The Importance of Fitness

In Bethany's 2014 book, Body and Soul: A Girl's Guide to a Fit, Fun and Fabulous Life, she dives deep into the benefits of fitness and how to incorporate it into your lifestyle based on her experience as an athlete. She even shares some fun workouts! In this video, she talks about why being fit and active is so important to her....

Exciting News from the Dirks’

We are excited to share with you all that we are expecting another child!!!!   Adam and I are so so sooo excited!!! And Tobias seems to get excited too; he gives baby kisses everyday! We are thankful we can grow our family and add even more joy to life. Becoming parents to Tobias has been such a beautiful journey. We love the joy and also the challenges he brings to our life; and he is sure ready for a sibling.   I'm thankful my pregnancy has been mellow and manageable. I begged Adam to wait till baby's birthday to find out the gender and he agreed. (: With Tobias we found out, but I really wanted a surprise for this baby. So, surprise it will be!   We expect the little one in March.   -The Dirks'...

Eat Salt to Your Taste

I believe our body knows when it needs salt. It's is essential to our being.   Especially if you live an active life or live in a climate that leads you to perspire more, you likely need salt.   This may be contrary to what you've heard (i.e. "the low salt diet"); but I believe that is misinformation. Like the "low fat diet" fad was a big one and turned out to be detrimental to many people's health. We need the healthy fats and salts!   So Adam and I make sure we have a healthy type of salt in our kitchen and we even travel with our good salt (often your average table salt is terrible for you) and we make sure to eat to our taste buds desire. The salts we get are from ancient seas. Good salts to eat are: Himalayan Salt, Real Salt, and Sea salts.   Here's a "food for thought" podcast we listened to featuring a guy who did a 2 year study on salt and wrote a book on his discoveries. We enjoyed it, yet did not completely agree with everything; so please listen with a "grain of salt," haha.   With this health tip, I hope you are already taking your overall...

Riding Kelly Slater’s Wave Ranch

So Bethany got a call from Kelly Slater, who invited her out to surf at his man-made solar-powered wave ranch. You do not turn that down. Presently touted to be the "World's Best Man-made Wave" the wave machine puts out a right- and, now, left- breaking, barreling wave which has been carefully designed by top pro surfer Kelly Slater and his team. "It's a dream because I've been wanting to work on my backside barrel riding," Bethany says. "And today, I got more more backside barrels in one session than I did ever. It makes you giggle and giddy." "Bethany's backside tuberiding is an athletic feat that not any other person on earth has," remarks Slater. "She doesn't have the ability to grab the rail. It just blew me away." Video Courtesy: Kelly Slater Wave Co...

Watermelon Refresher Smoothie Drink

SUMMER OF SMOOTHIES   Bethany made this awesome refreshing smoothie/drink the other day. I’ll call it the “Watermelon Refresher.” It’s the perfect drink for these hot days!   In a blender add: 1 cup of ice 1/2 Cucumber 8 fresh mint leaves Add as much Watermelon that can fit in the blender   Blend.   Enjoy! And try to share (; -Adam...

Surfer’s Hall of Fame Induction

Highlight Video, courtesy Surfers Hall of Fame.   On August 4, 2017, Bethany Hamilton and Mick Fanning were inducted into the Surfer's Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach, California, cementing their feet, hands and a special message into the cement in front of the Duke statue off Main St. and Pacific Coast Hwy.   "Feeling very honored to have been inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame this morning and to be chosen and remembered amongst such incredible surfers in Surfing history. Mahalo to all for the love and support through out my journey. [Mahalo] to the Pai's, Mick and my family. #AlwaysHope" - Bethany   This was recorded as a live feed of the induction ceremony presented by Huntington Surf and Sport.    ...

Coconut Cooler Smoothie

This is a summer of smoothies! I'm taking this summer to share some yummy go-to smoothies that my family loves. Ingredients: 1 cup canned coconut milk (free from preservatives) 1/2 cup of water 1 big half of lime juice 1 banana 1 date (remove pit) 1 or two handfuls of ice Blend, Pour and Enjoy!...

Bethany’s Signature Candles

Sticky Bumps' new Bethany Hamilton signature candle line was developed closely with me with my beloved Kauai in mind. Some of the island’s iconic locations are paired with quintessential Hawaiian fragrances…   “Queen’s Bath” Coconut Milk, “Hanalei Valley” Tuberose, and “The Garden Isle” Coconut Lime Vanilla will transport you from anywhere in the world to Kauai’s beaches and gardens. From my home to yours, ALOHA.   Buy a Signature Candle ...

THE HAWAII GOLD SMOOTHIE

This is not my everyday go-to smoothie, but it is a delicious once-in-a-while treat!   Ingredients: 1 fresh Papaya (remove seeds then scoop or cut fruit off skin), 1 frozen Banana, 1/2 thumb* of Turmeric, peeled (or 1/2 tsp turmeric powder), 1/2 thumb* Ginger, peeled (or 1/2 tsp ginger powder), Heaping spoonful of Peanut Butter (or any other nut butter you prefer), 1/2 cup canned coconut milk, 1/2 cup almond milk, ice cubes (optional, if you want it colder).   *using your own thumb for the measurement   Puree all ingredients in a blender to a smooth consistency....

Fiji Womens Pro Recap

Bethany Hamilton's Day 1 highlights from the Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro 2017.   "I had a blast competing in the #okfijipro this week! Loved have the opportunity to be in the jersey and challenge myself in competition amongst the best! Wish I could have got more clever in my round 4 heat, I really wanted to keep it going. Thank you World Surf League for having me and to my hubby Adam for supporting me! And cheers to the girls for pushing me to surf my best in and out of the jersey!"   Video produced by the World Surf League....