Simple moments shared together, like a backyard barbecue or a game of cornhole on the beach, seem even more special coming out of the pandemic. And travel! We’ll never take a trip for granted again. No matter how busy our lives get, we try to carve out time to get away and reconnect with our childhood friends, Mike Coppola, Andrew Tralka, and Derek Birkenhauer. These were the guys we learned to surf with in New Jersey. They were there to witness our most embarrassing and legendary high school memories and by our sides on our wedding days.
Our adult lives are full of responsibilities, but we set them aside for a few days each year (thanks to our wives!), pack a carry-on with boardshorts, hoodies and tees, and escape to Costa Rica. Costa Rica’s pura vida or "pure life" philosophy never fails to remind us how little we need to be happy. An Airbnb in Playa Hermosa in Peninsula Papagayo with easy access to our favorite waves, a hammock strung between palm trees, and sunset beers on the beach is our idea of luxury.
After a week of good times and good vibes we always return home re-energized for our families and fueled with fresh creativity for the brand. Cheers to friendships and the traditions that bond them for a lifetime.
Check out some more of our favorite moments from our trip here: