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COR Surf’s New Changer Sends Beach Creepers Packing

Author: Jackie Connor

 

It’s summertime and nothing feels better than jumping out of those work and/or school clothes, rocking the latest bikini or boardie and diving into the water at full speed. Wait— I forgot the not-so fun part of changing out of those work clothes and into that cute new ‘kini without exposing the goods in the parking lot or on the beach.

Whether you are diving into or being pulled out of the water, this step is always the most uncomfortable, as it is tough to hold a towel around the waist while removing wet bikini bottoms without a full moon showing.

Many bikini tops are fashioned in a racerback style and some just have lots and lots of string—how do you take these things off without giving the world a free peep show?? How, I ask?!

As a woman who surfs and is an overall aqua junkie, no matter how hard I’ve tried, my discreet towel change has not always been perfect. Unfortunately, beach creepers would often linger in my peripheral for a free peep show and lately, there have been a lot of drone cameras conveniently flying above said towel changing session.
At the time, I would often grumble about how I should just wear a cardboard box—yea, that’ll show ‘em. A giant cube of a woman. I’ll be a square Ms. Pacman, I thought as I trudged up the Trestles path. Where’s a black censor bar when you need it?
Women are not alone in this struggle! I avert my eyes from precarious towel/wettie changes for watermen, of course, but as I look away, it’s very interesting to see who is staring back. Usually I cut them a disgusted look to discourage their view. Doesn’t always work.
The most efficient way to avoid prying eyes while perfecting a modest change out of the wetsuit and/or bikini is COR Surf’s newly launched Changing Poncho. The Changing Poncho is made from micro suede, so the fabric is soft, light weight and compactable. The quick-drying feature makes this product ideal for a waterwoman or man on the go.

 

So beach creepers beware! Your prying days are numbered with COR Surf’s perfect solution to a common water lover problem. Check out the new Quick Dry Changer by clicking here:  COR Surf’s Changing Poncho

 

July 18, 2017 by Nick Van de Kamp
COR Surf Team Rider Paige Alms Earns Top Honors at 17th Annual Big Wave Awards

COR Surf Team Rider Paige Alms Earns Top Honors at 17th Annual Big Wave Awards

Author: Jackie Connor

 

Haiku, Maui Big Wave Surfer and COR Team Rider Paige Alms received the “Women’s Best Performance” award at this year’s annual Big Wave Awards on April 29th in Huntington Beach, California. After six consecutive nominations beginning in 2012, the 25-year-old’s dedication and passion for big wave surfing was honored this year after her 10 years of charging outer reefs.

“I am honestly in disbelief,” said Alms. “To be amongst this group of women is just insane. I am super excited to see where they take the tour next year for the women. I want to give a huge shout-out to all of the women that inspire me to do my best and continue to push the level of women’s surfing and to be a better person, friend and athlete.”

After years of training and pushing her mind and body to its physical limits, Alms takes home a well-deserved achievement, proudly representing the small-but-mighty community of big wave women surfers. Who could deny her historic barrel seen at Maui’s premier big wave surf spot Pe’ahi, (a.k.a.: Jaws) in 2015? Much like that epic wave, this lady had a recognition coming.

Alms’ big wave career started at the tender age of 15 year old, where her motivation and perseverance pushed her to the limits of becoming a water woman. In between charging mountains of water, Alms maintains her surfing career through intense physical cross-training, in addition to working many working many different jobs to keep her on the road and in the water pursuing her passion.

From all of us at COR Surf, congratulations to Paige for such an amazing achievement! We are excited to watch you progress in your career.

 

*Author : Jackie Connor, Travel Writer from San Clemente, CA. Please check out her blog; http://confessionsofasurfergirl.com/

May 05, 2017 by Nick Van de Kamp
Top 10 Paddleboard Spots Across the Globe

Top 10 Paddleboard Spots Across the Globe

Author: Jackie Connor

 

Although relatively new to the surf/action sports scene, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has rapidly made its way across the globe as a great activity where watermen and women can push body and mind to the limits, seek out new kinds of adventure, and, most importantly, log some much needed water time. Whether it’s cruising down a river, gliding over a glassy lake or catching a few waves in the ocean, SUP promises people from all walks of life and skill sets a lifetime of adventures, challenges and memories.

Check out our favorite sports across the globe that can do just that for you:

  1. Whistler, Canada

Surrounded by rivers and lakes, Whistler is known for much more than its touted ski/snowboard population. During the summertime, Whistler is a perfect spot for beginning SUPers to test their balance and navigate down mellow lakes and rivers. Surrounded by greenery, this calm and peaceful spot offers over 1,360 acres of parkland, including five lakes that dot the area. Between Lakes Alpha, Nita, Alta, Lost, and Green, the adventures are endless! To avoid frostbite, visit between April and October for amazing scenes of emerald green mountains and valleys that are accompanied by lakes.

  1. Lake Austin, Texas

Not only is Austin a mecca for live music, but it’s also home to many unique reservoirs, springs, lakes and rivers—each with their own personality. Lake Austin, a.k.a. ‘Town Lake,’ serves as a reservoir along the Colorado River and is used for electrical power generation, flood control and recreation. Highway Loop 360 spans the entire city and lake and, from the Pennybacker Bridge, will also give you a perfect view of all things Lake Austin. During the serious Texas heat of the summer, people head to the water to take in some Texas greenery, spy on Sandra Bullock and enjoy good times with friends. Don’t forget sunglasses, sunscreen and hats…and find yourself a good barbeque spot, too.

  1. Turks and Caicos Islands

If the obnoxiously beautiful turquoise water isn’t enough to lure you to Turks and Caicos, perhaps the idea that you can SUP around shipwrecks, around marshes and mangroves and even catch a few Caribbean waves, too, will pique your interest. Just north of the Dominican Republic, this archipelago of 40 small islands boast big adventures with warm beautiful water and world-class oceanic scenery equipped with sugar white sand beaches.

  1. Laguna Beach, California

Although summer time can be quite hectic for this spot, once you get your SUP in the water, you’re home free to an ocean of whales, dolphins, kelp forests and Garibaldi. This section of the ever-popular Orange County beach front holds many little nooks and crannies begging to be explored by Stand Up Paddlers. As some of the best water clarity Orange County and Southern California has to offer, Laguna Beach is also a marine sanctuary, so paddle lightly during your adventure.

  1. Black Canyon, Nevada

There is more to Nevada than Las Vegas, much more! Just outside of the duly dubbed ‘Sin City’ is a section of the Colorado River where SUPers alike can paddle downstream, through caves, around hot springs and also take in some breathtaking views of Black Canyon’s 600 foot walls. The name stems from the cliff’s steepness and makes it difficult for sunlight to penetrate to the bottom and, as a result, the canyon walls often appear black.

  1. Antarctic Peninsula

If you’ve got grapes of steel, a penchant for the cold and a very adventurous spirit, the Antarctic Peninsula is calling your name. Perhaps you tag along with a film crew from National Geographic or navigate your way onto a team of scientists interested in studying the Emperor Penguin. Hey, Weddell Seal pups are pretty cute, right? Around 98 percent of continental Antarctica is covered in ice and has extremely low temperatures and dryness, in addition to high solar radiation. If this spot is just begging to be SUP-ed, my hat is off to you. Just be sure to come prepared with lots of wetsuit rubber, hoods, booties, and an open adventurous mind. It has been done, folks.

  1. Bali, Indonesia

Aside from its popularity among the surfer crowd, Bali is also home to a great Stand Up Paddle opportunities. Whether you want to surf or cruise atop the colorful coral reefs, Bali has something for all types of SUPers. Many SUP schools and spots are located in Sanur, located on the southeastern side of Bali. Start your SUP adventure at sunrise, before the winds kick up. If you want to surf, head to Sindu Beach and paddle past the reef to ride some waves. For a more secluded adventure, head to Medewi, located on the northeastern side of Bali, where softer waves break over a flat rock bottom.

  1. Amsterdam, Netherlands

If you appreciate the city life, a scenic tour through Amsterdam’s canals would be a picturesque trip to consider. A wetsuit is always necessary, depending on the time of year. If you plan to visit during the high traffic times, like April and May or September thru November, a thicker full wetsuit is necessary, just in case.

  1. Giant’s Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

In the Ulster province, 40,000 interlocking basalt columns resulting from an ancient volcanic eruption are flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and dramatic cliffside views. Also close to a popular surfing community, Giant’s Causeway offers a history of folklore tails, perhaps told best when on dry land unless you enjoy a challenging oceanic experience coupled with story. Summertime features calmer waters, but if you want to surf the emerald isle’s frigid and perfect waves, seek out a wintertime session.

  1. Kampot River, Cambodia

If adventure and eco-tourism is your bag, check out a trip down the Kampot River in Cambodia. Although the calm water is not crystal clear, sliding in and out of the mangroves, spotting yellow-cheeked Gibbon, exotic birds and colonial buildings before you eventually end at the Gulf of Thailand might be a considerable experience. If you’re in it for the long haul journey, be sure to pack a waterproof backpack with all of the essentials.

*Author: Jackie Connor, Travel Writer from San Clemente, CA. 
Please check out her blog; http://confessionsofasurfergirl.com/ 

April 13, 2017 by Nick Van de Kamp
Congrats to Paige Alms for her Win at Peahi and Make sure to Watch the Titans of Mavericks

Congrats to Paige Alms for her Win at Peahi and Make sure to Watch the Titans of Mavericks

A huge congrats to COR Team rider Paige Alms for her dominating performance at Peahi. 

Paige put on a dominating performance managing the steep drops against the gale-force winds. That was definitely the Pe’ahi CHALLENGE,” said Alms. “The wind threw a whole new factor into what I’m used to out there.”  

These last couple of years have been big for Paige, winning the Billabong XXL Big Wave award for best woman’s ride by her mind-blowing wave she caught at her home break at Jaws. She was also nominated for an ESPY for best female action sports athlete and is the subject of a new documentary that recently premiered at the women’s surf film festival in NYC called, “The Wave I Ride, Paige Alms’ Story”.  A film about the dedication and work ethic is takes to be on the forefront of woman’s big wave surfing.

She just returned from an epic trip to the Marshal Islands where she scored some deep barrels with empty line-ups. Stay-tuned for a video feature from that trip. 

 

 

October 03, 2016 by Conor Macken