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    North Coast Grom Trip

    North Coast Grom Trip from Volcom Australia / New Zealand Volcom Australia groms Harley Ross, Jackson Giles, Kobi Clements, Kyuss King, Keanu Miller, and PC Distinguin from France headed to the North Coast of Australia to hang out, cause some mischief, and surf some super fun right point breaks and wedgy beach breaks. Enjoy! FILM / EDIT Film and Edit >> Andrew Christie, @chroniclesofchristie Additional Filming >> Joel Barker, @joelbarker MUSIC Song: Side Two Album: Uncanny Valley Artist: Birds of Avalon
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    Volcom Team Jamming on the East Coast of Oz

    East Coast Aus Trip from Volcom Australia / New Zealand Volcom Team shredders Carlos Munoz, Ozzie Wright, Parker Coffin, Mitch Coleborn, Joan Duru, and Gony Zubizarreta jamming on the east coast of Australia during the warmer months. The team’s varied, as are the conditions, which makes for a fun mess of small(er) wave hot-dogging. Carlos for Costa Rican prez!
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    Conversations with Soko, La Luz & Colleen Green

    At this years Burgerama, we were lucky enough to grab Soko, La Luz & Colleen Green from all the chaos for a quick conversation! Read below to gain some knowledge on their opinions, lives & inspiration!   SOKO  Q: Do you enjoy playing to festival crowds or are you more about intimate settings? Soko: I get a bit overwhelmed with festivals to be honest, especially now that it’s 100 degrees out there. I feel like we’re all being roasted in a BQQ and we’re all going to be turned into a burger by the end of the night. That will not be vegan and I will not be able to eat them. Q: Who are you excited to see at this years Burgerama? Soko: Well, Bleached is on stage right now and they’re my friends. Jessie & Bosh were both in my last music video that I directed called “Love Trap”.  Q: You directed? Soko: Yea, I directed and the song is with Ariel Pink and he didn’t want to be in the video so I play Ariel Pink in the video. And myself too, which was really fun. I think it’s the most complex video I’ve ever directed because there were so many people. Q: Were you an actress first or a singer first? Soko: I guess an actress, yea. But then I got really bored with it and wanted to be a little more self-content with my art. Q: It sounds like artists these days have a lot of control over all aspects of their music. Is that something you enjoy? Soko: Well I love making everything myself because I really enjoy every single challenge on the way. I love making my artwork and I love making my merch. I just think it’s really fun. I also think, because it’s my solo project, no one knows better than me what I want, so I might as well just do it because I don’t want my whole image to be in the hands of someone else who has no idea what I’m about. Q: It seems that music and especially rock and roll has always had a strong influence on pop culture and fashion. How would you describe your style and what fashion trends from the past would you like to see make a comeback? Soko: I only buy stuff at vintage stores so I feel like every era has its place in stores like that. I have a bunch of 70s stuff and 80s punk stuff and 90s acid washed jeans. I love high waisted mom jeans and I love creepers and I love crop tops. Everything I wear is from different eras and it works, I don’t think there are codes. I feel like fashion transcends codes and I feel that everything is mismatched and weird. LA LUZ From left to right:: Alice - keyboards, Lena - bass, Shana - guitar & Marian - drums Q: If you could work with any artist, living or dead, who would it be? Lena: I’m going to go with Beck. Marian: Oh I got it! M.I.A. Alice: The Drifters Shana: Fats Domino Q: Wow, those are all different musical tastes. Do you think this dynamic helps the band out? Marian: Yes, absolutely. It makes everything really eclectic. We’re still facing the same direction but taking from different areas. Q: There’s a lot of boundaries that are being broken by women. It seems like a tolerable and very supportive scene. Shana: I guess I kind of feel like that was going on in the 90s too with Riot Girl, like “Oh anyone can be a band!” You know? And really encouraging women to start playing music. Alice: I don’t know if there is a connection but I’m also seeing in education a lot more female focused camps or education groups. So maybe there’s some kind of alignment there, some feminist movement going on. Marian: I feel like even in the 90s if there were female bands they were facing a lot more repercussions or backlash from it. Where as now if you are a female musician you don't necessarily feel… people throwing shit at you on stage. Q: Yea, it’s a better environment for these girls to do it. Marian: I think it’s just more enlightenment in general. There’s a strong generational understanding that this is a good thing and it’s necessary. Q: What are some of the favorite cities that you’ve played at? Shana: We really like this area, Southern California. Also Austin is usually really great, Florida was cool. All of the south is pretty sick. Marian: Oh yea, Florida killed it. They just totally blew me away. A lot of other bands told us that people are so starved in Florida for music that when a band finally comes along that they’re just so stoked on it. Q: Do you prefer a more intimate setting or a big festival like this? La Luz: Both. There are ups and downs. Marian: Like today we usually don't have this huge of a crowd so its nice to have that built in. But it’s also really fun to play shows where you’re just playing for like 100 people or 50 people. Alice: Like that show in Texas where there was just a campfire and a little outdoor stage. Shana: It just depends on what the crowd is like, if people are giving off good vibes, then it doesn't matter if there are hundreds of them or only 2 people. COLLEEN GREEN  Q: What song do you most remember from your childhood? Colleen: Probably a French children's song that my mom used to sing to me when I was little. It goes… “Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, violette en bicyclette.” Q: If you were to sit under a table and listen to two people speak, who would they be? Colleen: Hmmmm, let’s go with Sandy Bullock and Ryan Gosling. I bet they’re chill, you know? I bet that they would just kick it. I’d want to see what they would talk about. Q: How would you describe your style and what fashion trends from the past would you like to see make a comeback? Colleen: I would say my style is like...sporty, casual, cool? As far as fashion trends from the past…. No, I kind of like it now. How anything goes. Q: We’re seeing a big movement of young and rocking girl bands in what has predominantly been a boys club for decades and we think it’s awesome. Why do you think this is? Colleen: I think that with the internet it’s made it a lot easier for young girls to not have that fear of being written off for being female. As a society we’re more open to the idea of equality. It’s starting to become more of the norm. Q: When you’re not on tour or writing music, what do you find yourself doing on your down time? Hobbies.. etc… Colleen: I’ve been trying to draw more lately, because I’ve always been interested in art and drawing and have always done art projects and stuff like that but I really want to make a real go of it now. Q: Lots of DIY bands these days have total control over all aspects of their music and image. Do you find that to be a good thing? Colleen: It feels good to have control over everything but it ends up being a sort of defense mechanism for me sometimes because I get scared relying on other people. If I did everything myself and it sucked then at least it was my responsibility. I’m kind of private with my stuff i guess. It is nice to let go of control though. It lets me worry about less and focus more on writing good music. Q: If you could collaborate with any artist living or dead, who would it be? Colleen: Akon! I always wanted to make a really good dancey pop song. Super poppy and melodic. He’s really good at that kind of stuff. Q: Burger Records (and other independent labels) have had an amazing year. With an audience reaching around the world, big business and major labels will undoubtedly be knocking at its door. How do you think this could affect such a DIY grassroots movement? Colleen: Well I think it all depends on who’s running the label. For Burger Records specifically, I can see them partnering with bigger brands and sponsors but I think they’ll only use it for good. They’re such good guys. They have good hearts and I feel like they would never do anything to tarnish Burger Records and the true spirit of it. More money can help these festivals exist and that’’s a positive thing.
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    Pat Moore’s Blueprint 2, Ep. 6: "New Perspective"

    In this episode, Pat steps out of his comfort zone and heads to Europe to meet up with an all-star crew and stellar snow conditions! Enjoy! @redbull edit: @jerpettit   Watch previous episodes of Pat Moore's Blueprint 2 below! We Shall Overcome - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 5 Riding Shotgun in Jamestown - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 4 Salt Lake Sessions - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 3 Without A Doubt - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 2 To All My Friends - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 1 Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 TEASER ABOUT BLUEPRINT Pat Moore is well known for being a snowboarding beast when it comes to back-country and urban terrain. We get an inside look at Pat's life as he travels in search of new terrain for his latest film and is joined by some of his biggest snowboarding influences and closest friends along the way.
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    Parker Coffin X Young Wise Tails

    Parker Coffin, currently recovering from a recent injury, capitalized on his down-time to put together this brand-new edit, courtesy of Young Wise Tails. Glue yourself to the computer monitor for the next 4 minutes and watch Parker punt some huge airs and get tubed in California, Portugal and Hawaii, and enjoy some groovy tunes by New Order!
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    Totally Crustaceous Tour swings through Ventura for the annual Butterfish Surf Series!

    Ventura is a cool little surf town with an assortment of fun waves, especially the Pipes/C-Street area with its little right hand point.  The surf scene and the skate scene in that area is very closely tied together which is easily scene as soon as we roll up to our Pre-event signup party at Revolution Surf Co. just outside of downtown Ventura in Camarillo.  The Groms all came by with their families and friends to play some games, eat some free grub, skate the afternoon away, and get all signed up for Volcom TCT Butterfish Surf Series on Saturday. Early morning contest setup with a nice little peak out the back. We have been super lucky as of late with our last few events having more than fun surf, literally as good as we could score some of these spots for the Groms to compete.  Ventura’s Pipes break proved nothing sort of sticking to protocol. We pulled in Saturday morning bright and early to get set up, and right into firing point break style waves. Everyone was frothing and the staff couldn’t wait to get up and running. Bryce Marino has a bottom turn top turn combo that is tough to beat. The crew over at Penny Skateboards kept the Groms busy all day between heats. The fog crept in on us mid morning, which was nice due to the unseasonably warm weather we have been having, and it did nothing to cool down the surfing as all the divisions were prepared and ripping all day. The Juniors , Pros, and Groms got first crack at the clean lined up conditions, and took full advantage. The Groms these days are really figuring out the whole style vs. trick count scenario. Hacks for days, little mini Sunny Garcia man turn. As we moved through the day the Girls and Squids got a crack at the point and made good use of their chance also surfing at a high level all the way into the Repos, Semis, and getting the Finals set. Right on que the sun burned away that marine layer making for a picture perfect start to the finals, and adding a colorful back drop to some very impressive surfing by all divisions and competitors. The groms love this, its like a skate deck on little mini trampolines. SYCK TRYX always keeping the Groms pumped Hows this fins free rotater....textbook. Johnny Gunns checking in with Kurt Harper on that last heat. The kids were laying down some impressive turns all day, this is no exception. As the final heats wore down we saw Bethany Zelasko take home the first final with a solid win for the Girls in a very tough division. Next we moved into the Squids, which is pretty much everyones favorite division and so much fun to watch, these little tykes are the future of our sport and its awesome to watch them compete. Trevor Berry was able to snag the win on Saturday and secure himself a spot at TCT champs this year. Next division up was the groms and Kade Matson was able to snag that title with some solid surfing in the epic conditions. I tell you what the Groms grow up quick from squids and next thing you know they are Juniors and ripping even harder. Liam Osborne. A picture is worth a thousand words. Rooster tails, proof of perfectly timed turn. The Spread! Special thanks to Kicker, Go Pro, Pro Lite, New Era Cap, Revd Bars and all the other who make the tour possible. So the waves were super good, this was the finals. How often do you get waves like this in a heat. The juniors division was very competitive at Ventura as always and Nolan Rapoza ended up with the win and a sweet prize bag! Last but certainly not least was the Pro division and they did not disappoint, finishing out a stellar day with some incredible surfing. When it was all said and done Breyden Taylor bagged the win, 5 c-notes, and Pipes bragging rights until the next Butterfish at Ventura. A really good day overall for everyone involved and we couldn’t be more stoked on the event. Special thanks to our staff and everyone involved, especially all the families that came down and made it possible for us to continue the mission to Let The Kids Ride Free. See you next year Ventura and keep ripping!! That right there is a whole pack of winners! Oh California, you picturesque little devil you. Winners, watermelons, and of course cider showers. The squids winners, ever frothing!   Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors: NEW ERA CAP REV'D WIENERSCHNITZEL PENNY SKATEBOARDS SURFING MAGAZINE KICKER GOPRO FUTURE FINS WATERMANS SUNSCREEN PRO LITE   Power and Commitment on a solid section. Gusto. RESULTS PRO-AM 1. Breyden Taylor - $500.00 2. Jonah Carter 3. Andrew Jacobson 4. Bryce Marino 5. Aryn Ferris 6. Harrison Adler JUNIORS 1. Nolan Rapoza 2. Josiah Amico 3. Micky Clark 4. Sean Woods 5. Will Reid 6. Jonah Pierce GROMS 1. Kade Matson 2. Jabe Swierkocki 3. Ryan Martin 4. Griffin Foy 5. Reef Tsusui 6. Mac Beach SQUIDS 1. Trevor Berry 2. Bredan Burch 3. Patrick O'Connor 4. Dane Matson 5. Lucas Owston 6. Adler Swierkocki GIRLS 1. Bethany Zelasko 2. Steffi Kerson 3. Kirra Pinkerton 4. Samantha Lamirand 5. Abby Brown 6. Alanna Moore WATERMELON AWARD MICHAEL MAIDSON All photos provided by:TYLER KITZMAN Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM @VOLCOMTCT

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Volcom to Puerto Rico!
What do you get when you mix Volcom and Puerto Rico? The answer should be Rum Punch.. But the real answer is a radical surf trip! The Volcom team went on spring break a little early this year and spent a week down in PR. Mother nature was on our side and she showed us a good time. Here's a taste of the action… Club Destroy -- Mauro Diaz, Pat Schmidt, Ricardo Delgado, Miguel Tudela, Balaram Stack & Noah Schweizer… Pretty heavy crew! Balaram is no stranger to PR. He's always flying down... Yeah, they like long walks on the beach and late nights out on the town. This is Mauro Diaz, our newest addition to the Volcom Family! He's a great human & an awesome surfer. We are more than stoked to have him on the team. This was our first time hangin out with Mauro and we instantly became brothers. He's a classic human in and out of the water. The man, the myth, the legend, Ricardo "Slims" Delgado. This kid is a hard worker. Thanks for taking care of us and showing us around, buddy! Miguel flew over from Peru to hang out for the week. Well, he wasn't really "hangin out," he took home first place in the Volcom TCT Catfish and punted some of the biggest airs! This was Miguel's second time to PR. We can guarantee he'll be back. Miguel's first wave of the trip… yep!  Noah is a sneaky little guy… Don't let his tricks fool yah! Mr. Pat Schmidt flexing as Mauro mimics. We found this sneaky little wedge on our fist day. Pat gave it a Rum Punch! Tinder... Pat speed blur day and night. Balaram sun setting.   The dudes hard at work? (Mullet & Ruddy Photo) Yeahhh, this is Mullet… Our creepy friend… oh, and filmer. These are Coconuts, probably the tastiest and most dangerous drink in all the land. Ruddy, Dane and Billy Hume can vouch.  Happy Birthday, RJ. Photos: Patrick Ruddy, Ben Capron AKA Mullet, RJ Dunzelman, Richie Olivares
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Volcom Stone presents True To This: Mitch Coleborn, “I Don't Think of Perfect Blue”
Mitch Coleborn has fun doing anything, but he has the most fun surfing in chunky, brown, messy waves. Drop into this new Volcom True To This edit, "I Don't Think of Perfect Blue" and get lost with Mitch as he scores "perfect" waves from around the globe. More True To This surf edits below! Volcom Stone Presents True To This: Carlos Muñoz, “Addicted To The Moment” Volcom presents True To This: Dusty Payne, "Sanctuary" Volcom presents True To This: Mitch Coleborn, "Never Ending Path" Volcom presents True To This: Quincy Davis, "Montauk, NY" Volcom presents True To This: Ryan Burch, "The Rush of the Continuous Rhythm" Volcom presents True To This: "North Shore Household"
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Peanut Butter And Rail Jam - Lake Louise, AB Canada
Stop #11 of Volcom’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam capped off the 2015 North American tour in the majestic lands of Lake Louise, AB Canada on Saturday March 28, 2015. The PBRJ at Lake Louise always brings some majestic views along with a crowd of hungry rippers. It has all come down to this as the 2015 PBRJ Global Championships looms on the horizon.  Riders from all over the Canada, Japan, and the United States descended upon Lake Louise by plane, train, and automobile in an attempt to attain the last few invites to the big show.  After a season of intense contest sites, Bryan Kroker and the terrain park masterminds of Lake Louise surprised everyone with last regional set up of the year.  Their site tested the abilities of every rider as zone 1 contained a corrugated up tube to dumpster to down rail and parallel flat bars to down rail, zone 2 had a square up rail to closeout barrel bonk to down ledge, and zone 3 had a closeout to down flat “tubby” tube.  All zones had options for days with multiple entrances and variances for the creative mind.  The action was heavy all day with heart stopping close calls and mind melting makes. 8-year-old Tyson Lewis ripping the 10 & Under jam with tricks like this 50-50 late bs 180 out of the up box. It's rad to see that style is not lost with the future generations. Nathaniel Bailey squares up a perfect 50-50 transfer fs boardslide in zone 1. He almost turned this into a 50-50 transfer hw fs 270 sw bs lip in zone 1, but the soft snow at the bottom thwarted his efforts in the end. Either way, Nathaniel put down enough to walk away with a very respectable 2nd place finish in the 15 & Under Division. Liam Krause was charging the course throughout his heat and landing some solid tricks along the way. Here he locks into a 50-50 gap fs boardslide in zone 2. Josh Lebrun skids a lipslide 270 out on the down “tubby” tube in zone 3. He also landed a 50-50 to boardslide combo on the up rail to down box in zone 2 and a 50-50 to transfer 180 sw 50-50 180 out in zone 1 that boosted him into 1st place in the 15 & Under Division. Brendan Luff spotting his landing as he sends a switch back 270 to the down tube in zone 3. The flex between his bindings was so intense that any more impact would have broken his board in half. Landis King gets down with a technical nose press nollie to fs boardslide in zone 2. His smooth style and no worries attitude carried him into 2nd place in the 16-21 Division. Nathan Roy takes the road less traveled as he 50-50’d up the corrugated tube, 50-50’d across the dumpster, and lipslides the down rail in zone 1. He also linked together a 50-50 on the up rail to fs 270 board on the down ledge in zone 2 and a solid bs tail press fs 360 out on the down tube in zone 1 for the win in the 16-21 Division. Elysha Piller getting through the kink with an over the closeout 50-50 bs 180 out in zone 2. Mutsumi Ido traveled 9 + hours by Greyhound bus from Whistler, BC to Lake Louise AB to rip it up with the ladies. She goes high-speed 50-50 transfer 50-50 all the way to the end in zone 1 pictured above. Kira Lengkeek put in the groundwork, foundation, and installation of this sw lipslide 270 out on the tube in zone 3. Her technicality and ripping style was no match as she walked away in 1st place in the Girls Division. Hand crafted PB&J's make the world go round. Justin Brisson puts down one heck of a technical maneuver with this nose press transfer fs boardslide same way 270 out in zone 1. The judges were so stoked on his overall riding and awarded him with a brand new Fender guitar for his efforts. Minnesota’s Robbie Roethler traveled a long way to put it down with his posse. Here he throws a sw bs 270 lipslide in zone 3 with only a small sentence to be uttered by those in attendance…”Check that flex.” He also landed a half cab 50-50 transfer bs 270 lipslide in zone 1 to scoop up $50 and a pair of Electric sunglasses for the "Gooyest Move of the Event." Wyatt Barclay serves up a sw lipslide 180 fs boardslide to fakie on the up rail to down ledge in zone 2. Jake Whiteburn landed this fs 270 lipslide past the closeout so quietly that the crowd on hand barely believed that it even happened. He also landed a lipslide fs boardslide pretzel out on the zone 1 transfer rails that earned him the $100 Rev’d Rider award too. Needless to say, Jake had a solid day. Andy James was going so hard that he broke his tail within the first 3 min of the finals. He continued to rip on that same board with tricks like this double fs boardslide to fs boardslide fakie in zone 1. This tenacity earned him a brand new Volcom snowboard and 3rd place in the Open/AM Division. It never gets old to see a perfectly executed bs lipslide like this in zone 3. Eric Corbin is a calm, cool, and collected rail killer earning 2nd place in the Open/AM Division. Kael Hill is an OG. He competed in the PBRJ at the age of 15 placeing 2nd in the 2005 Global PBRJ Championships. Ten years later he qualifies again with tricks like this 50-50 bs 360 50-50 180 out in zone 2 and takes home 1st place in the Open/AM Division. We look forward to seeing what he can bring to this years Global Championships at Mammoth Mountain on April 18th. We would like to thank Lauren Tuck, Brenna Spademan, and the entire Lake Louise events staff for their logistic diligence before, during, and after the PBRJ event.  Thank you to Bryan Kroker, Andrew Taylor, and the terrain park crew for creating and maintaining a tiptop PBRJ site.  Thanks to Jon Chew, Matt Bryson, and Zack Chamberlin for analyzing the tricks and putting down the scores.  Thanks to Ashley Gergel and Erin Burney for their help with everything from A to Z.  Finally, check out our 2015 PBRJ tour sponsors for awesome brands supporting the entire PBRJ tour. Tour Sponsors: -Rev’d Nutrition Bars -Electric -New Era -Kicker -Fender Results: 15 & Under Division: 1st: Josh Lebrun 2nd: Nathaniel Bailey 3rd: Jacob Walper 4th: Liam Gill 5th: Liam Krause 16 - 21 Division: 1st: Nathan Roy 2nd: Landis King 3rd: Jack Cherniawsky 4th: Kaeln Christensson 5th: Brendan Luff Girls Division: 1st: Kira Kengkeek 2nd: Mutsumi Ido 3rd: Elysha Piller 4th: Carrie Higgins 5th: Jenaya Jenkins Open/AM Division: 1st: Kael Hill - $250 2nd: Eric Corbin - $150 3rd: Andy James - $100 4th: Jake Whitburn 5th: Wyatt Barclay Volcom Snowboard – Andy James Rev’d Rider $100 – Jake Whitburn Electric "Gooyest Move Of The Event" $50 and Electric Shades – Robbie Roethler Fender Guitar – Justin Brisson   Everyone gets into the spirit to cap off another great PBRJ stop at Lake Louise. 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
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Burgerama 4 || Day 2 with Volcom Womens!
Day 2 at Burgerama 4 was another music filled day of fun! With so many acts to see, we literally never stopped walking around! The heat seemed to go down and the crowds seemed more relaxed yet the vibe remained positive & energetic!   The first act we got to catch was Colleen Green who made us swoon!  The crowd seemed entranced by her voice & her overall cool girl attitude.   Shannon and the Clams killed it with their out of this world performance. It was probably one of the craziest shows we've seen so far. Shannon, you are our newest girl crush!   The audience was loving every second of it!   Even the Hinds girls were having a laugh during the show!   Cat Signs had a great set with the badass Christina Kee! We love girls who rock.   Though we are sad that this years Burgerama has come to an end, the lineup & the activities only made us more excited for what's in store for next year! We hope you had fun if you were there and if you weren't, we'll see you next year! xx
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BURGERAMA 4 at The Observatory - DAY 2 RECAP
What a beautiful weekend it was for Burgerama 4 at the Observatory! Not surprisingly, Day 2 didn't disappoint and fans were back for another great day of music and good vibes! The Volcom booth stayed packed and the team handed out free pins and tees to the youthful Burgeramians. Things kicked off at the outside Rama stage with Orange County's brother-duo twins The Garden, while Colleen Green and The Parrots held their grounds on the two inside stages. Chicks, man. Volcom booth! photo: Chris Martinez The Garden. photo: Gary Copeland Throughout the day the bands continued and crowds got rowdy! There was toilet paper rolls flying off stages, stellar performances, and mosh pits happening all in good taste of jamming to the sounds of crowd favorites such as Thee Oh Sees, Witch, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Black Lips, and Ty Segall. Witch. photo: Gary Copeland Something like that... Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. photo: Daniel Cabral The Lovely Bad Things. photo: Chris Martinez Ty Segall. photo: Hope Lane Ty Segall. photo: Daniel Cabral Black Lips. photo: Hope Lane Shannon & The Clams. photo: Gary Copeland Other amazing performances included bands such as: The Abigails, The Lovely Bad Things, Aquadolls, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, Cat Signs, White Fence, Shannon & The Clams, Craft Spells, Twin Peaks, J Mascis, Nick Waterhouse, Meatbodies, Froth, Gap Dream, King Khan & BBQ Show, Ariel Pink, and more!   Check below for full recap for Day 2 of Burgerama 4, as well as special select picks from the entire weekend, courtesy of Gary Copeland. J Mascis selfie Cat Signs. photo: Gary Copeland Crowd surfing! photo: Gary Copeland Aquadolls. photo: Hope Lane Black Lips. photo: Daniel Cabral The Garden. photo: Gary Copeland Colleen Green. photo: Gary Copeland Colleen Green. photo: Gary Copeland Artist Anthony Ausgang standing next to his work. photo: Chris Martinez Mystic Braves. photo: Daniel Cabral  Mystic Braves. photo: Daniel Cabral J Mascis. photo: Daniel Cabral J Mascis. photo: Daniel Cabral Aquadolls. photo: Hope Lane Aquadolls. photo: Hope Lane photo: Gary Copeland Ariel Pink. photo: Daniel Cabral Hangin' on top of the Volcom RV w/ some of the crew. Crowd at Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. photo: Daniel Cabral Shannon & The Clams. photo: Daniel Cabral Shannon & The Clams. photo: Daniel Cabral Black Lips. photo: Daniel Cabral Black Lips. photo: Daniel Cabral   Gary Copeland put together his favorite photos he took during Burgerama 4 and we have them for you below!
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Miguel Tudela wins in Puerto Rico at the annual #Catfish Surf Event in pumping Rincon Surf!
Isla Del Encantro. Island of Enchantment. Aptly placed grouping of words for one of the most magical destinations on earth. If you have never been there, book a ticket, trust us, you’ll be booking many more after that. Just ask anyone who has been there, especially anyone who has been part of the Volcom TCT Catfish Surf Series in Rincón. They’ll tell you the same thing. It is one of the best stops on tour. The people take you in like family and you leave there without a piece of yourself. Room with a view. You are not dreaming. For this trip to PR we brought along a slew of our team and the island provided great surf with positive vibes for all. We caught great waves all over the island with the crew and rolled right into our Friday pre-event signup party at Playero Surf Shop. A ton of groms came out to hang with the riders, snack on some free grinds, and sign up for Saturdays event. Normally our event fires off at Domes, but this year Mother Ocean had different plans. With a pumping swell on tap the crew made the call to move the event over to Maria’s which handles a little bigger swell, and no one was disappointed, it was pumping, absolutely pumping. Tristan Thompson drawing Desecheo lines with water colors. We rolled in Satuday morning and like we said before it was pumping. We got the contest site set up, in between gawking at the incredibly fun looking surf rolling in off the reef at the top of the point. Everyone knew what was in store... stoked Groms and even better surfing. With the forecast calling for slowly diminishing surf we sent out the Pro-Am guys first and they set the bar for the day, a very high bar. The Pros ripped through rounds one and two, as did the Juniors, staking their claim for the best performances of the day. Brandon and Slims making sure the Groms know when and where to be. As the surf became a little more manageable the Groms, Girls, and Squids gave it their best in all out effort to earn their spots in the finals. It seemed the more the day went on the better the surfing got, and the bigger the smiles on the faces of all involved, especially the lucky competitors scoring perfect Maria’s with only a couple of their peers at a time. As we moved through the later rounds the heats got closer and ever more difficult to advance through, eventually narrowing down our field into the finalists for this years Catfish Surf Series. Miguel Tudela....most likely very excited to be in PR, hoping Dylan Graves is just having a look. Every single divisions final was stacked, and I mean stacked! With the international field that converged on the island for this event there was no shortage of fireworks to end the day. The Pro-Am division saw one of the highest overall heat scores to date for the eventual winner Miguel Tudela, an obvious crowd favorite from the get-go. The mind blowing surf and performances did not stop there as Brian Coutu took home the top spot in an always highly contested Juniors division. The groms were not to be outdone though, and showed their solid surf prowess as Micah Cantor snagged the 1st place honors in a great showing of competitive surfing. With the remaining two divisions proving not be done up either, Emily Ruppert took home the Girls division with an impressive performance in pumping surf and a highly contested international field. Which brought us to the Squids, the smallest in stature, and easily the biggest in gusto and bravado. This crew attacked the firing Maria’s lineup with no hesitation and Diego Gutierrez ended up with the win in this inspiring division of rippers. Bean bowls, a staple in Grom eating competitions. That's right I said Bean bowls. Last but no least we had a special little treat for the people of Rincón, a day ending expression session with our traveling team, and some of the islands incredibly talented local crew. If the day itself wasn’t inspiring enough, the Groms and spectators got to see a special show of ariel antics and power surfing, with Leif Engstrom taking home top honors showing off his impressive bag of tricks. Lets just say it was hard not to keep your eyes on the water during this exhibition. While the right was pumping, don't be fooled, that Maria's left is no slouch either. A very special thanks to everyone involved, our crew, the island, the people, everyone. From the amazing people at The Pool Bar for letting us rent their place for the crew to stay close to the action, Playero Surf Shop for welcoming us in to have our pre-event signup party, The Beach House for putting up the prize for our expression session, and Electric Sunglasses for providing the afterparty where everyone could talk about the days incredible events. Especially to Juan Ashton and his incredible crew for making this event possible. Last but not least all of our sponsors that make the entire TCT possible and allow us to Let The Kids Ride Free. Muchas gracias a todos. Papí and the Grommies...the Squids finalists were legends all day! Go ahead, mind surf it up, we sure are. What a great day of waves. More bean bowl action, the Groms are nothing but awesome in PR. Water color, backdrop, perfect right. Pinch me. Mauro Diaz. This is one of the nicest most stylish groms you will ever encounter anywhere. So there's that. The Beach House threw down $500 for an air show, Leif Engstrom won that hands down. Like I said, Leif won that $500 hands down, or slightly out in this case. Tristan Thompson is smooth as eggs, and very happy to not be in FL at this moment. Bryan Laide knows this wave very well living very close, and also how to line up for a photo, from practice. Sage Kats is a Squid laying down that turn. The kids are going to be alright. I mean how good is that right!? Winners, all the way around, Winners. Miguel was easily Saturdays standout, mid way through a full wrap. Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors: NEW ERA CAP REV'D WIENERSCHNITZEL PENNY SKATEBOARDS SURFING MAGAZINE KICKER GOPRO FUTURE FINS WATERMANS SUNSCREEN ON A MISSION   How about the serenity?? RESULTS PRO-AM 1. Miguel Tudela - $500.00 2. Bryan Laide 3. Tristen Thompson 4. Marley Pugielli 5. Daniel Calloway 6. Rolando Montes JUNIORS 1. Brian Coutu 2. Juan Gonzalez 3. Max Self 4. Rio Donaldson 5. Sebastian Sofo 6. Gabriel San Miguel GROMS 1. Micah Cantor 2. Steven Muschett 3. Jorge Martinez 4. Noah Dovin 5. Shaw Clements 6. Tyler Rich SQUIDS 1. Diego Gutierrez 2. Sage Katz 3. Ben Wingate 4. Antonio Larzo 5. Giancarlo Mendez 6. Morgan Weaver GIRLS 1. Emily Ruppert 2. Gabriella Rubi 3. Gabriela Galino 4. Nicole Fulford 5. Jolarys Cameras 6. Yarriann Del Mar AIR SHOW 1. Lief Engstrom 2. Pat Schmidt Tristan Thompson again just all day ripping. 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