Calavera Loves Boobies

Calavera Kim Saigh Leotard

It’s here. Can you feel it? Summer’s almost here – the beach, pool, backyard BBQs, tank tops and shorts. And, of course, swimsuits. It’s that time of year where some of us (<– me) start fretting about having a beach-ready body. But here’s the thing – every woman’s body is a work of art. That’s […]

Paddling for Position

playa guiones

When most people think about surfing, they think about riding a wave. But surfing is more than just standing up on a surfboard and maybe doing some cool turns and maneuvers. You can have all the technical skills in the world — paddling, standing up, turns — but if you don’t actually put yourself in […]

Gone Surfing


Hola. I’ve gone surfing this week – literally and figuratively. I’m taking some time to hang out with my family while my boys are on spring break. We’ve retreated to the jungle to play on the beach in Costa Rica. We traveled back to the spot where Ed and I were first hooked on surfing. It […]

Being Afraid. Being Brave.

Hawaii ocean

I learned to surf about three years ago. Actually, it was largely the reason why I started this blog. There was something that was unleashed when I learned to surf. There’s something about the ocean that soothes and calms me while also terrifying me at times. Like running and yoga, my experiences in the water […]

Mick vs. Kelly: 2013 Billabong Pipe Masters

Kelly Slater 2013 Pipe Masters Champ

The North Shore of Oahu looks quite different in the winter than it does in the summer. The little, gently rolling waves we surfed over the summer have transformed into monster 10-15 foot waves. That’s why the world’s best surfers gather on the North Shore every winter to close out the competitive year with the […]

Sunrise Surf, Yoga Sutras and Mantras

Chuns Reef surfing

While it was great to get back in the water and surf after a long layoff, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. After my first session, things started getting hard. It felt like each time I went out in the water, I couldn’t catch a thing or I would nose dive, getting a nice saline […]

Little Surfer Dudes

kids surfing

As excited as I was to get back on a surfboard, I was more excited for my kids to try surfing. I didn’t want them to be like me and take up surfing late in life. I wanted them to learn while they were young, while they still had all the advantages of low center of […]