Dragon has a cool new marketable goggle technology (and registered trademark) called Lumalens which reportedly offers “ultra high-definition optics across the entire spectrum of light conditions.”
Engineered to optimize and improve visibility in all environments, Dragon’s exclusive LUMALENS® Technology delivers enhanced color vividness, increased contrast and precise depth perception. By filtering out light attributed to haze and glare while letting in light that intensifies clarity and contrast, LUMALENS® achieves a new standard in lens performance.
Does it make you want to buy it? Dragon believes it will and we’ll be honest, it looks pretty good to us. [click to continue…]
It took him six years, but 2 John Florence has finally won his first world surfing title.
His placing into the final at the MEO Rip Curl Pro (and ultimately winning the event) has earned him an excess of points that puts him above the rest of the field of his peers, claiming the world title. This sweet victory sends him into his favorite stop on the World Tour, and into his own backyard, the infamous Pipeline. A win there would surely be the cherry on top of an incredible season.
For the official word from Florence’s wrist-based time keeping device sponsor and more words from the privately owned entertainment company responsible for producing these surfing events, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
The world’s best adaptive surfers will unite in La Jolla, California for the second consecutive year to represent their nations and compete for Gold in the 2016 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship from December 8-11, 2016. Click the link for all the details.
It seems Maui surfer Clay Marzo has lost pretty much everything after his bookkeeper allegedly siphoned off more than $400,000 over the past six and half years, according to a story on The Maui News.
Felicidad Rivera, 51, pleaded not guilty during her arraignment Monday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu. Her bail was set at $50,000. . . Marzo, 27, lost his home and his life savings and was left $30,000 in debt, his mother, Jill Marzo Clark, said in a phone interview Tuesday. Clark said that she also lost a significant amount of money. . . According to the federal indictment, Rivera wrote herself 193 checks from January 2010 to October 2015 totaling more than $330,000 from the accounts of Marzo and his mother. Rivera also paid more than $75,000 of her own Chase credit card charges from Marzo’s account in 87 transactions from May 2010 to September 2015.
The Marzo’s say they treated Rivera like family. If she is guilty we hope Rivera spends the rest of her life in a high desert prison.
The photo above is deceiving. According to a review on Surfline, Jim Heimann’sSurfing book, published by Taschen, measures 11.4 x 15.6 inches, weighs 15.6 pounds. That’s enough to make your legs go numb just holding it. But apparently, that’s not a worry.
The shear volume of visual content — along with crisp essays from Matt Warshaw, Steve Barilotti, Chris Dixon, Drew Kampion, Peter Westwick, and Peter Neushul — throughout the book ultimately make a powerful point that some other works of surf history have not: that the sport of surfing has never existed quite so far out on the fringe of American pop culture as the core often likes to think. Instead, surfing, since being hijacked from the Hawaiians, has been a quiet yet steady influencer of American culture for a century now, from its fashion to film, its music to art — even, I would argue, to its sexual revolution and evolution.
We’d like to say we’ll be adding it to our collection straightaway, but at $200 a copy we’ll just have to flip through someone else’s. We only spend that much on Taschen books that are filled with, you know, naked pictures.
The International Surfing Association is proud to announce that it has awarded USD $20,000 of Scholarships to 35 young surfers from 21 countries around the world as part of the 2016 ISA Scholarship Program.
“The ISA is proud to foster the development of young surfers around the globe and provide them with financial support to make their education and Surfing dreams come true,” says ISA President, Fernando Aguerre.” The ISA Scholarship Program has played a key role in expanding the reach of the sport in non-traditional Surfing nations around the globe.
For the official word from the ISA including names of all the recipients please follow the jump.
The V56 Standard / Rowley is equipped with Vans’ Sturdy Stretch engineered fiber to achieve enhanced comfort with exceptional shape and stretch retention. The new denim silhouette features a reinforced crotch gusset to allow for increased range of movement and durability while also utilizing Silvadur™ anti-microbial protection to preserve garment freshness. Rowley’s V56 Standard denim is accompanied by his original GR Chino II pant style, available this season in four traditional colorways.
Sounds nice, but that’s not all. Follow the jump for all the official details.
Teton Gravity Research (the ski film company) has a Andy Irons documentary coming out titled Andy: The Untold Story of Andy Irons. Which they’re currently trying to raise money for on Kickstarter. Here’s how they’re pitching it:
This is the unfiltered life story of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy came from humble beginnings on the North Shore of Kauai and rose through the ranks to international surf stardom. He influenced a generation through the public lens as a wild, young phenom, who came to be known as “the people’s champion”. Throughout his life Andy fought an up and down battle with bi-polar disease and drug addiction. Andy passed away suddenly at the age of 32, with his wife 8 months pregnant expecting their first child.
The story is compelling. And we look forward to getting it straight. If you’d like to help finance the completion of the film, click here.