Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Clarky's column - Monte Clerico Beach, PORTUGAL

Team Algarve, to date, consists of Roland Parkes Wimbush (The Third), Diego and Clarky, ripping it up in Portugal, gracing the beaches, retreats and restaurants with their presence. What a combo. If the south of Portugal hadn’t heard of Choclo before; then it has now.

In an almond shell- there are plenty of almond trees in these parts- the Choclo rip trip has consisted of gypsy beach camps, visits to and shows at the local yoga retreats and centres, numerous surf and yoga events, the securing of an agent- a good looking one at that too- who is going to promote the funky new range of Choclo gear, as well as a fair bit of business-related (of course) surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, eating and drinking.

We have been graced with two weeks of cloudless skies, crystal clear water, white sand shingle-cliff infringed beaches and countless good times. The adventure has not only promoted the Choclo name and given us the chance to meet a bunch of great locals, but it has also been a learning experience, particularly for Wimbush the Third, and will definitely be a trip to remember.

Monte Clerico Beach, Algarve, Portugal

Monday, August 23, 2010

Aljezur, Portugal

August brought on a trip to the Algarve, Portugal where Diego, the Choclo van, visited yoga retreats and spent time getting to know the area and it's amazing culture and scenery. We will be hosting a yoga/surf/slackline event this coming friday at Monte Clerico beach. All welcome

Algarve August 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stand-up Paddleboard Donegal, Ireland

During the recent Sowing Seeds Tour stop-over in Ireland I was fortunate to wake up to a beautiful day, after 4 days of rain, and took the opportunity to go exploring. This gives you an idea of the incredible beauty of this wonderful country.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

3 minutes with professional snowboarder Caroline Beliard

I caught up with Caroline Beliard in Hossegor in April to talk about Snowboarding, Surfing and her involvement in the upcoming Choclo Project Fundraiser. Yoga has helped Caroline recover from multiple injuries and gives her more focus in her training. Caroline is giving classes all through the summer in a beautiful studio in the centre of Hossegor. She a great teacher and accomodates to all levels. If you want to see her in action check out the video.