Category - Sports

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...

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...

The reasons why we surf

The reasons why we surf Guest writer and Cornwall local, Emma Fraser Bell ponders the reason we surf. Why do we return to surfing even when it fills us with so much frustration so much of the time?   One weekend this summer...

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:...

New Women’s Snowboard Movie – Listen to the eyes

  Woooo HOOOOO!  Winter is just around the corner and three of my favourite female riders just dropped a vid full of the sickest pow slashes, pillow drops, gnarly cliff, and the occasional tree barrel! YES! Now I am totally...

The complete guide to buying skis for women

How to buy skis for women What to look for when buying skis for women   With an increase in women hitting the slopes, it’s hard not to notice that ski companies are developing and manufacturing some great, female...

Surfer Girls Kick Ass – You must read this book!

Surfer Girls Kick Ass This new book called ‘Surfer Girls Kick-Ass’ is the ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ for surfers – well worth a read!   Without a doubt, Surfer Girls Kick Ass this is a must-read book for...

Jolyn Bikini Review – 100% durable and 0% ugly

Jolyn Bikini Review A tie bikini that stays on – A surf bikini review by Billie Gurr   If you’re a female surfer of any level, I’m sure you’ve faced a range of bikini issues in the water. Whether it’s having your...

Learning to snowkite in Alaska at SnowKite Base Camp

Snowkite in Alaska   I’ve never really wanted to kiteboard. In fact until now, I’ve actively avoided it. You see, it’s the idea of being dragged out to sea by a kite, left helpless and bobbing in Australia’s shark...

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance I recommend Sadly travel insurance is one of those things that you just need to get. If the worst case scenario happens, it can get bad REALLY quickly. Like that time I was robbed of all my possessions in Laos...

Mood – A stunning short surf film by Fran Miller

Water in slow-motion is captivating. Add a surfer and the eye of surf photographer Fran Miller, and you have a stunning visual feast. Mood is exactly that. A stunning short surf film from the recently interviewed Australian...

Olympic Snowboarding Big Air – So hot right now

Snowboarding has always been a world of two halves: the competitive side fuelled by increasing rules and regulations, and the soul-searching freeride side, seen as art more than sport.   Never are these two sides more...

The Rip Curl girls drop a sweet video from Indonesia

Surfer girls stuck in reception The Rip Curl search is all about getting out there. Alana Blanchard, Nikki Van Dyke and new 2016 world champion (legend) Tyler Wright went on a girls trip to Indonesia. And they scored. And got...

Fun snowboarding edit from girls at Thumbs up Birds

Thanks to the nice ladies at Thumbs up Birds for reaching out to me with their season edit. Snowboarding has never been a team sport, but Thumbs up Birds has always been team-driven to encourage and progress women’s place in the...

Full Moon Snowboard Film by Leanne Pelosi is HERE!

Watch Full Moon Film Now!   Full Moon Film is currently being toured around North America by the lovely ladies Leanne Pelosi, Mary France Roy, Robin Van Gyn, Helen Schettini, Jamie Anderson and Annie Boulanger.   So the...

Surf training out of the water – Paddle fitness

Surf training – paddle fitness – This is a guest post by Nadine Gottal of njoyrides.com   Surfboard under your arm and leash fixed to your ankle, you stand on the sand, marvelling at the endless right hander...

Don’t make these 6 mistakes when learning to surf

6 mistakes you will make learning to surf Learning to surf is tough. I read an article by the amazing Girl Surf Network recently that spoke about surfing being a 10 year sport. Yup. 10 years. That’s how long it could take...

How does Bethany Hamilton surf with one arm?

  Bethany Hamilton just inspired the entire world. Her performance surfing at the Fiji Pro left everyone with mouths on the floor and nothing but wide eyes and praise for professional athlete, mother, wife and inspirational...