Big wave surf season is just starting and as we move into the fall and winter months, the waves tend to just get bigger and the competitions more insane. Here’s the round-up: On Sunday, August 15, 2015, in Teahupo’o, Tahiti, at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Stop No. 7 on the Samsung Galaxy World Surf League […]
Surfing Round-up: Billabong Pro Tahiti at Teahupo-o’s Classic Massive Swell, Plus Highlights from US Open of Surfing Featuring Festival Atmosphere, Johanne Defay Claiming First Victory, and Hiroto Ohhara, First Japanese Surfer to Make the Finals at the Vans US Open of Surfing
World’s Best Female Surfers to Descend on Huntington Beach, CA at the 2015 World Surf League Samsung Galaxy Women’s Championship Tour, the Vans US Open of Surfing, Plus What to Expect at the Event
The sixth stop on the 2015 World Surf League (WSL) Samsung Galaxy Women’s Championship Tour (CT), the Vans US Open of Surfing, will welcome back the world’s best female surfers from July 27 through August 2, 2015. The high-performance beach breaks of Huntington Beach will serve as a midway point in the exciting hunt for […]
Surfing Round-up: Kelly Slater Launches Drink Brand Purps; ASP Hires Chief Commercial Officer and Opens NYC Office; Vans US Open of Surf to Kick-off in Huntington Beach
There’s another new nutrition drink on the market and this time, it’s coming from surfing’s kingpin, Kelly Slater. Called Purps (rhymes with burps), the packaging fonts and website are in purple, illustrating four different sized bottles/shots of beverage choices. Slater is among the brand’s founders, along with scientist Dr. Chris Schaumburg, and designer PM Tenore. […]
Agenda Long Beach Celebrates 10 Years, Brings Leaders in Streetwear, Action Sports, Lifestyle to the Forefront Featuring Key Changes in Styles, Mixed Patterns, Modern Takes on Retro
Story and Photos by Kathleen Gasperini and Tom Wallace Agenda has become the leading forum for streetwear, action sports-inspired, and lifestyle brands when it comes to fashion overall. But the Long Beach show, their most recent sandwiched between a smaller New York version and the upcoming Las Vegas show, is the kingpin of this genre. […]
Dramatic Highlights from the U.S. Open of Surfing Featuring Alejo Muniz, Carissa Moore, Plus Latest from Surf Fashion, Sponsors, and the Scene at Huntington Beach
One of the most popular and prestigious surfing events in the world is the US Open of Surfing, which took place in Huntington Beach (Surf City), CA from July 20-28, 2013 featuring top pro men and women surfers, plus skate and BMX events, street art exhibitions, loads of sponsors, and music with performances from Modest […]
Flashback to the Origins of Skate-Surf Culture: Venice Beach Surf and Skate Fest Brings-out Retro Boards, Decks, Classic Cruisers, and Memorabilia
From old-school wooden Alva, Hobie, Sims, and Tenderfoot skateboard decks, to classic cruiser bikes like the 1965 Flightline, the Venice Surf and Skate Fest was a reminder of where the surfing, skateboarding, and beach cruiser crossover first took place. Retro surfing posters, Beach Boys music, and even classic Zipees roller skates rounded-out a scene that […]
Agenda Trade Show Huntington Beach Brings the Action Sports Fashion Tribes Together with Streetwear for an Ultimate Blend of Styles
New finds at Agenda, plus a mix of classic older brands showcasing edgy-retro styles made for a unique mix that stoked buyers and attendees.
Nike U.S. Open of Surfing Wraps-up with Kelly Slater and Sally Fitzgibbons Claiming First Places
500,000 people descended on Huntington Beach, CA last weekend for the finals of mainland America’s biggest surfing competition.
Boardshorts Round-Up: Scouring the Scene for Summer, Here Are Alternative Picks in Boardshorts Styles, Brands, and Aesthetics Changing Beach Culture
Boardshorts take on many roles when it comes to summer fashion, from surfing to eco-friendly associations, to beach and streetwear crossover, to neon geometrics and coastal heritage.