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Volcom Stone's Wild In The Parks Championships 2013

Volcom’s 2013 Wild in the Parks tour came to a climactic end at the company’s headquarters Saturday, October 19, 2013!

The 2013 series has scoured the globe to find the best young prospects that skateboarding has to offer.  After six months and 11 tour stops, more then 140 highly talented competitors made their way to Costa Mesa, California in pursuit of Volcom’s $15,000 cash purse and the title of 2013 ‘WITP’ champion. With the stage set, the action was underway!

A packed crowd of professional skateboarders, industry heavyweights, and skateboarding enthusiasts set the scene, as the 14 & Under Division got down to business. Alex Midler was a force to be reckoned with as he destroyed everything in his path with technical perfection.  Alex landed both bs and fs 270 lips on the handrail in zone 1, kickflip bs lip from the euro gap to rail in zone 3, nollie fs feeble on the rainbow rail in zone 2, and many more throughout.  If that wasn’t enough to claim 1st, Alex secured the win by landing a buzzer-beating bs 270 kickflip lipslide on the handrail as the crowd erupted in disbelief.  Tanner Oliver was right behind Alex impressing the judges with a clean bs smith bs 180 out on the zone 2 rainbow rail, bs kickflip over the euro gap to flat in zone 3, and finished things out with a redeeming bs tail shuv out on the zone 1 hubba to lock down 2nd place.   Gilbert Estrada rounded out the top 3 by ripping a sw 360 flip down the stair set in zone 1, a bs bigger flip up the zone 3 euro, and put down a crowd-wowing hardflip late fs 180 on the zone 2 pyramid. These young guns all displayed why skateboarding has a bright future.

Henry Garland Getting Heavy With This Bs 180 Nosegrind

Henry Gartland Getting Down With This Bs 180 Nosegrind

Gilbert Estrada Went Swich With His 360 Kickflip Selection

Gilbert Estrada Went Swtich With His 360 Kickflip Selection

Alex Mider Caught In The Act Of This Kickflip Bs Lip From The Euro Gap To Rail

Alex Midler's Perfect Kickflip Bs Lip From The Euro Gap To Rail

Alex Mider Getting High Fives From Everyone

Alex Midler Getting High Fives From Everyone

The 15 & Over Division was next to attack the zones like a wolf stalking a lone sheep that had lost its herd.  Mason Coletti made his presence known immediately by landing 5 heavy tricks that traversed all 3 zones in less than a minute.  This was extra impressive since Mason had recently recovered from a broken kneecap that left him sidelined for over 6 weeks. Mason pulled many noteworthy tricks including an impossible lipslide on the zone 2 rainbow rail, alley oop fs 180 sw bs crook on the hubba in zone 1, and a gnarly kickflip fs 50-50 from bank to rail in zone 3 for the win.  Tanner Van Vark didn’t waste any time getting the juices flowing before putting on a show.  He stomped out a hardflip across the pyramid in zone 2, a fakie ollie sw bs crooked to regs on the hubba in zone 1, and finished his performance with a perfect lipslide transfer into the jersey barrier in zone 3. His performance was very impressive as he secured the 2nd place position.  Nathan Hammond also mixed it up as he blasted a powerful bs kickflip over the down rail in zone 1, a fakie full cab down the stairs, and hammered out a huge ollie late fs shuv down the euro gap to flat. Nathan proved that you “don’t mess with Texas” and placed 3rd as time expired.

Tanner Van Vark Taking A Hardflip Bank-To-Bank In Zone 2

Tanner Van Vark Taking A Hardflip Across The Zone 2 Pyramid

Jake Rogers Blowing Minds As He Nollie Lazer Flips To Bs Boardslide In Zone 2

Jake Rogers Blowing Minds With A Nollie Lazer Flip Boardslide

Mason Coletti Can Hardflip Bs Lip As You Can See Here

Mason Coletti Can Hardflip Bs Lip

Everyone Was Stoked To Get In On Some Custom Volcom Games And Free Hats

Everyone Was Stoked To Play The Custom Volcom Games And Make Their One-Of-A-Kind Volcom Hats

Free Food And Drinks Were Served Up By Richard Woolcott And David González

Free Food And Drinks Were Served To The Masses By Richard Woolcott And David González

The Open Division was now ready to finish things off as a full moon cast its rays onto the skatepark from above. Dashawn Jordan dropped the gloves immediately by landing a bs bigger flip over the euro gap to flat in zone 3, a hard flip fs board on the zone 1 handrail, a next try bs bigger flip fs board on the handrail, a huge fakie fs kickflip over the hip in zone 2, and many more to take the title of 2013 WITP Open Division Champion! Tyson Bowerbank was trading punches with Dashawn the entire way.  Tyson rattled off many technical tricks including a kickflip fs nosegrind pop out off the creeper ledge in zone 3, a fs 360 kickflip over the hip in zone 2, and a perfect over the bolts bs 360 bigflip down the stairset in zone 1 for a well deserved 2nd place finish.  Chris Gregson was next to show his presence by stepping into the ring. Chris is always a crowd favorite by skating fast and destroying everything in his path.  He laid down a stylish bs noseblunt to fakie on the jersey barrier in zone 3, blasted a 15 stair-sized fs flip down the 7 stair in zone 1, and capped it all off with  a massive fs 360 across the pyramid in zone 2. Chris performed very well and took home the bronze podium position.  These guys truly raised the level of skateboarding and set the bar even higher than expected.

Miles Canevello Was Having A Blast All Day Long

Miles Canevello Was Having A Blast All Day Long

Tyler Thomas Gapping To Tail In Zone 2

Tyler Thomas Gapping To Tail In Zone 2

A Perfect Fs Feeble Caught Through The Eye Of The Stone

A Perfect Switch Fs Feeble Caught Through The Eye Of The Stone

Julian Christianson Had The Crowd Go Wild After This Sw Inward Heel Tail 270 Out

Julian Christianson Had The Crowd Go Wild After This Sw Inward Heel Tail 270 Out

Chris Gregson Getting Nose Blunted On The Banked Quarter Pipe

Chris Gregson Getting Nose Blunted On The Banked Quarter Pipe

Tyson Bowerbank Dialed In This Fs 360 Kickflip On The Pyramid

Tyson Bowerbank Dialed In This Fs 360 Kickflip On The Pyramid

Dashawn Jordan Handling A Switch Bs Crooked Grind In Zone 1

Dashawn Jordan Handling A Nose Grind In Zone 1

Thank you to Alexis Rivera, Alex Wright, Harris Hutchison, Kyle McCabe, Brian Mack, and Jake Smith for their superb scoring skills. Thanks to Ben Karpinski and Chris Martinez for shooting photos. Thank you to Remy Stratton, Kurt Thayer, Tyler Vandora, Huck Rosa (video), Daniel Cabral, Jeff Arnold, Melissa Lyman, Sam King, Logan Strook, and all the Volcom family for the logistical support throughout the day. We would also like to thank everyone that has been apart of the entire 2013 Wild In The Parks tour. Lastly, thank you to our gracious tour sponsors (below) for supporting youth skateboarding and the entire tour.

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Custom Trophies, Prizes, Judges and Hi-Chew Winners Shane Short And Miles Canevello

Custom Trophies, Prizes, Judges, and Hi-Chew Winners Shane Short And Miles Canevello

Results:

14 & Under Division Champions:
1st: Alex Midler (California) -$1,400
2nd: Tanner Oliver (Utah) - $1,200
3rd: Gilbert Estrada (Arizona) - $900
4th: Henry Gartland (Minnesota) - $500
5th: Jackson Parrish (Minnesota) - $250

14 & Under Division Champions

14 & Under Division Champions

15 & Over Division Champions:
1st: Mason Coletti (California) - $1,400
2nd: Tanner Van Vark (Minnesota) - $1,200
3rd: Nathan Lee Hammond (Texas) - $900
4th: Aidan Chamberlain (Utah) - $500
5th: Jace Torkelson (Minnesota) - $250

15 & Over Division Champions

15 & Over Division Champions

Open Division Champions:
1st: Dashawn Jordan (Arizona) - $2000
2nd: Tyson Bowerbank (Utah) - $1,750
3rd: Chris Gregson (California) – $1,500
4th: Julian Christianson (Colorado) - $750
5th: Gard Hvaara (Norway) - $500

Open Division Champions

Open Division Champions

Everyone Loves A Good Product Toss

Everyone Loves A Good Product Toss

CAVE Performed Live As The Product Toss Was Going Off

CAVE Performed Live As The Product Toss Was Going Off

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Surf
A Candid Photo Journal: Puerto Rico w/ Noa, Yago, Droid, Mauro
Puerto Rico has been an increasingly popular destination for surfers around the world ever since the 1968 World Surfing Championships were held there, and for good reason. Along with the hundreds of reefs, points and tropical beaches, favorable winds to the north, and crystalline blue water, its diverse natural scenery and renowned traditional cuisines make this Caribbean island a favorite among many. As a surfer, you're focusing most on the waves. But what other advantages does Puerto Rico have? Crowds? Those are ubiquitous these days, so we can throw that out. Hazards? There are always a couple. But when you go down the list of notable spots, from Parking Lots to Maria's to Los Tubos to Middles to Aviones (the list goes on), you're sure to score some waves any season you visit. Right? Wrong. Maybe that's right, but not for Noa Deane, Yago Dora, Andrew Doheny, and Mauro Diaz. Noa, Yago, and Andrew recently travelled to Puerto Rico to meet up with Mauro (who lives in PR) and Richie Olivares (Volcom's Global Surf Team Manager) to try and score some clips for a new edit. After driving around a ton searching for waves, taking a mini jet to a neighboring island, and returning to the same fruitless conditions, the boys needed to shift their focus. And they did. When you have a diverse group like this, you are never bored. From Noa's 'welcome to the team' surprise, to the sharpie incidents, to the Pelican Man, there was no shortage of memorable times. See below for a Q&A from the guys, along with a selection of behind-the-scenes and lifestyle film photos from photographers Tom Carey and Scott Stinnett. WEIRD? Meeting the Pelican Man, who literally could talk to the pelicans and tell them what to do, seriously. I guess he was featured on the National Geographic cover once. He would rescue wounded pelicans and by the time we met him he had a full flock under his wing. CREW? Droid and Noa were inseparable the whole trip, constantly making music, writing songs, playing guitar. While Yago would just quietly eat his candy and then boost eight foot airs. Mauro was just soaking it all in and was stoked to be there. FOOD? Meal of the trip was Pinchos? Peenchos? I dunno how to spell or pronounce it, but it's basically sketchy 'chicken' on a stick and sold on the side of the road. DRINK? Drink of the trip was Pina Coladas! So many Pina Coladas. FAVORITE? Favorite moment of the trip was when everyone conspired to welcome Noa to the team by smashing a pie in his face. So while Noa, unknowingly, jammed out on his guitar, Yago snuck up behind him with a pie and smashed it in his face! I think Richie yelled "welcome to the team, grom!" and then Noa smeared more of it all over his face and started chugging whip cream while everyone cheered. It was great. SHARPIE? If you fell asleep early enough, Noa and Droid would hunt you down with a sharpie and vandalize your face. I think Nate Leal got the worst of it. SURF? It was full moon when we were in Tortola and the main spot we surfed the whole trip was in front of a shanty bar called Bombas, which was literally held together by string and beach wood and halfway underwater already. It looked like a big enough wave would knock the whole thing down. They had a legendary party on the night of the full moon and they were serving some beverages that made us hallucinate. It was wild!   Below photos: Tom Carey Camera: Canon AF35M & Disposable Cheers, mon! Yago, Noa, and Droid taking down some Red Stripes pre-flight. Beer of choice for El Caribe. Droid loves to sleep. Is he sleeping here? Here's Noa wondering the same thing. Small planes are convenient (and sketchy) when you need to jump from island-to-island to search for waves. Grid-locked! You can bet on Yago to always be prepared for a surf. We also discovered he always has extra fin keys. Good man to bring on a trip! Tradewinds in Puerto Rico can sometimes make for chilly weather. But Tradewinds or not, sunny or cloudy, Noa is always rockin' his favorite jeans. Mauro Dora and Yago Diaz?! Surf trips sound so fun, right? Especially to places far from home, and they are. But, people forget it's full of multiple airports, long car rides, lack of sleep, and sometimes getting skunked on waves. Here's Droid at the culmination of it all. Noa trying to make the car rides a little more entertaining for the group. After flying-high all week, Yago indulges on a couple glasses of vino on his last night of the trip. Nate Leal and Scott Stinnett (background left & right), are the go-to filmers for the Volcom Surf Team. These dudes are always on it! What we can take away from this photo is that more sunscreen was needed! Yago channeling some Tony Alva? Scott Stinnett. Cops are always on the lookout. "Yeah, it's a bit windy, but..." Sleeper boy. Noa knocked out from rocking too hard and drinking too much water. Droid's bringing back the classic Black Fly's look. Y'all been to Pusser's? Phone rings... "It's Ozzie! Oh, snap, my rent's due!" House view. Droid sometimes sleeps with his eyes open. It's creepy, but pretty funny! Yes, airports are full of freaks! The name of this airplane is quite accurate. Whatever you do, don't look down! Scared, psyched, confused, or all the above? Touchdown! This place ruled. Yago always packing the late night snacks. This dude loves chocolate. Droid rockin' the Mag Vibes Stoneys and Yago rockin' the Macaw Mods! Mauro Diaz is always Gozando! (Having a good time.) Noa greeting the Shark's Cove of the Caribbean! Why did we have a fart machine? Who knows. But when you play this thing through a mini amp, it will have you in tears. This literally went on for a couple hours... Nate, bummed his phone broke and couldn't Tinder. The pie in the face wasn't enough, and Noa wanted more! Noa making Richie and Droid some tasty treats. Egg in hole? Egg in basket? Whatever it was, it ruled. Noa loves to prank people, and here is proof! So, don't fall asleep before him. Looks like Tom Carey didn't get the message. Checking emails? On Instagram? Whatever, it's too late for photos. Noa's first boards with the Stone! Yes, Droid sleeps with his guitar, day and night. Below photos: Scott Stinnett Cameras: Yashica T4 and Widelux Boarding the mini jet. Yago's candy stash. Airport lobby jam sash with Droid and Noa. Maybe just Droid. Droid, zorched. Beers and champagne. Why not?! Seriously lost! Tom Carey trying to figure out where they are while Noa sleeps one off. Mind surfing. We did that a lot due to the lacking of waves. Few spots had potential, and we found some fun waves, but not a ton. Everyone wants a photo with Droid. Mauro Diaz. Checking this spot called Middles, which had a couple waves on offer. Yago Dora. This is Tortola. And it's an amazing place to visit. Free samples of Pina Coladas on the house! Noa and Droid. This was the last night in Puerto Rico. Full crew! These rocks were super sharp, but made for some cool, Mars-lookin' landscape. Droid and Noa taking in the amazing view we had. What a way to wake up. Droid. Yago, the pelican whisperer. OK, Noa is a pelican whisperer, too. Yago, Noa, Droid, trying to write some songs in the lobby. You can see Droid here has taken a new approach to the word "downtime." Downtime again with Droid. Cool path we found to some waves! Droid resting his eyes. Droid jam session. Droid sleep session. Yago with somewhat of a swan dive. Noa and Droid hanging out on the porch of our spot. Found a dude who was driving this and asked if we could take some pictures with it. He was stoked, and more than willing to let us do it. Thanks, man, this is rad! So sick. Sincerely, yours truly. The Pelican Man hooked us up with some free lessons on how to care for them and feed them. It was actually pretty cool, and Noa and Yago turned out to be experts at the trade. Noa mid-jump, or fall, or step-off, or whatever. Not a very enthusiastic jump, but we'll take it! Buddies. Noa and Yago enjoying the Caribbean. Cool angle of Yago floating in the sea. Yago. Mauro showing us some spots. Room with a view! Yago. See you, dudes, next time!   Related stories: Indo Boat Trip with Volcom Surf Team - Candid Photo Journal Episode 3 of Welcome To Water, Indonesia - Candid Photo Journal Hawaii Campaign Shoot - Candid Photo Journal
Surf
Behind The Scenes On The Exit The Earthly Film Shoot With The Volcom Team
Exit The Earthly, the ridiculous and psychedelic surf-action-comedy-adventure short film, stars Ozzie Wright, Nate Tyler, Coco Ho, Mitch Coleborn, Maud Le Car, Dusty Payne, Yago Dora, Quincy Davis and Noa Deane as themselves, with supporting rolls played by Will Oldham and Austin Amelio.
Music
Why Blister? Why Anything? - Noa Deane gets "deep"
Don't call it surf rock! When Noa Deane isn’t surfin’ he can usually be found with a guitar in his hands channeling his alt-rock heroes Mudhoney and Melvins. Last September Noa recorded his first EP entitled barbie69 entirely by himself at his parents house in their kitchen and put it up on Bandcamp. Jamming the album for a while now, the more we listened, the more we wanted to know. So over the course of a few txt msgs we got Noa shine a little light on his music background. When did you first start playing music? What was the first instrument you learned on? When I was about 12, I had a red Fender Squire Stratocaster. You recorded the album in your parents house, what did you record on? Yeah it was in the downstairs kitchen using Garageband. You play guitar left-handed, but drum right-handed. Which hand do you write with? I write with my right hand. I guess I have a few wires crossed in my brain.Heard you own a cello, do you play that one regular or goofy? Bought one and never play it, haha.Any Aussie musicians you look up to or have influenced you? Inxs is sick and I like Silverchair too. Why Blister? Why anything? haha How’s the album doing? You only need to sell 35,000 to get a gold record in Australia, do you already know where you are going to hang yours? It's going alright. Sold $400 bucks worth, but I'll never sell that many. Haha Below's a little taste of Blister live last week in Manly, Australia during Volcom's epic week long takeover of the Hotel Steyne during Riders Week. Give Noa and Blister a follow on Instagram for more.
Skate
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!
Art
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.
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Charly Quivront Lets Loose in Hawaii
Charly Quivront, aka The Cat, is not new to this whole Hawaii thing. The young French surfer has spent many winter seasons at the Volcom Hawaii Houses surfing his brains out, hanging with the house crew dudes like Tai Vandyke and Kaimana Henry, and scoring tons of photos and video clips along the way. This season, Charly met Gabriel Novis, one of Brazil's hottest surf filmmakers, and they instantly clicked. Gabriel was itching to work on a new project, and Charly was eager to get some fresh clips online. So the boys got to work in Hawaii and turned out this killer edit. We asked Gabriel what it was like working with Charly: I have been wanting to do a raw video part for a while. Inspired on those old skateboard films that we all grew up watching, and when I heard about this Volcom kid Charly Quivront staying in Hawaii for the winter, I jumped on the opportunity. It was the perfect fit. It was super fun filming with Charly and have the opportunity to stay at the Volcom House. The vibe is just insane over there, pretty cool place to be. Charly is a raw talent. The kid is true and surf needs more people like this. He knows how to mix high perfomance surfing with real fun sessions and Hawaii was the perfect set up for this rad sunny clip! photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey Get To Know Charly Quivront Age: 21 Currently living: Hossegor Years surfing: 16 Sponsors: Volcom, ABC, FCS, Gorilla Grip, Maracuja Surf Shop Favorite spot: Lower Trestles (California) or Seignosse (France) Favorite country: Hawaii, but I need to go back to Indo Goals: Chasing good waves, having fun, and getting the best results on the QS tour! First board: BOUL surfboard made by my uncle for my third birthday Warm-ups: Listening to music when I get changed What gets you motivated to surf? Watching a good surf movie Side tracks: Party Music: PHFAT, "Light Out" Videos: Modern Collective and Lost Atlas Best style: No hipster Random information: I like brunettes Favorite Volcom Pants: Chinos Favorite Boardshorts: Mod-Tech One thing you can't leave home without: My Phone Special thanks: Specially to my parents, family, and my sponsors Fill in the blank: Hello. My name is Charly Quivront, some people call me le Chat. I would best describe my hometown as a good place to rest and see friends. I've traveled quite a bit, but by far the best place I've been is Hawaii because it's warm and there are fun waves everyday. But, by far the worse trip ever was to Canaries a couples years ago!