Nikita’s G.W.R At Sunshine Village

by The Editors on December 13, 2017

Nikita’s G.W.R. Snowboard Event Series kicks off this Saturday (December 16, 2017) at Alberta Canada’s Sunshine Village.

G.W.R. (Girls Who Ride) by Nikita is an open-invite day for girls who ride to get together, snowboard on custom features designed by Abby Furrer of Rude Girls in collaboration with Sunshine Village, and an afternoon open jam contest where prizes will be handed out for girls who land their best tricks. . . G.W.R. by Nikita is a fully girls-driven snowboarding event, from start to finish. From the park design and conception, to the morning and afternoon sessions, to the judging of the riders- everything will be lead by girls, for girls.

For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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Altamont Welcomes Dakota Servold

by The Editors on December 12, 2017

Altamont is proud to announce that Dakota Servold has joined their skate team. To celebrate this addition, they’ve partnered with Dakota’s board sponsor Foundation Skateboards to release two custom skate decks featuring the same Clay Halling artwork as his two new Altamont collaboration tees. We call that synergy.


Shaun White Joins The Ladies Of The Canyon

by The Editors on December 11, 2017

It is being reported that Shaun White (who was recently selling most of his homes) has purchased half of a “micro-compound” tucked into Laurel Canyon and formerly owned by “celebrated film, television and Broadway composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman“, according to story in Variety.

. . . property records show a corporate entity linked to two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White purchased a 50% undivided interest in the property. Unconfirmed scuttlebutt on the celebrity real estate street is the other half interest was acquired, via blind trust, by the ginger-haired snowboarder’s fashion-savvy musician girlfriend Sarah Barthel, one half of the electro-pop duo Phantogram.

The place reportedly features a “total of 4,304-square-feet with 5 bedrooms and 4 full and 2 half bathrooms divided between two residences and a soundproofed recording studio.”  Sounds like Mr. White is finally settling down in what looks to be an epic, peaceful spot within striking distance of Hollywood. Nice.



Eric Dressen Joins Merge4

by The Editors on December 6, 2017

MERGE4 is proud and stoked to announce the addition of skateboarding legend Eric Dressen to their family of collaborators creating art-driven socks for countless happy feet around the world.

“Eric Dressen is a ‘Skate Lifer,’ and his skating has been blowing minds throughout his entire skate career,” says Jef Hartsel. “In fact, when I first got to meet him after moving to Venice in the 80’s, I remember being extra stoked inside because I’d known of Eric for many years prior from seeing him in his “Who’s Hot” feature in Skateboarder Magazine when I first started skating back in the 70’s. He was still only 10 years young then, and already riding for Logan Earth Ski, the same skateboard company that sponsored and helped to launch Tony Alva’s skate career during his early years after first turning pro.”

For the official word from Merge4, please follow the jump.

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Patagonia Responds To Trump

by The Editors on December 4, 2017

In response to President Trump’s historic plundering of America’s protected public lands, Patagonia has this to say:

Americans have overwhelmingly spoken out against the Trump Administration’s unprecedented attempt to shut down our national monuments. The Administration’s unlawful actions betray our shared responsibility to protect iconic places for future generations and represent the largest elimination of protected land in American history. We’ve fought to protect these places since we were founded and now we’ll continue that fight in the courts. – Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia

For more info, follow the jump.

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Quiksilver Makes $1 Offer For Billabong

by The Editors on November 30, 2017

Good lord, it’s finally happening. Today, December 1, 2017 Boardriders Inc. has made an offer to acquire all of the shares in Billabong at a price of $1 cash per share. 

Billabong International Limited (Billabong) (ASX: BBG) confirms that it has received a confidential, indicative and non-binding proposal from Boardriders, Inc. (Boardriders) to acquire all of the shares in Billabong, other than those already owned by Boardriders’ related entities, at a price of $1.00 cash per share, via a scheme of arrangement (the Indicative Proposal). Funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.(Oaktree) have a majority interest in Boardriders. Oaktree, through controlled entities, already holds 19% of the shares in Billabong and is one of Billabong’s two senior lenders.

The idea has been batting around since October 14, 2015 and it looks like the timing is finally right. This still has to pass a unanimous recommendation from the Billabong Board (among other things) but really, what other option do they have? For the official press release from Billabong, please follow the jump.

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HUF Nabs $63 Million In Sale

by The Editors on November 28, 2017

 The owners of the skateboard brand HUF have reportedly sold off 90 percent of the brand to the Japan based TSI Holdings Co Ltd for $63 million, according to a story on Reuters.

TSI Holdings Co Ltd says it plans to acquire 90 percent stake in U.S.-based firm HUF Holdings, LLC (target firm) on Dec. 14, at the price of $63 million

According to a press release (which is in Japanese) Keith Hufnagel currently owns 15 percent of HUF, while Altamont Capital Partners owns 57.7 percent with Jai Baek and Joanne Baek owning 17.5 and 7.5 respectively.

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Merge4 Opens Flagship Store In Santa Barbara

by The Editors on November 25, 2017

Merge4, makers of quality-driven, comfortable, durable, modern socks, has opened their flagship retail store on State Street in the heart of Santa Barbara, California.

Across from the Metro Theater and surrounded by Volcom, Vans, Urban Outfitters and Billabong: 623.5 State Street is where the entire MERGE4 collection is on display for inspection and selection: 2,000 square feet of graphic socks – the perfect gift for Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or Festivus: “Visually artistic socks, featuring some of the best their industry has to offer,” said MERGE4 founder Cindi Ferreira-Busenhart.

For the official word from Merge4, please follow the jump.

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Volcom Surf’s Aliens Was Here Is Here

by The Editors on November 17, 2017

Couldn’t make it Newps last night for the premiere at VeeCo headquarters? Well not to worry. The whole Aliens Was Here film is only one click away. Thanks, Volcom.


Let 686 Weaponize Your Outerwear

by The Editors on November 15, 2017

In these times you never know when you’ll need to spend the night in a snowdrift. And 686 has a jacket that could very well help you make it through the night. 686 founder Michael Akira West explains exactly what the Gore-Tex Smartie 3-in-1 Weapon jacket is all about. For the details, follow the jump.

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