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At this point, Kelly Slater is pretty much synonymous with surfing. The 11-time world champ stopped by the VICE Sports offices to sit at the bar and talk shop. He touched on the animosity between different surfing cultures (East vs. West vs. Australia) that existed in the late-80s, his miserable time playing “Jimmy Slade” on Baywatch in the early 90s, and what he remembers about his friend and rival Andy Irons.
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It’s been a pretty great summer in the northeast with the absence of what is normally a lot of chocking heat and months long flat spells. For the last month or so we’ve actually enjoyed a string of super fun waves. Our friends at East Surf Co travelled to their home state of Rhode Island the other week and brought along Aussie photographer/surfer/nomad Banjo McLachlan and made this quick little dreamy clip. If you haven’t gotten your hands on some East Surf Wax, be sure to head over to our shop and grab some.
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If you haven’t seen this video of Koa Smith getting the most ridiculous barrel ever by now, well, you are in for a real treat or a serious case of tube envy. I’m sure a record amount of surf trips have been planned to Skeleton Bay — Namibia’s famous sand-bottomed, lefthand pointbreak to score this now over-exposed diamond in the rough.
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On the latest episode of Comedy Central’s hilarious show featuring drunk people telling historical stories, Eddie Aikau intervenes after things get violent between Australian and Hawaiian surfers. Thus proving once and for all that Australia is a country of criminals. Check out the full episode here:

Australian shaper / founder, Hayden Cox has collaborated with fashion designer, Alexander Wang to create this beautiful line of “marble” surfboards. Photographs of unique marble slabs were digitally printed on silk, then onto these Krypto model boards for an art installation at Wang’s SoHo store. More info here:

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DP Tim Sessler captures beautiful. slow motion street scenes of everyday New York City life. Shot with the Freefly TERO in the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Stabilized with the Freefly MōVI M10 and M15. Shot on the Phantom Miro LC320S (1500-2000fps) and Red Epic Dragon. Enjoy!
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This week’s dose of surf porn takes us to the dreamy Mentawai islands for some awesome aerial views of this group of surfers’ boat trip in June. Check out how blue and clear the water is with surfers gliding over the reef like magic carpet rides. Boat trip now please!

All hail the haggle. The Deus Surf Swap makes its triumphant return to the Emporium of Postmodern Activities at noon on Saturday, August 2nd. We will be the hocking our last 2 batches of the Indoek Wax Kits, tees and other goodies on sale for a discounted cash only price! This year’s affair will feature heaps of artisanal surf goods and accoutrement brought to you by Deus’s favorite vendors, collectors, and hoarders. Deus apparel will be up to 70% off Inside the Emporium as they launch the newest Deus book ‘7 atmospheres ” featuring the dynamic surf and motorcycle photography of Woody Gooch. On the culinary side, Pizzanista! will be saucing up their North Shore pie for our eager little taste buds and an ice cream truck will be at hand to cool things down. The Wall of Foam consignment area will be your platform to sell your surfboard. If it finds a buyer you get cash. The consignment section and booths are free. For more information contact 1001 Venice Blvd Venice, California 90291. See you there!

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Here is a great short documentary on the genesis of quite possibly the most revolutionary tool in the history of design. Going digital was a huge deal to everyone in the design and commercial art world, I personally cannot even image what it was like to have to be part of the group to make that transition in my design process. Since 1987, Adobe now has a whole slew of design products that make everything you see out in the world possible – from book, magazines, ads, websites, commercials, movies, you name it. As its founder states though, his products don’t give everyone the power to be a good designer, he only makes the tools. The creativity itself exists in the designer, there is no computer program that can replace that.