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Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn


After chasing Winter almost year round, who could blame #ROXYsnow Queens, Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn, for the need to shake off the winter blues by booking an impromptu trip to the tropics. Swapping snowboards for surfboards and to soak up a healthy dose of sun, sand and salt in Fiji for a week.

From the Australian snowfields just days before boarding a plane, Robin and Torah had plans perfected, tickets booked and bags packed ready for the 4 hour flight from Sydney to the South Pacific. But what happens then when your wardrobe for paradise matches that of your BFF? Robin fills us in on their twinning adventures below.


Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

We spend the bulk of our lives amidst storms and snowy mountains, so I think it’s ok to take a little ‘thaw out’ vacation every once in awhile. On a snowboard trip to Australia, Torah and I started dreaming up a zinc and coconut infused adventure while we were riding the t-bar one frosty morning. Within three strap-ins, we were confirmed to slide at Tavarua Island Resort, Fiji.


Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Picturing ourselves looking like Steph Gilmore at Cloudbreak, we knew we needed kits to match the vision. We stopped in at the ROXY store in Manly, Sydney, to top up the Summer wardrobe essentials. What followed was a lot of switching suits and the running commentary featured plenty of “ooh ya, that one is cute too” and “is there another medium?”

It was inevitable really, we have very similar taste and from the moment we boarded our Fiji Air flight in the exact same outfit to almost every island activity you can think of - surfing, stand up Paddleboarding, snorkeling, tennis, dinner, dancing or fishing, we ended up twinning our way through the week.


Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

The flow of compliments ranged from “how cute” and “is that ROXY?”. We were loving it, and to top it all off, we borrowed matching mermaid tails the we constantly slipped into when the waves weren’t firing.


Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

As it turned out, we were looking less like Steph at Cloudbreak and more like snowboarders at Swimming Pools (the mellower break), and the swell didn’t arrive until we were on a plane back to Australia, but we had a hell of a time in melting winter off and planning our next outfit. We managed to do every activity available on the island and meet some amazing people in the process.


Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

Basking in our new South Pacific glow, we coordinated our travel outfit one last time, in preparation for the all too familiar airport routine back home to await a northern hemi winter. Where we return to our non-twinning versions of ourselves. Thanks for the fun Fiji!


Winning and Twinning in Tavarua with Torah Bright and Robin Van Gyn

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