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LAST WEEK, we announced our first sponsored rep for Malibu Surfboards, surf journalist and Malibu local, Shannon Quirk. The day after her announcement, she jet-setted off to Maui to cover JAWS, a surf challenge event in Maui where big wave surfers ride some of the season's biggest waves, as part of the World Surf League's (WSL) Big Wave Tour.
Big-wave surfer @AndreaMollerMaui (left) and I (right) pictured about to take the boat out for a look!
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Welcome to Jaws! This was the first photo I shot as we reached the channel at Maui's infamous big-wave spot. There's nothing more humbling than staring into the eyes of the beast.
Post-production - a surf session is needed. Just a girl, her surfboard, and her favorite hoodie.
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Monster swell of the winter, #Jaws peaked in size just before dark. We watched @danilocouto11 catch this bomb on his birthday, the best present a big-wave surfer could receive -- the ultimate ride, surrounded by good company.
Maui vibes with our exclusive Respect the Locals hoodie.
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1.) Surf. If you don’t know already how to catch a wave, why not learn how to surf? The core-building sport is perfect to tone your body and connects you with the water like no other. Think of mediation meets thrill-seeking adventures on the water. Nothing is better than riding your first wave till the very end.
Recommended surf rental with awesome surf classes:
2.) Standup Paddleboarding (SUP). For many in southern California, SUP has become the favorite past time hobby. This core-building activity [as well] is smooth sailing once you balance yourself on the board. Paddle out far near the Malibu Pier, and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to be alongside a pod of dolphins.
Recommended paddle boarding rentals:
Hana Paddleboards for information call: 818-648-7812Malibu Surf Shack
3.) Hiking. If you don’t already know, along the Pacific Coast Highway, from Pt. Mugu to Malibu, the majestic Santa Monica Mountains are what separate the coastal lifestyle from city frills. With a plethora of trails to choose from, you can start your trek from beginner to advanced paths that will get your heart pumping and into a healthier you in no time. Try: Zuma Ridge Trail Head - it's one of our favorites for a scenic hike.
Recommended hiking trails from www.malibuhiking.com
Photo taken from Malibu Hiking
4.) Bike riding.
Are you looking to tackle some major mountain biking? Even if you don't have the proper equipment to do so, you can surely rent a bike and enjoy some scenic routes in and around the Santa Monica Mountains. Saturday morning rides have become the popular destination for new riders and veterans, alike.
Recommended place to rent:Topanga Creek Bicycles - Bike Rentals
5.) Juice cleanse. Ok – so this may not be an outdoor activity, per se, but healthier habits are also part of your everyday regimen. SunLife Organics, a locally-owned juice bar, has grown into one of the most popular spots in the area. With freshly made juices and infused smoothies, like our favorite, the Peanut Butter Chocolate - packed with tons of protein. You'll be frequenting this go-to spot, even if you risk the chance of being stuck in traffic. www.sunlifeorganicsmalibu.com
Point Dume Plaza Shopping Center, 29169 Heathercliff Road, Malibu, CA 90265 (310) 457-6161
Other locations over the hill:
1. Holiday Shopping at Malibu Surfboards
Throughout the weekend, our flagship store on the Malibu Pier is offering 20% OFF on all of our in-store premium basics clothing and accessories. The sale is going on until December 24. Peruse our store for last-minute gifts, such as our eco-friendly beanies and sweatpants, both made of ultra-premium Supima Cotton. Both are perfect as travel essentials during the winter season. Our breathtaking views on our back porch is something to discover, too.
Redeem online promo code: LASTMINUTE for 20% OFF entire purchase
WHERE: Malibu Pier (located @ the end of the pier, 2nd floor) 2300 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
2. Early Morning Coffee Stop at Cafecito Organico
Bringing Latin American flair to Malibu, Cafecito Organico is a coffee shop and roastery, promoting biodiversity and sustainability. Their delicious range of coffee brews from Colombia to Honduras is a popular local spot. Drive early along the Pacific Coast Highway and park yourself at this hidden gem to get an early start to your day.
WHERE: Point Dume Plaza Shopping Center, 29169 Heathercliff Road, Malibu, CA 90265
3. Christmas Saturday at Malibu Country Mart
Home to Malibu’s shopping, the outdoor venue will be hosting Santa, his reindeer, and live carolers from 1-4 p.m. The family friendly event is the last day of the 2014 holiday event series that commences the weekend before the Christmas holiday. It’s a popular community event amongst locals. You surely don’t want to miss it.
WHERE: 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, CA 90265 (310) 456-7300
4. Outdoor Wine Tasting at Malibu Family Wines
Enjoy the best of both worlds: local wine + the backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains at Malibu Family Wines' winery. Off of Mulholland Highway, invite your family and friends to enjoy a festive holiday gathering at one of the premiere wine tasting spots in Southern California. Surrounded by the mountain terrain with live music playing in the background is the perfect spot to gather before the end of the new year.
WHERE: 32111 Mulholland Highway,Malibu, CA 90265 (818) 889-0120
5. Sunday Celebration: The Launch of Malibu Farm’s Cookbook
Farm raised and organic food with casual flair while sitting along the ocean? It doesn’t get any better than that! Malibu Farm has become a popular eatery for both locals and out of town visitors, alike. On December 21st, join the Malibu Farm team in celebrating the launch of their very first cookbook. From 4-6 p.m., drinks and appetizers will be served to the public in the courtyard. Be sure to grab a copy to replicate those signature dishes at home.
WHERE: Malibu Pier (located @ the end of the pier), 23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265