Timing is everything. Time marches on. Making great time. We could go on, but we want to keep our job. In any case, Rip Curl is enjoying their moment in time (sorry) as their best selling Ultimate Oceansearch watch is being featured on the wrist of Matthew McConaughey in the ad for his latest film “Fool’s Gold.” The poster can currently be seen on Page 9 of this week’s issue of People Magazine, and on the bedroom walls of Eighth Grade girls across the nation.
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Because we all could use a little more culture in our lives, The Surf Gallery will be hosting an artists reception this Friday from 6pm to 10 pm for their latest exhibition, New Emmissions in Sight and Sound, presented by Globe. The collection includes new photo works from Scott Soens, Dustin Humphrey, DJ Struntz, Wolfgang Bloch, Andrew Kidman, Patrick Trefz, Joe Curren, Thor Jonnson, John Rinek, Adam Warmington, Jason Murray, and Clark Little.
We bet the South Carolina prisons have their hands full getting these bad boys out the door. The Charleston, SC, office of the Surfrider Foundation teamed with their neighboring Grand Strand chapter to create these customized license plates, which features waves, sand, sea oats, water drops and the letters “KC” for the nonprofit’s motto, “Keepers of the Coast.” The plates, which went on sale at State Department of Motor Vehicles offices last week, cost $65 in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee and are valid for two years. A portion of the fees will go to each chapter for environmental projects and education initiatives. We haven’t heard if any other states plan to offer similar plates, but it’s well worth urging your local Surfrider chapter to follow suit.
The “wicked” in this case is the “awesome” kind, as we’ve just learned the roster at FOAM Magazine now includes the powerhouse talents of Kristina Dechter (see above) and Monica Campana. Well known in most East Coast fashion circles, Kristina began her career at Lucky Magazine where she served as the Associate Fashion News Editor, and also pulled double duty as a very-in-demand stylist at Paper Magazine. In 2005 she became the Style Editor at Time Out New York while also contributing to the New York Times. Her current modus operandi: “I want FOAM to be the industry’s ambassador to the worlds of fashion and culture.” Monica joins FOAM as its Associate Publisher, fresh from serving as the Brand Manager and National Sales Manager for Salinas Swimwear. Prior to Salinas, Monica climbed the corporate ladder at TransWorld Media where she ultimately reigned as the Associate Publisher for TransWorld Skateboarding. Congratulations ladies. Expect everyone and their mother to be calling you for a job.