October 2nd, 2015
Making of: Dane Reynolds’ New Vans + Launch Party Pics The Man (and Dogs) Behind Surfing Freshest New Footwear
With the help of his insta popular pooch Pam, Dane drew up a new shoe worth partying about. His new Vans are covered in k-9s and built to thrash a mini-ramp, hit the pit or stumble through the Central Coast. He unveiled his signature “Black Ball SF” style at the US Open of Surfing and the crew got loose… HB Style.
Shop Dane’s Shoes, and enjoy the party pics below
Dane Reynolds Blackball Shoe Launch Party
Shore Break Hotel – US Open of Surfing
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Seth de Rouet Win 2015 Follow the Light Award Event Recap of the Most Prestigious Ceremony in Surf Photography
(L-R: MC Aaron Chang, Seth de Roulet, Scotty Hammonds, Candy Moore, Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews, John Barton)
3 Time Finalist Seth de Roulet of Santa Barbara took home top honors and a $5K check to further pursue his career in Surf Photography. Amidst the chaos of the US Open of Surfing was a display of surf media’s finest future lensmen. The 5 finalists presented their slideshows to a standing-room only crowd of the world’s best surfers for the 10th annual Follow the Light Foundation Awards”
Seth used a combination of his fine arts background and the Central CA Coast scenery to capture the vote of the judging panel made up of Peter Taras, Jeremiah Klein, Russ Hennings and more premier surf media captains.
We asked how Seth would spend the check that the late Larry “Flame” Moore wanted to fuel the talents of up-and-coming photographers, “I am currently in construction on converting my laundry room (more…)
How To: Smuggle Extra Surfboards on Airplanes Timmy Reyes' $$$ Saving Secret to Avoid Paying Full Price on Airlines from Prolite
Nobody travels dirtier than Huntington’s own Timmy Reyes. Every dollar saved is another mile covered, which is why he worked with Prolite to design a boardbag to conceal your sled and avoid those trip shortening fees.
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Stab in the Dark | Lost Surf Boards In the Shaping Room with Matt Biolos Making Lost # 23 for Julian Wilson
Welcome to the short, fast and loud life of board #31, shaped by Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos. Matt’s been shaping for 28 years (he’s currently 45 years old) and is widely regarded as the best shaper for Southern California waves. But, he reaches far beyond the CA and #31 was one of thousands he made last year: “I used the foam, stringer and glass job that I use on all of Kolohe’s boards. It wasn’t a Huntington Beach go-go-go board. It was a board you could surf in powerful waves and push hard against it. It wasn’t a previously designed board, I put a bit of flare in it.