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October 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Wilfred Peterson wrote one of my favorite quotes: “Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.”

Boom. (more…)

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Meet Your Maker | Volcom Denim Tour the Volcom Flagship HQ with Denim Designer JJ Gonzales

October 7th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

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From working summers in the warehouse as a teenager, to becoming the senior denim designer at Volcom, Jeffery James “JJ” Gonzales personifies Volcom’s brand mantra True to This.  (more…)

The Art of the Microadventure A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall.

October 7th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

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My life sometimes feels like one, big, long, ridiculously wonderful adventure—but there are times I feel almost guilty about it. Why is that I find myself sleeping under the stars by a campfire every weekend? How is it that I spend my weeknights running through a forest or rock climbing at sunset?
Ok, having a Sprinter helps. But here’s the thing: I’m no trust fund baby. I work full time. I have a house to clean, dogs to feed, bills to pay, and grass to mow. I think the secret is that I’ve mastered the art of the microadventure. (more…)

Road Tripping | El Salvador The Do's and Don'ts of Safe Surf Travels in Central America

October 6th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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El Salvador is not your typical surf destination, it’s a land of pumping pointbreaks with a reputation for trouble in the streets.   We sent photographer Matt O’Brien to do some recon for surf survival around Punta Roca. (more…)