One of my very favorite things about summer, aside from long languid days spent lazily idling on a beach in Mexico, is taking road trips. Nothing beats hopping in a car with your best friend, a big mug of strong coffee, the promise of waves, and miles of open road. This past summer Kelsey and I were fortunate enough to get invited to do just such a thing.
A dear friend of ours, Anne Marie, an all around amazing water woman, came to me with the idea of gathering a few surfer girls from around here and heading down south in search of fun and waves. She had been collaborating a few companies, namely a wetsuit company called Glide Soul, Soft Science Shoes, and water bottle company from her homeland Holland, Dopper. Glide Soul supplied us with some adorable and very eye-catching suits, Soft Science furnished us some super comfy footwear, and Dopper provided some colorful water bottle that double, very conveniently, as wine glasses.
Kelsey, myself, Anne Marie, her friend from Marina Jacquie, and photographer Anne Dokter who flew in all the way from Holland, loaded up our cars with surfboards, SUPs, boogie boards, swim fins, cameras, and tons of supplies, and left for a 3 day adventure from Santa Cruz to Malibu.
The waves were tiny, but the 5 of us managed to find and endless supply of laughter, fun, and beautiful moments which will not soon be forgotten. Not to mention new friends and the promise of more trips and better waves ahead. Cheers to reminiscing on summer fun and more road trips to come!
Photography by Anne Dokter
Wetsuits from GlideSoul
Water Bottles from Dopper
Footwear from SoftScience
Visit Anne-Marie Reichman Totah on instagram @amreichman or @amvrt