Visiting Surfer Magazine Headquarters

For spring break we got to go on a road trip with our moms and our grandma. The dads couldn’t make this one but fortunately we’ve gotten to hang out with some cool dad friends along the way, including our cousin Sean who is about to have a baby. Today we got to visit Tony Perez, a family friend who is also the General Manager of Surfer Magazine, Surfer the Bar, and the Surfer Awards, at his office in Carlsbad, CA. His office is super cool with ping pong tables and a huge skate ramp. Since surfing and lots of the other action sports companies they represent would not exist without a healthy climate and environment, we’ve always appreciated Surfer’s support of environmental causes and campaigns. Why do we like the Surfer team? Beside the fact that they love all the sports we love? They have saved Trestles! And there was a good article in the December issue of Surfer, What will having a pro-industry climate change denier at the head of the Environmental Protection Agency mean for surfers? by Todd Prodanovich. We hope Surfer will continue to do good things for the environment. We love Surfer! For more #companieswelove, visit us at...
Do the McConkey EcoChallenge with Your School

Do the McConkey EcoChallenge with Your School

We were all lucky to grow up with the famous free skier Shane McConkey as another uncle-kind-of-person in our life. We knew he was a big deal to people in the ski industry, but really we just knew him as the fun dad who liked to run around with us, be goofy, and play the game “Would you rather….” His and our favorite question was always, “Would you rather stay in California the rest of your life with an awesome home, or travel the whole world forever but not be able to come back to California ever?” There were also a lot of questions about “inappropriate” things we probably shouldn’t put here. Shane passed away when we were all really little. His wife, our Aunti Sherry, is awesome and she is doing so much to honor his life and carry on for their daughter, our friend Ayla. Check out The Shane McConkey Foundation and get your school involved in the McConkey...
Climbing Cathedral Peak for My Grandpa’s 70th Birthday

Climbing Cathedral Peak for My Grandpa’s 70th Birthday

For my grandpa’s 70th Birthday, he wanted to climb Cathedral Peak in Yosemite and my mom and I went with him. We slept out under the stars in Tuolomne Meadows. It was cold and a little scary because of the bears but my grandpa told me a cool story as I fell asleep about two wolves – and choosing which one to feed, the one of darkness or the one of light. We started hiking the next morning at 5:00 am and made it to the notch in the peak about 11,000′. It was hard but really fun. I learned a lot and loved hanging out with my grandpa. To help protect and preserve Yosemite you can support The Yosemite...
Surfing With Our Dads

Surfing With Our Dads

Surfing is always more fun with friends, and it’s even better when it’s with your family. This shot was taken at Rincon Point last Christmas. It’s favorite spot. Which is why we we want to do everything we can to clean up the oil...