Surfing

Reminiscing With The Surf Industry

by The Editors on June 7, 2018

Someone just sent us some footie from a behind the scenes gathering at last month’s SIMA Surf Conference in Cabo. Looks pretty fun.

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Patagonia’s Worn Wear Wagon Wetsuit Repairs

by The Editors on June 6, 2018

The Patagonia Worn Wear Wagon is hitting the road again this summer, only this time, they’re bringing the gear to repair wetsuits as well (any brand of wetsuit).

Patagonia’s Worn Wear program was created in 2013 to encourage people to change their relationship with stuff. The program provides significant resources for responsible care, repair, reuse, resale and recycling at the end of a garment’s life. Known for building highly durable products, Patagonia strongly believes in the intangible value of things that accumulate meaning over time. The memories contained in patches, stitches and scars can’t be replaced with something new – and Worn Wear aims to help customers celebrate those stories.

If you wetsuit (or any of your Patagonia gear) is in need of a fix, bring it in. One item per person. For all the details, follow the jump.

[Link: Patagonia Worn Wear]

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JJ Gonzales Named Volcom Design Director

by The Editors on June 1, 2018

Volcom has named long-time V-Co designer Jeffery James “JJ” Gonzales as their new global men’s design director.

“JJ has been a core member of the design team for years, developing and growing our bottoms business to be the industry leader, by far,” says Volcom CEO Todd Hymel. “He is a living and breathing embodiment of Volcom’s passion and dedication and I am excited for him to drive and elevate all of our efforts to bring a new level of creativity to our brand and product.”

For the official word from V-Co, please follow the jump.

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Killian Guerin & The Teloscopia

by The Editors on May 18, 2018

French Phenom Killian Guerin has put out another edit from somewhere around the world and this time it’s the Telos. Aptly called The Teloscopia, it’s just another check in from Killian showing how much more he progresses and charges with every edit. Perfect viewing for a Friday afternoon “at work.”

[Link: Smith Optics]

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RIP: The Pumphouse Gang Writer Tom Wolfe

by The Editors on May 15, 2018

The writer who brought surfing to the masses with his wildly popular essay on the Windansea crew, The Pumphouse Gang, died on Monday May 14, 2018, according to a story in the New York Times.

Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan’s moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 88.

We will miss his wit, eye, and especially his monstrously huge novels that we’ve always loved lugging around. 

[Link: New York Times]

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Jeff Clark’s Signature E-Bike Cruiser

by The Editors on May 8, 2018

We’re from the “if you’re going to ride a bike you should pedal it” camp, but some people want to save all their energy for the waves. Big wave pioneer Jeff Clark is apparently one of them. That’s likely why he’s partnered with Vintage Electric Bikes on the Jeff Clark Signature Cruz. Roll on, Mr. Clark.

[Link: Vintage Electric]

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Eric Tomlinson: Globe Marketing Director

by The Editors on May 8, 2018

Globe has appointed Eric Tomlinson as director of their North American Marketing team.

“We’re very excited to welcome Eric back,” said Gary Valentine, Chief Operating Officer, and President of Globe North America. “Eric is a multi-dimensional talent, that brings years of industry experience back to Globe and we’re stoked to have him driving our marketing efforts here in North America.”

Tomlinson was previously executive producer of content partnerships at Surline/Wavetrak, and before that served as Globe’s surf marketing manager. For the official word from Globe, please follow the jump.

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Travis Reynolds Wins Boardroom Shape Off

by The Editors on May 7, 2018

Those who follow the glamorous world of high stakes competitive surfboard shaping will not find it surprising that Santa Cruz, California’s Travis Reynolds took the 2018 Icons of Foam Tournament of Champions Shape-off at the Boardroom Show in Del Mar, California on Sunday, May 6, 2018, but Travis was shocked.

“Wow. I’m blown away,” said Reynolds. “It means a lot to compete against these fine shapers…to have my family here… it’s incredible. What an honor to win the Marc Andreini Shape-off and to compete against this crew of past champions. I’ve been thinking about our friend Chris Lundy who passed away recently. I dedicate this victory to Chris.”

Congrats to Travis. For all the details from the shape-off and the rest of the show, please follow the jump.

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Central Valley Wave Pool Event

by The Editors on May 6, 2018

Just for the sake of logging it, we’re posting this photo of Jordy Smith from a Central Valley wave pool event held the weekend of May 4-6, 2018. The event’s organizers were very impressed with the event, apparently, believing they’ve changed the face of competitive surfing. Good for them.

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Buran Named US Olympic Surf Coach

by The Editors on May 3, 2018

When the USA sends surfing athletes to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 they will be there under the coaching leadership of 1984 Pipeline Master and founder of the Professional Surfing Association of America Pastor Joey Buran.

“One thing all successful Olympic gold-medal coaches prioritize is their coaching staff. To achieve success, you must surround yourself with the best, and these coaches are a formidable force for Team USA surfing as it prepares to win medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” Buran said.

Good on him. For the official word on Mr. Buran and the rest of his coaching team from the “National Governing Body for surfing in the United States” please follow the jump.

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