Happy belated Star Wars day! To offset the shitty news that JJ Abrams is directing a new Star Wars episode with the weird looking guy from Girls, Vans just released this rad spot to introduce a special edition Vans x Star Wars collection launching June 2014. Filmed at the Vans Off the Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA of a skate contest set in 1980. After legendary skateboarder Christian Hosoi finishes his run, a rookie wookiee (played by another legend — Steve Caballero) rips the bowl and receives mixed scores from the judges. Tony Alva, Jeff Grosso and Vans surf team riders Leila Hurst and Alex Knost (doing his best Spicoli) can be seen cheering in the crowd alongside Stormtroopers, Jawas and Chewbacca. May the force be with you as you rip your next bowl section.www.offthewall.tv
Every year around Spring / Summer we start to see surfing’s influence creep more into mainstream culture, particularly with fashion and lifestyle brands. Usually the result is pretty gag inducing, but this time CB2 has done a pretty good job of capturing a laid back California rustic & retro Hawaiian vibe with their “Sur” Collection. Sure, they still have a hula girl in there, and tiki glasses (not to mention a football for Point Break night sessions on the beach, bro), but the collection uses some legit designers like Scout Regalia, Natasha Wittke, Todd Patterson and Ryan Harris, who even made a custom mini Simmons style twin fin. So in case you want to order your next summer board from a furniture company, or just add a lil surf style to your pad, check out the full collection here:www.cb2.com
We have no idea what the title of this video means, but there are hot naked chicks running around Montauk with Dion Agius and others from Globe’s band of hipsters, which looks like fun. Here’s to summer days and nights ahead!www.desillusion-mag.com
A short lifestyle commercial Morgan Maassen worked on with Kelly Slater last year in Tahiti and Hawaii, that was to be released April 2014. Alas, not everything went as planned.
A few words from rebel surf legend, Miki Dora. Summer is coming, time to take down all the clones!
“I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night” follows the simplistic travels of two surfers, meeting friends along the way, on an open ended journey across an archipelago littered with islands and breaks. Connected by ribbons of tarmac and separated by deep ocean valleys these islands have been here for millennia and will continue to do so for millennia to come. An veritable eden for waves of every nature, from long reeling glassy points breaks to sketchy urchin infested waves in the middle of nowhere. Full film coming May 2014.www.deuscustoms.com
Every surfer loves the cult classic tale of an Arizona wave pool surf champion’s rise to surf stardom on the North Shore of Oahu. Why not make a sequel a few decades later? Now it’s time to finally listen to Turtle and help him make it happen!www.iwantmynorthshore2.com
Our friends at Wax Magazine have recently launched their new website redesign, which like the mag, is designed with a beautiful and tasteful eye where everything is simple, clean, and considered. Check out their “Finds” section for some nice visual inspiration, and buy back issues on our site here.www.readwax.com
This week’s dose of surf porn features some beautiful, ice cream headache inducing, dirty Jerz winter surfing footage from the upcoming film “Death 2 Hipsters” by Dark Fall Productions. Thankfully, the long east coast winter is finally at an end and thick fullsuits will soon be shed. Hopefully the waves won’t go with em too fast!www.darkfallproductions.tv