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Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater

De: Cocoa Beach, FL Age: 44

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Kelly Slater, born in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in 1972, is an 11-time surfing world champion who is the youngest and oldest to win the prestigious title. After winning his first world title in 1992 at the ripe old age of 20, he would go on to win 4 additional titles from 1994-97, passing Australian surfer Mark Richards to become the most successful champion in the history of the sport. Slater holds the record for the all-time leader in career event wins and is the first surfer ever to be awarded two perfect 10s under the ASP (now, WSL) two-wave scoring system. If that’s not enough, in 2010 he was honored by the United States House of Representatives for his surfing achievements, is a fundraiser and spokesperson for suicide prevention awareness, sits on the Board of Advisors of ocean conservation organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and is an accomplished golfer and guitarist. Slater has managed to juggle all of these variables, and more, within his life while still climbing the rankings of international stardom. He has transcended generations and inspired millions. 
While Slater has a plethora of young talent nipping at his feet, he is not slowing down any time soon. He is still fighting for that 12th world title while moving the sport of surfing forward in an evolutionary way. With the dimensions of the boards he rides, to his healthy lifestyle, to the various roles he plays within the surfing community, Slater is always a force to be reckoned with, in and out of the water.


Costa Rica's Gold - Surf Team Goes South!
So 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 journey
Win a day with Maud Le Car
WIN A DAY WITH MAUD LE CAR FREE SIGN UP  Email Address*   * Contest without purchase obligation in store and on volcom.eu from 30 May to 21 June 2016. Event to be held in July in Hossegor,  FRANCE subject to good weather conditions. Transport and accommodation offered by Volcom.
Volcom Women's DIY - Coconut Body Scrub with Rose Oil and Himalayan Sea Salt
If you find yourself strolling through the beauty aisle in your local drugstore looking for a body scrub, look no further. We happened to find the easiest body scrub recipe on the planet (and the best might we add). Not only does is smell amazing, it also does wonders on your skin! Our Salt and Sand collection has inspired us in many ways and this DIY is a great example! What you need - Coconut Oil (melted) - 3 tablespoons - Himalayan Sea Salt (fine) - 6 tablespoons - Rose Essential Oil - 12 drops - Air tight container   If you're wondering where to buy Rose Oil, we found ours at Mother's Market. It is also available on the internet. Everything else is probably already in your kitchen cabinet. (Didn't we say it was going to be easy?)   First, melt your coconut oil so that it becomes fluid and easy to mix.   Pour the salt into the melted coconut oil.   Add a few drops of your Rose Oil (10 - 12 should do).   Mix together and voila! There you have it. Easy peasy.   Keep your scrub in an air tight container to keep the moisture locked in. Use it whenever you feel like your skin is in dire need of some R&R! It also makes an amazing gift!  
A Tutorial For Adding Texture To Calligraphy in Volcom's "School Of Cool" with Gemma O'Brien
For the third and final episode of Volcom School Of Cool with Gemma O'Brien, Gemma wraps up this three part "How To" series of hand lettering tutorials by demonstrating how she adds texture to calligraphy by using balsa wood instead of a pen. Watch the 1st episode:
Earth Day DIY w/ Recycled Beer Bottles
With Earth Day around the corner we decided to celebrate by combining our 2 favorite things. A DIY project & beer! We took a second to think about how many beer bottles, wine bottles, or any bottles we go through on a weekly basis. Now what if you could reuse those bottles in a creative way that would look cute in your home and benefit mother earth? Well we're showing you an easy way to do both! What you need: - Beer bottles (or any empty bottles you have lying around) - painters tape - plastic bags - Spray paint (any colors you prefer) - Acrylic paint (if you choose to draw designs) - Little paint brush - Newspaper - Assortment of flowers First things first... drink up! If you're deciding to start this project and have no empty bottles in hand, go get a six pack, invite a friend over and start drinking! It'll make doing this project a little more fun ;)   Once the bottles are empty, give them a good rinse! We put a tiny amount of dish soap in the bottles and rinsed thoroughly till we couldn't smell the beer anymore. If you're using bottles with paper labels on them, soak them in warm water for a bit to make it easier to peel off. We chose bottles with printed on labels so there was no peeling involved.   Once all bottles are clean and dry, grab your painters tape and rip off a piece to wrap around the bottle. Try your best to make a straight line. Take your plastic bag and wrap it around the top so that it doesn't get sprayed by the paint.   When that's done, go outside and start spray painting your bottles! Lay some newspaper or card board down so as not to get your yard dirty.   Keep the bottle about 10 or 12 inches away from yourself and spray in thin even layers or else the paint will go on too thick and start to make drip lines down your bottle.   The bottles with writing on them took a couple extra coats to cover up the writing. Do one coat, let it dry. Then do the second coat.   Let all of the bottles dry, about 20 minutes.   Grab the bottles you want to draw designs on and get to working! The simpler the design the better, in our opinion. It makes it easier on you and easier on the eyes.   Let the bottles dry again and start filling them with water! If you have a funnel lying around I would suggest you use it as the openings are pretty narrow on beer bottles. Cut your flowers to fit each vase and enjoy your creation!
Mixing Typography and Illustration Tutorial with Gemma O'Brien for Volcom's "School of Cool"
In the second episode of Volcom's School Of Cool, the three part "How To" series of hand lettering tutorials from Volcom Ambassador, Gemma O’Brien (aka @mrseaves101 on Instagram), Gemma guides us through combining typography with illustration. Watch the 1st episode: Gemma O’Brien Teaches You Block Lettering Techniques. In this lesson you will learn how to use an existing font to create letterforms and then integrate illustrated elements with watercolor. Below is a list of all the supplies you'll need to follow along with Gemma as well as link to a free download of Gemma's base alphabet guide template that she uses in the video. You will need: Watercolor paper Watercolour paint Lightbox for tracing (optional) Alphabet guide (download below) // Have a go and make sure you Instagram your creation, tag @volcomwomens_oz and #volcomschoolofcool and Gemma will pick her favorite to win the original signed artwork created by her in this tutorial! Enjoy creating!