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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Truck Surf Hotel #Vanlife #FTW

by The Editors on May 3, 2018

Thinking of surfing Portugal this summer? The Truck Surf Hotel might just be the perfect place to stay. A Portuguese surf couple took a Mercedes Actros truck and modded it (with the help of an RV building) into an transformer-like two-story, five bedroom hotel that sleeps 10 in beautiful modern style. That may be a few too many people for one bathroom, but you’re in the water all day anyway so whatever. They spend their winters in Morocco and summers in Portugal. For all the details click the link. or here if their website is still crushed.

[Link: Truck Surf Hotel via Boing Boing & Uncrate]

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Jamie Anderson Dances With The Stars

by The Editors on May 2, 2018

In the quest to turn snowboarding athletes into bonafide celebrities who can then cash in on their cross-over fame with massive endorsement deals, Dancing with The Stars has been a favorite. (Louie Vito made it five weeks). This season it was Jamie Anderson’s turn to spin across the stage in the arms of a professional dancer. Well, sadly, before anyone could develop any kind of love for America’s Slopestyle darling, she got bounced right off the show without even making it to week two. But, hey, she did it with a smile on her face that suggested she just might be glad this little stunt is over.

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Mall Zombie Collabs Rule

by The Editors on April 30, 2018

More evidence that some brands never say die comes from a new collab between Maui & Sons and mall denim company American Eagle according to a story in Apparel News.

On June 1, the denim-focused American Eagle will debut a collaboration line, called American Eagle x Maui and Sons, with the heritage surf brand, said Blake Harrington, executive vice president of licensing and business development at Maui and Sons, headquartered in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades neighborhood. . . The collaboration line will be available exclusively at all American Eagle doors, which number more than 1,000 stores in North America, China and Hong Kong.

Seems like a really cheap way for American Eagle to get some quality retro, surf T-shirt graphics. Good on ya, zombies.

[Link: Apparel News]

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The Boardroom Surf Show Is This Weekend

by The Editors on April 30, 2018

Join all the surfers, shapers, designers, artists, and lurkers as they descend on the Del Mar Fairgrounds next weekend (May 5-6, 2018) for The Boardroom International Surfboard Show presented by US Blanks.

The show features hundreds of incredible surfboards by top shapers, the Icons of Foam shaping contest honoring Marc Andreini, live glassing demos by Douglas Surf Products, the California Gold Surf Auction preview, live music by Hold Fast, Tower 7, and Lay Low, as well as ukulele and guitar builds and demos, and much, much, more like great deals on boards, wetsuits, art and gear.

Tickets are $15 a day at the door ($20 for both days)  or save $5 and order online. For all the details, please click the link. The Del Mar Fairgrounds are located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014, where the surf meets the turf.

[Link: Boardroom Show]

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Tati Weston-Webb To Surf For Brazil

by The Editors on April 30, 2018

The defections continue. It seems all the Americans want a guaranteed spot on an Olympic team (any Olympic team) when surfing makes it debute in Tokyo. First it was Kanoa Igarashi facing east and choosing Japan. Now current women’s number four ripper Tatiana Weston-Webb has announced her allegiance to team Brazil.

Due to possessing dual citizenship between the USA and Brazil, Weston-Webb is eligible to change nations, subject to the ISA’s approval through a formal review process in accordance with the ISA Rules. As the world governing body recognized by the International Olympic Committee, the ISA is required to validate any requested change of nationality, also in compliance with the Olympic Charter.

Você está de parabens, Tati! For the official word from the ISA, please follow the jump.

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Brock Crouch Survives Avalanche

by The Editors on April 27, 2018

It’s been all over social media, but we’re glad to see Brock Crouch smiling from the pages of the Vancouver Sun. Especially after what he went through when a cornice broke out from under him on April 22, 2018 while he was filming with Absinthe Films in the backcountry near Whister.

“I was standing at the top of a ridge with Cam (Fitzpatrick, a fellow snowboarder) when the cornice broke under me and pulled me backwards into a slide,” he wrote. “It took me through about 1,000 feet and over several rock bands before I ended up at the bottom, buried with no oxygen for almost five minutes. . . I tore my pancreas, knocked out five teeth, got a ‘periorbital hematoma’ (basically closed up my right eye) and fractured my L2, L3 and my T12 vertebrae,” Crouch said. . . Initially, I didn’t know what to expect because we didn’t know how serious my spine and pancreas injuries were. Last night, we got some final results from the doctors and somehow by the grace of God I don’t need any surgery and I get to leave here in the next few days since there was no spine or nerve damage.”

Thanks to the quick work of their heli pilot and John Jackson leading the diggers the crew able to dig Crouch out and get him to the hospital in time. And we’re all thankful for that. Heal up fast, Brock.

[Link: Vancouver Sun & New York Times]

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Kanoa Igarashi Goes Big For Japan

by The Editors on April 26, 2018

Kanoa Igarashi is now officially surfing for Nippon. The International Surfing Association (ISA) officially approved Igarashi’s request to represent the nation of Japan at future ISA World Championships and potentially the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Effective immediately, Igarashi will be eligible to represent Japan and will be able to surf on Team Japan through the qualification process for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.. . . Igarashi previously represented USA in ISA World Championships and the WSL Championship Tour, but due to his possession of dual citizenship with USA and Japan, he is eligible to change nations.

Guess this means he’s pretty serious about going to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. For all the details, click the link.

[Link: ISA]

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Stance + Modernica = Mid-century Stoke

by The Editors on April 26, 2018

Stance has teamed up with LA based furniture makers Modernica on a Stance branded Case Study Rocker. The chair (originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1948)  has been called “the most important chair you’ll ever sit on” and is one of the finest examples of mid-century modern design. Unfortunately, all 50 of this limited edition collab have already been sold so all we can do is hope for a second run.

[Link: Modernica]

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