The end of July means one thing in Southern California–the US Open of Surfing. And one of our favorite events at the US Open is the Globe movie premiere. Globe always puts on the best premiere parties.This year their premiere of Strange Rumblings In Shargri La is going down in Long Beach, California on July 31, 2014 and if you can get there, we highly suggest being there. For more details on Strange Rumblings, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
The summer heat getting your wound up? Let photographer Chris Burkard and his crew of frozen surfers (Patrick Millin, Brett Barley, and Chadd Konig) cool you down with a little Arctic Circle surfing.
The bitterly cold seas and wind exact a large price on their minds and bodies, but the reward – adventure, amazement, and self-knowledge – draws them closer together and pushes them to tackle the next frontier in surfing.
We feel cooler already.
Snot rockets, smoking, snowboards, and a VO by the one an only Winnebago Guy. It’s a total Nightmare Established Forever featuring Josh Carreola, Sean Murphy, Sean Brady, Ryan McCoy, Jade Phelan, Tj Gillette, Matt Caughlin, Josh Boeser, Moses, John Myre, Alex Malik, Stu Wozniak, Eric Gronneberg, Clayton York, and Sheldon Daley. To see the premiere be sure to attend Snowboard On The Block. September 13, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Click the link for more details.
[Link: Nightmare and SOTB]
With 13 days to go the Hexo+ autonomous action cam drone has raised over $971,101 on Kickstarter. Their goal was only $50,000. Makes us wonder if there isn’t some fuzzy Silicon Valley VC math at work here, but either way it would appear that we’re all one step closing to having drones follow us everywhere we go capturing every boring minute of our action sports lives. Where will we find the hard drive space?
Ryan Burch builds it and rides it. But that means he also spends a lot of time in the sun and it’s apparently why he wears a nice pair of Spy Alcatraz sunnies.
. . . a young pro surfer that not only shapes his own equipment, but questions and pushes design to new, truly unique places. Often seen anywhere from Cardiff to Bali riding anything from homemade 9’6″ logs to a 4′ block of foam, take in the intricacies surrounding Burch’s love of board design and reeling point breaks over a pot of jet black java.
And now we know.
Our experience with SN2 reactions is why we’re typing this and not gluing in your latest piece of dental work. But luckily for us, the crew at Chemistry Surfboards has more than made up for our lack of knowledge with this little Chemistry Experience.
The Chemistry Experience is a quick journey into what we are and who we are by highlighting our various signature products and the many faces who use them. We continue our pursuit to provide like minded people the products needed to uphold the lifestyle. The look and feel may be the same but the “Experience” is always different. . . Surfers: Cheyne Magnusson, Mike Gleason, Willie Smith, Will Reid, Thomas Clarke, Jason Bennett, Saxon Boucher, Todd Prestage, Pat Schmidt, and Chris Abad.
Now it all makes sense.
[Link: Chemistry Surfboards]
Woodward Tahoe has a brand new bowl and who better to break it in than the crew from Lifeblood Skateboards. One more reason to stop at Boreal the next time you’re rolling over Donner Summit.
[Link: Woodward Tahoe]
Boom boom. Nakel Smith lays some knowledge down for Thunder.
[Link: Thunder Trucks]
So it went down a little like this: Jimmy Wilkins won vert, Tom Schaar took Big Air, Pedro Barros grabbed the Park, and Nyja Huston (of course) and a ripping Lacey Baker took street. This edit shows how Nyjah did it up. For the rest of the final results, please follow the jump, or click here for all of the X Games Austin 2014 results.
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Skullcandy founder Rick Alden explains the Alta situation quite succinctly in this edit. But here’s a little more:
Wasatch Equality began as a grassroots movement of individuals, families, and businesses committed to ending the anti-snowboarding policies at Alta Ski Area that have defined the resort since the early 1980’s. Long after the rest of the winter community has come to recognize snowboarding, it’s hard to believe there’s still an argument being made against the sport. . . By convincing Utah’s hold-out resorts to open their lifts to everyone, friends and families will be able to exercise their legal right to enjoy public land, regardless of how they choose to get downhill.
If you’d like to help Wasatch Equality in their efforts to open Alta Ski Resort to snowboarding, please click here to donate.
[Link: Wasatch Equality]