Eddie Would Go: The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Competition

Dan Merkel

  If you are a surfer, you likely know about the Quicksilver #Eddiewouldgo Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Competition. If you are not a surfer this might be new- but it’s really cool so I will tell you about it. The Eddie Aikau, which is a big wave surfing competition in honor of the Hawaiian lifeguard… Read More »

How to go Gluten-Free: a 10 Step Guide for Beginners

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So you’ve decided you would like to try to go gluten-free. You probably feel overwhelmed, afraid to give up your favorite foods, and have no idea where to start. Maybe you’ve recently heard from your doctor that you have an auto-immune disorder, perhaps you have a child with autism, or it could be that you… Read More »

Sugar, Inflammation, and Weight Loss


Do you struggle with excess weight, fatigue, depression or mental ‘fogginess’, pain, or food cravings? Have you tried diets, cleanses, exercise regimens, and calorie counting, only to return to being overweight or simply carrying a few stubborn, extra pounds? Do you spend hours working out and still not lose weight? If you are carrying excess weight,… Read More »

Travis Grant on Molokai, SUP Training, and Balance


In the world of standup paddleboard racing, the name Travis Grant is synonymous with speed and ocean endurance. Grant is considered to be the “best paddler in the world“, though his rankings currently place him at #2. But for this Australian, life on and off the water, is about balance.  I met with Travis and… Read More »

2nd Annual Carolina Surf Film Festival

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The second annual Carolina Surf film Festival was held this weekend on James Island, near Folly Beach, SC, and the festivities did not disappoint. A steady show of innovative surf film was projected onto a large outdoor screen over two evenings. Food trucks, beer stands, live music, and surf-industry goods and services lined the venue at… Read More »

Paleo Apple Pie Chia Pudding (Refined Sugar-free, Gluten-Free)

Paleo Apple Pie Chia P{adding from Saltwater Chef

Fall is here again, and good ole Mother Nature gives us the very food our bodies need this time of year. Apples are in season, and are a fantastic source of vitamin c, fiber, anti-inflammatory bioflavonoids, and heart-healthy phytonutrients. The nutrients in apples help us fight colds and the flu, and honestly, just taste yummier… Read More »