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September 18th, 2012 | By | 3,282 Comments

New Brand: Kinetik Racing Co.

When we mention Kinetik Racing Co. you might be thinking, “Never heard of em..” Well chances are you’ve heard of their A-list team of surfers: Parko, Occy, Bruce & Andy, Luke Egan, Dusty Payne, and Jack Freestone – all KR fins riders.

Parko on his Signature KR Fins

Current world No. 2 Joel Parkinson shows off his Signature Parko Fin template

Launching in the summer of 2009 KR began making high quality, performance-driven surfing fins with a collaboration of team riders, shapers, and manufacturing elites. After comprehensive R&D and hours of testing out in the field, these fins aren’t just endorsed by their riders, but they are the actual fins ridden in competition and free surf sessions the world over.

 

Kinetik has a healthy assortment of templates to fit a variety of styles and surfers. From the Occy’s power-surfing to Dusty’s above the lip approach, you’ll find a set to take your surfing to the next level. The best part is that all KR fins come in single and twin tab versions so they will fit both Futures and FCS fin boxes. So grab yourself a set and see why some of the top guys are backing this technology.

Here newly signed team rider and 2010 ASP World Junior Champion Jack Freestone talks about KR:

 

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August 17th, 2012 | By | 5,397 Comments

Catch Surf Get Wet Tour Video Edit

The guys at Catch Surf just got back from their Get Wet tour to the East Coast. After running amuck from Deleware to New Jersey these guys left a wake of stamped boards and stoked grommets.

Check out their latest edit and see why the folks are frothing over these sick little wonder boards.

THE GET WET TOUR 2012 from Catch Surf on Vimeo.

With seasonally small surf on the East Coast the Beaters help liven up even the most dull of beach days. Surf em, skim em, womp em, whatevers.. these boards are crucial for a solid day at the beach. They’re small enough to fit in your trunk, but it will outperform any other soft top out there…

The water is warm and there is still plenty of swell to be had.. So grab yourself a Beater and get on it! #SMELLSLIKESUMMER

Check out our fresh Selection of Beaters and Logs here:
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August 14th, 2012 | By | 3,093 Comments

James Franco Wears Katin

A-list Hollywood celeb James Franco has amazing style, which is why we weren’t surprised when we spotted him rocking Kanvas by Katin. The guy already has a major cult following after starring in Spiderman, hosting SNL twice, and stoner favorite Pineapple Express, and now his core-score is through the roof by repping over 60 years of surfing street-cred with Katin.

CRUISE THE KATIN COLLECTION HERE

 

5 Funny Franco Facts

1. Despite his pot peddling role in Pinapple Express, Franco claims he does NOT smoke reefer

2. Franco is a PhD student in English at Yale University

3. As a juvenile Franco was arrested for underage drinking, graffiti, and involvement in a theft ring

4. Franco interned at Lockheed Martin aerospace corporation

5. James dropped out of UCLA and worked nights at a McDonald’s

August 10th, 2012 | By | 2,716 Comments

How To: Stand Up Paddle Yoga A SUP Yoga Tutorial from Roxy Team Rider, Gillian Gibree


The sun is shining, bikinis are on, and the waves are flat. It’s summer, and we love it nevertheless. Make the most of the swell-less season with this tutorial from Gillian Gibree. The Roxy SUP team rider combines the instability of SUPing with yoga, for added core strength and balance training (and let’s not forget it’s good excuse to get in the water!). New to stand up paddleboarding? Watch the start of the video for a few quick tips on how to get the most power out of every paddle stroke. Then learn a few basic yoga poses to get you started!
Ready to learn more? Gillian offers classes in Southern California at Paddle Into Fitness.

Ready to get started? Read on for a few highly recommended pieces stand up paddle surfing gear to get you going… (more…)