Thursday, September 25, 2014

Autumn Surfer Cool: 5 Hot Hurley Items for Laid Back Guys

With fall’s chill already in the air, it’s high time to go through the closet and take stock of your guy’s wardrobe. If it’s not up to surfing snuff, take a few measurements and go shopping for some of the best Hurley apparel. After all, no matter how hard he protests, your sexy surfer is going to need more than just a drawer full of ratty boardshorts to get through the season. That said, here are five Hurley items with the power to heat up a beach shack:

1.) Hurley Button Down Shirts
There is nothing that works better for those casual, fall days at the surfboard shaper’s shop than a Hurley button down shirt. Many are lined and fashioned out of heavy duty fabrics. So those cold ocean breezes aren't likely to give him the goose bumps when he steps outside to check the tide. Plus, the shirts frequently come equipped with dual chest pockets where he can stash his extra cash.

2.) Hurley Polo Shirts
If he’s not much of a long sleeve loving kind of guy, you could stock up on Hurley polos instead. They may not do much to keep his arms warm, but he could always pair them with a thermal undershirt or jacket should the fall weather warrant as much.

3.) Hurley Sweaters
For those days when mom decides to invite everyone over for dinner, we’d suggest picking up a handful of Hurley sweaters. A large number of them are made with 12gg yarn and pure cotton. Therefore, he’s less apt to sweat and fidget uncomfortably when dad brings up sensitive topics like weddings and grandchildren.

4.) Hurley Hoodies
Of course not all of his waking moments will be spent working or chatting up the potential in-laws. So you’d better think about tossing some Hurley Hoodies into the shopping cart too. The hoodies are perfect for those weekends when he wants to kick back and watch ASP surfing events. Can anyone say Maui’s Women’s Pro or Hurley Pro at Trestles?

5.) Hurley Beanies
And speaking of covering one’s head, why not snap up some Hurley beanies as well? Typically fashioned out of moisture wicking acrylic, they tend to come in two great styles. One features a cable knit cuff and the other doesn’t. Either way, both will help him stay warm and look smokin’ hot in the process.

To find these fine-looking Hurley clothes for autumn and other items that any surfer would be proud to own, please contact us.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Surfboards Ho! 5 Great International Destinations to Go Surfing

It’s no secret that despite the season, there is always some place on the planet where excellent waves and sunshine beckon. So when you start feeling a touch of beach shack fever in the weeks ahead, consider loading up the surfboards and heading off to one of the following international destinations:

1.) Manly Beach (New South Wales)
Grab a cheap flight to New South Wales and practice saying “G’day Mate” on the plane ride over because you’re bound to run into a lot of locals at Manly Beach. It’s an incredible place to channel your inner Carissa Moore or Adriano de Souza. And keep in mind, lifeguards are normally on duty there throughout the fall, winter and spring.

2.) Puerto Escondido (Mexico)
If you’re not in the mood to bring your surfboards to New South Wales, why not go south of the border to Mexico’s Puerto Escondido? It’s in the quickly developing State of Oaxaca and some surfers know it as the Mexican Pipeline. Perhaps you’ve seen videos of the pros hitting the waves during the 2014 MexPipe.

3.) Los Lobos (Canary Islands)
Prefer to point your surfboards towards Spain instead? Then make plans to travel to the Canary Island’s Los Lobos. Magic Seaweed and Surfline always tend to sing the surf spot’s praises. If you do go, think about camping out on the sand so you don’t miss the high tides.

4.) Capo Mannu (Italy)
Long to sit on the sand alongside your surfboard and eat a pizzaiolo prepared slice of authentic, Italian pizza? Well then, pack your surfboards and book a flight to Italy’s Capo Mannu. Situated in the country’s Sardinia Region, it’s a rocky-bottomed spot known for serving up noteworthy lefts and rights throughout the year. Make it a point to pack extra boardshorts and spend some time hanging out in Oristano. It’s known for its historical sites and annual carnival event, Sa Sartiglia.

5.) Costa Nova (Portugal)
Finally, you might want to think about traveling to Portugal and staying in a candy striped beach house for a week or two. One of the beaches locals love for its sandy bottom and assortment of waves is Costa Nova. It’s near the bustling city of Aveiro, where you’ll be able to find additional cool spots to park your surfboards for the night.

For help in picking out the best surfboards and boardshorts before you grab that passport and jet, please contact us.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Spotlight on Quiksilver Watches: 4 Surf-tastic Timepieces for Gift Giving

Okay, so we know that the gift giving, winter holidays are not here yet. But that doesn't mean it isn't time to start thinking about what to get the sporty loved ones in your life. A gift that tends to be very popular with surfers of all ages is a Quiksilver watch. They come in a variety of watch styles and colors that may seem overwhelming at first. Thus, we’ve decided to spotlight some of them in today’s post in hopes that it will make your upcoming shopping experiences smooth as the best barrel rides at Barra de la Cruz:

1.) Moondak Tide Watch
If your loveable surfer has a major case of wave inspired wanderlust, consider going for the Quiksilver Moondak Tide Watch. It will help him or her find the biggest waves, 24/7 in Lanzarote, Teahupoo, Tauranga Bay, Punta Hermosa, Sendai and all of our planet’s other primo surf spots. Plus, it has the capability to countdown the minutes left in a heat and store crucial data needed to perfect one’s surfing skills.

2.) Fragment Watch
For surfers that love to wear brightly colored boardshorts, hoodies, t-shirts, rash guards and other sports apparel, check out the Quiksilver Fragment Watch. It doesn’t contain tide data but its funky hues and night dial glow make it one standout timepiece. Features that your surfer family and friends may adore include the ability to store data, send out an alarm and show the current date.

3.) Line Up Youth Watch
The same features and colorful appearance may also be found in Quiksilver’s Line Up Youth Collection of surfers’ digital watches. So don’t forget about the groms on your gift short list. The watches come with their own great looking display case and would pair well with a Quiksilver Hot Dog Beanie or other bold colored hat.

4.) Darkslide Watch
Last on our highlight list of the day is the classic Quiksilver’s Darkslide Watch. It’s a beautiful, solid stainless steel, analog timepiece with a lot of character. We’d suggest giving it to the surfer on your list that likes to occasionally trade in those beachside fish tacos for a seat at an upscale, seafood restaurant. It would also look great on the wrist during those sponsorship negotiations and surf awards ceremonies.

To learn more about all of the previously mentioned surfers’ watches and others before the 2014 holiday gift giving season gets underway, please contact us.