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EventsCongratulations to Soli Bailey, 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro Champion! Finals Day at the Volcom Pipe Pro was unpredictable! We kicked off the morning early with the two remaining heats of Round 3, then we immediately got into Round 4 competition. Waves started off slow as the sun rose over Sunset Elementary, but it wasn’t long before sets started rolling in and guys started dropping some big scores. The first 9-point ride went to Brazil’s Adriano De Souza on a heavy Backdoor wave in his first heat of the competition to secure himself into Round 4. Along with Adriano, Ian Crane, Benji Brand, and Luke Shepardson advanced to the next round. Round 4 saw similar off-beat scores from the inconsistent, yet improving sets, but boys made it happen. Brian Toth kicked off Heat 2 with a solid 6-point ride, while in the last minute of the heat, Kiron Jabour dropped to third place after Soli Bailey secured solid 6.13 score. Heat 3 we saw Mitch Coleborn bag a solid Pipe wave earning himself a 6.17 to push himself into the lead, and right behind him, Koa Smith took off on a similar Pipe wave, although not as deep as Coleborn, and earned himself a 5-point ride. John John Florence once again delivered, dropping a 7.5 score right off the bat, then following it up with a 5.17 and 6.83 to hold the heat. Also getting through Heat 4 was Hawaii’s Hank Gaskell. Heat 5 saw Brazil’s David do Carmo pull off a rocky bottom turn on a Pipe wave and miraculously got spit out with his hands in his air to earn a well-deserved 6.83, while crowd-favorite Mason Ho surprisingly went down due to lack of waves in the heat. The next heat saw more upsets with Makuakai Rothman being knocked out, as well as Yago Dora, who has been in-form the whole event. But it was Bruce Irons, Aritz Aranburu, Lucas Silveira, Luke Shepardson, Adriano De Souza, and Makai McNamara who all coupled good enough scores to move into the Quarterfinals. During the Quarterfinals, the side wind had slightly picked up and turned things a bit messier in the lineup, but there were still some gems to be had. Soli Bailey nabbed a 6.17 on a clean Backdoor right, to add to his previous 4.0, and an on-fire Leandro Usuna from Argentina grabbed a couple mid-range scores, both enough to advance them into the Semifinals. Heat 2 saw slower wave conditions and increased wind as John John Florence, Griffin Colapinto, Mitch Coleborn, and Brian Toth tried battling through the conditions in any way possible. While they were hoping for barrels, it turned out to be turns that prevailed as John John and Griffin each found a Backdoor wave which delivered their advancement. Quarterfinal Heat 3 went nearly 15 minutes before anyone had caught a decent wave, and it was Bruce Irons who delivered the first punch on a smaller Backdoor barrel to receive a well-earned 6.33 score. Along with Bruce, it was David do Carmo to roll into the already-stacked Semifinal heats. Heat 4 was another one for turns, with a sneaky tube seen by Artiz Aranburu. While it was another low-scoring heat with the winds affecting the conditions, Aranburu dropped some heavy turns and advanced with a 11.34 and Adriano De Souza advanced with a 7.50. And there it was, the Semifinals were set! Semifinal 1 saw Australia's Soli Bailey, Argentina's Leandro Usuna, Hawaii's John John Florence, and USA's Griffin Colapinto. John John drew first blood with a couple playful hooks on a Backdoor right, but it was Soli Bailey to find a barrel at Pipe to get the early lead with a 5.0. Things went relatively quiet, and towards the end of the heat, John John was sitting in fourth position and grabbed a one-turn Backdoor right, but it wasn't enough. Soli Bailey dropped a huge 8.17 score near the five-minute mark, and in the dying seconds of the heat, Griffin Colapinto found a clean Backdoor barrel, barely sneaking out the doggy dog, to earn a 7.37, securing his spot in the finals. Semifinal 2 competitors picked up the heat and competition went fierce. An in-rhythm Bruce Irons wowed the fans with a 6.77 barrel, and David do Carmo dropped two solid turns on a Backdoor set wave to receive a 5.83. While Aritz Aranburu and David do Carmo were able to get some solid scores, it was Adriano De Souza who advanced to the Finals, along with Bruce Irons who managed to drop a near-perfect 8.93 score. THE FINALS With the resurgence of Bruce, the competitive spirit of Adriano, the rookie-hunger of Griffin, and the underdog-hopes of Soli, the final was truly exciting to watch. It started off with a strong paddle battle between Bruce and Adriano for priority, then saw Soli snag a mid-range 5.67 Backdoor tube. With the wind magically switching to slight offshore during the final, it had seemed luck was on their side, but the boys had to wait as a lack of waves keep them searching for a score. A clean-up set caught Soli inside and breaking his leash off causing him to retrieve a backup board from the beach. With nine minutes left, Bruce and Griffin were put in a combo situation when Soli dropped the highest single-wave score of the heat of a 7.33. For the remainder of the final, the waves didn't produce any additional high-scoring potential, which left Soli eagerly counting down the clock to the final second, which he did. Congratulations to all the finalists, and Soli Bailey for being crowned the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro Champion! FINAL (1) Soli Bailey - 13.26 (2) Adriano De Souza - 8.43 (3) Griffin Colapinto - 3.90 (4) Bruce Irons - 3.66 SEMIFINALS H1: (1) Soli Bailey, (2) Griffin Colapinto, (3) Leandro Usuna, (4) John John Florence H2: (1) Bruce Irons, (2) Adriano De Souza, (3) David do Carmo, (4) Aritz Aranburu QUARTERFINALS H1: (1) Soli Bailey, (2) Leandro Usuna, (3) Hank Gaskell, (4) Koa Smith H2: (1) John John Florence, (2) Griffin Colapinto, (3) Mitch Coleborn, (4) Brian Toth H3: (1) Bruce Irons, (2) David do Carmo, (3) Luke Shepardson, (4) Makai McNamara H4: (1) Aritz Aranburu, (2) Adriano De Souza, (3) Lucas Silveira, (4) Seth Moniz Round 4 H1: (1) Leandro Usuna, (2) Griffin Colapinto, (3) Billy Kemper, (4) Nathan Florence H2: (1) Soli Bailey, (2) Brian Toth, (3) Kiron Jabour, (4) Jeronimo Vargas H3: (1) Mitch Coleborn, (2) Koa Smith, (3) Balaram Stack, (4) Tom Whitaker H4: (1) John John Florence, (2) Hank Gaskell, (3) O’Neill Massin, (4) Koa Rothman H5: (1) (1) David do Carmo, (2) Seth Moniz, (3) Miguel Tudela, (4) Mason Ho H6: (1) (1) Bruce Irons, (2) Aritz Aranburu, (3) Yago Dora, (4) Makuakai Rothman H7: (1) (1) Lucas Silveira, (2) Luke Shepardson, (3) Ian Crane, (4) Marco Giorgi H8: (1) (1) Adriano De Souza, (2) Makai McNamara, (3) Benji Brand, (4) Wiggolly Dantas Round 3 H15: (1) Benji Brand, (2) Ian Crane, (3) Lucca Messings Novaro, (4) Michael Ridrigues H16: (1) Adriano De Souza, (2) Luke Shepardson, (3) Finn McGill, (4) Parker Coffin Early morning surf check. Looks like someone is about to make the call! photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo Miguel Tudela. photo: Lugo Miguel Tudela + Mitch Coleborn. Bros. photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo Bruce Irons. photo: Lugo John John Florence. photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo Mitch Coleborn at the media table stealing Lugo's seat. photo: Lugo photo: Lugo Adriano de Souza John John! Yago Dora Koa Smith, part 1 Koa Smith, part 2 Mitch Coleborn Soli Bailey. photo: Brian Bielmann John John Florence. photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann John John hack. photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann Brian Toth. photo: Brian Bielmann Thank you, Hawaiian Water Patrol. photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann Adriano de Souza. photo: Brian Bielmann Adriano, game face on. photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann Soli Bailey, your 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro champ! photo: Brian Bielmann Soli Bailey. photo: Lugo Soli boy. photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann The finalists! Adriano de Souza, Griffin Colapinto, Soli Bailey, Bruce Irons. photo: Brian Bielmann Volcom's VP of Surf, Brad Dougherty, presenting a check to the Sion Milosky Memorial Fund. photo: Brian Bielmann Seth Moniz won the Todd Chesser award. photo: Brian Bielmann The Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii was presented with a $60K check from proceeds from Volcom's Give Back Program. photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann Volcom CEO, Todd Hymel, gave a few words! photo: Brian Bielmann Volcom EVP of Marketing, Ryan Immegart, sharing his thoughts on the event. photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey Watch Day 3 Highlights Watch Day 2 Highlights Watch Day 1 HighlightsPosted on 02/10/17
EventsDay 3 at the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro went down in the books! It was a day of heavy upsets and flawless conditions which concluded with Heat 14 of Round 3. Kelly Slater went down to an in-form Bruce Irons and young gun Seth Moniz, while Jack Robinson, who was a standout at last year's Volcom Pipe Pro, ended up losing priority and searching for a score in the dying minutes of his heat, but luck didn't deliver. Another story from today was a collision in Heat 6 by Bino Lopes and Joshua Burke who mistakenly tried crossing each other on their ways to Pipe and Backdoor. As the day progressed, the sun came out, things started heating up (no pun intended), and the highlight clips were served. John John exercised his home base knowledge and bagged a couple huge scores in typical JJ fashion, Makuakai Rothman got blown out of a flawless Backdoor barrel, Miguel Tudela snagged a textbook Pipe gem, and of course, there were some classic Pipeline wipeouts. Be sure to catch the recap video above for all of today's highlights and action! Check back with us tomorrow morning @ 9am PT at redbull.tv/volcompipepro to see if the final day of surfing will get underway! You can also watch on the Red Bull TV app on mobile phones, tablets, consoles, OTT devices, and Smart TVs! DAY 3 RESULTS Round of 64, 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd = 33rd place, 4th = 49th place H1: (1) Nathan Florence, (2) Kiron Jabour, (3) Dean Bowen, (4) Taichi Wakita H2: (1) Griffin Colapinto, (2) Jeronimo Vargas, (3) Kai Mana Henry, (4) Manuel Selman H3: (1) Soli Bailey, (2) Leandro Usuna, (3) Joshua Moniz, (4) Wyatt McHale H4: (1) Brian Toth, (2) Billy Kemper, (3) Luis Diaz, (4) Kaimana Jaquias H5: (1) Tom Whitaker, (2) Koa Rothman, (3) Olamana Eleogram, (4) Jack Robinson H6: (1) Koa Smith, (2) Hank Gaskell, (3) Joshua Burke, (4) Bino Lopes H7: (1) O’Neill Massin, (2) Mitch Coleborn, (3) Kaito Ohashi, (4) Nomme Mignot H8: (1) John John Florence, (2) Balaram Stack, (3) Kaito Kino, (4) Ezra Sitt H9: (1) Seth Moniz, (2) Bruce Irons, (3) Kelly Slater, (4) Imaikalani deVault H10: (1) Mason Ho, (2) Yago Dora, (3) Maxine Huscenot, (4) Cody Young H11: (1) Aritz Aranburu, (2) David do Carmo, (3) Reo Inaba, (4) Taumata Puhetini H12: (1) Makuakai Rothman, (2) Miguel Tudela, (3) Jesse Mendes, (4) Carlos Munoz H13: (1) Marco Giorgi (URY), (2) Wiggolly Dantas, (3) Shayden Pacarro, (4) Kekoa Cazimero H14: (1) Lucas Silveira, (2) Makai McNamara, (3) Gatien Delahaye, (4) Torrey Meister Watch Day 2 Highlights Watch Day 1 Highlights photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann Enter Volcom Pipe Pro Sweepstakes Shop Volcom Pipe Pro CollectionPosted on 02/06/17
EventsEpic surf turned up for Day 2 at the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro where we saw tons of high scoring waves and even a perfect 10-point ride! Once again the waves at Backdoor prevailed with cleaner conditions and higher stoke providing the competitors with an even playing field and many scoring opportunities. Standouts included Bruce Irons, Makuakai Rothman, and Mason Ho, who pumped his way through a long Backdoor barrel earning himself a well-deserved 9-point ride. The wind switched slightly towards the end of the day, but high scores were still being delivered as we ran through Round 2 and completed the first two heats of Round 3. Check back with us tomorrow morning @ 9am PT at redbull.tv/volcompipepro to see if Day 3 will get underway! You can also watch on the Red Bull TV app on mobile phones, tablets, consoles, OTT devices, and Smart TVs! DAY 2 RESULTS Round of 64, 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd = 33rd place, 4th = 49th place H1: (1) Nathan Florence, (2) Kiron Jabour, (3) Dean Bowen, (4) Taichi Wakita H2: (1) Griffin Colapinto, (2) Jeronimo Vargas, (3) Kai Mana Henry, (4) Manuel Selman Round of 96, 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd = 65th place, 4th = 81st place H1: (1) Nathan Florence, (2) Manuel Selman, (3) Eli Olson, (4) Noa Mizuno H2: (1) Kai Mana Henry, (2) Dean Bowen, (3) Mikey Bruneau, (4) Nic Von Rupp H3: (1) Wyatt McHale, (2) Brian Toth, (3) Jordy Collins, (4) Tomas Tudela H4: (1) Kaimana Jaquias, (2) Leandro Usuna, (3) Flavio Nakagima, (4) Gregg Nakamura H5: (1) Olamana Eleogram, (2) Hank Gaskell, (3) Ian Walsh, (4) Keoni Yan H6: (1) Joshua Burke, (2) Koa Rothman, (3) Guillermo Satt, (4) Jared Hickel H7: (1) Nomme Mignot, (2) Ezra Sitt, (3) Miguel Blanco, (4) Yuri Gonsalves H8: (1) Kaito Kino, (2) Kaito Ohashi, (3) Alonso Correa, (4) Dylan Goodale H9: (1) Seth Moniz, (2) Cody Young, (3) Jamie O’Brien, (4) Shane Holmes H10: (1) Mason Ho, (2) Bruce Irons, (3) Tim Reyes, (4) Danny Fuller H11: (1) Taumata Puhetini, (2) Makuakai Rothman, (3) Turo Ariitu, (4) Shun Murakami H12: (1) Miguel Tudela, (2) Reo Inaba, (3) Eala Stewart, (4) Chris Foster H13: (1) Kekoa Cazimero, (2) Makai McNamara, (3) Tyler Newton, (4) Andy Criere H14: (1) Gatien Delahaye, (2) Shayden Pacarro, (3) Elijah Gates, (4) Masatoshi Ohno H15: (1) Benji Brand, (2) Luke Shepardson, (3) Cory Arrambide, (4) Tanner Hendrickson H16: (1) Parker Coffin, (2) Lucca Mesinas Novaro, (3) Charly Quivront, (4) Ulualoha Napeahi Watch Day 1 Highlights! photo: Lugo photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey Win Custom Surfboard + $500 Shop Volcom Pipe Pro CollectionPosted on 02/06/17
EventsAfter many intense lei days on the North Shore of waiting for better weather conditions and optimal swell, the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro finally kicked off in fun, wedgy conditions with Round 1 surfing. The stormy weather circulating the North Shore the past week moved around the sand at Pipeline which caused the surfers to sit down the beach towards Backdoor and even Off The Wall. There were some insane waves ridden today, heavy wipeouts, and a handful of high scores. Tyler Newton snagged a clean 9-point ride in the Volcom Last Chance Qualifier heat to earn himself a spot into Round 2, and 15-year-old Pipe charger Wyatt McHale secured an equally impressive, and deep, 8.5 earning him a huge applause from the beach. Check back with us tomorrow morning @ 9am PT at redbull.tv/volcompipepro to see if Day 2 will get underway! You can also watch on the Red Bull TV app on mobile phones, tablets, consoles, OTT devices, and Smart TVs! RESULTS Volcom Last Chance Qualifier 1st – Tyler Newton Round of 112, 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd = 97th place, 4th = 105th place H1: (1) Nathan Florence, (2) Mikey Bruneau, (3) Kai Lenny, (4) Jason Shibata H2: (1) Wyatt McHale, (2) Gregg Nakamura, (3) Kelson Lau, (4) Noah Beschen H3: (1) Hank Gaskell, (2) Koa Rothman, (3) Alex Pendleton, (4) Myles Padaca H4: (1) Ezra Sitt, (2) Dylan Goodale, (3) Landon McNamara, (4) Evan Valiere H5: (1) Seth Moniz, (2) Danny Fuller, (3) Braiden Maither, (4) Kevin Sullivan H6: (1) Turo Ariitu, (2) Chris Foster, (3) Sheldon Paishon, (4) Kekoa Bacalso H7: (1) Kekoa Cazimero, (2) Shayden Pacarro, (3) Lance Gruver, (4) Tereva David H8: (1) Luke Shepardson, (2) Ulualoha Napeahi, (3) Takayuki Wakita, (4) Logan Bediamol photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Tom Carey photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Tom Carey photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Tom Carey photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Tom Carey photo: Brian Bielmann Win Custom Surfboard + $500 Shop Volcom Pipe Pro CollectionPosted on 02/06/17
SnowThis is Chapter one of Side Hits Euphoria. Olivier and Arthur have always wanted to showcase their favourite thing to ride, random poppers and stuff on the side of slopes. They spent some time this season capturing resort treasures. Check it out and remember to always have fun on any bit of snow you come across! Collect turns, not emails or excel sheets.Posted on 01/25/17
SkateIt's been one crazy year for Daan van der Linden and to top it all of he was awarded with not only 'Video Part of the Year' for his part in Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening , but he was also crowned 'European Skater of the Year' for the SECOND year in a row at the Bright European Skateboard Awards in Berlin, Germany! Let's take a brief look at what Daan has accomplished in the past year below. After last years announcement that Daan was crowned 2015's 'European Skater of the Year' we added him to the global skate team, Vans and Anti-Hero also followed suit. To recap his 2015 we put together 'Volcom Presents: Real Life Happening - Daan van der Linden' which was a compilation of all his best clips of the year. Daan Backside Noseblunt on the July issue of Thrasher, came with a FREE poster and sticker too! Photo: Keppens Prior to the release of our latest full length video Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening , Daan landed himself on the cover of Thrasher Magazine's July issue with a NBD noseblunt in San Francisco that ended his part in the video. Daan making it look way too easy on this cobblestone tight tranny transfer in Chinatown, NYC Photo: Saari Many were amazed at Daan's part in Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening , Vans and Anti-Hero also put Daan on their global teams which led to more trips and footage. After Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening's release in Los Angeles, we took Daan on the road for the premiere tour from SF to NYC and around the world. Check out the afternoon we spent in NYC the day before the New York City premiere! In his Thrasher interview, Daan was asked which trip he enjoyed the most while filming for Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening . His response was the one we went on to Australia & New Zealand with Thrasher to visit our friend Lee Ralph. With a heavy crew and great spots, Thrasher filmer P-Stone had to make 3 edits with all the footage, not to mention that New Zealand also had an entire section in Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening . Speaking of excess footage, we can't forget Daan's 'Over Stokes' and footage in the Euro Stokes edit too! In July we headed back to NYC for the Volcom X Anti Hero collection video that turned into Thrasher Magazine's The Vickie Report In August Anti Hero surprised Daan in Copenhagen by turning him PRO. Thrasher Magazine's P-Stone was along for the ride to capture it all. Lastly, Daan hopped in the van with us in Austin, Texas to head out to Sound on Sound Music Festival. After Kyle Walker won Skater of the Year he met up with us in San Francisco for the party and is currently back in Australia with Kyle Walker on his Skater of the Year trip! Two SOTY's in the same year on the same team!Posted on 01/23/17
Stream the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro LIVE on Red Bull TV! Get Volcom Pipe Pro Email Updates Volcom is pleased to announce the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro surf contest! Held at the world-famous Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, the event will bring together more than 112 of the best surfers from around the globe. The official waiting period for the event begins January 29 and runs through February 10, providing a 13-day competition window to ensure that the invited athletes will surf in optimal conditions at this iconic break. 2017 marks the eighth consecutive year that Volcom is presenting the high-profile, high stakes contest. It is a World Surf League (WSL) 3,000-point Hawaii Qualifying Series (QS) event with the prize purse set at $75,000! We are so excited to once again host the Volcom Pipe Pro in 2017. There have been so many historic moments from past events that we aim to exceed in the future. Our goal is to produce a world class event while continually pushing our sustainability efforts. Pipeline is one of the most prolific waves in the world and we are honored to be part of such an amazing contest. -Brad Dougherty, Volcom's VP of Surf In addition to consistently delivering some of the best barrels and most historic heats on the tour, the Volcom Pipe Pro is one of the most popular and most watched events. Nearly three-quarters of a million people tuned in for the 2016 live webcast. This elite event is also Deep Blue-certified, a certification that sets the standard for sustainability and minimizing environmental impact. In 2016, it was recognized by the WSL as the season’s cleanest, most “Ocean Friendly” event. For 2017, Volcom’s commitment to sustainability goes even further to make the Volcom Pipe Pro not just the most exciting, but also the most progressive event in professional surfing.
Posted on 01/19/17
CHECK OUT THE FULL NEWS Marcus, It is the time of year that Snowboarder broadcasts our annual “Best Of” accolades and I would like to formally congratulate you for receiving the most votes to easily earn our 2017 Rookie Of The Year award! In case you don’t know with our voting panel Snowboarder exclusively relies upon the votes submitted by those riders who have themselves personally appeared at some point in their career in our Top Ten Rider Of The Year Tally. In turn this creates what we believe to be the most relevant and credible accolade of its kind in our sport. Having you receive this honor is well deserved and something everyone here at Snowboarder is stoked to bestow upon you. Below is a link to the site post for you and your sponsors to check out and share and relevant Instagram and Instastory materials are also attached. We’d be really appreciative of any help in spreading the word of this achievement. All we ask is that you please include #ROTY2017 on all social posts. For 2017 we received votes from Jed Anderson, Peter Line, Mikkel Bang, Jeremy Jones, Kazuhiro Kokubo, Chad Otterstrom, Victor De La Rue, Travis Parker, Pat Moore, Scott Stevens, Natasza Zurek, Jason Robinson, Lukas Huffman, Marie-France Roy, Austen Sweetin, Chris Engelsman, Jake Blauvelt, Eddie Wall, Halldor Helgason, Chas Guldemond, Annie Boulanger, Eric Jackson, David Benedek, Torah Bright, Arthur Longo, Priscilla Levac, Stale Sandbech, Mark Sollors, Ross Powers, John Jackson, Hana Beaman, Mikey Rencz, Gigi Rüf, Jess Kimura, Dan Brisse, Wolle Nyvelt, Leanne Pelosi, Devun Walsh, Danny Davis, Tara Dakides, Bode Merrill, Torstein Horgmo Sage Kotsenberg, Andreas Wiig, Scotty Lago, Mikkel Bang, Eero Ettala, Jamie Anderson, JP Walker, Mark McMorris, and Louif Paradis. Therefore it is quite the accomplishment to receive the most votes of rookie from this iconic cadre of pro riders. Congratulations and everyone here at Snowboarder is looking forward to seeing what you put together for this next season. -Pat Bridges Creative Director Snowboarder Magazine Whitelines Mag from the UK gave him the 2nd best trick of the year award also Check it out, truly an amazing trick that not many can do: https://whitelines.com/features/best-snowboard-tricks-2016.html#V50dCPmzLdWgj7K1.97
Posted on 01/18/17
Noa Deane hears Mudhoney. He speaks his own tongue. He chooses tweaked-out throwaways over the same ol' end section air-revos. He hates when shit is cooked, loves when it’s fucken sick. Noa digs oversized tees and loose-fitting jeans, and bunny hops into rock slab pits. His Thrasher hat got stolen at a Goons of Doom gig. Did you steal it? Give it back. Nah, it’s cool, he got a new one for Christmas. Noa loves his mom and dad, loves playing his strat super loud in his bedroom all by himself, loves his mates… absolutely fucken loves them. He’s right into his girl, but he keeps that on the down-low because he wants to give her space, doesn’t want to smother her. He knows the value of lightness. Noa lives in a shed in Ozzie Wright’s backyard, he had photos of Oz on his wall as a grom. Had photos of Alien, of Barney, of Bruce. He wanted to ride for the Stone even then. Couldn’t say why, but could feel why. Freedom. Kin. Moxie. The Stone was fizzing with it. He knew one day it would happen, but first… the usual rounds: boardriders, grom bashings, Nationals, stickers, passports, surf trips, magazine covers, :), Tuff, busted ankles, Cheese II, Strange Rumblings, A.I. Breakthrough, “surfs like Dane, looks like Cobain,” Skegss, Cluster, …the WSL, Pulp, and Blister, until he suddenly arrived here, at this moment, right now. The start of the rest of his life… Noa is a good person. A person who can change people’s perceptions about surfing for the better just by being himself, saying what he thinks, surfing how he feels. He’s the antidote to surfing with a plan, a torch to the spreadsheets that turn riding oceans into a pile of stinking numbers. He’s got the DNA of every surfing miscreant and rabble-rouser and hot-blooded purist in his veins, and the delightful ignorance of youth on his side. He’s the living, breathing embodiment of the Stone. If Volcom had a baby, Noa Deane would be it. Welcome Home... Words by Vaughn Blakey photo: Andrew Shield photo: Andrew Shield "When I signed with Volcom, a childhood dream had come to life, also it feels like a privilege for me to be in with such a bad ass family / team of people who include my friends and people I look up to.” photo: Andrew Shield photo: Tom Carey “Words cannot express how excited we are about Noa Deane, he shares our same passions and is the absolute perfect fit for the brand.” Brad Dougherty, Global VP of Surf photo: Tom Carey WHO IS NOA DEANE?! BIRTHDAY: August 2, 1994 BORN: Tweed Heads Hospital, AUS HOMETOWN: Coolangatta, AUS CURRENTLY RESIDES: Suffolk Park, AUS SURFBOARD: 6'1 x 19" x 2 3/8" SURFING STANCE: Natural SKATING STANCE: Goofy WRITES: Right-handed PLAYS GUITAR: Left-handed PLAYS DRUMS: Right-handed BAND: Melvins WAVE: Broken Head FOOD: Mexican and Japanese COLOR: Yellow CLOTHING ITEM: Suit pants OWNS: A cello SLEEPS: Under an aquarium shower curtain LIKES: 2 Pac PRE-SURF: Wax the top of my feet SKILLS: Cutting onions SCARED: Spiders TRIP: Rage movie trip. Camping and surfing pumping, isolated waves with mates STYLE: Dylan Rieder HOBBIES: Music, skating, collaging TV: Louis Theroux documentaries GOALS: To keep doing what I'm doing and to create stuff that lasts INFLUENCES: All my mates, certain music, family QUOTE: "Nothing's new, nobody cares." -Andrew Kidman TRUE TO: I'm true to surfing 100% every wave even if you blow it. I'm true to all my mates, true to the music I like, and also true to speaking my mind. WINNER: Surfer Poll Awards - 2014: AI Breakthrough Performer of the Year, Best Short for Cheese 1 Stab Awards - 2013: Surfer Owning 2013 Off Tour MAKES: music:
Posted on 01/12/17
Volcom recently settled in the charming town of Davos, one of Switzerland’s biggest Ski resort with 320km Downhill pistes and 75km Cross-Country pistes! The store design provides an enhanced shopping experience to the visitors and reflects Volcom’s DNA and Californian roots. The 80sqm sales area allows visitors to discover all-new men and women products including our great outerwear line, while relaxing with friends in the chill-out area. After a few months of eager anticipation and a great opening party, Davos Volcom Store just opened its doors to the public and is ready to welcome you. See you at the Store !
Posted on 12/14/16
Congratulations goes out to Volcom's Joan Duru for qualifying for the prestigious 2017 World Surf League Tour! The 27 year old Frenchman's main goal this past year was to qualify for the World Tour, and he's done it! Ranking in at the #4 spot, just behind Frederico Morais, Ethan Ewing, and Connor O'Leary, Joan has earned his way to the big stage to compete with the world's best. Expect to see Joan dominating at big barreling spots like Fiji, Teahupoo, and Pipeline, while unleashing his explosive backhand at spots such as Snapper Rocks, Bells Beach, and Lower Trestles! Catch up with Joan and his road to qualification with this exclusive interview below. Joan Duru 2017 Qualification Interview Do you have any passions or hobbies besides surfing? I like to go mountain biking with my friends or my dad. Tasty beef ribs, some wine with my buddies or spending time with my girlfriend. On the WQS (World Qualifying Series) Tour this year, you seemed calm and relaxed with good results following. Did you change something in the way you train? I didn’t make any changes for a long time, and it seems that it just started working. I’m 100% dedicated to my work with Mayhem, a board sponsor I’ve been working with for one year now. I always had magic boards, which allowed me to mainly focus on the rest. photo: Andrew Christie Is that what we used to call “maturity“ or “gaining experience“? It’s true that priority establishment totally changed my life on the WQS. Priorities make it easier because you can wait for the best wave without being afraid of someone who will get through to the inside at the last minute. The only thing to focus on is trying not to fall down! Tell us about your strong moments during the 2016 season. Starting with the second place at the Ballito Pro helped me a lot, as there were only a few prime events that year. And now, I’m glad, and more than happy that I made a semi final at Haleiwa despite the pressure of the qualification, but the good waves made it amazing! Joan blasting through a Haleiwa section on his way to a strong semi final finish. (photo: Jason Shibata) Working more on your physical and surf training this year definitely seemed to help you. Do you think it's imperative for surfers to train physically as well? I love sports, and I feel really bad if I’m not doing anything, thus training is not a chore, but a real pleasure! Moreover, Maud Le Car (girlfriend and Volcom surf team rider) and a group of young frenchy surfers such as Cloarec, Charly Quivront, and Bastien are lucky to have Charly Ducamp as a personal trainer, who is actually a great coach for me too. On the surf side, I’ve been working with Manu Portet for several years now. He was there to support me at all contests where I made my good results, so the training shows! How will you feel when you will officially be on the elite Championship Tour? Satisfied or pressured? "I feel really excited, but I’m aware of the very high level, so I will have to train harder physically, and technically, so that I can hope to face and beat the world's best surfers." What are your ambitions on the Tour? To be qualified again for the CT in 2018 would be amazing. What’s your objective going into the 2017 season? To make quarters in the first contests. That would be an epic way to kick off the year. What are your plans to get ready for this new life ahead? I’ll spend winter in France to train hard, spend time with my girlfriend, my family, and my mates. I have to get ready for the upcoming year, because it’s going to be a long, tough year, with many contests. I’m lucky to have Maud by my side in Australia, and I really hope my family will be able to come over one or two contests to fully enjoy it. photo: Andrew Christie The Olympic Games. How do you feel about it? You’re still young and will obviously be a contender to be a member of the French team. Do you have an interest in that? Yes, it’s my dream, and I’ll work as hard as I can to make it happen! How are you going to celebrate this accomplishment? I think we’ll have to rent a room to gather all my friends and family to celebrate. Any last words? I want to thank all the people that supported me: my girlfriend, my family, my friends, and all my sponsors: Volcom, Vans, Mayhem, Creatures of Leisures, and Hercules, who never stopped believing in me for all these years. Let’s celebrate now!!!
Posted on 12/07/16
Last weekend 20 motivated girls came to the Kitzsteinhorn for the elooa GIRLS BALANCE CAMP presented by VOLCOM. Also present were next to the elooa crew, a yoga teacher, a professional photographer as well as a filmmaker and the pro riders Mary Luggen & Ana Rumiha. After check-in the camp started with a yoga session into the weekend. Super motivated and well equipped with new Nitro Snowboards everbody went to the glacier on Saturday. After an extensive warm up and a few runs through the resort the girls practiced freestyle basics first before a perfectly shaped snowpark was waiting. Together with the coaches and the pro girls everybody practiced intensively all day and learned new tricks. In the afternoon we went back to our hotel, the Active by Leitner ́s 4* hotel that had all lot to offer: holiday galore! After coffee and cake a one hour yoga session with Anna Kathalina followed and before dinner everyone could recover in the spa area. After a very delicious and healthy dinner the day ended with an intense video coaching for all participants. On the final Sunday all campers went back to the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn to implement the new tips of the pros and elooa coaches directly. The weather was still kind of inconsistant but we had sunshine all day. After numerous runs and a lot of new tricks in the bag an eventful weekend came to an end. The elooa crew would like to thank all participants, the sponsors, the hotel Active by Leitner ́s and the Kitzsteinhorn for an amazing camp. We are looking forward to more elooa GIRLS CAMPS in 2017. We still have a couple of spots for our GIRLS SPLITBOARD and GIRLS BACKCOUNTRY FREERIDE CAMP available. Find more infos on www.elooa.com
Posted on 11/24/16