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    Skatepark of Tampa Damn Am Select Series at Volcom HQ

    After last years epic contest, The Skatepark of Tampa crew will be back in Costa Mesa, CA for the 2015 Damn Am Select Series that is being held in our very own Volcom HQ skatepark. Check out all of the information below and recap from last years event! As always if you are in the area August 7-9th stop by to watch all of the best amateur skateboarders battle it out! DAMN AM SELECT SERIES COSTA MESA 1ST PLACE FROM FINALS QUALIFIES FOR TAMPA AM SEMI-FINALS Registration - eric@skateparkoftampa.com FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 12pm - 8pm - Registration / Practice 5pm - Rider's meeting SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 10am - Open practice 12pm - Qualifiers: Jam format, three skaters per jam, three minutes Top 30 skaters advance to Semi-Finals Top two are Golden Ticket winners and go straight to the Finals SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 10am - Open Practice 12pm - Semi-Finals Top 28 skaters from Qualifiers Jam format, two skaters per jam, three minutes Top 10 go to Finals, joining Golden Ticket winners Finals 12 Skaters One heat Three, one-minute runs, best run counts Best Trick on obstacle TBD immediately following Finals Awards and product toss ADDITIONAL DETAILS Location: Volcom TF 1740 Monrovia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Directions 405 - South / 55 south / Right 17th / Right Monrovia / Volcom is located a 1/4 mile down on the right side 1740 Monrovia Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 You will need to park on the street on Thursday and Friday. The lot is employee parking only on those days. On Saturday and Sunday the parking lot will be open to the public. And do not park in the lots of other businesses adjacent to Volcom because you will be towed. HOTEL INFORMATION Recommended Hotel: The Ramada Inn 1680 Superior Avenue Costa Mesa, CA, 92627 (949) 645-2221 Newport Channel Inn 6030 W. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA, 92663 (949)-642-3030 NewportChannelInn.com Holiday Inn Express 2070 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949)-631-6000 STAKES IS HIGH - DAMN AM BENEFITS 1st place from Finals qualifies for Tampa Am Semi-Finals, plus round trip travel to Tampa ($500 travel voucher) Skaters who enter two or more Damn Ams will be in the running for Damn Am of the Year The skater with the two highest finishes will be Damn Am of the Year and qualify to skate the 2016 SLS Pro Open Check out the full recap from last year's Damn Am HERE and watch the recap videos below
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    Gemma O’Brien – True To This

    Volcom Ambassador / Artist Gemma O'Brien breezes through her Sydney studio and local streets as she walks us through what 'True To This' means to her and how she went from law student to artist in this new True To This edit. Directed by Kimberley Reynolds, Filmed by Danny Camara (@dannycamara) @mrseaves_101 @volcomwomens_oz @volcomwomens More on Gemma O'Brien: A Mural Painting In Barcelona w/ Volcom Artist Gemma O'Brien Volcom Mural at Headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.
  • Surf

    Volcom To Lakey Supergroms

    Volcom to Lakey - Part 1: Supergroms Jackson Bunch Rasmus King Kobi Clements MUSIC: Song: The Trap Album: Sateen Band: Electric Citizen @ElectricCitizenBand   See more from this trip at Surfline HERE.
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    Stop #4 of Volcom’s Wild in the Parks – Mayfair Skatepark / "Red Park" San Jose, CA

    As always, the van rolled into San Jose the day before to feel out the park and show the zones. This stop we had Milton Martinez and Axel Cruysberghs show the zones with a cameo from San Jose local Peter Raffin! Stop #4 of Volcom’s Wild In The Parks brought the heat to east San Jose, CA at Mayfair Skatepark on Saturday July 11, 2015. San Jose has always been a hot spot for skateboarding, especially since the inception of the Tiltmode Army back in the early 2000’s. It was fitting for us to make a stop here since Volcom’s Caswell Berry, a Tiltmode Army aficionado, calls San Jose home. Caswell has been at every WITP stop searching for talented skateboarders to jump in the van with the Volcom team after each event. His history along with the rest of the Volcom team pushed a highly talented group of skaters to put down a memorable performance. Luis Perez made this frontside flip down the 7 look easy. He earned 2nd place in the 14 & Under Division. Eddie Gonzalez perfectly executed this backside nosegrind on the hubba in the 14 & Under Division. Driving out with his family all the way from Arizona, Austin Salzman earned sixth place in the 15-21 Division with rad tricks like this perfect hardflip down the 7 stair. Andrew Lopez 360 flip in zone 1, earning his way into third place of the 15-21 Division. Gio Georgallis got creative in zone 2 with this kickflip foot plant on the rail during the Open/Am Division. An injured arm couldn't stop Adam Emery from ripping. This smith down the hubba helped him take 6th in the Open/Am Division. There were only a few to hop on or over the rail in zone 3. Dylan Hilton popped up to 50-50 flat and down. He took home 2nd in the Open/Am Division. Walking away with 3rd in the Open/Am Division, Jesse Perez also took this massive heelflip over the pyramid to flat. Taking first place in the Open/Am Division, PA to CA transplant Mike Berdis slept in the skatepark with his homies the night before the contest. He killed the zones with a barrage of technical tricks like this big spin front blunt. Not only did Pero Simic take home fourth in the 15-21 Division on his 18th birthday, he was also "Caswell's Choice" and got to hop in the van with the team the next day. Tailslide on the rail in zone 3. Results: 14 & Under Division: 1st: Dylan Sullivan 2nd: Luis Perez 3rd: Kevin Castillo 4th: Victor Alcazar 5th: Eddy Gonzalez 6th: Taj Falconer 7th: Axel Vargas 15 – 21 Division: 1st: Alex Chung 2nd: Jake Kottke 3rd: Andrew Lopez 4th: Pero Simic 5th: Isaiah Gohan Estrada 6th: Austin Salzman 7th: Saul Lopez Open/AM Division: 1st: Mike Berdis - $250 2nd: Dylan Hilton - $150 3rd: Jesse Perez - $100 4th: Angel Ortega 5th: Brandon Reboja 6th: Adam Emery 7th: Gio Georgallis Caswell's Choice – presented by The Skateboard Mag: Caswell Berry will award his favorite competitor from each stop of the 2015 Wild in the Parks tour to jump in the van with the Volcom team and shoot a photo to be featured in The Skateboard Mag with the footage to be featured on The Berrics! Stop #4 winner: Pero Simic Next Stop: Grant Park Skatepark, Chicago, IL – July 25th, 2015! Click here for more info. Follow the tour on instagram @VolcomWITP and see more photos from this stop on our facebook page Huge thanks to our prizing sponsors Toy Machine, Foundation, Pig Wheels, Rev'd, Spitfire, Andalé and Enjoi
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    De Paris Yearbook at Volcom Bastille days

    Volcom Bastille Days project is two weeks in already and keeps on delivering good times for locals and traveling crews. Last weekend, Volcom teamed up with De Paris Yearbook gang to celebrate their 2015 yearbook edition and the screening of "Deuxième Vague", a skate video about the 2014 action from the Paris scene put together by Guillaume Perimony.  The video will be put on the internet shortly on deparisyearbook.com. A photo installation has been setup on site and will stay a couple days so don’t hesitate to swing by and have a look if you are in the city. Here are some photos of the day and evening happening, thanks to everyone involved and happy Bastille Days! Check out #volcomBastilleDays on Instagram for more photos and videos around the project and see you all on site in August 28 for the Instagram contests awards party! Back to Volcom Bastille Days event De Paris Yearbook at Volcom Bastille days Another fun session before the screening A photo installation is still right at the spot Thomas Busutil from De Paris Yearbook project Vincent Coupeau et Pierre Hoarau Here is an overview from the spot - Gabe Hurricane The Volcom installation with another angle Chacha Fs Boardslide Gaetan Ducellier Joseph Biais Lisa Jacob Romain Covolan on the screen Vincent Perrin Thibault Lenours et Charly Leclerc Right behind the spot you got this Canal St Martin Tune in The plaza is a new hangout
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    Volcom Stone Introduces Ryan Burch for Psychic Migrations

    Volcom Stone presents Psychic Migrations, a Veeco Film Production directed by Ryan Thomas. Coming September 2015. http://www.volcom.com/psychicmigrations - Music - Song: Brush Artist: Bitchin Bajas Release: Bitchin Bajas Courtesy of Drag City Records iTunes: http://vol.cm/43Fz Amazon (vinyl): http://vol.cm/22oo   Photo: Bielmann

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Run The Jewels in Volcom "Real Life Happening" Video
Those with a keen eye may have noticed yesterday when the Volcom "Real Life Happening" video launched that amidst the Volcom Skate team action are a few scenes of one of our favorite bands, Run The Jewels, featuring Killer Mike and El P. Consider this post and their inclusion in the "Real Life Happening" video our first formal announcement of a Run The Jewels X Volcom partnership. More will be revealed in the coming weeks, but suffice to say we are beyond excited to be working with these two men. “Our partnership with Run The Jewels represents our belief in supporting those that don’t care about the status quo and stay focused on their own vision,” says Volcom Global Creative Director, Mike Aho, “Volcom was built on this kind of creative freedom, and we see so many similarities and parallels in Run The Jewel’s approach to music. We are endlessly excited about where this partnership will lead us”.
Womens
Volcom Women’s Introduces Stone Row
We are excited to announce our newest collection, Stone Row.    This collection is for the rebel, the wild, the unstoppable girl on the road. Designed to pack light and look good. Loose Ties Sweater  These are statement pieces you will keep forever to wear again and again.  See Me Pants   This collection is for the girl who is so stylish yet spends more time living life than getting ready for it.  Don't Cowl Me Tank These pieces are for you. Pieces that are favored and get better with time.   Volcom Stone Row Hat Shop the entire Stone Row Collection
Art
Geometry & Light + 30 Years of the Screaming Hand
Don Pendleton has a show titled "Geometry & Light" opening tonight at AR4T in Laguna Beach, CA. The show is primarily Don's work, but there is a Friend's section with work by Jim Houser, Ferris Plock, Todd Francis, Natas Kaupas, Fos, and myself (Michael Sieben). Given Don's recent Grammy win, I'm guessing this one might be kinda crowded. My advice would be to get there early if you wanna walk away with an original piece. Also opening tonight (in LA) is the first installment of the Screaming Hand 30th Anniversary Art Show celebrating Jim Phillips' iconic graphic. There are tons of talented folks involved in this show (including Jim, himself). If you're in the area, this one is not to be missed. Check the Seventh Letter site for more info. If you can't make it to either of these events, just draw a picture with one of your buddies and give your dad a high five. You'll still have a good weekend.
Surf
Ozzie Wright Rides Gorillas
  Here's some recent footage of Ozzie showing off his brand-new Gorilla fins and tail pads. Enjoy!
Events
Volcom Bastille Days Opening
Cliquez ici pour la version Française On Wednesday July 1st, Volcom opened its skate obstacle, which will remain all summer long on the Esplanade du Port de l’Arsenal, Place de La Bastille in Paris. The afternoon started with the official opening by the Paris city council, with the presence of three Mayors of the surrounding districts, and then the spot got invaded by skateboarders, never minding the high temperatures (Europe is sweating under a record heat wave). Tons of goodies were given away at our DIY stations (tee shirt screening, hat customising and button making…) and in no time, everyone was hyped to watch the action unfold. Dustin Dollin, David Gonzalez, Eniz Fazliov, Axel Cruysberghs, Victor Pellegrin, Vincent Coupeau and Romain Covolan from the Volcom skate team put down a demo matching the heat! At the end of the demo the list of ABD’s of the spot got quite filled up with notably a switch fs 360 and a switch flip from Axel over the trash bin, some trademark crails from David, an alley oop fs 270 heelflip from Eniz and a a double flip by Victor… Right after this some of Paris big dogs entered into the mix during a “Trick 4 Trick” session organised by Electric, where the skaters had to land the same tricks that Electric team skaters David Gonzalez, Axel Cruysberghs and Sam Partaix were doing for cash. The day ended with music and drinks, but unfortunately without the planned live concert due to some tech problems, and the skateboarders took over the spot for a first of a long series of evening sessions. A big thank you to the city council of Paris for bringing this to skateboarding in Paris, Sterling Projects for such a rad design and finishing details, to Cosanostra skatepark, to Carlsberg for the refreshments, Snowbeach, Urban Surfers, Citadium, Hawaii Surf, Guillaume Perimony for the clip and Jelle Keppens for the photos. See you on Sunday July12th, starting at 19h for an instalment of photos from De Paris yearbook, music, refreshments and the screening of the video “Deuxième Vague”-  Entry is free. Go back to Bastille Days Jelle climbed a tree for this overview shot / vue depuis le feuillage Victor Pellegrin – Bs Ollie on the central piece Axel Cruysberghs bs tailslide Vincent Coupeau - Melon Oscar Candon Screen for the Volcom Bastille Days tees / ecran pour la sérigraphie Dustin Dollin You could come in print your tee / tee shirt screening Mayors of the 4th, 11th and 12th districts of Paris, Maires des arrondissements 4, 11 et 12 de Paris There’s a canal behind the spot but you can’t jump in the water / baignade interdite dans le canal deriière le spot David Gonzalez Sam Partaix fs bluntslide Victor Pellegrin BG Axel fs nosegrind Axel blunt transfer David bs 3 Dustin Oscar Candon winning one of the 100€ for the trick4trick session Electric / Oscar Candon 100€ pendant le trick4trick Electric Go back to Bastille Days Retourner sur l'événement Bastille Days *** FRENCH: Mercredi 1er juillet, Volcom a inauguré le projet de modules de skate “Bastille Days”, qui restera en place jusqu’au 6 Septembre sur l’Esplanade du Port de l’Arsenal, Place de la Bastille à Paris. L’après-midi commença par l’ouverture officielle par la Mairie de Paris, avec la présence des trois maires des arrondissements voisins. Ensuite le spot a été pris d’assaut par tous les skateboarders malgré la temperature caniculaire. Des tonnes de goodies ont été donnés suite à des sessions Do It Yourself (impression de tee shirts, customisation de casquettes, fabrication de badges…), et peu après, le public a profité d’une demo de skate du team Volcom avec Dustin Dollin, David Gonzalez, Eniz Fazliov, Axel Cruysberghs, Victor Pellegrin, Vincent Coupeau et Romain Covolan qui ont tout donné. A la fin de la démo, la liste des ABD du spot fut plutôt bien remplie, avec notamment un switch fs 360 et un switch flip d’Axel au dessus de la poubelle, des crails magnifiques de David, un alley oop fs 270 heelflip d’Eniz ou encore un double flip de Victor… Juste après ça, quelques uns des meilleurs skaters de Paris entrèrent en jeu pour une session “Trick 4 Trick” organisée par Electric, durant laquelle les skateurs devaient replaquer les mêmes figures que les membres du team Electric David Gonzalez, Axel Cruysberghs et Sam Partaix avec 500€ en cash à la clé. La journée s’est terminée en musique et avec quelques boissons fraiches, malheureusement sans le concert qui était prévu, en raison de quelques problèmes techniques. Les skateurs ont pris possession du spot pour une première session nocturne en présence de presque tout le gratin de la scène skate Parisienne. Un énorme merci à la mairie de Paris pour avoir permis l’installation de cette structure, Sterling Projects pour un tel design et de supers finitions, à Cosanostra skatepark, à Carlsberg pour les rafraichissements, à Snowbeach, à Urban Surfers, à Citadium, à Hawaii Surf, à Guillaume Perimony pour le clip vidéo et à Jelle Keppens pour les photos. On espère vous retrouver le dimanche 12 juillet à partir de 19h pour une exposition photos du yearbook De Paris, de la musique, des rafraichissements et la diffusion en plein air de la vidéo Deuxième Vague. Retourner sur l'événement Bastille Days
Surf
Yago Dora Loves California In June
Yago Dora Cali Jun 15 from AprimoreSurf on Vimeo.   Yago Dora has recently been in California, pretty much living at Lower Trestles to practice for Volcom's Totally Crustaceous Tour Global Championships (where he placed 2nd), and to, well, surf Lowers, duh. Here are some recent clips from his excursion to California which will make you want to jump out of your seat and go surf. Trust us, you won't be disappointed.