Roxy Photo Shoot (Maui)

Aloha everyone!

I'm currently en route back from Maui, and what an adventure did I have this weekend!

Black Rock  Maui, HI

Black Rock

Maui, HI

I flew in last Thursday, where I was picked up at the airport by the Roxy crew.  After getting settled into the hotel, our group went out to dinner in Paia for Rosy Hodge's (professional surfer) 26th birthday.

The next morning, the girls all had super early call times.  Luckily for me, I was able to spend the day relaxing because of delays in shooting.  It was nice to walk around the city and hangout on the beach as well.

On Saturday I got to deep water solo for the first time ever!  I would like to give you a huge shout out to the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa for so graciously letting me climb on black rock and to the Climbers Association of Maui for guiding us, you guys are stellar.

The routes were awesome, over a clear blue pool of water.  I cannot wait to get back and climb some more.

The next day I got to climb at two different locations.  The first area, Secret Beach, was a small band of rocks literally right off of the beach.  The established problem was basically a traverse, but there are many direct lines that need developing as well.

The second area we went to was incredible.  To get to the problems I had to swim to the beginning of the problem and be lifted up by one of the crew.  Big waves were coming in so I was lucky enough to have Matt from the Climbers Association of Maui on the lookout and most of the Maui crew in the water.  The bottom of the area we were in was covered in sea urchins so Todd from Roxy helped me swim to the base of the problem for each attempt.

It was definitely crazy bouldering with waves rolling in, and sometimes even hitting me when I was climbing!  But I loved the problems and I am so psyched on developing climbing in Maui.

So now I am headed home and off to Colorado on Sunday.  I feel like I have been doing a whirlwind amount of traveling and I'm excited to be home for a few days.

On to the next adventure...

<3 SBC

Roxy Photo Shoot

Hey everyone!

It's finally time for another blog, yay!

For the past five days, I've been in Santa Cruz shooting with the Roxy team and having the time of my life.

We shot outdoor fitness for a total of 3 days, so I'll do my best to give a recap of each!

Wednesday, November 14

-I arrived in Santa Cruz during the evening and got to meet all of the girls.  The surf team is crazy stacked, it was so cool to meet so many amazing athletes!

Sierra Blair-Coyle in Santa Cruz

Sierra Blair-Coyle in Santa Cruz

Thursday, November 15 (Day 1 Shooting)

-While all of the other girls had to wake up at 4:15 AM...I got to sleep in until 4:30 AM ;)  In the morning we headed out to Greyhound Beach for sunrise, which was absolutely beautiful!  After shooting for a few hours we made the drive to Pinnacles National Park where I got to do some climbing.  We ended up leaving around 5:00 PM when the park closed and were back at the hotel at 7:00 PM, talk about a long day!

Friday, November 16 (Day 2 Shooting)

-Wake up wasn't as early today, which was nice!  We took the Roxy bus to Castle Rock where we sat in the rain for a few hours, the weather was not on our side for this trip.  On the bright side, I was able to catch up on a lot of homework during this down time! :)

Saturday, November 17 (Day 3 Shooting)

-Another early day for us, we were up and out of the hotel by 6 AM.  We made the long drive to Pinnacles again and waited out the rain until it was dry enough to do some shooting.  The rain was on and off all day, so it was a mixture of shooting and hiding under roofs to stay dry!  We also saw some deer which were so cute!  After shooting another long day we headed back to the hotel and went out for dinner at a healthy vegan restaurant.  Needless to say, we're all hooked on the vegan milkshakes they made.

Sunday, November 18

-Sad day, time to go home!

Needless to say, I had an awesome time on the shoot.  Everyone at Roxy (crew and team) is so nice.  They're one big family that I feel like I have become part of.

I'm heading back to AZ now...but not for long!  I'll be heading to Disneyland to speak for Sanuk on December 1 and Hawaii for the holidays!

More soon!

<3SBC