All posts by reidpikul

Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

Surf, sun, food, culture. About as good as it gets.

DIY – 60 Broken Skateboards Given New Life

Our quest for new furniture continues.  For the past many years, I’ve been cooped up at a bland, non-inspirational black Ikea desktop.  We needed color in the apartment but nothing over the top, especially with the amount of reclaimed wood and refurbished pieces that we’ve collected. After working closely with the team over at SHUT Skateboards ...

A Quick Birthday Trip

When given the option of a night out in the city vs. a trip to the Caribbean, Katy almost laughed.  I did some research and found some very reasonable flights to Tobago via JetBlue.  $303 round trip to be exact (This seems to be the going rate.  The price goes up a bit throughout other ...

Surf: Caribbean Secret Spot

So, this may not be a secret spot to everyone but it is definitely not well known.  Before leaving for the trip, I was under the impression that I’d see no waves down there but I couldn’t have been further off.  Known to be a bit fickle, I somehow hit it just right and this ...

Crispy Egg

A few months ago, I found a photo of a crispy egg and I was hooked. The balance of texture is incredible. Here’s one paired with red rice and kale. Cooking these up couldn’t be easier.  I prefer cast iron for heat balance and non-stick.  Coat the bottom with a generous amount of Olive Oil ...

Oakley Surf Shop Finals, Mark and Dave’s, Nicaragua

This was a quick trip down to Central America for some sun, waves, and the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge Nationals event. Great people and fun waves...

Falmenta, Spoccia, Premia, Formazza, Cascata Del Toce – Italy

This was a last minute day trip to get out and experience the nature in and around Stresa.  By the end of the day, we had travelled quite a bit but every mile we pushed further, left us with another great memory.

Locarno, Switzerland via the Centovalli Express Train. Return via the Lago Maggiore Ferry.

This is a day excursion with plenty of easy sightseeing. We took the train from Stresa to Domodossola, hopped on the Centovalli Express scenic train through the hills and border of Italy, stopped in Locarno Switzerland, and took the ferry back to Stresa.

Lunecco and L’Orrido Di S. Anna, Italy

A quick day hike/swim/cliff jump into the Gorge of St Anna near Cannobio, Italy.

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