On my trip to Kauai in late February, something amazing happened. I no longer felt like a tourist! Kauai is one of my favorite places in the world, and it’s truly an author’s paradise. The scenery is breathtaking. The ocean is warm and inviting. Inspiration is everywhere—the sea, the land, … Read Entire Post

BeachStyle – beaches

Sparkle in the rain…

BeachStyle – beaches

Thank you for a great 2016! Happy New Year from the DARK SURF team! 

BeachStyle – beaches

Ke’e Beach is located in Ha’ena State Park at the west end of Highway 56. Literally at the end of road, it’s the last beach accessible by car on Kauai’s north shore. Ke’e’s ocean lagoon is protected from waves by reefs and ideal for the calm ocean conditions of the summer—which means it’s also … Read Entire Post

BeachStyle – lifestyle

Is living by the ocean good for your health? Researchers think so, as reported in a Huffington Post article, Want a second opinion? Hit the beach and see how YOU feel. And then let me know at Personally speaking, I know I always feel better after spending time at the beach.

BeachStyle – lifestyle

It’s officially summer! My beach bag is packed & ready to go with: dark sunglasses (the darker, the better for the nearly full moon) a soft, turquoise blue beach towel from Maui sunscreen (the max SPF known to human-kind) wet wipes to get the greasy sunscreen off my fingertips after applying … Read Entire Post

Pulse – events & entertainment

In one of the world’s largest volunteer efforts for oceans and waterways, the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has mobilized millions of people over nearly 3 decades. Most volunteers walk, while others set out on boats or don scuba gear to find trash in and under the water. The Ocean … Read Entire Post

Shark Bites – news & sightings

Shark warning! On May 27 at 10:30 a.m. a great white shark was spotted at Marina State Beach (Monterey Bay). I guess this shark wanted to spend Memorial Day at the beach like everyone else. Shark Warning signs are posted at the entrance to the beach saying that surfing, swimming … Read Entire Post

Dusk Patrol – surf news & initiatives

One of the many admirable & awesome things the Surfrider Foundation does is Beach Cleanups. This Sunday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, the Monterey Chapter will lead a cleanup at Sandholdt Beach in Moss Landing, south side of the harbor. In an email yesterday, Surfrider Monterey reported that volunteers … Read Entire Post