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.
The latest stop of the Hurley Surfboard Demo Tour took place with the Edison High School Surf Team in some clean, fun surf at HB River Jetties. After making the tough decision of picking a Hurley, Stacey, Doc or T Patterson surfboard, the kids took to the water on their weapon of choice and put on a show for the crowd on the beach — Coach Zoran, 2 parents and a dog. Needless to say they were all as impressed as we were. Thanks to Coach Zoran and team for putting our boards to good use! Check out the photos from the morning by clicking 'Full Story'.
Cody Levesque is somewhat (no scratch that, he's 100%) an action sports amphibian; transitioning from BMX to skate without hesitation and without losing any style along the way. In this video on Defgrip.net both of Cody's talents are put on display, so don't wait — watch and enjoy it here.
This video of Aussie skater Jack Fardell has been on the Internet for a month now, but that doesn't make it any less awesome — it only makes us a little behind the times... Just think of it as a five dollar bill you didn't know you lost until you found it in the back pocket of your old jeans. But back to the topic at hand, click here to see how Jack and Corbin Harris do the Big Apple (hint: on wheels and under lots of bridges) in this Frontside Events video.
Just call him Keegan McTwist... Let us explain: Hurley's favorite 9-year-old, Keegan Palmer, made the journey down from the Gold Coast on the weekend to compete in the Bondi Bowl Riding event and took the win in the under 13's! Keegs did three McTwists in the final with plenty of style and celebrated the weekend with a little surf. See? Keegan mcTwist it is. Congrats on a killer weekend, Keegan. Click through for more photos.
Last Thursday the Hurley Skatepark opened up its doors to the public for a night of good ol' fashioned skating. A solid crew of local rippers showed up to skate the bowl and connect some lines throughout the rest of the park. Click "full story" for photos from the evening and be sure to join us every Thursday night from 4-7pm at Hurley HQ for some more fun in the park. All ages and abilities are welcome. Photos: Derek Bahn
We've been talking about Skate the Coast and B4BC - the charities aimed at raising breast cancer awareness and funding research for a cure. Skaters typically take an 18-mile cruise down the coast of South Bay, Los Angeles, but as some of you know, our friend Curren Caples recently skated over an unidentified object and sustained a bit of an injury… of the compound wrist fracture variety. Instead of saying, "I'll catch you next year, B4BC," Curren went above and beyond by organizing an event of his own -- he invited kids up to Oxnard to skate with him and his friends so they could participate, too. Louie Lopez, Moose, and what looks like about 87 pizzas were all in attendance, as well as some cool gear from Curren's sponsors for all the kids who came out for a good cause. You can check out Curren (who unfortunately had to play gimp cheerleader and hang on the sidelines) and the video of the event here.
We already love skating, so when someone is skating for a good cause, we're all for it. Our friend Asher Bradshaw is doing just that in Boarding For Breast Cancer's 6th Annual Skate the Coast event in LA. Asher will be skating 18 miles along the South Bay this Saturday to raise money for breast cancer research. If you want to help Asher reach his fundraising goal (and help save some lives in the process), donate here.
We've talked to you guys about Ryder Lawson before, but maybe we should introduce him again. And instead of reminding you that he won New Gen Skater of the Year last February, or telling you his favorite ice cream flavor (he looks like he might be a Mint Chip kind of kid) — we're just going to make you watch this new edit. It should do the trick!