Matix Clothing says they are proud to welcome surfer Matt Pagan to their team.
A Los Angeles native with a thirst for chasing waves, charging in any type of surf, and a positive attitude that is infectious. We are certain that this will not be the last time you see Matts powerful surfing style come across the pages of your favorite surf publication or surf website, take note!
Having heard about him for years (and meeting him several times), we’re still not sure we know that much about Powell founder George Powell of how he makes the products that helped change the face of skateboarding. Now, thanks to this short documentary we can say we know a little bit more about the company, but not much more about the man.
Here’s what former business partner (and skate bio auteur) Stacy Peralta has to say about him:
“So few people, including skateboarders, really have any idea of what it takes to make something as simple as a skateboard or even a single urethane wheel. George Powell is one of the very few skateboard builders in the world today who still manufactures many of his products in America under one roof just as he has always done, and so I was inspired to make this short film on him and his company, Skate One, and to share it with all of you. I hope you enjoy, and look forward to your comments.”
On Saturday, February 28, 2015 the Subliminal Skatepark in Shrewsbury, Massechusetts will host a fund raiser to help support Rob Pontes and his family through his treatment for ALS.
Rob Pontes is a pillar in the East Coast skate scene. His hard work through the years has benefitted too many shops, parks and skaters to count. Come out & support a fellow skater, there will be contests, prizes, giveaways and a demo with Ramondetta, Robbie Brockel, Jack Olson and more. Visit ActionsREALized.com for full details and see the Roll For Rob products coming soon.
For more information and the event and what you can do to help please click the link.
Next time we borrow grandma’s iPad it seems we’ll have something to do with it — Alto’s Adventure snowboarding game. The Verge calls this “chill snowboarding adventure” the “next great iPad game.”
But what really sets it apart from other similar games is its style. Alto takes place on an achingly beautiful mountain, one filled with crumbling ruins, dark forests, and icy slopes. The weather and time of day change regularly, and you’ll find yourself chasing (and being chased) by llamas and village elders. It feels like an art game fused with a fun little time waster; like Sword & Sworcery meets Tiny Wings. “We wanted it to be a beautiful experience,” says Ryan Cash, from developer Snowman, “but the gameplay and fun factor matters just as much to us.”
The game is available in the iTunes store for $1.99 and has no in app purchases (thankfully). For a more in depth review, click the link.
Fergal Smith came up surfing some of the world’s largest, coldest, most raw waves. He could have moved away from Ireland but he didn’t. He stayed home in County Clare and is making a surf life there.
Having grown up on an organic vegetable farm in Ireland, Fergal learned the importance of family, food and a healthy lifestyle from a young age. Despite travelling far and wide in search of waves, Fergal remains true to his roots and continues to live in Ireland to this day having established a community garden on his farm Moy Hill.
This short film by Desillusion’s Pierre David delves into Smith’s life and times and is well worth the eight minutes.