Author - Melanie Williams

When ambition gets the best of a surfer

Becoming too ambitious can rob the joy from surfing Surfing is so freaking hard!   Ask any of your high achieving friends why they love surfing and at least part of their answer will include, “Because it is hard.” Surfing...

Snowboard Packlist: What you absolutely cannot forget

Snowboard Packlist Don’t get stuck in the parking lot without your gloves!   It’s the worst feeling ever. Imagine this… you are insanely stoked on a quick weekend getaway to the local mountains. You are so...

Sports Injury Recovery: Ten tips to reduce healing time

How to reduce healing time from sports injuries Sports Injuries suck! There is no way around it. When you are doing what you love and hear that pop, feel that snap, or sense that first shooting pain, it’s hard to know what hurts...

How to Heal an Infected Cut: An unexpected home remedy

Healing infected cuts is a serious issue for surfer   Depending on where you surf, you might end up with new minor knicks and scratches on your feet and legs after almost every surf session. And if are one of the unlucky...

Deep Breathing: Why every athlete should be doing it

Deep breathing has hundreds of proven benefits. That’s why some of the world’s top athletes practice it regularly.    We all know we should take more deep breaths. But doing it is another story. Here are...

Holiday in New York City: A sports lover’s dream

The New York sports scene is off the charts!   New York is alive with energy. The New York sports scene can keep you busy for weeks, with something for anyone, no matter what type of sports you are into. This city...

Finding Flow in Sports: What the Yoga Sutras teach us

What the Yoga Sutras have to teach us about finding flow in any sport   The whole idea behind the practice of yoga is to remove excess thinking and start becoming. The Yoga Sutras, an ancient Hindu text, mentions only...

Dear Surfing: I Hate You

Dear Surfing, I hate you. I’m so over you. You humiliate me. You make me feel like a worthless piece of shit. And you are right, I’m not good enough for you. It’s true. I suck at this, I suck at life. Just let me go in peace...

How To Repair A Surfboard – DIY ding repair

How to repair a surfboard Doing your own ding repair might sound intimidating. But that is exactly what makes it so satisfying.   There are certain things in life that give you a sense of pride when they are accomplished:...

Swimwear review – Mona eco-friendly surf one piece

If a surf bikini stays on through this, it stays on! Check out Mona’s eco-friendly surf and swimwear here. Apply discount code STILLSTOKED to save 10% at checkout     The sound underwater was defining and the...