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Why as a surfer – we should think about the ocean

April 15, 2015

Let’s be honest, being able to surf with such a powerful connection with the ocean and the marine life is a beautiful process. While we are out there, we don’t have any control, neither any idea of how strong nature can be. A force that can destroy anything and anyone on her way. That’s the beauty of it. Not being sure of what’s going to happen, if the water will take us back where we belong or will push us further so we can connect with the ocean and be brave. Not being sure if a shark will attack by mistake in a risked area or if we’ll be lucky enough to see dolphins sharing the wave with us. At... Continue Reading →

Hey kid, drink your green juice!

April 06, 2015

As summer is coming, we can feel the rush of being healthy and all ready to get our boards out and our wetsuit on (do you think it will still fit?). Oh well. We were not courageous as you, getting our daily work out in the ocean while it was freezing minus zero. The idea of swimming next to chunks of ice wasn’t exactly my concept of paradise, and didn’t pop up in my head as something I should do. But, now, the sunshine is now back on track and ready to warm our heart and our life. The problem is that we are not ready for it. Not at all. We just spent a cozy winter in our overheat... Continue Reading →

Salty Freckles - An interview with Veronica Steigner, driven by the ocean.

April 04, 2015

I found a little part of me in Veronica, and I even invited her to California – you should come or I will be bummed! A gifted gal hooked to the surf culture, Veronica is now part of the Akela Surf team by doing the design for a swimsuit. On the new collection, you will have the chance to walk around the shore and go catch some swells with a design made from this girl. She still doesn’t believe it, as she said in the interview: ‘’I only told my family and my best friends because I am still afraid that something would go wrong’’. She reminds us that even people that work hard for their dream are still able... Continue Reading →

Surfers are similar to crazy hockey fans.

April 01, 2015

Red eyes, tired morning. Falling asleep on your desk and wishing for coffee, almost every minute of the day. When people ask why you didn’t sleep, they just don’t get it. They’re going to judge you so you only answer a quick ‘’I had things to do’’ rather than ‘’I enjoyed watching during the whole night the first day of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach because it was quite awesome and better than watching outside the snow that doesn’t melt away’’. This is as creep as people waking up at 5 am to watch hockey games. Same thing, different sport. Anyway, good choice. Don’t say it, they won’t understand. Sometimes, when I am watching contest like those, I’m... Continue Reading →

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