In 2007, the International Surfing Association (ISA) launched a unique, global Scholarship Program that offers financial assistance to young, aspiring surfers from around the world as a way to further their education while encouraging and building their surfing careers. . . To date, the ISA has awarded more than USD $228,500 in scholarships to further the education and surfing careers of 267 surfers from over 40 countries. Thanks in part to the ISA funding, many scholarship winners have gone on to compete at national and international Surfing competitions.
To be a part of the ISA’s surfing education revolution please click the link.
Switchfoot’s new album Where the Light Shines Through drops on July 8, 2016. No surprise, really, but Float sounds good this morning and we’re looking forward to some more of Switchfoot’s pleasant, positive pop.
Don’t miss your chance to catch The Wave I Ride on the big screen, and meet the inspiring women behind the film, when director Devyn Bisson and female big wave pioneer (and star of the documentary) Paige Alms head “Up The Coast” to screen the film in San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Portland from June 10 to June 22, 2016.
“We’ve struggled to ever get any support from the surf industry, and it’s always been pretty defeating, but when Paige and I go into a screening, whether it’s San Diego or London, the response is insane,” says Bisson. “People literally come up to us and thank us for making this film, and that’s when I finally get to remind myself that it was all worth it. It was so necessary. We needed this film. Our audience needed it, not the industry.”
Door times vary, but all showings will begin at 7:30 pm with a Q&A with Paige and Devyn immediately following. The tour kicks off tomorrow night (June 10, 2016) at the World Famous La Paloma Theatre, in Encinitas, California. For advance tickets click here. For the official words, and show times please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Thanks to a little Sony marketing promo, Tony Hawk and Aaron “Jaws” Homoki got to ride in the Zero G plane for some skateboarding in space. . . sort of. You’ll see. And if you want to take the same ride it only costs $4,950.
Take a journey if you will. A journey of sight and sound. A Journey with the 686 team as they find their lines through dreamscape of the Holy Bowly at Mammoth Mountain. See exactly how Ryan Tarbell, Riley Nickerson, Shuhei Sato, Matt Wainhouse, Drayden Gardner and others found their flow on this one-of-a-kind course.
Gotta love it when two of our favorite, dashing, world traveling surf men get together to compare not size but volume. Beach Grit’s Chas Smith stopped by Matt Biolos‘ San Clemente, California headquarters to dunk some boards in a barrel of water and remind us all that volume matters.
Check it all out in the first episode of Beach Grit’s new TV show Like, Bitchin’.
Jenkem follows New Jersey skateboarder Kevin (insta @NYRampCo) on one of his missions into NYC with his portable, pop-up skatepark.
On his off days, Kevin loads up his van and makes the hour trek from Jersey into the city with homemade boxes, rails and kickers, where he creates pop up skateparks. His obstacles are open for anyone to skate and organized purely for the love, which is why it feels like Christmas when he happens to stop by your area.
You have to wonder how the Tampa Police Department can protect its citizens when their officers can’t even throw a waif of a 15-year-old kid on the ground without tripping themselves and falling in the gutter. Seriously. Is that cop impaired?
The teen is 15 years old, stands about 5’4″ and weighs maybe 120 pounds, said Patrick van Kampen, 18, who was part of about a dozen skateboarders skating on a public street that was closed off to traffic in downtown Tampa on Saturday. He also said there were no signs forbidding skateboarding.
It seems like cops are always roughest on the people who can’t fight back. Cop #1 is likely blaming the kid (who was reportedly held for 12 hours) for his sore back. For more on the story, click the link.