Burton Spreads The Shred Love

by The Editors on June 10, 2022

With Culture Shifters 2022 at Aspen/Snowmass Burton Snowboards is spreading the inclusivity of snowboarding with the help of a few friends and influencers.

Building off the success of last year’s Culture Shifters, @Zeb Powell, Selema Masekela and the #BurtonTeam assembled a new group of legendary athletes, musicians, artists, and cultural icons to celebrate their love for snowboarding and its community.

Looks like a pretty good trip all around. But one question: what happened to all that Gary Rogers footie?

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SeaNSoul Goes Brick & Mortar In West Malibu

by Sir Ben Marcus on June 10, 2022

A different surf shop experience is now open for business in West Malibu, close to Westward and Zuma Beach. SeaNSoul Surf Shop is an extension of the SeaNSoul website, which is fast becoming the place for surfers, bikers, skiers and outdoor people to buy and sell used equipment: Surfboards, wetsuits, snowboards, skateboards – everything.

SeaNSoul founder John Kozlowski is originally from Missouri and Texas, growing up playing football in rural towns far from the ocean. Living and working in New York City for many decades as an executive for Ralph Lauren, Kozlowski fell in love with all things surfing and ocean: “We had a weekend house in the Springs, the bohemian part of East Hampton and close to Montauk where I would surf literally every weeknd year round.”

After 20 years of bright lights, big city, Kozlowski and his wife Erica heard the call of the surf and sun and moved with their two children to Malibu. (Please follow the jump for the rest of the story.)

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Sesson: Skate Sim Sees September Start

by The Editors on June 3, 2022

The makers of Session: Skate Sim are promising a full official launch of their game on September 22, 2022 on Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and 5.

Session invites players to dive into the genuine 1990s skateboarding way of life, when each stretch of pavement and each stairway was a great location for your favorite stunt. The game’s ultra-realistic physics bring the sensations of skateboarding to life, and the studio has even integrated ground-breaking gameplay, a first in a skateboarding game: the “True Stance Stick”, where each foot is independently managed using the two sticks. With a learning curve that is just as demanding as in real life, players have to practice how to control their board and pull off all the different stunts available in the game, from the simplest to the most complicated. The integrated editing tool lets each player immortalise their greatest achievements on video.

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World Junior Surfing Returns To El Slavador

by The Editors on May 27, 2022

World Junior Surfing returns La Bocana & El Sunzal, El Salvador for the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship May 27 to June 5, 2022.

A record-breaking 419 surfers, representing 45 teams are prepared to perform on their quest for gold, starting on Friday May 27th with the Opening Ceremony.. . With 233 boys and 186 girls competing, the championship takes a big step closer to the ISA’s goal of full gender equality at 55 percent male to 45 percent female.

Gabriel Medina, Stephanie Gilmore, Tom Curren and many others have been ISA World Junior champions,” said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “What you do here as athletes will have a great impact on all of your careers.” To watch live click the link. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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FIS Finally Adds “Snowboard” To Official Name

by The Editors on May 27, 2022

It’s only taken 28 long years, but the Federation International de Ski, the governing body of Olympic snowboarding since 1994, has finally added the word “snowboard” to the official name of their organization.

At the 53rd International Ski Congress, held May 26, 2022 in Milan, Italy, the delegates “approved changing the official name of FIS to include ‘Snowboard’.” The new official name of the organization is the International Ski and Snowboard Federation, however, they don’t want to confuse anyone by adding an “S” to the logo so the acronym will stay the same: FIS. Otherwise, it might look like the logo on the right.

For all the details and more amazing stories from the still inappropriately named 53rd International Ski Congress please click the link.

[Link: FIS]

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SurfAid’s Destination Rote Needs You

by The Editors on May 26, 2022

After more than two decades of providing a hand up to families in remote surf communities, SurfAid is proud to launch a new three-year program to improve the nutrition status of children living on the remote surf island of Rote. The project, Destination Rote, is a three year plan that aims to improve the nutrition status of these children.

Sadly, in some villages on Rote island, half of the children are stunted from malnutrition, a lack of food security and a nutritious diet. . . Not only do children who experience stunting face ongoing hunger, but they also have an increased risk of mortality, disease, developmental delays, diminished ability to learn, lower school achievement, and reduced lifelong productivity. We know addressing infant stunting is critical to ensuring children get the best possible start in life.

Destination Rote will cover 12 villages in three key vulnerable sub-districts of Rote, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. More than 1,500 children under the age of five will be reached with improved nutrition, healthcare, and clean water. And this can’t happen without your help. So, please click the link to make a donation or click the link below for more information.

[Link: SurfAid]

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William Finnegan Pumps Kai Lenny Up

by The Editors on May 24, 2022

In these days of “influencers” and “getting paid” and “content as commerce” it’s difficult to look at a personality profile in a national magazine (like The New Yorker) as anything more than a puff piece designed to increase revenue for the person being featured.

How can a writer, in this case surfer and Pulitzer Prize winner William Finnegan, feel like anything more than a small cog in Kai Lenny’s PR machine? Does it even matter if the story is good? Or well written? Or insightful? It’s Kai Lenny in The New Yorker, getting more views and more attention so he can get more cash from more sponsors. And maybe that’s how it’s always been, but lately, it seems just a little blown out. Then again, we’re likely part of the problem as we’ve written and posted this before even reading the story, because, why?

[Link: The New Yorker]

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Jamie O’Brien Makes Waves In SoCal

by The Editors on May 24, 2022

Jamie O’Brien and the Stay Psyched crew make two, two, two waves at once. Hard to believe that anyone has ever moved more sand with one shovel. Or, that such ecological shenanigans can go unpunished in Southern California. Crazy.

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A Simple List Of News Headlines

by The Editors on May 16, 2022

By clicking the “continue” link at the bottom of this blurb, you will encounter a list of headlines that refer to our topics, namely, skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, fashion, and finally, business. Many of these stories have been read by “The Editors,” and many have not. 

The list of headlines style is evidence of the slow evolution of this site and The Editors themselves. Snark has been annoying for nearly a decade (deja vu from last month), and The Editors realized there is no longer any reason to restate what other people have written to make it funnier. Few have time for witty nor funny when it slows the speed of information consumption.

Nothing is getting in the way here. Follow the jump and read the list. If there are brands, people, or topics that interest you, please use the search function in your browser and jump to it straight away. Enjoy.

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Washington State’s Ultimate Beachcomber

by The Editors on May 16, 2022

Hakai Magazine brings the story of John Anderson of Forks, Washington and his North American Beachcombing Museum. It’s a huge collection of the stuff we all see on the beach but usually don’t want to carry home.

Housed in what was once Anderson’s plumbing workshop, the collection typifies humanity’s peculiar relationship with stuff—from the age of organic pollution to the age of plastic pollution. . . There is beauty to be found in the handwritten letters stuffed into glass bottles, in the Japanese glass fishing floats, and in the wavy lines of the ancient fossilized mollusks. There is a ghoulishness too: a candy-colored collection of plastic doll heads; hard hats that once sat on the heads of unknown laborers; the encrusted bristles of the most personal of items—toothbrushes. John’s Beachcombing Museum has it all.

For all the details on how you can visit the museum next time you’re driving the 101 on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, click the link.

[Link: Hakai Magazine vis Boing Boing]

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