Last week Volcom was thrilled to take over Hotel Steyne in Manly, New South Wales, Australia for Riders Week, a week full of art, music, skating, parties, giveaways, movie premieres, team signings, and more! Thousands of people cruised through all week to catch live paintings from artists such as Anthony Lister, Gemma O'Brien, and Ozzie Wright, jam to some rad tunes from Ozzie, Noa Deane's band Blister, Andrew Doheny's band Power Lunch, Bleeding Knees Club, and others, and catch a glimpse of some mini-ramp skating from dudes like Pedro Barros, Jackson Pilz, Grant Taylor, Dane Burman, and CJ Collins. But that's not all. This seven day event had much more to witness, and we've got it all for your below.
Gemma O'Brien timelapse @ Hotel Steyne...
Anthony Lister took to the wall to spray paint an eagle...
All photos by Andrew Christie (unless otherwise noted)
NIGHT 1 - Monday, February 27
Monday was the launch of the Volcom X Hotel Steyne Riders Week, and we kicked things off immediately with one of Australia's beloved characters, Ozzie Wright showing off his skills with the spray cans. He was posted up above the courtyard spray painting a live mural on a row boat for the keen crowd to enjoy. The pool room was emptied for the crazy-talented Gemma O'Brien to work her magic, painting a huge mural which wrapped around the walls of the room. The skate ramp was set up and a couple of our team riders: Dane Burman, Jackson Pilz and Shane Azar, shredded for an hour to a beer-thirsty crowd. Our nightly trivia, hosted by MC Azar, ignited where we saw some super frothed groms and adults walk away with some insane gear, which helped fuel those stoke levels.
Hotel Steyne was the place to be all week long! Jamie Browne Volcom tee pictured.
Mitch Coleborn, Andrew "Droid" Doheny, Ozzie Wright, and Noa Deane watching the skate team on the mini ramp.
Gemma O'Brien working on the mural she created in the pool room.
Mitch and Ozzie, some good 'ol fashion hang time!
Miguel Tudela (left), Noa Deane (middle), Ozzie Wright (right).
Ozzie painted the Surf Boat on the roof!
Part of the crew from Ozzie's perspective while he was up there painting.
Torpedo-lookin' boat + Noa Deane's surfboard on display.
Noa hangin' with Volcom Skate Team riders Jackson Pilz + Reece Warren.
Jackson on the mini.
Dane Burman smith grinding the Volcom mini ramp at the Hotel Steyne.
Jackson at it again.
This ramp was a hot spot to be the entire week. Got super crowded, and wild, but managed to stay intact 'til the end. (We can't say the same for everyone who attended.)
Mitch messing up Gemma's mural. JK, he lent a helping hand on the then-work-in-progress while she focused on the, let's say, more important pieces. Yeah, let's go with that.
Ozzie wanted to help, too, so he grabbed a brush and took to the wall.
Once the night lights came on, the zombies awoke and things got weird. But, a good weird, of course.
Gemma O'Brien, mural by day, mural by night!
Hotel Steyne was rad enough to Gemma do her magic, so here's her appreciation-piece, part of the entire mural.
Gemma has a very distinct approach to her art. It's appreciated, and purposeful. Check out some of her tutorials HERE on calligraphy, typography, and more!
Night 2 - Tuesday, February 28
Tuesday saw Gemma O'Brien put the finishing touches on her mural in the pool room, while Anthony Lister busted out the spray cans to paint a live mural for the onlookers in the courtyard. We saw lots of dudes showing off their talents on the mini ramp, and team rider Dane Burman even jumped on the ramp to roll with them and no doubt make their day.
Gemma continued her mural on Night 2 of the event.
She studied the piece for a long time to make sure everything was to her liking.
...is alive and well.
It's crazy how you can start with a blank wall, use so much paint, make so much art, and leave the space looking like this. Gemma is a perfectionist, and it shows. Very fine lines and coordination between each segment.
Anthony Lister painted a huge eagle in the middle of the hotel bar area. People were stoked to check it out and ask him tons of questions.
A slight different approach to his art than Gemma, but nonetheless, equally as talented.
The eagle and the Lister.
Ozzie takin' a break from his project, hangin' with some of the boys.
Volcom beer tap!
The walls were plastered with some Volcom art from the ages!
If you tell us you've never once said this in your early beer-drinkin' days, we'll tell you that's a lie.
Groms were stoked to chat with Ozzie and Lister, and give it a go on the mini ramp.
What do you think these dudes were talking about? Art? Skating? Sustainability initiatives? Probably the latter...
Some of Newport Beach's finest made their way to Australia! Filmmaker Matt Tromberg and pro surfer Ford Archbold sharing some laughs (well, at least Ford is) with buddy Ozzie.
Some onlookers at Lister's eagle.
Mitch loves this shirt.
Night 3 - Wednesday, March 1
The last couple of nights have been 6ft & offshore down at the pub! Wednesday night included the Boarders Skate store Mini Ramp Jam, Metal Neck 2 – The Bang Over movie premiere, followed by the Gold Coast garage rock band The Bleeding Knees Club, fronted by Alex Wall. Drinks were flowing, stories were shared, and everyone was shredding.
Groms loaded up the ramp. Arm casts and all!
Each night there was some trivia for rad prizes, and here is Volcom Australia's Shane Azar quizzing this grom in the foreground.
Groms are always stoked on stickers! That, my friends, will never go out of style.
The ramp was mini, but packed full of fun.
The 'Best Trick Comp' at the pub went off! Dudes were trying all sorts of weird things, and in strange outfits. Keep scrolling...
Crowd filled in, music turned up, and so did the competition!
Mini ramp kickflip.
This guy really set it off with dropping in from the second level.
...and continuing his run to the mini.
That's one way to ride a ramp!
The Hotel Steyne filled up every night by sundown.
Can't tell if he's jumping off the second level, or if this is just a high air. Either way, the landing isn't looking promising.
Beers and whistles! Sounds like the name of a bar. Is it?
Mini shredders on the mini ramp gettin' in some action.
What in the bejesus.
1 of 4
2 of 4
3 of 4
4 of 4 - Yep, we all saw that comin'
No one was using this table, right?
No one got seriously injured on this ramp. Although this table may have been destroyed.
Raffle winner of Droid's surfboard. Stoked!
Metal Neck 2 movie screening at the Moonshine Bar.
The crowd was packed in tight, and the kids were all right!
Euro skate bros, and a Greyson Fletcher photo bomb!
Volcom surf team rider Miguel Tudela (stripped tee) and part of his crew enjoying the night.
Someone looks like they're getting chewed out! In all fun, though, right?
Fair go for dogs?
Droid hangin' with Greyson Fletcher and friends.
Volcom's VP of Surf, Brad Dougherty, flew over from California to hang with all the boys!
Just some happy girls having some Coronas. What's wrong with that?! Nothing!
Endless Coronas were on tap.
Miguel Tudela and... friends!
Night 3 fun!
Some groms getting rowdy to the band.
The Bleeding Knees Club performed at the end of the night. This is frontman, Alex Wall.
The Bleeding Knees Club
Night 4 - Thursday, March 2
Thursday night included the Surfing World Reelers short film competition awards, Volcom X Vans Pro Skate Team mini ramp demo (which unfortunately got rained out after the first hour, but we still ripped), and to end the night we had the band The Mammals and Flower Truck rock out in the Moonshine Bar!
He's an innovator.
The innovator and Mitch Coleborn.
David Vlug testing the new beer cozies.
Ozzie's finished boat alongside Volcom team rider boards that were up for grabs! Boards from left to right: Mitch Coleborn, Ozzie Wright, Noa Deane.
Tons of hats and totes were printed on all week and given out to the eager guests.
Aime Maisse loves the night vibes!
Jackson Pilz throwing his board around during the Pro Demo.
Young ripper Ethan Copeland helped rally the crowd.
It was a solid night of skating...
The crowd got down to some epic tunes from some local artists.
Volcom team rider CJ Collins is the demo KING! (photo: Anthony Mapstone)
photo: Anthony Mapstone
photo: Anthony Mapstone
photo: Anthony Mapstone
Night 5 - Friday, March 3
Friday night was a little more mellow on the scale of the week, but nonetheless, still cranked out a good time. We had our daily trivia running with lots of prizes won and we saw the bands Los Tones supported by Jackie Brown Jnr. The night ended fairly early in order to get ready for the following night's end-of-week blowout with the heavy lineup (scroll down to see).
Everyone loves promo girls.
None other than legendary surfer Christian Fletcher showed up for a good time!
This girl showing the boys how to dance and let loose!
Some interesting moments happened. This was one of them.
These boards were raffled off to a stoked crowd. Can you guess which one is Ozzie Wright's?!
The setting was pleasant, the people were nice, and friends were made.
The bands each night shifted the crowd into another mode. Was she starstruck, overcome with excitement, or scared? You be the judge.
Night 6 - Saturday, March 4
Saturday was turned up to eleven with 'The Paradise Club' party combined with STAB which went down at the Moonshine Bar with performances by Noa Deane’s band Blister, Andrew Doheny’s band Power Lunch, and Ozzie Wright! The entrance line for Hotel Steyne was one of the biggest lines ever seen and the night was definitely one for the history books!
"Hurry, she's not looking!"
What in the bejesus.
Bati Rum mixers with the girls.
Volcom X Stab's "Paradise Club" party @ the Moonshine Bar.
Su Young Choi with the crew!
One of the lucky board-giveaway winners!
Mitch Coleborn's board winner!
Ozzie Wright's board winner. This guy was the perfect fit for that board. He was stoked.
Ozzie Wright kicked off the night in his classic white Ozzie shades.
Noa Deane + Ozzie Wright jammed together to get the crowd off their feet.
Check these dudes in the front. They're living it!
Blister, Noa Deane's band, kicked off right after Ozzie.
Lighting is A+ here.
Noa Deane + his band Blister. Read more on Noa and Blister HERE.
The crowd got so hyped off the tunes that the place nearly got shut down. Luckily, they were able to be tamed (the crowd, not the management) and the night continued long into the wee hours.
Noa tuning his guitar before jamming to the rowdy and alcohol-infused crowd.
How's that Volcom 90's tee?! Get yourself one HERE!
Droid's band Power Lunch was going on after Blister. Here's Droid gettin' some assistance from buddy Noa.
Face paint, check.
Not everyone naturally looked like this by Day 6 of the event, but some did.
The boys. Christian Fletcher, Noa Deane, Greyson Fletcher, Ozzie Wright.
Frontman for Power Lunch, Droid, gettin' into rhythm.
Ozzie, front row at the Droid Power Lunch show!
Little bit of that old school rock 'n rock channeling through Droid.
Posted on 03/10/17