Issue no. 39 of Monster Children comes out June 7th - and with it comes a special treat. A treat for the eyes and the ears. A treat especially for the skate kid: it's the 2013 Team Average trip, filmed in New Zealand. Greyson Fletcher was part of it, and here he is, teasing said issue and movie release, voiced over with some thoughtful words from Dylan Reider. Watch it now, get psyched. Then wait just a little while for the real deal.
In between traveling, skating bowls and surfing, Keegan loves spending time on his vert ramp where he can just zone out and perfect new tricks like his cab 720 — ya know, just your average 10-year-old stuff... We kid, there's nothing average about anything in this video. Press play.
The Volcom Damn Am skate contest took place this weekend, just down the street from Hurley in Costa Mesa. Curren Caples had an impressive ride, and with a frontside wall ride, frontside noseblunt down the the hand rail and a 180 nosegrind, he took 1st place in the overall competition. Check out the video here. Featured products: Original tee, Corman pant.
Curren Caples, Jack Fardell and Greyson Fletcher have been skating up a storm (in-between storms) all over Sydney, Australia (Jack made a point to skate barefoot. Heavy). The legendary Bondi Bowl-A-Rama was going on, and while in town the crew made sure to have as much fun as possible… see for yourself here.
Evan Mock might be too obessed with Instagram to function, but it's OK because while he's not finding his new favorite filter he's actually ripping apart the Banzai skatepark on the North Shore. So check out this edit (made by friend, Jack Germain) and then proceed to check your Instagram, it's what Evan would do...
To some it might not make sense that someone so nonsensical can make so much…sense. But there he is, Craig Stecyk III, all 6-foot and something, rambling off the longest sentences you've ever had the pleasure of hearing. It's all you can do to not pull up a chair, grab a coffee and let the man talk. If you've never had the pleasure of exchanging words with Stecyk, there's something that can help: this video from The Surfer's Journal gives a glimpse into the oddities, curiosities and snippets of history that make Craig's everyday life the most interesting piece-of-art-in-progress. He's a legend. Shop the Craig Stecyk X Hurley collection, "FIN", here.
The Australian Bowlriding Championships took place over the weekend in NSW, and the juniors proved to be a pretty major threat (just showing you that the next generation is a force to be reckoned with). Even the girls are on board; there are some amazing up-and-coming girl skateboarders who are super stoked on skating and love the lifestyle. Hurley team riders Jack Fardell and Keegan Palmer both became the Aussie champions (Keegan in the under-18 category), and Pat Ngoho took first place in the Master's division. The event was said to be one of the best days of Aussie skateboarding and one of the most memorable competitions to date. Good work, guys. Click through for more pics. Photos: Andy Green
The greatest pool skater of all time has hit the 50 mark and he keeps showing us how to stay fast and loose! It was a classic punk-rock-skate celebration thanks to his band, the Flamethrowers, supplying the soundtrack. From us to you, Happy Birthday Salba! Check out the video here.
Where does one begin describing Aussie legend Jack Fardell? Maybe we'll start with this story: Jack was in the US this summer to compete in Coastal Carnage during the US Open. But he didn't book it home when it was over — nah, instead he opted to squish in a van with an array of smelly dudes and drive across country for the Dear Suburbia tour. He wasn't in the movie, he was just there for the fun. And oh, the fun they had. Metallica concerts in Texas, line dancing, libations, greasy American food and karaoke in, well, everywhere; let's just say America and Jack became fast friends. Relive the Dear Suburbia tour and get to know Jack (and his talents on a skateboard) in Jean, a short by Kai Neville and What Youth.