Snowboarder Sentenced In Aussie Drug Bust

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

snowboard_bustBenjamin Adam Miles, 25, the founder of Australian clothing brand Snowbones has been sentenced to 8 years in jail, after he was found guilty of dealing “large quantities of ecstasy, cocaine and ice in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains,” according to a story on ABC.News.Au.

The New South Wales District Court heard Miles sold large commercial quantities of ecstasy, cocaine and ice, which he told customers to refer to as “cheeseburgers”, “drinks” and “fries” when they placed their orders. . . “He joked that if all three were ordered, it would be a meal deal,” Judge Phillip Mahony said in sentencing on Friday. . . His friend, Julian Edward Abraham, pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying ecstasy, cocaine and ice in August 2015.

Yes, funding a fashion brand can be tough in these economic times.

[Link: ABC. News]

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Oakley Get’s All Over Sage Kotsenburg

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

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Oakley has landed slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg in a “multi-year partnership.” Sage will be wearing everything Oakley including goggles, outerwear, eyewear, helmets, and most likely some stuff they haven’t even invented yet.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sage to the Oakley family. Sage embodies the Oakley brand as an athlete looking to push the limits of what is possible,” said Cuan Petersen, Oakley’s Vice President of Sports Marketing. “For decades, we have created industry leading eyewear, goggles, outerwear, and most recently helmets, for some of the most recognized snow athletes in the world. We look forward to pushing our innovations and technologies forward in partnership with Sage.”

Maybe Oakley will even pay him enough so he can drop one of his others sponsors. For the official word from Oakley, please follow the jump.

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Be A Part Of The ISA’s Scholarship Program

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

The International Surfing Association believes in creating a better world through surfing and you can help by making a donation to their Generosity.com fundraising campaign.

In 2007, the International Surfing Association (ISA) launched a unique, global Scholarship Program that offers financial assistance to young, aspiring surfers from around the world as a way to further their education while encouraging and building their surfing careers. . . To date, the ISA has awarded more than USD $228,500 in scholarships to further the education and surfing careers of 267 surfers from over 40 countries. Thanks in part to the ISA funding, many scholarship winners have gone on to compete at national and international Surfing competitions.

To be a part of the ISA’s surfing education revolution please click the link.

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Pedro Barros Crowned Vans Floripa Champion

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

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Hometown Hero Pedro Barros takes the Vans Pro Skate Park Series Floripa title with a wicked final run edgeing Italy’s Ivan Federico, and Kevin KowalskiTom Schaar Leads Qualifier Rankings on the Road to First-Ever Park Terrain World Championships in Malmö, Sweden. For the full results rankings, please follow the jump.
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Switchfoot Floats New Album July 8

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

Switchfoot’s new album Where the Light Shines Through drops on July 8, 2016. No surprise, really, but Float sounds good this morning and we’re looking forward to some more of Switchfoot’s pleasant, positive pop.

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Yaje Popson’s New Venture

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

Venture Trucks is proud to welcome the newest member to the team, Yaje Popson. Check out Yaje’s welcome part, now live.

[Link: Venture]

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Vans Pro Skate Park Series Brazil Goes Live

by The Editors on June 10, 2016

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The Vans Pro Skate Park Series Brazil Qualifier goes live online tomorrow, Saturday, June 11, 2016 beginning 12PM local time (8 AM on the West Coast) on www.vansparkseries.com. Ivan Federico (above) is the first place challenger on his way to the Semi-Finals.

World-renowned as a global epicenter for the next generation of bowlriders, Vans Park Series celebrates the second of four Global Qualifier events in the beautiful city of Florianopolis, Brazil. Rebuilt and donated to the community by Vans, the newly remodeled Costeira Skatepark will be the exciting backdrop for competition, featuring over 5,000 square feet of concrete paradise with a new flow to guarantee never-before-seen lines and maneuvers.

For the official word from Vans, including all the confirmed pros and advancing challengers, please follow the jump.

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SIA HQ Moves To Park City, Utah

by The Editors on June 9, 2016

SIA_logo-tm.jpgThe SnowSports Industries of America today announced that they are packing up their offices in McLean, Virginia and heading west to shack up near the USSA in Park City, Utah.

“This relocation is a necessary step to keep SIA at the core of our industry and is a strong indicator of the direction we are taking with the organization’s future,” said SIA President Nick Sargent. “This move allows us the ability to be closer to our members and other industry stakeholders, while leveraging the synergies found in a snow sports community to develop new programs and strategies for positive industry growth. In addition to these significant business benefits, having the opportunity to ski and ride the Greatest Snow On Earth is a nice perk.”

Anything that makes anyone’s travel time shorter is a great thing. And having a snow industry association near such amazing snow is even better. Now, if they’d just move the SIA Trade Show with them we’d be even happier. The move will be made in August 2016. For the official word from the SIA, please follow the jump.
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The Big Waves Paige Alms Rides

by The Editors on June 9, 2016

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.
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Vans Pro Park Series Heads To Brazil

by The Editors on June 6, 2016

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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.

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