Metal Neck II: The Bangover Trailer

by The Editors on July 25, 2016

It’s nice to see that the corporate surf film has not killed the genre off entirely and that Orange County dereliction remains entertaining. . . even after all these years.

[Link via What Youth]

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Mizu + Qalo = Custom Bottled Commitment

by The Editors on July 25, 2016

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Big mountain snowboarding legend Jussi Oksanen’s water bottle company Mizu has teamed up with our favorite action wedding ring company Qalo to create new custom bottles that show your commitment to anything or one you’re committed too. The insulated stainless steel bottles come in three colors and two sizes (20 and 27 ounce).

The bottles come with the words “I am committed to” and you fill in the rest up to 12 characters. They are available starting at $37.95 and will arrive in about seven days. Pretty cool deal, for real. And, if you wear a wedding ring pick up a couple rings while you’re at it. They are that rad.

[Link: Qalo.com]

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Vans US Open of Surfing Is On

by The Editors on July 25, 2016

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The biggest beach party in the world is kicking off this week at the Huntington Beach Pier with stop six of the women’s championship tour with with Round 1 of the Vans US Open of Surfing.

“The men’s QS Round 1 will run at 7:30 a.m. this morning and then we will run the women’s Round 1 at 11:30 a.m.,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer. “It is a beautiful day in Huntington Beach and the waves are looking fun. We are excited to see the opening rounds kick off. Best of luck to all the competitors.”

If you’re interested in watching the guys and girls surf live, please click here. For the official word from the Vans US Open of Surfing including all the details, please follow the jump.

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Coco Ho Is A Supergirl Pro X 3

by The Editors on July 24, 2016

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Coco Ho blasted past Malia Manuel in the finals of the 2016 Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro at the Ocenside Pier on Sunday, July 24, 2016 to claim her third Supergirl title.

“It’s all a whirlwind!” said Ho, whose win earned her a third iconic Supergirl cape, and her first since the contest became a QS6000. “I’ve never really been labeled as consistent and to be able to prove that wrong with a third win is my biggest milestone.”

Laura Enever finished in third. For the official word from the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro, please follow the jump.

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Andy Davis At Artists Republic: YOWZA

by The Editors on July 20, 2016

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The Artists Republic in Laguna Beach, California is pleased to showcase a solo exhibit by surf artist Andy Davis on Saturday evening July 23, 2016.

Andy Davis has made a successful career through his highly recognizable surf inspired art for over twenty years now. His work has been shown in galleries all over the world as well as translating over to clothing design. His trademark surf art has had a cult following since the 90’s and he continues to produce new works out of his studio in Encinitas, CA. Andy says of his work; “[it has] evolved by years and years of being influenced and inspired by things that make me happy. A big part of that is the lifestyle revolving around the ocean.”

The opening party begins at 6 PM. Artists Republic is located at 1175 S. Coast Hwy
in Laguna Beach, CA. If yo missed the opening, please stop by and check out his show during gallery hours, Thurs-Sat 12-6, Sunday 11-5. For more info on Andy, please follow the jump.
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Justin Brock’s Naptime Interview

by The Editors on July 17, 2016

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Justin Brock talks Naptime. Being fans of the afternoon nap, we suggest you click this link and check it out for yourself (and peep some of his new product).

[Link: Real Skateboards]

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WSF Building New Park in Montreal

by The Editors on July 17, 2016

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The World Skateboarding Federation has announced that they will be building a brand new skatepark next to the tennis courts in Montreal, Canada’s Olympic Park. This new sporting feature will apparently be host to the 2017 Canadian Skateboarding Championships.

“This new park will be a fantastic addition to Olympic Park, serving the local skateboarding community as well as hosting major events in the future,” says Tim McFerran, president of the World Skateboarding Federation. “After months working on the design with Spohn Ranch and local Montreal skateboarders, we are moving forward on construction and the plan is to have the park completed by the summer of 2017 with the grand opening at the Canadian Skateboarding Championships.”

New parks are always good, no matter where they are. This one will reportedly be open to the public sometime next summer. For the official word from the World Skateboarding Federation please follow the jump.

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Mick Fanning Bites Back At J-Bay

by The Editors on July 16, 2016

Mick Fanning winning the jBay Open.

Few know what it’s like to survive a shark attack, but Mick Fanning lived through it last year at Jefferys Bay. That’s why it’s all the more amazing that he was not only able to make the final this year (against 2 John Florence), but able to put all those thoughts of being hit by a shark behind him and focus on the task at hand. We don’t think we’ve ever seen anything more gnarly.

“It’s definitely a very different feeling this win,” said Fanning. “There was a real emotional build up coming back here this year. That Semifinal with Julian was really special and it was wonderful to have a heat with him again. Definitely some emotions went into it paddling out and it was just really special having a surf with him out there and both of us come in safe. I’m stoked that I got to come back and right the wrongs that happened last year. I’ve done that now so I can move on.”

We can say this — we’ve never, ever been more stoked for the three-time world champ than we were today. For the official word from the entertainment business that produced the stage that allowed Mick Fanning to perform, please follow the jump.

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Billabong Unloads Sector 9

by The Editors on June 29, 2016

sector9_logoAfter buying Sector 9 Skateboards  for undisclosed sum in July of 2008, Billabong has apprently decided that in 2016 they’d rather have US $12 million than continue to operate a longboard company. The company has now sold the business to Bravo Sports, the parent company of Pro Tec, Kryptonics, and Maple.

“Our priority as a Company has been lifting the performance of our three biggest global brands in Billabong, RVCA and Element, while simplifying the business wherever possible. This transaction is part of that simplification and is consistent with our stated strategy,” said Billabong CEO Neil Fiske.

Yes, Billabong is now running in the opposite direction that they were running in 2008. And they are just as optimistic about selling Sector 9 (for a fraction of what they paid) as they were buying it. Luckily, no one in business remembers the past.

For the official word from Billabong, please follow the jump.

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Tony Hawk’s 48 Year Old 900

by The Editors on June 29, 2016

We were at the X Games in San Francisco 17 years ago on June 27, 1999. The last skateboarding event of the day was the Best Trick contest. And we watched and waited and waited some more as Tony Hawk wrecked himself in pursuit of the ellusive 900.

We saw the X Games best trick event time run out. And then we watched the extra “extended time” run out without Mr. Hawk landing a 900. After Transworld Skateboarding’s Grant Brittain (and nearly every other photographer) had long run out of film we finally gave up and started back back to our hotel. Moments later, Tony Hawk landed the 900. And we missed it.

That’s why it was great to see him bust it out again for one last go 17 years to the day after he made it. It certainly hasn’t gotten any eaiser in the past decade and a half. And though he says it will be his last, we think doing again at 50 would be even radder. If his body can stand the abuse. . .

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