Top Surfer Girls to Follow on Instagram

September 1, 2015 — by Griffin Thall


We love and respect all those female surfers out there who are breaking barriers and crushing barrels all while staying beautiful on the inside and out. Follow our fave Instagram accounts for all the surfer girl inspiration you’ll ever need:

Alessa Quizon – @alessaquizon

beach vibin' ☀️ @billabongwomens #billabongsurfcapsule

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Laura Enever – @lauraenever


11 Inspiring Instagrammers You Should Follow

May 26, 2015 — by Griffin Thall


Here’s a round up of our favorite Instagrammers to keep you motivated, inspired and to fill your feed with prettiness!

1) @momentaryhappiness

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2) @taramilktea

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3) @mattcrump

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4) @inspire_yourself_

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5) @stephanieblaunc

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6) @stoked_yogi

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7) @lifebeforework

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8) @scottypass

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9) @dametraveler

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10) @barefoot_surf_travel

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11) @katgaskin

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She’s a Wanderer

October 22, 2014 — by Griffin Thall


“We shot the photos at Skyline in Corona, CA. We wanted to go with more of a nature feel, but also fun and free feeling. I love what you guys are doing, and the hearts behind it all. I’m blessed and I know Mariah is, as well, to be able to be a part of the Pura Vida movement by supporting the company and its cause.” – Alyssa Estersohn

Photographer: Alyssa Estersohn
Model: Mariah Monroe
Location: Skyline Drive Trails – Corona, CA
Instagram: @alyssaricole


Reasons Why Photos Are Important

March 18, 2014 — by Griffin Thall


From camera phones to digital cameras, our generation takes thousands of photos everyday.  I believe pictures are an important process.  They help us freeze a memory in time.  They take us back to a place we might have forgotten.  Photos are an expressive way of art.  They help us understand the beauty of life.

Not every photo is the same but they’re all worth a thousand words.  It’s all about the individual taking the photo.  The way they view life through the lens.  For Pura Vida, photos help us tell our story.  The story behind the string and the many different lives we are able to change.

As the weather is warming and summer is approaching, it’s essential to capture those everlasting moments.  Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram wearing your favorite Pura Vida Bracelets.  We want to see the way you live your life!




5 Amazing Instagram Accounts to Follow

March 10, 2014 — by Griffin Thall


When more than 50 million users around the world upload more than five million photos to Instagram every hour, it is safe to say the app is quite popular. And because we appreciate good photography, we wanted to share with you some of the top Instagram accounts we like right now, inspired by the scenic simplicity of nature and urbanized photography. The culture these photos express is palpable of a generation moving forward in photographic creativity. Beauty is found every where, so why not give you a glimpse to the beauty that you may have yet to experience. 

  1. Brenton_Clarke:
    His photos are inspired by the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains found in the southern half of Missouri and northern Arkansas. Consisting of sunsets, sunrises and inspired by the geometry of nature, his photos are crisp and captivating. 
  1. Cory Richards:
    As a national geographic photographer, Cory Richard’s photos give you a glimpse of natural beauty from all over the world. Photos range from images of him rock climbing in Ukraine to close-up shots of Walruses and polar bears in Antarctica. His photos give you an amazing glimpse into a life you probably don’t experience every day.
  1. Zak Shelhamer:
    San Francisco based surfer, snowboarder, photographer and filmmaker, Zak’s photos are for the viewer inspired by the ocean. His photos are a mix of beach shots, with underwater, surf photos in addition to snapshots of his pursuits along the coast. His photos give a unique perspective on living in San Francisco and discovering its natural beauty.
  1. Jared Chambers:
    An LA based photographer, Chambers’s Instagram account is by far my favorite of the five. An eclectic, eerie mix of beautiful landscapes with intimate portraits makes each photo feel like something you want to be a part of. His use of color, geometry and precision makes his photography sharp, clean and breathtaking.
  1. Cole Rise:

    With a unique perspective and an emphasis on colors, Rise’s Instagram account will keep you entertained, yet inspired. He is also a pilot so a lot of his photos give you that perspective; it is strangely intimate, and a genuinely interesting account.