DIY Boards at Biarritz’s Blank Surf Shack

Shape your own stick in the thriving French seaside town

by Jorge Grimberg Known by many surfers as the “French California,” Biarritz is just a 20 minute drive from Spain along France’s Basque coast. The city boasts truly world-class surfing, is home to the European headquarters of majorsurf labels including Quicksilver and Billabong, and plays host to the Quiksilver/Roxy Jam surf tournament each yearso it’s not surprising that surfers flock there in search of the …

Four Technical Boardshorts

Style, performance and advanced construction for lasting comfort and durability

Sometimes, all you need in a pair of boardshorts is on-point styling and a comfortable fit. However, when you’re spending hours (or days) surfing, fishing, swimming or sailing in a pair of shorts, you’ll want something that offers a blend of comfort, performance and—of course—a touch of style. Over the course of a week at the Four Seasons Maldives (more on that soon), we put …

Fredericks & Mae + Todd Heim Projects Beach Towel

Handmade in Brooklyn, colorful towels just in time for beach days and rooftop sunbathing

Just in time for days spent on the ocean and lounging on rooftops, NYC-based Todd Heim and Fredericks & Mae (design team of Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen) release their line of colorful beach towels. Handmade in Brooklyn, Heim’s Irish linen towels are soft to the touch and offer a lightweight alternative to traditional terrycloth options, and also dry much faster. The capsule …