You'll want to get to know Nic von Rupp, Portugal's finest and one of Hurley's newest. And we've got some options on how you can go about doing that: you can press play on his One & Only (up top!) and get a full dose of Nic shredding, or you can click 'Full Story' for a quick interview with the man himself. Our advice? Do both. Get your One & Only here and see more from Nic, including his favorite Hurley stuff at Hurley.com/nicvonrupp. Featured music: "No Sentiment" by Cloud Nothings, off of Attack on Memory.
It's common knowledge that Carissa Moore is an absolute pleasure to watch on a surfboard, which makes sense because she's also just an absolute pleasure in general. In other words, the youngest person to win a World Title (she was just eighteen!) has quickly become our favorite surfer/person/friend. Click 'Full Story' to get to know more about the girl who around the office we simply refer to as "the Hawaiian Angel."
Brett's about to pack up and head to Australia for the start of the 2013 ASP World Tour, which kicks off on March 2nd at Snapper. But first thing's first — a chat with Peter King and a quick surf out front at Southside HB pier to make sure his equipment is working right (spoiler alert: it is.) Brett's looking good going into 2013, so stay tuned for more goodness from the hometown hero.
If you live in or around Coronoa Del Mar then you you've probably noticed the ever-changing colors of the wall at Hobie on PCH. What can we say? We can't put down the paint brushes for long. Which is why last week, the art team supreme packed up the supplies and put another masterpiece up. Click play to see how something like this come to life.
Jake and Jeff of Say Anything have started a little passion project with their new band, XO. They wanted to create a completely different sound, and came to record their new 7” (recorded by Parker Case) at the Hurley studios. We think XO sounds a little bit like My Bloody Valentine, with hints of Sigur Ros and Surfer Blood. Enjoy! Video: YB.
At first the US and North Korea seem like two places that couldn't be more different than one another — and on most levels they are. But after watching this video, you'll see that they are the same on the most important level: the human one. Because clean water is something that we all need, and being able to help another person, or receive help from another person, is an experience we can all appreciate. Jon Rose has taken the Waves for Water to some incredible places, but trust us, this one might have the most impact. Visit wavesforwater.org for more information on Jon's projects.
Good times at the Clark Little two year anniversary party of his North Shore gallery last night. Besides Clark being on hand to sign autographs and people being able to win a GoPro Hero 3 in a raffle, Kelly Slater auctioned off canvas prints with proceeds going to Waves For Water. Video: PK.
The story of Lakey Peterson's road to professional surfing is different than most girls on tour. While most girls we're basically doing air reverses at the age of 10 (cough cough, Carissa), Lakey was on the basketball court, not taking much to surfing until 12-years-old. Which is why her qualification for the ASP World Tour by the age of 17 (and finishing her rookie year with a better-than-decent 7th place) makes the title of her first film, Zero to 100, so fitting. Watch the trailer now, try not to ditch whatever you're doing to go surfing (or don't!) and keep chekcing LakeyPeterson.com for updates on the project.
The Sig Zane X Hurley collaborative launched at Dukes in Waikiki (the birthplace of surfing) this week, bringing classsic Hurley product together with the iconic artwork of Sig Zane, from Hilo, Hawaii. There are two amazing prints featured in the collection, you can see both in this clip. Video: PK.
Being a surf photographer is an adrenaline-charged job. While some of the profession's responsibilities include "twirling around the shorebreak and having fun," these guys are constantly heading into heavy, aggressive waves, getting worked on a daily basis. Master water photographer Clark Little doesn't mind, though; he says "it's all worth it for the perfect shot." Check out his morning photography session at his favorite break on the North Shore. Video by PK.