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Volcom Presents “True To This” Premiere in Buenos Aires, Argentina

San Telmo
Buenos Aires, Argentina

March 29, 2014

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Wild In The Parks - Rio Vista Skatepark, AZ 2014

Stop #11 of Volcom Stone’s Wild In The Parks took to the “Grand Canyon State” for a jam-packed event at Rio Vista Skatepark in Peoria, AZ on Saturday Sept. 20, 2014. The Phoenix area skate scene is a mix of core rippers with a full family community that supports them whole-heartedly. Each and every time a competitor landed a trick there were groups of fans cheering them on and pushing others to step it up. In a way, it seemed as if we saw a last second game winning shot every couple of minutes throughout the entire day. There was plenty to cheer about as 200 competitors pulled out all the stops for their chance to compete at the 2014 WITP $15,000 Global Championships at Volcom Headquarters on Oct. 11th in Costa Mesa, California. The Competitors Were Amping To Get The Day Started The 14 & Under Division was first to make their way into the zones to set the tone for the afternoon.  These young rippers were not shy about what needed to happen and got after it in a heartbeat.  We saw a varial heelflip down the 6 stair in zone 1, lipslide across the picnic table feature in zone 2, and a solid fs 180 over the 10 stair rail to flat in zone 3. Micah Davidson fired all day long landing a ton of tricks including a high speed boardslide down the rail in zone 3, a gap to fs 5-0 on the long hubba ledge in zone 2, and a kickflip down the 6 stair in zone 1 for the 1st place.  Roman Panell was pushing his limits as he slammed into the ground a number of times before landing a powerful hardflip down the monstrous 10 set in zone 3 that helped him into 2nd place.   Garrett Hanson was a force to be reckoned with and had a bone to pick with the big stair set in zone 3 as well.  He tried to heelflip the set over 15 times in his preliminary riding without riding away, despite having his feet on the board nearly every time.  Garrett never gave up though; he came back into finals with determination to land his heelflip. Within the first 2 tries he absolutely stomped it and pushed through the other zones to place 3rd as time ran out. Lazer Crawford Tweaks A Kickflip Up The Euro In Zone 2 On His 9th Birthday Roman Panell Drifts Over The Picnic Table In Zone 2 Micah Davidson Sends A Huge Bs 180 Down The 10 Stair In Zone 3 The 15 – 21 Division was next to try to conquer the park and battle though the other 80 riders in this division. It was a back and forth game of chess as we witnessed a 5-0 kickflip out on the hubba ledge in zone 1, a gap to smith grind over the euro gap and down the hubba in zone 2, and a nearly head splitting 50-50 through the entire flat down rail bordering the 10 stair in zone 3.  Tyler Fahey kit was looking tight as he landed a bs feeble fs 180 out on the out rail in zone 1, a 360 flip down the 10 set in zone 3, and a last second coast-to-coast crooked grind on the 40’ long flat ledge in zone 2 for the victory.  Shane Short had the juices flowing landing a Bennett grind in zone 1, a lipslide 270 out on the picnic table in zone 2, and a fs boardslide kickflip out on the flat rail in zone 3 for 2nd place honors.  Arik Griggs had the biggest fan club of the day.  They made custom red WITP t-shirts that reminded us of those that attend the Price Is Right.  The club made their presence known as Arik landed a tail slide 270 shiv-it out on the down hubba in zone 1, a locked fs nose blunt on the picnic table in zone 2, and a solid fs smith fs 180 out down the big rail in zone 3 for 3rd place. Zachary Jordan Flicking A Kickflip Out Of A 5-0 In Zone 1 Stephen Kellogg Paid The Price For This 50-50 Through The Flat Down In Zone 3, But Ended Up Getting Paid $100 And Received The Rev'd Skater Award In The End Ryan Ridder Started In a Manual Only To Powerslide Fs Boardslide Off The Picnic Table In Zone 2 Connor Carpenter Sizzles Up Some Fire Dogs For The Mass Of Hungry Competitors And Cools Them Off With The Gift Of Gatorade The 10 & Under Division Had A Blast As They Took Over The Park And Landed Some Bangers The Open/AM Division was set to take this show home as the threat of a dust storm loomed on the horizon.  This threat did not hinder the skating as these guys manhandled almost every trick in the book.   We witnessed a nollie heelflip bs crooked grind on the down hubba in zone 1, a kickflip indy grab over the picnic table in zone 2, and a board snapping, but landed, fs bigspin over the 10 set in zone 3.  Caleb Schrank was destroying all day long with tricks like his bs tail kickflip to fakie in zone 1, a fs tail slide fs big spin off the picnic table in zone 2, and capped off his 1st place performance with a fakie kickflip over the 10 set in zone 3.  Adam Arunski kept things perfectly balanced as he landed a 360 flip to 50-50 on the down bubba in zone 1, a massive sideways ollie over the picnic table in zone 2, and a gap out to lip slide on the 10 set in zone 3 for 2nd place.  CJ “buzzer beater” Bartlett landed many tricks throughout, but none more memorable then his contest ending fs 180 no-comply over the 10 that had everyone rushing him with high fives and hugs for making it.  He ended his day with a 3rd place finish and a smile on his face. Ernie Ibarra Getting On Top Of A 50-50 In Zone 2 James Goin's First Contest Since Doctors Told Him He Would Never Walk Again...True Inspiration Jacob Evans Sends This Heavenly Fs Flip Down The 10 in Zone 3 Shawn Patrick Handles Business As Adam Arunski Takes A Front Row Seat CJ Bartlett Claims The Last Trick, For The Second Year In A Row, With This Fs 180 No-Comply In Zone 3 Adam Arunski With A Beastly Sideways Ollie Over The Picnic Table In Zone 2 Caleb Schrank In Picture Perfect Position For This Bs Tailside Kickflip To Fakie In Zone 1 Thank you to Kevin Naughton and everyone at the city of Peoria for having the WITP back to Rio Vista Skatepark.  Thank you to our judges Andrew Riffle, J.R. Weston, and Al Pugh from Cowtown Skateboards for watching all the action and jotting down the scores.  Thank you to Connor Carpenter, Ryan Haneman, and Emerson for helping with the event details across the board.  Also, thank you to our full time tour sponsors, listed below, for keeping the kids stoked with all the extra goods. Rev'd Gatorade New Era Cap Kicker Audio Transworld Skate Cam Caddie Results: 14 & Under Division: 1st: Micah Davidson 2nd: Roman Panell 3rd: Garrett Hanson 4th: Lazer Crawford 5th: Armando Lerma 6th: Austin Salzman 7th: Drayden Gardner 15 – 21 Division: 1st: Tyler Fahey 2nd: Shane Short 3rd: Arik Griggs 4th: Tyler Wasmuth 5th: Stephen Kellogg 6th: Ryan Ridder 7th: Chance Carr Open/AM Division: 1st: Caleb Schrank - $250 2nd: Adam Arunski - $150 3rd: CJ Bartlett - $100 4th: Shawn Patrick 5th: Michael Eddy 6th: Blue Heady 7th: Jacob Evans Rev’d Skater Award:  Stephen Kellogg - $100 Stand Out 10 & Under:  Trey Ehinger Check Out The Wild In The Parks Facebook And Instagram For Additional Coverage Throughout The Entire 2014 Tour: Wild In The Parks Facebook Page Wild In The Parks Instagram You Cannot Beat A Good Arizona Sun Set
Surf

Unsound Pro Final Day!

New York surf culture is alive and well as the final day of the Volcom Unsound Pro kicked off in really fun 3 – 4 foot ripple surf at Lincoln Blvd.  First up was the quarter finals with the Florida boys, Jeremy Johnston, Noah Schweizer and Jensen Calloway all claiming their spots in the semis along side the in form Michael Dunphy. With the tide dropping, there were ramps to be had as Kilian took full advantage and made Lincoln Blvd look like a skatepark. The word got out and the beach started filling with frothing surf fans. As we pushed into the quarters a few upsets were had, but that’s part of the game as top seeds and past event champion Asher Nolan as well as former WCT tour competitor Benny B fell short of the final. In addition to the main event and working off the success from last years Strong Island Air show along side Balaram Stack we assembled two eight man heats with best wave taking home $500. Competitors were hucking them selves from jetty to jetty. There was lots of cool stuff going down but we decided to split the $500 pie with Cody Thompson and Rob Kelly for two pretty spectacular airs. Once the Strong Island Air show was complete we sent the Final heat out in front of a packed and enthusiastic crowd of NY Surf fans. Timing couldn’t have been better for the final of the Volcom Unsound Pro. The beach was packed and the waves were firing. Kilian got things started in the first two minutes by posting two back to back 8’s… Balaram is a local and crowd favorite, but he couldn’t quite put it together but still received a ton of love from his hometown crowd. Jeremy Johnston posted a few really good scores but nothing to compare to Kilian. Michael Dunphy has been on a tear the last few months and was the only surfer in the final that had a chance to catch up to Kilian but his streak was stopped by the smooth and radical display from our eventual event winner KILGAR! Kilian was awarded the top prize of $5000 and one of the coolest trophies for an event ever. Congrats to all the competitors and a huge thank you to Mike Nelson and Dave Juan from Unsound Surf Shop, our sponsors and new found friends in Long Beach, New York. See you next year for the 2015 Volcom Unsound Pro! Results 1st - Kilian Garland, $5,000 16.93pts.  Comb. scores of 8.73/8.20 2nd - Michael Dunphy, $1,500 14.03pts.  Comb. scores of 7.10/6.93 3rd – Jeremy Johnston, $800 12.74pts.  Comb. scores of 6.67/6.07 4th – Balaram Stack, $500 8.14pts.  Comb. scores of  4.27/3.87 And if you're interested… Top waves scores: Kilian Garland - 9.00 Leif Engstrom - 8.83 Kilian Garland - 8.77 Kilian Garland - 8.73 Kilian Garland - 8.50 Jeremy Johnston - 8.5   DAY 1 Highlights Day 2 Highlights Photo Credit: Emily Winiker & Mike Nelson Special thanks to the events sponsors: Unsound Surf Shop Spy Optic Mama Chia Drop Global NYC RevD Surf Mizu Stoked Org.
Skate

2014 Dew Tour - Brooklyn, NY

The 2014 Dew Tour stopped in Brooklyn, New York for the first time ever this past weekend and our boy Louie Lopez was there competing in the street contest. There was heavy competition with past and present SOTY's and all around rippers in the contest. The Dew Tour's new jam format made for an awesome contest and in the end Louie Lopez grabbed 3rd! Watch the edit above from Thrasher Magazine and check out some more photos below from Chris Ortiz.
Surf

Unsound Pro Day Two!

Day 2 of the Volcom Unsound Pro was a slam dunk! We made a 7 am call for a 10 am start, working around the high tide.  Waves were in the 2-3 Ft. range with a light onshore breeze, and the weather was beautiful with highs in the upper 70's and a large crowd in attendance.  By the time we started the first horn we already had over a thousand people on the beach cheering after every high score, the beach and boardwalk were packed!. We finished round 2 and 3 and will finish with the quarterfinals, semis, and final tomorrow.  Some highlights of the day were Kilian Garland's 9.0 and Noah Schweizer's on fire round 3 performance. Additional standouts  from the day included Benny B, Michael Dunphy, Rob Kelly, and Jairo Perez from Costa Rica all putting in solid performances.  Past event champion and local favorite Balaram Stack , and event standout Noah Schwiezer are still going strong and are both looking solid for a potential event win. Surfline Forecast is looking a little better tomorrow, with lights winds, and slightly bigger surf.  We Looking forward to finishing with a bang! We will have a 9am call on-site with a 10am start. Highlight of the day was the Spy Optics X Stoked Mentoring Expression Session. Eight inner city kids came out and got the 100% VIP Treatment. They spent a couple hours hanging out on the beach, touring the event site, getting a solid grip of Volcom Unsound event promo, spy sunglasses and meeting all the athletes in our VIP section.   We sent the kids out for an action packed 30 min expression session not to be forgotten alongside, Balaram Stack, Quincy Davis, Pat Schmidt, Noah Schweizer, Mike Gleason and Blake Jones. Other competitors joined the fun, including Cody Thomson, Jake Kelley, and Killian Garland.  Some pretty magical moments went down, and our competitors probably had more fun and felt more reward than the Stoked Mentoring kids.  It was the best part the day, and the whole beach felt the love. Official event forecasting provided by @Surfline   Follow the happenings at: @volcom_east @volcomsurf @unsound_surf #volcomunsoundpro   Sponsors: @dropglobal_nyc @mammachia @uppercutdeluxe @spyoptic @mizulife @Unsound_surf @Stokedorg @revdsurf
Surf

Unsound Pro Day One!

Day one of the 2014 Volcom Unsound Pro kicked off Thursday, September 18th in Long Beach, NY in fine form. Tropical Storm Edouard delivered some solid head high surf with favorable conditions for most of the day. Round of 96 started promptly at 8AM with competitors from the Caribbean, Hawaii, East and West Coasts battling it out getting one step closer to the prestigious Unsound Pro Trophy and 10,000.00 prize purse. With solid surf we were able to run a full day of competition finishing the round of 96 and 3 heats of round 2. There were very few upsets with all Volcom Team riders including Noah Schweizer making their marks in round 1. Stand outs of the day were Jeremy Johnston, with his crazy airs and fluid style, posting the highest heat total of the day. Leif Engstrom earned himself the highest wave score with an 8.83 for a single full rotation frontside air reverse. Jairo Perez, Balaram Stack, Benny B, Killian Garland and Michael Dunphy were on absolute fire and will continue their campaigns over the weekend. Volcom’s Retail tent was in full effect and set up on the newly built boardwalk at Lincoln Ave. We have the official #VolcomUnsoundPro Tee’s, Hoodies, hats and MIZU x Volcom water bottles for sale during each run day of the event as well as at Unsound Surf Shop in Long Beach, NY and the Volcom Store on Broadway in NYC. Today (Friday, September 19th) is a Lay Day and with the weather and swell looking good for the next few days, we’ll be looking for a Weekend finish. We are also excited to bring the Stoked Mentoring X Spy Optic expression session to the event on Saturday where we will pair up Volcom Team Riders including Alex Gray with 12 Kids from the stoked mentoring program in NYC. The kids will compete in a 30 min surf off alongside a talented group of professional surfers for what should be a rewarding and entertaining addition to the Volcom Unsound Pro. There’s nothing but good vibes here at the Volcom Unsound Pro! Hope you can join us over the weekend! Follow the happenings at: @volcom_east @volcomsurf @unsound_surf #volcomunsoundpro Sponsors: @dropglobal_nyc @mammachia @uppercutdeluxe @spyoptic @mizulife @Unsound_surf @Stokedorg
Music

High above L.A. with Death Valley Girls and Jennifer Herrema

Death Valley Girls are Bonnie, Rachel, Laura and Larry. Tommy is the studio dog :) They are all super easy going laid back types, so getting them in Volcom swag was a breeze. The sun was bright and hot but the beer was cold and we moved forward with the shoot like "pros". They played I shot. They drank I shot. Tommy ran around as if he were a big dog, but he probably only weighs 5 pounds. Larry decorated the walls with old girl gang posters and I played with the flash and shutter speeds while the girls organized their gear to start the jam. It was totally fun. I got my own private show and a few good pics for the road. The view was incredible…we were totally high above Los Angeles. - Jennifer Herrema Bonnie and Rachel get ready to rock. Rachel and Laura Bonnie makes her final adjustments. Ready? 1-2-3-4 Where's Bonnie?   Check out Death Valley Girls upcoming 7inch single on Lolipop Records -"Electric High" b/w "Gettin Hard" Check 'em out live on tour opening for legends Shonen Knife. Sep 30 – Los Angeles CA –Echo  w/ La Luz & Wand Oct 03 –  Pioneertown CA -Desert Stars Fest w/Dandy Warhols, Telescopes etc. Oct 04 – Joshua Tree CA – Babes Rideout 2014   w/L.A.Witch Oct 07 – San Diego CA – Casbah w/Shonen Knife Oct 08  – Los Angeles CA – Bootleg Theatre w/Shonen Knife & The Garden Oct 10 – San Francisco CA – Bottom of the Hill w/Shonen Knife Oct 11 – Portland OR – Dante’s w/Shonen Knife Oct 12 – Seattle WA – The Tractor w/Shonen Knife Oct 14 – Eugene OR-  Wandering Ghost Oct 15 – Sacramento CA - Witch Room Oct 16 – Santa Cruz CA - TBA Oct 18 – Los Angeles, CA - Cobraside w/Gateway Drugs Nov 06 – Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theatre w/Stone Foxes Death Valley Girls full length album Street Venom is out now on Burger Records.