For years photographer Jack English has been operating Surfimages.com as the go-to site for surfing stock photography. Now he’s opening it to the general online public and offering premium prints, posters and murals through the online store.
“We’ve received a lot of requests from individuals asking if we offered prints for sale,” said Surf Images CEO and photographer Jack English. “For the longest time, Surf Images only licensed images to the commercial market, so we really weren’t able to handle requests from private individuals. Today, I’m happy to announce that Surf Images is now able to offer our beautiful surfing inspired wall art direct to the consumer through our commerce store at surfimages.com.”
To check out what’s on offer, click here. For the official word from Jack English himself, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
While we were sleeping last night those jet setting WCT surfers kicked off Round 1 of the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal at Supertubos. From the looks of it, Gabriel Medina is well on his way to wrapping up this season before the tour gets to Hawaii and it has the King upping his game.
“It’s always tough in conditions like this and even more so when a guy starts out with almost a 10-point score,” said Kelly Slater. “I just wanted to get myself going, get some waves and start feeling the flow. Gabriel (Medina) is a real competitor. He wants to win the Title more than anyone, and at his age I was the same exact way. You can see that he loves to surf, he loves to get better and improve what he is already doing and he’s got crazy skills.”
For the official word from the ASP (including Round 2 do-or-die match-ups) follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Seems some skateboard shops will try anything to move product. Recently several Denver skaters have accused 365skateboards.com of offering up sponsorship in exchange for the purchase of a board. When people don’t get the board they ordered their names and personal information was put up on 365skate’s Wall of Shame. The Wall of Shame has been taken down, but the site still appears to be live. Watch the edit for the rest of the story.
[Link: CBS Denver]
Graybeards who have followed along with online snowboard media since way back in the mid 90s may remember a site from the pre “blog” days called Flakezine. It hasn’t been updated in nearly nine years, but that hasn’t stopped The Atlantic from quoting from an old Sherman Poppen interview in a new post titled Snowboarding Was Almost Called Snurfing.
The way the story goes, as he told flakezine—” the world’s only honest critique of advertising, marketing, and greed gone silly in the world of snowboarding”—in 1994, he decided to try an experiment . . .
We all know the rest of that story, but if you don’t click here for the complete Poppen interview or click the link for the rest of the old, old story.
[Link: The Atlantic]
Hey, shredders. Just got word that a new hotel has been added to the Snow Industries of America trade show block. That means special low-rate deals all around. The new hotel is the Four Seasons Denver and their new, extra special SIA rate is only $225 a night. Cough cough. Yeah, that’s half off the regular rate of $465 a night. Guess when you’re a high roller on the corpo dime, $225 a night keeps your T&E budget right on track. Just makes us pine for SIA’s return to Las Vegas all the more. SIA’s Denver contract is reportedly up in 2020 so it’s T-6 and counting down.
For all the official details on wonderful lodging deals being offered by the Four Seasons Denver and by SIA for the 2015 show, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Now, thanks to a new game for iOS, we can all skate Carlsbad, or Hollywood High on our iPhones. Here, let Andrew Reynolds explain a little about one of the spots featured in the new Skater app. Click here to download it, or here for more info. This thing actually looks fun. Only problem, it will cost you $4.99.
Spy brings the happy, happy, joy joy to snow goggles with the Bravo.
. . . the Bravo boasts a quick-change lens system and a mid-sized frame for a more universal fit without compromised function, acting as your first line of defense against the ever-changing elements of Mother Nature. Available with the first Lens with Benefits in snow, SPY’s Happy Lens™ helps riders Feel Better by letting in the “good” rays that studies suggest create an uplift in mood and alertness, while still blocking all of the “bad” rays.
For the official word from Spy, please follow the jump.
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In a world where contaminated energy drinks have turned the world’s population into “toxic mutants” (sound familiar) you’re the only one who can help save humanity. Armed with Vans shoes, a slew of cool weapons, and your wits you’ll set out to dominate in Microsoft’s new first person shooter Sunset Overdrive. . . or something like that. Just one more example of our old adage about wearing Vans all the time: it’s not that we’re going to skate, it’s that we can if we want to. Sunset Overdrive drops on October 28, 2014 exclusively for Xbox One. For the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.
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Raleigh, North Carolina’s Marsh Creek Skatepark will be host to Get Rad For Ray Presented by Endless Grind and 80s themed charity event to celebrate the life and legacy of one of skateboarding’s all-time greats, Ray Underhill on October 18, 2014 (Ray’s birthday) and to raise money for the Ray Underhill Foundation’s efforts to assist family affected by Chordoma.
The world lost Ray in 2008, after his long battle with Chordoma, a rare but relentless spinal cancer. To honor his life, Ray’s family and friends have joined the City Of Raleigh to host the inaugural Get Rad For Ray Presented By Endless Grind skateboarding contest and 80s-themed Legends jam session at the Marsh Creek Skatepark. This will be a free public event to celebrate Ray with an amazing display of local and legendary skate talent, and to raise funds for the Ray Underhill Foundation, which supports NC families affected by Chordoma.
Tony Hawk will be joined by some of the biggest names in skateboarding including: Christian Hosoi, Eddie Elguera, Mike McGill, Ben Raybourn, Kevin Staab, Grant Taylor, Ben Hatchell, and Curren Caples. For all the official details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Lib Tech Snowboards is taking their zany urban street rail set up to Beantown on Saturday, October 18, 2014 for the Downtown Throwdown Boston.
The DTTD has always set itself apart from other events by specifically choosing riders who focus on filming video parts and are out changing the face of urban snowboarding…and this year’s line-up continues to back that up. Forest Bailey, Dylan Thompson, Ted Borland, Dillon Ojo, Brandon Reis, Andrew Brewer, Mike Rav, Jaeger Bailey, Spencer Shubert and Dylan Alito are among the 25 riders chasing $20,000 in the famous DTTD giant cardboard I.O.U.’s. To date, the DTTD has paid out over $100,000.00!
For all the details, follow the jump. [click to continue…]