Siga o Flow no Carnaval!

A maior festa do Brasil já começou! E você sabia que o Rio de Janeiro é atualmente o destino mais procurado do Brasil para a galera que quer curtir o Carnaval e aproveitar o melhor da Cidade Maravilhosa. O que não faltam são opções e tem diversão para todos os gosto. O goFlow, claro, não poderia ficar de fora dessa!

Se você mora no Rio ou vai passar o feriado por lá, aqui vai nosso guia de programação, com Experiências únicas, oferecidas por Experts Locais que estão prontos para te levar para uma aventura inesquecível e mostrar a cidade que você não conhece. Read more

Alma e Coração: Bárbara Rizzeto – Campeã de Surfe

Conheça nossa Expert Local Bárbara Rizzeto – Viajante do mundo e campeã de surfe (incluindo uma medalha de bronze pelo Brasil, no Mundial da ISA 2009). Mesmo com todo o sucesso na carreira competitiva, Barbara continua dando mais valor ao que realmente importa – surfe, natureza, viagens para novos lugares e, claro, amigos! E isso sempre apresentando seu cartão de visitas: um belo, sincero e irresistível sorriso.

Nós pedimos para Bárbara contar um pouco mais sobre sua vida de surfista (e o que faz dela essa pessoa tão incrível e carismática). E isso foi o que ela nos revelou: Read more

Our Favorite Posts From This Season

Part of being in the flow of life is flowing with the changing of the seasons. As we move into the Fall season for the Northern Hemisphere and start dreaming of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere, we wanted to take a moment to appreciate some of the epic moments you have had over the past few month.

Check out the all the fun moments your goFlow Tribe has been sharing recently. We think you’ll be stoked and hope you’ll be inspired to shred it up and make it even more awesome for the season ahead

1. Side-planking and savoring a Cali sunset with some SUP and Yoga.

Michelle Gierst (LA Local Expert) in  Los Angeles, CA – “Last night was awesome”

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2. Getting stoked with no crowds at your favorite secret spot.

Mark at “Cant Tell” in Florida

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3. Amazing viz, warm water & turtles make for some epic dive adventures.

Colby Barnett diving at Hanauma Bay in Oahu, HI -“So fun!🐬🐟🐠🐳☔️”

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4. Just another day, at the skate park in Rio.

David Santos at Pista de Skate Vila Nova Camp Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil “fake favi-o front”

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5. A perfecly sunny and glassy day for a fun paddle with friends

Averjanas Asočakovas in Lithuania – “Vandens SUP’ynės sup school & rent”

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6. Getting high on clear skies, slushy snow & no crowds!!

Ze Pacheco at Valle Nevado, Chile. (click here to view the video in the app)

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7. Getting “artsy”  with the flow

Eduardo Gonçalves at Antiga Alvorada in Portugal

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8. Because…..surfing in Costa Rica!

Michael Devine at Zancudo in Costa Rica – “Get wet everybody!”

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9. Nothing but smooth sailing and clear skies. Enjoying the view from the top.

Exequielira at Viña Del Mar, Chile  – “Ohh yeahh”

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10. Maybe not the greatest viz, but it’s still another day in paradise.

Omri Lavie diving in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

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We hope you have enjoyed these moments fellow goFlow athletes have shared. We encourage you to post your own moments and share the stoke from your next session with the rest of the goFlow tribe. Who knows, maybe we will feature your post next. Get out there and find you flow!

Local Spotlight: Travis “Ninja” Brewer goes surfing with Pro surfer Kassia Meador

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** VIDEO of Ninja and Kassia surfing Malibu **

We followed “Ninja” to his next big challenge – Surfing with Pro surfer and goFlow Local Expert Kassia Meador.  We had a fun early morning at Malibu point while “Ninja” is getting into the flow with the queen of style, Kassia. 

After the session we set down with “Ninja” to a long and deep conversation, learning about his life experiences, challenges, inspirations and the expectations to have a successful career that generate a lot of money – because that’s happiness. Right? Well….

Right after business school our soon to become “Ninja” ended up spending hours at Muscle Beach training and focus on his movement and flow. Less then 4 years after he won the title of America Ninja Worrier.

Ninja Warrior, Yogi and Venice Local, Travis Brewer embodies what the journey of life is. Struggling to find his place in all of it; he went from college life to business professional, being uprooted each and every-time. Embracing meditation on a whim, Travis discovered his passion for fitness and desire to make the world a better place. Doing exactly just that, Travis started his company, Pi Movement and followed the path that movement took him on. We joined Travis for a morning session of movement and surfing, lucky to ask him about his path.

Q – How did you become a Ninja?

                How did I become a ninja? Well, it’s funny. Growing up. I always wanted to play sports. I did gymnastics when I was a little kid and then in Middle School, I quit to play other sports. Track, Soccer, Football. Pretty soon, I was on a state champion Soccer team. All I wanted to do was play sports in College but I blew out my knee, tore my ACL, LCL and PCL. I couldn’t wiggle my toes and ended up not playing sports for 3 years. I was shot… I didn’t know what to do. I was stuck. I joined a fraternity for a little while till I got kicked out of that. I didn’t know where I wanted to be. So I decided to get a job that makes a lot of money, because money equals happiness, right? I worked in commercial real estate for 3 to 4 years, then the market crashed in 2008 and I lost my job… and it was the best thing that has ever happened to me. I realized that I was just doing a job to make my Mom and Dad happy. I was always passionate about movement, fashion, entertainment and fitness but I didn’t really know how to make that a thing. So I just started reading and learning. Steve Jobs passed away that year and I read his book. When he passed, he gave one book to everybody, “Autobiography of a Yogi.” Inspiring. I still didn’t know what I wanted to do exactly… but I decided to go back to grad school at Pepperdine. Funny thing was, I probably learned more going to Lake Shrine after school then I would in class. But what I learned was that I wanted to make the world a better place and I wanted to follow what I think my unique gift and passion for the world is… I went there and meditated all of the time. And through meditation I discovered that my passion is movement. Specifically, fitness and philanthropy is what I enjoy. If I could work out everyday and give back to make the world a better place, I think I would be happy. and that’s just exactly what I decided to do. I was 29 at the time and by the time I hit 30 I wanted to figure out what my path was and what I wanted to do. I decided I just needed to start working out. Literally the day I graduated… After the ceremony, I headed down to Muscle Beach to work out. I met a bunch of guys that were starting a calisthenic group and ended up joining their crew. I beat one of the top ranked guys in all of calisthenics and won the world calisthenics organization “Battle of the Bars.” I got discovered my Ninja Warrior and ended up on Team Ninja Warrior. That’s been the journey and it’s been the best 4 years of my life.

Q – What is Pi Movement ?

I figured if I could make ninja pants or workout gear, that makes the world a better place then I’d be happy. So I started Pi Movement in an attempt to do exactly just that. It stands for Positive Impact Movement, which we call Pi for short. We try to make a difference by giving Pi percent or 3.14% back on every purchase to building more movement parks around the world. That’s what we do. We make pants and further down the line more ninja apparel.

Q – What does Ninja mean to you ?

Ninja for me, is more of a mind, body and spirit connection than anything else. Ninja is more than just American Ninja Warrior to me, although it is a great show. I don’t necessarily think how much you can squat is as important as how high you can jump or how efficiently you can get over something. Ninja is really about being functional and efficient with your movement as well as being adaptive for the most scenarios possible.  How well can you get up on a surfboard? How long can you hang from something? To me, those are tangible goals. I think American Ninja Warrior is great because you have to be good at a lot of different things. But to me, ninja functional fitness is about being as functional as possible and having fun while you’re doing it.

Q – Where do you like to train the most?

                       My favorite place to train is the original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica. It was the first outdoor adult playground of its kind. It’s the birthplace of acrobatics and where the whole culture of outdoor fitness really started. It started in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s but shut down for a while and then the Venice park took off in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, becoming pop culture. More so than bodybuilding, I’m attracted to the functional and acrobatic movement you can find at Muscle Beach, Santa Monica… Acro Yoga, and being able to move as efficiently as possible, working with the people around you. I think that is so valuable. That type of movement really inspires me because you have to be able to move your body in so many different ways, adapting to other people, their surroundings and their visions… Just as much as yourself. These interpersonal communications are really so valuable as they translate to every facet of life.

Q – How do you recharge your personal battery?

You know, just getting outdoors. Going on a hike, climbing a tree, getting in the mountains… It doesn’t really matter. Any of that stuff. I love to rock climb and rock climbing indoors is awesome. It’s great practice. I love doing parkour and parkour in a gym is great. Working on safety. But it’s so good to just get out in nature. Just realizing that we really are connected to nature the more we move outdoors. The more we can get out with mother nature’s sun and soil, the more we can recharge our batteries. And the water, just getting out there surfing is so good. Everyone always says “being a soul surfer.” But it’s so true because the surf, waves and ocean recharge the soul. Even if you don’t catch a single wave. Sitting out there in the water, hanging out and feeling the good vibes of mother nature is the best. It really helps recharge your battery just so you can be you. Don’t emphasize on how much you need to do in life… It’s more about positive progression. Like, “Hey. Did I do a little bit better than yesterday? Or did I do a little bit better than last week? Or am I moving forward more than I did last year?” That’s how we judge ourselves… If we’re having a good or bad day, or how we are making progress in our lives. Positive progress, getting out there and moving with nature: there’s nothing wrong with making that your mission.

“So nature and outdoors is the ultimate place for you?”

Oh yeah. It’s where everything collects.

Q – What is Flow for you?

                      That’s why I love goFlow. Once you get into nature and you’re connecting that. Recharging that battery. Beyond that, it’s all about the mind, body and soul connection and finding flow states. When you’re in the flow, you lose track of time. In that movement where I just can’t miss. NBA Jams. On fire. Where you hit multiple consecutive shots and you’re just in the zone. That. That is the flow state. The Flow state comes from you and you’re just getting off axis. From getting upside down, twisted, or riding a wave. Where you’re riding something greater than yourself. On a board, surf, snow or skate: you’re in flow. and what a great feeling that is. I do a lot of work with the Flow Genome Project; quantifying flow states through science. Not only how to get there, but how to get there faster and stay longer. So more of the world, can get in the flow. Doing research with these guys has been so beautiful to understand what flow is and how great it is for the soul… Cause, that’s what I live for and where my happiest state of life is. And the goFlow app, it makes all so easy to do. Finding flow sports and making them more accessible to people. You can find flow in so many different ways, and so many different things besides just flow sports. Flow sports just make it more accessible. “Flow is everywhere

Q- What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

                  The first thing I do when I wake up in the mornings is meditate… I stretch, meditate and then write in my journal. I do this everyday.

Q – What do you write about in your journal?

It’s changed over the years. It’s so funny, I never thought of myself as a writer, and I don’t really. But when I first started to journal, I couldn’t fathom what to write about. I started out small and in typical diary format: what I did yesterday, what I am feeling right now. Somewhere along this path, all the simplistic jotting down I was doing, turned into really just manifesting. We can achieve anything we manifest. Why not write down what we want to achieve? I would write down my goals on the top of the page everyday, and then write down what I did. From there, I started to really delve deeper into my soul: what my soul is and what my intuition is saying. Putting all of these monumental concepts and thoughts into tangible, in-your-face words. And for now, it’s more of guided thoughts of where I think I need to be, what I need to be doing or the language that I need to hear… But from the beginning, I just started writing what made me happy or what I did that day.

Q – What is the ultimate breakfast?

                     For me, the ultimate breakfast would be a SunWarrior Smoothie with some Smartypants Vitamins on the side.

Q-  What do you put in your SunWarrior smoothie?

                  I mix my smoothies with Strawberries, Bananas and Blueberries

Q – What is the first thing you do before you go to bed?

                I stretch both at morning and again, at night. I do a little stretch and then I say my peace before going to sleep. It’s so important to complete that full circle… You know, why are we living. Set your intention before you go to sleep and when you wake up. Bring that manifestation to life. Don’t live for others. Live for what your mission in life is, or whatever you want to create of it.

 

“Life is good! or life is bad… It depends on how you wanna look at it. People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.. ”   – That’s what Abraham Lincoln said

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  • Eric “Tuma” will show you the real Venice “Dogtown” Skateboarding experience.
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🏆 Surf & Skate make the Olympics 🏆

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With all eyes on Rio, the Flow Sport community has their own reason to celebrate Olympic News. It was just announced by the International Olympic Committee to approve the addition of skateboarding and surfing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

This means that two sports who have had top athletes competing at the highest level for years will finally be recognized in the most prestigious international games. The Flow sport community around the world is buzzing with anticipation for the next Summer Olympics where they will finally be given their own chance at the podium.
While snowboarding was the first of the big three board sports to make its Olympic debut back in 1998, it will have taken 22 years for skateboarding and surfing to follow. The debate of whether these sports should be included was an interesting one along the way.
Although most people in the community are excited by this announcement, some people fear that it will take the purity away from these Flow sports by making them too mainstream. Many fans of skateboarding and surfing have often wanted to keep these cultures away from mass media, while on the other side, many pros want to be recognized as the top athletes they are.
Here, we asked some Local Experts and goFlow fans what they think of Surfing and Skateboarding making the Olympic games. Post on our Facebook page if you want to join the discussion!
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Kassia Meador, Pro Longboarder
      “I think it’s wonderful surfing is finally making it into the olympics….  Every 4 years the olympics brings the world together, just as the ocean has always tied all countries all people together on this beautiful planet… So excited for the future of surfing, the future of humanity and this beautiful world we call home “

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Eric ” Tuma” Britton, Pro Skatboarder
       “My thoughts on the Olympics… that it will open the eyes to 
The non skate world, to be viewed as a legitimate career goal.
Will it hurt the underground community ? I think not 
Those are always the ones who keep the dream alive..”
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Andrew Jacobson, Pro Surfer
         “I think it’s one of the greatest things that has happened to surfing and skating. I now know what my goal is for 2020! There would be no greater feeling then surfing for your country.”
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Local Expert Spotlight: Liz

Growing up in Colorado didn’t stop Liz Lutz from getting in the water at a young age. While she was nowhere near the ocean, she fell in love with swimming and water sports. She moved to Malibu for college – and hasn’t left since!

She’s quickly become a go-to Local Expert when it comes to surfing and providing memorable surf Sessions. As someone who didn’t grow up surfing, she gets what it’s like for first timers, but experienced surfers beware, this lady can also shred with the best of them!

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Here, we sat down and learned more about this adventurous and ambitious lady:

What got you into surfing?

I actually grew up in Colorado so nowhere near the ocean but was in love with swimming, summer, and being around the water, naturally California. Especially Malibu drew me in when I was looking for colleges. I came out to attend Pepperdine in 2011 and haven’t left since.

Did you start surfing right away? 

It was long after moving here that I finally grabbed a surfboard and instantly falling in love and becoming addicted to the sport. I actually started learning in Pepperdine’s surf class put on by Malibu Makos, where I am now a surf instructor for their summer camps. It was cool to come back to the same place I caught my first wave to help tons of others catch theirs.

How long did it take for you to get hooked on surfing?
After I caught my first wave, it wasn’t long before I got my own board and suit and was begging others for rides to the beach – even taking the city bus a few times to get down to Zuma.
How did surfing change your outlook on life?
Surfing became all I could think about and I would surf sometimes two or three times a day, running to first point between classes, and always having wet hair and sandy feet at school. My hair was blonder than it had ever been in my life and my stoke levels were through the roof. I’ve since graduated, yes I did make it through school even with all my surfing!
How did you start teaching surfing and sharing your skills in goFlow Sessions?
Since I’m not a lifelong surfer, although I will be from now on, I only recently started teaching surfing in the past few years. Now I work in Malibu lifeguarding at La Costa Beach Club and teaching surf at Malibu Makos.
What’s the best part about sharing surfing with others? 
I love sharing with others the beautiful dance with waves that surfing is and has become in my life.  In my opinion it’s one of the most divine interactions with nature that a person can have!

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If you aren’t surfing, what are you doing?
When I’m not surfing I love to do yoga, CrossFit, go sailing, rock climb or really anything else that involves moving and being outside!
Favorite food?
My favorite food would have to be an acai bowl with peanut butter on top!
Do you speak any languages?
I speak Spanish, but a grammatically incorrect and handicapped version of it.
What is flow state like for you?
Flow to me is a sense of peace, joy, and harmony in one’s life where love rules over fear.
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