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    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.
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    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.
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    #MusicMonday | | Little Dragon

    Little Dragon has been a favorite of ours for awhile and with good reason! Have you heard them? Every song hypnotizes us into a trance that we just can't seem to escape, nor want to. Yukimi Nagano has a voice that captivates the soul and leaves you wanting more! Have a listen…you'll thank us later.
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    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

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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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Volcom Presents The Unsound Pro!

http://www.unsoundsurf.com/ New York’s premier surf store, is proud to announce that professional surfing is alive and well in the Empire State. UnsOund Surf Shop, New York’s premier surf store, is proud to announce that professional surfing is alive and well in the Empire State. This fall, the 2014 UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom will storm the shores of Long Beach, Long Island, offering the same unrivaled display of postmodern shredding that’s made this event an East Coast staple for 17 years now. From September 18-21st, the hallowed beachbreak of Lincoln Blvd. will be the hottest place in the world to be for anyone who froths over solid waves, remarkable surfing and enigmatic characters. UnsOund Surf Shop co-owner and professional surf photographer Mike Nelson and longtime partner and resident ripper Dave Juan have fought tooth-and-nail to keep the UnsOund Pro alive for nearly two decades. Now, with Volcom’s support, they’ll bring some of the best surfers in the world to compete in New York during the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Past winners of this illustrious event in its many incarnations include: Volcom alumni Balaram Stack, Blake Jones and Kyle Garson; current or former WCT competitors Kolohe Andino, Danny Melhado and Timmy Reyes; current WQS scrappers Brian Toth, Keanu Asing and Jeremy Johnston; New Jersey superpowers Randy Townsend and Sam Hammer; Californian pros Dustin Ray (R.I.P.) and Tommy Acosta; Floridian veteran Asher Nolan and his hometown buddy, defending 2013 champion Ryan Briggs.” As it stands, Briggs, Nolan, Stack, Jones and Johnston are already confirmed entrants. They will be joined by former WCT veterans Ben Bourgeois and Gabe Kling, as well as talented East Coast pros Rob Kelly, Michael Dunphy and Noah Schweizer. Hawaiian pros Dylan Goodale and Kalani Robb will make the trip to Long Beach, as well. The timing couldn’t be better for local export-turned-international sensation Balaram Stack, who just signed with Volcom last year. The 21-year-old has been a treasured UnsOund teamrider since he was 9 and would like nothing more than to grab another victory right here at Lincoln Blvd. in front of his friends, family, childhood mentors and his main sponsor. To show his appreciation, Balaram will once again throw up a four-figure cash prize for whoever throws up the biggest punt in the “Balaram Stack Strong Island Big Air.” “Hell yeah, can’t wait!” Balaram exclaims. “Every year, the UnsOund Surf Pro is one of my favorite contests. Not only is it in my backyard, it’s the most fun week of the year — maybe even better than the U.S. Open of Surfing, which I thought would be impossible. It’s just a good time with great friends — pretty much all I could ask for in a contest.” The first day will ignite the “Strong Island Lifeguard Challenge,” where West End local Balaram Stack will lead an East End lifesaving team against TJ Gumiela’s West End squad in a 30-minute team-style surf-off/ jetty sprint. The winning team will receive a $500 check benefiting the local charity of their choice. In addition, longtime shop and event supporter Spy will lend their distinctly “happy” element to the event in the way of myriad festivities and attractions including retail tents, activity booths and a surf photography art show — all of which are certain to send this stoked crowd into a frenzy. And speaking of which, Spy’s “STOKED Expression Session” goes down on Saturday. This mentoring session where beach interaction and water assistance go hand-in-hand will pair a dozen kids ages 14-18 from youth-focused nonprofit STOKED with a dozen pros including Cody Thompson, Pat Schmidt, Balaram Stack, Quincy Davis and Alex Gray for a lighthearted team competition where feel-good criteria include “best soul arch” and “best maneuver.” Official “Volcom UnsOund Pro” product from hoodies to tees to hats to re-useable water bottles will also be available for purchase on site at Volcom’s retail pop-up shop, on the Lincoln Blvd. boardwalk, as well as UnsOund Surf Shop up the street and at Wednesday’s Event Kick-Off Party at the store, 4-7pm. Free food and drinks will be provided by Swingbelly’s BBQ, and Montauk Brewing Co., respectively, as partygoers will be treated to a showing of Volcom’s new movie, True To This, as well as a Volcom Surf Team Meet & Greet and a Prize Raffle from the event sponsors to benefit “The Long Beach Christmas Angel.” Other gracious sponsors include MIZU, Drop Global, Rev’d, Mamma Chia, Skull Candy, The Inn at Long Beach, Gentle Brew Coffee. In other words, if you’re craving it, it will be here at the UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom. As for the surf, the groin-gutted beachbreaks of Long Beach are strategically positioned to go off — facing south to welcome any long-range energy that may be stirring up in the tropics this time of year, the historic peak of Hurricane Season. In other words, Long Beach is a wave magnet, a tube lab, and therefore the ideal stage for what could be the most captivating show of high-performance surfing the East Coast has seen since the first, and last, time the ASP World Tour landed here in 2011 (the Quiksilver Pro New York). In fact, given the potential this place has to blow cannonballs of spit and break surfboards like parking ordinances — the 2014 UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom could be even more exciting. For the Competition Hotline/ Event Run Day Updates call 904-382-7333 or visit Volcom UnsOund Pro on Facebook… https://www.facebook.com/events/647119328699323/?ref=br_tf Social Media Handles: @UnsoundSurf @Volcom_East @Volcom #VolcomUnsoundSurf #TrueToThis To check the event forecast provided by Surfline, visit http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/lincoln-mid-atlantic_4269/ For Surfline’s coverage of the 2013 UnsOund Pro, click here… http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/ryan-briggs-wins-unsound-surf-pro_101470/ For more on the UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom, visit… http://www.unsoundsurf.com/ www.volcom.com For more on the UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom, visit… http://www.unsoundsurf.com/