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  • New Future

    The ECOBOARD Project - Featuring Alex Gray

      We caught up with Alex Gray at the Volcom Pipe Pro this year to ask him about partner organization Sustainable Surf's ECOBOARD project. Alex has been riding an ECOBOARD - a surfboard verified to be using more sustainable materials - and loves it!   Learn more about Sustainable Surf here.
  • Skate

    Introducing The Spitfire X Volcom Collection ''Fire And Stone Don’t Burn Alone''

    Volcom unveils its latest collaboration inspired by the thrashin’ fashion of gouging grinds and heat-seeking aerial bombardments. Together, Volcom and Spitfire bring a collective 50 years of experience in making quality products specifically designed for those who keep the eternal skate-fire stoked. Hard like Stone and hot like Fire, this collection does not burn alone. Take note of its clean and functional style created for long days and nights of deep exploratory recon in the streets kids call home. See the entire collection and photos shot during the making of the video at volcom.com/spitfire Backed by mutual riders Grant Taylor, Ryan Sheckler, Dennis Busenitz, Dustin Dollin, Chris Pfanner, Collin Provost, Dane Burman, Alec Majerus, Kyle Walker, Nassim Guammaz and Alex Midler, the Volcom X Spitfire collection is coming in hot!
  • Music

    #MusicMondays | Burgerama 4 | La Luz | Ticket Giveaway!

    Seattle based band La Luz have been delivering their sound all over the world and making new fans by the thousands. They just kicked off another tour of the United States that will see them stopping in Austin for SXSW before appearing in Orange County, CA to play Burgerama 4 on March 28th. Volcom is excited to again sponsor the rad 2-day all ages extravaganza that is Burgerama on March 28th and 29th, and for those fortunate enough to live in Southern California, Volcom is giving away a pair of 2-day passes to Burgerama every Monday this month. Enter below for your chance to win a pair of 2-day passes to Burgerama and a La Luz/Habibi 7" from the Volcom Vinyl Club. Everybody else check the tour dates below and go see La Luz if they come through your town. Be sure to patronize their merch table too... they will have copies of the brand new single "I'll Be True" out now on Volcom Vinyl Club. VEVC 0041 - La Luz / Habibi split 7" by Volcom Entertainment La Luz on tour: 03/01/2015 Las Vegas, NV at The Bunkhouse 03/02/2015 Albuquerque, NM at Launchpad 03/03/2015 Marfa, TX at El Cosmico 03/04/2015 Houston, TX at Walter's Downtown 03/05/2015 New Orleans, LA at Siberia 03/06/2015 Atlanta, GA at The Earl 03/07/2015 Asheville, NC at Tiger Mountain 03/09/2015 Knoxville, TN at The Pilot Light 03/10/2015 Washington, DC at Comet Ping Pong 03/11/2015 Raleigh, NC at King's Barcade 03/12/2015 Nashville, TN at Freakin' Weekend 03/13/2015 St. Augustine, FL at Colonial Quarter 03/14/2015 Miami, FL at Churchill's 03/15/2015 Tallahassee, FL at Liberty Bar 03/17-21/2015 Austin, TX SXSW 03/22/2015 El Paso, TX at Lowbrow Palace 03/23/2015 Phoenix, AZ at Rythym Room 03/25/2015 San Diego, CA at Soda Bar 03/28/2015 Santa Ana, CA at Burgerama 03/30/2015 Santa Rosa, CA at Arlene Francis Center 03/31/2015 San Francisco, CA at Rickshaw Stop 04/01/2015 Reno, NV at Holland Project 04/02/2015 Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios 04/03/2015 Olympia, WA at Capitol Theater 04/04/2015 Seattle, WA at Neumo's
  • Surf

    2015 WSL Championship Tour Kicks Off Saturday!

    After a heroic Hawaii performance, Dusty Payne is back on the World Championship Tour! With a fresh and positive outlook for the new season, Dusty is fired up and looking to solidify his presence as a contender for the 2015 World Title. The first event of the year kicks off this weekend on the Gold Coast of Australia. Also joining Dusty at Snapper is Volcom Ambassador and 11-time World Champion, Kelly Slater. Kelly is looking to start his season off with his 55th career CT win and make a push towards that 12th World Title he has been searching for. Watch the live webcast on WSL's Website to see Dusty and Kelly battling it out with the rest of the contestants in round 1 of the season opener!   Be sure to check out Dusty and Kelly in Volcom’s True To This: Chapter 4, "Growling on the North Shore."
  • Snow

    Vote for Dan Brisse in the X Games #RealSnow!

    Watch Volcom's Dan Brisse go absolutely mental in this new edit, then vote for Dan in the X Games Real Snow contest for his work in this video for: - Best Video Part - Most Creative Use of Terrain - Best Trick - Most Creative / Technical Editing   >> VOTE here.  
  • Surf

    Winter Interlude by Justin Becret

    Recently, 13 year old Volcom rider Justin Becret escaped the harsh French winter to the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. He met up with our long time Volcom Family member Jose Maria Cabrera for some training and a couple good surf sessions. Now, Justin is heading to South Africa to train with the French Surf Team for more preparation for his trip in March to the Volcom House in Hawaii!

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Surf
Volcom presents True To This: Chapter 4 "Growling on the North Shore"
Join us on the rock and melt into the purity that lurks within the insanity. Despite the cameras, crowds and calamity, the ride remains the drive as the Volcom team dives deeper into the heart of the True To This movement. Since the beginning, Volcom has always had a special appreciation for the raw power and beauty of Hawaii. In this episode we pay respect to our Hawaiian family and soak in the spirit of Aloha as we join The Growlers, Dusty Payne, Coco Ho, Rune Glifberg, Pat Moore, Gavin Beschen and many more on a quick trip to paradise in Volcom Stone's latest installment of the True To This series, "Growling on the North Shore". Watch all the chapters in Volcom's True To This series below! True To This: Chapter 1 - "The Spiritual Intoxication" True To This: Chapter 2 - "The Cushiony Dimension" True To This: Chapter 3 - "The Chill Wave" True To This: Chapter 4 - "Growling on the North Shore"
Events
Peanut Butter And Rail Jam - Mountain Creek, NJ 2015
Stop #7 of Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam took center stage in the Garden State at Mountain Creek, NJ, Saturday February 21, 2015. The contest site was surrounded by competitors and PBRJ enthusiasts the entire day. The East Coast has been pounded with historic amounts of snow this season.  This snow has allowed the region’s rippers a chance to ride some features that others have only been able to say “what if.”  With the spirit of shred at an all time high, the Mountain Creek Park Crew tossed out the rulebooks and created a solid PBRJ site that kept riders on their toes.  The crew dropped in a flat down rail to drop rail in zone 1, a meticulously sculpted triangle cheese wedge, with creeper snow ledges to corrugated tube in zone 2, and got kinky with an elevated elbow tube in zone 3.  These solid features left it up to the rider to figure out what the judges would like as creativity and style proved to be king. Justin Kipilla spinning like a top with a bs 360 50-50 bs 360 out on the elevated elbow tube in zone 3 Joey Leon kept his heels up on this gap past the snow ledge to fs boardslide in zone 2. There were more than a few that felt the wrath of the corrugated tube hooking their edge and sending them to the snow. Connecticut's Will Healy came out to the Peanut Butter and Rail Jam for the first time to throw down in all 3 zones. Here he gets onto a fs boardslide early and finishes strong as he exits to fakie in zone 1. His overall style and control captured the win in the 15 & Under Division. Travis Henderson borrowed a groomer's rake to make this pole jam up the cheese wedge. After a few very entertaining slams into the wall he somehow linked it all together to be awarded $50 and a pair of Electric shades for the "Gooyest Move of the Event". Travis's energy was top notch as he captured 3rd place in the 16 - 21 Division. Jake Colman puts down a toe jammed 50-50 bs 270 to fakie in zone 2. His mixture of high speed gap tricks and technicality throughout the day earned him 2nd place in the 16 - 21 Division. Nick Nolan knows how to keep his snowboarding act tight. Here he spins a fs 360 out of a half cab 50-50 through the elbow tube in zone 3. He also landed a notable blunslide gap to drop rail sw 50-50 180 out on in zone 1. Needless to say, Nick slid away with 1st place in the 16 - 21 Division. Allison Freeswick is one tough cookie. She dislocated her shoulder trying to land this method gap 50-50 in zone 1 only to pop it back into place and stomp her trick down a few tries later. She definitely payed her dues to receive $100 and the Rev'd Rider award at Mountain Creek. Alexa Cerra has been competing in the PBRJs since she was 7 years old. The PBRJ veteran was the only girl that sent it to the top of the wedge in zone 2 with this stylish layback 50-50. Lauren Broomall sits conformably on her front foot as she switch boardslides through the elbow tube in zone 3. She rocked out numerous tricks in her heat to solidify 1st place in the Girls Division. Jake Fouriner was so excited and surprised by the amount of PB&J that his hair turned green. Josh Salvatore earns one of our favorite photos of the day with this noseblunt across the top edge of the cheese wedge transfer 50-50 as the snow blasts down. No need for goggles on this one, a baseball cap will do just fine. Chad Strother locked and loaded on this sw lipslide 270 out in zone 3 Minnesota's Chris Eck has been to 3 PBRJ stops this year and has ridden really well at all three. His passion and determination to capture a PBRJ Championships invite pays off as he earned 2nd place with tricks like this gap hw 270 bs lip in zone 1. Mountain Creek local wild man Kevin Kaczynski puts down a sw lipslide 270 out as he points out the camera man midway trough striking a pose before the ride away. Check out the video for verification. Jon Koch checks the flex on this massive gap to drop rail boardslide in zone 1. He and his bib overalls did some serious work throughout the day as he took home Open/AM Division 1st place and a proper round of applause from everyone at awards. We would like to thank Gina Perrelli from the Mountain Creek marketing department for her help in facilitating the PBRJ event. Thank you to Marc Tremain and the MC Park Crew for all their hard work on the conceptualizing and building of a creative contest site.  Thanks to Alex Huang, Chris Szczypala, and Steve Rosal for etching down scores throughout the day.  Thanks to Austin White and Val Jordan for supporting the crew and keeping the ship tight.  Lastly, a huge thank you to our tour sponsors for kicking in the extra stoke for the entire tour. Additional Tour Sponsors: -Rev’d Nutrition Bars -Electric -New Era -Kicker Results: 15 & Under Division: 1st: Will Healy 2nd: Joey Leon 3rd: Justin Kipilla 4th: Cameron Murphy 5th: Jonathan Claudio 16 - 21 Division: 1st: Nick Nolan 2nd: Jake Colman 3rd: Travis Henderson 4th: Sergio Vilas 5th: Scott Schappell Girls Division: 1st: Lauren Broomall 2nd: Kelsey Boyer 3rd: Marina Alzapiedi 4th: Ari Morrone 5th: Alexa Cerra Open/AM Division: 1st: Jon Koch - $250 2nd: Chris Eck - $150 3rd: Kevin Kaczynski - $100 4th: Chad Strother 5th: Josh Salvatore Volcom Snowboard - Jusin Van Althuis Rev’d Rider $100 – Allison Freeswick Electric "Gooyest Move Of The Event" $50 and Electric Shades - Travis Henderson Check Out The Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook And Instagram For Additional Coverage Throughout The Entire 2015 Tour. Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook Page Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Instagram
Surf
North Shore with Yago Dora, Part Two
Yago Dora has excess amounts of style. Remember the first clip he released of his North Shore season? Miraculously, this one tops it, and has a soundtrack that’ll undoubtedly fire you up. The air at the two-minute mark shows the kid's committed to being one of the world’s best aerialists. Video courtesy of Stab Magazine. Music: No Fun at All - Out of Bounds
Surf
Au Chilon - Joan Duru
  Joan Duru spends most of his time to travel around the world to follow the tour WQS and try to join the world elite of the WSL World Tour. With an over-busy schedule, he misses most of the time the best surf sessions in Hossegor, his hometown, in France. Fortunately, Joan was finally able to enjoy good surf conditions during his winter break at home. Mixing Paddling and « step off » sessions, Joan was one of the best surfers in the water in tubular and gnarly waves that he loves so much and can’t find on the tour WQS. Don’t miss « AU CHILON » filmed and edited by Alex Lesbats.
Events
Peanut Butter And Rail Jam - Trollhaugen, WI 2015
Stop #6 of Volcom’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam paid the troll toll at Trollhaugen, WI on Sunday February 15, 2015. The crew huddles up in the cold as they get ready to shred the first PBRJ at Trollhaugen, WI. Notice all the face masks and leather mittens yet some still choose the hooded sweatshirt. Kid tested, mother not approved. Most humans are not built for -10 degree weather for more than a few minutes, much less brave those temps throughout the day to perform at a ridiculously high level.  It is easily possible that the Midwest bloodlines have thick skin and magical powers as 190 trolls shut down all features in their path.  The Trollhaugen Park Crew put together a banging contest site that consisted of multiple transfer options from flat rail or wallride/creeper ledge to down rail in zone 1, the infamous Troll quad kink in zone 2, and more transfer options in zone 3 with a flat bar to wall ride feature.  Troll also houses more towropes then anywhere else that we have ever seen. It’s not unheard of that riders in the Midwest can rack up hundreds of rope laps on any given day. This translates into an incredible rate of progression and precision jibbery.  It just so happens that there was a ropetow inside the PBRJ contest venue that had riders whipping up the hill to maximize their attempts per heat.  This lead to some of the most mind-boggling tricks we have ever seen since the PBRJ’s inception 15 years ago. Brandon Kirkland positions himself with a 50-50 on the flat rail to bs 270 into the wallride in zone 3. He stood out in the very first heat of the 15 & Under prelims and ended in 2nd place after the finals. Nick Irwin was hunting for the top spot the entire way. He landed a fs blunt on the flat rail to transfer fs boardslide pretzel out in zone 1, a sw fs blunt 270 out on the wall in zone 3, and this high speed 50-50 gap fs 270 lipslide in zone 2 (pictured above) to win the 15 & Under Division. 16 - 21 Division riders make there way to the top via the convenience of a private PBRJ towrope. Garrett Makenzie flexed a tail press across the flat bar that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be proud before exiting into this fs wallride in zone 3. Eli Lamm had his name rapidly repeated as he was rattling off tricks left and right. Here he 50-50 transfers to fs boardslide 270 out in zone 1, he also landed a bluntslide 270 off the wall in zone 3, and put down a gap hw fs 270 sw bs lip on the quad kink in zone 2 tipping the scales in his favor for the 16-21 Division title. Birthday girl, Jessi Huege, gaps from the backside of the wall with a stylish fs 180 entry in zone 3. She even got the masses to sing happy birthday to her at awards after she took 3rd place. Kayli Hendricks continues to push her skills to the max each and every year. Here she settles into a solid fs bluntslide to fakie through the zone 2 quad kink. Nice work girl, keeping those boys on their toes! Kristin Jessen and Kayli Hendricks put on a show putting down tricks back to back. They both had very close scores but in the end Kristin squeaked out the win with tricks like this perfect noseslide pretzel out of the wall in zone 3. Cold temps make it hard to spread the magic of a fine PB&J sandwich. Good thing there were fire pits to thaw out the gooeyness. Don't get those mitts too close to the fire guys. Volcom's Andy Conrad found out the hard way that mittens can melt straight to your hands. Minnesota's Eddie Fauth sits perfectly on a fs bluntslide before he pretzels into the transition of zone 3. Sam Schiltgen "Nose" how to press as he fully leans this one to the end of the quad kink in zone 2. Cole Linzmeyer might be a wizard! He was riding an old Black Snow the entire day and put down some mind numbing tricks on that beast. He magically put down a switch nose press on the stub tail of his board through the quad kink in zone 2. Here he switch back lips the wall ride in zone 3. It was a no brainer to give him the $100 Rev'd Rider award for his sorcery. Kyle Kennedy did numerous transfers through zone 1 that had the spirited crowd on hand in disbelief. Just when you thought he would fall off the rail, he would push back on top to 360 or 270 out. We have never seen something quite like that before. Kyle finished his day off in 2nd place in the Open/AM Division. Mike Skiba may be the most jib technical snowboarder that we have ever come across that does not have a major sponsor. Everything he did was perfect and most of it was done switch, like this sw fs 360 50-50 180 out in zone 2. The judges all agreed that Mike's performance was more that worthy of 1st place in the Open/AM Division. We would like to give a well deserved thank you to Mr. David Sutton for all his hard work and dedication he provided to the PBRJ staff, competitors, and family members that came to support the scene. Thank you to Ben Klosterman and all the Trolls on the park crew for the well planned and perfectly executed/maintained contest site.  Thanks to Josh Johnson, T.J. Antisdel, and Jeffy Gabrick for freezing their extremities and taking down scores. Thank you to Emmet Klocker and Andy “Always Summertime” Conrad, Mike Pettit, and Mike Thienes for their help with everything in-between.  Also, check out our additional tour sponsors that hook up the kids with extra stoke at each and ever stop. Additional Tour Sponsors: -Rev’d Nutrition Bars -Electric -New Era -Kicker 15 & Under Division: 1st: Nick Irwin 2nd: Brandon Kirkland 3rd: Gabe Gilbertson 4th: Andam Kaye 5th: Trent Bosak 16 - 21 Division: 1st: Eli Lamm 2nd: Cole DiMeglio 3rd: Garrett McKenzie 4th: Emit Salokar 5th: Grady Tank Girls Division: 1st: Kristin Jessen 2nd: Kayli Hendricks 3rd: Jessi Huege 4th: Hannah Peterson 5th: Missy McAlpin Open/AM Division: 1st: Mike Skiba - $250 2nd: Kyle Kennedy - $150 3rd: Zach Monte - $100 4th: Sam Schiltgen 5th: Benny Milam Volcom Snowboard - Jesse Mickelson Rev’d Rider: $100 – Cole Linzmeyer Electric "Gooyest Move Of The Event" $50 and Electric Shades - Logan Herber Check Out The Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook And Instagram For Additional Coverage Throughout The Entire 2015 Tour. Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook Page Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Instagram
Skate
Volcom presents True To This: Harry Lintell
Watch Volcom Europe's Harry Lintell makes easy work of the notoriously rugged British streets and back alleys of London in the latest True To This edit.