What is the face of the change in surfing today? Textured Waves, the female surf collective fighting for diversity and equality in surfing is definitely one of them.

All eyes on you

Yesterday, I caught the biggest wave of my life

Born in Austria, Christina Gindl first knew more about the snowy mountains than she did about the ocean.

A lot to be proud of

Text & Photos: Elisa Routa & Angèle Debuire “The Queen Classic Surf Festival represents an alternative to surf festivals and opens the realm of possibilities.” That was the very first time a surf festival grafted social and gender issues into a surfing competition and live music event. In other words, we just witnessed history.  On […]

Long Live the Queen Classic

Open Letter

with Ines Ambrosio Interview & Text: Elisa Routa Photos:  Ines Ambrosio As a kid, Ines Ambrosio dreamt of being an actress and a dentist. Why feel obligated to choose? The first thing she wanted to learn how to draw was a dolphin. Years later, she became a multidisciplinary visual artist passionate about surfing. That couldn’t […]

Wild West

with Rachel Claire words by Elisa Routa Before talking with documentary photographer Rachel Claire I didn’t know what a dugite’s belly on a pavement sounded like. And to be honest, I had no idea what a dugite was. The wildest animals I’ve encountered were coyotes, antelopes, weasels, and my neighbors’ cats. I swear they can […]

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with Taylor Faulkner words by Elisa Routa “I’m a little awkward around people. When I draw though, that’s where I feel most natural and uninhibited by anything.” “I’m a little awkward around people. I love people, I just have a hard time putting words together and I’m a little embarrassed about that.” That’s without a […]

Drawing /ˈmuːvm(ə)nt/

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Interview: Elisa Routa Photos: Megan Costello, Lia Turiano, Aljaz Babnik, Madi Jeffery Elise Trigger grew up in Australia’s ultimate beach town. Elise is this generous and playful girl who’s always called Byron Bay her home. A girl who loves surfing The Pass and who spends most of her time in the water. So far, so […]

Semilla

with Rut Sagrera Words by Elisa Routa Images by Ale Sellers, Eva Abeling, Marina Mantolan, Marta Guillén, Rut Sagrera Did you try to grow tomatoes on your balcony during lockdown? Of course, you did. At least, your neighbor did. You saw it on Instagram. Slow living recently became a big trend worldwide, gaining momentum during […]

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with Juul Hesselberth Interview: Elisa Routa Photos: Juul Hesselberth, Samuel Fairbank, Luke Feeney, Chelsea Williams “When we were competing, there was an emphasis on being marketable” claims former professional surfer Grace Styman-Lane in the documentary entitled Just Go Fucking Surfing, described as an ethnographic documentary. In the surfing industry, being gay, being fat, having an […]

Just Go Fucking Surfing

Open Letter

with Rachel Flemming interview & words by Elisa Routa On January 26th, 2021, while most Australians celebrate Australia Day as the day Australia was founded, thousands of protestors took to the streets defying Covid restrictions for greater recognition of Australia’s Indigenous history. They called for Australia Day to be replaced by an official day of […]

Big Mama Surf with Agathe Marcé

interview & words by Elisa Routa Our legs in wetsuits offend you. Our bodies in bikinis offend you. Our skin offends you. Our curves offend you. Our bones offend you. Our hair offends you. The way we paddle out upsets you. The way we take waves upsets you. Our feet on a board upset you. […]

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words: Lily Day When I sat at my desk at work today, I watched a trailer for Surf Girls: Kaikaina, a new Togethxr mini-series created in collaboration with the Gnar Gnar Honeys. Kaikaina, which translates to little sister, follows a young group of fearless female surfers from Hawai’i who are looking to demolish any stereotypes […]

Reflecting on “Surf Girls: Kaikaina”

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with Lauryn Alvarez Interview & words: Elisa Routa “There’re so many times that I accidentally opened the back of my camera before rolling it back in. I get these light leaks and distortions of the photo, and I love that,” says California photographer Lauryn Alvarez. “When some people see that as a mistake, I feel […]

Dear Woman: You’re Enough

Interview & words: Elisa Routa Having grown up in Miami, Reyna Noriega has lived in Florida her whole life. In March 2020, she should have moved to Europe, she had her flight to Paris on the 16th. That was supposed to be her first time in Europe, an overseas opportunity to live outside of the […]

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Interview & words: Elisa Routa The great outdoors. This is where the French multidisciplinary artist’s work always kicks off. Through performance, drawing, painting and sculpture, Virginie Hucher allows nature to directly interact with her work. “I need my body to be smaller than my creation, I need it to be tiny compared to the work […]

Body and Soul with Artist Virginie Hucher

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In a fast-paced world characterized by the motto “Ignorance is bliss,” it becomes increasingly challenging to find people who challenge the status quo. We think it’s about time we do away with this antiquated motto for good, and Elana agrees.

Beachwear

We all know that the secret to our summer confidence is the perfect bikini. One that makes you feel both sexy and comfortable. One that fits in all the right places and says all the right things. We seek out these brands, so you can spend less time at home and more time in the sun.

Brands we Adore

We are dreamers constantly chasing the sunrise. And we don’t want you to miss a beat. So, we find the most ethical and sustainable brands available at your fingertips.

Clothing

Brands we Adore

Some days the only companion we need is a felt hat to shade us from the sun, a skateboard to cruise to the beach, or maybe even the perfect tote to carry our favorite book. Discover our carefully crafted selection.

Skincare

We want the skincare products that we use to be both nourishing for our skin and positive for our environment and ocean. That’s why we love these natural skincare products that make our skin feel dewy soft, replenished, and as free as the ocean. Dive in, girl.

Brands we Adore

Following the ravaging Australian fires, Jamie Wdziekonski documented the Climate strikes organized across the country. We discussed photography as a way to document the truth and elevate oppressed voices.

Jamie Wdziekonski Has Magic Powers

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What is the face of the change in surfing today? Textured Waves, the female surf collective fighting for diversity and equality in surfing is definitely one of them.

Through the Lens of Intersectionality

The term Intersectionality resonates within the present in the United States and worldwide, and sees connections between multiple sources of oppression. We wanted to go back on the meaning of a word that is synonymous today of convergence of struggles.

Open Letter

Are you ok? Cause here we’re struggling. We’re heartbroken. We’re angry. We believe in EQUALITY, in every form, and we will always take a stand for it.

Taking a Stand

Open Letter

What would be the solutions for a more sustainable and healthy food system? We asked Maddie Gordon who returned to meat after 3 years of a plant-based diet.

Maddie Gordon is Pretty Wild

Illustrator Maddie Gordon grew up going in a nudist camp outside London every summer. Today, she lives on a sailboat in Santa Barbara with her husband Trevor dividing her time between art and cooking.

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Award-winning filmmaker Sachi Cunningham has managed to increase the visibility of women in the big wave surfing world, celebrating them as role models.

Sachi Cunningham: You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

A lot to be proud of

Surfer and filmmaker, Cyrus Sutton sees the Coronavirus Crisis as a symptom of a deeper problem in our society and a great wake-up call. “Deep down we all know we don’t need much to be happy.”

Body Confidence as a Choice

“My biggest goal for Code B is to make women feel good about their bodies.” We met model and swimwear brand founder Bree McCann who brings representation for all body types to the center stage.

And I did it Anyway

4 states, 1355 miles in a 94 stretch limo heading west and a shit load of memories made this trip one to remember. Watch This Way, by Patti.

This Way

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We had a chat with Patti founders, Elley Norman and her husband Scott Wynn, in order to discuss creativity, diversity and inclusion within an industry which has long endured the torment of stereotypes and expectations.

Ulrich Knoblauch

As opposed to vulnerability, South-African photographer Ulrich Knoblauch has been using nudity to promote confidence, self-love and freedom

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“I am a hypochondriac, I like outer space, and I love birds.” Meet model and photographer Marina Alonso.

Marina Alonso: Call Her Magic

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Surfer, environmentalist and sailor Liz Clark spent months at sea, experiencing first hand self-isolation in a limited space. We wanted to learn about the importance of living in the moment and the surprising benefits of boredom.

Boyish

Boyish jeans is a collection of sustainable women’s denim utilizing ethical and sustainable practices throughout its product development process.

Brands we Adore

“Sustainable, sexy, effortless. Made by women, for women.” That’s how founder Amahlia Stevens defines Vitamin A, a locally produced brand that combines feminine design with sustainable innovation.

Vitamin A

Brands we Adore

The Sunshine Series is an accessible solution to reducing the single use plastic that seems to be everywhere we turn in our everyday lives.

Abysse

Sustainable swimwear since day one. Learn from Hanalei Reponty, Abysse’s founder, one of the first to ever do it eco-friendly.

Brands we Adore