Zumiez dropped this Supra “branded experience” on 50 lucky mall shoppers. Forty-eight hours at Woodward West with these cats wouldn’t be such a bad deal, huh? That’s just one of the ways that Zumiez gives back, and we’d take it for sure.
It’s been decades since Oakley has designed a pair of sunglasses that a skateboarder would wear. Their Frogskins were about it and they were released in 1985. Now, thanks to some input from skateboarders Eric Koston, Sean Malto, Curran Caples and skate photog Atiba Jefferson Oakley has a pretty smooth set of shades that not only look good, but come with some needed function for anyone who has ever clipped their glasses over the neck of their T-shirt. They’re called the Oakley Latch.
“It was just amazing to team up with three skate legends and see this frame come to life,” said Jefferson. “We collaborated with the Oakley design team on all elements – from frame shape to logo placement – to develop a truly signature product that I know we’re all really proud of.”
The “latch” is located behind the hinge on each side of the glasses and allows the glasses to be locked on to the neck of a T-shirt. We had a little trouble latching the shades to the shirt (it often took two hands), but once the latch is attached our days of spilling our sunglasses onto the street were over.
Sierra-at-Tahoe, one of our favorite NorCal resorts, is opening on Friday, November 20, 2015.
“The last time we opened this early was 11 years ago,” says General Manager, John Rice. “A November opening is giving us a great outlook for the rest of the season. In a similar year, we logged as much as 499 inches of snowfall. It should still be noted that early season conditions exist and we will open more terrain once conditions permit.”
For the official word from Sierra, please follow the jump.
Arbor Snowboards is launching their new pro model from snowboard legend Bryan Iguchi on November 11, 2015.
Bryan brings a lifetime of experience to this Camber System design. The Bryan Iguchi Pro is a big mountain twin, with a slightly tapered tail and somewhat longer nose for performance in deep snow. This stealthy shape delivers cross-terrain finesse for backcountry, steeps, and speed. Bryan’s experience and passion underpin this new design, which he put through its paces in Jackson Hole, Europe, and AK before we confidently brought it to you.
Professional surfer and international model Bruna Schmitz reveals a first-hand account of her life in the self-titled short film, Bruna.
Bruna, directed and edited by filmmaker Tyler Haft,is an inspiring story of humble beginnings for the professional surfer born and raised in the small fishing community of Matinhos, Brazil. At the age of 9, Bruna discovered a passion for the ocean and surfing, which lead to a future of travel and opportunities beyond the village borders. With these opportunities came difficult sacrifices of leaving family members behind in pursuit of her dreams.
Thomas Campbell remains our favorite board sporting artist and may just be one of our favorite artists ever.
Filmmaker, photographer, artist, writer, painter, sculptor, surfer, skater, Thomas is a master of many traits. Desillusion spent a day with Thomas in his hometown of Santa Cruz, to discuss his influences, his meticulous approach to his craft and why creating with your hands is so important.
Robbie Russo and Jeff Grosso hop a ferry to Catalina and spend the day hiking, pool hunting, skating and talking in Antihero’s The Conversation. Check out Antihero’s new fall drop by clicking the link.
For the past 30 years LibTech founders Mike Olsen and Pete Saari have been making summertime treks from their factory in Washington to test out new technology on snow at Mt. Hood. This summer was a little different. You’ll know just how different after watching this.
Last night (Wednesday November 11, 2015) 2 John Florence and Blake Kueny premiered their new surf film collaboration View From A Blue Moon to a massive hometown crowd at Sunset Elementary on the North Shore. Kind of wish we’d been there on the lawn with all the menehune, but we weren’t.
Sports Illustrated (yeah, the bikini porn mag), however, has a little behind the scenes piece that tells a pleasant story of the background of Kueny and Florence’s partnership and Kueny’s start in action filming. If you’re interested, it’s worth a read.