San Clemente, California based screen-print artist and painter David Blake will be presenting 15 all-new, original art pieces in his solo show Greetings From The OC at Laguna’s Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow.
“David Blake is one of a few dynamic up-and-coming artists from Orange County who are showing the world that Southern California culture is quite relevant, if not outright potent. His work has consistently been a favorite of collectors across the country, and we are excited to host his first solo exhibition in California,” explains gallery owner Torrey Cook. Blake is among a carefully curated platform of exciting, ascending artists that Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow and Vans, in collaboration for the entire year of 2014, are committed to bringing to the southern California art movement.
The show runs March 6-30, 2014 with an opening reception on March 6 from 6 to 9 PM. Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is located at 1175 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA. Follow the jump for more details, including an interview with David Blake. [click to continue…]
Our favorite logo battle returns this March for 2014 as Scott Hultgren hits us back with Valhalla’s March Logo Madness.
The bracket competition takes its cues from the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament but instead of a bunch of guys running around for three hours, logos from brands like Quiksilver, Volcom, Indpendent Trucks, Girl, Burton, Nike, Adidas and Obey go head to head for a day. Whoever gets the most votes moves on to the next day to battle the next logo.
And who wins this contest is completely decided by online voters. That’s you! If you’d like to take part, click here for the first week’s battle, then tune back in each day during the month for another round of competition. This year’s madness kicks off with Surfing, following each week by skateboarding, snowboarding, lifestyle, and the Grand Royale winner take all battle the last week of March. For the official rules (and to vote) click th [click to continue…]
We’ve seen what adidas Skateboarding has done with the company’s tennis heritage, now they going the soccer route with the Futebol Pack of “skate-specific” shoes inspired by “legendary adidas football boots.”
As a brand steeped in football heritage, we’re celebrating this mile-marker from the pitch to the street.
For the official word from adidas (including photos of every shoe) follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Mick Fanning survived his round two head against 2014 Quik Pro Gold Coast trials winner Matt Banting, but Jordy Smith and 2John Florence were not so lucky in their round two heats against Tiago Pires (above) and Travis Logie.
“It (the competition) can be cruel at times, but it can also give you the greatest thrill of your life,” Smith said. “In the heat before me it was super consistent and around the five minute mark of our heat there was a few waves, but after that it switched off. I had two mid-range scores, and I waited for the next one for 16 minutes and it never came. I feel like my surfing was on point, but the ocean didn’t deliver. Today wasn’t my day. You have to move on.”
There are still four heats left to surf in round two so they haven’t all moved on yet. For the official, though somewhat abbreviated, word from the ASP including results and Roxy Pro , follow the jump. [click to continue…]
The Roxy Pro Gold Coast kicks off this afternoon, live from Snapper Rocks. Catch the entire ASP Quiksilver feed, right here.
Ståle Sandbech may have won a silver medal in Sochi, but he’s been on a up for a long while now. Join Line9 as they take us all on a tour of Ståle’s local environment and get inside the slopestyler. (Punch us if you’re still reading this. . . we’re on autopilot.)
Times have never been better for the Agenda Tradeshow. Las Vegas was a hit (or so we’ve heard from multiple sources). Agenda WMNS killed, the WOODS went off, and it seems no one is happier than the hardworking king of street, skate, and surf culture networking, Agenda founder Aaron Levant.
“Last year’s inaugural launch surpassed our expectations. We came back to bring the AGENDA experience to Vegas for a second year, and couldn’t be more excited about it,” Levant said. “Many of the brands were unsatisfied with the existing Vegas show format. After entering Vegas last August, we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from both retailers and brands. Returning to Las Vegas was a no brainer.”
For the official word from Agenda, please do yourself proper and follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Former Olympic ski racer Tiger Shaw will assume the role of CEO of the US Ski and Snowboard Association beginning March 13, 2014. He is replacing Bill Marolt in what the USSA calls a “long-planned leadership transition.” Marolt will reportedly stay on in an advisory position with USSA as well as on all the big deal FIS and US Olympic organizational committees that he’s on. Shaw couldn’t be happier with his new job.
“The Best in the World vision established under Bill Marolt’s leadership has aided our athletes in achieving their dreams,” Shaw says. “It’s an honor to follow in Bill’s footsteps and continue that vision into the future. My last five months working with Bill have been inspirational and educational, getting to know the organization and each of its sport programs. We have an amazing management team and staff in place and I look forward to the challenge of leading the USSA.”
Nice to know the future of US Olympic snowboarding continues to be firmly gripped in the icy hands of another Alpine ski racer, right where it belongs.
Surfer’s seriously have the shortest off season of any professional athlete. Simply as fans of surfing we find it hard to believe that tomorrow (yes, tomorrow is March 1, 2014) could see the start of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pros on the Goldie. Not sure we’re even up for being up for it as it all could start in four short hours. The trials are finished (Australian’s Matt Banting and Keely Andrew won) and now we’re all simply waiting on a proper swell.
First call is at 1:30 PM PST today (February 28, 2014) US Time, 7:30 AM March 1, 2014 in Australia. To watch live, click here. For the official word from the ASP, including Round 1 heat match-ups, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
On Saturday, March 8, 2014 BC, Canada’s Red Mountain will host B4BC’s Shred The Love, presented by The North Face.
RED Mountain Resort will donate 50 percent of its day ticket revenue to help raise funds for several of B4BC’s initiatives, including scholarships through the Survivorship Fund to ReTreat Yourself, a yoga, ski and snowboard retreat for women who have been affected by breast cancer. Activities at RED that day will include ski and snowboard demos as well as breast cancer screening information booths. Top skiers and snowboarders including Megan Pischke, Kendra Starr and Kasha Rigby will be in attendance. The day will end with an après-ski party at Rafters bar with national recording artist Pickwick, whose recent hit song “Hacienda Motel” has been on the top of critics’ song lists over the last year.
For more info on a good day for a great cause, follow the jump. [click to continue…]