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A shout out to Ariell Ilunga who writes the blog, Musings and Mischief. It is a beautiful blog that focuses on all sorts of things – Ariell’s faves, thoughts, and experiences as a SoCal resident. But, the one post that caught our eye was her recent trip down to South Bay from her urban confines of Los Feliz where she discovered Becker Surf’s Hermosa Beach location!

Check out her blog about Becker:
“I thought the menswear selection at Becker Surfboards was really cute. Spotted a few pieces I would outfit the hubby in. I’ve always had a surfer/skater boy fantasy!”

Well Ariell, we’ve definitely got the menswear and ladieswear covered for surfers, surfer, girls, and skater boys and gals. Come visit us again and get hubby Abby outfitted to match the fantasy of your dreams!

You can read more of Ariell’s blog, including how to make almond milk, here at

And of course, check out some of our fab menswear selection here:

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Check out these pics of bikini-clad Rihanna as she roars around on the back of pro surfer Makua Rothman’s Kawasaki watercraft and continues to celebrate her 25th birthday.

The incredibly talented artist known for hits such as “Umbrella,” “Where Have You Been, and “Diamonds” showed off her bikini body as she indulged in her favorite pastime. Make-up free and her hair drenched with water, the pop star was seen holding onto the back of the jet-ski as Rothman sped around the Hawaiian waters, having a ball with the world champion Hawaiian big wave surfer, musician and actor.

Makua began surfing at the early age of two years old, but began tow-in surfing at the age of 13 when his dad and family friend Darrick Doerner, a pioneer in tow-in surfing, first taught Makua. Makua eventually learned the ropes of tow-in surfing and in 2002 won the Billabong XXL Big Wave Challenge Award in one of the most historic big-wave sessions in history. His fearless surfing of the 66 foot wave earned him $66,000, a thousand dollars for every foot. It was the largest wave in the world to be surfed that winter. Makua is currently sponsored by RVCA.

Happy Birthday Riri!
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If you haven’t already heard, we’ll get to see the “go for broke” surfing style of the enigmatic Dane Reynolds (USA), 27, who is officially a wildcard for the 2013 Quiksilver Pro, Snapper Rocks, which is coming up from March 2nd – 13th. It’s the best kind of news for fans, who love Dane’s experimental and aerial maneuvers.

In round one at Snapper, Dane will either face Kelly once again, or world champ Joel Parkinson.

“As a wildcard you’re automatically the lowest seed in the contest so you get a really tough draw in the first three rounds which makes it really exciting but also really difficult,” Dane said. “Those guys have a crazy heat win record. They’re on top for a reason and you definitely have to surf your best to even have a chance. Joel would definitely be a fun heat but I’d like to surf against Kelly too, that’s always an experience.”

But of course, we all want to know… will he ever plan to return to tour? “Never say never, but it’s unlikely in the near future,” said Dane.

Well, his presence at Snapper is good enough for now.

In the meantime, NY locals can head to Pilgrim Surf + Supply in Brooklyn this Friday and check out Dane’s latest photo installation, as well as his apparel collaboration with Vans.

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This winter has been one of the coldest we’ve remembered, so we aim to channel some warm weather inspiration to help us remember that spring, according to the groundhog, is only 6 weeks away. Check out some of these hula-inspired pieces to get you in the summer groove.

1. Volcom Flip Flower Bikini Top
Say goodbye to the cold and hello to warmer days ahead with this bright flower print bikini top from Volcom. The vibrant colors alone should invoke some sunny times. $48.00.

2. Billabong Raining Star Cami
The Billabong Raining Star Cami will help you go with the sun. We love the palm leaves and bright wild flowers against a black background. So pretty. $36.00.

3. Billabong Summer Boardshort
The women’s Billabong Summer boardshort features a tropical sunset print, a drawstring waist closure, a side patch pocket, and custom logo details. The polynesian print alone will teleport you a remote island. $46.00.

4. Element Maldives Short
The Element Maldives short sports an adorable print against a gorgeous coral color. The perfect shorts for a lazy day spent together. $34.50.

5. Billabong Tasty Flowers Tank
Go old school with the Billabong Tasty Flowers tank. It’s a classic and every girl should own a tank with a surfer riding a slick wave and surrounded with a wreath of Hawaiian flowers. $22.50.

1. Reef HT Print Sandal
Let your shoes do the talkin’! The men’s Reef HT Print sandal features a stylish tropical print, a soft comfortable water friendly synthetic nubuck upper, a soft polyester woven lining, a non slip toe bar, a contoured EVA footbed with an anatomical arch support, and a grippy molded reef rubber outsole. $28.00.

2. Billabong Mario Hat
The snapback will never go out of style. It is simply too functional and it makes everyone look good. The Billabong Mario hat is no exception – sublimination print, woven patch, flatpeak ace shape. Perfection. $27.00.

3. Honolua Haleiwa Boardshort
Guys, the Honolua Haleiwa boardshort inspired by island art is dope. The softness of a cotton boardshort combined with the quik drying nylon material makes this one of the most comfortable boardshorts. Plus, it’s got a flap pocket. $68.00.

4. Billabong Palms Shirt
Maybe you can’t shred any of the glorious spots in Maui at the Parko level, but you may just be able to score a hot babe while wearing the Palms Shirt. $59.50 Continue reading

We may all know Alana Blanchard, 22, as an American professional surfer (and one of the best female surfers at that). I mean, Alana does surf on the ASP World Tour – nothing to sneeze at. But now we can add to her resume: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model. Alana is in the SI Swimsuit 2013 edition that just hit newsstands.

It was pretty much a no-brainer to include Alana in the issue according to MJ Day, senior editor of SI Swimsuit. “She embodies the ideal that we strive to represent at SI Swimsuit. Beautiful, healthy, active and empowered, Alana charges waves and life the way we do here at Swimsuit. She is the ultimate beach girl and she can rock a bikini like nobody’s business!”

Check out the issue where she models some fab Rip Curl bikinis, which she has been involved in designing for the past 3 years.

Plus, check out the video below from Sports Illustrated on Alana. Alana was photographed by James Macari in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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