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    Volcom Back to School

    Going back to school is always a drag, after countless hours out in the sun with total freedom to do whatever you want. We figured we could do the transition from freedom to boredom easier for the kids and reached out to the guys at Oslo Skatepark. They were stoked to do something so we gathered a bunch of prizes, food & drinks and invited everyone to come and have fun. The local team boys, Mats Hatlem and Marcus Vik were the judges for the day. We did the contest in the contest in an untraditional jam format which is always fun. The kids totally destroyed the park and we got to see a lot of NBD`s. During the finals in both divisions the crowd was going wild and the park was torn to bits. After the finals we did a best trick contest, which was crazy. Gabriel Bjørsvik won with a BS 360 kickflip over the rail. They guys from Session came by to fire up the BBQ, free food for everyone! Thanks to everyone that came out, GoPro, Spitfire, Etnies, Independent, Session, Oslo Skatehall, Stian, Petter, Mats, Marcus, Amin, Brox, Oslo skateforening. See you next year! Results: Juniors: Ask Filling Jan Bjørneboe Johannes Taklo Teodor Skogen Christian Locket Seniors: Fredrik Tangerud Gabriel Bjørsvik Øyvind Svendsen Ole Johan Edvartsen Vi Duc Troung Best trick: Gabriel Bjørsvik, BS 360 kickflip over the rail. Credit video : Martin Vadet Credit photo : Vegard Kristiansen
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    Designed for Skateboarding | Volcom Skate Team picks from Autumn '17 collection

    From bowls in foreign countries to LA school yards, crusty ditches and back alley spots, CJ Collins, Louie Lopez, Kyle Walker, Collin Provost and Axel Cruysberghs put their hand picked pieces from the Volcom Autumn 2017 Collection to the test. Axel Cruysberghs sizing up this crazy rail Men's Doom Bloom pocket tee Doom Bloom graphic on the back Collin squaring it up Men's Stone Trippin Tee Solver black on black jeans Louie kicking it at LA High Men's Shroomy Tee Frickin Modern Chinos in black CJ Collins in Spain for the La Kantera Pro, read more about CJ winning the contest Stone Supply Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt
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    CJ Collins' first time to Spain for the La Kantera Pro

    Cj Collins isn't your normal 14 year old boy. Not only does he absolutely rip on a skateboard, but he has more stamps in his passport than a most other kids his age. In June we took him to Getxo located in the Basque Country region of Spain for the 2017 La Kantera Pro. While he's been to Malmo, Sweden and Florianópolis, Brazil for the Vans Park Series, it was his first time to Spain and he was pretty excited. Before he hopped on a 14 hour flight to Bilbao, Spain he stopped by the Volcom HQ store to pick up some new clothes for the trip. CJ with a little wallride in the Volcom HQ store before picking up some clothes for his trip. Packing for his first time to Spain! Grabbing a drink at Volcom HQ in his new "Supply Stone" Pullover Hoodie In the Volcom HQ store CJ was really digging the 'Stone Supply' pullover hoodie, and a new pair of 'Frickin Modern' stretch chinos. Still with some time to kill before he had to head to the airport, he decided to hit the Volcom U.S. HQ skatepark for a quick sesh. CJ Collins dropping in, in his new Frickin Modern stretch chinos. CJ Stalefish at Volcom U.S. HQ With his bags packed and and passport in hand CJ hopped in the van and headed to the airport. The flight was delayed a half an hour but with the in the grand scheme of things what's another half an hour when you're waiting to get on a 14 hour flight? CJ taking his bags out of the van at the airport. Just waiting to get on the plane in the Lino Stone tee When he arrived in Bilbao, Spain he met up with the rest of the team including Grant Taylor, Collin Provost, Axel Cruysberghs, Omar Hassan and others at the airport as they were all flying in from various places at the same time. Once all together, the crew made it to the Moana Surf and Skate Hostel where they were staying. Complete with a mini ramp, little street course and all sorts of other stuff to get into, CJ was in heaven! After a solid nights rest the next day we headed down to La Kantera, an old skatepark with prime real estate on the beach where the contest was held, to get some practice in. The bowl the contest was in is more reminiscent of a backyard pool with a steep shallow end and 10 foot deep end. This made it a little difficult for the heavy hitters like Grant and Omar but for little CJ it was just his size. CJ wasted no time as he was frothing to skate, blasting airs in practice and figuring out his line for the contest. CJ blasting a stalefish in his 'Supply Stone' pullover hoodie The next day was the contest and CJ was put straight int the finals. While waiting for his heat him and Grant Taylor would stay warmed up on the old crusty halfpipe behind the stands. In his heats he would land trick after trick, really impressing the locals who've skated the bowl their entire life and the spectators who have never seen CJ skate in person. Every wall he would do a trick and the crowd would collectively wonder 'how did he just land that?!?' While the pros would blast huge airs and do difficult tricks, most of them had a hard time staying on their board for the entire time. The 'Frickin Modern' stretch chinos were basically made for boneless' like this! Stalefish in the deep end as the entire crowd watches. In the end CJ took home FIRST place! First time to Spain and skating the notoriously difficult La Kantera bowl, he came out on top! CJ was just as surprised as everyone else and the crew was extremely proud of our little guy. With CJ taking the top spot at the 2017 La Kantera Pro, everyone in the crew wanted to celebrate CJ's epic win, but how to you party with a 14 year old? While most of the crew enjoyed drinks by the beach with the rest of the skaters in the contest, CJ eventually made it back to the Hostel to rest up. Grant Taylor stoked for CJ after the contest! Next day we tried to get in the streets to hit some spots, but the rain wasn't letting that happen. Collin Provost was trying to explain '10% parties' to CJ, basically meaning that when you win a big contest prize you immediately spend 10% of the winnings celebrating. The question arose again of 'how do you celebrate with a 14 year old? Well if you're CJ Collins you spend it on a soccer ball to kick around with your bros, go souvenir bracelet shopping with Grant Taylor and of course, hit the arcade! First purchase with your contest winnings, a soccer ball! Just about 10 minutes later Grant accidentally kicked it to the water by where we were eating. (We eventually got it back though) Grant negotiating deals for souvenir bracelets for the entire crew. What better way to spend a rainy day then hitting the arcade with your buds. After some quality time at the Arcade we headed down to the beach for a mellow La Kantera Pro wrap party right next to the skatepark. With a decent amount of candy in his system, CJ had plenty of energy to spare so he played soccer with some of the locals on the beach for a few hours while the rest of the crew enjoyed drinks and food at the party. All that running on the sand got CJ tuckered out while the rain started to fall. By the end of the weekend it was unfortunately time to head home. Everyone flew out around the same time but still had plenty of time to kill in the airport while we waited. To pass the time CJ likes to draw in a sketchbook he carries around in his backpack. He likes to draw portraits of people and this was one of our video director Lannie Rhodes. Remy Stratton also pointed out that Grant Taylor used to do the same thing when he was that age too. CJ in the 'Base' tee with his portrait of Lannie while waiting for his flight home.
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    The "Zementwerk" Project

    Heavy, dark, dusty, rough as hell and at this time of the year it keeps a brutal iciness inside. A huge building with an amazing construction in the middle of a breathtaking landscape waiting for us to get conquered. April 27th 2017, it ́s snowing outside and the thermometer is telling us minus 5 degrees celsius. "Ben, put on your beanie and a proper warm parka, it ́s going to be a long day". Finally we've found our lost place to turn our vision into reality. We just call it "ZEMENTWERK" The disused massive crane shovel resting in the storage depot of the concrete factory. Photo: Philipp Reinhard The whole project started with the idea of a place, a building, a spot, anything that hasn ́t been skated yet but at the same time a location that tells a story by it ́s own. An old lost place which makes you excited like a little kid to go there, open rusty doors, discover rooms with their old inventory. Walking paths that haven ́t seen any footsteps for a long time. All on your own risk. That ́s where we wanna go, do some DIY and make it skateable. It took quite a while to get the ball rolling but teaming up with Leica Camera, SOLO Skatemag and some friends who love skateboarding as much as we do there was no reason to row back. With a few addresses on our list we set forth to find the right location for the project. Lucky us we made it first try. That ́s our venue, without any doubt. This is it! An old lost concrete factory and a lot of options to skate. We figured out a few spots to put some DIY work and fixed a date to bring the riders and staff. Let ́s get it done! The depot. In there you feel the silence. Only a few shafts of sunlight shining through the old broken dusty windows. Photo: Philipp Reinhard Alain Goikoetxea is checking the landscape out of a  "Zementwerk" break through. Clouds are coming up and it´s getting more and more  misty. It´s end of April but here  the winter came to rest. Photo: Jelle Keppens The window. Photo: Philipp Reinhard Rooftop of the cement factory. We are here to skate. Photo: Jelle Keppens Meanwhile Tim Rebensdorf and Roman Astleitner are taking care for the final preperations at the first spot. Philipp Reinhard is catching some footage with the Leica SL. Photo: Florian Günther The heat is on! Eniz Fazliov with a mind blowing frontside blunt. Photo: Philipp Reinhard Alain Goikoetxea, frontside air. Photo: Jelle Keppens Mr Christian Vankelst, Skate Team Manager Europe, is taking care for the team providing drinks, food and playing some good old Elvis Presley songs on the classic road guitar. Photo: Jelle Keppens Beers and beers. Photo: Jelle Keppens Ben Raemers is going for a backside crail without thought for the black  deep hollow which is waiting behind the pylon. Photo: Jelle Keppens Ben Raemers. Photo: Jelle Keppens Tim Rebensdorf is bringing the good vibes  with some easy chords. Always fun to be on the road with this young gun. Photo: Jelle Keppens Tim with a blunt to fakie at the "you win, you lose" transition. Photo: Jelle Keppens Different spot same story, best not bail to the right side of the ledge... Daan Van Der Linden knows how to make a backside overcrooks look easy. Photo: Jelle Keppens Daan Van Der Linden. Photo: Jelle Keppens I´m here to skate! Let´s get this fucking thing grinded!" Eniz Fazliov is a machine, skating all day long until work is done. Here with a crooked grind on a rough and brittle window sill. Photo: Jelle Keppens Eniz Fazliov. Photo: Philipp Reinhard Alex Schultz, another member of the German family team we had on board for this project. Here with a backside boneless, framing the picture. Photo: Jelle Keppens Alex Schultz. Photo: Jelle Keppens Chris Pfanner with a massive kickflip over "the gap". Photo: Jelle Keppens "Chris, what the hell are you doing with those working gloves on? Are you afraid of the dusty floor? "Wrong!" Chris has found a perfect gap to skate à la Pfannski style, the only problem  is  the handrail has a barrier. "Fuck it, cut it off!" Within 5 minutes he has seen this gap he was standing next to it, wearing gloves and safety glasses  ready to cut the handrail with the angle grinder which he has lent from a mechanic who was working near the factory. With the handrails gone, now bring the broom to clean the inrun and the landing. Let´s skate! What a spot, what a perspective. Well, you know, business before pleasure. Chris Pfanner always connected and a helping hand to keep the kids under control. Photo: Philipp Reinhard Philipp Reinhard, shooting and filming with the Leica SL. Photo: Florian Günther Jelle Keppens, tired and exhausted after a long shooting day. Photo: Philipp Reinhard After a long planning phase and two days of hard work out in that cold and rough terrain we finally felt confident with all the footage we had collected. All photos on this article are shot with the Leica SL. A special thank you goes to Leica Camera who supported the project since the first day and provided us with two fully Leica SL systems for the shooting. To our friends and helpers Roman Astleitner, Ralf Edlinger and Ingo Schulz, those guys were on site and set up the DIY spots before the filming days. To our riders who really nailed it and went crazy on some gnarly spots. To SOLO Skatemag and Stefan Schwinghammer for his behind the scenes shooting. And of course to our champs  behind the cameras: Mr Jelle Keppens, our gentle gaint and Volcom Skate photographer since for ever. Mr Phlipp Reinhard, a good friend of the brand since years,  photographer for Leica Camera and  a person with an awesome  sense of humour and a guarantee for good times. Also thanks to Florian Günther for photo assistance. Without all you guys this project would still be just an idea in some peoples mind. Go and check out http://www.soloskatemag.com/zementwerk for the behind the scenes article and the "ZEMENTWERK" release in their latest print issue.  True To This
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    The Irrational Pursuit, The Exploration Of "This"

    What connects a ballet dancer and a skateboarder? A musician and snowboarder? Dive deeper with us as we journey into the 'True To This' mindset, exploring what it means to let go and let the irrational pursuit of your passion take over. Featuring the most diverse compilation of Volcom ambassadors ever assembled in a short film since the inception of the brand, these influential and legendary Volcom family members pull back the curtain and get real about that special place they all go to in their head and what it takes to get there. No matter if you're skater, surfer, snowboarder, maker, activist, techie, foodie, entrepreneur or inventing something entirely new, it's impossible to deny the vast parallels of life when they are led by the same internal force… passion.
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    Welcome on board! Volcom at Bright Boat party photos

    Who says tradeshows are boring?!? This past Wednesday, the 5th of July the Volcom crew welcomed everyone on board the Hoppetosse for a boat party during the Bright Tradeshow in Berlin. The lucky guests could enjoy a fine barbecue on the upper deck, with beers and longdrinks but also a jeans and chino open bar until 5pm! Spring 2018 clothing collection highlights were presented on the middle floor while at the main bar, a photo selection from the Volcom x Leica camera project were exhibited. This project shows the work of the skate team going to an abandoned factory in Austria last winter. Vinyls were flipped all day and soon the party started with Superglu playing a sick set on the top deck. Right before sunset things got serious on the dancefloor with the DJ firing up some bangers. All boat bars went dry right before 10pm, that’s when you know the flow was good, and it was time for all the fauna to find another watering hole. Thanks to everyone who showed up.   sun came out right when the BBQ started Chris Pfanner Superglu BBQ on the sundeck business talks ich bin ein berliner VictorPellegrin The minideck crew Superglu on fire Julian Dykmans and Charles Collet our showroom for a day Alex Maillet - DC shoes Mr Billmisterbill and Paul B enjoying the sunset Lovenskate crew Superglu, an act you don’t want to miss arrivederci Berlin

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Axel’s Pro Party
After nearly a year of being Am on Toy Machine, Axel joined the pro ranks. With a title like that you need a proper way of celebration. So we took the party to his local skatepark. On the menu: free beers, free BBQ and a jam session with the guy himself. After signing the sold out boards we took the jam session to the dance floor. Big thanks to Rampaffairz Skatepark. Congrats Axel, keep killing it. Credit Photo:Joselito Verschaeve.
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LA KANTERA PRO WEEKEND FULL RECAP!
Good times and tons of action went down for the first edition of Volcom’s involvement with the Euskaltel La Kantera Pro! With a solid crew consisting of Grant Taylor, CJ Collins, Omar Hassan, Alain Goikoetxea, Rune Glifberg, Robin Bolian, Vincent Matheron, Colin Provost, Caswell Berry, Axel Cruysberghs, Victor Pellegrin, Jamie Lynn, Volcoms sales rep Txufo or little rookie Marcel Cama, the Volcom team kept the vibes up and the spirits high in the pool, chairs, comentators booth, judging chair or late night in the afterparties mayhem. This event was all about the fun, sharing the good times with the locals and the heavy lineup of competitiors. Of course, some pool annihilation went down. For the first time, womens were invited to join the fun, and they all had a blast, with Brasilian Yndiara Asp taking the win and a sweet 4000€. In Masters, legend Nicky Guerrero show some of the younger ones how its done. And an action packed Pro division, at only 13 years of age, young Californian CJ Collins stole the show in front of past event winners Danny Leon and Kalle Berglind and flew home with a 12000€ prize purse… Check out the full contest results below Thanks to everyone that joined us, to all the locals and people who worked on the event, to the city of Getxo and Euskaltel. All photos from Daniel Cabral and Vincent Coupeau. Check finals replays, Day 1 recap and photo story after the results. RESULTS: PRO DIVISION (with some Ams in but who really cares in the end? Skateboard federations?) 1 CJ Collins (USA) 12000€ 2 Danny Leon (Spain) 5000€ 3 Kalle Berglind (Sweden) 3000€ 4 Robin Bolian (France) 2000€ 5 Ivan Federico (Italy) 1500€ 6 Jaime Mateu (Euskadi) 1200€ 7 Jacob Welsh (USA) 1000€ 8 Jordan Thackeray (UK) 900€ 9 Ian Campbell (Euskadi) 800€ 10 Sox Watkins (UK) 700€ 11 Simon Karlsson (Sweden) 600€ 12 Grant Taylor (USA) 500€ 13 Philip Eidenborg (Sweden) 400€ 14 George Poole (France) 300€ 15 Rune Glifberg (Denmark) 200€ 16 Yago Dominguez (Euskadi) 100€ BEST TRICK Aron Buzas (Sweden) 1000€ fs noseblunt on the Deathbox, yes that really happened. MASTERS 1 Nicky Guerrero (Denmark) 4000€ 2 Pat Ngoho (USA) 1800€ 3 Omar Hassan (USA) 800€ 4 Alain Goikoetxea (Euskadi) 700€ 5 Diego Doural (Euskadi) 600€ 6 Jorge Ladas Amarilla (Argentina) 500€ 7 Txufo (Euskadi) 300€ 8Txus Dominguez (Euskadi) 200€ WOMEN 1 Yndiara Asp (Brasil) 4000€ 2 Amelia Brodka (Poland) 1800€ 3 Chloé Bernard (France) 800€ 4 Paula Flores (Spain) 700€ 5 Catherine Marquis 5germany) 600€ 6 Iraia Escobar (Euskadi) 500€ 7 Idoia Casas (Euskadi) 300€ 8 Erica Caballero (Euskadi) 200€ Watch the Pro Finals replay here: Watch the Masters Finals replay here: Watch the Womens Finals replay here:   CLICK FOR DAY 1 FULL RECAP    Yndiara Asp took the win in the women division free makeup station with Steph Nurding back on her feet after a bad slam on day1 Room with a view Yndiara Aron Buzas fs noseblunt in the deathbox for the best trick CJ Collins CJ Collins floating high check out foot placement CJ Collins Event host Alain Goikoetxea Grant Taylor Nicky Guerrero took the win in the Masters division Nicky Guerrero Omar Hassan fs lip Rune Glifbarg frontside floater Yndiara Asp CJ Collins and Nicky Guerrero on the podium   Yndiara Asp   young buck Marcel Cama spinning 540 degrees   CJ Collins for the win CJ with some more crowd pleasers   Engorrile Jaime Mateu skated with a busted ankle all weekend judges Dani Lozano Vincent Matheron Javier Mendizabal and Julian Dykmans kids were amped Omar ready for his signature lipslide entry Sox always all smiles view from the Hill Credit photos: Daniel Cabral and Vincent Coupeau    
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Euskaltel La Kantera Pro presented by Volcom - Day 1 Recap
Great day of skateboarding on the first day of the Euskaltel La Kantera Pro presented by Volcom. For the very first time the contest hosted a women division, and Yndiara Asp qualified first for Saturdays finals, with some tricks that some Pros would like to get in their bag. A bunch of legends such as Nicky Guerrero and Omar Hassan signed up in Masters division and local host Alain Goikoetxea made his debut in this category with qualifying in first, destroying his home park like only him knows how to. In the Pro division, qualifiers went down and the action didn t stop, skaters battled for 9 spots to join the 7 invited pros of the Saturday semifinals (Grant Taylor, CJ Collins, Kalle Berglind, Ivan Federico, Danny Leon, Robin Bolian and Rune Glifberg). Unfortunately young sensation Marcel Cama didn t make the cut as well as Swedish smooth operator Aron Buzas, see full results below. The day ended with big concerts for all and competitors BBQ behind the ruins to keep the vibes high. Stay tuned for finals day today and if you can t make it, check out the live webcast from 4pm CET lakanterapro.com Also don t miss the shenanigans and behind the scenes @volcomskate #lakanterapro  
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#ThisFirst ...Make Your Passion Your Paycheck
We're searching the Earth, looking for 15 people who are ready to make their passion their paycheck. 15 people who are ready to say, "F@%k That. This First." So what's your "This"? That one thing more than anything in your life that you are passionate about doing and would love to be able to make your full-time gig. Tell us by entering Volcom's #ThisFirst contest for the chance to win the opportunity to get paid by Volcom while you spend six weeks focusing on your "this". Applying is easy; we've thrown out the traditional job application and replaced it with one simple question, "What's your 'This' and what would it mean to you to put #ThisFirst?". Starting today, you can choose to submit your application with either a video or photo in a comment on our Facebook post or by making a new video or photo post with a caption to your Instagram (don't forget those hashtags); visit the ThisFirst contest page for further details and which is also where you can enter your submission directly to us. Why choose between doing what you love and doing what pays? Let Volcom give you that extra push to prioritize your passion. But don't wait, applications are only being accepted through June 21, 2017. Apply Now NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the following countries: the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec); France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom; Australia and New Zealand; Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay; Japan; China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand, who are 16 years of age or older as of date of entry. Starts 12:00 AM ET on June 8, 2017 and ends 11:59 PM ET on June 21, 2017. The Volcom #ThisFirst Contest is sponsored by Volcom LLC. Void where prohibited/restricted by law. For complete details, see Official Rules at www.Volcom.com/ThisFirst.
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Interview with Alec Majerus on Cancel History
About a month or so ago we had an idea to have a skateboarder, surfer and snowboarder do all 3 board sports in the same day to celebrate the release of our Cancel History collection. Southern California is one of the few places where we could actually pull this off, so we enlisted skateboarders Alec Majerus, Omar Hassan, legendary snowboarder Jamie Lynn and surfer Noa Deane to hit the slopes of Mt. High, waves of Newport Beach and our very own skatepark here at Volcom HQ. Outfitted in original Volcom tee designs from the 90's it was just like the old days, 20 plus years later, but the vibe and true Volcom spirit was still the same. Snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding in the same day is no easy task, so we decided to have a brief chat with Alec Majerus, who he was actually snowboarding up in Big Sky, Montana with his family, to get his take on the day. Hey Alec, how is it going what you been up to? Good man, just been skating and snowboarding a lot lately. We know your rip on a skateboard, but how long have you been snowboarding and surfing? I've been snowboarding since I was like 8. I've only surfed a few times though Alec spraying powder at Mt. High I heard you and your friends were psyched on snowboarding, surfing and skating in the same day, have you ever tried to do that before? Nah I haven't done that before. It's always been a goal of mine. What was the hardest part? The snowboarding, surfing or skating? The surfing was so hard because the waves were pretty big and I was getting smoked Noa Deane and Alec getting ready to surf. How much did you snowboard back home in Minnesota? I used to do a lot of backyard snowboarding growing up because I couldn't skate. A lot of people say snowboarding and skateboarding are very similar but still different, what are your thoughts? Do you find snowboarding easier since you rip so hard on a skateboard? Yea I think if you can skate you can easily learn to snowboard and vice versa You’ve skated some pretty monster rails but have you ever hit one on a snowboard? Yea I lipslid and 5050 on a 16 when I was younger Noa, Alec and Omar post surf sesh I remember you were living in a studio apartment in Huntington Beach with all your Minnesota homies for a minute. Did you ever surf when you were living by the beach? Nah, I didn't surf until I moved to Costa Mesa. Wish I would have took advantage of that though! Between the dudes you did this epic day with, Jamie Lynne, Noa Deane and Omar Hassan, who were you more impressed with as far watching them do a board sport they’re not known for? Noa said he had never snowboarded before and we took him to the top and he did it without falling. I was tripping on that. After snowboarding and surfing Alec still had enough fuel in the tank to pop off the walls. Lastly, what do you got planned for the rest of 2017? Aren’t you putting working on a homie video? I don't know man, the homie bailed back to Minnesota and is over filming so that's botched. Filming a part with Ant Travis though. CLICK HERE to watch the video and check out the entire Cancel History collection!
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Volcom Took over Hotel Steyne for a Week of Madness!
Last week Volcom was thrilled to take over Hotel Steyne in Manly, New South Wales, Australia for Riders Week, a week full of art, music, skating, parties, giveaways, movie premieres, team signings, and more! Thousands of people cruised through all week to catch live paintings from artists such as Anthony Lister, Gemma O'Brien, and Ozzie Wright, jam to some rad tunes from Ozzie, Noa Deane's band Blister, Andrew Doheny's band Power Lunch, Bleeding Knees Club, and others, and catch a glimpse of some mini-ramp skating from dudes like Pedro Barros, Jackson Pilz, Grant Taylor, Dane Burman, and CJ Collins. But that's not all. This seven day event had much more to witness, and we've got it all for your below. Gemma O'Brien timelapse @ Hotel Steyne... Anthony Lister took to the wall to spray paint an eagle... All photos by Andrew Christie (unless otherwise noted) NIGHT 1 - Monday, February 27 Monday was the launch of the Volcom X Hotel Steyne Riders Week, and we kicked things off immediately with one of Australia's beloved characters, Ozzie Wright showing off his skills with the spray cans. He was posted up above the courtyard spray painting a live mural on a row boat for the keen crowd to enjoy. The pool room was emptied for the crazy-talented Gemma O'Brien to work her magic, painting a huge mural which wrapped around the walls of the room. The skate ramp was set up and a couple of our team riders: Dane Burman, Jackson Pilz and Shane Azar, shredded for an hour to a beer-thirsty crowd. Our nightly trivia, hosted by MC Azar, ignited where we saw some super frothed groms and adults walk away with some insane gear, which helped fuel those stoke levels. Hotel Steyne was the place to be all week long! Jamie Browne Volcom tee pictured. Mitch Coleborn, Andrew "Droid" Doheny, Ozzie Wright, and Noa Deane watching the skate team on the mini ramp. Gemma O'Brien working on the mural she created in the pool room. Mitch and Ozzie, some good 'ol fashion hang time! Miguel Tudela (left), Noa Deane (middle), Ozzie Wright (right). Ozzie painted the Surf Boat on the roof! Part of the crew from Ozzie's perspective while he was up there painting. Torpedo-lookin' boat + Noa Deane's surfboard on display. Noa hangin' with Volcom Skate Team riders Jackson Pilz + Reece Warren. Jackson on the mini. Dane Burman smith grinding the Volcom mini ramp at the Hotel Steyne. Jackson at it again. This ramp was a hot spot to be the entire week. Got super crowded, and wild, but managed to stay intact 'til the end. (We can't say the same for everyone who attended.) Mitch messing up Gemma's mural. JK, he lent a helping hand on the then-work-in-progress while she focused on the, let's say,  more important pieces. Yeah, let's go with that. Ozzie wanted to help, too, so he grabbed a brush and took to the wall. Once the night lights came on, the zombies awoke and things got weird. But, a good weird, of course. Gemma O'Brien, mural by day, mural by night! Getting there... Hotel Steyne was rad enough to Gemma do her magic, so here's her appreciation-piece, part of the entire mural. Gemma has a very distinct approach to her art. It's appreciated, and purposeful. Check out some of her tutorials HERE on calligraphy, typography, and more! Night 2 - Tuesday, February 28 Tuesday saw Gemma O'Brien put the finishing touches on her mural in the pool room, while Anthony Lister busted out the spray cans to paint a live mural for the onlookers in the courtyard. We saw lots of dudes showing off their talents on the mini ramp, and team rider Dane Burman even jumped on the ramp to roll with them and no doubt make their day. Gemma continued her mural on Night 2 of the event. She studied the piece for a long time to make sure everything was to her liking. ...is alive and well. It's crazy how you can start with a blank wall, use so much paint, make so much art, and leave the space looking like this. Gemma is a perfectionist, and it shows. Very fine lines and coordination between each segment. Anthony Lister painted a huge eagle in the middle of the hotel bar area. People were stoked to check it out and ask him tons of questions. A slight different approach to his art than Gemma, but nonetheless, equally as talented. The eagle and the Lister. Ozzie takin' a break from his project, hangin' with some of the boys. Volcom beer tap! The walls were plastered with some Volcom art from the ages! If you tell us you've never once said this in your early beer-drinkin' days, we'll tell you that's a lie. Groms were stoked to chat with Ozzie and Lister, and give it a go on the mini ramp. What do you think these dudes were talking about? Art? Skating? Sustainability initiatives? Probably the latter... Some of Newport Beach's finest made their way to Australia! Filmmaker Matt Tromberg and pro surfer Ford Archbold sharing some laughs (well, at least Ford is) with buddy Ozzie. Some onlookers at Lister's eagle. Done-zo. Creepers... Mitch loves this shirt.   Night 3 - Wednesday, March 1 The last couple of nights have been 6ft & offshore down at the pub! Wednesday night included the Boarders Skate store Mini Ramp Jam, Metal Neck 2 – The Bang Over movie premiere, followed by the Gold Coast garage rock band The Bleeding Knees Club, fronted by Alex Wall. Drinks were flowing, stories were shared, and everyone was shredding. Groms loaded up the ramp. Arm casts and all! Little buddy! Each night there was some trivia for rad prizes, and here is Volcom Australia's Shane Azar quizzing this grom in the foreground. Groms are always stoked on stickers! That, my friends, will never go out of style. The ramp was mini, but packed full of fun. The 'Best Trick Comp' at the pub went off! Dudes were trying all sorts of weird things, and in strange outfits. Keep scrolling... Crowd filled in, music turned up, and so did the competition! Mini ramp kickflip. This guy really set it off with dropping in from the second level. ...and continuing his run to the mini. That's one way to ride a ramp! The Hotel Steyne filled up every night by sundown. Can't tell if he's jumping off the second level, or if this is just a high air. Either way, the landing isn't looking promising. Beers and whistles! Sounds like the name of a bar. Is it? Mini shredders on the mini ramp gettin' in some action. What in the bejesus. 1 of 4 2 of 4 3 of 4 4 of 4 - Yep, we all saw that comin' No one was using this table, right? No one got seriously injured on this ramp. Although this table may have been destroyed. Raffle winner of Droid's surfboard. Stoked! Metal Neck 2 movie screening at the Moonshine Bar. The crowd was packed in tight, and the kids were all right! Euro skate bros, and a Greyson Fletcher photo bomb! Volcom surf team rider Miguel Tudela (stripped tee) and part of his crew enjoying the night. Someone looks like they're getting chewed out! In all fun, though, right? Fair go for dogs? Droid, droiding. Droid hangin' with Greyson Fletcher and friends. Volcom's VP of Surf, Brad Dougherty, flew over from California to hang with all the boys! Just some happy girls having some Coronas. What's wrong with that?! Nothing! Endless Coronas were on tap. Miguel Tudela and... friends! Night 3 fun! Couple dudes. More dudes. Some groms getting rowdy to the band. The Bleeding Knees Club performed at the end of the night. This is frontman, Alex Wall. Alex Wall The Bleeding Knees Club   Night 4 - Thursday, March 2 Thursday night included the Surfing World Reelers short film competition awards, Volcom X Vans Pro Skate Team mini ramp demo (which unfortunately got rained out after the first hour, but we still ripped), and to end the night we had the band The Mammals and Flower Truck rock out in the Moonshine Bar! He's an innovator. The innovator and Mitch Coleborn. David Vlug testing the new beer cozies. Ozzie's finished boat alongside Volcom team rider boards that were up for grabs! Boards from left to right: Mitch Coleborn, Ozzie Wright, Noa Deane. Tons of hats and totes were printed on all week and given out to the eager guests. Aime Maisse loves the night vibes! Jackson Pilz throwing his board around during the Pro Demo. Young ripper Ethan Copeland helped rally the crowd. Straight up! It was a solid night of skating... ...for most Night jams! The crowd got down to some epic tunes from some local artists. Volcom team rider CJ Collins is the demo KING! (photo: Anthony Mapstone) photo: Anthony Mapstone photo: Anthony Mapstone photo: Anthony Mapstone   Night 5 - Friday, March 3 Friday night was a little more mellow on the scale of the week, but nonetheless, still cranked out a good time. We had our daily trivia running with lots of prizes won and we saw the bands Los Tones supported by Jackie Brown Jnr. The night ended fairly early in order to get ready for the following night's end-of-week blowout with the heavy lineup (scroll down to see). Everyone loves promo girls. None other than legendary surfer Christian Fletcher showed up for a good time! This girl showing the boys how to dance and let loose! Some interesting moments happened. This was one of them. These boards were raffled off to a stoked crowd. Can you guess which one is Ozzie Wright's?! The setting was pleasant, the people were nice, and friends were made. The bands each night shifted the crowd into another mode. Was she starstruck, overcome with excitement, or scared? You be the judge.   Night 6 - Saturday, March 4 Saturday was turned up to eleven with 'The Paradise Club' party combined with STAB which went down at the Moonshine Bar with performances by Noa Deane’s band Blister, Andrew Doheny’s band Power Lunch, and Ozzie Wright! The entrance line for Hotel Steyne was one of the biggest lines ever seen and the night was definitely one for the history books! "Hurry, she's not looking!" What in the bejesus. Bati Rum mixers with the girls. Volcom X Stab's "Paradise Club" party @ the Moonshine Bar. Su Young Choi with the crew! One of the lucky board-giveaway winners! Mitch Coleborn's board winner! Ozzie Wright's board winner. This guy was the perfect fit for that board. He was stoked. Ozzie Wright kicked off the night in his classic white Ozzie shades. Noa Deane + Ozzie Wright jammed together to get the crowd off their feet. Check these dudes in the front. They're living it! Blister, Noa Deane's band, kicked off right after Ozzie. Lighting is A+ here. Noa Deane + his band Blister. Read more on Noa and Blister HERE. The crowd got so hyped off the tunes that the place nearly got shut down. Luckily, they were able to be tamed (the crowd, not the management) and the night continued long into the wee hours. Battle dance? Noa tuning his guitar before jamming to the rowdy and alcohol-infused crowd. How's that Volcom 90's tee?! Get yourself one HERE! Done-zo. Noa Deane. Droid's band Power Lunch was going on after Blister. Here's Droid gettin' some assistance from buddy Noa. Face paint, check. Not everyone naturally looked like this by Day 6 of the event, but some did. The boys. Christian Fletcher, Noa Deane, Greyson Fletcher, Ozzie Wright. Frontman for Power Lunch, Droid, gettin' into rhythm. Ozzie, front row at the Droid Power Lunch show! Droid 1 Droid 2 Little bit of that old school rock 'n rock channeling through Droid.