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Sweater Weather Has Arrived!

by Kim Lamb on November 19, 2014


It may still be sunny outside, but with the light breeze and temps dipping down into the 60’s, it is finally feeling like Fall in San Diego! We’ve been looking at cute flannels, hoodies and sweaters for weeks now, thankfully the day has come, it is now sweater weather!

Here are some of our faves!

*In the trending photo at the top, the sweaters featured are by Roxy, Billabong, Rip Curl, Hurley, Lira and RVCA

World Sight Day

by Kim Lamb on October 9, 2014

Today is World Sight Day. TOMS has posed the question, what does sight mean to you? Help raise awareness about blindness and visual impairment. Currently, via Instagram, we are asking you to take a photo and include #givesight to share a view that you are grateful for.


Above is our current view and we feel lucky to have it! For more information about World Sight Day and to learn what TOMS, in particular, does to help the cause everyday, visit http://www.toms.com/world-sight-day/


Above photo is from the TOMS Instagram page.

Trend Report: Flannel, Flannel Everywhere!

by Kim Lamb on September 17, 2014

Despite the crazy heat we have had in Southern California, it is still about to be Fall! As our new shipments arrive we have noticed that flannel has definitely made a come back! The color palettes have changed a bit, but this girl, for one, doesn’t mind at all! Hello to the 90’s, welcome back!


Each brand has found a way to add a flannel that perfectly compliments the other pieces in the line. It seems like a no-brainer, especially in San Diego, where we rarely need an actual jacket! Whether you throw one on after a surf or put one on with a pair of cut-offs, flannels are a great wardrobe addition!


Wahines + the Rip Curl My Bikini Tour

by Kim Lamb on July 24, 2014

When we received the invite to check out the Rip Curl My Bikini Tour, we new it would be an event we shouldn’t miss! We sent two of our Wahines, managers Marissa and Sarah, to represent and, wow, we sure are jealous of the fun they had! Below is Marissa’s recap of the day!


“The Rip Curl My Bikini Tour came to a close at the Eli Howard Surf School in Encinitas. Two of our managers we’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to join Bethany Hamilton, Alana Blanchard, Tyler Wright, Nikki Van Dijk, & Pauline Ado in a yoga and surf session this past week.

The day kicked off with Acai bowls and smiles as the Rip Curl ladies Surf Team gathered at the school. Then as the day was warming up the girls headed to the beach for some relaxing Yoga in the sand. Once everyone was loose and ready to go Alana gave a quick lesson on pop ups, followed by some key pointers from the surf school’s lead instructor, and then it was time for the surf!

With roughly 25 girls in the water it made for some intense party waves! Laughter and fun could be heard all along the coast as the girls cheered and encouraged each other on. The conditions, although small, seemed to be perfect for everyone; as girls from all skill levels were catching waves left and right. Rip Curl’s team was more than helpful, and the perfect coaches on such a beautiful day.

After the surf there was much mingling and photos while everyone commented on how excited they were to be a part of the tour! We will never forget the kindness and drive of those five amazing ladies! They are truly an inspiration to us all!”

All photos: Alex VanCuren

Transforming Your Look… in a Flash!

by Kim Lamb on June 23, 2014

We are excited to announce that we are now carrying Flash Tattoos! Flash Tattoos are “innovative jewelry inspired temporary tattoos for serious (and not so serious) fashionistas. Flash Tattoos are perfect for the beach, the pool, parties, festivals, concerts… anywhere you and your skin might be seen having fun. Just apply, glimmer and go!”


What girl doesn’t love to add a little bit of sparkle? They are non-toxic, easy to apply, and easy to remove…although we are pretty sure you’ll want them to last as long as possible! Each package comes with multiple tattoos! Check them out at South Coast Wahines in Pacific Beach!

*Quote and photos are from www.flashtat.com

Trend Watch: Rompers

by Kim Lamb on May 14, 2014

Whether you are heading to the beach, going shopping with friends or grabbing dinner downtown, a romper is a no brainer! This fashionable look can be dressed up or down and leaves you feeling like you’re wearing nothing at all!

Here are a few of our favorites from RVCA and Billabong! We have more to choose from at both of our Wahines locations! Don’t miss out on this perfect summer look!




Teeki: Yoga Gear that Gives Back

by Mandie on March 25, 2014

Teeki Yoga Pants at South Coast

South Coast Wahines Newest Member: Teeki

What do you get when you combine a fashionable, comfortable yoga pant with plastic bottles that pollute our earth? You get Teeki: a sustainable company dedicated to saving the environment and make products you love! Teeki is a California based company that believes %humans and nature can coexist in perfect harmony. In doing this, it is our duty to recycle and keep our earth clean! Did you know it takes 400 years for mother earth to naturally breakdown plastic bottles? By recycling, we can help prevent pollution and cut down landfills! [click to continue…]

Roxy Heats Up The Beach!

by Kayla Allen on March 23, 2014

The Roxy Hybrid Shortie 2mm wetsuit brings fashion from land to sea with its retro look and functional features. Don’t be afraid to strut your stuff in this cheeky beauty! From catching some sun on the sand to conquering the waves, this suit gives you the amazing stretch you need to fit your active lifestyle. The halter neckline with hook closure is adjustable for comfort and it’s made with 50+ UPF protection for peace of mind. Plus, the open back and cheeky fit creates a sassy flare to minimize those pesky tanlines. Walk the beach with vintage style this summer in this Roxy bombshell!