Spyder Surf Fest will once again bring together the surf industry’s most prominent brands and surfers to Hermosa Beach on April 5 for a seventh consecutive year. The day will kick off the day with the “Surfers Walk of Fame” induction ceremony at 11:30 a.m. followed by a day of live music, fashion shows, interactive booths, giveaways and new to this year’s Surf Fest line-up – the LA Surf Awards, which will be presented at 3 p.m. at Hermosa Pier Plaza. (more…)
Share The third annual Spyder Snow Fest presented by Spyder Surfboards, powered by Monster Energy and Mountain High Resort descended upon Downtown Hermosa Beach on December 7, where 60 tons of (more…)
“Return of the Living Shred” The grand re-opening of Hurley’s Skate Park featuring sick burners and murals from today’s top graffiti writers and fine artists // The new and improved park was packed with tons of skaters // There was Live Music at the event, as well as T-Shirts getting hand pulled by “The Hurley Print Press” – (more…)
Launched in 2013, T3 Culver City is the newest addition to the Southern California retailer Tic Time Watch Specialty Stores. The concept of T3 captures the passion of accessorizing wrists to match lifestyles and personalities. (more…)
Share We recently had the opportunity to sit down with artist Shaun Kasl Singer to discuss how skateboarding gave him inspiration early in his art career // His collaboration with 500 // How he stays focused and is inspired daily // And where he is headed // Check out the teaser video above<! (more…)
ShareWhen it came to decide where we wanted our custom hang tags created there was no doubt that Old Star Press was the way to go // At Old Star Press they operate solely on vintage printing equipment // All presses and cutters are run manually // No electricity is needed except for the AM radio // The Owner Jim Callans passion and enthusiasm show in his work and his Skating! Each hang tag is built custom for each of our artists board models with a vintage hand made certificate of authenticity appeal // With the board Number being stamped into the tag // (more…)
ShareEncinitas, CA – Clenching the victory at Nixon’s seventh annual WTA, Reunion Island’s Jeremy Flores is this year’s winner for “Heaviest Wave” during the Billabong Pro. This victory marks Flores’ third consecutive win for the WTA title along the Tahiti stop of the tour.
Known as having one of the heaviest and most contestable waves in the world, Teahupoo is the ultimate arena when it comes to battling it out for “Heaviest Wave.” Proving he is the man to beat, Flores snagged the win with his 10-point ride in Round 2, Heat 10.
Jeremy Flores walks away with the coveted WTA title and a custom Nixon watch valued at $10,000. This year’s trophy timepiece features a Swiss made ETA 3-hand mechanical automatic movement with 25 jewels and day/date function. The all-black stainless steel watch is adorned with 60 rubies on the outer bezel, in addition to 12 rubies and 48 black diamonds on the inner dial ring, and is topped off with a red tinted crystal caseback with 13 rubies on the watch crown.
About the WTA Teahupoo Watch
Movement: Swiss made ETA 2836-2 mechanical automatic 3 hand with 25 jewels, day, date, sweeping seconds and a custom engraved rotor.
Dial: The dial is surrounded by a concave dial ring with applied luminous indices and includes a CD textured dial with custom molded luminous tip hands.
Case: 44 mm, 200 meter/20 ATM custom solid stainless steel with a scratch resistant coating, fixed tungsten bezel, sapphire crystal, tungsten capped triple gasket screw down crown, individually numbered stainless steel screw down caseback with a hardened mineral crystal window and solid bar stainless steel screw pin lugs.
Band: 22 mm custom solid stainless steel 3 link bracelet with a custom solid stainless steel double locking clasp with micro adjust.
About the Nixon WTA:
The Nixon WTA is a winner-take-all event that awards a custom Nixon watch valued at over $10,000. All surfers are eligible to win the Nixon WTA during the ASP stop, whether they qualify for the final heats or not, making it a unique contest-within-a-contest. The WTA looks to commemorate a standout moment during the event that may have otherwise not been celebrated.
Share The Malibu Invitational is a Shortboard Pro & Legend’s Surf Contest born to Blend Generations of Surfer’s to Enrich and Save Lives. This year the invite only competition teamed up with Nathaniel Curran’s The Young and Brave Foundation who’s dedicated towards helping the youth beat cancer! (mission statement) Killian Garland won every heat leading up to the finals and was on a tear all weekend long. It was his first win here. Evan Caples (Legends) and Craig Kozolowski (Masters), on the other hand, are two-time, repeat, back-to-back offenders. Everyone was ripping. One of the Main highlights of the event was the THERAsurf session midday on Saturday where a group of parents, professionals and members of the surf community provided children with special needs the opportunity to safely catch some waves and feel the oceans transformational power and its ability to instill courage and confidence. Witnessing a child who cannot walk bombing down the face of a head-high wave is inspiring and truly amazing! Here are some photos along with the Contest Results as well as a cool aerial video put together by Blake Richards.
1. Kilian Garland
2. Luke Davis
3. Nathaniel Curran
4. Dylan Goodale
1. Evan Caples
2. Donald Day
3. Steven Lippman
4. Mike Chipko
1. Craig Kozolowski
2. Dave White
3. Scott Lewis
4. Don Kraft
I met Issey more than 10 years ago skating at the Hermosa Beach skate park. Watching him grow up and continually progress within all aspects of skating has been cool. He deserves it. It’s hard to find someone with tremendous potential and talent that still keeps it real, is always nice and smiling, and is super down to earth. Check out a few of the videos below to see how he’s been on that skate hustle, constantly filming and staying relevant in the game. I look forward to seeing what the future has in store for Issey and watching how far his skating will take him!Share