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SurfEpisode 3 of our Welcome To Water video series dives into the beautiful island of Sumbawa in Indonesia with Balaram Stack, Parker Coffin, Imai Devault, and Noah Schweizer as they tackle a rippable right and find a sneaky little left slab to spend their Indonesia days for a few weeks. The guys also wandered through the neighboring forest and stumbled upon an epic waterfall w/ a swing! Peep the video (above) and let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Check out Surfline's full-feature photo journal from this trip: http://volcomindo.surfline.com/ Welcome To Water - Video series Episode 1 - "Big Waves and Heavy Barrels in Hawaii" Episode 2 - "Proving Maui"Posted on 07/21/16
ProductToday, Volcom introduces the Volcom Stone Made design philosophy with the launch of their FW16 Jeans and Chinos collection. Meticulously engineered for life on the road, Volcom Stone Made products feature the highest quality materials with groundbreaking technology integrated at the fiber level and an unparalleled attention to detail resulting in some of the most profound products in the market today. Designed in collaboration with Volcom's world-renown skate team and working with America’s foremost manufacturer of high quality denim, Cone Denim®, Volcom Stone Made jeans feature one or more of the following attributes; "Superior Stretch" with Cone's S GENE® technology, "Anti-Microbial" for stopping the stench of odor-causing bacteria, "Durability" for enhanced resistance to tears and abrasions, and "Water Resistance" for increased liquid and stain repellency. With 2016 marking Volcom's 25th year as America's first boarding company and Cone Denim® celebrating their 125th year milestone as America's premiere denim maker, the timing was right for the two companies to come together to bring to market first an unprecedented collection of performance stretch denim jeans. Included in the Volcom Stone Made collection is Volcom's exclusive introduction of "Anti-Microbial" stretch denim woven by Cone, as well as enhanced "Durability" through the use of CONESTRONG™, and "Water Resistance" via the application of CONEgard™. Staying true to this philosophy, Volcom's venerable chinos program also received the Volcom Stone Made treatment with the introduction of two new styles: the Gritter and the Stranger. Boasting similar "Anti-Microbial," "Durability" and "Water Resistance" attributes as Volcom jeans, these chinos are built to wear easier and last longer. Designed for Skateboarding, Recommended for Life. Taking a cleaner approach to the brand's timeless style of jeans and chinos, Volcom has streamlined their fits across the entire pants category and elevated the performance features on every pair of jeans. With their deep roots in skateboarding and using history as a guide, Volcom has taken the last 25 years of designing pants and scrutinized and modernized every last detail to create a line of jeans and chinos made from high quality materials and construction methods while maintaining the key signature details they've become known for. Every pair of Volcom jeans features felled interior stitching and clean finished pocket bags for added comfort and less chafing, nearly indestructible buckle button closure and upgraded dual finish hardware for increased durability, a hidden phone pocket and double belt loops for convenient utility, while the asymmetrical detail of the offset back yoke and the "V" belt loop remain uniquely Volcom.Posted on 07/21/16
SkateWATCH VIDEO HERE It took two weeks of hard work under a blazing sun for Romain Covolan and a good team of buddies to build a new piece of concrete right on the street of Volcom Europe HQ in Anglet, France. Thanks to SOMA skate mag who organized an opening session and speed up the construction process with their deadline, the DIY spot got shredded and celebrated properly, check out their article about it here. (Video frame grab to click on and redirects to soma’s article) Special thanks to Covo, SOMA, Guillaume Guénée, Element, Volcom for the concrete and the logistics, Nils Inne and everyone else who helped out. SOMA’s report : http://www.somaskate.com/la-session-au-belharra-diy/Posted on 07/13/16
ProductSo we took a trip to Costa Rica to shoot our all-new Fall boardshorts & swimwear collections, and instead of ending the story right now with "and the rest is history," we'd like to give you a little insight into our majestic journey to the rugged Central American country. Enter Balaram Stack, Coco Ho, Nate Tyler, Maud Le Car, Ryan Burch, Quincy Davis, and Andrew "Droid" Doheny. Picture a desolate rainforest and narrow unstructured dirt roads echoed by a variety of bird chips and animal calls only to be triumphed by thoughts racing through your head of "where's the beach and how fast can we get there." 3,400+ miles from the nearest home in California, obvious transplants (no help from Balaram & Droid's bleached hair), and a crew full of expensive surfboards and camera equipment is your scene. photos by Tom Carey Quickly finding the way to our newly-found two-week home w/ an epic pool inside a quaint little village, we linked up with local legend Tony Roberts who is a mastermind that paved the way for the community down here by designing skateparks and running various surf tours. After ripping through some fun spots inside the village, and getting weird in the neighboring jungle, we hopped on a friend's boat and made our voyage to the famous Witch's Rock. For any surfer, Witch's is a bucket list mission and our journey there was one for the books! Witch's Rock Our goal was to shoot the team in our new boardshorts and swimwear collections, get some rad action shots, explore the land, and simply have a good time on this journey through a quest for spiritual intoxication. And we got that. But we got more, a lot more. Take a ride with us through a captivating feel-good photo book from our Costa Rican adventure: Droid: pro surfer, pro model. Maud Le Car (left)Coco Ho (center)Quincy Davis (right) Coco Ho Ryan Burch w/ one of his hand-shaped mystical twin fins Quincy Davis (left)Coco Ho (middle)Maud Le Car (right) Quincy Davis Buddies Oh hey, Quincy Droid rips! Once Balaram goes underwater, weird things happen (keep scrolling for more eerie photos of Balaram underwater) Nate Tyler Quincy Davis photo by Brian BielmannRyan Burch (left)Nate Tyler (right) Maud Le Car (left)Quincy Davis (right) Maud Le Car ...and here begins the pool shenanigans w/ Burch, Balaram and Droid Balaram likes his peace and quiet Droid wanted to hang w/ Balaram so he came down to sing him a song. "Hello darkness my old friend..." Balaram Stack: Resin Swirl Tee + Liberation Slinger boardshorts Droid Balaram Stack & Ryan Burch Ryan Burch (left)Andrew Doheny (right): This dude in the background is kinda creepin' us out. Andrew Doheny trying to escape Costa Rica Maud Le Car, Quincy Davis, Coco Ho - Volcom Women's Surf Balaram, Burch, Droid, beach huttin' Balaram on his transcontinental journeyPosted on 07/07/16
EventsFULL INFOS HERE : http://www.mysticsk8cup.cz/2016/en/news/the-winners-are-from-brazil--usa-and-italy.html The 22nd Annual Excelent Mystic Sk8 Cup went down last week end in Prague. In men street, brazilian Ivan Monteiro took the win, while Alexis Sablone (USA) took the first place in women street and Ivan Federico from Italy won the bowl contest. Excelent Mystic Sk8 Cup 2016 is in the books and everyone from competitors to the audience had a blast. Skateboarders from all over the world made the trip to Prague, to name a few: Dave Bachinsky, David Reyes from USA, Roger Silva from Brazíl, Igor Golubev from Russia, Danny Leon from Spain, Leticia Bufoni from Brazil or Eugenia Ginepro from Argentina. Check out the videos and photos on the Mystic Cup website! RESULTS: STREET MEN: 1. Ivan Monteiro, BRA 2. Vincent Milou, FRA 3. Richard Tury, SK BEST TRICK: Benjamin Garcia, FRA STREET LADIES: 1. Alexis Sablone, USA 2. Leticia Bufoni, BRA 3. Candy Jacobs, NED BOWL: 1. Ivan Federico, ITA 2. Danny Leon, ESP 3. Jaime Mateu, ESPPosted on 07/05/16
EventsFrom June 27 to June 29, skaters had three days to skate three Berlin spots and post a clip of their best trick at each spot on Instagram, tagging #Volcom3Streets2Berlin. Deadline for posts was Thursday 29 June, 4pm and the 8000€ winner was announced on that day at a Boat Party right next to the Bright tradeshow. Needless to say, the new concept surprised a bit the skaters involved who had to adapt their game, with no one-minute-run stress or jam session hassle, but also no one on their back to get the tricks done, to post before deadline, not get caught inside of the endless free beer parties, improvising themselves filmers for their buddies or struggling to find some Wifi or a power socket… In the end Eniz Fazliov took the win after an hectic day of skateboarding (rushing to the last spot before deadline), and the celebration party on the Volcom boat that followed is in the books. The spots saw plenty new tricks and some good friendly sessions went down, check out the top clips that were posted below, special mention to Andy Welther, Kris Vile, Karsten Kleppan, Jarne Verbruggen, Phil Zwijsen, Jelle Maatman, Daniel Spängs, Nils Ingemarsson, Bart Buikman and all the other skaters that entered ! Photographer Dennis Mac Grath was in town and wrote some lines about him documenting the three days « contest », enjoy his photos below : Flashbacks to the Life I’ve Lived Spending the Summer in Europe has always been a treat for American skaters. Whether it be traveling around to contests or in my case 13-14 years ago (yeah I’m old) it was living in Barcelona and sometimes not just for the Summer months.... This year I decided to come to Berlin, on a whim. I was moving out of my house in Los Angeles and a friend of mine offered me his flat here for a few months since LA life was starting to drag me down a bit. Once I arrived I connected with some people and was asked to document a free- form skate contest called Three Streets to Berlin. My career (if you can call it that) shooting skate photos lasted from 1995-2005 although I still work in and around the skateboarding world quite a bit....these days I am more focused on documentary projects, etc so it was a pleasure to get to document skaters once again for a few days out skating in the streets. I still skate a lot but don’t have my camera with me as much as I used to when out skating and I mostly skate with my old fart friends back home so I’m not around the kids much anymore. All I can say is things haven’t changed much other than the level of skating....skateboarders are the realest, rawest individuals I’ve ever known and I am so glad to have been apart of this culture for the past 30 years. All I can say is I met some cool ass talented kids this week. Skateboarders rule the world.... Thanks to Julien and Bemo at BLAM, Volcom, and especially Lucas Fiederling for bringing me out in the streets for the past 3 days. Please enjoy.... - Dennis McGrath Volkspark "the tit" session in full swing.... Patrick Rogalski Neu National Galerie "ledge to drop" Eniz Fazliov and Denny Pham Denny filming Jarne Verbruggen with iPhone In the mix... Kris Vile charging at "the tit" Victor Pellegrin Nassim Guammaz and Victor's frow Nassim and Victor Axel Cruysberghs, Phil Zwijsen and Nassim Shajen Willems Karsten Kleppan and Denny Pham Denny with broken truck bolt Polizei (FTP) Karsten, Shajen and Denny checking footy on the iPhone and the winner is....Eniz Fazliov! Here are the videos : Last but not least, here is the winner ENIZ FAZLIOV :Posted on 07/04/16
With 20 plus dudes to fit into an hour long skate video, there's going to be some extra footage leftover. The 'Over Stokes' are some raw clips from Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening with some alt-angles and unused clips sprinkled in. Above is the 'Behind the Stoke' edit from Thrasher Magazine who tagged along with us in South America as we travelled through Brazil, Argentina and Colombia to film for Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening. Watch all of the 'Over Stokes' from Louie Lopez & Chris Pfanner and stay tuned for more to drop next week! Click here or the image to read Chris Pfanner's interview from the July issue of Thrasher and watch his 'Over Stokes' below! Stay tuned for more 'Over Stokes' and download your copy of Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening!
Posted on 07/04/16
Our friends over at The Berrics and The Skateboard Mag have also put together some rad edits showcasing some b-sides and alt-angles from Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening! The Berrics 'Different Stokes' edit above is a prime example. Barcelona was one of the last trips we went on to film for Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening and a good amount of the footage made it into the movie, but there was still some footage that just didn't make it. Below are a few more edits put together by The Skateboard Mag and The Berrics, stay tuned for more and don't forget to download your copy of Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening. Pooling Around is a segment on The Skateboard Mag that explores all the drained pits sprawled out along California. If you've seen the pool section in Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening then you know that we spent a great deal of time finding, cleaning and shredding these pools! This episode of 'Pooling Around' focuses on some of those missions. 'Across America' is another rad edit by The Skateboard Mag. Last summer we hopped on the road with our Wild in the Parks crew and followed them around America filming for Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening with one lucky skater from the contest that was chosen by Caswell Berry. We gathered a lot of footage during that summer and this edit highlights most of went down! Lastly, The Berrics remixed some of David Gonzalez's footage from the Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening. Be sure to check The Berrics and The Skateboard Mag for more coverage in the coming weeks!
Posted on 06/27/16
During the filming of Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening Dustin Dollin was battling a series of injuries and coming off filming for Vans' Propeller, so his body was in rough shape. Never to be the one to give up, Dustin still tried to film for Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening, but yet again the injuries kept stacking up. Just look at his attempts at kickflipping into the infamous carwash bank! He tried that multiple times, each time putting him out for a couple weeks. Somewhere along the line Dustin had this idea to film a 'Nightmare Skit' heavily influenced by the one from Peewee Hermans Big Adventure. With a star cast including Caswell Berry, Omar Hassan, Dane Burman, CJ Collins, Andrew Reynolds, Shane Heyl, Jamie Hart Gary Rogers and Brewce Martin. Filmed in the span of two long days in the Volcom HQ parking lot and skatepark we were all happy with the result. In celebration of Dustin Dollin's birthday today (June 26th) here are some photos from behind the scenes and don't forget to download your copy of Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening. All photos by Daniel Cabral
Posted on 06/25/16
Back in April 2014 we took a trip down to New Zealand to visit our good friend and Kiwi skateboarding legend Lee Ralph with Grant Taylor, Daan van der Linden, Pedro Barros, Ben Raemers, Alain Goikoetxea, Omar Hassan, Rune Glifberg and Thrasher Magazine's Jake Phelps and their filmer P-Stone. We were also down there to film for Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening and turned out rather successful as there was enough footage to warrant an entire section to our New Zealand trip. Photos from this trip appeared in the October 2014 issue of Thrasher Magazine which you can READ HERE. In the mean time watch this 3 part 'Bru-Ray' series filmed and edited by P-Stone and download Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening.
Posted on 06/24/16
Last week we loaded up the van and headed to Clisson, France for the tenth edition of the Hellfest festival. Axel Cruysberghs, Dustin Dollin, Harry Lintell and Victor Pellegrin jumped in; we checked set times and put the pedal to the metal to make sure we could not only get our shred on the ramp setup but also enjoy shows from the likes of Black Sabbath, Melvins, Napalm Death, King Diamond, Sunn O))) and of course our friends from Gojira, The Shrine and Kveletrak. Heres a little clip of some of what went down. Roll on Hellfest 2017! Here we go! Axel Cruysberghs - Frontside Flip Insane Clown. No Possee Axel Cruysberghs and Victor Pellegrin. Bros. Another of the many party crews Abbath Harry Lintell. Frontside Air for Lemmy Dangerous Dave and our team manager Christian Vankelst. Belgium forever Dustin Dollin, Kevin Parrott and one of the many Code Blue The mainstage complete with a zipline Each to their own Jesus Saves Ozzy during the Black Sabbath show Kevin Parrott Axel and Peter Molec Victor Pellegrin - Wallride
Posted on 06/23/16
If you haven't already, the July issue of Thrasher Magazine is LOADED with all sorts of content related to Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening, including interviews from over a dozen of our riders. Thrasher Magazine put up 6 of those interviews on the web from Louie Lopez, Alec Majerus, Dane Burman, Daan van der Linden, Collin Provost and Grant Taylor to coincide with a 48 hour viewing window of their respective parts. Click the images below to go to each of their interviews and download Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening to get even more STOKED! Louie Lopez had a this unused footage from Holy Stokes! so Thrasher used it for a 'Firing Line' Alec also got one too! On top of all those interviews, our very own Remy Stratton, VP of Skateboarding here at Volcom, also got an interview in the mag! Download Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, XBox, Playstation, Vimeo (only 4K download), Vudu or FandangoNOW!
Posted on 06/22/16