Eli Reed’s Paradise Lost At Playboy Mansion

by The Editors on August 26, 2014

Eli Reed makes getting head whipped look like a dream ticket to hottie heaven in this short Diamond Supply Co. viral video attempt at the Playboy Mansion. Hey, we fell for it. Why not? In other news, apparently the Playboy bunnies have names, too: Kayla Collins, Ashley Doris, Carly Lauren, Crystal McCahill, Jaslyn Ome, Tiffany Toth, and Dani Mathers. PS: we’re not even getting into this video’s other sponsor.

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Lib Tech’s Lords Of Seatown Benefit BBQ

by The Editors on August 26, 2014

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Mariginal Way DIY Skatepark will be host to Lib Tech’s Lords of Seatown on Sunday, September 14, 2014. The event which is a mix of skate jam, bbq, and fund raiser will be collection funds for the Mariginal Way Skatepark Association.

Lib Tech is putting up $2000 in cash ($1000 1st / $500 2nd / $300 3rd + $200 for random acts of rawness) for the Open category, as well as getting the fundraiser off to a good start with a $1000 donation! Other categories such as Groms, Grrrls & Gramps/Old Guys will compete for prizes from our amazing sponsors. . . $20 entry fee includes BBQ lunch, drink and a raffle ticket. We are capping the entrants at 50.

The Mariginal Way DIY Skatepark is located at 1 S. Hanford St. in Seattle, Washington. For the official word from Lib Tech, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Medina Drives Past Slater In Tahiti Pro Final

by The Editors on August 26, 2014

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The final day of the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti will likely go down in history as the most perfect day of contest barrel surfing ever. Gabriel Medina surfed like a giant killer all the way through the contest, but it was a tiny mistake on two of Kelly Slater’s potentially 10 point waves that delivered the final to Medina by .03 of a point. Slater needed a 9.33 and a solid wave in the final seconds of the heat was scored as a 9.30. Medina was ecstatic saying that before the final he went in and talked to his mom. “My mom told me, “Nothing is ‘bigger than God,’” Medina said, tears coming to his eyes.”

“I don’t really know what to say,” said Gabriel Medina. “I’m so blessed to have these conditions at ‘Chopes and surf against all these guys. This is such a special event and I’m just so happy right now. Kelly (Slater) is a legend of surfing and it’s the best feeling ever to win. The waves were big and perfect and this feeling is amazing. I love surfing and to get these waves is incredible. I want to thank ASP for the event and I’m so happy to be part of this.”

Watching this contest made us wonder why the ASP doesn’t hold half of the season’s events at Teahupo’o. For the official word from the ASP including the final results, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Huston, Pudwill, Wair Make Great TV

by The Editors on August 25, 2014

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Don’t mean to gush, but last night’s Street League Skateboarding Nike SB Super World Championship was the best skateboarding we’ve ever seen on TV. The way the guys stepped up and committed to the game was all time. And the SLS format is so shockingly easy for moms and even grandmas to follow along and enjoy that the whole family can cozy up and feel the heat. The miracle is that nothing is dumbed down. It’s all real.

Luan Oliveira went out like a boss, Matt Berger impressed us all, Tory Pudwill stayed on point, Ishod Wair pulled it all together, and Nyjah Huston reminded everyone that he has his mind and body completely locked on Street League Skateboarding by winning the event on his final attempt with a Cab flip.

“I am stoked to win this one – it’s one of the best contests I have ever skated”, said Nyjah Huston, winner of the 2014 Super Crown World Championship. “The Cab Kickflip I had landed multiple times in practice and it was a trick that was already on my mind and I knew I could do it.”

If you missed any of the SLS events this season, all four (Pro Open, Chicago, LA, and Super Crown) are getting replayed on Tuesday, August 26 beginning at 5:30 AM PT (set your DVRs). For the official word from Street League Skateboarding, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Billabong Pro Tahiti Wraps Up Today

by The Editors on August 25, 2014

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The wait has paid off for the ASP and the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti. On the final day of the competition we’ll see 12 to 15 foot waves rolling through for the Round 4 survivors. Here’s who is up:

Heat 1: Tiago Pires (PRT), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 2: Kolohe Andino (USA), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Gabriel Medina (BRA)
Heat 3: Brett Simpson (USA), John John Florence (HAW), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 4: Kelly Slater (USA), Owen Wright (AUS), Dion Atkinson (AUS)

For the official word from the ASP, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Happy 30th Birthday Surfrider Foundation

by The Editors on August 22, 2014

Surfrider LogoToday, the Surfrider Foundation turns 30 years old and to celebrate they have launched a website that chronicles the last three decades of the organization’s history. Here’s a little piece of it

Thirty years ago a group of surfers from Malibu, California, were concerned about the health risks associated with environmental threats posed by escalating coastal development at their favorite surf spot. They took action. Not even they could have envisioned the history they were making when they succeeded in protecting their beloved surf spot. . . .Since its inception in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations with a volunteer-activist network dedicated to its mission to protect and enjoy the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. . . . Today, the Surfrider Foundation is measurably stronger, with more force and movement than ever before. It has 84 chapters, including 30 high school and college clubs, 50,000-plus members and more than 250,000 supporters and volunteers, fighting 90 active campaigns around the country. Armed with a model to defend the coast the organization has a record of 271 victories (and counting) since 2006.

Happy Birthday, Surfrider. You are living proof that good people can do great things when they work together. For the rest of the timeline, click the link.

[Link: 30 Surfrider]

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SurfStitch Buys Itself, Swell From Billabong

by The Editors on August 21, 2014

Billabong CorpIn a apparent race to free itself of anything that holds any real value, slogging surf clothing giant Billabong has reportedly sold its 51 percent stake in SurfStitch, and sold Swell.com to a “consortium of investors” including SurfStitch founders Justin Cameron and Lex Pederson for US$35 million, according to a story on Just-style.com.

“The transactions aligns with the seven point turnaround strategy announced at our AGM last December,” said Billabong CEO Neil Fiske. “In recent months we have begun the process of taking over the branded websites previously outsourced to SurfStitch. With these agreements we can accelerate our investment in the online presence and digital marketing of brands such as Billabong, RVCA, and Element, which will engage our ore consumers and in turn benefit the wider business.”

If we’re hearing this right Fiske believes he’s strengthening Billabong’s online presence by selling off their online properties. Interesting strategy, indeed.

[Link: Just-Style]

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Incase Has Your GoPro Covered

by The Editors on August 21, 2014

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Those who’ve actually used the GoPro camera that their mom’s got them last Christmas know what a nightmare it can be keeping all the pieces together. There’s the cords, the cases, the mounts. Never having the right piece was enough to make us mothball our camera for weeks at a time. But incase has a solution with their new Mono Kit.

The Mono Kit, an innovative silicone travel case that serves as a protective container for one GoPro® camera as well as batteries and accessories; the Dual Kit, which holds two GoPro® cameras and the Accessory Cartridge, the ideal travel bag for camera cords, batteries, mounts, housings and back doors.

Hear that mom? If you bought the camera, looks like you’re going to need to buy the case as well. They go on sale at Best Buy and Goincase.com on August 31, 2014. For the official word from incase, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Terry Kennedy Goes Skating In The City

by The Editors on August 21, 2014

Want to go on a skate tour of LA? Terry Kennedy know exactly where to take you to live and ride in LA.

From where it all started in Venice Beach to Downtown LA hotspots and into the streets of Long Beach, Terry teams up with pro skaters hitting up LA’s best skateparks, along with musicians, artists, and street wear moguls with ties to skating. . . This first installment of the series, which includes three episodes, showcases Terry Kennedy, Kevin Romar, Tristan Funkhouser, Kid Ink, Crooked I, Stevie Williams, Cyril Jackson, Felix Arguelles, Chad Tim Tim, Gary Rogers, Venice Skatepark, Stoner Park, Fairfax Avenue, Belmont Plaza, and much more.

Terry even a gets a word from Dogtown legend Nathan Pratt. Yes, it’s that deep.

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Skate Crate Rolls Skateboard History Forward

by The Editors on August 20, 2014

Dave Bergthold, the legendary creative mind behind Blockhead Skateboards and the TV show Built To Shred, is kickstarting a whole new skateboarding groove with the launch of Skate Crate. These retro skateboard designs are taking skateboarding back 100 years to the days of a two-by-four and a fruit crates, but doing it in an all new way.

Utilizing high quality Baltic Birch and Canadian Maple for both the crate and modern skateboard deck, Skate Crate replaces the bone shaking metal wheels of old with smooth riding urethane cruiser wheels. The crates feature eyelet hooks to easily tie down a 12-pack, groceries, or a backpack inside the box. Vintage fruit crate labels, classic motorcycle racing, and car club designs were the influence for the fully-assembled Flying Tiger, Raceway, and Sidewalk Screamer models. The DIY kits come unassembled with racing-inspired decals available to encourage hands-on fun.

Click here to visit the Skate Crate Kickstarter page and help get these retro skateboards rolling, or follow the jump for all the official details from Skate Crate by Blockhead.

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