Don’t miss your chance to catch The Wave I Ride on the big screen, and meet the inspiring women behind the film, when director Devyn Bisson and female big wave pioneer (and star of the documentary) Paige Alms head “Up The Coast” to screen the film in San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Portland from June 10 to June 22, 2016.
“We’ve struggled to ever get any support from the surf industry, and it’s always been pretty defeating, but when Paige and I go into a screening, whether it’s San Diego or London, the response is insane,” says Bisson. “People literally come up to us and thank us for making this film, and that’s when I finally get to remind myself that it was all worth it. It was so necessary. We needed this film. Our audience needed it, not the industry.”
Door times vary, but all showings will begin at 7:30 pm with a Q&A with Paige and Devyn immediately following. The tour kicks off tomorrow night (June 10, 2016) at the World Famous La Paloma Theatre, in Encinitas, California. For advance tickets click here. For the official words, and show times please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
The race to Malmö continues as the Vans Pro Skate Park Series, skateboarding’s first-ever world championship park terrain point series, advances to the beautiful locale of Florianópolis, Brazil for the second Global Qualifier event on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
The high-stakes competition will challenge the world’s best skateboarders to earn valuable qualification points in pursuit of competing in the Vans Park Series World Championships finale, sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation as the definitive first-ever park terrain crowning event, to be held in Sweden this August.
For complete rankings and the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.
Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Aaron Homoki, Ben Raybourn, Lizzie Armanto, and a great crew of skateboard legends are heading down South on June 19, 2016 for a celebration of the life of Ray Underhill with an 80s themed Get Rad For Ray at the Kennesaw Skateboard Park in Kennesaw, Georgia.
A Wilmington, North Carolina native, Underhill was a member of the infamous Bones Brigade squad of the 1980s, a teammate of Hawk’s, and known for his smooth skating style. But his friends remember him best for his kindness, wit, and dedication—his true enduring legacies. . . “Ray was a great friend,” said Hawk. “We miss him every day, so we’re coming to Kennesaw to remember him the best way we know—to skate in his honor while helping others!”
Ray died in 2008 after a long battle with Chordoma, a rare form of spinal cancer. Funds raised by the event will go to the Ray Underhill Foundation. Just posting this reminds us of how much we enjoyed every minute we spent with Ray. For the official word from the Tony Hawk Foundation, please follow the jump.
Sticky Bumps is happy to welcome big wave icon Jamie Mitchell to their Elite Team.
Jamie Mitchell has been called the “World’s Greatest Waterman” and is said to “ooze greatness.” He is a lover of all watersports, especially big wave surfing and paddle boarding. He does these sports with such confidence and ease, it is no wonder Sticky Bumps has added him to their Elite Team alongside other amazing big wave surfers, Garrett McNamara, Coco Nogales, Trevor Sven Carlson, Danny Griffiths, Niccolo Porcella, Aaron Gold, Shane Dorian, and Chuck Patterson. Jamie has used Sticky Bumps for years, and will continue to do so as a brand ambassador. He will also be doing product testing on their bags, leashes and traction pads.
Thanks to a little Sony marketing promo, Tony Hawk and Aaron “Jaws” Homoki got to ride in the Zero G plane for some skateboarding in space. . . sort of. You’ll see. And if you want to take the same ride it only costs $4,950.
Take a journey if you will. A journey of sight and sound. A Journey with the 686 team as they find their lines through dreamscape of the Holy Bowly at Mammoth Mountain. See exactly how Ryan Tarbell, Riley Nickerson, Shuhei Sato, Matt Wainhouse, Drayden Gardner and others found their flow on this one-of-a-kind course.
Gotta love it when two of our favorite, dashing, world traveling surf men get together to compare not size but volume. Beach Grit’s Chas Smith stopped by Matt Biolos‘ San Clemente, California headquarters to dunk some boards in a barrel of water and remind us all that volume matters.
Check it all out in the first episode of Beach Grit’s new TV show Like, Bitchin’.
Stylish skateboarders have worshipped Dylan Rieder’s minimal footwear designs for years. Now, HUF has the latest incarnation of sleek, stylish footwear for the discerning skaters in some summer shades.
Created under the ethos of ‘less is more,’ the streamlined construction of the Dylan Slip On lends itself effortlessly to a vulcanized platform. The shoe embodies clean and sophisticated design, ideal in any environment and the perfect representation of Dylan’s unique perspective. The pig-suede lining of the slip-on accentuates a luxurious feel, as the HYDRO-SNUFF construction with Ortholite keeps feet cool, comfortable and dry. Constructed using only the finest Italian and full-grain leathers, the Dylan Slip On elevates the standard of functional skateboarding footwear.