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Kelly Slater To Surf Oakley Lowers Pro

by The Editors on April 17, 2015


From April 28 – May 2, 2015 The Oakley Lowers Pro will post up at California’s Trestles and bring with them some of the best surfers in the world (even though it’s not a major content production event) thanks to six wildcard positions. One of them will be Kelly Slater.

“Lowers is a special wave and it’s been a pivotal place for me in my career,” said Kelly Slater, 11-time World Champion. “The wave is a great canvas for experimentation, in both equipment and approach, and I’m looking forward to surfing it with just a couple of guys out at the Oakley Lowers Pro. Hope we get some swell for it.”

It also means a little more star power for a privately owned entertainment company specializing in event and online streaming content production. The other five wildcard surfers include Nate Yeomans, Kanoa Igarashi, Jack Robinson, Parker Coffin, and Evan Geiselman. Not a bad way to get to see all these guys surf. For the official word from The Enthusiasts Network, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]


A Love Like Jerry Hsu’s Is Hard To Find

by The Editors on April 14, 2015

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We’ve all still got a couple weeks to check out Jerry Hsu’s photography show A Love Like Mine is Hard to Find at LA’s Slow Culture Gallery.

A Love Like Mine is Hard to Find says a lot about the way Jerry Hsu approaches his photography. Without a doubt, this is a passion thing. His process, like the title indicates, is tied to dis-covery and patience and it borders on compulsion. It would appear that Hsu has honed the skills of seeing and identifying what is “photo-worthy,” because he has created his own vernacular and effectively mastered his vision. Hsu’s need to capture the absurd but beautiful, everyday world around him has certainly paid off. . . Like learning a language, a photographer’s work relies heavily on practice and immersion. Sensitivity to events that seem like non-events adjusts one’s perspective by shifting the focus to things often missed. Hsu honors those moments outside of the frame; he looks when one is “not supposed to look” and he photographs them. (Lucky for us, he likes to share.)

The show runs through May 2, 2015. Slow Culture Gallery is located at 5906 North Figueroa St. in Los Angeles, California. Follow the jump for more photos from the show. [click to continue…]


Smith’s Surfers Have Chemistry

by The Editors on April 14, 2015

Smith surfers Mike Gleason, Caroline Marks, Ryland Rubens, Will Reid, and Cheyne Magnusson are down for Chemistry Surfboards Forever. Check it.

[Link: Smith & Chemistry]


Reunion Island Shark Kills 13 Year Old

by The Editors on April 13, 2015

CanestriElio Canestri, a 13-year-old surfer from the French island of Reunion, was killed April 12, 2015 by a shark while surfing Les Aigrettes, according to a story from the Associated Press.

In a post on Instagram Jeremy Flores said:

ANOTHER shark attack in Reunion island this morning. 13 years old Elio was one of our best up and coming surfer. Words can’t describe how sad and angry i am. So young !!! Heart breaking News . RIP :( Petit Elio, 13 and, a été attaqué par un requin ce matin au spot des “zaigrettes”. Il était un de nos meilleurs jeune espoir. Il avait toute la vie devant lui. J’ai la haine. Quelle tristesse… Repose en paix marmaille :(

According to reports Canestri was surfing in an “off-limits” area that had been closed after a non-fatal shark attack in February. Our thoughts are with Canestri’s parents, family, friends and the entire Reunion Island surfing community.

[Link: CBS News]


Fanning, Moore Win Apparel Sponsored Event

by The Editors on April 13, 2015

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Frankly, this is about all we know: Australian Mick Fanning won his fourth apparel sponsored event at Bells, and Clarissa Moore won her third consecutive. If we had anything else to say that would be written right here. But it’s not. So, if you’d like to read a certain privately owned entertainment company’s event and online streaming production notes from this latest commercial shoot at Bells, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]


PowderJet Snowboards Goes Full DIY

by The Editors on April 7, 2015


PowderJet Snowboards is going to cut down on production labor costs by offering weekend “build your own” classes in their York, Maine factory. Here’s their pitch:

Join us for the weekend at our shop in beautiful York, Maine, and build your own PowderJet Snowboard. We’ve expanded your options this year so that you can build exactly the board you’ve been dreaming of: custom nose and tail shapes, edges or no edges, p-tex base, custom graphics, powder or kick tail profile, even a split board! You design it, and together we’ll make it happen.

The classes run one weekend a month from May to December 2015 and cost $695. There are only six spots each weekend so sign up early. For all the details, click the link.

[Link: PowderJet]


Eternal Board Shop Closes Up

by The Editors on April 3, 2015

Eternal-Maiden-Blk-300Eternal Board Shop owner Mike Dunn announced today (April 3, 2015) that after 21 years in business in Sparks, Nevada he’s shutting down, according to a story on KOLOtv.

It used to be pretty popular spot. One of the few locally owned places to get outfitted for winter. . . “The small snow and skateboard shop is maybe a things of the past, maybe a dying breed,” said Mike Dunn, Owner of Eternal Board Shop. “It’s just the lack of snow, mostly on the whole west coast is the biggest reason this year.”

Sad to see another great shop go. It will be greatly missed! Reno shreds can help out by going in and buying something while the shop is still open. For the rest of the story, click the link.

[Link: KOLOtv]


VonZipper Support Wildlife Trailer 3

by The Editors on April 3, 2015

This VonZipper edit almost makes us bummed that winter is starting to shutting down. . . Almost.

The Support Wildlife Tour hopped in the van and put the rubber to the road again. In this edit, Matt Edgers, Gray Thompson and Matt Wainhouse headed north to Big Sky Country and scored more than powder lines.. Season edit coming soon.


Edgo Surfboard’s Edgard Gomes

by The Editors on April 3, 2015

Villa House Pictures goes behind the scenes at Rio de Janeiro’s Edgo Surfboards and talks to Edgard Gomes, the man who shapes the brand and lives the Rio surf life.


Tommy Guerrero stRolls Forever

by The Editors on April 2, 2015

Tommy Guerrero gets off the walker and back to the streets (sort of) for the re-issue of his Real regular and TG shape. As they say:

Progression never stops, it just requires more ice packs. Street Chicken’s always got a new trick up his sleeve….Tommy Guerrero – stRoll Forever.

Both boards will be available in select shops. Click the link for even more info.

[Link: Real]