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  • Surf

    A day with Maud Le Car

    Follow the journey of the winners of the contest “A day with Maud Le Car” 'in Hossegor! Mathilde and Juliette have had the chance to spend a day in the world of the professional surfer. Schedule: yoga, brunch, surfing and lot of fun! A memorable adventure they briefly tell us about here! Yoga session on the beach A yoga class on the beach, an amazing surf session with a great teacher bubbly and smiley! A day that passes way too fast. Lot of gifts and surprises, we were very spoiled. A big thanks for sharing a day like this one around a common passion! ' Mathilde I could not expect to have a better day. It really passed too fast: the schedule was full of activities (yoga, brunch, shopping, surfing, restaurant ...). This experience made me loved surfing even more. Maud Le Car is a great coach this was my best session ever. 1000 thanks to Maud and all the Volcom team ' Juliette Thanks to Emma yoga teacher, Mango Tree, Chez Minus, Alex Lesbats the photographer, all Volcom Crew and Maud Le Car of course. Little brunch at the Mango Tree with some delicious smoothie, salad… Break shopping at the Volcom Store Hossegor let’s go for a surf session Some tips from the master Maud Le Car Pre-dinner drinks between girls End of the day, time to say good bye
  • Events

    Joan Duru wins the Lacanau Pro 2016

    Credit WSL In 2009, the French surfer Joan Duru, 20years old, won the Lacanau Pro against the World Tour veteran, Travis Logie (working now for the WSL). 7 years later, Joan wins again the oldest french surf contest, the 4th WQS winning of his life, and earns 1500 WQS points! Credit WSL Heat after heat, Joan showed incredible surf skills in solid conditions, scoring big numbers. The semi final with his buddy from Hossegor, Marc Lacomare was the high point of Joan’s contest where he showed that his place is well on the World Tour. Credit WSL Joan is still sitting at the 4th place of the WQS ranking, and can take a serious option for the WL 17 qualification in the next couple weeks with the European leg. Congrats Joan, that’s well deserved! Credit WSL More pictures of the event : HERE
  • Surf

    Ryan Burch in Encinitas - 4 Cities (Ep.2), Volcom Surf

    4 Cities: A new series from What Youth and Volcom Episode 2: Ryan Burch in Encinitas, CA In episode 2 we headed to the sleepy beach town of Encinitas, California to see where modern gypsy Ryan Burch honed his highly sought-after style and interpretation of surfing and craft riding. We see the waves, the shaping bays and the burrito shops that molded one of surfing’s most creative minds and styles. About 4 Cities What’s the place you spend the majority of your life like? Does it make you, you? Or do you make it you? We wanted to immerse ourselves in some of our favorite surfers hometowns to see how they blend in or stand out in their communities. photo: Michael Cukr photo: Michael Cukr EPISODE 1 Ozzie Wright in Byron Bay - 4 Cities
  • Music

    On the Road with Hinds

    Our newest campaign is a dreamy, fun filled escape into the unknown featuring our favorite girl band at the moment, Hinds! Their music captures the essence of being young, wild and free while also staying true to who they really are. Hinds is a Spanish indie rock band from Madrid. The members of Hinds are Ana Perrote (vocals, guitar), Carlotta Cosials (vocals, guitar), Amber Grimbergen (drums) and Ade Martin (bass). As individuals they are all amazing, but it’s when they combine forces that something really special happens. Their strong vocals and off-beat sound sets them apart from other garage pop bands. Carlotta Cosials (vocals, guitar) Amber Grimbergen (drums) Ade Martin (bass) Ana Perrote (vocals, guitar) With girl bands on the rise, Hinds has managed to quickly gain popularity with their powerful spirit and energy. They are more than just a band, they are a group of girls who stand up for what they believe in and who inspire others to do the same.
  • Skate

    Daan Van Der Linden is now PRO!

    At the young age of only 20 years old, Dutch phenom Daan van der Linden has accomplished a lot in the past couple years. Scoring the cover of Thrasher Magazine, The Skateboard Mag & Free Skateboard Mag as well as being added to the Vans global team, accompanied with a exclusive color-way, a killer part in our video Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening and now PRO for Anti Hero Skateboards! It all happened at the Copenhagen Pro and has been received as very well deserved. Watch some of the edits that got him into the pro ranks below and CONGRATULATIONS DAAN! One of the first edits that put Daan on everyone's radar was our Real Life Happening edit that our filmer Ant Travis put together. Made up entirely of iphone "warm up" clips, some of them are quite mind boggling and it's amazing how much board control he has. The Anti-Hero crew is a hard one to get into, they don't just put anyone on the team. Daan was being flowed Anti-hero boards from a distributor in the Netherlands and after being on a couple our trips with Grant and Pfanner, Anti-Hero decided to take him on a "family trip" to see if he vibed with the rest of the team. Judging by the two edits above it seems that he fit in just fine. See if you can spot some Volcom X AntiHero goods in there too! Lastly The Bombaklats crew out of Rotterdam just put out a video and Daan had an entire part of old and new footage, can't wait to see what the future holds or Daan!
  • Surf

    World's Best Left Hander

    Who is the world's best left hander? Jimi Hendrix? Phil Mickelson? Babe Ruth? Perhaps. But let's talk about surfing, and waves. The Pipeline left. Or to newbies, "The Banzai Pipeline." Located on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, to what many call the best and most dangerous wave in the world. Notorious for large winter swells breaking in shallow water just above a sharp and cavernous reef, has been home to countless professional surfers and has claimed, unfortunately, many lives. A world-class wave to which professional surfers gather to year-after-year to compete in the prestigious Pipeline Masters and Volcom Pipe Pro, in high hopes of being added to the iconic list of "Pipe Masters." To a casual spectator standing on the beach Pipeline may look like a repetitious, learned-wave, but for every surfer who's been courageous enough to take on that beast, knows each wave is a very different creature. The slightest hesitation, the one-second mistiming, the wrong board, can be the difference between a fatal blow and a wave of your life. Gavin Beschen, perfect timing at Pipeline. With heavy offshore winds, it's even more difficult to get in front of that wave. When you spend time and you're familiar with something, you know how it's going to act and react, and how you're going to act and react, so you're probably going to have a greater chance of playing the odds well. But no one ever feels like they have mastered Pipeline. I don't think anyone will ever feel that way. There's always some little bit more you can push it. -Kelly Slater Kelly Slater, 2016 (photo: Brian Bielmann) There are four famous waves associated with Pipeline. The left, known as Pipeline (a.k.a. First Reef), is the well-known and most photographed of the four. The right, known as Backdoor, is the same wave as Pipeline, but breaks in the other direction. Then there's Second Reef, which breaks farther outside when the swells gets larger, and Third Reef sitting way outside, which doesn't break often, but when the swells are massive, gets its chance to shine. Pipeline from above. First Reef (photo: Andrew Christie) Pipeline First Reef (foreground) throwing some massive tubes. When swells generate larger waves, Second Reef (background) breaks outside and whitewash rolls into First Reef, hitting the shallow waters throwing huge barrels (photo: Andrew Christie) So why is Pipeline the world's best left hander? Aside from the media attention, iconic surfers who've earned their reputation there: Gerry Lopez, Shaun Tomson, Mark Richards, Michael & Derek Ho, Tom Carroll, Kelly Slater, Jamie O'Brien, Andy Irons, John John Florence, etc., status as the world's most dangerous wave, and so on, it's more personal than that. Let's take a look and jot down some memorable points of difference that the Pipeline left offers more than any other single wave in the world. Here are 5 reasons why Pipeline tops all lefts in the world 1. It's hollow and powerful... No one out?! (photo: Brian Bielmann) Notice the boils on the face of the wave. These come from just underneath the water a few feet due to the shallow reef (photo: Brian Bielmann) When there is swell at Pipeline, it's nearly impossible that the left does not barrel These swells travel thousands of miles to the Pipeline shore and explode with more force than you'd like to know. Being taken out by one of these waves may just end your surfing career.   2. One wave can be the wave of your life... Gavin Beschen, local Pipeline standout, has been surfing this left since his teenage years (photo: Andrew Christie) Ecuadorian Carlos Goncalves, far from home, comes to Hawaii every winter to surf this left and is always packing heat (photo: Andrew Christie) European goofy foot shredder Joan Duru finding a clean one at Pipeline at the 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro (photo: Lugo)   3. Surfing careers are made, legends are created... Kelly Slater states Pipeline as one of his all-time favorite waves, and for good reason, too. Kelly has had tons of success in contests here, winning his first of many Pipeline Masters in the early 90s (photo: Jack Morrissey)   4. It's one of the most difficult waves to learn... 1 of 2 - Makai McNamara goes over the falls during the 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro finals - video of this fall below (photo: Brian Bielmann) 2 of 2 - Makai McNamara (photo: Brian Bielmann) Fred Patacchia, one of Hawaii's most likable humans, in a very unlikeable place on a meaty one at Pipeline (photo: Brian Bielmann) Watch some of the worst wipeouts at Pipeline during the 2016 season   5. Front row viewing experience... photo: Andrew Christie Spectators gather on the beach year-after-year to watch the Pipe Masters and Volcom Pipe Pro to get an up-close view of the world's best surfers competing at the world's best left hander (photo: Andrew Christie) Volcom Hawaii houses are stationed directly in front of Pipeline where we house team riders and employees throughout the year (photo: Andrew Christie) photo: Andrew Christie   In honor of National Left Handers Day today, let us know what your favorite left is (or left you wish to surf) in the comments below!

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Events
Volcom at Visions Festival 2016
For the second year in a row Volcom has supported the crew at Visions in London, England with their festival centred around various music venues across Hackney. This time around they hosted a fairly eclectic mix of solid acts ranging from Young Fathers, Lightning Bolt, Cate Le Bon, ESG to acts they festival wanted to highlight as up and coming. There really were some amazing shows so keep your eyes peeled for any of these acts playing shows near you! We took in a range with a little crew headed up by Ben Raemers and Harry Lintell. It is their city, so they were perfect hosts knowing all the hot spots and short cuts across the borough to eat well or just get straight to the next venue. Check it out! Dream Wife smashed it on stage. Killer name for a band, too Show Me The Body live are a thing to be witnessed. Every member of the crowd was dragged in... Everyone in Mangle getting involved Going wild .. Visions had a crew of tattoo artists there. Time for Ben to add on, right_ ...And here it is Yep. Thats right This is Jessy Lanza. This won't be the last time you hear of them Mykki Blanco wasn't really on stage that much during the set Ben Raemers & Harry Lintell - these guys are all about the downtime, huh Cate Le Bon. The Welsh girl from LA. Powerful stuff Its not just our crew who were enjoying the downtime Yep. They had a dog show. why not, eh Young Fathers headlined to a packed venue. You should go check them out Wesley Gonzalez ESG are a band I long thought were inactive. turns out this NYC post-punk outfit are still smashing it Our boy Ben. Kind of surprising how sober he looks here Our friends at the MOTH Club had the honor of hosting YAK as their headliners. I think the used every inched of the venue for the show. YAK. They covered all floor space so why not take to the air I'd never seen these before but the name was more than enough to get us over to the show. Let's Eat Grandma Fake laugh
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Volcom Art Loft Artists Share Their Sketchbooks
There's nothing quite like the endless possibilities that the blank canvas of a fresh sketchbook represents. We gathered some of the artists from the Volcom Art Loft to share how sketching has played a significant part in their lives and still continues to to this day. Pick up a Volcom sketchbook for only $10 or get it for Free when you spend $100 on volcom.com Patrick Carrie Aaron Mason Jamie Browne Kirk "Deadbird" Muesse Do you have any memories of spending time in class sketching instead of paying attention? Kirk "Deadbird" Muesse: As far back as I can recall, I've been told on many occasions that my doodling was disrespectful and would get me nowhere. My teachers were half right. Patrick Carrie: Definitely in 4th grade when I started drawing band logos and alternate album covers all over every inch of my binders. Jamie Browne: It's harder for me to remember a time I was paying attention in class instead of sketching in my books. Aaron Mason: I would ditch computer class, go to Dietrich's Coffee, and sketch what I called "Skate Ramps from Hell". The irony is now I work behind a computer all day. A page from one of Aaron's zines How do sketchbooks fit into your work today considering how much time is spent on computers now? Patrick: It's no secret I'm a much more of an analog-lover than a digital one. I'm always surrounded by my sketchbook and like, 30 post-it notes to keep track of ideas, sketches, artwork, notes and one-liners. Maybe it's 2 minutes with pen and paper for every 8 on a computer, give or take. Aaron: I have to make time, because if I don't I will have a man-tantrum. Having an art job makes it easy though. A lot of the graphics used for [Volcom] t-shirts start in my books. Deadbird: I just vomit into sketchbooks. Any idea, I try and get down. All ideas start there on their way to paintings or pixels. Jamie: Although computers are a crucial tool in the final stages of the design process and getting graphics ready to print I can’t stress enough the importance of sketchbooks in my daily life. They are where my ideas start out, scribbled at first then fleshed out, tweaked, refined or scrapped completely. Sketch books are where many of my final artworks still live and they clutter my desk at work and home. I also carry a small moleskin with me most of the time so I can sketch stuff down at the bar over a few coldies! A page from Jamie's sketchbook Are there any particular pens or pencils that are your favorites to sketching with? Aaron: Microns, X-acto blades and tears. Because I cry a lot. Jamie: I mostly work with pencils and Artline felt tip pens. Deadbird: I like Faber Castell pens, Artline pens, Poscas, Windsor Newton ink wells and good old fashioned elbow grease. Patrick: The pilot precise V5 is my go-to pen. I sometimes dabble with some Micron pens if I need more control over my line work, but the V5 is pretty clutch for most of my needs. That and fresh Sharpies®. A page from one of Patrick's sketchbooks Deadbird's sketchbook Another from Aaron Mason More from Patrick Some of Jamie's completed sketches Spend $100, get a free Sketchbook! Spend $100, get a free Sketchbook! Use coupon code SKETCHBOOK at checkout To obtain your gift with purchase on your Volcom.com purchase, customer must make an initial purchase (not including taxes or shipping) above $100 to obtain a free Sketchbook between 9:00 am PST 7/15/16 and 11:59 pm PST 8/15/16 using coupon code “SKETCHBOOK" at checkout. U.S. and Canada residents only. Returned products are not eligible for promotion. Customer may only use code on purchase from www.volcom.com. Promotion may not be applied to past purchases, taxes, shipping, or duty charges and may not be combined with any other offer, discount or coupon. Promotion may not be redeemed for cash equivalent, used to purchase gift cards or used as payment on an account. Promotion is non-transferrable. Non-U.S. residents and employees of Volcom are not eligible. Gift with purchase is subject to credit approval and product availability. Volcom reserves the right to cancel this offer at any time and to cancel order arising from pricing, technical, or other errors. Questions? Call customer service toll-free (855) 330-0188. //
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Three Days with Hairy Scalps in Les 2 Alpes!
It’s August. Meaning the odds of finding parking near the beach is proportional only to the likelihood of eyeing a free square meter of sand to drop your towel on. Then there’s the omnipresent smell of human bacon. Frying slowly in a too small pan. Not exactly the fragrance of choice of todays growing gluten-intolerant/vegan/bio/sustainability conscious youth-community. So you hop in the ocean to cool off, thinking you’ll catch a few. Forget about it. Either it’s flat, or, once the swell hits waist high, a Guinness World record attempt of trying to fit the most tourists on a party wave is taking place on every beach near you.  For the entire month of August. Last but not least (and worst of all), for reasons beyond our understanding, it appears that the trend of “Cover your nipple” instead of “Free your nipple” among female beach-visitors is spreading faster than Donald Trump can make America hate again. Whyyy? So what’s a poor soul to do to escape all this?   Eaaaasy.. Run to the hills! Run to Les Deux Alpes in France, to be specific. Up here, the air is clear,  there’s space aplenty for everyone and the temperature hovers around a comfy, activity-inspiring 20-25 degrees. (That’s 70-ies for our Gringo friends) If you’ve never been to Les Deux Alpes, then shame on you.. There’s NO BETTER PLACE to ride in Europe in Summer.  Sure, Saas Fee gets good, and so does Zermatt. But in terms of multitude of park features, vertical drop, half pipe(s) and last but not least, aprés-riding activities down in the village, no other resort even comes close.   Skating (several parks), swimming and perving on chicks at the pool or one of many nearby lakes, downhill cycling, trampolines, hitting the bars, or doing 101 other sports I won’t even start listing here, Les 2 Alpes truly has it all. It is the most complete summer riding resort in Europe. Period..  If in doubt of what to do or what’s going on, stopping by the Volcom store is always a smart move. Local legend and shop manager Yannick Amevet, of infinite Absinthe Films fame, is always up to date on what’s going on, where the cheapest beer is to be had, which girl NOT to perv on and mucho more. And he is happy to share his knowledge with you. So do swing by. What are you waiting for? Les Deux Alpes remains open until August 27th.. For more info- go here: http://www.les2alpes.com/en Why choose this? Photo: Matteo Colombo Or this? photo: surfingbiarritz.fr When you could have this Steph and Levi take in the view Unbeatable morning view Mountain life is better in boardshorts Levi says look how good the snow still is Legs or sausages? You can have both in Les 2 Alpes
Womens
Coco Ho & Georgia May Jagger in London
Coco Ho has landed in London to visit the lovely Georgia May Jagger! Within 24 hours the girls spontaneously decided to trade in their signature blonde locks for an edgier look with candy colored hair! Don't you worry, we've collected our favorite snaps that follow their journey and we're sharing them with you today! Georgia snapping a selfie with Coco in our Furcasting Jacket The girls wandering the streets of London. Coco wearing our Cozy Day Long Sleeve Flannel wrapped around her waist. The girls striking a pose in front of Bleach London - where the magic happens! Georgia getting ready to transform into an orange-hair beauty! Coco goofing off with the hair color :) Phase two... waiting for the color to process And viola! The finished product! How beautiful do these ladies look?! Coco Ho: @xococoho Georgia May Jagger: @georgiamayjagger Volcom Women's: @volcomwomens Volcom: @volcom
Surf
Volcom Stone Presents True To This: Miguel Tudela
Peru, the South American country home to the beautiful Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu (set high in the Andes Mountains), is also home to the 21-year old high-flying Peruvian surfer Miguel Tudela. Miguel has been making a name for himself by being the guy who can surf 2 foot mushy shorebreak just as good as 20 foot heavy Waimea. We've seen him charge Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu in heavy conditions, and prove his shredability in smaller waves by placing well in contests, but now Miguel is putting sheer focus and determination into his true passion: big wave surfing. Dive into his new edit, "Two To Twenty" (above) to learn more about Miguel and explore his true passion for the sport of surfing and everything which surrounds it. MIGUEL TUDELA INTERVIEW What was your first thought about this project of yours? What does it mean to you to be TRUE TO THIS? When i first find out about this project i felt soooo happy, i knew this was the perfect opportunity to show everyone who am i and what im capable of. For me being “True To This” means when you are in love of what you are doing, have a passion that will always take you to unbelievable moments in your life. If you are given the option of being invited to surf the Eddie Aikau or a WSL event, which one would you choose and why? That´s a tough one! Hahaha! If i get the chace to surf one big event i think i will go for The Eddie. It’s such a prestige event where only a few of the best surfers in the world are invited. I love charging big waves and surf among my idols would be a dream come true. What is your favorite wave in Latin America? Besides Peru of course... My favorite wave in Latam is Punta Lobos, Chile. I only surfed 3 times but i felt in love with that spot. I’m counting my days to come back there. Pico Alto means a lot to you, how was your first session out there? I heard some fun story with your dad can you share it with us? Pico Alto is my favorite wave; I remember the first time I paddle out there was when I was probably 14 or 15. I was on my way to school and my dad calls me and tells me that all of his friends are paddling out to Pico Alto and if was ready go out there with him. I felt butterflies in my stomach! I was really scared but at the same time excited so I told him I’m going with you! My dad first time in Pico Alto was when he was 13 so my goal was to surf it at his same age or before! Every time a have a beer with my dad he loves talking about his first session out there. No leashes, no wetsuits, no jet skis! Can you imagine that? I mean this waves breaks 2 miles out there! You are in the middle of nowhere! Many Hawaiians used to go down there to surf it. I have heard some really funny stories between Peru & Hawaii those years. Most funny anecdote from Volcom Hawaii House? There are plenty of good stories over there. Some of them I can’t tell even tough! Hahaha! Last year I had a pretty bad heat at Sunset I lost with 5 seconds remaining with priority over Wilko, he caught an inside wave and got the score he needed to turned the heat. I was really frustrated so I ran back to the pipe house grab my board and told everyone that I was going to catch the wave of the day. So I did! Five minutes out there and a beast came my way and I got one of the best barrels of my life. Everyone was laughing so hard! You use short boards and big guns, how many boards do you go through each year? Last year I rode 38 Channel Islands boards. Between 5’7 to 10’2! Explain your ideal surf session? My ideal surf session would be a secret A-frame spot surfing my friends and me with none stop barrels. Isn’t that every one’s dream? Hahaha! When traveling, what’s the first thing you pack? My boards! Imagine getting into the airport and realize you forgot your boards! Favorite place you’ve traveled too and with whom? My favorite place so far is Pichilemu, Chile. Such a rad place with amazing people, food and spectacular waves all around. I went there with my dad and my girlfriend. Dawn patrol or evening glass off? I love the both but if I have to choose I would go with evening glass! Best feeling in the world to end up your day with a magic sesh and a beautiful sunset.   Shop Miguel's Look Deadbeat Tee Lefty Neo Jacket Stripey Slinger Boardshorts Echo Long Sleeve Flannel New Nuevo Jammers Miguel Tudela: @migueltudelach Volcom Surf: @volcomsurf Volcom: @volcom Watch more True To This videos from Volcom: Volcom was founded in 1991 on the belief that there is a higher level of consciousness to be found within one’s self through the internal and external journeys that board-sports, music, art and film provide. The company prides itself on making quality apparel, outerwear, footwear and accessories that not only exemplify the lifestyle, but also enhance the ability to live it. By being the first to combine surfing, skating and snowboarding under one brand from inception a new future was forged and a generation of liberation was born. For over two decades Volcom has been TRUE TO THIS... the quest for Spiritual Intoxication.
Skate
Luxembourg Grand Opening Skatepark
Luxembourg wrapped up construction on a new outdoor, concrete skatepark called Peitruss Skatepark and its HUGE! The Volcom Belgium team was invited to skate some demo's at it's grand opening party, the sun was out and 1500 poeple came down to catch the action. Jonathan Vlerick, Yeelen Moens and Axel Cruysbergs were killing it as usual, check out a few pictures.