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....

Be Travel Smart by Staying Hydrated

Going on a trip this summer?   As an athlete, author and speaker from an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I do a lot of traveling. Having traveled off island almost monthly for the past 13 years, I am all too familiar with its negative effects on my family's health. I have found that when traveling, my family is likely to not consume enough water cause we're away from home and out of our regular routine. This leads to dehydration. Common symptoms of dehydration are headache, dizziness, continual thirst, dry skin, dry eyes, sleepiness and darker color urine.   Good news is we have figured out some simple ways to prepare for flights and road trips that I'm excited to share with you today!   1- Pack a reusable water bottle in your carry-on bag. (Fill it after you've gone through security.) We love and use the Corkcicle Canteen.   2- Instead of drinking processed juices, soda and alcohol--which can contribute to dehydration--DRINK WATER regularly. Start before you leave home, continue on the plane, in the car, and throughout your daily activities.   3- Add Electrolyte Drops to your water to further benefit your hydration and boost the flavor of your water. The minerals help your water...

Awarded Wildcard for Outerknown Fiji Women’s Pro

The WSL announced today that Bethany will once again receive a wildcard entry into the 2017 Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro. "It was an easy decision for WSL officials," says the WSL story, since Bethany "turned in an inspirational performance in 2016 that earned her a third -place finish, and a healthy number of global headlines."   [vc_separator type='solid' width='800' position='center' color='6b6b6b' border_style='' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [blockquote text='Last year was amazing, yet I know I have to focus and go into the event fresh; it is a new year and, as usual, competition will be tough. I feel like I am surfing better than ever, so I cannot help but be excited!' text_color='#6b6b6b' title_tag='' width='' line_height='undefined' background_color='' border_color='' show_quote_icon='yes' quote_icon_color='#6b6b6b' quote_icon_size='100'] - Bethany [vc_separator type='solid' width='800' position='center' color='6b6b6b' border_style='' thickness='1' up='10' down='10']   Her experience growing up surfing in hollow reef waves in Hawaii made her quite comfortable surfing Fiji's shallow tubes and speedy walls, and because she's been busy chasing perfect surf for an upcoming movie over the past few months, her confidence is growing.   The women's event has a competitive window from May 28 - June 2, 2017. Surfline has delivered a promising forecast for the Fiji Women's Pro event window, be sure to check in on...

Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe

Homemade salad dressing is a staple at our house. It's so simple to make, and my family prefers it to store bought.   Ingredients: 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tbsp Nut Butter 3 tbsp Lemon Juice 1 tsp Honey 1 tsp Mustard (optional) pinch of sea salt a few sprigs of Fresh Herbs (or 1 tsp of Dried Herbs) 1 clove Garlic (freshly pressed)   How to: Start with Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a bowl or cup. Next, add a nut butter (I like almond butter, tahini or cashew butter) which will add more thickness to the dressing. Cut the oils with an acid, like lemon juice. The ratio of lemon juice to oil is up to you. If you like your dressings a bit on the acidic side, try a 1:1 ratio. If that is too acidic for you, just add more oil. Add a hint of sweetness with 1 teaspoon of honey. Season with a pinch of sea salt and your fresh or dried herbs. Combine all the ingredients and whisk vigorously. Use of a blender will help to emulsify the ingredients. Taste and adjust as needed. You can add a lil water if it's too thick for your preference. Drizzle on your salad right away, or keep stored in the fridge for about...