Momoko Miyasaka

Momoko Miyasaka

Von: Chiba Age: 20

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Birth Date: 02/10/1996

Birthplace: Chiba, Japan

Sponsors: Volcom, Bewet wetsuits, 3dimension Surfboard, On a Mission

What do you love most about being a pro surfer, and what’s the toughest part? I love that I can make many great friends every time I go on surf trips. The toughest part is when I lose a contest and have to switch my feelings and thoughts to prepare to surf in my next contest.

What do you think it takes to be number one? It’s important for me to be keen on surfing more than anyone in this world.

What is your motto in life? My motto is "God gives only the challenges we overcome".

What do you like to do during your down time (when you’re not surfing)? I like to painting and take pictures.

Do you prefer staying in and having a mellow movie night or going out with friends? I like to do both.

Out of all the places you have traveled to, which place stands out and why? When I went to Nicaragua for ISA contest, there were so many great waves!! I was surprised to encounter many insects I had never seen before like scorpions. And I was surprised I could not find any supermarkets there, not even convenience stores!

What is your go to meal the night before a contest? I eat Onigiri (rice ball)!

What is it like being a surfer in Japan? Surfing is not known to many people in Japan so I hope to become famous as a womens’ surfer here!

Which surf spots are the best? Lowers trestles is my best!!!

What are the challenges or perks of being a Japanese surfer? Sorry, I could not understand this question….

What makes Volcom Womens so unique? Volcom Women's is so unique because Volcom has made such stylish clothes that I've never seen before, I really love them. And Volcom has perfect team riders!! I love to be around funky, cool VOLCOM women and I would like to have FUN with everyone!!!


Coco Ho & Georgia May Jagger in London
Coco Ho has landed in London to visit the lovely Georgia May Jagger! Within 24 hours the girls spontaneously decided to trade in their signature blonde locks for an edgier look with candy colored hair! Don't you worry, we've collected our favorite snaps that follow their journey and we're sharing them with you today! Georgia snapping a selfie with Coco in our Furcasting Jacket The girls wandering the streets of London. Coco wearing our Cozy Day Long Sleeve Flannel wrapped around her waist. The girls striking a pose in front of Bleach London - where the magic happens! Georgia getting ready to transform into an orange-hair beauty! Coco goofing off with the hair color :) Phase two... waiting for the color to process And viola! The finished product! How beautiful do these ladies look?! Coco Ho: @xococoho Georgia May Jagger: @georgiamayjagger Volcom Women's: @volcomwomens Volcom: @volcom
Costa Rica's Gold - Surf Team Goes South!
So we took a trip to Costa Rica to shoot our all-new Fall boardshorts & swimwear collections, and instead of ending the story right now with "and the rest is history," we'd like to give you a little insight into our majestic journey to the rugged Central American country. Enter Balaram Stack, Coco Ho, Nate Tyler, Maud Le Car, Ryan Burch, Quincy Davis, and Andrew "Droid" Doheny. Picture a desolate rainforest and narrow unstructured dirt roads echoed by a variety of bird chips and animal calls only to be triumphed by thoughts racing through your head of "where's the beach and how fast can we get there." 3,400+ miles from the nearest home in California, obvious transplants (no help from Balaram & Droid's bleached hair), and a crew full of expensive surfboards and camera equipment is your scene. photos by Tom Carey Quickly finding the way to our newly-found two-week home w/ an epic pool inside a quaint little village, we linked up with local legend Tony Roberts who is a mastermind that paved the way for the community down here by designing skateparks and running various surf tours. After ripping through some fun spots inside the village, and getting weird in the neighboring jungle, we hopped on a friend's boat and made our voyage to the famous Witch's Rock. For any surfer, Witch's is a bucket list mission and our journey there was one for the books! Witch's Rock Our goal was to shoot the team in our new boardshorts and swimwear collections, get some rad action shots, explore the land, and simply have a good time on this journey through a quest for spiritual intoxication. And we got that. But we got more, a lot more. Take a ride with us through a captivating feel-good photo book from our Costa Rican adventure: Droid: pro surfer, pro model.  Maud Le Car (left)Coco Ho (center)Quincy Davis (right) Coco Ho Ryan Burch w/ one of his hand-shaped mystical twin fins Quincy Davis (left)Coco Ho (middle)Maud Le Car (right) Quincy Davis       Buddies Oh hey, Quincy Droid rips! Once Balaram goes underwater, weird things happen (keep scrolling for more eerie photos of Balaram underwater)   Nate Tyler Quincy Davis photo by Brian BielmannRyan Burch (left)Nate Tyler (right) Maud Le Car (left)Quincy Davis (right) Maud Le Car ...and here begins the pool shenanigans w/ Burch, Balaram and Droid Balaram likes his peace and quiet Droid wanted to hang w/ Balaram so he came down to sing him a song. "Hello darkness my old friend..." Balaram Stack: Resin Swirl Tee + Liberation Slinger boardshorts Droid Balaram Stack & Ryan Burch Ryan Burch (left)Andrew Doheny (right): This dude in the background is kinda creepin' us out. Andrew Doheny trying to escape Costa Rica     Maud Le Car, Quincy Davis, Coco Ho - Volcom Women's Surf Balaram, Burch, Droid, beach huttin' Balaram on his transcontinental journey
Win a day with Maud Le Car
WIN A DAY WITH MAUD LE CAR FREE SIGN UP  Email Address*   * Contest without purchase obligation in store and on from 30 May to 21 June 2016. Event to be held in July in Hossegor,  FRANCE subject to good weather conditions. Transport and accommodation offered by Volcom.
Volcom Women's DIY - Coconut Body Scrub with Rose Oil and Himalayan Sea Salt
If you find yourself strolling through the beauty aisle in your local drugstore looking for a body scrub, look no further. We happened to find the easiest body scrub recipe on the planet (and the best might we add). Not only does is smell amazing, it also does wonders on your skin! Our Salt and Sand collection has inspired us in many ways and this DIY is a great example! What you need - Coconut Oil (melted) - 3 tablespoons - Himalayan Sea Salt (fine) - 6 tablespoons - Rose Essential Oil - 12 drops - Air tight container   If you're wondering where to buy Rose Oil, we found ours at Mother's Market. It is also available on the internet. Everything else is probably already in your kitchen cabinet. (Didn't we say it was going to be easy?)   First, melt your coconut oil so that it becomes fluid and easy to mix.   Pour the salt into the melted coconut oil.   Add a few drops of your Rose Oil (10 - 12 should do).   Mix together and voila! There you have it. Easy peasy.   Keep your scrub in an air tight container to keep the moisture locked in. Use it whenever you feel like your skin is in dire need of some R&R! It also makes an amazing gift!  
A Tutorial For Adding Texture To Calligraphy in Volcom's "School Of Cool" with Gemma O'Brien
For the third and final episode of Volcom School Of Cool with Gemma O'Brien, Gemma wraps up this three part "How To" series of hand lettering tutorials by demonstrating how she adds texture to calligraphy by using balsa wood instead of a pen. Watch the 1st episode:
Earth Day DIY w/ Recycled Beer Bottles
With Earth Day around the corner we decided to celebrate by combining our 2 favorite things. A DIY project & beer! We took a second to think about how many beer bottles, wine bottles, or any bottles we go through on a weekly basis. Now what if you could reuse those bottles in a creative way that would look cute in your home and benefit mother earth? Well we're showing you an easy way to do both! What you need: - Beer bottles (or any empty bottles you have lying around) - painters tape - plastic bags - Spray paint (any colors you prefer) - Acrylic paint (if you choose to draw designs) - Little paint brush - Newspaper - Assortment of flowers First things first... drink up! If you're deciding to start this project and have no empty bottles in hand, go get a six pack, invite a friend over and start drinking! It'll make doing this project a little more fun ;)   Once the bottles are empty, give them a good rinse! We put a tiny amount of dish soap in the bottles and rinsed thoroughly till we couldn't smell the beer anymore. If you're using bottles with paper labels on them, soak them in warm water for a bit to make it easier to peel off. We chose bottles with printed on labels so there was no peeling involved.   Once all bottles are clean and dry, grab your painters tape and rip off a piece to wrap around the bottle. Try your best to make a straight line. Take your plastic bag and wrap it around the top so that it doesn't get sprayed by the paint.   When that's done, go outside and start spray painting your bottles! Lay some newspaper or card board down so as not to get your yard dirty.   Keep the bottle about 10 or 12 inches away from yourself and spray in thin even layers or else the paint will go on too thick and start to make drip lines down your bottle.   The bottles with writing on them took a couple extra coats to cover up the writing. Do one coat, let it dry. Then do the second coat.   Let all of the bottles dry, about 20 minutes.   Grab the bottles you want to draw designs on and get to working! The simpler the design the better, in our opinion. It makes it easier on you and easier on the eyes.   Let the bottles dry again and start filling them with water! If you have a funnel lying around I would suggest you use it as the openings are pretty narrow on beer bottles. Cut your flowers to fit each vase and enjoy your creation!