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…)

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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 | 3 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…)

Open Road Style

October 6th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Lately I’ve been wanting to take a road trip every chance I get. So the past few weekends have been spent traveling up to Yosemite, down to Encinitas, and a pit stop in San Onofre. You don’t have to go far to feel free and refreshed. Whether it is jumping in the salt water, standing among the redwoods, or listening to the sound of the waves from your tent, find your happy place and then take the time to do last minute road trips to wherever that may be.
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