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Gavin Beschen

Gavin Beschen

From: San Clemente, CA Age: 39

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12/24/75

Birth Place: San Clemente, CA

Currently Living: North Shore, Oahu

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 156 lbs.

Sponsors: Volcom Clothing, T.Patterson surfboards, Astrodeck, Soleo Sunscreen, XM Surfmore leashes, Sector 9, and FAB tacos

Volcom Rider Since: 1994

First Board: 4'11" twin fin from my best friend Micah Pitts. It was a Bill Stewart with Yoda on the bottom

Warm Ups: Morning coffee, lil' guitar, a walk on the beach look for shells, swim then stretch

What Gets You Motived To Surf? I must say growing up, it was my family that really supported me. In and out of the water as well with close friends and uncles. If you weren't surfing, then it was nothing but trouble.

Side Tracks: There's a lot of crossroads every day, but you just ask yourself "Did I do my best for how I want to live?"

Music / Bands: Deep Water from San Clemente. I grew up listening to and surfing with this amazing family.

Videos / Movies:  What is the movie called...What the bleep! Down a rabbit hole!

Best Style: Flowing free loving life kuleana of aloha!

Random Information: "Live to give"

Favorite Volcom Jeans: Liberated cords are cozy

Favorite Boardshorts: Volcom Mod Tech boardshorts

One Thing You Can't Leave Home Without? What I can't leave home without is how much I love where I live. It's what I take with me to travel because you go to visit destinations and learn from their cultural ways and bring them back to life when you return home to share experiences with those whom you know and love.

Special Thanks: Mom and Dad, all of the family at Volcom for all these years of incredible support through the good 'n bad moments, tPatterson for the magic of surfboard making, Sector 9 & Astrodeck familia and friends all over the world!

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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"
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Dave Wassel and Gavin Beschen Share An Epic Wave During The 2015 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout
It’s called being resourceful. Dave Wassel and Gavin Beschen pictured above (Photo: Brent Bielmann). It’s not your typical wave. And this isn’t your typical contest. The Da Hui Backdoor shootout tends to avoid ordinary. It features a team format in which four team members paddle out — sans jerseys — and compete in half-hour non-elimination heats. Then they do it again. And again. And after each team surfs three times, their top three scores are tallied up and thrown to the chopping block. Confused? So are we. But don’t worry about it yet. So far, only Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2015 Shootout have run. As for the rest of the event? Who knows. They have until January 17th to finish off — but that doesn’t guarantee anything. The event won’t run unless the waves truly warrant it. Like we said, not your typical event. And like you’ll see after scrolling through that photo gallery, it’s not your typical wave. Full image gallery of Rounds 1 & 2 on Surfing Magazine here.
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Volcom presents True To This: "North Shore Household"
Volcom Stone presents… True To This: “North Shore Household” featuring the Volcom surf team getting shacked and shredding out front of the Volcom houses on the North Shore of Oahu. Riders: Gavin Beschen, Kawai Lindo, Dave Wassel, Carlos Goncalves, Balaram Stack, Alex Gray, Zeke Lau, Tom Dosland, JD Irons, Parker Coffin, Dusty Payne, Miguel Tudela, Tai Vandyke, Mitch Coleborn, Yago Dora, Carlos Muñoz, Kai Mana Henry Also check out the previous True To This videos featuring Dusty and Burch!: Volcom presents True To This: Dusty Payne "Sanctuary" Volcom presents True To This: Ryan Burch "The Rush of the Continuous Rhythm"
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Veeco: A Volcom Film Making Documentary Available Now
Directed by Jamie Heinrich, Veeco: A Volcom Film Making Documentary the story behind the Volcom filmmaking legacy, Veeco Productions. Veeco… is also available now on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox and Google Play as well as on Blu-ray included in the True To This “Deluxe Blu-ray Box Set” available here. Veeco: A Volcom Film Making Documentary takes a journey through the Volcom film library and 21 years of living a life completely out of the ordinary. Go behind the scenes with the filmmakers and riders as they share their tales of blood, sweat and debacle in such iconic films as Alive We Ride, The Garden, Stoney Baloney, Subjekt Haakonsen, Magna Plasm, Chichagof and more. Featuring interviews with Richard Woolcott, Troy Eckert, Remy Stratton, Terje Haakonsen, Jamie Lynn, Gavin Beschen, Bryan Iguchi, Dustin Dollin, Ozzie Wright, Caswell Berry, Rune Glifberg, Ryan Thomas, Dusty Payne, Curtis Ciszek, Dylan Alito, Scott Blum, Seth Huot, Kai Garcia, Ryan Sheckler, Grant Taylor, Dan Brisse, Colin Provost and Tai Van Dyke.
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COMING OF AGELESS • gavin • mythical creature
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