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4 Cities: Balaram Stack Episode 4: Running the Jewels through NYC with Balaram

Balaram carried a hat around for Killer Mike of Run the Jewels the entire time we were in New York. Killer Mike was responsible for getting us the tickets to the show, which followed a New York Rangers hockey game at Madison Square Garden, a day trip to Balaram’s hometown of Long Beach on Long…

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Mac DeMarco Drops New Single “One More Love Song”, off upcoming album

Mac DeMarco released another taste of what’s to come on his new album This Old Dog, out May 5th on Captured Tracks. “One More Love Song”, his fourth single to be leaked so far, is just as pleasant and sway-worthy, and perhaps the most soulful, as the others. “Have you ever been in love then…

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How to Not Get in the Olympics Austyn Gillette and Jake Anderson rip the park in Santa Barbara

Last Friday we surfed Emma Wood with Dane. While we were out there Curren Caples paddled out…and then on the shoreline we saw Austyn Gillette stripping down and running into the sea. And Jake Anderson on the rocks drinking a Coors Original. They were on the way back from skating Santa Barbara, which is where…

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Watch Matt Meola in “Numb” This is fucked up

Matt Meola has long been an underrated aerialists, and he’s actually rated pretty high, which is still underrated. You’ll agree after you watch this.  The control he’s figured out in the Maui wind is impressive and this edit, filmed over the last couple weeks. And is that Lily singing? It think so… Watch our Fairly…

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Herbie Fletcher “Inspired by” RVCA presents a rad look back at Astrodeck

You’d be up against a tough wall if you were trying to argue that something was more OG in surfing than Astro Decks. RVCA recently released a collection and vid with Herbie Fletcher and his grip creation Astro Deck. Watch and listen and learn. OG AF. Check the collection with Astro Deck and Herbie Fletcher…

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WY Premiere: Listen to Shannon Lay And watch her hypnotic video for “JHR” 

Shannon Lay has the voice of an angel. When the fiery, orange-haired guitarist isn’t shredding for Feels, she strips down to an acoustic guitar and melts your mind away. Lay’s debut solo album, All This Life Going Down, dropped in February on Do Not Disturb Records, and today, we’re happy to premiere her new video…

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Kai Hing and Lee Wilson’s Chaps Are On New edit from the Metal Neck crew

Metal Neck drops a new clip with Kai Hing and Lee Wilson. Two dudes we really like watching. Watch our Off Beat with Kai Hing: Watch our Afternoon Interview with Lee Wilson:

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Illegal Civilization 3 Coming Soon! IC Sold Out Webster Hall & Skated Stoner Park

Illegal Civ showed a short film and the IC3 promo, Show Me The Body Leven Kali, Taco, Amine, and G Herbo performed. Olan Prenatt, Gary Rogers, Mikey Alfred, Aramis Hudson, Ryder McLaughlin and Mikey Palma were there. When we skated Stoner it was Na-kel Smith, Zach Saraceno, Ryder McLaughlin, Olan Prenatt, Kevin White, and Aramis…

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Watch Ty Segall’s New Video For “Break a Guitar” featuring Fred Armisen, Henry Rollins and Jack Black

Ty Segall dropped a new video today for thrashing single “Break A Guitar”, and it’s insane. I have almost no...
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What’s Dane Been Up to? We spent the weekend with the Reynolds family filming for a new Fairly Normal

Dane was home this weekend. A classic California pre-summer day: lots of blue, couple fun waves and lots of traffic....
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New Swell in Bali Collected Thoughts 125

“The swell is filing in and we found a nice right all to ourselves. Bali bagus.” —Nate Lawrence
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WHAT YOUTH EATS: SIMPLE SEARED SCALLOPS You got 10 minutes? Then you got this

As fun as it is to experiment in the kitchen and try complicated recipes (braise, smoke, etc), most days we...
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WY Premiere: Watch “Oh Evolution” A new video from Sarah Bethe Nelson

Imagine a song so crunchy with reverb it sounds like it’s spiraling through your AM radio, if you had one...
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Homeshake at the Echoplex In case you were wondering what “sexy” sounded like

Crammed up against eager 16-year-olds and horny couples, luminescent disco balls set the mood on a very chill Tuesday night...
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An Issue 17 Intro Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” —Søren Kierkegaard I was consulted this...

When commercials go good Rick McCrank jumps the Shmoo for his new guest pro Krooked board

To celebrate his Guest Pro board with Krooked Skateboards, Rick McCrank came to San Francisco to shred with his buddy...
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Watch Johan Stuckey’s WKND part A good time had by all and some live Jane’s Addiction

Once again Johan and the WKND crew made our day. It’s becoming a trend. All the bullshit happening in the...
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Let’s talk about trunks (briefly) We built this industry on them, so why are so few pairs worthy of your thighs?

Today marks the release of Former’s “Control” boardshort. So yes, full disclosure, we back them, and what they’re doing, so...
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WY Premiere: Tony Price Watch his debut video, “I Prefer Coca Cola”

You may recognize Tony Price as the producer for indie gems like U.S. Girls and Michael Rault, but as his own...
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One Roll 024: Sydney by Nick Green After the Vans Park Series with Raven Tershy, Ronnie Sandoval, Grant Taylor, and more

Nick Green is a photographer and filmmaker and friend of ours. He recently sent us a batch of photos that...
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Watch “Droid Around Aus and Bali” Metal Neck and Droid, a pretty reliable duo

Andrew Doheny catches a couple waves around Australia and Bali and looks good doing it. Watch Droid in our Off...
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The Surfer/Hooper Index Craig Anderson is Steph Curry and other ridiculous comparisons to kick off the NBA playoffs

The NBA is probably the most commercialized athletic event in the world. This makes it the most unlike surfing (kinda)....
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Does WSL = Christian Youth Group? Conservative and “cool” with really bad music

When I was in high school there were always people trying to get us to join them at their church...
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Mark Oblow at Treehouse Hawaii For the Lomo Automat Demo and Doodle

The Automat Demo & Doodle with Mark Oblow at Treehouse was packed. Attendees to the event got to try out the...

The Paranoyds at The Echo Pre-Coachella show to release their new EP “After You”

Tuesday night was filled with knocked over mics, stage diving and teenage mosh-pits thanks to The Paranoyds. They were clebrating...
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Wade Goodall in “Turtle Business” As aggressive as we’ve ever seen Wade

The Melvins definitely set the tone, but Wade’s surfing does them justice. Big turns. Big airs. As aggressive as we’ve...

What Youth Eats: The “Couchella” Menu Since we moved on from attending, here’s what we’re eating while we stream

I don’t have the time or the patience or the money to spend this weekend in the desert. (We actually...

Tanner And Norwegian Black Metal Bright guy, dark music

We had a sunny surf and followed it with Coronas in a dark bar full of magicians.  There were lots of smiles...
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New Brendon Gibbens Octopus part There you are Brendon!

An important message from the Octopus: Listen to DEATH!  You had me at DEATH. And this is a pretty hammer-filled...
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Listen to CFM’s New Single And go to their record release show tonight

CFM, the creation of Charles Francis Moothart II, runs on pure momentum and full blown rock ‘n’ roll. In the...
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Watch “RVCAustralia” Late summer sessions with Alex Knost & Ellis Ericson

A groovy little vid from RVCA down on the East Coast of Oz towards the end of summer. Exactly what we...
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One Roll 023: Steve Rowe When We Were Young Show at The Observatory

A couple different generations collided in Costa Mesa, CA over the weekend. With a lineup that included ’90s and noughties...