In its ninth year, the amateur skateboard series brings top pro riders, industry leaders and media to these communities to provide opportunities for the contestants to gain exposure across the industry. The local winner from each of the 34 stops will be flown to the finals to compete for overall 2015 Best Foot Forward championship.
The winner will join Ishod Wair, Tom Asta, Jack Olson, Chris Wimer, and Alec Majerus as a best foot forward champion. For the official word from Zumiez, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Yobeat put this up three days ago, but we just can’t stop watching those carves. And yeah, we have a couple Burton Factory Primes rusting away in the garage, but as Neil Young once said, “Rust never sleeps.”
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.
Here’s some decidedly not April Fools news. Patagonia is kicking off their Worn Wear Mobile Tour tomorrow April 2, 2015 in Ventura, California. They’re taking members of their Reno, Nevada warehouse repair staff on the road to fix your stuff for you for FREE.
The Worn Wear Wagon is a one-of-a-kind custom vehicle, created by artist/surfer Jay Nelson. The solar-powered camper shell is made from redwood salvaged from giant wine barrels and mounted on a ’91 Dodge Cummins fueled by biodiesel. The mobile repair shop, complete with an Industrial Juki sewing machine, will be open to anyone who brings in a garment, regardless of brand. The tour will aim to educate visitors about the philosophy behind Patagonia’s Worn Wear program, in addition to offering up some fun with food, drinks and live music.
If you have some gear that needs repairing follow the jump for a complete schedule of where the Worn Wear Wagon will be, and when. [click to continue…]
Corey Glick rips and ESWIC says they “couldn’t be happier to have him in the van with the likes of Leo, Cairo, James, Dakota & David.” Sounds like the perfect addition to the team. They’re calling it the “Year of the Glick.”
After a grueling year on the WSL World Tour in 2014, Smith International team rider CJ Hobgood wanted to get away and press the reset button before another big year in 2015. Together, with fellow Smith Team Riders Brett Barley and Alex Smith, the three made an impromptu mid-winter strike mission to the Caribbean side of Panama for some of the punchy, tropical beach breaks.
Life Beyond Walls: Panama is a behind-the-scenes style edit that follows the three surfers from three diverse areas as they enjoy the simple life of surfing, eating, surfing, and sleeping for five days. The clip was filmed and edited by Jon Hetchkopf with accompanying photos by Mark Welsh.
Zumiez decided it would be a good idea to have a “celebrity appearance” by Steven Fernandez and Keelan Dadd at the Stonewood Center Mall in Downey, California on Saturday March 28, 2015, but when more than “2,000 screaming girls and adoring fans” showed up the police shut it all down, according to a story on ABC 7.
“The clothing store and event staff were overwhelmed with the large crowd inside the mall, which caused the business to close their doors and cancel the event,” Downey police released in a statement. . . Authorities could be seen in riot gear and stores had their security gates closed as crowds were dispersed. The mall was temporarily closed, but reopened by 4:30 p.m.
Ah, the cult of personality powered by social media.