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Spitfire Keeps The Underground Lit

by The Editors on August 29, 2014

Spitfire’s Tyson Bowerbank, Jack Olson, Tristan Funkhouser, and Jonathon Reese in the streets for the Keeping the Underground Lit Fall ‘14 release.

[Link: Spitfire Wheels]

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Crowd Funding Not Stepping In For Strewth

by The Editors on August 29, 2014

Back in January of 2013 Paul Flannery of Australia based Strewth Snowboards pitched his step-in snowboard binding on indigogo. He hoped to raise $100,000, but when the funding drive ended two months later only $5,295 had been raised.

Now, Flannery is back and on the beg for funding once again. This time on Kickstarter. Flannery has apparently lowered his sights in his second go round and is only asking for $50,000 in Australian dollars. With 22 days to go Strewth has raised $7,865. Sadly, for most snowboarders it seems getting into their bindings isn’t that big of a problem. If you’d someone who has a rough time with binding straps (or with bending over) step up and provide funding, why don’t you?

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Surf Artist Expression Session 2 At AR4T

by The Editors on August 29, 2014

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On Saturday, September 6, 2014 the Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Gallery in Laguna Beach, California will kick off the Expression Session 2 show.

Selected by guest curator Will Pennartz, founder and owner of The Surf Gallery (2001-2010), the exhibition consists of paintings, photographs, prints and posters by John Severson, Mike Salisbury, Rick Griffin, Thomas Campbell, Geoff McFetridge, Andy Davis and Tyler Warren. The show will be on view September 4-28, 2014 with an opening reception on September 6. Among the works available will be never-before-exhibited prints of 1960s-era Surfer Magazine drawings by Salisbury, as well as a new limited edition print from Thomas Campbell.

The opening (which features Pizza Port Brewing beverages) beings a 6 PM. AR4T is located at 1175 S. Coast Hwy in Laguna Beach, California. For the official word from AR4T please follow the jump [click to continue…]

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Tony, Sony! Sony, Tony!

by The Editors on August 29, 2014

Tony Hawk has always been a fan of that action camera. But he doesn’t GoPro. No, no, no. He Sony Action Cams. And this is the first little video of Mr. Hawk’s Life On The Road.

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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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