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January 10th, 2013 | By | 1,120 Comments

John John Joins Hurley

After riding for O’Neill since age 6, the 20 yr old Hawaiian now rides with a Hurley logo on his boards. The details of his new contract remain to be seen, but industry predictions valued his annual market value at 4 million dollars. He showed deep gratitude for O’Neill’s support, and credits his mom aka “Mom-John” for managing the negotiations that attracted bids from every heavy hitter in action sports.

Hurley and John John have wasted no time developing his signature performance wear, which we expect to match his unsurpassed innovation in the water. Enjoy his welcome edit that follows John’s prodigal ascent to the pinnacle of the surfing world, and pushes the limits just like his new hi-performance Hurley gear.

As part of the Nike/Hurley family, his skyrocketing popularity will put the pressure on him to bring the world title back to Hawaii like Andy Irons. The fans are already psyching on social media, and campaigning for a dominant sophomore season on the world tour.

Follow John John on Instagram to keep up with the future world champ.

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January 9th, 2013 | By | 2,351 Comments

Taylor Knox Retires at Age 41

Leader of the original Momentum crew, and what many call “the best rail-to-rail surfer in the world” T-Knox is hanging up his singlet after 20 years on the elite world tour. Taylor Knox spent the last couple season surfing against pros who weren’t even born when Taylor joined the pro tour.

The Hall of Famer now resides in Carlsbad where he manages his new Craft Brewing enterprise Saint Archer, enjoys life as a newlywed and father, then continues to pursue surf travel for video parts. Follow him on Instagram to check up on the power surfing icon.

taylor knox retires

After his retirement party at the Haleiwa Cafe, he enjoyed a homecoming at he and Kerzy’s favorite joint, Fish 101. So if you’re ever in C-Bad, stop in for the dankest fish tacos you’ve ever had, and you might get to rap out with a local legend.

One of Taylor’s secrets to his long successful careers was working with his sponsors to develop high-performance gear.  In doing so, Taylor overcame injuries that doctors said would end his career.

Train like Taylor with top gear from Rip Curl, Channel Islands, OAM and Reef.

January 7th, 2013 | By | 3,008 Comments

Volcom Strange Brains -Episode 1

Masters of mod, Volcom celebrates the weird underworld of surfing’s craziest characters. They’ve launched a monthly web series profiling heavy moments in the lives of their team riders. Enjoy the pilot episode with Alex Gray of the South Bay.

Volcom’s team inspired apparel personifies those adrenaline junkies who live for heavy water, and give life hell. Check out all the strange brains styles from V-Co.

December 28th, 2012 | By | 3,984 Comments

Outride by Mophie -The iPhone Water Housing

OUTRIDE transforms your iPhone into the ultimate wide-angle action sports camera. The element-proof, high-impact, polycarbonate housing protects your phone from the action. Shoot it, claim it, and share it with the world instantly.

MOUNT TO ANYTHING

OUTRIDE easy attaches to your mountain bike, straps it to your skate or stick to your board deep in the barrel. The ultra-protective and interchangeable housing gives you complete waterproof protection up to 5m deep when you need it. Use one of the 9 included mount options to attach OUTRIDEto just about anything and record at any angle.

GET THE FULL VIEW

Optimize your videos with a viewing angle of up to 170 degrees on the crystal clear wide-angle lens. Elite world tour surfers like Jordy Smith trusts his phone with OUTRIDE in the lineup to capture hi-res shots of their hi-performance surfing

THE APP. THE COMMUNITY

Record, edit, upload and instantly share your video straight from your iPhone with the OUTRIDE app. Discover the latest videos from users and professional athletes across the globe. In the age of Youtube, your video can make you money..or make your famous.  Capture your next ride with OUTRIDE.

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