Saturday, November 22, 2008

Support Live Music. Left Coast Rock Shows

Music is a big part of our program here at Surf Stronger -- whether it's music in our vids, or music spinning at SS headquarters. There is a ton of great live music in California from now until New Years.. All of these artists are featured on Surf Stronger videos, and most make up the Surf Stronger House Band (see Surf Stronger Volume 2). If you are looking for some good left coast rock, get out and catch one of these shows. Support live music.

November 28: Skinny Singers (Jackie Greene, Tim Bluhm, Mike "Pumpkin" Curry) Moe's. Santa Cruz, Ca.
December 7: Zach Gill and Friends (Album release). SoHo. Santa Barbara, Ca
December 11: Sensations. San Francisco, Ca
December 19 & 20: Mother Hips. Great American Music Hall. San Francisco, Ca.
December 30 & 31: ALO. The Independent. San Francisco, Ca.
December 30 & 31: Jackie Greene. San Francisco Civic. San Francisco, Ca.

The infinite Adam Topol (Culver City Dub Collective, Jack Johnson)

The incomparable Steve Adams (ALO)

The inimiatable Tim Bluhm (left) with Mother Hips.

(All photos Golden Coast Productions Inc.)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Women on Waves This Weekend in Capitola

Surf Stronger is proud to help sponsor this weekend's Women on Waves (WOW) surf competition and fundraiser in Santa Cruz, California. Not only is this a fun-sprited longboard comp, it also raises money for some very worthy causes. From the WOW site:

For the past 10 years this event has raised over $35,000 for the Santa Cruz Community. Proceeds will go to WomenCARE, a non-profit that supports women with cancer and their families; Women's Crisis Support - Defensa de Mujeres, a non-profit that helps women and children subjected to domestic violence and the Barry Hamby Cabrillo College Scholarship which helps three students each semester cover the cost of tuition.

See you in Capitola!

The Surf Stronger Crew

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Get on the Ball Already!

If you are not training with a fit ball, you are really missing out. The unstable nature, and design of a fit ball, makes it a killer piece of exercise equipment for surf-specific core/strength/balance/flexibility training -- areas all surfers should focus on. (It also makes a great chair in the office, or at home.) It's no wonder that surf super-stars like Mick Fanning, Timmy Reyes, and Serena Brooke all swear by them.

This month we are offering a special on our burst-resistant quality Fit Balls in our online store. The balls go for $24.95 and are essential for surf-specific training. You can get cheaper, flimsier balls, but they lose their shape quickly and are more likely to burst. Get a quality ball like a Fit Ball. And you can get the ball and one of our DVDs and really save. Check our store today.

Surf Stronger's Serena Brooke demonstrates a side crunch on a Fit Ball. (Photo:Holly Horn)

Movember - Grow a Mo for Men's Health Awareness

Hey it's officially Movember (where has the year gone) and as such time to grow a Mo (or a stache as it's known around these parts) for men's health awareness.

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is an annual charity event held during November. At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their Mo, raising money along the way to benefit men's health - specifically prostate cancer and male depression.

Men lack awareness about the very real health issues they face. There is an attitude that they have to be tough - "a real man" - and are reluctant to see a doctor about an illness or go for regular medical checks.

Movember aims to change these attitudes and make men's health fun by putting the Mo back on the face of fashion and in the process raise some serious funds for key men's health issues, including:

Growing a 'mo is fun, and this gives you all the more reason.

See the Movember site for details,