fuller]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-stomp-a-front-flip-with-aimee-fuller http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-stomp-a-front-flip-with-aimee-fuller If you’re ready to take your shred skills to another level, our girl Aimee Fuller, is here to help improve your air game by breaking down how to do a front flip.

Take a look and get set to flip out next time you’re on the mountain!


As always - Please don’t attempt this trick if you’re not already confident in the park.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:03:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Sis Unfocused in the Seychelles]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/sis-unfocused-in-the-seychelles http://www.albayyara.com/blog/sis-unfocused-in-the-seychelles We always love featuring our favorite moments from behind the scenes when we’re on a shoot, this time we passed on the edit to Kelia Moniz, as she was rarely seen without her camera (film that is) as we explored the island of La Digue in the Seychelles.

With her passion for film photography growing (you may have seen her @sisunfocused series of pics starting to filter through your gram feeds) and an eye for capturing hidden moments of beauty in between the campaign production, we couldn’t think of a better way to take you behind the lens of this island paradise, than by sharing her favorite snaps from the trip.

Below is a small glimpse into some of Sister’s favorite moments from the Seychelles.

Sis Unfocused in the Seychelles

Sis Unfocused in the Seychelles

Sis Unfocused in the Seychelles

Sis Unfocused in the Seychelles

Sis Unfocused in the Seychelles

Sis Unfocused in the Seychelles

Sis Unfocused in the Seychelles

For more moments behind the lens with Sis, follow @sisunfocused

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:42:15 +0000
<![CDATA[Surfing Iceland with Lee-Ann Curren in ‘Cold Lines’]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/surfing-iceland-with-leeann-curren-in-cold-lines http://www.albayyara.com/blog/surfing-iceland-with-leeann-curren-in-cold-lines A few months ago, LeeAnn Curren headed to Iceland to chase a surfing experience that some of us only ever dream of, but for Lee-Ann, the North Atlantic shoreline has drawn her back again and again over the last five years -

“Iceland has become almost like a second home to me. I'm not sure what attracts me so much about this place. Maybe the immensity of the landscapes that make you feel so vulnerable, yet very much alive, and leave you in a permanent state of awe and contemplation. I think this video describes perfectly what it feels like to be out there.”

Lee-Ann’s latest clip ‘Cold Lines’ is a serious dose of adventure fuel, and between watching the video and booking your ticket, read our interview with Lee-Ann about the ins and outs of surfing amongst the extraordinary glacial landscapes of the Nordic isle.


When did you first start searching for surf in the region?

My first trip there was in 2012, I had kind of planed to go on my own and adventure solo but a bunch of my friends jumped on board (Amandine Sanchez, Pauline Ado, Jessi Miley Dyer, Sofia Mulanovich and Emmy Martens), It was when I met all the crew at Arctic Surfers. it was definitely one of the best trips of my life and what made me want to go back!

Surfing Iceland with Lee-Ann Curren

Surfing Iceland with Lee-Ann Curren

What drew you to surfing there in such extreme weather conditions?

Probably the beauty of the place, the fact that it's uncrowded and a challenge every time you get in the water. But in the end it's really not that bad once you're in your wetsuit.

Surfing Iceland with Lee-Ann Curren

Surfing Iceland with Lee-Ann Curren

What was the average water temperature at the time?

At the start of the trip it was around 8/9 degrees C, but it went down gradually (I was there for a month) and in one of my last sessions at Glacier Lagoon it was about 2/3 degrees. At this point, the equipment you use makes a huge difference in the experience. I was wearing a 6'5 custom roxy wetsuit, booties with no "split toe" and wool socks underneath, neoprene mittens, and I was pretty warm in that.

Surfing Iceland with Lee-Ann Curren

Surfing Iceland with Lee-Ann Curren

What’s the local surfing community like?

There's between 20 and 30 surfers in Iceland I think. They're all super friendly and so passionate about surfing. I've met quite a few girl surfers too, one of them would go surfing wearing gloves at her feet because she didn't have booties! There's no surf shops so it's hard for them to get wetsuits and boards. In Iceland people in general are very afraid of the ocean, because it's a "fishermen" culture, so surfers are considered mad weirdos.

Where to next?

I'll be on the Gold Coast during the ROXY Pro.

Surfing Iceland with Lee-Ann Curren

Surfing Iceland with Lee-Ann Curren


Filmed and edited by: Claudia Lederer

Music: Samaris - Stofnar Falla


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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:14:43 +0000
<![CDATA[Ready for Anything in the Sand to Sea Collection]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/sand-to-sea-collection http://www.albayyara.com/blog/sand-to-sea-collection We’ve all started the year with new intentions, to take our training a step further, push farther, or maybe it’s just to commit to take the time to practice in new and exciting places.

Regardless of where the journey takes us, we have created an adaptable fitness collection that seamlessly moves with us as we chase new experiences.

Sand To Sea Collection

From surf sessions to coffee catch ups and an energising vinyasa flow, these wet-dry fabrics redefine performance, designed to be as versatile as you are.

Take a look at the collection here - and soak up a little fitspo from the Seychelles in the clip below.


Sand To Sea Collection

Sand To Sea Collection

Sand To Sea Collection

Sand To Sea Collection

Sand To Sea Collection

Sand To Sea Collection

Sand To Sea Collection

Shop the Sand to Sea Collection here here

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:50:09 +0000
<![CDATA[Share the love with our Valentine’s Day Mixtape]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/share-the-love-with-our-valentines-day-mixtape http://www.albayyara.com/blog/share-the-love-with-our-valentines-day-mixtape It’s February and love is in the air! For us, one of the best gifts to give or receive on Valentine’s Day is a carefully curated mixtape. So we asked our athletes to send us their favorite love songs (plus we added a few of our own) to build the perfect Vday playlist.

Share the love with our Valentine’s Day Mixtape

Whether you have galentine’s day plans alongside your girl gang or perhaps something a little romantic with your mon amour, from us to you, Happy Valentines Day!

Roses are red, violets are blue.

We hope you enjoy this mixtape,

Our team made with love, just for you!

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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:45:19 +0000
<![CDATA[5 Reasons To Sign Up for a 2017 #ROXYfitness event!]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/five-reasons-to-sign-up-for-a-roxyfitness-event http://www.albayyara.com/blog/five-reasons-to-sign-up-for-a-roxyfitness-event New Year, new goals and a new #ROXYfitness tour ready to motivate you to celebrate living an active outdoor lifestyle. We’re excited to announce the first confirmed dates and locations for the 2017 global tour, where we’ll run, SUP and stretch in some of the most incredible beaches and parks around the World.

Whether you’ve joined us at one of our events before or maybe you’re thinking of registering for an upcoming event, here is some inspiration for you to sign up with your girl gang and get set for a day of fun!


The locations

This year we will not only return to some of our favorite places, (think Rainbow Bay beach on the Gold Coast, Australia or Marseille, France, plus Okinawa, Japan) but we’ll be adding some new locations to our list… Stay tuned!


The activities

Join one activity or join in all three, either way, you’re guaranteed of a good time! It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned professional or keen to give something a try, your fellow participants will be cheering you along the way. Plus, we’ll have our energetic instructors on hand to help and guide you.


The team

Keep your eyes peeled for our amazing team riders, they could be rolling out a yoga mat, setting the pace or paddling up a storm with you on the day. Make sure you grab a selfie, a high five and some fitness tips and tricks from them throughout the day.


The extras

We’ll be partnering with some of our favorite health food companies to make sure you stay nourished and hydrated. Picture yourself in our dedicated chill out zones, sipping on your coconut water and enjoying a paleo bar as our DJ spins some motivating tracks.


The girl power

One of the most empowering parts of the day will be when you’re cheered across the finish line by hundreds of fellow participants, high fiving the girl on the yoga mat next to you and hearing people encourage you to paddle your way to success. You may start out as strangers but you will make plenty of new fit friends before the day ends.


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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:15:26 +0000
<![CDATA[Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/dive-into-the-latest-popsurf-collection http://www.albayyara.com/blog/dive-into-the-latest-popsurf-collection Like a bold kaleidoscopic dream from paradise, our latest #POPsurf collection is here and ready for statement making moments on the beaches this Summer.

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

Striking sunset hues with washed-out watercolours are complimented by classic navy and touches of gold to catch your eye and catch the sun. This collection will have you making waves and turning heads in your favorite surf-ready pieces, including bikinis in a light neoprene, to cropped wetsuit jackets and daring printed one pieces, all inspired by the style and attitude of our athletes and made with top technology so you will be ready to charge.

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

Explore the full collection here, but first Join Steph, Monyca, Bruna and Kelia in this clip from their most recent surf adventure through the Seychelles.

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

Bruna wears the Pop Surf Sleeveless One Piece Swimsuit

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

Monyca wears the Pop Surf Mini Bikini Bottoms

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

Monyca wears the Pop Surf Light Neoprene Tri Bikini Top and Pop Surf Mini Bikini Bottoms

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

Shop the Hazy Beach Towel

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

Bruna wears the Higher Ground Crew Neck Sweater and carries the Sun Crush Neoprene Tote Bag

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

Dive into the Latest #POPsurf Collection

SHOP the full collection here

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:42:45 +0000
<![CDATA[Kelly Sildaru Makes History at X Games]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kelly-sildaru-makes-history-at-xgames http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kelly-sildaru-makes-history-at-xgames Twelve months after her historic win, Kelly Sildaru has done it again by not only defending her Ski Slopestyle title (making her the first athlete under 15 years of age to win gold twice!) but she is also the first female athlete to claim two medals in a single X Games.

After her exciting silver medal performance under lights in the Ski Big Air competition yesterday, the stage was set on the final day of competition for Kelly to once again show skills and maturity beyond her years.

Kelly set the tempo for the event, opening her first run with smooth rail switch work and clean landings, then gracefully glided through the jumps, stringing together a left side 900 to a switch left 1080, topping the leaderboard with a 92.33.

Kelly Sildaru Makes History at X Games

Her initial score was not beat, and saw her top the podium with Tess Ledeux (90 pts) and Johanne Killi (85.66 pts) taking silver and bronze respectively.

Congratulations Kelly!

Kelly Sildaru Makes History at X Games

Kelly Sildaru Makes History at X Games

Kelly Sildaru Makes History at X Games

Kelly Sildaru Makes History at X Games

Kelly Sildaru Makes History at X Games

Kelly Sildaru Makes History at X Games

Kelly Sildaru Makes History at X Games

Watch Torah Bright Backstage at the X Games

Kelly Sildaru Makes History at X Games

Kelly Sildaru Makes History at X Games

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:36:48 +0000
<![CDATA[Monthly Mixtape: Monyca Eleogram]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-monyca-eleogram http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-monyca-eleogram To celebrate the release of our Spring collection, shot in the Seychelles, we handed over DJ duties to Monyca Eleogram for our January Monthly Mixtape.

Monthly Mixtape: Monyca Eleogram

Mons' playlist is a true reflection of her eclectic taste in music, covering country, rnb, motown and pop, while still maintaining a chill but upbeat vibe, (just like Mons herself really)

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:57:47 +0000
<![CDATA[Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/behind-the-scenes-of-way-east-with-lena-stoffel-part-two http://www.albayyara.com/blog/behind-the-scenes-of-way-east-with-lena-stoffel-part-two In part 2 of Lena Stoffel’s exclusive behind the scenes insight to the making of Way East, the girls hit the Island of Rishiri to find some swell. Surfing through a Japanese winter is certainly not for the faint-hearted, with water temps in single digits and wetsuits thicker than a decent novel.

Read about Lena’s coastal highlights below -

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

Imagery courtesy of Aaron Jamieson

The Island of Rishiri: Wow, such a magical place. We had surf, powder and Toshi our mountain guide was amazing.

The mountain, referred to as “the floating mountain“, is so spectacular and quite big for such a small island, rising dramatically from the ocean.

It only takes you an hour to drive the whole way around and the best thing is, you always have an offshore break.

The Onsen (hot spring bath) saved us! We would go to the official onsen almost everyday to get warm again before heading back to our vans and camping for the night.

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

Deciphering the menu….The food was traditional Japanese, which was a bit of a challenge at times.

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

On the way back to Niseko, we were driving along the north east coast of Hokkaido and found a beautiful beach with this perfect wave. A small peeling left-hander. We decided to put up our tents, pitch camp and jump in the water. The guys collected firewood and after the surf we had a huge bonfire which kept us warm for the evening.

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

All in all I think this was the best trip of my life. Lots of challenges: Surfing in freezing cold water with no one else around (also, no one to help us if something went wrong). Hiking with a 20kg backpack for hours into the night with little to no sleep pushed me to my limits, but it’s incredible what the body can handle.

The reward was too many amazing moments to mention, breathtaking landscapes, beautifully kind locals and stunning views from the mountains out to the ocean. I’d could never imagined sitting in the ocean in full sun, a snow storm rolling in over you only to return to full sun again a few minutes later…

Just being out in the elements with good people made this trip really, really special.

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 2

Follow Lena’s adventures on her Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and if you haven’t already, watch WAY EAST here >

]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:00:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/behind-the-scenes-of-way-east-with-lena-stoffel-part-one http://www.albayyara.com/blog/behind-the-scenes-of-way-east-with-lena-stoffel-part-one With the launch of Lena Stoffel’s latest film, WAY EAST, we were curious to see just what’s involved in a snow camping and surf mission across some of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes. Lena was all too happy to take us behind the scenes and in turn gave us some serious inspiration for a bucket list trip to the land of the rising sun in search of a true adventure beyond our wildest dreams...

Read all about Lena’s experience below -

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

Imagery courtesy of Aaron Jamieson

To go behind the scenes I have to go back to the beginning. Planning a freeride camping and surf mission with campervans, you have to pack a lot of stuff.

Luckily Aaron, our photographer, who lives in Japan organized all the camping gear. Tents, sleeping bags, mats and cooking gear. But we still had to bring our snow and surf gear. Which mostly consisted of a suitcase, a surfboard bag with the longboards, another surfboard bag with my shortboard and all kinds of gear like big backpacks, smaller day packs and all the ski and snowboard gear.

It was a mission.

Especially in Tokyo where all the people at the check in counter were totally confused and struggled to deal with so much luggage.

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

Arriving in Niseko we instantly started planning our 5 day hike and snow camping mission. We cured our jet lag and were ready to go.

You can make a lot of mistakes when you go snow camping.

For example, wearing a lot of layers in the night is not good because the sleeping bag will not work as it should. The layers of down filling can’t get enough of your body heat and so it will be cold. So you only need to wear one layer.

Also, don’t stay out in the cold standing around doing nothing to long…. you gotta keep moving until you go to bed. We made some of these mistakes and had cold nights.

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

But we also had some really magical moments out there in the forest with a lot of stars or waking up above the treeline seeing the volcanos and the forest from above was amazing.

We had wind, fog, powder and sun. It was a beautiful mission to walk across the mountains to the ocean.

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

Our goal was to get a greater insight to ‘energy’. We wanted to create the film to bring awareness around the situation in Japan, post Fukushima disaster, and start a dialogue about energy in all its forms, including renewables.

Along the way we saw the only nuclear power station on Hokkaido, but we also saw a lot of wind and solar stations across the west coast up to the north.

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

After our hiking mission we packed the two campervans and hit the coast in search of waves.

It took us a while to find our first surf spot, and it was just wind swell. Onshore winds, snowstorm and really, really cold. Changing outside on the snow, in the wind, getting all the wetsuit gear on is quite a challenge. What’s worse is when you come out of the water, we were so cold and didn’t know how we would be able to change because we could barely move.

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

Behind the Scenes of WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel Part 1

Watch WAY EAST here and stay tuned for Part 2 of Lena’s adventure....

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:22:46 +0000
<![CDATA[She Sells Seychelles with the #3Amigos ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/she-sells-seychelles-with-the-threeamigos http://www.albayyara.com/blog/she-sells-seychelles-with-the-threeamigos Greeted by dramatic boulders lining the coastline and emerald green lush palm-fringed jungle we arrived on the tranquil shores of La Digue in the Seychelles and soon fell in love with the laid back living that the small island delivered.

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

Set amongst an archipelago of the World's only granite islands in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Africa, the Seychelles felt a thousand miles from anywhere and the perfect place to explore its hidden beauty for our latest campaign shoot.

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

Monyca Eleogram, Kelia Moniz and Bruna Schmitz AKA the #3Amigos let the trade winds guide their adventures, from tracing the coastline on bicycles, discovering secret coves only available to those searching for solitude at low tide and an endless supply of fresh coconuts, the girls had no shortage of paradise to fill their days.

Before you explore the latest styles from the collection, soak up the Seychelles surf and sunshine with Mons, Sis and Bruna.


SHOP the collection here >>

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

Bruna rocking the Here We Go Straw Hat

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

Sis staying sun smart in the Seychelles wearing the Sea Lovers Crochet Bikini and matching bottoms

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

Crochet crushing on the Sea Lovers Crochet Bikini

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

She Sells, Seychelles with the #3Amigos

SHOP the collection here >>

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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 03:59:04 +0000
<![CDATA[WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/way-east-with-lena-stofel http://www.albayyara.com/blog/way-east-with-lena-stofel After the success of their last road trip, WAY NORTH, searching for unique places where the mountain meets the sea along the enigmatic Norwegian coastline, Lena Stoffel and Aline Bock we’re ready for a fresh adventure that took them to the land of the rising sun, Japan.

Our Favorite Moments from the #ROXYpro France 2015

Imagery courtesy of Aaron Jamieson

With the ability to combine both their passions of freeriding and surfing, and a curiosity into the impact Fukoshima has had on those they would meet along the way, Lena and Aline packed their boards and skis and headed WAY EAST for a chance to carve a new path in some of the most breathtaking scenery you can find.

Take a look at their journey and stay tuned for more #WayEast exclusives...


WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel

WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel

WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel

WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel

WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel

WAY EAST with Lena Stoffel

Stills imagery courtesy of Aaron Jamieson

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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:11:14 +0000
<![CDATA[Take a #ROXYSneakPeek into our Seychelles Adventure]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/take-a-roxysneakpeek-into-our-seychelles-adventure http://www.albayyara.com/blog/take-a-roxysneakpeek-into-our-seychelles-adventure With bikinis and boards packed, the #3Amigos alongside our awesome crew hit the Seychelles where the sand really is that white and the ocean really is that blue.

While Monyca, Bruna and Sis explored the islands best beaches and enjoyed a coconut or three, we soaked up their #ROXYSneakPeek ‘grams that filled our feeds and came far too close to booking a one way ticket to paradise…

Take a #ROXYsneakpeek into our Seychelles Adventure

Here are a few of our faves from the shoot that should come with a wanderlust warning all of their own. Enjoy!

One of the most incredible beaches I've ever been to hands down...

A photo posted by Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) on


Lunch is served, just kidding we eat a lot more then that #3AmigosTakeSeychelles

A photo posted by ??B R U N A SCHMITZ Z A U N (@brunasschmitz) on



Nap time #3AmigosTakeSeychelles

A photo posted by Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) on


By the sea shore with a little @roxy #POPSurf #ROXYSneakPeek #3AmigosTakeSeychelles

A photo posted by Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) on


#Seychelles

A photo posted by Monyca Eleogram (@monycaeleogram) on


A photo posted by Monyca Eleogram (@monycaeleogram) on


Impossible to capture this place's BEAUTY!!!! #3AmigosTakeSeychelles

A photo posted by Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) on


When the squad rolls up on tricycles #3AmigosTakeSeychelles ft. @ryanheywood

A photo posted by Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) on


Little piece of shade on a blazing HOT desert beach #ForRent #BTS @roxy #3AmigosTakeSeychelles

A photo posted by ??B R U N A SCHMITZ Z A U N (@brunasschmitz) on


Coco & babes #3AmigosTakeSeychelles

A photo posted by ??B R U N A SCHMITZ Z A U N (@brunasschmitz) on


Eatin' good in the Seychells

A photo posted by Monyca Eleogram (@monycaeleogram) on


All granite errthang. #Seychelles @keliamoniz photo

A photo posted by Monyca Eleogram (@monycaeleogram) on


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Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:21:29 +0000
<![CDATA[How To Slide a Rail with Dara Howell]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-slide-a-rail-with-dara-howell http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-slide-a-rail-with-dara-howell In between her busy winter schedule, we managed to spend a day cruising the park with Olympic Gold Medallist, Dara Howell.

After seeing her fancy footwork in action, we had her break down a rail slide for us.

Take a look and get set to grind like a pro!

Please don’t attempt this trick if you’re not already confident in the park.

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Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:14:28 +0000
<![CDATA[Start 2017 With Some Fresh Inspo From Steph Gilmore ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/start-your-year-with-some-fresh-inspo-from-steph-gilmore http://www.albayyara.com/blog/start-your-year-with-some-fresh-inspo-from-steph-gilmore Our friends at Collective Hub recently caught up with 6x World Champ, Steph Gilmore, on the shores of Bondi Beach to talk fears and facts of life on tour and everything in between.

Take a look at the clip and enjoy a fresh dose of inspiration as you step into 2017.


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Tue, 03 Jan 2017 02:39:28 +0000
<![CDATA[10 Fitness GIFs to Kick Off Your New Year with Mainei Kinimaka]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/ten-fitness-gifs-to-kick-off-your-new-year-with-mainei http://www.albayyara.com/blog/ten-fitness-gifs-to-kick-off-your-new-year-with-mainei As you start to dust off the confetti and glitter from your New Year’s celebrations, get set to jump start your 2017 fitness resolutions with a simple take-it-anywhere workout from our girl, Mainei Kinimaka.

Grab your mat, grab an exercise ball and start your year on the right foot!

10 Moves to Kick Off Your New Year with Mainei Kinimaka

Curtsy Side Lunge

With your legs hip width apart, step your leg behind you to a curtsy then push off and step your leg out wide to a side lunge. Alternate between both sides for a total of 10 reps.

10 Moves to Kick Off Your New Year with Mainei Kinimaka

Bike Crunch

Lay flat on your back, engage your core and put your hands behind your head. Raise and bend your knees then straighten your right leg as you bring your left knee towards your chest as you bring your right elbow to meet your knee. Alternate in a fluid motion for 20 reps. Mix it up a little by reversing your leg cycle.

10 Moves to Kick Off Your New Year with Mainei Kinimaka

Extended Leg Bridge

Lay on your back, and with both hands extended by your side for stability, bend one leg and straighten the other. Engage your core and push your glutes off the ground, maintaining one uniform bridge position. Alternate for 10 reps on each side.

10 Moves to Kick Off Your New Year with Mainei Kinimaka

Glute Bridge

On your back, bend your knees and and place your your hands by your side. Engage your core and push your glutes off the ground, hold for a few a seconds at the top then slowly lower back to the ground. Repeat for 20 reps.

10 Moves to Kick Off Your New Year with Mainei Kinimaka

Leg Lifts

Laying on your back, place your your hands by your side and engage your core. In one fluid movement bend your knees and raise your legs then use the momentum to push your hips up off the ground. Slowly lower your legs back down then repeat for 15 reps.

10 Moves to Kick Off Your New Year with Mainei Kinimaka

Plank Twist

On your mat, place yourself in a side plank. Stretch your top arm up to the sky then thread your arm under your torso and return your starting position. Repeat on each side for a total of 20 reps.

10 Moves to Kick Off Your New Year with Mainei Kinimaka

Push Ups

In plank position with your arms extended and shoulders above your wrists, engage your core and lower to the ground, bending your elbows to the side. Inhale and push back up off the ground. Repeat for 10 reps.

10 Moves to Kick Off Your New Year with Mainei Kinimaka

Toe Touches

Laying on your back, raise your legs and arms to the sky. Engage your core and lift your head and shoulders off the ground and touch your toes. Slowly lower back to the ground and repeat for 10 reps.

10 Moves to Kick Off Your New Year with Mainei Kinimaka

Knee To Elbow Plank

In plank position with your arms extended, engage your core and bend your right knee up towards your left elbow. Return to plank position and switch legs, bringing your left knee toward your right elbow. Continue alternating sides for 20 reps.

10 Moves to Kick Off Your New Year with Mainei Kinimaka

Yoga Ball Pass

Lie on your back and hold your exercise ball on the ground above your head. Raise your arms and legs together to meet and transfer the ball from your hands to between your feet and lower back to the ground. Bring them back together to pass the ball back to your hands. Continue passing the ball between your feet and hands for 15-20 reps.

10 Moves to Kick Off Your New Year with Mainei Kinimaka

What else are you ready to achieve this year? Tweet us your goals tagging #ROXYfitness

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Mon, 02 Jan 2017 03:21:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Monthly Mixtape: Aimee Fuller]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-aimee-fuller http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monthly-mixtape-aimee-fuller With the ROXY x Hattie Stewart Collection hitting the slopes this month, we had Aimee Fuller take on DJ duties for our December Monthly Mixtape. Perfect for days spend cruising the park, maybe a little après pump up session or your New Year's Eve countdown playlist.

Monthly Mixtape: Aimee Fuller

Turn it on, turn it up and enjoy!

You can find more Mixtapes on our ROXY Spotify channel

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Fri, 30 Dec 2016 01:38:34 +0000
<![CDATA[Behind the Collab - Meet Hattie Stewart]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/behind-the-collab-meet-hattie-stewart http://www.albayyara.com/blog/behind-the-collab-meet-hattie-stewart London based illustrator and self titled ‘professional doodler’, Hattie Stewart, lent her fun and quirky, cartoon-esque style to our latest exclusive snow outerwear collaboration, giving a fresh hit of bold color to the slopes this season.

Best known for her ‘doodle bombs’, featuring her vibrant and playful characters drawn over magazine covers and fashion photography, Hattie’s art can now be found on taxi’s, album covers and counts Kylie Minogue, Marc Jacobs and Henry Holland as fans.

We recently caught up with Hattie to hear more about her work and what inspired the collection -

Behind the Collab - Meet Hattie StewartImage courtesy of Silvia Olsen

How did you get started in illustration?

Illustrating generally has always been the thing that gives me my sense of calm and purpose. I've drawn from a very young age. Over the years, and especially through my education I have experimented with many different creative avenues – photography and fashion being two examples. However I always came back to doodling and drawing – it's what has always underpinned my creativity. As my work has developed and my confidence has grown I've been able to take my drawing style into new territory, it's been applied to photography and I've worked within fashion. The term 'doodlebombing', which has been used to describe my work, it essentially a play on words. It came about when 'photo bombing' became a phenomenon – and it's stuck ever since.

Behind the Collab - Meet Hattie Stewart

How would you describe your creative process?

It’s pretty organic but depends entirely on mood and project. Predominantly I give myself a bit of time to think things through and then I get straight to drawing - usually for hours at a time. I like to work straight without interruption.

Behind the Collab - Meet Hattie Stewart

What was your inspiration in the ROXY collection?

Just to create something colourful, fun and expressive - just like the talented athletes wearing the pieces.

What’s the most exciting part of a collaboration?

Seeing my designs in action on Olympic Snowboarder Aimee Fuller. So cool.

Behind the Collab - Meet Hattie Stewart

Behind the Collab - Meet Hattie Stewart

What’s the best advice you’ve been given or that your would give?

Don't get mad, get drawing. If someone doesn't appreciate you today, keep working because they might do tomorrow – but always remember, deep down, the work you create has to be for yourself and you only.

Behind the Collab - Meet Hattie Stewart

Do you get a kick out of seeing your work on people on the street/on the slopes?

Oh definitely. I’ve had a number of low days and then I’ll see my work in situ and feel a little buzz again. Seeing it on the slopes though that’s something new for me and seeing such awesome female athletes wearing my work is so cool.. women who are working to the top of their own fields and are crossing paths along the way is one of the reasons I love what I do. Hopefully they’ll teach me to snowboard one day, always wanted to try it..

What’s next?

Hopefully getting out on the slopes. Until then though I’m off to Sri Lanka for 3 weeks and will continue to draw..

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Fri, 23 Dec 2016 07:02:42 +0000
<![CDATA[#WildAloha presented by Herewith Magazine]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/wild-aloha-presented-by-herewith-magazine http://www.albayyara.com/blog/wild-aloha-presented-by-herewith-magazine If there weren’t already enough reasons to love Hawaii and it's sun-drenched island charm, we managed to find a few more...

Over the weekend, our friends from Herewith Magazine caught up with island beauties, Monyca Eleogram and Mainei Kinimaka, on the North Shore in search of some #WildAloha.

#WildAloha presented by Herewith Magazine

Take a look at some of our favorite dreamy moments, bathed in turquoise, from the shoot and check out the full story here >


#WildAloha presented by Herewith Magazine

#WildAloha presented by Herewith Magazine

#WildAloha presented by Herewith Magazine

#WildAloha presented by Herewith Magazine

#WildAloha presented by Herewith Magazine

#WildAloha presented by Herewith Magazine

#WildAloha presented by Herewith Magazine

#WildAloha presented by Herewith Magazine

Images courtesy of Serena Lutton and Rubias Collective

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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 02:53:12 +0000
<![CDATA[Kelly Sildaru Claims Dew Tour Gold ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kelly-sildaru-claims-dew-tour-gold http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kelly-sildaru-claims-dew-tour-gold A huge congratulations to 14 year old team rider, Kelly Sildaru, who was crowned 2016 Dew Tour Ski Slopestyle Pro Competition Champion in Breckenridge, Colorado!


Kelly gave impressive performance over the weekend, showing experience and composure beyond her years with a dominating display in the jumps section, spinning switch 900s both ways, earning her an 86.33 lead before heading into today’s rails competition.

Kelly Sildaru Claims Dew Tour Gold

Always the competitor, Sildaru had little to say about her runs, but noted that they, “could have been better.”

Kelly Sildaru Claims Dew Tour Gold

Kelly Sildaru Claims Dew Tour Gold

Kelly Sildaru Claims Dew Tour Gold

Images courtesy of Camilla Rutherford

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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:51:43 +0000
<![CDATA[Congratulations Chloe Calmon! 2016 Longboard World Championship Runner-Up]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congratulations-chloe-longboard-championship-runner-up http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congratulations-chloe-longboard-championship-runner-up It was an exciting day of action at the World Longboard Championships in Hinan, China, today with Brazilian surfer, Chloe Calmon, reaching the final and narrowly missing out on the World Title to Californian, Tory Gilkerson.

Congratulations Chloe Calmon! 2016 Longboard World Championship Runner-Up

In clean 2-3 foot peeling left handers, Chloe came up against fellow ROXY team rider, Justine Mauvin, in the semi finals and narrowly came away with the win by just .24 points.

Congratulations Chloe Calmon! 2016 Longboard World Championship Runner-Up

Congratulations Chloe Calmon! 2016 Longboard World Championship Runner-Up

Calmon’s solid run throughout the event put her in good stead as she paddled out for the final with Gilkerson. Although Chloe posted two strong rides 7.33 and 7.50 throughout the heat, it unfortunately wasn’t enough to match Tory’s total score of 15.93.

Congratulations Chloe Calmon! 2016 Longboard World Championship Runner-Up

Congratulations Chloe Calmon! 2016 Longboard World Championship Runner-Up

With her best finish at a World Championship, we congratulate Chloe on an incredible event.

Congratulations Chloe Calmon! 2016 Longboard World Championship Runner-Up

We’re so proud of all our team riders and their impressive performances in Hinan, with 2x World Champ Kelia Moniz cruising her way through to the quarterfinals and Justine Mauvin with podium finish and 3rd overall.

Congratulations Chloe Calmon! 2016 Longboard World Championship Runner-Up

Congratulations Chloe Calmon! 2016 Longboard World Championship Runner-Up

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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:35:34 +0000
<![CDATA[Now Streaming: The Full Moon Film Soundtrack]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/now-streaming-the-full-moon-film-soundtrack http://www.albayyara.com/blog/now-streaming-the-full-moon-film-soundtrack If you’ve been lucky enough to catch a screening of the Full Moon film as it tours or perhaps you’ve downloaded a copy, either way, you’ll know when we say that besides the incredible footage of the fierce female snowboarders (including our girl, Robin Van Gyn), the music featured is a spot on winner.

Now Streaming: The Full Moon Film Soundtrack

We’ve added the soundtrack to our Spotify channel in preparation for your next session on the mountain. Channel your inner Robin Van Gyn and charge!

Now Streaming: The Full Moon Film Soundtrack

Don't forget to check out Robin's EPIC feature on TransWorld Snow and for more info on where you can catch a Full Moon screening or where to download, click here >

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You may have been lucky enough to lay a few first runs of the season already or maybe you’re getting set for your next alpine adventure, either way you need to make sure you have the right layers to have a stress free experience, and few people understand the importance of layering for whatever the conditions may be than backcountry queen, Robin Van Gyn

In a layering lesson that takes it back to basics, Robin breaks it down for you so you’ll be comfortable and shred ready.


How to Layer for the Mountains Like a Pro with Robin Van Gyn

SHOP Robin’s favorite layers for the season -

Essence 2L GORE-TEX? Snow Jacket // Crystal Snow Gloves // Tram Cuff Beanie // Biotherm Neck Warmer // Resin Knit Zip Hoodie // Goggles // Thermals // Rushmore 2L GORE-TEX? Snow Pants

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:57:31 +0000
<![CDATA[Can’t stop. Won’t Stop! Congrats to Meg Roh on notching up over 2,000 consecutive slide sessions]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congrats-meg-roh-on-nontching-up-over-2000-slide-sessions http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congrats-meg-roh-on-nontching-up-over-2000-slide-sessions Earlier this week, Meg Roh reached an exciting new milestone - 2,000 days of surfing in a row. That’s right. Rain, hail or shine, this girl paddles out and shares a few smiles and plenty of stoke in the process.

From the initial concept of the challenge in 2011, when she just wanted to surf every day in Summer to now, five and a half years later, Meg's determination and love for the ocean are all the motivation we need paddle out today.

Can’t stop. Won’t Stop. Congrats to Meg Roh on notching up over 2,000 consecutive slide sessions!Image courtesy of Cole Vaner Broek

You might remember when we caught up with Meg two years ago, so we thought it was time to reconnect with this ambitious mermaid to not only celebrate her latest achievement but hear what's next on her list...

How has it redefined the goals and challenges you set for yourself?

My goals have changed a lot since I first started surfing every day. I really want to become a world champion longboarder and travel the world sharing smiles with everyone!

Can’t stop. Won’t Stop. Congrats to Meg Roh on notching up over 2,000 consecutive slide sessions!

How did you celebrate after your 2000th surf?

I celebrated my 2000th day of surfing with my family and friends at San Onofre. I was super happy to have had a good swell and fun waves that day. I'm so thankful to have such amazing people in my life who support all my dreams (-:

Can’t stop. Won’t Stop. Congrats to Meg Roh on notching up over 2,000 consecutive slide sessions!Image courtesy of Cole Vaner Broek

Best advice you can give?

The best advice I can give is to be fearless and laugh at yourself when you fall. I feel like in the past 2,000 days I've learned a lot about how each day you get the chance to improve and push yourself and it's just a matter of getting outside of your comfort zone.

Best advice you've been given?

The best advice I've received is to believe in yourself and to work hard at making your dreams come true.

Can’t stop. Won’t Stop. Congrats to Meg Roh on notching up over 2,000 consecutive slide sessions!

Favorite place to surf?

My favorite place to surf is San Onofre! That beach is like my second home (-:

Dream surf location?

Noosa, Australia or a secret spot in Mexico.

Can’t stop. Won’t Stop. Congrats to Meg Roh on notching up over 2,000 consecutive slide sessions!Image courtesy of Cole Vaner Broek

Have there been any standout moments?

Becoming part of the ROXY family. Getting to meet some of my heros at The Search for Freedom premiere. Giving stickers, hats, soccer uniforms, to elementary school groms on a surf trip in Nicaragua.

Can’t stop. Won’t Stop. Congrats to Meg Roh on notching up over 2,000 consecutive slide sessions!

Can you recall any days that were beyond perfect?

Christmas one year had epic waves! There's been a couple random rainy days where I get to the beach and the waves are perfect with nobody out. Malibu and California Street on a good swell are also pretty hard to beat.


2,000 days in a row of surfing today (-:

A photo posted by Meg Roh (@megr0h) on


So, what's next?

I've got a 4.5 GPA so I'm applying to some colleges by the beach. I'm (hopefully) taking some road trips around the coast to surf and adventure with friends! I also really want to travel to foreign countries, see the world, surf at beautiful places, and share my passion for surfing with others!


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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:29:48 +0000
<![CDATA[Cait Miers’ Top 10 Moments From the #ROXYpro France]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/cait-miers-top-ten-moments-from-the-roxypro-france http://www.albayyara.com/blog/cait-miers-top-ten-moments-from-the-roxypro-france Can you believe that, this time last week, we were crowning a new World Champ and a #ROXYpro France winner!? Although our time with the ROXY surf team has wrapped for another year, there were some incredible moments captured, and chances are you double tapped on few of Cait Miers’, beautiful shots that we posted on insta.

Between surf sessions, the highs and lows of the #ROXYpro and a croissant or five, we caught up with Cait to discover what stories were hiding behind her favorite shots from our time on the Landes Coast, and we weren’t disappointed...


A spontaneous decision for a last minute surf before the sun went down turned into the session of the week! LeeAnn was firing, her elegant style combined with the backdrop of the most incredible sunset had me jumping up and down from the beach.

Cait Miers’ Top 10 Moments From the #ROXYpro France


I’d seen this wall on Pinterest photos before and didn’t even realise it was in Hossegor! As soon as I found out, we rounded up the girls and went to explore! The girls were so excited to be all together in Hossegor, the dancing speaks for itself.

Cait Miers’ Top 10 Moments From the #ROXYpro France


Steph had a really cute outfit on one night as we were tucking into a few vinos, so I pulled her aside for a few sneaky portraits in front of the pool. We laughed the entire time.

Cait Miers’ Top 10 Moments From the #ROXYpro France


Out of the corner of my eye I caught Bianca warming up for her Round 1 Heat. I ran over and grabbed a few snaps, fascinated by her focus.

Cait Miers’ Top 10 Moments From the #ROXYpro France


Steph was about to run into the water for her Quarter Final match up. She had her eyes on the ocean and was super focused. There were a crowd of young french girls taking photos and giggling around her, and steph looked over and couldn't resist giving them a cheeky grin.

Cait Miers’ Top 10 Moments From the #ROXYpro France


That smile says it all (or does it, it was freezing!) but despite the fact she was cold, Mainei still managed a smile and a laugh, one that is infectious.

Cait Miers’ Top 10 Moments From the #ROXYpro France


Jam sesh’s were a regular occurrence in the ROXY house on this trip! It was rad to watch these two jam away in their own little worlds, playing anything their heart desired.

Cait Miers’ Top 10 Moments From the #ROXYpro France


I love this little pocket rocket! Sierra is always up and ready for a surf, always the first one in the water!

Cait Miers’ Top 10 Moments From the #ROXYpro France


We checked out Biarritz one day and I really loved this place. The girls were running around going bananas, too much sugar perhaps? It was a lot of fun seeing what they got up to.

Cait Miers’ Top 10 Moments From the #ROXYpro France


I just loved seeing how genuine and natural these girls are. They’re all such good friends and I think you can see it on their faces that they’re stoked to be around each other!

Cait Miers’ Top 10 Moments From the #ROXYpro France


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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:32:16 +0000
<![CDATA[Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore Make Waves on Finals Day at the #ROXYpro France]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/finals-day-at-the-roxypro-france http://www.albayyara.com/blog/finals-day-at-the-roxypro-france With a week of World title buzz on the streets and beaches of Hossegor, It didn’t take long for a new World champion to be crowned on finals day at the #ROXYpro France! If you didn’t catch any of the action, here’s how it all went down.

Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore Make Waves on Finals Day at the #ROXYpro France

It was a slow start to the day, with a lull in the swell holding off competition until late afternoon. With the event site moved further down the beach, the semi’s hit the water soon after with Hawaiian Tatiana Weston-Webb and yellow jersey rankings leader, Tyler Wright, facing off for a place in the final. Although Tatiana kept the heat close, Tyler‘s 8.33 wave towards the close of the heat saw her progress through with a total heat score of 16.40.

Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore Make Waves on Finals Day at the #ROXYpro France

Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore Make Waves on Finals Day at the #ROXYpro France

The World Title decider was in semi final two, with Californian, Courtney Conologue, up against 3x World Champ, Carissa Moore. Carissa’s clean and determined surfing set the tempo for the heat with an early wave scoring a 7.00, shortly followed by an 8.90. Courtney battled to narrow the gap in the final moments, but fell short with a total heat score of 15.67 to Carissa’s 15.90.

Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore Make Waves on Finals Day at the #ROXYpro France

Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore Make Waves on Finals Day at the #ROXYpro France

As the siren sounded, the beach erupted with applause for Tyler as she was showered with hugs and high fives.

Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore Make Waves on Finals Day at the #ROXYpro France

After the #QuikPro Semis wrapped, Carissa and Tyler paddled out as the weather turned and rain began to fall on the heat of the #ROXYpro France.

Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore Make Waves on Finals Day at the #ROXYpro France

Carissa wasted no time in stamping her authority on the heat with a strong opening ride of 7.33 and managed to confidently maintain her lead throughout the final. Although Tyler wasn’t able to come away with the competition win, she cheered Carissa on in the final moments of their heat from the water.

Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore Make Waves on Finals Day at the #ROXYpro France

Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore Make Waves on Finals Day at the #ROXYpro France

Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore Make Waves on Finals Day at the #ROXYpro France

A huge congratulations to our 2016 #ROXYpro France Champion, Carissa Moore, and our new World Title holder, Tyler Wright!

images @wsl

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Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:13:47 +0000
<![CDATA[#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-pro-france-lay-day-calls-for-a-biarritz-beach-day http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-pro-france-lay-day-calls-for-a-biarritz-beach-day Lay days are made for adventures, and today was no exception. With the swell struggling to build for the final rounds of the #ROXYpro France, we packed the car, hit the highway and headed to Biarritz for a day of wandering the coastline and sampling some of our favorite French treats.

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

With a quick stop at ROXY Headquarters for some retail therapy, Caroline, Bronte, Bianca and Mainei were then pounding the cobblestone pavement under the eager lead of well versed tour guide, Justine Mauvin.

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

After a big day of eating and exploring, we headed back to Hossegor to await the call for the #ROXYpro France. See more of the #ROXYpro France here >

#ROXYpro France Lay Day Calls for a Biarritz Beach Day

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Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:38:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/thousands-of-girls-take-up-the-roxyfitness-challenge-in-hossegor-france http://www.albayyara.com/blog/thousands-of-girls-take-up-the-roxyfitness-challenge-in-hossegor-france As crowds flocked to the beach to catch a day filled with surf action from the #ROXYpro France, the fitness faithful took to the lake in celebration of living an active lifestyle at #ROXYfitness Hossegor.

We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our day, with more than 2000 girls soaking up the beautiful French sunshine as they enjoyed a 6km run around the lake, an hour of energising yoga and a 1.2km paddle board race.

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Take a look at some of our favorite moments...

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Taking inspiration from our surrounds, and the stoke shared by the participants we finished up the day with plenty of high fives and smiles.

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

Thousands of girls take up the #ROXYfitness Challenge in Hossegor, France

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Sun, 09 Oct 2016 16:50:09 +0000
<![CDATA[Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/surf-eat-yoga-repeat-at-the-roxypro-france http://www.albayyara.com/blog/surf-eat-yoga-repeat-at-the-roxypro-france After a big day of heats at the #ROXYpro France and in preparation for #ROXYfitness Hossegor on the weekend, we took some time out at the end of our day to R E L A X with some yoga and a healthy dinner, hosted by the gorgeous girls from revelbiarritz.

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

As the sun slipped below the trees, our yoga teacher, Laura, lead lead the flow. Talk about a sun salutation!

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

Mainei taking on the twist challenge.

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

At 9 years old, Sierra Kerr was our smallest and fiercest yogi.

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

As we finished our practice and with a fresh yoga high in place, we floated from our mats into the kitchen to find a fresh feast waiting for us to taste. While Laura was keeping us zen on the deck, Leone had been busily preparing a nourishing spread of locally sourced fare for dinner.

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

From salmon poke bowls to rice paper rolls loaded with vegetables to the raw berry cheesecake, we filled our plates with nature’s best and satisfied our hunger with some serious soul food.

And for those who were following the fun on snapchat, we promised to share the raw dessert recipe and here it is! Bon Appetit!

Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France


COCONUT LIME + BERRY RAW CHEESECAKE


Base

1 cup almonds

1 cup shredded coconut

? cup pecans

8 medjool dates, pitted and soaked in water

? cup coconut oil, melted


Filling

3 cups cashews, soaked in water overnight

? cup lime juice

? cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla paste

? can coconut cream

? cup coconut oil, melted


Topping

1.5 cups frozen raspberries

? cup maple syrup


1. To make the base, drain medjool dates, place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until well combined + sticking together.

2. Press base mixture into a silicone cake mould (or lined 20cm spring form cake tin) and put in freezer.

3. For the filling drain cashews, process all ingredients in a food processor except coconut oil, and process until well combined. Keep the food processor on and slowly pour in coconut oil - process until smooth and creamy.

4. Pour cheesecake filling over base and place into the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

5. To make the berry topping, add the berries and maple syrup into a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour over the cheesecake and set aside.

6. Place cheesecake into the fridge for at least 4 hours to set.


Surf. Eat. Yoga. Repeat at the #ROXYpro France

Thanks again Leone and Laura from revelbiarritz, for an amazing evening!

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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 11:08:47 +0000
<![CDATA[HOPE by Bianca Buitendag]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/hope-by-bianca-buitendag http://www.albayyara.com/blog/hope-by-bianca-buitendag On a recent trip to France between tour stops, Bianca Buitendag had a chance to reflect on her connection to the beautiful beach breaks of the south west.

“In a culture so removed from my own, France is ironically where I feel the most at home. So rich in personality and creativity, this place allows for great growth in character and career - with a diverse display of wave types and a strong support system, it is my pride and joy to to share in the French sea and it’s surrounds. This clip illustrates just a glimpse of its glory colored with a personal insight"

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Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:44:37 +0000
<![CDATA[Sound Waves: #ROXYpro France 2016 Playlist]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/sound-waves-roxypro-france-playlist http://www.albayyara.com/blog/sound-waves-roxypro-france-playlist If you’re looking for some tunes to stream while you’re watching the #ROXYpro France this year, look no further! We threw out the challenge to our followers to build the ultimate mixtape for our time on the Basque Coast and here it is.

Sound Waves: #ROXYpro France 2016 Playlist


Follow the ROXY spotify channel here and don’t forget to check us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for #ROXYpro France updates and exclusives.

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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:44:46 +0000
<![CDATA[#POPsurf Caravan Soul in Byron Bay ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/popsurf-caravan-soul-in-byron-bay http://www.albayyara.com/blog/popsurf-caravan-soul-in-byron-bay With boards, our favorite #POPsurf bikinis packed and the destination set, the Summersite crew headed to Byron Bay for a restorative weekend of surf and sunshine.

Nestled in the heart of Byron is Cosmic Garden - a camping ground with a distinct otherworldly feel. The beautiful, Georgia Ansell, spent sleepy mornings with a coffee in hand, waiting for the sun to rise before hitting the beach to catch a few of the long, luxurious waves that the area is known for.

Lazy afternoons were spent sprawled on the soft, white sands of The Pass, soaking up the last of the day's sunshine and revelling in the magic of this natural playground. It's hard to feel anything but completely at peace when you find your place amongst the palm trees overlooking one of the most beautiful waves in the world.

Since there’s not much left to say about Byron that hasn’t already been said, take a look at some of our favorite moments from the trip.


#POPsurf Caravan Soul in Byron Bay

#POPsurf Caravan Soul in Byron Bay

#POPsurf Caravan Soul in Byron Bay

#POPsurf Caravan Soul in Byron Bay

#POPsurf Caravan Soul in Byron Bay

#POPsurf Caravan Soul in Byron Bay

#POPsurf Caravan Soul in Byron Bay

#POPsurf Caravan Soul in Byron Bay

#POPsurf Caravan Soul in Byron Bay

#POPsurf Caravan Soul in Byron Bay

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Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:20:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Monster Children x Stephanie Gilmore: Issue #52 Guest Editor]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monster-children-stephanie-gilmore-guest-editor http://www.albayyara.com/blog/monster-children-stephanie-gilmore-guest-editor What better way to introduce Monster Children Issue #52, with guest editor Stephanie Gilmore at the helm, than with a dreamy clip, titled ‘The Tempest’.

Directed by renowned surf videographer, Jon Frank, the MC team embarked on an Indonesian strike mission for the perfect right handed barrels, and with small window of ideal conditions, one day was all it took to capture this visual entree into Issue #52, on sale October 7th.

Jump on board and explore the clip below and then pre-order your copy here >


“Stephanie is an original badass. She surfs like people should surf and plays music from her soul. She’s interested in a variety of topics outside of riding waves. She’s got an eclectic and diverse group of friends and followers all around the world. She’d be just as comfortable in her skin if nobody knew who she was. My mom wrote me yesterday and said she is a Stephanie groupie and she just loves her whole deal. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has anything but praise for her. She’s not complicated like most women seem to be and knows how she wants to live and what she wants. What else can I say?” – Kelly Slater.

Monster Children x Stephanie Gilmore: Issue #52 Guest Editor

Monster Children x Stephanie Gilmore: Issue #52 Guest Editor

Monster Children x Stephanie Gilmore: Issue #52 Guest Editor

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:09:25 +0000
<![CDATA[#ROXYfitness fun in Queenstown, New Zealand]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxyfitness-fun-in-queenstown-nz http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxyfitness-fun-in-queenstown-nz Hundreds of women joined Olympic Champion, Torah Bright, for a big day of fitness fun at #ROXYfitness Queenstown over the weekend. Although the temps were low the girls kept the vibes high amongst some of the most incredible scenery in the world.

From running and stand up paddleboarding in the shadow of Queenstown's dramatic mountain ranges, to stretching it out from above the clouds (or so it seemed) at the skyline gondola, participants couldn't help but be inspired by their surrounds.

Take a look at the highlights of the day and if you haven't already, sign up for a #ROXYfitness event near you!

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:26:29 +0000
<![CDATA[Bands and Blossoms]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/bands-and-blossoms http://www.albayyara.com/blog/bands-and-blossoms Summer is calling and we can’t wait to head back to the beach!

This season we took inspiration from the honoured connection Hawaii shares with Japanese culture. Let the tropical soft floral prints transport you to the shores of Oahu, where the scent of plumeria dances in the breeze with the soft lilting melodies of traditional ukulele ballads.

Take the lead from the ROXY team and share the aloha spirit with you wherever you go.

SHOP the collection here >

Bands and Blossoms

Bands and Blossoms

Bands and Blossoms

Bands and Blossoms

Bands and Blossoms

Bands and Blossoms

Bands and Blossoms

Bands and Blossoms

Bands and Blossoms

Bands and Blossoms

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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:55:20 +0000
<![CDATA[Sun, Surf and Aloha! Hello Summer]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/sun-surf-and-aloha-hello-sunshine http://www.albayyara.com/blog/sun-surf-and-aloha-hello-sunshine As we shake off another winter, our mind turns to the destination of our next tropical adventure and the sun soaked days that follow. Hawaii seemed inevitable and we’re certainly no strangers to the lure of its island charm that draws us back again and again. It makes us question what we’re doing if we’re not there and time seems to stand still when we arrive.

Hawaii may have been the destination but it was the Aloha state of mind we were coveting.

Before you explore the new collection here, join the adventure with Steph, Monyca and Mainei in our latest clip.

Hana Hou! Let’s do it all again soon

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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:23:35 +0000
<![CDATA[Snapshots from the Road with Monyca Eleogram]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/snapshots-from-the-road-with-monyca-eleogram http://www.albayyara.com/blog/snapshots-from-the-road-with-monyca-eleogram From Tahiti to France and Ireland to Japan, Monyca Eleogram has had a busy travel schedule for campaign shoots and #ROXYpro events over the last 12 months. With a large part of her year spent in transit to exotic locales and sought after surf breaks, Mons decided to document her adventures by packing a cheap disposable camera to take along for the journey.

Take a look at a few of Monyca’s magical moments captured on film below -

Snapshots from the Road with Monyca Eleogram

JAPAN

My trip to Japan last year is where it all started, for my disposable fujifilm camera that is :) Kelia, Holly, and I were looking for snacks and face masks in a tiny convenience store when we kept finding super fun and unusual trinkets.

Snapshots from the Road with Monyca Eleogram


I saw the camera and thought it would be really fun to have real photos of this amazing place! Believe it or not these are the only two pics I took in Japan, but I really love this pic of me standing in front of an incredible temple in Kyoto wearing a Hawaiian haku (head lei) given to me the night before at a ROXY store visit in Osaka.

Snapshots from the Road with Monyca Eleogram


TAHITI

This was a super memorable trip for me. We were there for a photo shoot/surf trip for two weeks! Enough time to really get a good feeling for the culture and we got to see quite a few places, and waves. My fear levels were tested by big swells and watching Sis (Kelia Moniz) catch that monster wave at Teahupoo. My favorite memories were made surfing with best friends, eating traditional poisson cru (a ceviche style tahitian salad), watching the locals bring in their fresh catch, and exploring the coast by boat.

Snapshots from the Road with Monyca Eleogram


IRELAND

This picture isn’t anything too special but Ireland definitely is. This was my second trip there and it was only for two days! What an incredibly beautiful country full of amazing people. I don't think the sun set until 11pm and we managed to shoot all day long. From the cliffs of Moher to the cattle filled streets we saw it all that day without wasting a moment. I have a picture in my phone somewhere of me in front of the ruins of a stunning old castle. So rad. I love Ireland.

Snapshots from the Road with Monyca Eleogram


SWITZERLAND

I was so excited when I got the email that we were headed to Saas Fee, Switzerland, for a shoot. I had always wanted to see it in the peak of Winter because of photos I had seen. On this trip I got the best of both worlds, perfect green and lush flowery landscapes near our hotel, then just a short walk to the gondola and we were on the glaciers watching professional ski and snowboard teams training. The views were unlike anything I had ever seen.

Snapshots from the Road with Monyca Eleogram


FRANCE

Always such a treat to visit. All the girls get together, some competing in the #ROXYpro France, and others creating content stories for social media. We all stay together in a big house in Hossegor. Last year the snow team were in town and we had a massive beach picnic while cheering the ROXY team riders on. There are so many friends there that I grew up competing against. Trips like this allow us to stay close and create new memories together.

Snapshots from the Road with Monyca Eleogram


MALDIVES

Straight after the #ROXYpro a few of us left for a shoot in the Maldives. I have never seen whiter sand or more turquoise water! We stayed on board the Ocean Divine boat so we were in the water constantly. Snorkeling, swimming with huge rays and Kelia and Steph even got to swim with a whale shark. So amazing. Dance parties on the top deck were pretty epic too.

Snapshots from the Road with Monyca Eleogram


HAWAII

I finished off my camera roll in Hawaii last winter hanging out and shooting some surfing around Waikiki. Most of the surf world is in Hawaii for the winter contests, not to mention capturing amazing content the world’s best. Steph, Whitney, Kelia, and I had a great time this day paddling around a supsquatch in matching hats and enjoying a cocktail or two in the sunset. Waikiki is always magic.

Snapshots from the Road with Monyca Eleogram


If you could tell a story of what 12 months looked like in only 24 shots, (and just remember this is film, not digital, so no do-overs or filters) what would those pictures look like?

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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:38:44 +0000
<![CDATA[Your Ticket to the ROXYpro France 2016]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/your-ticket-to-the-roxypro-france http://www.albayyara.com/blog/your-ticket-to-the-roxypro-france The countdown to the #ROXYpro France is on and if you’re lucky enough to be on the Landes Coast between October 4th to the 17th, there will be plenty of fun activities taking place for you to get involved with.

From beach days watching the surf, DJ sets in the street, team signings in store and get ready to trade your beach towel for a yoga mat at #ROXYfitness Hossegor.

Competition officially begins October 4th, until then, enjoy the trailer and start marking the schedule of events below in your calendar.


October 4th: The competition window kicks off – tune into the WSL daily Morning Show at 7.30am and wait for the call. Come down to watch the event and visit our pop-up store to check out the gear, the tunes, grab a coffee and enjoy the vibe.

October 5th: ROXY & Quiksilver surf team signing session at the ROXY/Quiksilver store in Hossegor from 5pm followed by some live music by Jeru the Demaja at 6pm.

October 6th: Drop by Quiksilver Boardriders, Capbreton from 7pm for an Afterwork Party with live music and a DJ.

October 7th: Swing by Place des Landais, Hossegor at 9pm for a screening of the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau 2016.

October 8th: Join us from 7pm for a few sunset sips and some live music at Heads Beach Bar, Bourdaines Beach, Seignosse.

October 9th: Join the ROXY team and hundreds of girls to RUN, SUP and STRETCH it out at #ROXYfitness Hossegor. Sign up here to join the fitness fun.


Ready for the ROXYpro France in 3...2...1...

Don’t forget to Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for #ROXYpro France updates and exclusives.

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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:59:35 +0000
<![CDATA[Our Favorite Moments from the #ROXYpro France 2015]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/our-favorite-moments-from-the-roxypro-france http://www.albayyara.com/blog/our-favorite-moments-from-the-roxypro-france The #ROXYpro France is just around the corner and we can’t wait to see the World’s best female surfers back in the water.

To celebrate, we rounded up some of our favorite insta moments from the team while they were cruising the streets and beaches (and the surf!) during last years event.

Our Favorite Moments from the #ROXYpro France 2015


For the most part. #3Amigos // #ROXYxFRANCE @roxy

A photo posted by Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) on





Fro twins @keliamoniz when surf meets snow #ROXYProFrance @roxy

A photo posted by Aimee Fuller (@aimee_fuller) on



// plage naturaliste @roxy @cisurfboards

A photo posted by bianca buitendag (@biancabuitendag) on





Order envy when in france, get the cookie. #ROXYxFRANCE @keliamoniz

A photo posted by Monyca Eleogram (@monycaeleogram) on



Mountain girls go Oceanside | @roxy

A photo posted by darahowell (@darahowell) on



Roxy Pro France!!! Watching the @Roxy team rip some laps... #thebest #france #sunburns

A photo posted by Robin Van Gyn (@robinvangyn) on



Squad goals #ROXYxFRANCE pc: @Delbess

A photo posted by ??B R U N A??????? (@brunasschmitz) on



Look at this epic ray of sunshine we found in France! She's da bomb! @torahbright #roxyprofrance

A photo posted by Stephanie (@stephaniegilmore) on



France trip is a wrap. Good times. Thanks friends.

A photo posted by Lisa (@andersenlisa) on





Don’t forget to Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for #ROXYpro France updates and exclusives.

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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:18:51 +0000
<![CDATA[Robin Van Gyn’s Top 10 Moments from Filming Full Moon]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/robin-van-gyns-top-ten-moments-from-filming-full-moon http://www.albayyara.com/blog/robin-van-gyns-top-ten-moments-from-filming-full-moon It’s been two years in the making, shot across five different (and epic) locations, with seven amazing snowboarders, all in the pursuit of connecting the past, present and future of women’s snowboarding together. This incredible bunch of females have poured their blood sweat and tears into a project that is sure to inspire the next generation of backcountry riders.

With the World premiere hitting the silver screen in Whistler today, we asked Robin Van Gyn to share her 10 favorite moments from the last two years. Read Robin’s highlights below -

Robin Van Gyn’s Top 10 Moments from Filming Full Moon

It’s been a wild time. During the filming of Full Moon I have been the most scared, most challenged, most stoked, most tired and most sore from laughing. Here are some of the best moments in the past two years of filming:

Robin Van Gyn’s Top 10 Moments from Filming Full Moon

1. Seeing our Kickstarter campaign get successfully funded. This was the first solid sign that this film was indeed going to happen. We felt at that point that we had support and a lot of people were stoked on what we were trying to do.

Robin Van Gyn’s Top 10 Moments from Filming Full Moon

2. That time we went up Whistler Blackcomb in naked suits. It was a powder day, It was cold, mothers were covering their children's eyes.

Robin Van Gyn’s Top 10 Moments from Filming Full Moon

3. The night we formed the band “Muffin Top” and recorded our first single, which only played once… the next day when the decision was made that this should never injure anyone ears ever again.

Robin Van Gyn’s Top 10 Moments from Filming Full Moon

4. The last day of sledding in the Whistler Backcountry last season. We spent the day with the cameras down just snowboarding laps and doing backflips like a bunch of kids on the last day of school.



5. THIS DAY. Epic conditions + bomber stability + good vibes = time to send it!

Robin Van Gyn’s Top 10 Moments from Filming Full Moon

6. Being at Baldface Lodge for 4 days riding with all of our snowboard idols in perfect powder. The absolute best way to get stoked to film the second year of Full Moon

Robin Van Gyn’s Top 10 Moments from Filming Full Moon

7. This costume party, “muffin top” was resurrected for one last show, we drank out of an old shoe, we crowd surfed to Bro Hymn and the DJ was quite annoyed.

Robin Van Gyn’s Top 10 Moments from Filming Full Moon

8. The realization that the helicopter that dropped you off on top of the mountain was not coming back to get you and the only way to get off it is to shred down. Gripped, it’s the good kind of fear.



9. Shredding Alaska lines with almost the entire Full Moon squad. We scored this day and got to ride some of the most intimidating mountain faces in Alaska. Everyone killed it and t was this day our producer Leanne decided we now really had a movie!

Robin Van Gyn’s Top 10 Moments from Filming Full Moon

10. When we made the mock-umentary “Whishalla” which overwhelmingly won the people's choice at Intersection, a film contest at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. This video will never grace the internet, you will just have to use your imagination. Run with it, we sure did.



11. I know it was only supposed to be 10, but I had to include this one as it sums up the feel of this movie. Shredding pow with your best friends in the most amazing snowboard places on the planet. Pinch me, this life is too good.


For more epic moments, follow Robin on Instagram

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:57:46 +0000
<![CDATA[Runway Films presents Full Moon ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/runway-films-presents-full-moon http://www.albayyara.com/blog/runway-films-presents-full-moon There is no present without the past and no future without the present.

Be inspired by women who push boundaries. Full Moon is a two-year film project featuring Robin Van Gyn Annie Boulanger, Hana Beaman, Jamie Anderson, Leanne Pelosi, Marie--France Roy, and Helen Schettini, documenting the past, present, and future of women's snowboarding. Through interviews and resurrected classic footage, Runway Films is producing a film that pays tribute to the history of women's snowboarding and showcases how it has influenced and encouraged the current state of the sport.

Watch the trailer, and stay tuned for more exclusives with the team in the lead up to the full film which premieres in Whistler on September 16th


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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 04:14:43 +0000
<![CDATA[Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/winning-and-twinning-in-tavarua http://www.albayyara.com/blog/winning-and-twinning-in-tavarua After chasing Winter almost year round, who could blame #ROXYsnow Queens, Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn, for the need to shake off the winter blues by booking an impromptu trip to the tropics. Swapping snowboards for surfboards and to soak up a healthy dose of sun, sand and salt in Fiji for a week.

From the Australian snowfields just days before boarding a plane, Robin and Torah had plans perfected, tickets booked and bags packed ready for the 4 hour flight from Sydney to the South Pacific. But what happens then when your wardrobe for paradise matches that of your BFF? Robin fills us in on their twinning adventures below.


Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

We spend the bulk of our lives amidst storms and snowy mountains, so I think it’s ok to take a little ‘thaw out’ vacation every once in awhile. On a snowboard trip to Australia, Torah and I started dreaming up a zinc and coconut infused adventure while we were riding the t-bar one frosty morning. Within three strap-ins, we were confirmed to slide at Tavarua Island Resort, Fiji.


Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Picturing ourselves looking like Steph Gilmore at Cloudbreak, we knew we needed kits to match the vision. We stopped in at the ROXY store in Manly, Sydney, to top up the Summer wardrobe essentials. What followed was a lot of switching suits and the running commentary featured plenty of “ooh ya, that one is cute too” and “is there another medium?”

It was inevitable really, we have very similar taste and from the moment we boarded our Fiji Air flight in the exact same outfit to almost every island activity you can think of - surfing, stand up Paddleboarding, snorkeling, tennis, dinner, dancing or fishing, we ended up twinning our way through the week.


Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

The flow of compliments ranged from “how cute” and “is that ROXY?”. We were loving it, and to top it all off, we borrowed matching mermaid tails the we constantly slipped into when the waves weren’t firing.


Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

As it turned out, we were looking less like Steph at Cloudbreak and more like snowboarders at Swimming Pools (the mellower break), and the swell didn’t arrive until we were on a plane back to Australia, but we had a hell of a time in melting winter off and planning our next outfit. We managed to do every activity available on the island and meet some amazing people in the process.


Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Basking in our new South Pacific glow, we coordinated our travel outfit one last time, in preparation for the all too familiar airport routine back home to await a northern hemi winter. Where we return to our non-twinning versions of ourselves. Thanks for the fun Fiji!


Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:34:35 +0000
<![CDATA[5 Reasons why we Loved #ROXYfitness Huntington Beach]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-fitness-huntington-beach http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-fitness-huntington-beach After wrapping our second annual #ROXYfitness Huntington Beach event over the weekend, we were so inspired by your snaps (and a few of our own) that we decided to share a few of our favorites to celebrate another amazing event.

If you haven’t joined the fun yet, perhaps this will be all the fomo you need to sign up for a #ROXYfitness event near you...


5. That Incredible Summer Sun.

5 Reasons why we Loved #ROXYfitness Huntington Beach

We couldn’t have asked for a better day!


SUP #roxyfitness #roxygirls #girlpower #suproxy #funatthebeach

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4. The Party Vibes

5 Reasons why we Loved #ROXYfitness Huntington Beach

Thanks to DJ ShanLynn for getting the party started!



What an amazing way to start the day! #RoxyFitness #5K #huntingtonbeach

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3. Sharing the stoke

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5 Reasons why we Loved #ROXYfitness Huntington Beach

We loved the smiles, shakas and cheers for your fellow competitors.

5 Reasons why we Loved #ROXYfitness Huntington Beach

buhyoootiful & energized morning w @roxy run, sup, and yoga !!! #roxyfitness

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2. Namaslayin’ it!

5 Reasons why we Loved #ROXYfitness Huntington Beach

The perfect way to end the day, with an energising stretch on the beach with hundreds of new found friends.

5 Reasons why we Loved #ROXYfitness Huntington Beach

me and the sun are one #roxyfitness

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Yogis #roxyfitness @roxy

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1. Reppin’ that ROXY spirit.


You all shared so much heart, we loved spending the day with all of you! See you next year!

5 Reasons why we Loved #ROXYfitness Huntington Beach

Want to get involved? The #ROXYfitness global tour will be hitting these destinations next -

August 28 // Toronto, Canada

September 4 // Ouddorp, Netherlands

September 10 // Tarifa, Spain

September 25 // Queenstown, New Zealand

October 9 // Hossegor, France

October 22 // Okinawa, Japan


Grab your girl gang and sign up here >

For more pics from the day check our Pinterest board or Facebook album

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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:44:53 +0000
<![CDATA[Who has the Skills to Pay the Bills? Welcome to The Echo Chamber with Mike D featuring Steph Gilmore]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-echo-chamber-with-miked-and-steph-gilmore http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-echo-chamber-with-miked-and-steph-gilmore Legendary rapper Mike D of the Beastie Boys invited 6x World Champ Stephanie Gilmore to his Malibu ping pong pool house to spin some of their favorite tunes, share a few stories from the road and challenged Steph to a friendly game of table tennis for Mike’s new Beats 1 Radio show called The Echo Chamber.

Who has the Skills to Pay the Bills? The Echo Chamber with Mike D featuring Steph Gilmore

Mike D talks about being on Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’ tour in the 80s

Watch Mike D and Stephanie Gilmore play Ping Pong - Who Wins?

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:01:43 +0000
<![CDATA[As Seen In - Women's Fitness ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/as-seen-in-womens-fitness http://www.albayyara.com/blog/as-seen-in-womens-fitness Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:58:59 +0000 <![CDATA[Introducing the ROXY & Courrèges Collection]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/introducing-the-roxy-and-courreges-collection http://www.albayyara.com/blog/introducing-the-roxy-and-courreges-collection Just as ROXY is a trailblazer for women’s surfing, Courrèges has been for fashion. Do you know who introduced the mini skirt to the world back in the early 60s? Yep, it was Courrèges. We figured it was time to join forces to create a collection for the kind of girl who loves a bit of Parisian chic in their life - actually is there anyone who doesn’t?!

This summer we feel there’s a little bit of magic in this new collab - the shoot with Stephanie Gilmore in the Maldives says it all. Drawing inspiration from Courrèges’ preference for white and citrus colours in technical fabrics back in the 60s, this collection brings a strong look bound to turn heads on the street and in the line-up. Take your pick from a tri bikini, running jacket and pants to a tank and skirt, all in technical fabrics designed for the ROXY girl on the go.

Check out the full collection here >


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Introducing the ROXY & Courrèges Collection

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Introducing the ROXY & Courrèges Collection

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Introducing the ROXY & Courrèges Collection

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:27:13 +0000
<![CDATA[Back to the Beginning with Bianca Buitendag]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/back-to-the-beginning-with-bianca-buitendag http://www.albayyara.com/blog/back-to-the-beginning-with-bianca-buitendag With a break from competition underway, we spent some time with Bianca Buitendag, digging through some of her first and favorite salty memories. Naturally we wanted to know what sparked her love of the ocean, a thirst for life on tour and what were her biggest influences when it came to surfing.

Back to the Beginning with Bianca

Take a trip down memory lane with Bianca below -


When did you start surfing?

To be very honest, I can’t remember much before I was seven. Most of the memories I do have are from old photos and stories told by my family. There are certain glimpses that I can recall however. I remember catching fish in the rock pools, and building sand castles on the beach, since my parents were always out surfing. My brothers and I finally built up the courage to test the water, and it was my father that pushed me into my first wave as a child. He introduced me to something that I now regard as one of my biggest loves, the ocean.

Back to the Beginning with Bianca(Before I had the courage to venture into the deep water)

Did you always dream of being a pro surfer?

Strangely enough, the answer is no! I grew up surfing every day, but the chance of a skinny, white-haired, freckled little girl from a little town in South Africa to make it to the top 5 female surfers in the world seemed close to impossible.


Was surfing one of your favorite things growing up?

I enjoyed all sports. I had provincial colors in 5 sports besides surfing before I was 16. But there was a sense of freedom in surfing, an excuse to adventure, every time you cross from sand to saltwater, you have no idea what to expect. You do not have to conform to a field, pool, platform, or track. You learn to read and thrive off of the unpredictability of the ocean.


Back to the Beginning with Bianca(standing alongside my brothers - My first surfboard and one of our first trips to Jbay)

Were there people along the way that gave you a helping hand, or encouraged you, that really stand out?

The most important people to include in your life, in my opinion, are people who would support you no matter what you decide to do. In that case, my parents are probably the greatest by a long stretch. I have had the privilege of growing up in a very supportive home, surrounded by people who are proud of who I am and not what I achieve.

I grew up totally unaware of what was going on in the surfing industry. The only surfers I knew were those at my local beach. For a long time, the only competition I had was amongst my brothers and the only coaching or advice I received was from my parents. It is safe to say my family were my inspirations, and are still today, their sincerity and support more than anything.


Back to the Beginning with Bianca(First trip overseas on a surf trip - age 12 - Bingin, Bali)

Back to the Beginning with Bianca(Best friends growing up - also one of the first contests with a ROXY sticker on my nose)

At what age did you sign with ROXY?

I sent a profile to ROXY, and they sent me a box of clothes through the post, so heavy that I couldn’t carry it into the house. I was 12 at the time, and am still sponsored by the same company 10 years down the timeline. I would open the box, and throw out everything that was pink and everything that has showed any type of femininity – I have two brothers and at that stage I wanted to be a boy, and still strongly believed that I was.


Back to the Beginning with Bianca(The day I got the box of clothes from ROXY - 12/13 yrs old - my board is a size 5’2 and now I surf a 6’2!)

Back to the Beginning with Bianca

Back to the Beginning with Bianca

When did you realise this could become a career?

I was faced with the decision in my last year of school: with good grades, I had the option of either going to study or taking the opportunity to compete full time. Having had education as a priority until I wrote that last exam, I felt like I had not seen my potential in surfing yet, and that I could not take an opportunity to do it without distraction, for granted. Later that year, I won two WQS 6stars, and it was only then that I had the answer to the question I had asked a year earlier.


Back to the Beginning with Bianca(My first WQS victory - putting me on a good road to qualifying)

There can only be one winner at the end of each contest. How do you stay focused and driven, when a contest doesn’t go your way?

This goes deep. This goes beyond disappointment. Ever since the first contest, there has always been this pressure to perform. You have a lot of attention and confidence when you are getting results, and it all fades away and leaves you empty when you don’t. When you do over 15 contests in a year, performance becomes your identity. It is what you measure yourself onto such a degree that when you lose, you don’t only doubt your performance but you doubt yourself as a person. This can hurt. You even start believing that others only love you when you perform. I felt the consequences of this lie on my first year of tour. But knowing the truth, something that I discovered when I was 17 years old, has been the best thing that has happened in my life. The truth is that God loves us unconditionally, without requirements, with tears of compassion in His eyes, without judgment, without restriction. I have found my identity, my refuge, my comfort, my joy, my peace and my life in that love. And everything that remains is just an expression of this love that continues to fascinate me as I discover its depths.


Back to the Beginning with Bianca

Back to the Beginning with Bianca

Which athletes do you admire and why?

I admire most athletes, not necessarily of the athletic excellence, but more the challenges, tragedies, and transformations they overcome, expressing it through the proclamation of their sport for the world to see. These athletes are not only successful on a track, but their character, having been shaped for many years, is my greatest inspiration.


Back to the Beginning with Bianca

Back to the Beginning with Bianca

What does SUCCESS mean to you?

Success to me is living in freedom. To be one who is unattached to the world. One who lives and loves generously, giving instead of taking. “She is clothed with dignity and strength, and laughs without fear of the future.”


Back to the Beginning with Bianca

Ever thought you would come this far?

Never in my wildest dreams. Actually, I did not even have the dream, thinking it seemed so impossible for a skinny, freckled, white-haired girl from a little coastal town in Southern Africa to make it. And it is not the sporting success that I am referring to; plainly the privilege of meeting the people I have grown to know and love and the countries and cultures I have seen.


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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:49:30 +0000
<![CDATA[Make Waves and Turn Heads in the latest #POPsurf Collection]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/make-waves-in-the-new-popsurf-collection http://www.albayyara.com/blog/make-waves-in-the-new-popsurf-collection When we hit the beach and paddle out, we’re not afraid to turn heads. We’re here to have fun, catch waves and share the stoke. Our latest #POPsurf collection is set to bring new life to the lineup with prints drawing inspiration from the 70s and 80s kaleidoscopic surfboard art.

If subtle-but-fierce is more your style, check out the solid black surf onesie with embossing to make a statement. Made with top technology and designed to be surf-ready, you will be ready to charge.

Join Steph, Monyca and Kelia in this clip from their most recent surf adventure through the Maldives.


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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 04:12:11 +0000
<![CDATA[Thousands of Participants. Two Countries. One Big weekend of #ROXYfitness ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxyfitness-weekend http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxyfitness-weekend Thanks to the thousands of girls that joined us over the weekend, we’re still riding the #ROXYfitness high! From Hawaii to Marseille, the good vibes just kept rolling as we ran, SUP’ed and stretched under a Summer sun.

#ROXYfitness Weekend

This weekend was all about inspiring each other, whether you could join us at one of these amazing locations or not, our athletes were eager to unite girls from across the globe to celebrate living an active outdoor lifestyle. From streaming the yoga live from Facebook, to our athletes throwing a few fitness challenges to each other on SnapChat, participants and followers were given a heavy dose of fitspo all weekend long!

Take a look at some of our favorite highlights in the clip and keep scrolling for more memorable moments we loved.


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Marseille, France

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Want to get involved? The #ROXYfitness global tour will be hitting these destinations next -

July 16 // Newquay, United Kingdom

July 30 // Bali, Indonesia

August 7 // San Sebastian, Spain

August 13 // Huntington Beach, California

September 4 // Ouddorp, Netherlands

September 10 // Tarifa, Spain

September 25 // Queenstown, New Zealand

October 9 // Hossegor, France


Grab your girl gang and sign up here >

For more pics from the day check our Pinterest board or Facebook album

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:31:17 +0000
<![CDATA[Where Tradition and Inspiration Meet, the Perpetual Water Collection is Here!]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/perpetual-water-collection http://www.albayyara.com/blog/perpetual-water-collection We’re diving headfirst into an island dream with a collection inspired by the relationship between Japanese and Hawaiian cultures. You’ll love the bright new prints inspired by the eye popping colours of Hawaiian coral reefs on the flowy dresses and tops, dresses and pants.

Just like the ROXY team who travelled to the south of France and the Maldives to shoot the collection, no matter where you are in the world, take the aloha spirit with you, whatever the weather.

Before you explore the Perpetual Water collection here >, jump on board the Ocean Divine and cruise the Maldives with Monyca, Steph, Kelia and Zoe in our latest clip


Perpetual Water Collection is Here

Perpetual Water Collection is Here

Perpetual Water Collection is Here

Perpetual Water Collection is Here

Perpetual Water Collection is Here

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Perpetual Water Collection is Here

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:16:23 +0000
<![CDATA[Here's How You Can Join the Big Weekend of #ROXYfitness fun!]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxyfitness-big-weekend http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxyfitness-big-weekend If you haven’t already, clear your schedule this weekend, because we’re gearing up for back-to-back #ROXYfitness events and want you to get involved! From the shores of Turtle Bay resort, Hawaii to Marseille, in the South of France, thousands of girls from across the globe will unite to inspire each other along side our ROXY athletes to paddle, run and stretch under the Summer sun this Saturday and Sunday.

#ROXYfitness Global tour

Whether you’re joining in the fun at one of these amazing locations or eager to follow the movement online, we’ll be sharing plenty of stoke on the ROXY Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and SnapChat. Plus we’d love you to tune in and cheer on all the participants as the weekend unfolds.

#ROXYfitness Global tour

To get the party started, here are our favorite moments from the Marseille and Oahu events last year -


1200 nanas au yoga ahstanga de ce matin !! Impressionnant :) #runsupyoga @roxy

A photo posted by missbavarde (@missbavarde) on


Toutes les casquettes bleues au départ de la course #RunSupYoga #5km #sport #sunday

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Petite photo improvisé avec @annedubndidu pour la #runsupyoga #dubndiducrewMarseille #dubndiducrew

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Yoga master class in Marseille for the Roxy #runsupyoga @amandinebd @chloe_engelbach @lesmouss

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Ohhhh shiez #RUNSUPYOGA is #Zaun

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Having so much fun @roxy #RUNSUPYOGA with @andersenlisa and the Roxy girls! @maineikinimaka @brunasschmitz @quitneycorn

A photo posted by kristasurfshawaii (@kristasurfshawaii) on


Don’t forget to tune in to ROXY Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and SnapChat for all the fun!

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:38:09 +0000
<![CDATA[What It's Like To Win A Dream Boat Trip to the Maldives]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/what-its-like-to-win-a-dream-boat-trip-to-the-maldives http://www.albayyara.com/blog/what-its-like-to-win-a-dream-boat-trip-to-the-maldives Earlier in the year we gave you the chance to win a trip to the Maldives on board the Ocean Divine. Fresh from their Maldivian adventure and with the good vibes still rolling, competition winner Rachel Appelo and her best friend Cierra dropped us a line to share a few of their favorite moments.

From surfing with Rosy Hodge to keeping a ukelele beat with Tom Carrol, these girls were in good company during their unforgettable experience at sea.

What It's Like To Win A Dream Boat Trip to the Maldives

Take a look at the clip and cross your fingers that the next time we have a trip of a lifetime up for grabs that you might be the lucky winner!


“Truly, those seven days aboard the Ocean Divine were pure bliss with no responsibilities and all day to be in the water. The vacation was a reset button for my mental and emotional health and I returned to work feeling quite revitalized and even inspired.”

Among many titles, you're a true Bro @thomasvictorcarroll @ocean_divine @quiksilver @roxy

A photo posted by Rachel Appelo (@rache_appelo) on



Fun dive with Dune and Rosy @roxy @ocean_devine

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“Apart from surfing, we dove with mantas, sea turtles, tropical fish and incredible sea life.”

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“Thanks for the beautiful escape. ROXY, you rock.”

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:46:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Join Us At the Beach on June 20th, International Surfing Day 2016 ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/join-us-on-the-beach-for-international-surfing-day http://www.albayyara.com/blog/join-us-on-the-beach-for-international-surfing-day From our saltiest groms to our World champs, we love sharing the stoke on a daily basis, but on June 20th we are joining our athletes and the surf community to celebrate International Surfing Day by heading to our favorite beach to surf, participate in beach clean up or soak up the weather with friends.

And to sweeten the deal, ROXY and Quiksilver are donating $10 from every boardshort and swim piece sold today to the Hawaiian Lifeguards. Because good karma swells and the ocean belongs to everyone.

Surfrider Foundation is hosting over 200 #ISD2016 events across the globe to enable every person to give back to their local beach or favorite surf break. Stay up to date throughout the day by following #ISD2016 on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for all the fun!

To kick things off we asked our team to tell us what surfing means to them -


Mainei Kinimaka // Hawaii

To me, surfing means practicing Hawaiian culture and sustaining my ancestral traditions.

Image Cory Gehr

International Surfing Day 2016

Nao Omura // Japan

Surfing is the happiest thing in my life!

International Surfing Day 2016

Bronte Macaulay // Australia

Crystal clear water, afternoon glass-offs , sunny days and endless smiles. How lucky are we...

Happy international surfing day!

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Kelia Moniz // Hawaii

Surfing to me is this… Waikiki. To me Waikiki means family, it means joy and it means memories. There’s a feeling you get there that you can’t get anywhere else. There’s a feeling that I get when I surf a wave here, it makes me fall in love with this wave riding thing over and over and over again.

Image Dane Peterson

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Laura Macaulay // Australia

To me, surfing means to enjoy and appreciate the moment with family, friends and nature.

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International Surfing Day 2016

Justine Mauvin // France

To me, surf could mean Science Under the Rights of Freedom. Surfing takes me to the right place, where you learn about reaching the essence of being free.

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Chloe Calmon // Brazil

My connection with surfing is so deep within my soul, that every time I paddle out I feel I blend in with the ocean. It feels like the waves and I are only one being...

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Monyca Eleogram // Hawaii

Surfing to me is freedom. It’s the opportunity to live in the moment and let go.

Smile, laugh, stand up, sit down, go straight, or swerve. there is no right or wrong way. Freedom.

International Surfing Day 2016

Sienna Marshall // Australia

The ocean is my happy place where my fears, emotions, thoughts and feelings can be set free. Surfing feels like nothing I have ever experienced before. It makes my world turn, surfing means the world to me.

International Surfing Day 2016

Leila Riccobuano // Hawaii

Surf reflects my life.... Everyday and every wave are different.

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Bruna Schmitz // Brazil

Surfing to me is everything I know. I couldn't imagine my life without it. It just wouldn't make sense!

International Surfing Day 2016

Sophia Chapman // Australia

Surfing is my happy place, nothing compares to the feeling of freedom you get from the ocean.

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LeeAnn Curren // France

Go down the line and hunt for tubes. Happy international surfing day :)

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Vahine Fierro // Tahiti

My love for surfing will never go away

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Lizzie Stokely // Australia

Surfing is the best sport in the world

. Even though every wave is different, the feeling it leaves you with is always pure stoke!

Image Nick Green at Shipstern Bluff

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Bianca Buitendag // Sth Africa

To me, surfing reflects the freedom and joy that is available once recognizing your dependency and learning to trust the One that created all of life, every wave and you.

International Surfing Day 2016

Savanna Stone // Hawaii

I love surfing because when I am on a wave I feel most powerful, and the ocean makes me feel at home.

International Surfing Day 2016

Piper Harrison // Australia

When surfing I'm part of something bigger. The power of the ocean and the world surrounding me, I appreciate the incredible world we live in.

International Surfing Day 2016

Alyssa Lock // Australia

Surfing is my past, my present and my future

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Chelsea Tuach // Barbados

Surfing has shaped me into the person I am today. I'm thankful for the highs and the lessons and for the beautiful people I've met along the way.

International Surfing Day 2016

India Robinson // Australia

Surfing means the world to me, out of the water i feel like a different person, the real me is in the water.

International Surfing Day 2016

Sage Goldsbury // Australia

I love everything about surfing, floating in the ocean with my family and friends, sunshine and the uplifting bliss after a good wave.

International Surfing Day 2016

Meg Roh // America

I've surfed every day for the past five years because surfing to me means endless adventures and smiles.

International Surfing Day 2016

Caroline Marks // America

I love surfing. Love is surfing every wave like it's your last.

International Surfing Day 2016

Lucie Milochau // France

Surfing is wake up every morning thinking at what will look like the session

International Surfing Day 2016

Rosy Hodge // Sth Africa

Surfing is something I wake up thinking about everyday. It's the constant source of what makes me happy and has shaped the best memories in my life.

International Surfing Day 2016

Sierra Kerr // America

I surf because it makes me feel good. I love to be in the water with dolphins swimming by me. I smile and laugh a lot surfing with my family and friends and that makes me very happy.

International Surfing Day 2016

Mahé Javegny // France

Surfing is everything for me and the things I prefer to do. It’s an amazing feeling, the best feeling in the world.

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Sakura // Hawaii

Surfing is so fun and make me happy and smiles.

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Juliette Brice // France

I don’t even have words to describe what does surfing mean to me, It’s just the best feeling in the world and I couldn’t imagine living without it!

International Surfing Day 2016

Summer Macedo // Hawaii

Surfing is my "rock". It reminds me of who I am and what I love to do.

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Gabbi Knudson // Hawaii

Surfing is pure stoke, and is what I look forward to doing everyday. It provides a way to hang out and make friends and surf some of the best waves in the world. Surfing means everything to me, and I will never take it for granted.

International Surfing Day 2016

Stephanie Gilmore // Australia

Surfing sure is magical! Right here in my happiest place, smile on my face, it must be love! Happy International Surfing Day friends :)

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:47:10 +0000
<![CDATA[Introducing the Black and White Collection]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/introducing-the-black-and-white-collection http://www.albayyara.com/blog/introducing-the-black-and-white-collection When our ROXY girls go on a shoot, they know how to have a good time. Do you think it might have something to do with the amazing places they go like France in the Spring and the Maldives - both dream locations, right? One look at these photos and you’ll be planning a getaway of your own, fast.

Introducing the Black and White Collection

The black and white collection has everything you need to throw in your bag for a weekend getaway with your girl gang - there’s a onesie, poncho, halter tops, shorts and jeans to choose from. Ladies, get in formation, good times ahead.

Check out the collection here.

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Monyca wears the Womens Chill Break Poncho

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Kelia wears the Underwire Bandeau Bikini Top and the For Cassidy Denim Jeans. Monyca wears the Sunset Smooch Top

Introducing the Black and White Collection

Monyca wears the Essentials Halter Separate Bikini

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Steph wears the Cherry Symbol Tank

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 01:17:40 +0000
<![CDATA[Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/postcards-from-japan-kelias-travel-journal-with-the-threeamigos http://www.albayyara.com/blog/postcards-from-japan-kelias-travel-journal-with-the-threeamigos Their whirlwind trip may have come to an end, but the #3Amigos are still riding the high of sun, stoke and plenty of sushi after a week of traveling around Japan. We asked Kelia to give us a recap of their adventures, her favorite #3Amigo moments from the road and a little extra insight into their lifestyle.

Read more about Kelia’s favorite moments from the land of the rising sun here:

First thing you need to know about the #3Amigos is that coffee is mandatory in the morning to get us going. This is our happy place.

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

We may clog your instagram feed with some serious try hard photos sometimes but there’s far more fun in the moments between what you usually see that I love way more. Some of my faves from this trip i’ve included below, keep scrolling :)

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

Bruna’s convinced that the 90s style bikini was made for me. I don’t exactly see what she sees but i’ll run with it anyway! What do you think?

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

Monzy: She’s like the sun, so bright, never dull and makes everyone happy. There’s not one bone in her body that isn’t loveable. Not to mention the most RIGGED (rigged means rocking bod) human i know. Look at that perfect smile. I LOVE this photo.

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

Bru Bru: Google classy and her picture should come up. Effortless gold, and i’m not just talking about her looks, her heart is one of a kind. Her persistent strength could rule a nation.

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

Afternoons usually land us at a beach somewhere. In this case we enjoyed the black sands of Chiba. Nothing without a little happy hour and blasting some Riri and Beyonce. You best believe there was a beach dance party soon after this photo was taken.

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

Chiba golden hour is quite a treat! This photo makes me so happy inside. The ocean is such a beautiful thing and when the sun sets over the sea, there’s nothing like it.

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

My squad, our squad, we are the #3Amigos. We love travelling the world together, wining and dining, bikinis with our boyfriends/husbands in tow.

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

Lumps and bumps. People keep asking me if I love surfing big waves after my Tahiti clip. For the record, I do NOT like big waves! I LOVE baby waves like this.

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

Thank you Chiba for being so playful!

Postcards from Japan: Kelia’s Travel Journal with the #3Amigos

We may have captured the best #3Amigos photos on this trip. Japan really brought the best out of all of us. Did I mention we got matching bikini tattoos? Yep! This is our official gang sign, #3AmigosForLife



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Tue, 31 May 2016 01:09:20 +0000
<![CDATA[Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca and the #3Amigos]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/postcards-from-japan-twentyfour-hours-in-tokyo-with-monyca http://www.albayyara.com/blog/postcards-from-japan-twentyfour-hours-in-tokyo-with-monyca After two days cruising the Greenroom Festival in Yokohama, we were eager to explore the streets of Tokyo before heading to the coast. With just 24 hours up our sleeve in one of the most populated capital cities in the World, we initially wondered where we should begin. As it turns out, the better question was where does it end!

Rather than the group deciding on where to go, we handed the decision making to Monyca. Wherever she wanted to go, we would follow.

Take a look at our time out in Tokyo and a few of the hidden gems we loved -

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Sunday PM

The famous Shibuya Crossing - Everyone loves taking a few photos here. It's a fun way to capture your Japan experience. It is absolutely packed with people and it really makes you feel small in this wild world

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca


Shinjuku - The World's largest train station is situated in Shinjuku, so checking this area out was crazy. Fast pace, bright lights and people coming and going in all directions. We had landed our selves in the busiest part of Tokyo city. This would have to be the exact opposite way of life to my quiet and laid-back lifestyle in Hana

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca


Monday AM

Harajuku - The perfect place for some retail therapy. Harajuku has everything, from high-end fashion to fun Japanese brands, you could shop for days. Plus there's plenty of adorable little coffee shops and restaurants in this area. I loved being able to see a great mix of culture and people here too.

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Postcards from Japan: 24 Hours in Tokyo with Monyca

Arigato for the fun Tokyo! Next stop, Chiba for some S U R F

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Tue, 24 May 2016 05:43:36 +0000
<![CDATA[Postcards from Japan: Cruising the Greenroom Festival With Bruna and the #3Amigos]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/postcards-from-japan-cruising-the-greenroom-festival-with-bruna-and-the-threeamigos http://www.albayyara.com/blog/postcards-from-japan-cruising-the-greenroom-festival-with-bruna-and-the-threeamigos What better way to kick off our weekend in Japan, than cruising the surf culture, art, film and music at the Greenroom Festival, along Yokohama’s historic waterfront. The two day festival gave us a chance to not only immerse ourselves amongst over 100,000 like minded salty souls but to hang out with the local fans and share some serious selfie stoke.

We asked Bruna to round up her favorite moments from the weekend and how she can best describe the experience -

Day 1

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

ROXY girls unite!

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Was Japan what you expected it to be?

I've heard only good things about Japan, I love sushi and I couldn't wait to visit Japan for the first time. There is a big Japanese community in Brazil, so we learn a bit about their culture growing up. I'm over the moon with this place, the people are incredibly polite, the city is so clean and I love the street style (and obviously the food just gives that perfect final touch!).

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Tell us about the surfing fans in Japan?

We did a little meet and greet at the ROXY GreenRoom booth. I knew before I came here from Kelia and Monyca, that the Japanese fans were super passionate, but experiencing it is a whole different thing. They made us feel so special, they are so thankful and sooooo happy to see us, it was adorable. The girls were so polite and lovely, my favourite new word is "Kawaii" which means cute :)

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

What's the Greenroom festival all about?

Surf, Music, and Art. I love live music, I will always find an excuse to go see bands, and I love the idea of festivals, live music during the day is my gem. The GreenRoom was such a great experience because the one thing that usually gets me at festivals is the crowd and people bumping into you, but not in Japan, people are way too nice and polite.

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival


Day 2

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Tell us the one part you love most about Japan?

The people.

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Top 3 must do's when in Yokohama at the Greenroom?

Check out the art gallery space. It's amazing.

Most definitely come to the ROXY booth so you can hang with the 3 amigos.

And enjoy all the live performances, our most favourite this time was Nattali Rize she rocked it!

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Picking out her faves

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Postcards from Japan: #3Amigos at the Greenroom Festival

Until next year Greenroom!

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Mon, 23 May 2016 01:33:31 +0000
<![CDATA[#ROXYsnow Demo Days]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxysnow-demo-days http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxysnow-demo-days Thu, 19 May 2016 05:31:40 +0000 <![CDATA[Steph Gilmore Shares her Wave Lake Stoke]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/steph-gilmore-shares-her-wave-lake-stoke http://www.albayyara.com/blog/steph-gilmore-shares-her-wave-lake-stoke With just a handful of the world’s best scoring a golden ticket invitation to Kelly Slater’s wave lake, and with a strict no cameras policy in place we were itching to hear all about how perfect an artificial wave can be (especially when it’s designed in part by one of the World’s greatest surfers).

Steph gave us the lowdown and in the process shared some wave lake stoke we never knew we were craving.


Only a handful of surfers have been invited to surf the wave lake, what was that like?

One of the coolest experiences of my life. I had to go back a second day to see if it wasn't just a dream.

You had the pleasure of sharing the pool with Josh Kerr and Kelly Slater, was there a paper/scissors/rock battle to who got the first surf of the session?

Kelly was incredibly kind and seemed just as stoked to watch his friends ride these waves that they've been working on for so long. So both Josh and I were often given first waves of each session, which is something a lot of the crew suggested Kelly didn't often do.

What was it like surfing perfect conditions, rather than being at the mercy of mother nature?

It was one of the greatest feelings of joy I've had as a surfer. Knowing that I get another chance at perfection just moments later gave me all the nerves and excitement of surfing in the ocean. Kelly has created a wave with different sections and so each wave I rode felt more like a natural surf experience than I expected.

Does it remind you of any other wave on the tour?

Both Josh and I agreed that we felt right at home, like a perfect summer day on the Superbank at Snapper Rocks, with offshore winds and no one out!

The ocean is getting more and more crowded, do you think wave pools like Kelly’s will empty out or create busier line ups?

I'm not sure what kind of effect this will have yet but as Kelly said this is only a supplement for surfing in the ocean. Maybe people will feel more safe in a wave lake and therefore the oceans will be less crowded, I'm not sure, time will tell.

Did you miss the post surf salty feeling or is a barrel a barrel?

Surfing in fresh water is interesting but I didn't feel a major difference at all. Any type of water suits me just fine!


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Mon, 16 May 2016 02:08:36 +0000
<![CDATA[How to Pack the Perfect Beach Bag with Monyca]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-pack-the-perfect-beach-bag-with-monyca http://www.albayyara.com/blog/how-to-pack-the-perfect-beach-bag-with-monyca While we were soaking up the sunshine on Rote Island, Indonesia, we asked Monyca Eleogram to share her sunny day essentials that she packs in her beach bag.


How to Pack the Perfect Beach Bag with Monyca

1. Extra Bikini - Always a good idea to have an extra on hand, in case you need to change

2. Beach bag - The perfect size beach bag for every kind of sunny day adventure

3. Hat - stay sun-smart wherever you go with a trucker cap on hand

4. Gopro or camera - Perfect for capturing sun drenched memories to cherish for years to come

5. Sunglasses - The way we see it (geddit!?) Summer style starts with with the ultimate pair of shades

6. Speaker - Take the tunes with you wherever you go

7. Book - Between surfs or swimming you’ll need a good book to read as you lay on the beach

8. Leave in conditioner - Don’t forget to treat your tresses from the salt and sun with a good leave in conditioner

9. Sarong/scarf - A big scarf can double as a sarong and a beautiful sarong can double as a beach towel. Either way, you’re covered

10. Beach blanket - Just the right size for beach days and picnic dates or as a cozy throw as the sun goes down

11. Water bottle - Hydration is key! Plus taking your own reusable bottle saves any extra plastic bottles ending up in landfill or in our waterways

12. Sunscreen - This one goes without saying but is always a good reminder, right?!


Tell us what you can’t live without on your beach day by tweeting or tagging @ROXY in your Summer snaps

How to Pack the Perfect Beach Bag with Monyca

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Fri, 13 May 2016 01:53:41 +0000
<![CDATA[The Bright Side – Torah Bright’s new collection is here]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-bright-side-torah-brights-new-collection-is-here http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-bright-side-torah-brights-new-collection-is-here With two Olympic medals, countless X Games medals, an ESPN Espy Award and a fair share of World Titles under her belt, Torah Bright continues to set new standards in the sport of snowboarding.

Her pursuit of excellence on her board matches her attention to detail when designing her ROXY Bright Edition collection, and her current range is no exception. This season, Torah looked to the mountain for inspiration, bringing glacial blue hues, slim fits and a dramatic landscape print to her signature styles.


See the whole ROXY Bright Edition collection here.

The Bright Side – Torah Bright’s new collection!

The Bright Side – Torah Bright’s new collection!

The Bright Side – Torah Bright’s new collection!

The Bright Side – Torah Bright’s new collection!

The Bright Side – Torah Bright’s new collection!

The Bright Side – Torah Bright’s new collection!

The Bright Side – Torah Bright’s new collection!

The Bright Side – Torah Bright’s new collection!

The Bright Side – Torah Bright’s new collection!

The Bright Side – Torah Bright’s new collection!

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Fri, 13 May 2016 00:14:32 +0000
<![CDATA[Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/train-like-youre-on-tour-with-bianca-buitendag http://www.albayyara.com/blog/train-like-youre-on-tour-with-bianca-buitendag It’s been two weeks since the last event wrapped up at Margaret River, Western Australia, and Bianca Buitendag has wasted no time in preparing for stop #4 on the Championship Tour, the Oi Rio Pro, Brazil.

We asked Bianca to share her ‘take anywhere’ workout, and here it is. Are you ready to train like you’re on tour? Let’s do it!

Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness

WARM UP

The most important part of any workout is to warm up correctly. Prepare your muscles and prevent injury with this 10-Minute interval running drill.

2 minute jog

3 x 1 minute run // 1 minute jog

2 minute cool down jog


Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness

KICK IT

Accentuate your warm up with some strengthening and conditioning moves

20 x High knees

20 x Butt Kicks


Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness

WINDMILLS

Activate your core and stretch out your hamstrings.

Step your feet out wider than shoulder width apart, bend your knees slightly and stretch your arms out parallel to the floor.

Keeping your back straight, twist and reach your left hand to your right foot then repeat for the other side in one fluid movement.

Repeat 10-20 times


Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness

SQUAT JUMPS

This dynamic movement strengthens your glutes, hamstrings and quads

10 x Squat Jumps


Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness

LUNGES WITH A KUNG FU KICK

Channel your inner karate kid and add this kung fu kick

20 x Lunge kicks (10 each leg)


Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness

Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness

PLANK WITH KNEE RAISE AND ROTATION

You’re guaranteed to feel the burn with this one! Start in plank position and raise your knee to elbow then swing it across your chest to the opposite elbow.

10 x Plank with knee raise and rotation (5 each leg)


Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness

Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness

SIDE PLANK STAR

Similar to the plank exercise above but this targets your obliques.

10 x Side plank star (5 each side)


Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness

SPIDERMAN

Start in plank and crawl slowly while you maintain your distance from the floor.

Set yourself a distance to crawl to and from rather than reps.


Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness

Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness

SHOULDER STAND

This yoga pose is a great calming move, plus it relieves leg aches, the perfect way to finish up.

Lay on your back and as you slowly lift your legs, engage your core muscles, and curl your spine while push your legs straight up into the air. Hold for 3-5 breaths


Train like you’re on tour with Bianca Buitendag #ROXYfitness


SHOP Bianca’s ROXYfitness picks here >

What are your favorite workout moves? Tell us by tweeting @ROXY or tagging us in your fit pics on Instagram

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Sun, 08 May 2016 23:56:18 +0000
<![CDATA[Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kick-start-your-day-with-brunas-yoga-flow http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kick-start-your-day-with-brunas-yoga-flow Discovering the benefits of yoga soon after she made the move from Brazil to California, Bruna, has since dedicated herself to the power of the mat. Initially using yoga as a complementary practice to manage surf training and travel, Bruna now realizes how healing yoga can be; “I noticed that no matter how busy or how stressed I am, as soon as I walk into a yoga class my mind is settled and I feel relaxed.”

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

With a schedule as busy as Bruna’s who better to build us an easy 20-minute sequence that we can take just about anywhere. Enjoy!


Start in child’s pose, this is a great way to begin or end a sequence. It gently stretches your lower back, relaxes your spine, shoulders and neck plus it calms the mind. Hold here for 5 breaths.

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

Move on to all fours also known as table top, preparing for cow/cat to warm up the spine. Check your alignment, stack your shoulders over your wrists and hips over knees. Engage your core.

Exhale, tuck your chin toward your chest and round your back toward the sky. Continue the flow between cow/cat for ten rounds of breath, linking one breath per movement.

Return to table top, tuck your toes and exhale, downward facing dog; send your hips high to sky. To warm up and stretch the hips, alternate bending one knee while keeping the other leg straight. Return to still down dog. Repeat 5-10 times.

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

Standing at the top of your mat, step your right foot back to a lunge and turn your right foot into a 90-degree angle. Stretch your arms out either side, parallel to the mat, into Warrior 2 pose. Lower your back hand onto your leg, inhale and extend the front arm up towards the sky. Hold and breathe in this pose for 4-5 breaths before swapping to the other side.

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

After completing reverse warrior, while still in lunge, lower your hands to either side of your forward foot, in line with your shoulders and step your forward foot back to high plank.

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

Lower yourself slowly to low plank, hold for one breath and glide into upward facing dog by flattening your feet to the mat and pushing your arms up. Hold for 2-3 breaths before lowering back to plank, tucking your toes under and pushing back up into down dog. Repeat these four moves 2-3 times.

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

Step your feet forward to stand at the top of the mat.

Stand tall and reach high, exhale and fold to the floor by extending from your hips.
Inhale and rise to a half fold, keep your back straight and slide your hands to your shins. Repeat 2-3 more times.

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

Finish up with hands to heart, and close your eyes or gaze down at your fingertips. Honor your commitment to your practice; inhale, fill up with your intention and exhale, positive vibes. Release your fingertips by your side and open your eyes, Namaste

Kick Start Your Day with Bruna's 20 Minute Yoga Flow

SHOP Bruna’s outfit here and stay tuned for more #ROXYfitness features with our athletes by following us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

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Sun, 01 May 2016 23:41:37 +0000
<![CDATA[Namibia trip with Bianca Buitendag]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/namibia-trip-with-bianca-buitendag http://www.albayyara.com/blog/namibia-trip-with-bianca-buitendag "An unexpected trip to Namibia over the weekend ended up being one of the most unforgettable trips of my entire life." Bianca Buitendag found a shaded Oasis at Skeleton Bay on the Southwest coast of Africa.


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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:38:31 +0000
<![CDATA[Get the Look: Kelia’s Fishtail Braid]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/get-the-look-kelias-fishtail-braid http://www.albayyara.com/blog/get-the-look-kelias-fishtail-braid Prepare to become an expert in the enviable skill of fishtail braids with Monyca’s easy How To video and step-by-step snaps (it’s so much easier than you think!)


Step 1: Brush or comb you hair to remove any knots and then gather hair into a low pony and separate into two even sections.

Get the Look: Kelia’s Fishtail Braid

Step 2: Take a small section of hair from the outer edge and cross it over to the opposite side.

Get the Look: Kelia’s Fishtail Braid

Step 3: Then repeat the process for the other side so the two small strands are crossing in the middle.

Get the Look: Kelia’s Fishtail Braid

Get the Look: Kelia’s Fishtail Braid

Step 4: Continue overlapping hair making sure to keep the strands even from each side so your braid is consistent.

Get the Look: Kelia’s Fishtail Braid

Get the Look: Kelia’s Fishtail Braid

Step 5: You can keep going all the way to the ends or like Monyca, finish approximately ? of the way to the bottom. Once you have woven your hair to your finishing point, secure with a hair tie or clip.

Get the Look: Kelia’s Fishtail Braid

Step 6: For a beachy twist, gently pull on each side of the braid to loosen the weave.

Get the Look: Kelia’s Fishtail Braid

Get the Look: Kelia’s Fishtail Braid


And viola! Beautiful beach braid in less than five minutes.

Make sure to tag @ROXY in you braided snaps on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:45:53 +0000
<![CDATA[Island life with Bianca Buitendag]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/island-life-with-bianca-buitendag http://www.albayyara.com/blog/island-life-with-bianca-buitendag Our latest campaign shoot took us to the shores of Rote Island, hovering off the coast of Indonesia. With the promise of surf only a boat ride away and some of the most breathtaking sunsets we have ever witnessed, Rote was full of surprises.

We tasked Bianca (a true creative soul) with capturing the experience, not only in pictures, but in her own words. Read her Rote Island reflections below -

Island life with Bianca Buitendag

Relief. Almost like the instant the wheels leave the runway. A peek through the oval frame confirms the sensation; large grey blocks become puzzle pieces, linking streets, suburbs, states and eventually borderless land with every metre further in flight and height.

Gaining height above the earth’s surface does something to your spirit. It is released from conformity.

Island life with Bianca Buitendag

Island life with Bianca Buitendag

Swerving from side to side, the red bus contains a team of wonderers, gazing out the window to seize a still frame among the spectrum of houses speeding passed. Hair tickling the side of my neck as the wind channels from the outside, I listen to the driver tapping his steering wheel to the timelessness of rusty rock n roll.

Island life with Bianca Buitendag

Island life with Bianca Buitendag

In this vehicle I am an observer of a friendship so intertwined, that they even converse in silence. Kelia, Monyca and Bruna are witnesses of each other’s lives and investors of love in many others. Instead of diverting my attention to the splendour that surrounds, every exclamation of laughter from the back seat takes primacy. The four of us are on our way to Rote Island, after a restless plane trip to a town in Indonesia whose name I can barely pronounce.

Island life with Bianca Buitendag

Island life with Bianca Buitendag

What would you measure this experience by? Another stamp in the passport? A kilometre covered as the shadows of the trees fall on the road ahead and mark its distance? A story to tell, a photo to take, a post to show case?

Island life with Bianca Buitendag

I measure this not by distance, but by the depth of sincerity in the eyes that look back at me. And I’m staring into eyes like wildflowers. Having been around the globe, clockwise and the opposite, this friendship stretches beyond conventionality. Their personalities blend like primary colors, mixing into the shades of an entire rainbow.

Island life with Bianca Buitendag

Island life with Bianca Buitendag

I expected to be blown away by the serenity of scenery, but it was their sincerity and sensitivity that left me hopeful. Hopeful that substance does not come from a travel plan nor is it reserved to an exclusive number of individuals with a specific status, it is available to the person with enough courage to make eye contact, grab a coffee, and let another into their life. Friendship – a flickering flame of felicity.

Island life with Bianca Buitendag

Island life with Bianca Buitendag

Follow Bianca on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 02:55:59 +0000
<![CDATA[Winter Adventures Exploring the Swiss Alps ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/winter-adventures-exploring-the-swiss-alps http://www.albayyara.com/blog/winter-adventures-exploring-the-swiss-alps Rugged up and ready to explore, we found our very own winter wonderland in the majestic Swiss Alps


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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 01:42:16 +0000
<![CDATA[Moments in Morocco with Lee-Ann Curren]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/moments-in-morocco-with-leeann-curren http://www.albayyara.com/blog/moments-in-morocco-with-leeann-curren This past Winter, LeeAnn Curren traded chilly French breaks for warmer waters in the sleepy fishing town of Taghazout, Morocco. As a popular annual migration for many salty Europeans, the West African nation offers some of the most perfect right hand breaks, although with waves labelled - Mysteries, Killers and Dracula’s (for its razor sharp teeth like rocks below the surface) you might think twice before paddling out. Forget about the Souks and the Sahara, make your way to the rugged Moroccan coast for some incredible surf.


We caught up with Lee-Ann recently to hear more about her adventure, what we can expect from her band Betty the Shark this year, and where her board will take her to next.


Tell us about your trip to Taghazout, Morocco.

Taghazout is probably the main destination for Europeans in Winter, as Mexico is for Californians. It's warm, often offshore and just a short plane ride away. We met up with my friend Tom at the hotel he works at (Paradis Plage) and he took us surfing everywhere. My favorite moment was when we surfed perfect Dracula’s for a few hours, and when we came in starving we went straight for an Oreo milkshake in Taghazout with a few local friends.

Moments in Morocco with Lee-Ann Curren

What are your plans for this year?

This year my plans are to surf a lot and try to evolve my surfing by riding different boards and opening my mind when it comes to surfing. I've realized that being a free-surfer you have to learn to surf differently and have a beautiful approach to every wave you ride, so alongside my high performance boards I want to get a quiver that allows me to change my approach. Also my band will be taking up a lot of my time, as we are planning to release a new EP this year followed by an album. All I can say is we are playing with space sounds and disco grooves, and that the music has a lot of love in it.

Moments in Morocco with Lee-Ann Curren

Moments in Morocco with Lee-Ann Curren

What can we expect from you band, Betty the Shark, this year?

So the plan is to release some really good music videos (the first one is due in June), get some good remixes and create a real universe around our music. We have a lot to say and we want people to hear it when it comes out :) Play as many gigs as we can, and release our EP in September. We'll see where we go from there! Stay tuned by following us on Facebook

Moments in Morocco with Lee-Ann Curren

Moments in Morocco with Lee-Ann Curren

Follow Lee-Ann’s adventures by following her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 02:22:19 +0000
<![CDATA[The 3 Amigos - ROXYxSummersite ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-three-amigos-roxy-summersite http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-three-amigos-roxy-summersite As the ROXYpro got underway at Snapper Rocks, Monyca, Kelia and Bruna (AKA the 3 Amigos) and the Summersite crew packed the car and headed to Byron Bay, and all that the North Coast of New South Wales had to offer. Rambling through rainforests, glamping on the beach and plenty of empty waves.


Read more on the girls' Aussie adventures here >

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:14:50 +0000
<![CDATA[Congratulations to Tyler Wright! 2016 #ROXYpro Gold Coast Champion]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congratulations-to-tyler-wright-roxypro-champion http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congratulations-to-tyler-wright-roxypro-champion It was a stormy start to finals day today at the #ROXYpro Gold Coast.

The heavens opened and drenched crowds as they watched the girls paddle out for the first semi final heats of the day at Snapper Rocks. The rain couldn’t dampen the girls’ spirits or intensity, with the final four females - Tyler, Carissa, Courtney and Johanne showing incredible focus and determination.

Congratulations to Tyler Wright! 2016 #ROXYpro Champion

Heat 1 paired defending champ, Carissa Moore and local favorite, Tyler Wright in an exciting semi that came down to the wire. Tyler took the lead early and managed to hold her position against the current World Champ, scoring an impressive 8.50 in the dying minutes, securing her place in the final with a total score of 14.17, just .17 ahead of Moore.

Congratulations to Tyler Wright! 2016 #ROXYpro Champion

Congratulations to Tyler Wright! 2016 #ROXYpro Champion

Californian Courtney Conologue met former rookie of the year, Johanne Defay in Heat 2. After Johanne’s exciting reverse manoeuvre in yesterday’s quarterfinal heat, the anticipation for what moves the matchup would bring had the crowd buzzing. Johanne struggled to channel the same confidence from yesterday and Courtney’s determination was clear with the American dominating the heat, coming away with a final score of 15.27 to Johanne’s 10.50.

Congratulations to Tyler Wright! 2016 #ROXYpro Champion

It was standing room only on the beach as Courtney and Tyler paddled out for the #ROXYpro final. As the rain eased, Tyler exuded confidence in the lineup, setting the tempo for the heat with her key wave selection.

Congratulations to Tyler Wright! 2016 #ROXYpro Champion

Congratulations to Tyler Wright! 2016 #ROXYpro Champion

Courtney struggled to match Tyler’s energy, failing to catch a wave that could challenge the win. With the winning moment sealed, and her family on hand to parade her up the beach, Tyler savored the applause as the emotion and realisation that she had secured her second #ROXYpro Gold Coast Championship came to life.

Congratulations to Tyler Wright! 2016 #ROXYpro Champion

With the Women’s Championship Tour off to a flying start we’re looking forward to what the year will bring!

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 02:50:11 +0000
<![CDATA[Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/quarterfinals-kick-off-on-day-five-of-the-roxy-pro http://www.albayyara.com/blog/quarterfinals-kick-off-on-day-five-of-the-roxy-pro After a string of lay days at the #ROXYpro Gold Coast, the girls hit the water this morning to wrap up Round 4, followed soon after by the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

6x World Champ, Stephanie Gilmore, met fellow Aussie, Nikki Van Dijk, in the closest heat of the round with Steph claiming the win by just .19 points!

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

#ROXYpro injury replacement, Bronte Macaulay, made Malia Manuel earn her spot in the Quarters with the highest wave score of the round, an impressive 9.73. Malia quickly responded with a 9.10, which rounded out her final score of 18.03 to Bronte’s 16.66.

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

South African team rider Bianca Buitendag paddled out in heat 4 against French surfer and close friend Johanne Defay. Bianca couldn’t match Johanne’s momentum, losing the heat with a final score of 8.93 to Johanne’s 15.50.

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Heat 1 of the quarterfinals saw Steph Gilmore facing off against Tyler Wright in a nail biting matchup that came down to the final wave. Tyler took the win with a 15.10 to Steph’s 13.83.

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Defending champ, Carissa Moore, met compatriot, Malia Manuel in in Heat 2, and posted a comfortable win with a final score of 12.50.

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

The final two Quarterfinal heats were placed on hold briefly as we waited for the tide to change, but as soon as the call was made, Courtney Conologue and Sage Erickson took to the water to battle it out for a spot in the semis. Conologue’s focus and determination was too much for Erickson, posting a win with a 15.17.

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

The last women’s heat of the day before the boys started Round 5 at the #Quikpro, was between Tatiana Weston-Webb, and Johanne Defay. One of the crowd highlights of the day had to be the moment Johanne threw a reverse manoeuvre as ten minutes remained on the clock. Tatiana couldn’t match Johanne’s confidence, notching up a final score of 9.54 to the French woman’s 12.50

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Quarterfinals kick off on Day 5 of the #ROXYpro

Tune in for all the #ROXYPro finals day fun tomorrow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 04:15:36 +0000
<![CDATA[Fitness meets first class waves as the #ROXYpro and #ROXYfitness event kick off on the Gold Coast.]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-fitness-gold-coast http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxy-fitness-gold-coast It was all about the girls today on the Gold Coast with our first global #ROXYfitness event of the year, and the first rounds of the #ROXYpro kicking off at Snapper Rocks.

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

A thousand girls took to their yoga mats alongside ROXY team riders Kelia, Monyca, Bruna, Justine, Mainei, Alyssa, Caroline, Nao and Sophia as Stephanie Gilmore was paddling out for her first heat in the 2016 Women’s Championship tour.


ROXYfitness Gold Coast

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

Justine took to the stage to entertain the participants before they hit the sand again for the 5km run.

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

Justine took to the stage to entertain the participants before they hit the sand again for the 5km run.

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

The ROXY girls lead the charge!

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

With the ocean as their backdrop, participants enjoyed a picturesque 5km run along the promenade, looping back to Rainbow Bay to finish.

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

In perfect timing, the 1km SUP race finished for everyone to head back to Snapper Rocks to catch Steph’s Round 2 heat, where she scored the highest heat total of the event so far!

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

To find dates and locations on the 2016 #ROXYfitness event tour, click here

ROXYfitness Gold Coast

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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 06:53:03 +0000
<![CDATA[Caroline Marks and Mainei Kinimaka talk first surfs and sunburns at Snapper Rocks #ROXYpro]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/caroline-and-mainei-at-the-roxypro http://www.albayyara.com/blog/caroline-and-mainei-at-the-roxypro With the sun out and conditions cleaning up at Snapper Rocks on the second day of the competition waiting period, we headed to the beach to wait patiently for the contest call. We didn’t mind the delayed announcement or the call that the Men’s round 1 would only run today either, there were plenty of fun waves to be had in the meantime...

The downtime also gave us a chance to catch up with Mainei Kinimaka and Caroline Marks about their first surfs at the iconic break and how their Aussie adventures have been so far.

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This is the first trip down under for both of you, how long had you been in Australia before the #ROXYpro started?

Mainei: I arrived in Australia two weeks ago and went straight to Newcastle for a QS event, and then to Manly beach for another comp. Once that kind of wrapped up I came up to the Gold Coast.

Caroline: I’ve been here since the Newcastle event too, but I skipped Sydney and came straight to the Goldy and was so stoked to, as the cyclone swell was still here. It was so cool, because I had heard you can come back here ten more times and still not get a swell that great. It was the perfect welcome!

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Did anyone warn you about the harsh Australian sun?

Mainei: It was really hot in Newcastle and I made the mistake of not wearing any sunscreen, I got all burnt. I had been told, but I should’ve been wiser.

Once you made it down to Snapper Rocks, had anyone given you any heads up on where to paddle out, where to sit?

Mainei: Not really, I had spoken to someone in Manly who told me how crowded it would be and that it might not be that fun. Plus they said the vibe out in the water might be kind of heavy, just because there’s so many people and everyone wants a wave. I had seen videos on instagram of how crowded it was and it just looked like human soup. I get nervous in crowds on Oahu, so I was worried I’d paddle out and not even get a wave, but it was a lot better than I had expected.

Caroline: Yeah, both my coach and my manager had given me some background. It’s not too tough to figure out but if I had arrived arrived only a day or two before the event, I definitely would want someone to give me the rundown on where to go.

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So what was your first surf at Snapper like?

Mainei: I arrived the night before and couldn’t see the beach or really hear any waves so I wasn’t sure what to expect. In the morning I woke up and looked out the window, and couldn’t believe how great it looked. It wasn’t big but it just looked super rippable and no one was out there, which was so surprising, so I was really eager to get out there as quickly as possible.

I was surprised how warm the water was, because the water in Manly was so much colder.

Once I was out the back I saw Bronte and Caroline and a heap of pro surfers, so I was kind of worried that I wasn’t going to get any waves. I finally figured out where I needed to sit and caught a wave but got burned by some guy, and it was right in front of some of the pros, so I was kind of embarrassed. I paddled back out and caught another and it was so much fun! It wasn’t long but it was rippable and perfect. I was so stoked.

I ended up staying out for about 2 hours, and came in because I don’t think anyone knew where I was because I arrived so late and I was up so early.

Caroline: It was a bit small and offshore, but they were perfect little waves for me to get used to. We paddled out just before dark and it was really fun, and the next day it was bit bigger and then the cyclone swell hit and it was just insane. It was pretty crowded but I managed to get a lot of waves, so I was pretty stoked. The warm water is just so inviting at the moment, plus I love going on my backhand so it’s really cool to have a right.

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How many times have you been back out since?

Mainei: I think i’ve been out almost two or three times a day since, ha ha ha, I’ve only been here four days. Worst thing was the other day I had to do some homework, I was in my room looking at the waves and I wanted to get out there so badly! I didn’t get much study done that day.

Caroline: I have definitely lost count, but I’ve been out at least twice a day. When the waves were really good i’d stay out for maybe four or five hours. How can you not want to surf when the water is so clear and warm. Plus if it’s crowded you definitely want to make sure you get plenty of waves out there.

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For more action at the #ROXYpro follow us on Instagram, Snapchat Twitter and Facebook

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 02:14:53 +0000
<![CDATA[#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxypro-trials-training-with-lisa-andersen http://www.albayyara.com/blog/roxypro-trials-training-with-lisa-andersen We couldn’t think of a better coach for the team riders preparing for the #ROXYpro trials and a new year on the competition circuit, than 4x World Champion, Lisa Andersen. From technique to tactics and everything in between, Lisa gave Alyssa, Caroline, Nao, Mainei and Sierra a few secrets to her success that might give them the winning edge in the line-up.

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

First on the agenda, a morning surf at Snapper.

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

Although it was a stormy start to the day, it couldn’t dampen the girls spirits.

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

Back on the beach, the girls quickly decided it was time to hit the Coolangatta Boardriders store, for a little retail therapy and a delicious lunch.

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

With a new haul of bikinis in hand and the clouds clearing, the girls grabbed their gear and headed out for another superbank session.

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

A little pre-surf pep talk from Lisa.

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

#ROXYpro Trials Training with Lisa Andersen

Surfed out and satisfied, the girls shared some of their favorite moments with Lisa as they headed back up the beach.

Tune in and cheer on the girls on ROXY Instagram, Snapchat Twitter and Facebook

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 21:45:36 +0000
<![CDATA[Bianca Buitendag and her Year of Surprises ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/bianca-buitendag-and-her-year-of-surprises http://www.albayyara.com/blog/bianca-buitendag-and-her-year-of-surprises After wrapping up an exciting year with a 4th place finish on the 2015 Women’s Championship Tour rankings, Bianca Buitendag is just days away from kicking off her fourth year on the tour circuit at Snapper Rocks for the #ROXYpro Gold Coast.

We caught up with Bianca last week to talk leap years, laughter and the importance of practicing gratitude. Read more of Bianca’s February perspective below -

Your ticket to the ROXYpro Gold Coast

In my native language, a leap year is directly translated into a phrase similar to ‘a year of surprises’.

When I stop to think about it, one thing we should not have the patience for, is to wait four years for a brief surprise. Every day I take time to enjoy the little surprises that bring delight into my life. These are the first things that come to mind -


Being underwater

Ironically, this is the place I feel the most relaxed and natural. As soon as my head goes below the surface, a wave of freedom envelopes me.

Your ticket to the ROXYpro Gold Coast

Your ticket to the ROXYpro Gold Coast


Music

Whether it’s to channel nerves into focus before a heat, or to make the sometimes neverending process of travel lounges and airports more bearable, I believe music is a runway for a soul to fly. A close friend of mine once observed, ‘music is what emotions sound like’. It gives us the excuse to feel whatever we think at any given time.

Your ticket to the ROXYpro Gold Coast


Laughter

This is connected to the individuals that hold the greatest value in my life. It’s that deep, abandoned, burst from the heart that can fill a room. My mom is probably the victor at laughing, it’s something I strive to inherit.

Your ticket to the ROXYpro Gold Coast

Your ticket to the ROXYpro Gold Coast

Your ticket to the ROXYpro Gold Coast

Make sure you cheer on Bianca during the #ROXYpro Gold Coast via her Instagram, Snapchat Twitter and Facebook

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Thu, 03 Mar 2016 23:58:52 +0000
<![CDATA[Your ticket to the #ROXYpro Gold Coast 2016]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/your-ticket-to-the-roxypro-gold-coast http://www.albayyara.com/blog/your-ticket-to-the-roxypro-gold-coast The beginning of the 2016 WSL World Championship tour is just around the corner and we are counting down the days to catch team riders Bronte Macaulay (taking the place of an injured Lakey Peterson), Chelsea Tuach, Bianca Buitendag and 6x World Champ and 2016 injury wildcard, Stephanie Gilmore back in the water.


There will be a bunch of great activities during the event for you to get involved with, from team signings to competitions and giveaways, no matter where you are in the world, you can soak up the #ROXYpro fun!

Wednesday March 9th - Trials begin. Catch the up-and-comers as they battle it out for a place in the draw.

Friday March 11th - Head to the Boardriders Coolangatta store for a chance to meet your ROXY and Quiksilver heroes, grab a selfie and get something signed.

Saturday March 12th - Wake up and lace up for the first event on the #ROXYfitness global tour at Rainbow Bay beach. Sign up here to RUN, SUP and YOGA with hundreds of others and ROXY team riders.


Make sure to tune in to ROXY Instagram, Snapchat Twitter and Facebook and following the #ROXYpro feed for all the fun on the beach and the action in the water.

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Wed, 02 Mar 2016 22:43:46 +0000
<![CDATA[Up Your #ROXYfitness Running Game with Three Simple Stretches]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/up-your-roxyfitness-running-game-with-three-simple-stretches http://www.albayyara.com/blog/up-your-roxyfitness-running-game-with-three-simple-stretches To compliment your new #ROXYfitness event running program, we’ve created an easy three stretch yoga sequence for your warm-up or cool down. These stretches will help to ease any muscle soreness, prevent injury and increase your flexibility.

Repeat the three stretches for 10 minutes and make sure you balance the time spent on each side of your body.


STRETCH ONE - Side Bend Mountain Pose

- Breathe in and and join your hands together above your head.

- As you breathe out, bend from your hips to the right. Remember to not bend forward or back. Imagine there is an imaginary sheet of glass touching your nose and butt.

- You should feel this stretch down the left side of your body & ribs.

- Breathe in and out of your nose, slow and steady, holding the stretch for around 30 seconds.

- Now repeat this movement to the left.

#ROXYfitness

#ROXYfitness


STRETCH TWO - Wide-Legged Forward Bend

- Widen your stance by stepping your legs apart - the wider the better.

- Now take a deep breath in and as your breathe out bend forward from your hips and keep your back straight.

- If you can, touch or hold your ankles. If you can’t, simply keep your hands on your hips and bend forward as far as you can with a straight back.

- You should feel this stretch through your hamstrings and spine.

- Breathe slow and steady, in and out of your nose, holding the stretch for around 30 seconds.

#ROXYfitness


STRETCH THREE - Warrior II

- Keeping your legs at the same distance apart as Stretch Two, turn your right foot horizontal and bend your knee to a 90 angle.

- Breathe in and shift your weight the right side of your body.

- As you breathe out you want to aim for you hand to touch your ankle or as close as you can get with a straight body. Imagine there is an imaginary sheet of glass touching your nose and butt.

- Turn your head and look up to your left hand.

- Make sure your knee isn’t bent over your ankle.

- This is a great yoga stretch for your thighs, spine, neck and ribs.

- Breathe slow and steady, in and out of your nose, holding the stretch for around 30 seconds.

- Now repeat this movement to the left..

#ROXYfitness

#ROXYfitness

#ROXYfitness


Show us how you’re chasing your 2016 fitness goals by tagging @ROXY in your fave fit pics on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 06:41:59 +0000
<![CDATA[Get the look - Monyca’s Signature Mermaid Waves]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/get-the-look-monycas-signature-mermaid-waves http://www.albayyara.com/blog/get-the-look-monycas-signature-mermaid-waves The wait is finally over! You requested the secrets to Monyca’s signature beach waves and here it is. Our beauty director, Katie Neutz, has prepared a simple step by step guide that will have you all set for Summer in no time. Enjoy!


Get the look - Monyca’s Signature Mermaid Waves

Get the look - Monyca’s Signature Mermaid Waves

Get the look - Monyca’s Signature Mermaid Waves

Get the look - Monyca’s Signature Mermaid Waves

Get the look - Monyca’s Signature Mermaid Waves

Have you been testing out our hair and beauty tutorials? Make sure you tag us on Instagram, Twitter with your pics!

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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 23:29:12 +0000
<![CDATA[Our favorite moments from the #ROXYpro 2015]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/our-favorite-moments-from-the-roxypro-2015 http://www.albayyara.com/blog/our-favorite-moments-from-the-roxypro-2015 With the #ROXYpro only two weeks away, we started to get a little nostalgic on our time at the Gold Coast last year. We have rounded up some of our favorite grams from the team to share.


Be good to your body........ And eat PANCAKES....... daily struggle

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Party time sooooo excellent! @ROXY @keliamoniz : @boskophoto

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Fun yogi action this mornin' @keliamoniz @sierrakerr @ROXY

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Tan lines in full effect : @caleyvanular

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Sideline hangs @roxy PC: @ryanheywood

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My mini and me @surferleila @roxy PC: @boskophoto

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Her free spirit is contagious / @lacurren sharing insights / @roxy #25yearsofROXY #popsurf pc @ryanheywood #heywood4president

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Palm trees to pine trees. Probably one of the worlds most famous views at the moment. #snapper doing its thing.

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Here we go again! @wsl @roxy #roxypro

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The finals bring the peeps! @wsl @roxy @quiksilver #roxypro #colourisbetter

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Tweet us @ROXY your favorite moments from 2015. And what are you looking forward to most in 2016?

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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 03:10:22 +0000
<![CDATA[Take it all in Your Stride with our #ROXYfitness Running Program]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/take-it-all-in-your-stride-with-our-roxyfitness-running-program http://www.albayyara.com/blog/take-it-all-in-your-stride-with-our-roxyfitness-running-program New year, new motivation! We’re getting ready for another exciting year, filled with the opportunity to RUN, SUP and STRETCH it out on the beach with all of you in our 2016 #ROXYfitness event series.

#ROXYfitness Running Program

Kicking off the global tour will be: Gold Coast, Australia, March 12th // Cocoa Beach, Florida, March 13th. (More dates to be announced soon!)

To get you started we have created an easy running program that will guide you to 5km in 4 weeks. Plus here’s a few running tips from the team to get the most out of your training -

- When placing your foot on the ground imagine you're running on a tight-rope – this way you will note to place your feet onto the ground gently and put less strain on your ankle and knee joints.

- Relax! Make sure your fingers are loose and you're not running with a clenched fist, this helps to relax your neck and shoulder muscles.

- Make sure your arms don’t twist past your belly button. This will keep your hips, legs and stride straight.

- Look straight ahead and breathe lightly. If you're running out of breath, simply slow your pace. The closer your lips are together the easier it will be to keep a nice light breath.

Download the program here

#ROXYfitness Running Program

Show us how you’re chasing your 2016 fitness goals by tagging @ROXY in your fave fit pics on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 04:52:02 +0000
<![CDATA[Get the Look - The Secret to the ROXY Girl Glow]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/get-the-look-the-secret-to-the-roxy-girl-glow http://www.albayyara.com/blog/get-the-look-the-secret-to-the-roxy-girl-glow One of our favorite beauty looks is that dewy, fresh-from-the-Tahitian-sun kind of glow. So between shots we quizzed our beauty guru Ericka Verrett on just how we can steal her secrets and re-create the look any day of the week.


Get the Look - The Secret to the ROXY Girl Glow

Step into our studio for the day, P A R A D I S E!

Get the Look - The Secret to the ROXY Girl Glow

Get the Look - The Secret to the ROXY Girl Glow

Get the Look - The Secret to the ROXY Girl Glow

Get the Look - The Secret to the ROXY Girl Glow

Get the Look - The Secret to the ROXY Girl Glow

Follow ROXY on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more hair and beauty how-to’s this season.

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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:57:33 +0000
<![CDATA[A day in Aimee's life.]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/a-day-in-aimee-s-life http://www.albayyara.com/blog/a-day-in-aimee-s-life A day in Aimee's life. Watch our ROXY snow athlete ripping in the Absolut Park in Austria! Check out the full video here:


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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:12:12 +0000
<![CDATA[Congratulations Kelly! Youngest ever female Winter X Games gold medalist]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congrats-kelly-sildaru http://www.albayyara.com/blog/congrats-kelly-sildaru

Less than 24 hours after joining the ROXY team, Kelly Sildaru wins gold at the X Games in Aspen!

The 13-year-old freeskier made history by becoming the youngest female competitor ever to win gold at the Winter X Games.

Kelly scored 93 points in the ski slopestyle final. Moving to the top of the podium ahead of the Norwegian girls Tiril Sjastad Christiansen (91,66 pts) and Johanne Killi (85,66 pts) who took silver and bronze.

This is already the second win of her young career following her freeski slopestyle victory at Dew Tour in December.

At just 13 years of age, Kelly Sildaru is one of the most exciting rising talents in the freeskiing community. We’re sure it won’t be the last time we see Kelly atop the winner's podium.

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:20:48 +0000
<![CDATA[Turn up the heat in the latest POPsurf Collection]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/turn-up-the-heat-in-the-latest-popsurf-collection http://www.albayyara.com/blog/turn-up-the-heat-in-the-latest-popsurf-collection We can feel the mercury rising as a fresh POPsurf collection hits the line up. A perfect clash of bold tropical florals with statement stripes and premium tech detailing for some serious fashion and function.

We’ve never been afraid to push a few boundaries when it comes to innovative surf style, and this season is no different. Unique cuts and 100% recycled fabrics create a dynamic mix, built for endless Summer slides.

Explore the collection here >


ROXY POPsurf

ROXY POPsurf

ROXY POPsurf

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:55:34 +0000
<![CDATA[The Day Kelia Moniz took on Teahupoo]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-day-kelia-moniz-took-on-teahupoo http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-day-kelia-moniz-took-on-teahupoo You’ve probably already seen the photo, 2x World Longboarding Champ, Kelia Moniz, dropping into a 15ft Teahupoo bomb on a 9’4 single fin longboard.

Then you probably saw the wipeout clip on STAB, or maybe saw the comments filtering through on social media. Fans, strangers and the wider surf community paying respect for something that no man or woman has possibly ever attempted.

Sitting in the channel witnessing the whole thing go down were, fellow team riders, Monyca and Steph, plus legendary Quiksilver waterman Jamie Mitchell and renowned photographer, Tim McKenna - here are their stories from that day….


#ROXYSneakPeek

Tim McKenna, Photographer (has most likely shot every major wave ridden at Teahupoo)

Kelia had already ridden some crazy waves during that session at Teahupoo. The swell was building and the conditions were perfect. We all thought that she would call it a day after a few waves but she went back out to the line up with Raimana for one last wave. She seemed more pumped than ever.

Longboards and Teahupoo don’t really mix that well and it was a miracle her board was still in one piece. As the big set rolled in she made part of the steep drop but the water was really sucking up the face of the wave, making it hard for her log to gain enough speed.

She was so committed with all her weight forward, that’s when her feet slipped of the deck, her body landed straight back on the board and she started to slide down the face.

We all held our breath for a few seconds as she wiped out in a pretty bad section of the wave. Kelia popped back up with a big smile on her face as people were cheering on from the boats. She is a true Hawaiian charger and the reef cut on her leg, just another battle wound, a Teahupoo reef tattoo full of memories.



Steph

We hadn't seen too many huge sets roll through. We knew the swell was building so we went out just to witness the wave. Both Jamie and I were injured so we were only spectating from the boat. It's always a little nerve wrecking with Raimana there as you know at any moment he'll tell you to jump on the ski 'it's your turn'. Sis is always pretty chill but her usual giggle turned a little more nervous when she got the call up. We knew Raimana would choose the biggest wave so I was a little nervous for her. You can tell it's a big wave when you see the other surfers in the lineup start scrambling to get into position, or into safety. Next minute we see the wave approach, Raimana says to sis 'this is it let’s go'. At that point she had no choice. He put her into a good spot, she had a good entry into the wave. As the wave started to completely bottom out, Sister still looking ever so stylish, started to slip and our hearts started to drop.... And then she belly slid over the falls. As intense of a wipe out as it was, I knew sis was laughing the whole time, and that's the beauty of what was 'the' moment.


Monyca

Sisters Teahupoo experience was so radical. We knew there was some good swell coming, and she kept telling me that she really wanted to get "a wave" out there. I wasn't thinking about it that much because I was feeling guilty about not having the same drive for such a crazy wave. As the day approached I could tell that she was serious because she was pretty focused, and a little nervous the night before. When we got out there the next day it seemed pretty manageable at first, and she got a few waves that I was definitely excited about, but they didn't really scare me TOO much. Side note, I was on the boat watching from the channel, so it was big to me! Then the biggest set of the day approached. I was just thinking, "no way they are going for this thing." Sure enough Raimana powers up the motor on the ski and sis jumps! Gliding across the face of this wave with pure focus and grace. It was gorgeous and terrifying at the same time. When she fell she body slammed straight onto her board, then bounced onto the face and over the falls. It was such a big wave, and such a gnarly wipe out that I swear my heart stopped. When she finally popped up there was another huge wave ready to break on her head, but in the nick of time Raimana swooped in and pulled her to the sled within a millisecond of getting obliterated by the wave behind. As they drove into the channel I immediately burst into tears of relief. My best friend was safe, and she was sooo stoked. I still cant get over it. I’m so proud of her.



My nurse @monycaeleogram making shitty things look gud. ALWAYS #Limed

A photo posted by Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) on


Jamie Mitchell - 10x Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard race World Champ, big wave surfer

I was in Tahiti for a Quiksilver photo shoot and we were all hanging out with the ROXY girls that day. When we all wrapped shooting, Raimana organised a boat for Steph, Monyca, myself, Raimana and crew to head out to Teahupoo. When we arrived we saw a few 6-8 ft sets and it was perfect, super clean and just beautiful. Steph and I were both carrying injuries and Monyca was happy watching from the boat, so we all were just cruising having a good time.

Raimana paddled out on his SUP and got a few waves and at that stage there was a few pulses in the swell and a few 10 ft bombs started rolling through.

We started saying to Sister ‘hey wouldn’t it be crazy if you could go get one on your longboard’ and sort of laughed about it. Then I remember thinking there’s no better time than now. So we all just got her pumped up and she just decided ‘hey what the hell’ and jumped off the boat…

Her first wave she went for was solid and about 8 ft and she gave it a good try but was too far up the nose and her fin didn’t hold the line and she ended up skipping out and having a pretty bad wipeout. At that stage we thought she would be done, but instead she did the fly by with Raimana and a huge grin on her face, you could tell she had all this adrenaline rushing through and went straight back into the lineup.

I had a feeling she was going to go big, and I was right. The next one she went was a solid 8-10 ft and she did really well to ride it as far as she did. Kelia made the drop, set her line then the single fin just couldnt hold and she had a horrendous wipeout. She fell then proceeded to body surf down the face over her board then get sucked up over and just pounded so hard. From the boat, Monyca was screaming and freaking out thinking she just saw her friend die and the rest of us were just screaming, waiting for her to resurface.

Once she came back to the boat the energy was just really cool. Sister was pumped, we were all high fiving, Monyca was still crying and we were all happy to see her in one piece with only a few scratches. The girls cracked a few beers and hugged it out and that was it, the end to a epic day. Big props to Kelia for charging that day, it was awesome to see.



#ROXYSneakPeek

We are constantly in awe of this humble Hawaiian. Sister charged, took a few tumbles, caught some reef and came out with her trademark smile as wide as ever. Unknowingly inspiring countless followers in the process.

If you’re not already, follow Sister on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for your daily dose of her kick-ass Aloha spirit.

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:40:51 +0000
<![CDATA[Get the look - Steph’s Salty Braided Bun ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/get-the-look-stephs-salty-braided-bun http://www.albayyara.com/blog/get-the-look-stephs-salty-braided-bun We love nothing more than long, warm salty days where we barely leave the beach and our beauty look is as simple as a braid and a twist.

Whether you’re spending your days by the sea this Summer or just chasing the look, our hair hero, Katie Neutz, is here to guide you through an easy braided bun with 6x World Champ Steph Gilmore.


Get the look - Steph’s Salty Braided Bun

Get the look - Steph’s Salty Braided Bun

Katie’s tools of the trade

Get the look - Steph’s Salty Braided Bun

Get the look - Steph’s Salty Braided Bun

Get the look - Steph’s Salty Braided Bun

Get the look - Steph’s Salty Braided Bun

Follow ROXY on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more hair and beauty how-to’s this season.

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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 23:29:22 +0000
<![CDATA[Paradise found! Sailing into a Tahitian dream]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/paradise-found-sailing-into-a-tahitian-dream http://www.albayyara.com/blog/paradise-found-sailing-into-a-tahitian-dream We’re no strangers to the Tahitian islands and the warm, inviting Polynesian charm that inevitably draws us back time and time again.

For our latest campaign shoot we rediscovered paradise amongst the spellbinding azure lagoons, lush tropical jungle and whitewashed beaches of Huahine.


Jump aboard and cruise the clip above with Monyca, Steph, Bruna, Kelia and Zoe, then take a look at our latest collection here

Paradise found! Sailing into a Tahitian dream

Paradise found! Sailing into a Tahitian dream

With it’s name referring to the feminine curve of the island's mountain ridge and derived from the Tahitian word for woman, Huahine’s garden of eden landscape had us captivated from the moment we arrived.

Paradise found! Sailing into a Tahitian dream

Paradise found! Sailing into a Tahitian dream

We spent our days adrift, tracing the coastline of the archipelago on our sailboat, the Jovita. An Argentinean monohull boat built in the 1950’s, which set the perfect tempo for our stay. With our favorite bikinis and sunny essentials on board, we found waves, deserted white sandy beaches and turquoise waters teeming with cartoon-colored fish.

Paradise found! Sailing into a Tahitian dream

Paradise found! Sailing into a Tahitian dream

Paradise found! Sailing into a Tahitian dream

Paradise found! Sailing into a Tahitian dream

Paradise found! Sailing into a Tahitian dream

Paradise found! Sailing into a Tahitian dream

Paradise found! Sailing into a Tahitian dream

Explore the latest collection here and stay tuned for some exciting giveaways and exclusives by following ROXY on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 23:02:23 +0000
<![CDATA[Take a #ROXYSneakPeek into our Tahitian Adventure]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/take-a-roxysneakpeek-into-our-tahitian-adventure http://www.albayyara.com/blog/take-a-roxysneakpeek-into-our-tahitian-adventure Seven days in paradise with an awesome crew sounds like the ideal holiday doesn’t it? For the ROXY team it’s all in the name of work, to shoot our latest campaign amongst the stunning islands of Tahiti. Fortunately the location delivers a cruisy vibe, laid back locals and more sunshine than you can handle.

Monyca, Steph, Bruna, Kelia and Zoe certainly made the head office team jealous as their dreamy #ROXYSneakPeek ‘grams filled our feeds. Here’s a round-up of our faves from the shoot and a heavy dose of travel inspo all rolled into one.


Wahine || Huahine Tahiti

A photo posted by Stephanie (@stephaniegilmore) on


Sundown drive by's

A photo posted by Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) on


Bathing in um #ROXYSneakPeak @roxy

A photo posted by Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) on



BIG PASS

A photo posted by ZOE CROSS (@crossandbone) on


WOODY WOODPECKER @stephaniegilmore

A photo posted by ZOE CROSS (@crossandbone) on


Lost in Paradise Perdida no Paraíso #Tahiti #Livingit

A photo posted by ??B R U N A??????? (@brunasschmitz) on


Sneak peak of a little boat life fabulous with @monycaeleogram cc: @roxy @olaeleogram #ROXYSneakPeak

A photo posted by Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) on


Papeete we will see you soon #AirTahitiNui #RaimanaWorld | Papeete jaja estamos ai xau xau

A photo posted by ??B R U N A??????? (@brunasschmitz) on


Clearest water! @roxy #roxysneakpeek #airtahitinui :#gopro

A photo posted by Monyca Eleogram (@monycaeleogram) on


Spent yesterday here Tahiti is stunning @roxy #airtahitinui

A photo posted by Monyca Eleogram (@monycaeleogram) on


Tell next time Huahine back to Papeete @brunasschmitz @roxy #roxysneakpeek #airtahitinui #gopro

A photo posted by Monyca Eleogram (@monycaeleogram) on


Bon Soir @monycaeleogram @crossandbone #roxysneakpeek @roxy #airtahitinui

A photo posted by Stephanie (@stephaniegilmore) on


@ROXY #ROXYsneakpeek

A photo posted by ZOE CROSS (@crossandbone) on


SHOP the latest bikinis here

To catch all the behind the scenes action, follow us on Instagram and the #ROXYSneakPeek feed.

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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 03:28:05 +0000
<![CDATA[Kick start the new year with our delicious citrus bliss recipe ]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kick-start-the-new-year-with-our-delicious-citrus-bliss-recipe http://www.albayyara.com/blog/kick-start-the-new-year-with-our-delicious-citrus-bliss-recipe With the silly season officially over and a fresh list of #ROXYfitness resolutions to tackle in 2016, we decided to ease our way into the year with a cleansing and refreshing citrus infused water recipe.

#ROXYfitness Citrus Water Recipe

Aside from being delicious, this is one of the simplest ways to stay hydrated and start the cleanse and detox process. We selected some of our favorite citrus fruits, sliced cucumber and added a sprig of rosemary for sweetness but the possibilities are endless!

#ROXYfitness Citrus Water Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

- Orange - packed with vitamin c // beta-carotene protects your skin

- Cucumber - helps remove toxins from the body // silica promotes healthy hair, skin and nails

- Lemon - balances your body’s pH // cleanses your liver

- Rosemary - boosts immunity and circulation // improves memory

- A large jug or drink bottle

#ROXYfitness Citrus Water Recipe

We made enough mixture for a water bottle, but you can easily adapt for a jug or pitcher to share.

Slice some orange, cucumber and lemon (we removed the lemon rind as it can be too bitter). Add slices to the water bottle or jug with a few sprigs of rosemary and fill with water.

Store in the refrigerator for a few hours before drinking. Add ice to serve.

Depending on your taste you can add more of something and less of another to customise your flavor and intensity, or you can use sparkling mineral water for a fizzy twist.


Show us how you are enjoying you favorite fruit water infusions by tagging @roxy your Insta and twitter pics ?

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Wed, 06 Jan 2016 23:02:01 +0000
<![CDATA[Way North with Lena Stoffel - Where the Mountains Meet the Sea]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/way-north-with-lena-stoffel-where-the-mountains-meet-the-sea http://www.albayyara.com/blog/way-north-with-lena-stoffel-where-the-mountains-meet-the-sea Soul surfers, Lena Stoffel and Aline Bock recently packed their bags and an RV full of surfboards, skis, snowboards, splitboards and stand-up paddleboards for an incredible adventure in part of Norway’s dramatic archipelago, Lofoten. A trip designed to satisfy both passions, snow and surf.

Take a look at their clip (a good dose of travel inspiration!)


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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:53:19 +0000
<![CDATA[Introducing the new ROXYxBiotherm Collection, Sportswear Becomes Skin Care.]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/introducing-the-new-roxyxbiotherm-collection http://www.albayyara.com/blog/introducing-the-new-roxyxbiotherm-collection

In an exciting first, We have teamed up with iconic beauty brand, Biotherm, to create the first Winter collection that cares for your skin! Harnessing the latest in wearable technology and innovation, the ROXYxBiotherm enjoy & CARE collection consists of jackets and neckwarmers designed to protect your skin from the dry air, wind and freezing cold.

ROXYxBiotherm

‘I love the feeling of the extreme softness on my skin, it’s what a girl should always have.’ Olympic Champion, Torah Bright

So how does it work? Nourishing micro capsules are built into the fabric to continuously moisturise your face and neck. So no matter what the conditions, your skin stays soft and supple.

Explore the full collection here

ROXYxBiotherm
ROXYxBiotherm
ROXYxBiotherm
ROXYxBiotherm
ROXYxBiotherm
ROXYxBiotherm
ROXYxBiotherm
ROXYxBiotherm
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Thu, 05 Nov 2015 06:21:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Justine Mauvin Making Sound Waves with Debut Clip BOM BOM]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/justine-mauvin-making-sound-waves-with-debut-clip-bom-bom http://www.albayyara.com/blog/justine-mauvin-making-sound-waves-with-debut-clip-bom-bom

A self confessed aquaholic, Justine Mauvin continues to inspire us with her (almost) never ending list of talents.

With her catchy pop-folk debut EP released earlier this year, Justine has been busy over the last few months filming her first clip alongside director and producer Pierre David.

We caught up with Justine on the eve of the clip launch to find out what the filming process was like -

Justine Mauvin Making Sound Waves with Debut Clip BOM BOM

What was it like filming your first clip?

Turning my music into images was a whole new creative dimension for me. This is my first clip and I found it very interesting to play a character. Pierre David, the director and I worked on ideas and scenarios and then we began shooting in July. We juggled between surf sessions, a road trip in Spain, or abandoned hotels. We were filming and editing until October and it has been so much fun in the making.

Justine Mauvin Making Sound Waves with Debut Clip BOM BOM
Justine Mauvin Making Sound Waves with Debut Clip BOM BOM
Justine Mauvin Making Sound Waves with Debut Clip BOM BOM
Justine Mauvin Making Sound Waves with Debut Clip BOM BOM

Tell us about the locations… the scenery is beautiful!

We shot part of the clip in Spain, it was very special to be there. All the scenery reminded me of some stories of my grandmother, and revolutionary grandfather. The abandoned villages and local legends made for a special atmosphere, almost mystical! We filmed the surf shots with Laurent Pujol in Seignosse, France. I had to get up in the dark and paddled out in the early hours of the morning, to capture the golden hour. It was cold and there weren’t many waves but the shots are beautiful.

Justine Mauvin Making Sound Waves with Debut Clip BOM BOM
Justine Mauvin Making Sound Waves with Debut Clip BOM BOM
Justine Mauvin Making Sound Waves with Debut Clip BOM BOM
Justine Mauvin Making Sound Waves with Debut Clip BOM BOM

Your boyfriend, Dimitri Ouvre, features in the clip. What was it like working together?

Sharing the experience was new to us. I was impressed with how well he played the game! In the scene where I get angry and run away, I had to get very upset, which wasn’t easy but I did enjoy the process.

Justine Mauvin Making Sound Waves with Debut Clip BOM BOM
Justine Mauvin Making Sound Waves with Debut Clip BOM BOM

Download Justine’s EP on iTunes here.

Check out Justine’s website and don’t forget to follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebookfor all the latest info.

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Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:12:12 +0000
<![CDATA[Sunshine, Smiles and Savasana at #RUNSUPYOGA Sydney]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/sunshine-smiles-savasana-at-runsupyoga-sydney http://www.albayyara.com/blog/sunshine-smiles-savasana-at-runsupyoga-sydney Over a thousand participants joined Olympic Champion Torah Bright at Manly Beach, Sydney today, for the 16th event on the global #RUNSUPYOGA tour, celebrating 25 Years of ROXY.



#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney

We took our sun salutation to a whole new level as instructor Crystal O’Rourke lead an energising yoga flow.


#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney

Basking in the beautiful Australian sunshine, with the sound of our DJ and Manly’s waves keeping the good vibes at an all time high, we finished our session refreshed and relaxed, ready to tackle the day.


#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney

Before we hit the sand for the 3km run, we took some time out (and take a few selfies) in the #RUNSUPYOGA Chill Out lounge, the perfect place to grab a delicious Organic Avenue Cold-Pressed Juice, Blue Dinosaur Paleo Bar, Shop the REBEL x ROXY store, and trial some Ella Bache sunscreen.


#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney

It wasn’t long before we laced up and hit the beach for the 3km run. Motivation wasn’t hard to find with Torah leading the charge and participants encouraging each other along the way, until we reached the finish line, to the cheers and applause of spectators.


#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney

The day wrapped up with a friendly 1km SUP race in perfect conditions from Shelley Beach. Participants shared plenty of laughs and some healthy competition as they took to the crystal clear water on their Naish SUP’s.


#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney
#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney

A BIG thank you to everyone who joined us today, we had so much fun sharing the #ROXYfitness fun with you! Keep sharing your pics on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook tagging @roxy and #RUNSUPYOGA.


Head to our Fitness Pinterest board or our Facebook album for more images from the day!

#RUNSUPYOGA Sydney

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 04:54:24 +0000
<![CDATA[The best pictures from the 2015 #ROXYpro France]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-best-pictures-from-the-2015-roxypro-france http://www.albayyara.com/blog/the-best-pictures-from-the-2015-roxypro-france Another year is coming to an end for #ROXYpro France! This stopover at Hossegor allowed the girls to meet up again, spend some unforgettable time together and enjoy la belle vie French style.

Here is a selection of the best photos from #ROXYpro France 2015 to give you an idea of the happy times shared by the girls from the ROXY team.

 

// plage naturaliste @roxy @cisurfboards

Une photo publiée par bianca buitendag (@biancabuitendag) le8 Oct. 2015 à 2h41 PDT

 

Sweetest Au Revoir to another amazing time here in France... // Till next year PC: @bastienbonnarme #ROXYSneakPeek

Une photo publiée par Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) le18 Oct. 2015 à 2h08 PDT

 

Was fun while it lasted! @wsl @roxy #roxyprofrance ??(not sure who took this pic?)

Une photo publiée par Stephanie (@stephaniegilmore) le11 Oct. 2015 à 10h06 PDT

 

Legs and babes // They make it looks so easy #ROXYProFRANCE

Une photo publiée par Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) le16 Oct. 2015 à 2h52 PDT

 

Look at this epic ray of sunshine we found in France! She's da bomb! @torahbright #roxyprofrance

Une photo publiée par Stephanie (@stephaniegilmore) le9 Oct. 2015 à 2h44 PDT

 

Squad goals #ROXYxFRANCE pc: @Delbess

Une photo publiée par ??B R U N A??????? (@brunasschmitz) le12 Oct. 2015 à 14h12 PDT

 

France trip is a wrap. Good times. Thanks friends.

Une photo publiée par Lisa (@andersenlisa) le17 Oct. 2015 à 7h14 PDT

 

Flight delays never killed anyone x

Une photo publiée par bianca buitendag (@biancabuitendag) le14 Oct. 2015 à 9h11 PDT

 

Bonjour // @roxy #ROXYxFRANCE

Une photo publiée par Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) le7 Oct. 2015 à 3h39 PDT

 

Une photo publiée par Monyca Eleogram (@monycaeleogram) le16 Oct. 2015 à 7h15 PDT

 

Nothing like #RunSupYoga follow by for #25YearsOfRoxy @Roxy #ROXYxFRANCE

Une photo publiée par ??B R U N A??????? (@brunasschmitz) le12 Oct. 2015 à 11h14 PDT

 

Shenanigans @roxy Photo @claudia_ldr @hossian_mag

Une photo publiée par Lee-Ann Curren (@lacurren) le11 Oct. 2015 à 8h12 PDT

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:33:30 +0000
<![CDATA[LeeAnn and Bianca Getting Lost on Purpose in 'The Sound of Silence']]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/leeann-and-bianca-getting-lost-on-purpose-in-the-sound-of-silence http://www.albayyara.com/blog/leeann-and-bianca-getting-lost-on-purpose-in-the-sound-of-silence

Between stops on the Women’s Championship Tour earlier this year, Bianca Buitendag and fellow ROXY rider Lee-Ann Curren embarked on an epic road trip along South Africa’s ferocious Eastern coastline, known as the Transkei.

Their film, The Sound of Silence, documents their pursuit of un-planned discovery, a spontaneous surf adventure, the opportunity to disconnect and get a little bit lost along the way.

We caught up with Lee-Ann and Bianca during the ROXYpro to hear more about their time on the Wild Coast.

Lee Ann and Bianca’s life trip in South Africa

Lee Ann

1) What were your expectations when traveling to South Africa? Had you heard about the Transkei before you arrived?

I had never been to the Transkei but it was my 4th time to South Africa, I didn't really have time to think about the trip too much before hand and had no idea what the Transkei was, I just learned about it when I landed in Cape Town and asked my friend about it.

Lee Ann and Bianca’s life trip in South Africa

2) Being mainly a free surfer, you obviously get to travel a lot. What was unique about this specific trip?

It was crazy how every single person we saw on this trip waved their hand at us, driving around in our car, in other places I've been people are so used to tourists that they don't really notice them anymore, but we didn't go unnoticed in the Transkei. I liked talking to the locals and learn about their ceremonies, beliefs. The wild life of South Africa was pretty specific too, we saw whales and dolphins, and heard a lot of shark stories that were always in the back of my mind when we were surfing.

Lee Ann and Bianca’s life trip in South Africa
Lee Ann and Bianca’s life trip in South Africa

3) The film features an awesome sound track from your band, Betty the Shark, Take us through the meaning of the sound track and its relevance to the film.

Music is very important in films and surf films, it was cool to see that one of our songs fit the surf section pretty well and everyone was stroked on it. I also am really interested in the process of scoring a soundtrack to a film and it was cool to see from closer how Dan worked with his team to create a musical universe to go with the film.

4) What was the funniest moment on the trip?

When our car little blue car (that we called Winnie Blue) got stuck on the edge of a cliff and local kids who were there playing soccer helped us pushing the car back onto the road.

Lee Ann and Bianca’s life trip in South Africa

5) Did you guys get caught in any dodgy stations at all or was it a smooth ride?

I would say it was a pretty smooth ride, everyone was so friendly giving us directions and the weather was pretty nice the whole time which helped a lot with camping.

6) What was the most memorable moment/location for you? Did your perspective change after the trip?

It's always a realization and a bit of a kick in the butt when you meet people that live a very simple life and are always smiling and happy, and ready to share everything they own with you. In the Western world everything is a bit complicated, stressful, so it's nice to jump into that world for a bit.

7) Does being in a band and being a professional free surfer compliment one another?

For me it does, I wouldn't be happy without surfing and same without music, it clashes a bit if you play late at night and want to surf at sunrise, you just have to get organized. Getting better as a band takes a lot of time, it's the same with surfing, both require a lot of patience and just to enjoy doing it and stay creative.

Lee Ann and Bianca’s life trip in South Africa

8) What’s coming up next?

I only know a bit of my near future, we are going to Iceland with Betty The Shark to play gigs and surf. We should release some new songs and videos in the next few months. I want to put my time in getting a lot better with music, and making more quality footage with my surfing in unusual locations like the Transkei.

Bianca

1) You have had a really good run on tour this year. Take us through your strategy coming into 2015.

I could babble on concerning preparation, equipment, training, etc. but those aspects of the sport are already a standard in any professional's career. I would not be able to give you a definite answer about strategy, as I believe it changes with every fluctuation in your performance as well as the unexpected happening in your life outside of competition.

2) How much time off do you get during the year to go on a trip like this?

'Spare time' is not necessarily a term we are awfully familiar with. Having the season start in February and end in December, we have a month here and there to see loved ones, visit grandma, eat a pizza, and experience a second of near normality. But even when placed in one position for over 2 weeks, I start to become uneasy, wanting to move, because I know there is an opportunity somewhere that I could be missing

3) Why did you choose to create the film in South Africa and specifically the Transkei?

I was looking for silence, a sort of escape from the constant connectivity and expectations you have one yourself. The Transkei gives you just that. The freedom to be still, the freedom to create something that is very true to yourself, without any other influence.

Lee Ann and Bianca’s life trip in South Africa

4) Tell us about how the film’s concept came about?

When I come home, and every time the plane descends into Africa, I cannot help but notice the huge contrast that exists between lifestyles. I feel that we forget what our original intent is, to discover, to create, to learn, love and let live. These constant connections and social norms are like a fog hanging above us, keeping us too busy to realize why we're here, what we're actually doing and filling each day with. Its time to wake up

Lee Ann and Bianca’s life trip in South Africa

5) The film involves a lot more lifestyle and story than surfing, what is it like shooting a film like this and not your standard surfing film?

The culture of surfing involves more outside of the water than what we think. I think the ratio between surf and lifestyle in the film is a correct display of what it is in real life. To surf is almost like an excuse to go on an adventure, and it is that adventure we have captured in the film.

Lee Ann and Bianca’s life trip in South Africa

6) What has stuck with you the most after this trip.

Although the place is obviously beautiful, the most intriguing part of creation to me is people. So what stuck with me most is the diversity, difference and depth of the people we could see, meet and display in the film.

7) What was it like traveling through the Transkei? It’s well renowned for it’s sharky waters...

We had heard rumors of Sharky waters as well as crime on land. Being South African, there is a sense if familiarity, risk is part of our daily, whether in or out of the water, but it is what we thrive off, safety is something we sacrifice in order to live here, now you can only imagine Africa's beauty and power.

Lee Ann and Bianca’s life trip in South Africa

8) Is there any advice you would like to give anyone wanting to go on an off the grid surf adventure?

I would choose not to give advice, since advice would only rob them of a lesson learnt.

9) What were the waves like?

I am afraid no words do it justice. It only takes one flight over for you to see it with your own eyes.

Lee Ann and Bianca’s life trip in South Africa

10) What’s coming up next?

I do not even have the insight to know what will happen in the next 10 minutes, never mind tomorrow - nor do I entirely want control over it, so you will have to refer your question to the Big Man Upstairs.

Lee Ann and Bianca’s life trip in South Africa

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<![CDATA[Steph’s Essentials for the #ROXYpro France]]> http://www.albayyara.com/blog/steph-s-essentials-for-the-roxy-pro-france http://www.albayyara.com/blog/steph-s-essentials-for-the-roxy-pro-france Have you ever wondered what Stephanie Gilmore’s go-to items are when she packs her bags for her French adventure at the #ROXYpro?

As her first event back on the circuit since April, we quizzed Steph on her favorite pieces that are a must for the barreling beach breaks of the Landes coast.

Steph’s Essentials for the #ROXYpro France

A good wetty definitely tops the list. With water temps currently hovering around 16-18 degrees C, staying toasty in the line-up is key.

Steph’s Nikon rarely leaves her side. Ready to document her travels and catch inspiring moments.

Whether it’s tuning out to focus before a heat or tuning in to her favorite playlist en route to the next destination, quality headphones are a must. (How fresh is the color!)

A great pair of jeans and a basic tee are a no brainer, they can mix and match back to almost anything and everything. #ROXYfitness gear.

A life spent in the sun and surf needs a sunscreen to match. Steph’s sunscreen is as natural as they come and doubles as a tinted moisturiser.

Shady lady. Packing an extra pair of sunglasses is a genius travel tip, just in case one pair disappears along the way.

Staying connected wherever she goes with her iPhone.

The perfect black ankle boot for any outfit or occasion, perfectly matching Steph’s rock-inspired, surf-chic day to day style.

Catch more of Steph’s unique style and travel inspo on her Instagram,Twitter and Facebook as she heads into the final event of the 2015 tour, the Maui Pro, Hawaii.