Reflection

Reflecting on our favorite topics: Surfing, Life, the Environment, and Travel.

  • How Headspace Changed My Life

    Today I want to talk about life, and specifically how in the last six months, mine has changed. I’m at this age where I’ve graduated from college, and haven’t yet moved onto a career, and people ask me constantly, “What are you going to do?” And every time they ask me, I know that (sadly) […]

  • Indonesia: A Dark Past, Murky Present and Uncertain Future

    The allure of Indonesia. It’s like the best place on Earth for surfers, right? Well, at one point I thought yes, and now I’m not really sure. Either way, with beaches like this: And waves like this: Image by Diogo d’Orey We all want to go there because of the insanely perfect waves. The idea behind […]

  • Shaping Environmental Perspective You Can Be Proud of

    One of the greatest rewards of being a surfer is having the opportunity on a casual, almost daily basis, to be surrounded by marine life in their natural habitat. Like these playful little dudes: Image Randy Ruby Surfers as a whole are truly connected to nature more than most, and this connection can be overwhelmingly enchanting, or at […]

  • How Convenience is Ruining the Planet: An Underlying Truth of the Modern World

    If you would have asked me a year ago where I thought I’d be, or what I thought I’d be doing right now, the picture I would have painted for you would have looked something like this: Me. Out of the country. Some place with better waves than home. Perhaps in the tropics. Fun night […]

  • Baja Bliss: An Exception to the Rule

    Months before I first decided on only biking to surf for one year, I made a commitment to one of my closest friends to go with him to Baja to celebrate his birthday. I take pride in honoring my commitments, and having missed his birthday trip the last two years, I decided to make his weekend […]

  • Shaun Tomson on Sustainable Surfing

    Shaun Tomson, 1977 World Champion of Surfing, is one passionate human being. I remember years ago, I breezed through one of his books on a road trip with my parents. I was captivated by the stories of his youth in South Africa, his professional surfing career, and his pioneering of surfing Oahu’s North Shore. Last […]

  • The Perks of Driving Less

    Two weeks and two days into my year long mission, and I have driven my car on only five occasions. Considering I was previously driving my car every day, multiple times per day, I think Bike to Surf is off to an effective start. I’m fortunate to live close to my day job, which is […]

  • This One’s for the Landlubbers

    Mother Nature graces Southern California winters with an unfair amount of seventy degree and sunny days. In the mornings when I walk past my neighbor’s house en route to work, he’ll joke with me from his front porch, “Another shitty day out.” It gets me every time. Today was one of those days, and two friends and […]

  • Next Level Water Photography by Diogo d’Orey

    Surfing Keramas for the first time is a real treat. There is no shortage of hype having been the location of a famed WCT event, the Oakley Pro Junior Championships and a lot of high profile video parts. A couple days ago I finally had an opportunity to surf there. As I paddled out in the channel, […]

NO KOOKY SPAM, guaranteed

Newsletter