Tomorrow Night! California Surf Project Book Tour

May 6th, 2009 | By | 2,229 Comments

 

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When: May 7, 6-9pm.*Â
Where: Hurley HQ, Costa Mesa, Ca.* 

*See flyer for other dates and locations

The California Surf Project — Quit your job, pack your boards, and surf your way down the California coast….

 Sound like a daydream? The California Surf Project is the fully illustrated travel diary of two surfers who took this trip of a lifetime. Winner of the 2006 Follow the Light Award, Chris Burkard, and Eric Soderquist, a professional surfer, cajoled their Volkswagen bus along Highway 1 from the Oregon border to the Tijuana Sloughs and discovered everything the Golden State’s legendary coastline has to offer. Relive their incredible adventure of surfing perfect waves, sharing campfires with total strangers, and keeping the bus running with duct tape and prayers in more than 200 gorgeous photographs, soulful text, and a professionally produced thirty-minute DVD. This Friday at Hurley Headquarters, check out the movie, art, pictures, and sculptures from the journey and and meet the authors Eric Soderquist and Chris Burkard to talk story.

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Watch Taylor Steele’s “Days of the Strange” Right Here, Right Now!

May 6th, 2009 | By | 2,160 Comments

 

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Taylor Steele’s latest film, “Days of  the Strange”, will make its California debut on Friday, May 8th at the Encinitas Community Center in Encinitas, CA. The $15 per ticket event is a fundraiser for the Kona-California Scholarship, which seeks to help students from Kailua-Kona, HI, pursue higher education on the mainland. The two-screening video premiere will be followed by a performance by the HI Roots, as well as a silent auction and raffle of items generously donated by Quiksilver, Reef, Nike 6.0, Nixon, 808 Stand up Paddleboards, Primo Island Lager, Monster Energy Drink, Clark Little Photography, and John Rowe Photography.

The Encinitas Community Center is located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas, CA.  Doors will open at 5:30 pm for the all ages showing taking place at 6:00 pm. After the film ends and the first crowd makes their way home, the doors will reopen at 7:15 pm for the age 18 and over second showing, which will occur at 8 pm sharp.

Get the newly released DVD of Days of the Strange HERE

Serving It Up Cinco De Mayo Style

May 5th, 2009 | By | 1,068 Comments

 

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When it comes to Cinco de Mayo celebrations Swell leads the charge. Which is fitting considering today actually honors a significant battle in which Mexico triumphed over French invasion in 1862. Many folks mistakingly believe that the 5th of May is Mexico’s Independence Day, which is instead celebrated on September 16. See, shopping with Swell makes you smarter and more attractive. Check out the rest of our Mexican-inspired gear here.

How to Draw a Wave

May 5th, 2009 | By | 1,884 Comments

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Ever see a Quiksilver t-shirt and think, “I could draw that”? Well then bust out your Trapperkeepers for this one.
Quiksilver‘s blog features a tutorial by surf artist and wave-sculpting expert Phil Roberts on how to draw a wave. There’s a short video in there and some sick sketches. Really interesting to watch…he makes it look so easy! Check it out HERE.