It was another amazing adventure to China this year. My trip started off in Beijing for press conference and some sight seeing. From there I flew to Hangzhou to meet my fellow tidal bore surfers and Wabosono crew. Check out our pics from the trip, surfing the tidal bore and a brief blog I wrote while I was there. DAY 1:Our morning starts off the day with a safety briefing meeting on a massive police yacht located on the river. Fifteen eager pro surfers, multiple camera crews, media personnel and government officials are packed like sardines into a room listening to Chinese men tell us what we cant and can do on the river. “No going to close to the river banks due to underwater jetties and poles that can suddenly appear. Don’t go past bridge number 9 where we enter into a new town with different regulations….
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Check out this fun video from the annual Punta Sayulita SUP/Longboard event. If you haven’t been to this event, book your tickets no, because it’s one you don’t want to miss. Incredible surfers from all over the US and Mexico, live concert on the beach, great food, prizes and more. It is so fun every year!!! All ages are welcome. I am always honored to announce the big band on the beach infront of thousands of people. This year’s entertainment was by Pato Banton and the Now Generation. The entire beach was dancing and singing! Special thanks: -Punta Sayulita team for another successful event -All of our sponsors for making this happen -Competitors for traveling long distances that make this event great -Pato Banton band for rocking out the beach -Jimmy Gamboa’s team for taking all the youngsters and orphans surfing. What a site to see! -Film crew for documenting…
Mary Osborne, Patagonia Surf Ambassador, interviews Dr. Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins, founders of the 5 Gyres Institute, about the great Pacific garbage patch and the problem of plastic garbage in all of the world’s oceans.
Maui Jim Women’s Adventure Series An unforgettable weekend of surfing and yoga. Women of all ages and surfing abilities are welcome. Aloha Adventures! Maui Jim invites you to join us for the all new 2012 Maui Jim Women’s Adventure Series! Attendees will have the experience of a lifetime learning to surf or stand-up paddle, and enjoying the relaxation of yoga in a fun, inspiring atmosphere. Women of all ages are welcome to attend, so whether you have always wanted to learn to surf or are already an avid surfer, join us! An unforgettable view of the world awaits. Event Locations May 18-20, Melbourne Beach, Florida June 22-24, San Diego California July 20-22, Newport Beach, California August 24-26, Ventura, California September 27 – October 1, Maui, Hawaii Sign-Up or Contact Us for more information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 309.683.2074
On December 10, 2011 I was invited to attend the White House Holiday Party with my friend Eric Ortner. It was an incredible evening, one I will never forget. I went from surfing perfect warm waves in El Salvador directly to the White House Holiday Party and was fortunate enough to get a picture with the President and Frist Lady. This was one of the best Decembers I have a had in my life.
Day 1: Sunzal, El Salvador photos by Justin Bastien I am currently on a all girl’s trip in El Salvador with quite a dynamic crew of women. Our surf crew consists of: Patagonia Ambassador, environmentalist, Founder of Save Our Snow foundation & Ripping Chix, professional skier, Alison Gannett Ripping surfer, pro traveler & photographer, Kemi Vernon Filmmaker (23 feet), director, producer of Red Reel Media & published writer (Women’s Adventure Magazine for this trip), Allie Bomach Author (The Beekeeper’s Lament) & adventure writer: Hannah Nordhaus Surf & lifestyle photographer, Justin Bastien Our fabulous host at Casa Del Mar, Suni Apter Thank you Casa Del Mar for The adventure has just begun….