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    VOLCOM RAPID JAM MUNICH

    What an insane weekend we all just experienced at the Volcom Rapid Jam going down on the infamous Eisbach wave in Munich! Starting at the local surf shop Santo Loco (Eisenmannstraße 4, 80331 München) we invited the munich locals for a get together with the Volcom Surf Team including Leon Glatzer, Gony Zubizarreta, Willi Aliotti and Charly Quivront. The beers were flowing and the boys even printed some limited Volcom X Santo Loco shirts for the mob. As the motivation increased and the sun set down, we took the crowd for a walk towards the Eisbach to heat everything up for the Rapid Jam. From flames & inflatable turtles on the wave, 1000 bucks for tricks, to loads of shotgun beers and the best guys to ever surf the static wave made the perfect combo for the rad atmosphere we enjoyed. It was a huge pleasure to see such a strong scene, getting rad and pushing the energy to the next level. Special thanks to Quirin Rohleder who made all of this happen and of course to all the other sponsors and helpers such as Globe, Totally Rad!, Goldene Bar, Wolfrik „den Flammenwerfer“ Kirkflow Fischer, Toby Haseloff und natürlich die FUS Crew. Don‘t worry, it‘s only Rapid Surfing! #TrueToThis Photos by: Benson Photography, Luke Wolfgarten, Timo Kavermann, Grande Jenzonelli Video Edit: David Herbst Volcom surf gang Beers and good times at the santo loco shop William aliotti presenting his handprinted shirt to the boys Eli Christ Leon&Gony - photo Luke_Wolfgarten Germanys most crowded river The Anti Bad Vibe Shield was mandatory Leon,Gony, Lani
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    Skate Invadors - GQ x Volcom

    Last June, Volcom introduced a new skate sculpture in Paris, France, at Place de la Republique. The project was in collaboration with the city of Paris, Sterling Project, some of the most iconic Parisian skateboarders, and Volcom. Going further than building a functional skatepark, Sterling Project developed an aesthetic sculpture which respects the local architecture of the plaza and helps to contribute to increasing the social experience of the skateboarders and the non-skateboarders who live in the surrounding areas. The result is an impressive 40-foot-long piece of granite, concrete, and metal in the shape of a Volcom Stone to serve as a skate spot for the local skateboarding community. GQ Magazine France documented this process and gave us a moving visual eye to the storytelling. This video is the behind the scenes look at the Place de la Republique project this past June.
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    VOLCOM STORE STUTTGART REOPENING

    This past weekend, the Volcom Store Stuttgart celebrated its reopening with good vibes and a proper new look! Still located at the Gerber mall in the centre of Stuttgart, the store was packed, the vinyl records were spinning and the cold refreshments got everyone hyped – thanks to MaxlRainer. Right when the sun started to heat up the concrete, the Cash For Tricks Session went down with some heavy bangers in front of the doors. Volcom Family members, friends and locals came out for the occasion and blessed us with a reopening party to remember. Thanks to all the helping hands, drinking heads and party people for your love! Thanks to Louis XIV from Delinquent Network, to MaxlRainer for the refreshments and the Jiggy Brothers for the Vinyl sickness. All photos by Martin Hermann Beers & Trahtalks MaxlRainer blessed us with tons of  beer Jens Hennefarth on the decks Handprinted shirts for the people Stoked out young gun with his new shirt and the fake stone tattoo - savage! The Music was pumping all day thanks to Louis XIV of Delinquent Network Louis XIV & Mr.Jenzonelli Patrick Zentgraf doing what he does best The heat was on Mark Metzner during the Cash For Tricks session Volcom Family G - Dennis Nitsche Cheers to this young ripper and congrats for the Best Overall Performance Pascal Forster Denis Nitsche is unstoppable - Sw frontside flip Stjepan Lovric stepped up the yoga game Alex Schultz with a textbook fs 360 Alex Schultz Ollie over&into the stone Beermeetings after the sesh Alex Schultz Ollie over&into the stone
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    La Kantera Invitational 2018 Recap

    Winners got decided last Saturday 23 of June under a perfect summer day at La Kantera Invitational 2018! The legendary pool of Algorta got shredded into pieces by an international field of skateboarders, and besides a few injuries and a destroyed pool ladder, the action didn’t stop. Congratulations to Jordyn Barratt (USA) who took top honors in Women division, Nicky Guerrero (Denmark) for winning the Masters division and to Vincent Matheron (France) for his first place in the Pro/Am division. On top of all the action we also celebrated Alain Goikoetxea’s 20 years with Volcom in his hometown, surprising him with a giant Volcom Stone cake and an Eagletone guitar customized by his sister and artist Naiara. The warm up day (Friday) ended with a giant Barbecue at the beach on the evening, and with the local psychedelic band Purple Vellocet playing at Sunset. With the beers flowing, the party peaked with Pizza Knife taking over the stage with a killer punk show. Jordynn Barrat won Womens division with style fs smith over the deathbox It was all about good vibes on the contest day (Saturday), the public coming in numbers as the day advanced to watch the action in the grandstand around the pool or in the grass fields surrounding playa Arrigunaga. The action continued after the prize ceremony with Woody Woodcutters and FAVX playing a live free show under a stunning sunset. Then it was time to crack more cold ones down the beach for the annual Sanjuanada celebrating the longest day of the year with fires everywhere. Thanks to Euskaltel, the city of Getxo, Confusion magazine, Thanks Skateboarding, @guretxoskatepark, Eagletone guitars, Alain Goikoetxea, Javier Mendizabal  and Etienne Pinon for judging, Naiara Goikoetxea for this year artwork drawing and the custom Eagletone Guitars trophies, Don Grego and Edu for MCing, DJ Judas for the good tunes, Daniel Pelow and his webcast crew, Marc Churchill and Dani Lozano for hosting the webcast, Vincent Coupeau and Borja from the skate club for the photos, Jeremy and Alex for the video and everyone else who made this event a success! Scroll down to see the photos of the event Check out @volcomskate and #lakanterainvitational for more insights One of Vincent Matheron final runs: Full live webcast replay link: Full Live Webcast Dropbox with photos Full Results: PRO/AM 1 Vincent Matheron 10000€ 2 Nilo Pecanha (Brasil) 3500€ 3 Jaime Mateu (Spain) 2500€ 4 Sam Beckett (UK) 1800€ 5 Rune Glifberg (Denmark) 1400€ 6 Marcel Cama (Spain) 1100€ 7 Alex Hallford (UK) 1000€ 8 Ian Campbell (Euskadi) 900€ Podium ProAm WOMEN: 1 Jordyn Barratt (USA) 4000€ 2 Minna Stess (USA) 1500€ 3 Madeleine Larcheron (France) 800€ 4 Chloé Bernard (France) 700€ 5 Catherine Marquis (Germany) 600€ 6 Paula Flores (Spain) 500€ 7 Silvia Serret March (Euskadi) 300€ 8 Iraia Escobar (Euskadi) 200€ MASTERS: 1 Nicky Guerrero (Denmark) 4000€ 2 Diego Doural (Spain) 1500€ 3 Jose Manuel Roura (Spain) 800€ 4 Xavi Elorriaga (Euskadi) 700€ 5 Jon Ander “Txufo” De Arino (Euskadi) 600€ 6 Alex Mosterin (Euskadi) 500€ 7 « Captain » Jairo Garcia 300€ 8 Pedro Tomas 200€ Ian Campbell bs tail on warmup day Alain Goikoetxea surprise presents  before the finals for his 20st anniversary with volcom Nicky Guerrero won the masters division once again with his smooth style Alberto from Thanks Skateboarding and Jonathan from Confusion Alex Hallford has some tricks most don't Alex Hallford Captain Jairock fs Rock Custom painted Eagletone guitars by Naiara Goikoetxea for the winners Daan VanderLinden took the mic for a PSTONE tribute Ian Ponciano celebrated his bday with big bs airs and eggplants Jaime Mateu indy to fakie over the ladder Jordan Thackeray fs feeble Jordyn Barrat is all smiles Friday night BBQ and beach party was lit La Kantera evening vibes cash for young Ian Ponciano who had his bday during the comp  chef Rigo  Jordyn Barratt fs invert - 1000 Alain got caught by suprise surrounded by his homies buena gente Marcel Cama couldn't land his bs540 but finished 6th in the PRO:AM Marcel Cama Hurricane Minna Stess took 2nd place mute japan One of the hyppest guy on the board Carlos Neira fs feeble Pizza Knife did a killer show on Friday night Purple Vellocet played at sunset to start the BBQ and beach party Rune Glifberg fs floater Rune Glifberg took 5th place in the PROAM Scared, Jordan Thackeray isn't the crowd got amped Vincent Matheron_fs lip   Vincent Matheron Woody woodcutters front man got his act dialed Woody Woodcutters on Saturday night SAN JUAN Fiestas
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    Noa Deane's "Head Noise" is a Cinematic Surf Movie from Filmmaker Mikey Mallalieu

    Release date: August 2 Demystifying the noise within his own head and destroying the noise of the stereotype which surrounds him. Yes, Noa Deane is a freakish aerialist, but he also charges tubes of consequence. Yes, he is one of the most innovative surfers in the world today, but he is also steeped in a deep respect for his heritage. Yes, he has been characterized as a punk kid, but he is thoughtful and down to earth. Yes, his life might look like an easy dream ride, but he has demons to slay! This movie is a direct reflection of Noa Deane. It's a candid look at one of surfing's most exciting characters through high-action, heavy-charging, avant-garde surfing for the new age, documented unmistakably through the lens of filmmaker Mikey Mallalieu. West Coast (California) July 12 - Los Angeles: Zebulon Cafe July 13 - San Diego: South Coast Surf Shop July 15 - Costa Mesa: Volcom HQ East Coast July 21 - Playa Jobos Isabela, Puerto Rico July 24 - Asbury Park, New Jersey: Asbury Lanes July 25 - Long Beach, New York: Unsound Surf Shop July 27 - South Kingstown, Rhode Island: Whaler Brewing Company July 28 - Portsmouth, New Hampshire: 3S Artspace NOA DEANE COLLECTION Be on the lookout for an all-new head-to-toe Noa Deane collection, Noise Noise Noise, releasing mid-July!
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    Repu Gets Stoned

    After a long process of design, planning and production, Volcom worked with Sterling Projects to replace the skateboard obstacles in the Place de La Republique in the heart of Paris last week. The new setup has been designed specially to fit the plaza and will stay for a certain amount of time, while the “old” Stone granite spot has found a temporary new home in Place De La Bastille (where it was originally set during the summer of 2015). A good number of skaters from the Volcom team gathered last weekend to celebrate with the locals and share the good vibes: Ben Raemers, Rune Glifberg, Daan Van Der Linden, Alec Majerus, Harry Lintell, Eniz Fazliov, Jorge Simoes, Vincent Matheron, Alexander Risvad, Dustin Dollin,  Jonathan Vlerick, Tom Bellot, Noah Mailleux and Bart Buikman… After a “tribute” happening on Friday 15th June consisting of a session in Bastille followed by some refreshments and music at the Volcom Store, the inauguration of the new setup took place on Saturday 16 June, Place de La Republique: Before the mayhem begun, some free skate lessons were given to newbees ….. Cash prizes for tricks on the new Stone feature was given out and then the action moved to the 2 new benches line… the session got heated and went wild, in the end Alex Risvad from Denmark, Nolan Zangas (USA), Adrien Chabiron (Fr), Cesar Dubroca (Fr) and Ryo Sejiri (Japan) all got rewarded 400€ each. Oh and the whole event was Eco friendly too! The party ended at the Fluctuat café with beers, good times and some live music from Leopard Ale and Tversky who both will surely be in your next party playlist! A million thanks to all that helped us make this happen! The Paris city council and the DJS, Jerome Girard, Sterling Projects, Mathias Thomer, Tonton Reda from Dayoff, Tura, Santiago, Paris skate Culture for the skate lessons, White Lobster records for DJing in the plaza, PJY for DJing at the party, Valentin for DJing at the Volcom store, Leopard Ale, Tversky, Carlo, Zeb, Thibault Lenours, Yann Garin, the Volcom Store Paris staff, Blend Burgers, Camel & Pizzu and the Fluctuat café, also everyone that came along and showed their support.  Daan Van Der Linden floats over Bastille plaza setup during the Friday tribute session – Photo Lenours Daan and Eniz Fazliov in Bastille - Photo Lenours The Volcom crew chilling in Bastille – Photo Remy Stratton Noah Mailleux bs ollie - Photo Lenours Vincent Matheron and friend at the Volcom Store Paris party on the Friday night- Photo Lenours Taking over the streets - Photo Lenours   Alec Majerus and Jonathan Vlerick at the store- Photo Lenours @StoopidSkater - Photo Lenours Harry Lintell truck dropping - Photo Lenours Dustin Dollin, Daan, Alec and friends - Photo Remy Stratton Then on the Saturday, we inaugurated this beast in Place De La Republique - Photo Lenours The place got packed quickly and the session was on – Photo Remy Stratton Hydration for the troops- Photo Lenours Kids go first- Photo Lenours Starting with a best trick on the slappy- Photo Lenours Then on the long ledge – Bart Buikman - Photo Lenours Gaetan Ducellier with his nice hair- Photo Lenours Tom Bellot on the banks for the Third Best trick- Photo Lenours Then we moved to the new benches on the other side of the plaza also installed by Volcom, for a best line contest – Adrien Chabiron took 400€ home- Photo Lenours Your hosts Tonton Reda from DAyOff Paris and Mathias Thomer from Cosanostra- Photo Lenours Cesar Dubroca also won some € - Photo Lenours Hangout before the party at Blend Burgers- Photo Remy Stratton LEOPARD ALE heating the Fluctuat Café at the afterparty - Photo Remy Stratton

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The Volcom Road Rager Tour, French West Coast
It has been long awaited the chance to come back and visit Bretagne and enjoy the beautiful landscapes, the delicious crepes and the tasty cider. Unfortunately, we cannot say that we found good waves … it was mostly small and on-shore and as everyone told us “You should have been here yesterday, it was pumping !” Bad timing ? Maybe … but the guys prefer to surf on-shore waves anyway ! Willy Charly Baptiste We took a big camping car, asked William Aliotti, Charly Quivront and Baptiste Gaud to jump in, and drove all the way from Hossegor to Brest, our first stop of the tour with Side Shore Surfshop. We could enjoy some great surf movies at the Brest Surf Film Festival before heading south to visit Absolute Surfshop and surf in Crozon with the local kids that were ripping on their home spot ! No time to rest, the next day we had to be in Guidel to visit Action Line Surfshop, surf & skate on schedule ! The micro ramp is right in front of the shop and the kids were super keen so we decided to throw a Best trick Session ! Baptiste had a few tricks but the local groms took it home. We were very impress by their levels of skateboarding, hat down Guidel ! Next stop was Keepcool in Carnac where we had the best session of the trip at La Cote Sauvage, Quiberon. A super funny left where Charly and Baptiste had a blast on a sunny day. BTW, it was pissing rain in the South West of France ! Everyone was very excited about the next one in the Volcom Store Nantes, a student city where we heard the night life can be pretty epic. The surf team did some DIY Road Rager tshirts for the customers and we played a big darts tournament before visiting the museums and libraries of the city ... yeah maybe we only visited pubs and clubs … On a big hangover, we drove to Ile de Ré and had a beautiful evening at Reves D’Iles Surfshop where we skated in front of the shop and gave a skate lesson to the local groms. The day after we drove to Charly’s home town, Royan, to visit his dad’s shop Maracuja. A big crowd was waiting for Charly, the first surfer of the town who succeed in becoming a pro surfer. You can see that the kids are inspired by his achievements, that was nice and we had a blast, thanks Yannick ! To finish with fireworks we had plan a big one in Biscarosse at La Vigie, on the same days that the Junior Qualifying Series were running. Art expo by Roch Tortuga, live music by Cheaap, surf test by Firewire Surfboards, all these on tape for free. A big day to celebrate a great shop while the JQS was called OFF for a lay day. This tour was great, we shared some good times with our best surfshops, discovered a beautiful coast line and experimented the camper life. We will be back next year, one day in advance, so we should get more waves All the photos have been shot by Kevin Berthelot
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MACBA BACK TO THE 4
Wednesday 23 May 2018 Barcelona , Spain Volcom joined forces with @macbalife to help its vision become reality: putting back the 4th block at MACBA’s legendary Big4 spot for an event celebrating skateboarding history, and giving the opportunity to the new generation to add some tricks to the already long ABD list. For only a couple hours, the party gathered some of the travelling pros, Europe finest ams, the eclectic Macba local scene and a horde of skateboarding enthusiasts shaking the museum and university walls with their cheers. Just to name a few, Justin Sommer, Carlos Neira, Jorge Simoes, Adrien Bulard, Jordan Maxham and Robert Neal put on a great show, but Frenchmen Aurelien Giraud was the crowds favorite landing hammer after hammer. He won most of the cash claiming top 2 best NBD’s, the MVP award, and shut down the session after time with a perfect bs 360 kickflip. Milion thanks to Alex Braza’s @macbalife, Ungravity, Javier Menéndez, Snipes, Transworld Skatebaording, ETN, Roberto Aleman, Alain Goikoetxea, Rufus, all the Macba locals and everyone who came enjoy the party with us. RESULTS LEGENDARY ABDs Arto’s FAKIE FLIP – JUSTIN SOMMER – 500€ Brian Hermann’s NOLLIE INWARD HEELFLIP – JORGE SIMOES – 500€ Koston’s FAKIE 360 FLIP – AURELIEN GIRAUD – 500€ Apple’s NOLLIE BS HEELFLIP – ADRIEN BULARD – 500€ The Boss ‘s FLIP SHIFTY – JORDAN MAXHAM – 500€   TOP 3 NBDs FAKIE HARDFLIP – AURELIEN GIRAUD – 3000€ HARDFLIP REVERT – AURELIEN GIRAUD – 2000€ OLLIE BODY VARIAL – JUSTIN SOMMER – 1000€   Most Valuable Player: AURELIN GIRAUD – 1000€ Check out the photos and video for the full story : Filmers: @marcosavino  @ccrivero_  
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Save Saint Martin #sxmstrong
6 months have passed since hurricane Irma destroyed the North islands in the Caribbean, the damages on my native island of Saint Martin is so heavy that it's only slowly step by step that we keep moving forward. But it is with extraordinary courage and hard work that the locals lead the fight to get back our little paradise with the hope and faith to rebuild everything to make it even a better place. Being far away and feeling helpless to not be able to help my island knowing what they are going through I decided to create an association to raise money to help rebuild the surf clubs of Saint Martin where I begin surfing, because it seems to me essential for the balance of young generations and the waves’ passionate to continue surfing and smiling. A huge thank you to Monster Energy for supporting this cause and helping the recovery of the surf clubs of Saint Martin with new surfboards and  we decide to do this little video when I came back home for the first time after the hurricane in honor of the inspiring fearless Saint Martin’s citizen who stayed and stand up strong through all the hard time. And shown despite the damage the unconditional beauty of the island. You can help rebuilding Saint Martin’s surf club by donating on that link : https://www.helloasso.com/associations/save-saint-martin-surf-clubs/formulaires/1/widget Also article of the association on my blog : http://www.maudlecar.fr/faites-don-save-saint-martin-surf-clubs/ #sxmstrong
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SKATEBOARDING COPENHAGEN W/ CHRIS PFANNER, COLLIN PROVOST, MILTON MARTINEZ, ALEC MAJERUS
WE HIT SOME OF THE BEST SKATE SPOTS IN COPENHAGEN AND ALEC MAJERUS NAILS THE ELUSIVE (AND MASSIVE) 14-STAIR RAIL We recently found ourselves in Copenhagen, Denmark for the annual CPH Pro skate contest and met up with veteran Volcom team rider and local hero Rune Glifberg to show us around the city. After hopping on our bikes with the crew (Chris Pfanner, Collin Provost, Milton Martinez, Alec Majerus) and getting a first-hand look at the Danish capital, we decided it was time to hit some of Copenhagen’s best skateparks. SKATE SCENE IN COPENHAGEN Copenhagen really has done an amazing job making the city welcoming to skaters, or maybe it’s just the people. All of the locals seem to have the mindset of “live and let live.” Besides letting skaters from around the world takeover their city for a week for the CPH Pro, Copenhagen has built some of the world’s most amazing skateparks and even a lot of the infrastructure in the city seems like it was made to skate. The last couple days of the trip were plagued with off and on rain, and since we had an open agenda and already did the obligatory Copenhagen canal tour, everyone just wanted to skate. The contest transforms the city to a great big skateboard festival with skateboarders dominating the city picture. Everywhere you look there are skateboarders from all over the world riding their boards and bikes around town. All in all, this festive week is the perfect backdrop to go in depth with the Volcom Skate Team. -Rune Glifberg MAKESHIFT CITY SPOT In a brief period of dryness, we had to take advantage, so we hit the streets on our bikes to skate all of the spots we’ve been seeing during the week. We pulled up to a spot that Rune had saw, but we weren’t even sure if it was skatable as he had just seen it in passing. After arrival, we took a quick glance and it looked highly questionable: a very long mellow bank that leads up to some high metal poles sticking out from the ground. To most of the crew, it didn’t look that skateable, but to Pfanner, it was his specialty. After a quick roll up, he ollied it first try! A few more tries later he was rolling away from a backside 180 as the rain slowly started again and forced us to find cover elsewhere. DIY BRIDGE SPOT Under a bridge by the highways entering the city there is a DIY skatepark that the locals have constantly been building. Only a few months back, Collin was out here on the Volcom X Harley motorcycle trip and he was astonished at how much they added to it since then. The boys quickly fired it up and Collin and Milton were going off, flying around everywhere under the bridge while the locals were chatting it up with the rest of the crew and watching all the action. FLAT GROUND AND THE DISH SPOT Just out from under the bridge was a park with a playground, some ledges, and a lot of the other dudes just chilling and skating flatground. Sometime during the sesh, a local skater showed up with a little Vespa scooter and Pfanner and Collin wondered if they could ollie over it. The guy was skeptical, but let them try. Almost instantly, the guys were nailing tricks over and over and the dude was happily surprised. After the DIY spot, we headed back into the city to hit more spots. During the week in Copenhagen cruising around the city, we spotted this interesting dish spot at a public park not too far from our hotel, so we decided to check it out. Collin had a field day as he loves skating small and odd transitions. The guy can kickflip off the side of a curb! Everyone was having an awesome time just kicking it in the park, watching Collin and people watching. It wasn’t too long until the rain came back and we were forced to retreat to the hotel. THE HOSPITAL On the very last day we decided to try and hit a spot before we all had to catch our flights back home. Alec had seen this rail in a skate video that he knew was in Copenhagen, but he didn’t quite know where it was. After asking some local skaters, we got a pin to the local hospital, so we decided to go and try to skate it. Turns out, the hospital was a huge complex with multiple buildings and we still weren’t sure where the rail was. Thanks to Google satellite images, we located the massive 14 stair rail. Skaters call this rail a “shotgun rail” because it has two parallel rails about seven inches apart from each other, resembling a shotgun barrel. Alec said he always wanted to grind one with each truck on a different rail, and after a few tries, mission accomplished! Ending the trip at a high point and checking one off the bucket list was not a very bad way to end a trip to the happiest place on earth. Thank you, Copenhagen!   "I WENT TO COPENHAGEN THREE YEARS AGO FOR THE FIRST TIME AND EVER SINCE THEN IT'S BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT." -ALEC
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HITCH A RIDE WITH OUR SKATE TEAM AS THEY TAKE A CANAL TOUR THROUGH COPENHAGEN'S BEAUTIFUL AND ICONIC WATERWAYS
HITCH A RIDE WITH OUR SKATE TEAM AS THEY TAKE A CANAL TOUR THROUGH COPENHAGEN'S BEAUTIFUL AND ICONIC WATERWAYS After the CPH Open contest was over, which was the reason we ventured to Copenhagen, we arranged a boat ride with our friend Rasmaus (I think that's his name?!) to let the crew relax and get a different perspective of Rune Glifberg’s hometown of Copenhagen. Rune put it best when he said, "The appearance of the city is a lot different from a boat ride. There's a quietness in the canals that doesn’t exist on the streets." The crew (Louie Lopez, Arto Saari, Chris Pfanner, Rune) hopped on their bikes and rode down to the canal where the boat was docked. We had a case of beer, some decent weather, good company, and were off on a canal tour of Copenhagen – it was going to be a good afternoon. COPENHAGEN CANALS Rune was right, there was a quietness out on the canals that you didn’t get in the streets and it was extremely refreshing. Louie Lopez has been to Copenhagen a few times, but never had experienced a full boat tour around the city, and he was stoked. Once everyone got their sea legs, we were off! Rune instantly started to point out all of the interesting things you could see from sea level: historic buildings, different neighborhoods, and some of the oldest parts of the city. Arto and Pfanner had a hard time putting their cameras down. There was just so much to see. RECOMMENDED CANAL TOURS IN COPENHAGEN: Canal Tours Copenhagen - 4.5 stars The Grand Tour of Copenhagen - 4.1 stars Kanalrundfarten - 4.4 stars Nettobadene - 4.3 stars This summer I wanted to show the team all the canals and crazy scenery you can see from the water. The appearance of the city is a lot different from a boat ride. There is a quietness in the canals that doesn’t exist on the streets, so it’s a nice escape from all the madness of the CPH Open contest. The contest is legendary by now, and the energy around the whole city is really mind-blowing when you live here. -Rune Glifberg SCENERY ON THE COPENHAGEN CANALS Not too far into our boat ride we got stopped by the police, yes, the police boat. They were only checking to make sure that the boat had enough life jackets for everyone and once they recognized Rune, they let us continue on our journey. You can’t give local Danish legend Rune Glifberg any trouble! All along our ride there was something to see. Huge 19th century tall ships, some sunken ships, and a lot of curious tourists on the shore. One of the most interesting sights of all were these floating shantytowns just outside of Christiania. Residents had built their own homes out of other people’s trash, made it float, and now lived on the water. It really tripped out Louie and Alec. They said it was probably the craziest thing they’ve seen in Copenhagen. Nothing like a graffiti-ridden trailer floating on the water!  "COPENHAGEN IS KIND OF A WONDERLAND FOR EVERYONE THAT APPRECIATES A LITTLE BIT OF FREEDOM AND ENJOYS THE 'LIVE AND LET LIVE' MENTALITY." -PFANNER   Heading back to dock the boat, everyone was pretty quiet. They were taking in the beautiful scenes around them and were enjoying the last fleeting moments together cruising through the canals of Copenhagen. Just in time, too, as the skies started to darken towards the end of our route, we docked our boat in a hurry right before it started to rain. Luckily, it was just a passing shower and we were all able to hop back on our bikes and make it back to the hotel just as planned.
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RIDING BIKES THROUGH COPENHAGEN W/ ALEC MAJERUS, LOUIE LOPEZ, COLLIN PROVOST, RUNE GLIFBERG
THE SKATE TEAM TRADES SKATEBOARDS FOR BIKES TO TOUR THROUGH COPENHAGEN, DENMARK WITH A STOP AT THE HIPPIE FREETOWN OF CHRISTIANIA The Volcom Skate Team recently traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark for the CPH Pro and found some spare time after the contest, so they decided to hang out with local legend and longtime Volcom team rider Rune Glifberg for a couple days to get the true Copenhagen experience on two wheels before getting an authentic Copenhagen canal tour. RIDING BIKES IN COPENHAGEN There really is something magical about Copenhagen, Denmark. Chris Pfanner, Arto Saari, Louie Lopez and Alec Majerus all mentioned, at one point or another, that the city and people of Copenhagen really have it figured out. Not only is Copenhagen one of the cleanest cities in the world, but it is also one of the healthiest. One of the main reasons is that the infrastructure is designed to promote a pedestrian and cycling culture rather than driving. Normally on skate trips, the crew packs into a van and drives to a spot and skates for hours. In Copenhagen, you travel by bike like a pack of wolves. As Alec pointed out, "Biking around from spot to spot is fun and keeps your legs warm." A perfect activity for skateboarders.   WHERE TO RENT BIKES IN COPENHAGEN In Copenhagen, the majority of people ride a bike, and if you want to embrace the city as the locals do, you'll want to rent a bike from one of the many establishments located throughout the city. Whether it's a touchscreen-enabled, navigation-friendly bike from Bycyklen, a simple city bike you can access on the street 24/7 from Donkey Republic, or a secondhand bike advocating a philanthropic cause from Baisikeli, there is no shortage of choices. RECOMMENDED BIKE RENTALS IN COPENHAGEN: Donkey Republic 24/7 Bike Rental - 5 stars Copenhagen Bike Rental - 4.8 stars Copenhagen Bicycle ApS - 4.2 stars Baisikeli - 4 stars beCopenhagen Sightseeing & Bikes - 4.9 stars Bike Rental Copenhagen - 4.6 stars Summertime in Copenhagen makes it one of the best cities in the world. Short lived and with a seasonal bloom. Our summers work as a breath of fresh air from our long winters that seem to last forever sometimes. Sharing our summers with the skateboard world is such a fun thing. Riding bikes around with the Volcom team and just enjoying the warm weather and the energized summer pulse of the city. -Rune Glifberg HIPPIE FREETOWN OF CHRISTIANIA Our hotel was located right next to the train station where there were bikes everywhere, but we were lucky enough to be able to rent bikes from the hotel – all 12 of us! On the first day we were waiting for everyone to get in to town, but we already got our bikes and Collin Provost was ready to explore. First stop?! Christiania! Like travelling back in time, Christiania is like old town Copenhagen which operates on its own rules. A self-governing gypsy village located somewhat on the outskirts of town. It was only a couple miles away which was perfect for a nice little bike ride, and with all of our friends and other skaters coming to town for the contest, it served as the unofficial meeting place all week. Needless to say, everyone on the trip knew the route to Christiania by heart before the trip was over. Bike ownership is pretty loose in Copenhagen and Collin got his bike stolen within the first couple days. No worries though, he just took another bike that seemed unwanted (and unlocked) and really made it his own for the rest of his time in Copenhagen, putting on stickers and tagging it. THE CITY OF COPENHAGEN One of the highlights of riding bikes in Copenhagen with such a big squad is that you can stop and look at whatever interests you along the way without having to find a place to park your car, pile out, and pile back in. One of our European riders Victor “Doobie” Pellagrin was also with us and he doesn’t know how to not have a good time! Romping around on bikes was second nature to him. He mentioned that he used to race motocross as a kid and that his father was a world-renowned racer as well. It all made sense when he was popping wheelies for 50 feet down the road and taking the poor hotel bikes off-roading. The architecture is really something to admire and everywhere we looked we saw some cool building nestled between the busy cobblestone streets. The different building colors, old school architect, and many towers and spires which populate the city give Copenhagen a feel like no other.   "BIKING AROUND THE CITY IS EPIC. AMAZING ARCHITECTURE AND VIEWS CONSTANTLY AND IT'S FASTER THAN DRIVING AROUND IN A CAR. YOU CAN PULL UP TO A SPOT AND BE WARMED UP AND READY TO GO!" -LOUIE