Friday, 28 March 2014

Here come the girls (and the boys)! Chasing dreams with the GB Junior Surf Squad ..

Ellen Harding from the GB Junior Squad

Our GB junior surf squad are raising money to take part in the ISA Junior World Championships in Ecuador next month.  They've set up a  crowdfunder page to try and raise £10,000 of their £25,000 target and with no government funding at all they are fully reliant on their own fundraising efforts.  If everyone in the UK that surfs can donate just a few pounds, they will be well on their way to Ecuador to represent us all!    

"If everyone in the UK, who has slipped into a wetsuit in the last 12 months and gone surfing, whether as a passion, a hobby, or while on holiday, contributes a just a small amount to this cause, we will hit 
our target and more. Every donation counts".

All the monies donated go towards the cost of travel, food and lodging for each member of the team (approx £2,500 per team member). They aren't competing for a prize purse just the pride of representing their country and the valuable experience of competing at a global level.   

As well as the joy of supporting our next generation of surfers to achieve their dreams you can also receive some amazing rewards for your donations over on the squad's crowdfunder page including accommodation in Bali, beautiful Nalu beads, a surf tour in South Africa, an amazing Alaia surfboard, custom made boards from the UK, and lots lots more good stuff that you will absolutely want and need!  Don't delay go and check it out now and drop some pounds in the growing pot .. 

And don't forget to keep an eye on the Surfing GB Facebook page for updates on the team's adventures in Ecuador!  

Good luck Team GB!

The GB Junior Surf Squad .. ready to go with your help! 

Monday, 17 March 2014

Shopping for Pineapples with Silverstick

Silverstick are ticking all the boxes for us at the moment with their cute organic tees and hoodies that feel super soft on our freshly sun and salt kissed skin!    If you haven't come across Silverstick before then go and give them a peek we think you will like them ..  they are an indie label based in the South of England with outdoor living at the heart of everything they do.  We love that they hand print all their apparel in the UK and are dedicated to sustainable manufacture, leaving us free to wear our tees with a clear conscience.   

Our Silverstick faves are the stone tee with original logo in a sunshine yellow, California stylee, and the Beau Sweat in Ash Marl. The Silverstick tote bags in our pics, perfect for shopping for pineapples, were made specially for us to take to Costa Rica .. yew!    We're secretly hoping Silverstick add them to their range as a girl can never have too many cloth totes when travelling .. shopping bag, beach bag, laundry bag, bikini bag, swim fins bag ..   yep we are cloth bag addicts! 

Check out the Silverstick website and Facebook page and follow their adventures over on instagram .. you might see some faces you recognise from our Big Friday and Surf Sistas trips in Costa Rica as well ..