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Every so often I catch myself reminiscing of hot, humid, and lazy teenage summer days, when going back to school in September seemed like a distant spec on the calendar’s horizon. Those three month stretches seemed like they would last forever and then in a blink you were back to crisp, cool mornings waiting for the bus to pick you up. Fortunately Joel Sternfeld, a great American photographer and probably the godfather of “street” photography, was able to capture those fleeting moments. They’ve been out now for a while, but I became super nostalgic to stumble upon Sternfeld’s photographs of summer days in Nags Head, North Carolina. Having grown up just a stones throw away from Nags Head in the Virginia Beach, Virginia area and also born in ’75 (damn I’m getting old), these images put a smile on my face as I spent many a summers on the Outer Banks. The photos are part of a larger collection of images found in his book:

Joel Sternfeld: First Pictures
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Vans Presents The Ductumentary, A short film revealing what is perhaps Joel Tudor’s greatest contribution to surfing. Featuring Joel Tudor, Alex Knost, Tyler Warren, Ryan Burch, Jared Mell and many more, the film not only depicts the contest itself, but captures the current niche generation of surfers who value style and the right equipment for the conditions. The Duct Tape Invitational represents what surfing is all about; having good times in the water with friends and good times traveling on the road in cool places. Surfing and style is everything. Directed by Graham Nash and Reagan Ritchie.

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Imagine you’ve just received a $2 million dollar signing bonus with the Toronto Blue Jay’s as a future star pitcher, and also inked an endorsement deal with Nike…oh, and you’re only 21 years old. Pretty sure a good portion of you reading this would buy quite a few shiny new toys amongst other things (I know I probably would). But not Daniel Norris. He’s decided to live a life of restraint in his 1978 Westfalia camper that he bought for $10,000 and park it right in front of the closest beach. Call him crazy or not, one thing’s for certain, Norris doesn’t care. He knows who he is, plus he’s got a 92-mph fastball to back it up. Check out the full article on ESPN here:

The Man In The Van
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In this episode of Invention Factory, GE explores how scientists are harnessing the power of the mind to achieve what once seemed impossible. From microelectronic brain implants that allow us to control machines with our thoughts, to training the brain to push the body to new limits with big wave surfers like Maya Gabiera – they test the limits of human potential and see what we are truly capable of through science and technology. This is not science fiction, it is all possible and very real. Is this the next performance enhancer for athletes and/or cure for human impairments and conditions? Or is it a much more frightening and ominous next step toward Singularity and another tool for society to be controlled by artificial intelligence? (Just sayin.) Only time will tell!

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Every month we are updating a custom, curated Indoek Shop on Huckberry.com. This March as we get closer to winter’s end and exercise our annual spring break vacation privileges, we have assembled a collection of products for either cozying up at home, or shedding winter layers on a quick getaway or trip to a warmer climate.

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180 Days on Tour is a glimpse behind the scenes of being on the 2014 WSL world tour via two members of the production crew (and their personal phones). When they’re not organizing, filming and broadcasting all 12 live events that we can all enjoy from our laptops, they are getting paid to surf and travel with the best surfers in the world at the some of the best waves on this planet for half the year.

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The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth is a tale about a young boy who asks the Earth where he can find happiness. The Earth responds and sends the boy on a journey to some of the landscapes that make the Earth most proud. In the end, the boy learns that happiness is harder to find than he expected. This children’s book is written by surf and adventure photographer Chris Burkard, and illustrated by Disney Interactive artist David McClellan. Dreamling Books is a children’s publishing company with the mission to inspire readers to follow their dreams and get out there and explore. Traveling the earth is a seriously underrated and under-valued form of education that kids should really learn about and be inspired by from a young age. Please contribute to this Kickstarter project and help make this rad book happen!

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The California Sunday Magazine, in collaboration with Google Play commissioned designer, Nicolas Menard to participate in their “California Inspires Me” project, which is a series of animated interviews of artists from California. This episode features Jack Black as he reminisces on growing up in Hermosa Beach and adopting the Spicoli-esque So-Cal lifestyle from an early age. Check out the link below for the back story behind creating this rad piece:

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Brought together by a love of surf, sea and all things creative, the ladies behind KASSIA,Summer Bummer, EiR NYC, and AllSwell have joined forces to create “The Kit”, a zippered neoprene pouch filled with essential items perfectly suited for your next beachy adventure. Hailing from both the West and East coasts, the collaborators wanted to share their passion for surf, entrepreneurial spirits, and a mutual love of expressing themselves both on the waves and on paper.

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Here’s a little Throwback Thursday for all you skate buffs who think you’ve seen it all and might have missed this one. Gou Miyagi is here to show you some originals he has up his sleeve in Heroin’s, ‘Video Nasty’. This Japanese skate crew is shredding in a new way and giving tribute to moves of the past.

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Justin Quintal is how we say “living the dream” or staying “forever young”, take your pick. Nestled away down south in a lil slice of heaven called Jacksonville, Florida, Justin enjoys the simple life far from the hustle & bustle of the surf industry and trendy SoCal scene. When he does swoop into said scene, he keeps it real by driving his van across the country to win not one, but two consecutive Duct Tape Invitational contests at the US Open, then drives back to Florida with souvenir trophies and heat jerseys in hand. A man who does not discriminate between board shapes, designs and eras, Justin represents the modern, well-rounded, soul surfer of our time. We recently sent our buddy Drew Miller over to hang with Justin and his lady for a day, snapping good old 35mm film photos of the two in their local North Florida habitat.

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If you’ve never been to Tokyo then this wonderfully designed and animated title sequence for the upcoming FITC conference in Tokyo will give you a bit of an idea of just how frenetically paced this city can be…via typography, color, and shape. I almost feel the hum of Shibuya beneath my feet.

FITC Tokyo 2015 Titles
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