2019 Vans Pool Party Live May 4

by The Editors on April 25, 2019

The 15th Annual Vans Pool Party is aninvite-only bash, but you can watch the worlds best bowl skaters destroy the Vans Combi Bowl on Saturday May 4, 2019 live online.

Vans looks forward to commemorating 15 years of iconic skateboarding, as the 2019 Vans Pool Party makes its historic return to the legendary Vans Combi Bowl on Saturday, May 4 in Orange, CA. Highly regarded as the premier bowl competition that pioneered the style and evolution of modern vertical skateboarding today, the Vans Pool Party showcases the undisputed Legends of the sport, alongside the world’s leading Pros and Masters to celebrate the pure creativity and athleticism that has emerged from the Combi Bowl’s legacy. 

Watch it live beginning at 4 PM PT at vans.com/poolpartyFor additional details, follow the jump.

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This Week’s News Headline Dumpage

by The Editors on April 24, 2019

All the headlines, no comments. Scan them, click them, read them, or just ignore them. A couple of these stories are worth reading and we’d point them out to you, but, well, that would take more time. You’ll just have to hunt them out yourself. Cheers.

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Surfer Magazine Parent Sells National Enquirer

by The Editors on April 18, 2019

American Media LLC, the company that purchased a gutted Adventure Sports Network in January 2019 has apparently sold the National Enquirer (and a couple other tabloids) to Hudson Media. for $100 million, according to a story on WWD.

James Cohen, part of the family that founded Hudson News Distributors, is buying the U.S. and U.K versions of the gossip magazine from David Pecker’s American Media LLC (recently renamed from American Media Inc.), which acquired the title 20 years ago. The $100 million deal also includes two other tabloids, Globe and National Examiner. . . Pecker — whose friendship with President Donald Trump and the use of the Enquirer’s coverage to aid Trump’s candidacy and perhaps even his personal vendettas has come under intense scrutinyover the last year — wrote in a statement that the group of magazines actually pull in $30 million in profit annually.

Not sure what this really means other than Snowboarder, Skateboarding, and Surfer Magazine are no longer siblings of the politically embroiled gossip rags and AMI is a little less in debt — only $355 million now. Ouch.

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Burton Makes The Best Travel Bags

by The Editors on April 17, 2019

We don’t have much more to say about it than that (but watch us). In the world of travel bags (and we mean the world) no one makes better bags than Burton. In fact, we believe that of all the things Burton designs and has manufactured nothing comes close to their luggage. Not their snowboards, boots, goggles, helmets, wovens, outerwear, nothing. In our opinion Burton’s bags stand above any other luggage manufacturer in the world. If you don’t trust us, trust Coachella 2019 performers RÜFÜS DU SOL. They travel all the time and what bags do they prefer? Burton. To check out Burton’s complete line of bags, click the link.

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The 2019 Boardroom Surf Show Del Mar

by The Editors on April 16, 2019

On May 4 and 5, 2019 the Del Mar Fairgrounds will again play host to The Boardroom International Surfboard Show.

Celebrating its 12th year, the Boardroom (formerly Sacred Craft) highlights the surfboard manufacturing industry. A gathering of like minded enthusiasts who are drawn by an authentic love for riding waves and the crafts that move us along those waves.

The event features booths from all your favorite surfboard brands and craftspeople, parties, talks, the California Gold Surf Auction, and the Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters shaping competition honoring Wayne Lynch. The shaping comp will feature Travis Reynolds, John Oppito, Jordan Brazie, Steve Brom, Ryan Burch, Dan Mann, Daniel Tomson, and Shyama Buttonshaw. What them work their magic live on in person.

Tickets for the weekend are $15, kids 16 and under always free. For tickets, click here. For more information follow the jump.

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Superhero Wields Wind Powers At Skatepark

by The Editors on April 11, 2019

The above footage from the security camera at the Suisun Rotary skatepark in Fairfield, California purports to show a common dust devil, but who are they kidding. This is rare footage of a superhero wielding his wind powers to destroy. As skaters roll away, notice how he puts his arms out, and begins to spin pulling in a raging tornado of power strong enough to rip the roof off the restroom? When he walks away the wind stops. Hopefully, he can get these powers under control and use them for good in the future. . . and maybe work his magic somewhere else.

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Jam The Tram At Squaw’s WinterWonderGrass

by The Editors on April 10, 2019

Best Squaw Valley tram jam ever. . . if you’re into that kind of thing. Pixie And The Partygrass Boys and Lindsay Lou take a Roll On The River.

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Vans Steps In To Surf Boots

by The Editors on April 10, 2019

These new Vans surf boots take some style nods from the classic Vans Old Skools and put them out on the water. Good idea they waited until after April Fools Day to kick this off, right?

Grounded by the ubiquitous Vans Sidestripe and iconic checkerboard detailing, the Surf Boot Mid and Surf Boot Hi are designed 100% with performance and function in mind, emphasizing feature benefits such as grip, skin-tight fit and climate versatility. Everything Vans knows about skateboarding, like Vans’ original waffle grip and boardfeel, has been reimagined in a surf bootie design to elevate your surfing in all conditions. Vans’ surf booties are so grippy, you’ll want to wear them all the time, even in warm water! Every inch and stitch have been crafted for comfort and performance—Off The Wall and into the water.

They even threw in a pair of fly-less surf trunks to boot. The booties and trunks drop on Saturday, April 13, 2019. For all the official details and a closer look at the boots (don’t call them booties), please follow the jump.

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Jamie Salter Gets Stoned

by The Editors on April 2, 2019

It’s hard to believe, but it appears that eventually every dead fashion brand ends up in Jamie Salter’s hands. So it should be no surprise that he was able to add Volcom to his arsenal of 50 zombie brands which also includes Airwalk and Vision Street Wear.

“We are thrilled to have completed the purchase of Volcom,” said Jamie Salter, Chairman and CEO of ABG. “For nearly three decades the Volcom family has created one of the most iconic brands in the skate, surf and snow markets. During the last few years, the brand has been consistently gaining traction with broader audiences around the world while staying true to its core. We could not be happier to finally get to work with this team.”

Yes, this is an over-simplification of the deal which includes the creation of a new operating group run by Todd Hymel and the current Volcom management of which ABG is a minority partner, but hey at least Vee-Co is out from under the French and zombie brands live forever.

For the official word and no mention of how much ABG paid for Volcom (last time it sold for $607 million, this time we’re guessing much, much, much less) please follow the jump.

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Apple’s News+ App Includes Surfer Magazine

by The Editors on March 26, 2019

In a keynote address yesterday (March 25, 2019), Apple’s Tim Cook mentioned that their newly launched News+ app is like having an “entire newsstand on your iPhone,” but for us, not so much. First, as we’ve been saying lately there aren’t many surf, snow, or skate magazines left, and second, the only one that made it onto the Apple app is Surfer Magazine. The new “Netflix for magazines” app charges users $9.99 a month for unlimited magazine viewing from at least 300 different magazine titles.

For the olds who enjoy reading The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Week, and Surfer, this new subscription model might not be terrible, but spending $120 a year for magazines that can only be read on iPhones, iPads, or Apple computers, doesn’t seem like the best deal when a Surfer Magazine subscription can be purchased online for $14. For more info on Apple News+ please click the link.

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