June 2011

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There’s No Waves in New York?

June 30th, 2011 by John Zanussi

With the Quiksilver Pro New York only a few short months away Quiksilver is already gearing up it’s marketing campaign for the event. In this clip, they hit the streets of NYC and asked random people if there was surf in NY. Littered in are some pretty rad clips of Balaram doin his thing in LB. More »

Music

WUSB Summer Reggae Marathon

June 30th, 2011 by John Zanussi

This upcoming weekend is without a doubt my favorite weekend of the whole entire year. It’s officially summer here in New York, which means warm weather, warm water, and spending way more time at the beach then in the recent months. The only crappy part about this time of year is that the waves usually aren’t all that great, but the best part of hurricane season is right around the corner. Also, this weekend has so many good things going for it, one of them being 3 days of straight reggae music on the radio. More »

The Paint Shop with Drew Brophy Episode 3 “Crusin’ to Santa Cruz”

June 28th, 2011 by John Zanussi

In episode 3 of The Paint Shop, Drew Brophy does some work for on of his youngest collectors and then heads to Santa Cruz for the Sacred Craft Surf Expo where we get an inside look of the event. More »

Events, Surf Movies

Mikey DeTemple’s SIGHT/SOUND NYC Premeire presented by SMASH

June 28th, 2011 by John Zanussi

Soon to be legendary New Yorker surfer and filmmaker, Mikey DeTemple has spent the last 2 years traveling around the world surfing and putting together his latest surf movie. SIGHT/SOUND is now complete and it will be premiering for the first time in NYC tomorrow night along with other venues around the country in the coming weeks. More »

Features, Interviews, Photography

Artist Profile: David Macomber of Shark Sugar

June 27th, 2011 by Samantha Rupert

When I think of surf art, I usually think of surfboard murals, spray paint, canvases cascading with wave scenes, barreling photos and some puka shells thrown in. I’ve rarely seen everything rolled into one style. David Macomber of Shark Sugar does just that. A New Jersey-lifer, Macomber combines all elements of the NJ surf scene to create a truly innovative, beautiful style of art. Using an array of surfboard debris, paint, wood, steel and photos, Macomber builds inspiring and nostalgic pieces that look good hanging on any surface around. In fact, he has become one of my favorite surf artists. So, if you aren’t from the East Coast and haven’t heard what Shark Sugar is, you’re about to find out. More »

Lowers Raid 2011

June 22nd, 2011 by John Zanussi

This has to be one of the greatest things I’ve seen in a while.  Actually, watching it again, this is what some Long Island beach breaks look like in the summer when any sort of swell makes its way through. This is different though as it was totally organized and all in good fun. This group of people pirates should travel around the country and do this for hire. More »

YouTube – South Swell Hits So Cal

June 20th, 2011 by John Zanussi

Looks like early summertime in So Cal is offering some good fun days of waves. I wish I could say the same about the New York. Here’s Kelly Slater, Roy Powers, Ian Crane, and Timmy Reyes enjoying themselves at Lower Trestles. More »

Events

International Surfing Day

June 20th, 2011 by John Zanussi

Today is the 7th annual International Surfing Day. A day created for surfers worldwide to celebrate the sport we all love so much. The Surfrider Foundation has had a big part in making this such a popular event in the surf community as there are over 200 ISD events held in 26 different countries. Celebrating ISD is easy and can be done a handful of different ways. More »

Contests

Quiksilver Pro New York To Be Televised Live on MSG and Fuse

June 16th, 2011 by John Zanussi

An email just landed in my inbox with some rather exciting news. Quiksilver has teamed up with MSG and Fuse Networks to bring all sorts of coverage including a live broadcast of the Quiksilver Pro New York to your TV. Not only will you be able to watch live heats but there will also be coverage of the entire event More »

LastNameFirst: Wizards of Oz

June 15th, 2011 by John Zanussi

Brothers Alex and Koa Smith have started their own blog called LastNameFirst.tv and it’s pretty solid. Here’s a little clip they put together of an epic day of shacks somewhere in Australia. More »

Surfing Geese

June 14th, 2011 by John Zanussi

What happens when a flock of geese get swept down the Colorado River into a standing wave? They do exactly what you or I would and ride the damn thing. Well done geese! More »

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