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
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!
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!
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…]
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!
“Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of faith, determination and hope. At the age of 13, on October 31, 2003, Bethany was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing off Kauai’s North Shore. The attack left Bethany with a severed left arm. Miraculously, just one month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water to continue pursuing her goal to become a professional surfer. In 2007, Bethany realized her dream and turned pro.”
Not only are the sandals fashionable, they are also functional! The Bethany model features custom Cobian outsoles and arch support. We love the braided strap and Bethany’s personal message on the underside of the sandal! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Friends of Bethany, a non-profit organization.
*quote taken from the Cobian Spring Catalog.
The Pierce Family is new to the San Diego area, but we feel like we’ve known them for years! Jade may be young, but she is already making her name known in contest world!
Jade’s Mom, Vanessa, shares how Jade got started and what she’s been up to lately!
“Jade began surfing when she was 8 years old in the chilly waters of Central California. She began surfing contests shortly after, with the help and encouragement of her Father and Brother, who are both competitive surfers. The family recently moved to San Diego, and Jade’s surfing has blossomed.”
“Jade started competing last year and I believe her first contest was the Billabong Still Frothy Surf Festival in October of 2012, Jade received 5th place in 11-17 Girls. Her second comp was also the Still Frothy Surf Festival in Pismo Beach, September 28th 2013, Jade received 4th out of 6 in the Grom division (Boys and Girls 10 and under) just missing advancement into the Semi Finals. Jade then began competing in the Volcom VQS Series in the Squid division (Boys and Girls 10 and under). She is currently rated 61st out of 131 competitors. She got 4th out of 6 in her first heat at the Volcom event at Ponto in Carlsbad and also at Pismo.”