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Nixon + Surfline = Smartest Tide Watch Ever

by The Editors on December 19, 2014

We’ve often given our friends at Nixon grief for the fact that all their watches really do is tell time. And time of day really isn’t all that important of a metric when compared to all the other data points we use to run our lives. Sure the SuperTide kicks down a great overview of the tide, but in the era of truly smart watches, all most Nixon watches had going for them is they looked good and kept the proper time. With the launch of their Nixon UltraTide all that is about to change. This new Nixon tide watch delivers up to the minute Surfline tide, swell, wind, and weather data directly to the wrist.

Using advanced technology to take surf watches to an entirely new level, Nixon and Surfline’s goal in creating the Ultratide was not to change the way people surf, but rather give surfers more information and to deliver it in real time so you’ll never not know. . . . The Ultratide – unlike virtually every smart watch out there today – has no pesky cords required to sync or charge. Syncing with your smartphone via Bluetooth delivers the most accurate and up-to-date surf conditions directly to your wrist. This is not predicted information… this is real time with 10 live data points including creating custom surf alerts for the spots you want and the conditions you like. Browse the entire Surfline network of spots – over 2,700 and growing – and select your favorites. Set up custom alerts for each spot, and The Ultratide will make sure you never miss an epic session again.

Sounds like this watch is going to be a serious surf watch killer. The only bad news — it’s not out in time for Christmas. We’re all going to have to wait until “early spring,” well after the Apple Watch has dropped. Not to worry. From what we’ve heard the Apple watches aren’t even waterproof. For the official word from Nixon and Surfline, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Roxy + Sony = SmartBand With Roxy

by The Editors on December 15, 2014

Quiksilver isn’t completely stuck trying to figure out which direction they’re headed . Their Roxy brand just partnered with Sony on a nice looking SmartBand fitness tracker and as we all know, wearables are the future.

The wearable technology in SmartBand with ROXY talks to the Lifelog app and your Android smartphone via Bluetooth® and NFC. If you receive any calls, messages, likes or tweets while away from your phone, SmartBand with Roxy will vibrate to notify you. SmartBand with ROXY can also measure your sleep cycle and wake you up at the optimum time. . . A perfect solution for a girl who is always on the go and ready for an adventure, SmartBand with ROXY merges fashion with technology in a unique way. Our favorite feature: it’s waterproof! So no need to take off SmartBand with ROXY when you go stand-up paddle boarding!

If we were teenage girls (who had Android phones) we’d buy one right now, even for $99.

[Link: Roxy]

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Silje Norendal Plugs Into Skullcandy

by The Editors on December 10, 2014

Silje Skull

Silje Norendal has one more really good reason to ignore you on the lift: Skullcandy headphones. The Norwegian Olympic snowboarder has just signed on with the Utah based purveyor of electronica.

“It’s amazing to get to partner with a brand I love so much,” said Silje. “I’m looking forward to being part of the Skullcandy family and working on progressing, competing, and exploring the connection between my music and my riding. This is an exciting time in my career and I can’t wait to see what happens next!”

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

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12 Days Of Gifts Day 10: Boosted Electic Skateboard

by The Editors on December 10, 2014

Boosted Dual

Sometimes skaters are just lazy (especially longboarders). Maybe his holiday season someone you know just doesn’t feel like pushing it any more and would rather stand around on their skateboard. If so, Boosted Longboards has answer in the form of a Bluetooth controlled electric skateboard that can cruise along at 20 miles an hour. With a power output of 1,500 watts, this high tech longboard can blast up a 20 percent grade with no problem. The brains in the electric motor make this one of the smartest skateboards ever made. Onboard sensors deliver what Boosted says is “unbelievably smooth” power and when the brakes are applied the skateboard regeneratively charges up the batteries automatically.

The Boosted Dual board features a Loaded brand bamboo deck, a wireless Bluetooth remote, Caliber trucks, a rechargeable Lithium Iron Phosphate battery, and Orangatang In Heat wheels. It weighs 15 pounds and has a range of about six miles. The Boosted Dual Electric retails for $1,299 and can be purchased right here.

[Link: Boosted Boards]

12 Days Of Gifts Recap
Day 9: Freewaters Scamps Flips
Day 8: Smith Marvine Sunglasses
Day 7: GoPole Reach Selfie Stick
Day 6: Vans Jamie Lynn Sk8-HI
Day 5: Dakine Ally Pack
Day 4: SOL Republic Relays
Day 3: Spy Bravo Goggles
Day 2: Stance Wittlake Five-Toe Compression Socks
Day 1: Byrd Dopp Bag

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12 Days Of Gifts Day 7: GoPole Selfie Stick

by The Editors on December 7, 2014

Gopole Reach

This just might be the perfect gift for the snowboarder, skateboarder, or surfer on your list who just can’t get enough of themselves (Narcissus, photographer?). Who doesn’t want more rad footage of themselves ripping it up? And that’s just what the GoPole Reach Selfie Stick delivers. The GoPole features a GoPro camera mount on one end and a no-slip rubber matrix grip on the other. It can be extended from 14 to 40 inches long providing the perfect distance for almost any selfie video. Shreds simply grab hold of the Selfie Stick and go. Built into the base of the pole is a ¼-twenty threaded insert that allows for an attached wrist strap or tripod mount for those times when 40 inches is just way too close. It even has a removable wifi remote clip that makes starting and stopping the camera one thumb click away. The Reach Selfie Stick retails for $54.99 and can be purchased right here.

[Link: GoPole]

12 Days Of Gifts Recap
Day 6: Vans Jamie Lynn Sk8-HI
Day 5: Dakine Ally Pack
Day 4: SOL Republic Relays
Day 3: Spy Bravo Goggles
Day 2: Stance Wittlake Five-Toe Compression Socks
Day 1: Byrd Dopp Bag

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The Real Hendo Hoverboard

by The Editors on October 21, 2014

New York Times technology writer Conor Dougherty hung out with Greg and Jill Henderson, creators of the Hendo Hoverboard. It’s not exactly ready for the Street League, but it does hover and it is a board.

It hovers about an inch above the ground. But when the 190-pound visitor stood atop the 100-pound board, one gentle push was enough to send him spinning across the room over a cushion of air.

Nice to see that is possible. Now, we’ll have to wait until they figure out how to make them turn.

[Link: New York Times]

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Rip Curl’s Search GPS Surf Watch

by The Editors on October 20, 2014

Finally, a surf watch that actually does something. If the Rip Curl Search GPS watch works as well as this edit suggests, this could be the best surf watch ever (even if it is a little bulky). We’re hoping to get a review unit in the near future. We’ll let you know.

[Link: Rip Curl]

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Hit Up Hollywood High On Your iPhone

by The Editors on October 9, 2014

Now, thanks to a new game for iOS, we can all skate Carlsbad, or Hollywood High on our iPhones. Here, let Andrew Reynolds explain a little about one of the spots featured in the new Skater app. Click here to download it, or here for more info. This thing actually looks fun. Only problem, it will cost you $4.99.

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Vans + Xbox One = Sunset Overdrive

by The Editors on October 9, 2014

In a world where contaminated energy drinks have turned the world’s population into “toxic mutants” (sound familiar) you’re the only one who can help save humanity. Armed with Vans shoes, a slew of cool weapons, and your wits you’ll set out to dominate in Microsoft’s new first person shooter Sunset Overdrive. . . or something like that. Just one more example of our old adage about wearing Vans all the time: it’s not that we’re going to skate, it’s that we can if we want to. Sunset Overdrive drops on October 28, 2014 exclusively for Xbox One. For the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.
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Tony Hawk’s New Hexbug Circuit Boards

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Hey kids, Uncle Tony’s got a great new toy for you to beg for this christmas. It’s by the people who gave us vibrating bugs and remote control spider bots — Hexbug. Can we really skate better than Tony Hawk? Hey! It did help answer this recent question: how does Tony keep the brand rolling? This is just one way. Follow the jump for the official word from Hexbug. [click to continue…]

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