First day back in Costa Rica! No swell, but plenty of laughs and wipeouts on the longboards!

Fun longboard waves surfing with my Dad…Stoked.


I woke up this morning to tiny little waves out the front of my house in Brackelsham, and Dad and I suited up and got straight out there. It was so nice to surf with my Dad, it’s been ages since we’ve been out together so I am super stoked, love you! I’m still recovering from my rib injury so I had to take it easy but, boy, did it feel food to be back in the water. It’s an indescribable feeling that brings me so much happiness. Every time I get in the ocean I know there’s nothing else I want to do. I love surfing more than anything.

Calavera’s short film Water Warriors premiering at the New York Surf Film Festival

Calavera is EXTREMELY proud to announce its short movie WATER WARRIORS will premiere at the New York Surf Film Festival. If anyone is in New York around the 18th-22nd of this month you should definitely stop by and check it out 🙂
You can watch the trailer and find other details here New York Surf Film Festival line-up and trailers

Snaps from Santa Teresa

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Surfing in my all time favourite Calavera Glam bikini, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Beach Day with the surfer girls: Intel Commercial

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Here are a few of the shots from our all girls beach day filming for the Intel Commercial. Huge thanks to Scott Rinckenberger for letting us share all of his beautiful photographs and for an awesome day with all of the girls! Super stoked 🙂

Bag It The Movie

Whilst we were in Miami last week, we premiered our Calavera surf film, Water Warriors, in the Soho House in South Beach. Also being shown in the private viewing cinema along side the film, was this incredible movie called Bag It. It’s a documentary that started off being about plastic bags, and then it evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies. Here is the link you can follow through to find out more about the Movie, the facts about the issues we all have to face. Bag It The Movie: Is Your Life Too Plastic?

I have picked out from the website a few of the facts about our consumption of plastic and the problems it causes for our environment and also our own bodies.

An estimated 12 million barrels of oil are used to make up to 102 billion plastic bags used solely in the US every year. The average American uses about 500 plastic bags each year, for an average of 12 minutes before they are discarded.
About 2,480,000 tons of plastic bottles and jars were disposed of in 2008 around the world. That includes things such as water bottles, coffee cups, plastic utensils and take out containers make our lives more convenient, also known as single-use disposables. Two million plastic bottles are consumed in the U.S. every five minutes, less then 25% are recycled.
80% of the plastic and trash that finds its way into our oceans comes from the land, and more than 260 species of marine animals are affected by it. It is estimated that 100,000 marine mammals and sea birds die each year from becoming entangled in or ingesting plastic debris.
BPA is used to make plastic hard and phthalates make plastic soft. Recent studies have linked BPA to breast and prostate cancer, enlargement of the prostate, early onset of puberty, hyperactivity in children, obesity, heart disease and diabetes. BPA can be found in bottles, coffee cups, baby toys, cans…pretty much everything. Phthalates can be commonly found in cosmetics, perfumes, and many beauty products.

This movie definitely had an affect on the way I perceive and think about my own plastic consumption. There are some shocking and unbelievable facts throughout the film that had everyone in the cinema wide mouthed, wide eyed and gasping. I really hope that this movement Bag It spreads and the education enters all communities around the world so changes can begin to happen. It’s so important for everyone do their part and work together to solve this global issue that we are facing right now. Here is a top 5 list of what you can do to help now:

1. CARRY REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS

2. GIVE UP BOTTLED WATER

3. MAKE SURE YOUR PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS ARE PHTHALATE-FREE

4. CHOOSE MILK IN RETURNABLE GLASS BOTTLES

5. CHOOSE LOTIONS AND LIP BALMS IN PLASTIC-FREE CONTAINERS

Packing for Miami!

I’m trying to get myself organised! Everything feels like it’s moving at a million miles an hour and I can’t seem to get myself into action haha. Tomorrow I fly to Miami to meet Calavera girl Anna for the Miami Expo in South Beach. I am SO excited, I’ve never been to Miami and can’t wait to spend a couple of days in the city. We’ve got some awesome things lined up to do in the evenings after work, like an 80’s party (yikes!), bars to visit (yess!) ANNND a private premier of our new Calavera surf movie, Water Warriors! It does however mean that I will be trading in my surfboards for high heels, dresses and make-up for the next few days, which I think is why I am struggling to keep up with the pace right now. Anyway, I have my passport which I guess is the most important thing, and everything else will just fall into my bag tomorrow morning…after I surf of course 🙂

Todays Fabulous Calavera Surfer Girls!

We had such a great time surfing in Jaco today with Rica Surf. All of the girls rocked their new Calavera Bikinis, looking and surfing like rock stars! Great day girlies!! Looking forward to another awesome surf lesson with you tomorrow xx

Day 1 of the Rica Surf Camp and look how many Calavera bikinis!!!

I was stoked to see three of this weeks Rica Surfers wearing Calavera Bikinis to the first surf lesson this morning! The Calavera word is spreading! Everyone looked super cute and the bikinis defiantly worked and stayed on in some rough conditions in Jaco. The girls surfed great and everyone was standing up and riding within the first 10 minutes. It’s going to be an awesome week! x