From April 28 – May 2, 2015 The Oakley Lowers Pro will post up at California’s Trestles and bring with them some of the best surfers in the world (even though it’s not a major content production event) thanks to six wildcard positions. One of them will be Kelly Slater.
“Lowers is a special wave and it’s been a pivotal place for me in my career,” said Kelly Slater, 11-time World Champion. “The wave is a great canvas for experimentation, in both equipment and approach, and I’m looking forward to surfing it with just a couple of guys out at the Oakley Lowers Pro. Hope we get some swell for it.”
It also means a little more star power for a privately owned entertainment company specializing in event and online streaming content production. The other five wildcard surfers include Nate Yeomans, Kanoa Igarashi, Jack Robinson, Parker Coffin, and Evan Geiselman. Not a bad way to get to see all these guys surf. For the official word from The Enthusiasts Network, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
We’ve all still got a couple weeks to check out Jerry Hsu’s photography show A Love Like Mine is Hard to Findat LA’s Slow Culture Gallery.
A Love Like Mine is Hard to Find says a lot about the way Jerry Hsu approaches his photography. Without a doubt, this is a passion thing. His process, like the title indicates, is tied to dis-covery and patience and it borders on compulsion. It would appear that Hsu has honed the skills of seeing and identifying what is “photo-worthy,” because he has created his own vernacular and effectively mastered his vision. Hsu’s need to capture the absurd but beautiful, everyday world around him has certainly paid off. . . Like learning a language, a photographer’s work relies heavily on practice and immersion. Sensitivity to events that seem like non-events adjusts one’s perspective by shifting the focus to things often missed. Hsu honors those moments outside of the frame; he looks when one is “not supposed to look” and he photographs them. (Lucky for us, he likes to share.)
Elio Canestri, a 13-year-old surfer from the French island of Reunion, was killed April 12, 2015 by a shark while surfing Les Aigrettes, according to a story from the Associated Press.
In a post on Instagram Jeremy Flores said:
ANOTHER shark attack in Reunion island this morning. 13 years old Elio was one of our best up and coming surfer. Words can’t describe how sad and angry i am. So young !!! Heart breaking News . RIP Petit Elio, 13 and, a été attaqué par un requin ce matin au spot des “zaigrettes”. Il était un de nos meilleurs jeune espoir. Il avait toute la vie devant lui. J’ai la haine. Quelle tristesse… Repose en paix marmaille
According to reports Canestri was surfing in an “off-limits” area that had been closed after a non-fatal shark attack in February. Our thoughts are with Canestri’s parents, family, friends and the entire Reunion Island surfing community.
Frankly, this is about all we know: Australian Mick Fanning won his fourth apparel sponsored event at Bells, and Clarissa Moore won her third consecutive. If we had anything else to say that would be written right here. But it’s not. So, if you’d like to read a certain privately owned entertainment company’s event and online streaming production notes from this latest commercial shoot at Bells, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
PowderJet Snowboards is going to cut down on production labor costs by offering weekend “build your own” classes in their York, Maine factory. Here’s their pitch:
Join us for the weekend at our shop in beautiful York, Maine, and build your own PowderJet Snowboard. We’ve expanded your options this year so that you can build exactly the board you’ve been dreaming of: custom nose and tail shapes, edges or no edges, p-tex base, custom graphics, powder or kick tail profile, even a split board! You design it, and together we’ll make it happen.
The classes run one weekend a month from May to December 2015 and cost $695. There are only six spots each weekend so sign up early. For all the details, click the link.
Eternal Board Shop owner Mike Dunn announced today (April 3, 2015) that after 21 years in business in Sparks, Nevada he’s shutting down, according to a story on KOLOtv.
It used to be pretty popular spot. One of the few locally owned places to get outfitted for winter. . . “The small snow and skateboard shop is maybe a things of the past, maybe a dying breed,” said Mike Dunn, Owner of Eternal Board Shop. “It’s just the lack of snow, mostly on the whole west coast is the biggest reason this year.”
Sad to see another great shop go. It will be greatly missed! Reno shreds can help out by going in and buying something while the shop is still open. For the rest of the story, click the link.
This VonZipper edit almost makes us bummed that winter is starting to shutting down. . . Almost.
The Support Wildlife Tour hopped in the van and put the rubber to the road again. In this edit, Matt Edgers, Gray Thompson and Matt Wainhouse headed north to Big Sky Country and scored more than powder lines.. Season edit coming soon.