Roberta Walker’s GoFundMe Needs You
Former pro snowboarder and athlete manager Roberta Walker was seriously injured on December 8, 2018 when she was hit by a truck while cycling in her hometown of Leucadia, California. Since then she has been in the hospital in a medical coma. She suffered catastrophic injuries that included a traumatic brain injury, a fractured skull, […]
The Homes Brigade: Hawk & McGill
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Tony Hawk and Mike McGill are together again to help flat-fee real estate company Home Bay move some units. Home Bay’s CEO couldn’t be happier, according to a story on Inman.com. Home Bay CEO and chairman Ken Potashner says the ad has caused an “explosion” […]
The Action Sports Announcing Life With Sal
Sal Masekela has come a long way since we first met him in the water at our home break. He was paddling out we were coming at him on a wave. And he started laughing his deep, infectious chuckle, “That’s the slowest I’ve ever seen anyone surf in my life.” We took it as a […]
Burton Expanding Into Live Entertainment
Following on the heels of House of Vans and Apple’s “Town Squares” concept comes Burton Snowboards hopes to create an entertainment hub in a new space that has become available at its global headquarters in Burtonton, Vermont, according to a story in Seven Days Vermont. Burton Snowboards wants to repurpose warehouse space at its global […]
Tony Hawk Making Moves on Broadway
Tony Hawk is reportedly joining a project to turn Nick Hornby’s book Slam into a Broadway musical, according to Broadway News, because now days every artistic, branded entertainment vehicle needs to be set to music — thank you Lin-Manuel. If you haven’t read the book (and you should) here’s the jist: “Slam” follows Sam, a […]
Maximum Rocknroll Quits Print
Seriously. This is something we never thought would happen. And it has pretty much nothing to do with snowboarding, surfing, and even skateboarding. But, the dirty, inky, packed punk rawk ‘zine Maximum Rocknroll is shutting down their presses after 42 years (and 400 issues) covering DIY punk and hardcore music. We probably haven’t read it […]
Benny Gold’s Peace Out Letter
In a farewell letter published on Hypebeast outlining exactly why he is ending the Benny Gold brand and handing his SF retail space back over to HUF, Benny Gold (the person) outlines the situation successful artists often get in when their “brand” becomes bigger than themselves — better in one paragraph than many have been […]
An Avalanche of Avalanche Stories
While we’ve all been celebrating the monster snow storms that have finally arrived to kick off the 2018-19 snowboarding season recent snowfall has wreaked havoc across the United States and Europe. Mostly in the form of avalanches that have taken out dozens of people in the past few weeks (including the one shown above that […]
Supreme’s $1 Milllion Skateboard Auction
We’ve always felt a strange disconnect between East Coast “streetwear” and skateboarding in general. Nothing brings our confusion into clearer focus than Supreme. Yes, James Jebbia has done a stellar job of appropriating all the right stuff to create a billion dollar clothing company, starting with artwork from Barbara Kruger and then logoing pretty much everything […]
Great Great Lakes Surfing Dude
We’ve always loved the idea of lake surfing, but never have we seen it this big and this cold. Dylan Graves takes Vans Weird Waves on a trip to the heartland with guide Burton Hathaway and some of the most stoked surfers on the planet. Watch and be inspired. [Link: Surfer Magazine]