Through The Lens is the latest film project from Rob Machado. It's life - as only Rob sees it. This first installment features SF-based artist Jay Nelson, who specializes in high-qulaity and high-functioning tree houses and camper shells (check out some of his work, it's incredible). Jay and Rob talk DIY, connecting to art, beauty in the imperfections; they give Rob's van a killer facelift - and of course, go catch a few out front at Cardiff Reef. Stay tuned for more Through The Lens episodes coming this summer.
And now for the third and final song from Polar Bear Club; a sweet little live recording of Screams In Caves from their album Clash Battle Guilt Pride, out now on Bridge Nine records. The boys are currently wrapping up their US tour with Bad Religion (previous Hurley studios visitors).
This time, the Monthly Throw Up is brought to you by our friends Chris Lim and Steve Pillai, two thirds of the talent behind CHEAPZINE (the other third, Spenser, was busy partying like a champ in far off lands) to come in and paint our wall. They’ve been painting Hurley murals with us for a while now, and we couldn’t wait to see them do their own thing with unbridled abandon. Check out the clip above to see what happened when paint met canvas then click through for a raucous interview with Chris and Steve. Visit cheapzine.tumblr.com or visit the dudes at an indie print or zine fest near you!
The 6th Annual Pacific Wave “Spring Fling” presented by Hurley (hey, that's us!) went down this past Saturday at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, CA. The morning started off a little gloomy with a low tide, but mid morning gave way to sunshine and clean conditions with waves in the 2-4 ft range. Good times in one of our favorite surf towns! Click through for photos and results.
Alejo Muniz and Filipe Toledo doing their thing (surfing really well) all over Australia. Press play, get happy, go surf. Life is simple sometimes.
Hurley Nights at the Observatory in Santa Ana kicked off last night with one of our favorites, Alkaline Trio. Click through for pics and stay tuned for more music nights from us.
It's been a long six months since Hurricane Sandy has made landfall — and the relief efforts are still going, and going strong thanks to Jon Rose and Waves for Water. Press play to relive one man's account of the storm and to see how Jon, along with locals, are rebuilding homes and lives on the east coast. One small way to help is with a purchase of one of our Hurley H2O Hurricane Sandy tees. All proceeds from these shirts go towards Jon and his relief initiative.
Fourteen year old Cody Lovaas is from Carlsbad, California and may or may not be a junior Jack Johnson. He came by our studios where he played the ukulele and guitar (which he's been practicing for 7 years). His music inspired by the beach, longboarding and influences like Jack, Donavon Frankenreiter and Jason Mraz. Check it out.
Our good friends Polar Bear Club dropped by the recording studio to track some awesome live recordings off their albums "Clash Battle Guilt Pride" and "Chasing Hamburg." The boys are currently wrapping up their US tour with Bad Religion, so you know they're having a good time! Check out their interview here and watch their live recording of "Bottled Wind" on our YouTube channel here.
The international premiere of Lakey Peterson's movie, Zero to 100, went down in Huntington Beach over the weekend. Lakey signed autographs and interviewed with TV stations, a handful of kids turned the Hindu Pirates outdoor concert into what looked like Coachella Junior (just check out the pictures), and hometown hero Brett Simpson showed up to support his up-and-coming teammate. The movie was amazing (no surprises there), and to top it all off, after the screening Lakey and director Aaron Lieber were both honored by the California State Assembly with a certificate of recognition. In sum, a good time was had by all and we're super proud of Lakey. Click 'Full Story' to see more. Photos: D. Bahn.