Team Trip

So the photo shoot trip continues. We’ve driven from Melbourne through lake Eildon, Sydney and Byron Bay up to Bli Bli on the sunny coast. Getting up at 6 am every morning to use the good light to do photos and riding A LOT. My ankle is still pretty sore but with a lot of tape and stretching I’ve actually managed to ride again! So happy to be back on a board! The next few days we will spend at Bli Bli finishing up the shots and filming before doing the 20 hour drive back to Mellie. Luckily we have surf boards on the roof so we’ll be stopping for some surf breaks (:

I can’t show you any of the photo’s we’ve taken since we are riding the 2014 boards for the catalogue and they are super secret but I’m loving the new Blanc Fi on the cable! Maybe if I ask really nicely I can show you some photos by the end of the trip. Don’t forget to like Double Ups Facebook Page here: LINK

There’s a quick update for yah, speak more soon!

xx

Carro

6 am photo shoot

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Roadtrip With team double up

The photo trip starts today! I’ll try to ride tomorrow for the first time in 7 weeks. First stop: Bonnie Doon. Second:Sydney and third sunny coast. So excited!!!

10 Facts about coconut water

  1. Coconut water is a liquid naturally present in the centre of a young coconut
  2. Coconut water is clear and fat free unlike the creamier milk made from older coconuts
  3. It comes from a single source and has a refreshing and consistent flavour
  4. Five essential electrolytes – sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, making it more Isotonic, with less carbs and calories than a typical sports drink.
  5. Natural isotonic beverage with the same level of electrolytic balance present in human blood
  6. A natural sports drink which re-hydrates and replenishes after a work out
  7. More potassium than a banana
  8. Low acidity
  9. No fat
  10. No cholesterol

    [source: www.ccoconutwater.com]

Great Ocean Road

Had the best trip at Great Ocean Road! Surfing, Zip-lining, Koala spotting and sleeping in our van! Since I’ve been there before I remembered it as my favorite place in the world, and I wasn’t disappointed. The first day we drove the inland route to the 12 apostles (well there used to be 12) which is great stones, carved out by erosion in the ocean. We spent the night having fish and chips and playing backgammon by a camping site there. The next morning we drove through and hiked to a couple of waterfalls, even though the tracks were closed.. (:

After that we went zip-lining through the only rain forest in Victoria and it was so much fun! I found out that DC is scared of heights so if you’re lucky I might put a gopro clip together from that experience. The trip moved on through Kenneth river and the hangouts of hundreds of Koalas in the trees and then on to stay the night at our friend Steves mother. So thankful for them to take us in and lending us boards so that we the next morning could go for a surf! Well, if you can call it as surf… I spent 45 minutes getting pounded by the waves trying to paddle out in the clean 5 foot swell but then settled on surfing the rebreak and had a  blast!

After lying in the 28 degree sun breathing for a bit we kept driving through Torquay, “the surf village of the world” and watched some great surfer hitting up Bells Beach on our way there. We chilled, had a coconut and went through a local night time market for dinner before leaving and heading back towards Melbourne. I can’t wait to go back there again sometime!

Love!
C

 

Gone surfin’

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No internet, no phone. Talk to you in a few days. xx

New Webpage!

After 2 years of running this blog it’s time to sort my webpage out! I’ve been looking all over the web to get inspiration and I’m really excited! Don’t get your hopes up cause it’ll probably take a while but just wanted to let you know that we’re working on it (:

Do you have any great ideas you would like to share with me?

/C

Wilsons Prom


O’Neill Girls winter love


“This time, I’m gonna be stronger I’m not not givin’ in”

What motivates you? For me this little injury and break in my riding is giving me so much perspective and so much time to think. I keep asking myself different questions. Questions like What are your goals? Who are you doing this for? How bad do you want it? It’s so easy to run though our days without stopping and thinking about what we are actually doing. What is really important to us and what do we want to change? Are we chasing all the wrong things instead of spending our time on what is really important? For me this injury has been a hell but also somewhere in it there is a small piece of chocolate. Few things will get you as motivated as an injury does. I have so much time now to think about what I want to do, where I wanna be and how I’m going to get there. But also time to sort out the things that doesn’t really matter.

Hope, is hopeless. YOU control your future ♥