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This week’s surf-starved dose of surf porn features Craig Anderson riding the Hypto Krypto FutureFlex surfboard by by Haydenshapes.
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Here is a flashback to August when this little wet dream got released. Eli Reed gets to live out every skaters dream of shredding the playboy mansion with all the playmates cheering you on. Hopefully this gets you through you’re cold holiday travels this week.
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Sprinkled with the creative direction and unique flair of Joe G, Strange Rumblings In Shangri La features some of the most masterful cinematography, striking locations and high-performance surfing ever seen in a surf film. Globe has just released the entire Iceland section where Nate Tyler, Dion Agius and Brendon Gibbens roll on the rubber and brave the brisk waters of the Nordic country. If you want more, the whole film featuring the entire Globe ensemble in such locations as Mozambique, Sumbawa, Fernando de Noronha, Sumatra, and Southwest France is available now on iTunes or on DVD at your local surf shop.

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From early contest shakeups to progressing the sport in countless magazines and videos, Terje’s influence on snowboarding’s trajectory is truly monumental. Terje’s Olympic boycott and creation of the Arctic Challenge made him a pioneering proponent of rider-run contests. As a competitor he has stacked accolades including all-time high quarterpipe airs and seven Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom wins. Desillusion Magazine’s editor in chief Sebastien Zanella followed Terje Haakonsen on a road trip around Norway to gain a true insight into his life away from the spotlight.
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The Criterion Collection is no doubt one of the greatest assemblages of films. From Lord of the Flies to Eraserhead to The Royal Tenenbaums. Equally as beautiful as the films themselves, is the cover art for the entire collection. To celebrate the artwork from the collection, Criterion commissioned numerous talented designers and illustrators to put their skills towards recreating the most iconic film’s covers from the collection. All of this amazing art work along with never-before-seen sketches has been compiled into a 300 page book.

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Filmmaker Edgar Obrand and Vissla have knocked heads to create a new film called Palmera Express. Featuring team Vissla as they ride a wide variety of surf craft on Hawaii’s North Shore. Roll your eyeballs over The Arrival, the first of several trailers and stay tuned for the full length.
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Iceland is pretty close to the top of our personal travel bucket list. This video by Dustin Wise and Chris Burkard solidifies this sentiment. Rocketship to Reykjavik discovers Roark in a more volatile latitude shrouded by 5 hours of daylight, snow storms, Icelandic death metal and a vodka induced haze. As the saying goes: Winter is coming.

I realize we may come off as Slater-worshippers here, but c’mon, what surfer isn’t one? It can’t be noted enough that Kelly is in a league of his own at age 42 in a tight race for the current world title and being the oldest (and formerly youngest) pro athlete to win surfing world titles. In regards to the 720 (or 540) he pulled off in Portugal, Michael Roberts claims, “What he did on that windy day in Portugal would have been like Michael Jordan winning the NBA slam-dunk contest while playing for the Washington Wizards—if Jordan was also still contending for a championship and an MVP award.” Read this great article that got the champ the cover of Outside Mag here:

Last winter my good friend Bradley Carbone and I were on a snowboarding trip in Vermont when he took a freak spill and suffered a life changing C5 spinal cord injury. The fall left him paralyzed with significant physical and financial challenges, which include medical, rehabilitation, and living expenses that go above the limits of insurance coverage. Friends, colleagues and artists have set up a site featuring donated art works and products for auction to help Bradley with his ongoing financial burdens. Please take a moment to check it out and help spread the word. The auction closes Monday, December 15th.

This holiday season try something new: instead of buying presents, give gifts. Instead of being a consumer, be a human citizen. Stop giving people more thoughtless stuff they don’t need as a representation of your love for them. Spend time with them doing things that are meaningful. This year our holiday gift guide focuses not on material possessions, but instead we give you some ideas and card templates for gifts that you can share with loved ones through real-world experiences. We have also compiled a list of some of our favorite charities that you can donate to in someones’s name.


Earlier this year, after over two decades as the face of Quiksilver, Kelly Slater chose not to renew his sponsorship contract. Instead, He’s teamed up with acclaimed menswear designer John Moore (VSTR, Quiksilver Women’s, M.Nii) to launch Outerknown. Geared towards the more sophisticated, fashionable and well-traveled surfer – Outerknown’s first collection lands Autumn 2015. Read an article from Business Of Fashion with the two minds here:

The hotel world has changed quite a bit over the past couple decades, going from dumpy little boxes with rooms that you would spend as little time as possibly in to beautifully designed oases that you’d want to make your home. The latest edition to the hotel revolution is 1 Hotels. Yes, you’ll find your obligatory reclaimed wood and fresh organic foods, but it seems like 1 Hotels is really drawing a line in the sand and committing to creating a cause (not a brand) that represents something larger than themselves…”A Cause built off a simple idea: the world around us is beautiful and we want to keep it that way.” Currently 1 Hotels has locations at Central Park, NYC and South Beach, with another to be located at Brooklyn Bridge Park.