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Tom Veiga Billabong France Exhibit

August 1st, 2012 by John Zanussi

Back in April, Billabong Europe announced that they were teaming up with Brazilian artist Tom Veiga to create a custom collection featuring Tom’s art. Last month Billabong invited Tom to two of its European stores to put on exhibits and help promote the collection. In both the Hossegor, France and Barcelona, Spain Billabong stores Tom set up shop and painted live in the store. Below are some photos from the event. More »


The Washed Ashore Project

June 26th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Trash on our beaches and oceans becomes a bigger problem every day. Organizations like the Surfrider Foundation and the Ocean Conservancy (just to name two) do large parts in awareness and getting people involved but the Washed Ashore Project is doing something no one else has: turning the washed up trash into art. More »


Sand Paintings (24 Photos)

March 21st, 2012 by John Zanussi

San Francisco based artist Andres Amador has taken drawing a name in the sand to the next level. Using only a rake he creates massive pieces of art on sandy beaches. Everything from geometric shapes, to flowers, to random shapes and lines, to designs for marriage proposals. Pretty rad if you ask me. More »

Features, Projects

Handplane Goodness

August 22nd, 2011 by John Zanussi

I’ve been bodysurfing since before I could even surf and since then it’s stayed one of my favorite things to do in the ocean. In all my years of bodysurfing I’ve never used any sort of handplane so it’s about time I stepped my game up and tried it out. Instead of going out and buying one, I did some research on the internet, watched a few videos and then spent most of yesterday afternoon crafting two custom handplanes out of an old skateboard deck. Below are some photos from the process. More »

Art, Features, Local

What’s Summer in New Jersey, If Not Sticky and Full of Great Stories?

August 2nd, 2011 by Casey Butler

Surfers of the Pacific may know a good burrito, but their Atlantic counterparts know that crab cakes and beer are tough to top in terms of summer eats. Jersey surfers, in particular, also tend to appreciate the blurry distinction between life on a barrier island and that on the “mainland,” the beauty of surfing in the snow, and sharing stories with friends–both old and new. On Friday, July 22nd, surfers from up and down the New Jersey coast gathered at Tuckerton Seaport to gorge on all of the above at Black Sails Publications and Intercourse Brewery’s Singlefins, Boardwalks, & Storytalks II. More »


Skate House

July 22nd, 2011 by John Zanussi

This has absolutely nothing to do with surfing but I thought it was cool enough to put up on the site. Pierre-Andre Senizergues, the owner of Sole Technology, the company that owns Etnies, Emerica, éS, Altamont, and a few other brands is doing something he’s probably been dreaming about since he was a grom, having a house built that is completely skateable, inside and out. More »

Skateboard Pool Spray Paint Sesh

July 7th, 2011 by John Zanussi

If strapping a can of spray paint to the bottom of a skateboard and shredding an empty pool sounds like good fun, this video is just for you. 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 »

Art, Features, Interviews

Artist Interview: Drew Brophy

May 11th, 2011 by John Zanussi

When you think of surf artists, Drew Brophy should be one of the artists to immediately pop in your mind. The guy went from living, surfing and painting his own boards in South Carolina to living in Hawaii and airbrushing boards to painting thousands and thousands of boards for Lost Enterprises. He’s been one of my favorite artists since I was a grom and if you’ve been surfing for any period of time, chances are you’ve seen some of his incredible work. Drew doesn’t work directly in the surf industry anymore but he’s still keeping busy and creating art. When not out surfing or hanging with his fam, he and his wife run an art agency called Son of the Sea and he has his own tv show in Southern California. Drew is a living legend in the surf community and I was very fortunate to have the chance to ask him some questions, which he was kind enough to answer. More »

The Paint Shop with Drew Brophy Episode 2 “Screamin’ Skulls”

May 11th, 2011 by John Zanussi

In the second episode of The Paint Shop with Drew Brophy, Drew shows us that his artwork isn’t just made to for surfboards as he paints some gnarly looking skulls onto a friend’s motorcycle. More »

The Paint Shop with Drew Brophy Episode 1 “Cruiser’s, Skulls, and Chains”

April 17th, 2011 by John Zanussi

The Paint Shop is a tv series that shows the process of painting, designing and creating surf art. Who better to be behind the show then famous surf artist Drew Brophy. The only place you can watch the show on TV is in Orange County, California but fortunately for the rest of us the episodes can be found on Vimeo. In this first episode, Drew shows us some tips when working with stencils and spray paint and also creates artwork to be used on a Nirve bicycle. More »


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