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Daan van der Linden 2017 European Skater of the Year

It'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

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

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!

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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.

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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!

Actu + videos

Skate
Skate and fashion: introducing Leila Afghan's photoshoot in London with skatebaorder @queeen_eevee
Leila once again captures the Volcom vibe in the streets of one of the most influencial capitals, London. @queeen_eve highlights some of our winter jackets and iconic Ozzie Wright's printed t shirts in her own style Check out her interview: Your favourite spot to skate? SouthBank - There's always something different going on Where was the first place you skated? Mile End Skate park. I remember passing the skate park and bare wanted to skate so my dad got me one of them Argos decks and I went with him and taught myself. Where is the last place you skated? Bay 66. But I didnt really skate it because on the way I tried bombing some fat steep hill and ate the most shit, that's the same day  broke my leg. How many bones have you broken? I broke like 3 bones in my leg but I cant remember which ones. Tell us about your injury... I dont remember how I broke them because I was drunk. I ended up going to a friends house and sleeping it off but in the morning it was soooo swollen. I couldnt move it so was time for hospital. Best thing about skating... You can have fun without having to pay for anything Worst thing about skating... There's nothing really bad about skating except when guards try and stop you from skating a spot and when it rains.  
Product
LONDON PHOTOGRAPHER LEILA AFGHAN IN NYC WITH SKATE GIRLS BRIANA AND YASMEEN
We were fortunate enough to sit with the 3 coolest chicks we know and ask them about everything skate. If you don’t know them already, you will. London based photographer (@leilaafghan), New York skater and model Briana King (@brianaking_) and Brooklyn babe Yasmeen Wilkerson (@yaz.so.mean) strutted their stuff in front of the camera and gave us some insight into their world. Leila, what's your favorite type of photography style and atmosphere to shoot? LEILA: I like weird and surreal - I shoot digital and film, but prefer the dreamy effect with film. When did you start taking skate pics and what took you there? LEILA: I started in fashion styling and photography, but am now progressing and combining documentary style, hence, taking pictures of me and my friends. Where is your favorite spot to shoot skate? LEILA: New York. Favorite spot to skate? YASMEEN: My favorite spot to skate is something new I've been fucking with called Delancey spot or BOCA LES spot. Its a walkway near the Willy B Bridge in Manhattan with a cement block, benches, curbs and other diy stuff. BRIANA: Coleman skate park. Where is the first place you skated? YASMEEN: The first place I skated was an empty parking lot by my house. I was too intimidated to skate in the open as I do now, and I barely knew how to push so I would take my board out there and try to ollie and get comfortable. BRIANA: Out front of the apartment. Where was the last place you skated? YASMEEN: LES skate park is the last place I skated. BRIANA: Blue Park Brooklyn. How many bones have you broken? BRIANA: 1 ankle. I attempted to ollie over 4 decks in front of a four stair, rolled my ankle, broke it, and couldn't trick or treat that night with my newly broken ankle. YASMEEN: My wrist (Smith fracture). Best thing about skating? YASMEEN: Best thing about skating is everything about it. The little lessons it gives you in humility, confidence, and persistence. Skateboarding taught me that strength isn't always physical. BRIANA: The homies! If I didn't skateboard I would be a lonely bub in NYC. And the worst thing about skating? BRIANA: There is no worst thing. YASMEEN: The fuck boys. ALL PHOTOS BY LEILA AFGHAN
Music
Burger Records' Sean & Lee on believing in yourself enough to put ThisFirst
Burger Records’ founders Lee Rikard and Sean Bohrman take us back to the early days of the label through the trials and tribulations that have made them one of the fastest growing labels in the world. It may not be easy to build your own dream world, but it definitely beats working at a job that makes you miserable. Be inspired to believe in yourself. Be sure to check out the Volcom X Burger Records collection!
Events
The Volcom Graw Cut is over
  We lent a Graw Jump ramp to ABS Lyon and to BUD Rouen for a whole month. People could take it from the shop, go for a session in town, film their best tricks, make a little Insta clip and get a chance to win one year of free Volcom Chinos ! Christian Vankelst, Volcom skate EU team manager and Paolo from Graw Jump were the juries and they were looking for the most creative clip out there. Congratulations to Enzo from ABS Lyon & to Romain from BUD Rouen ! ENZO > Check out the video here < ROMAIN > Check out the video here < If you want to see more check #VolcomBudRouen or #VolcomABSLyon on Instagram. Curious about the ramps ? Check http://www.grawjumpramps.com/ Cheers!
Events
Volcom X Burger Records party at Helder Supply Co
  To celebrate this launch, we hosted a party in Biarritz with our friends from Helder Supply Co. Free beer, DJ set from Musique d’Apéritif, a buttons making station and a live of Iguana Death Cult (from Holland). Everything was settle to have a wonderful time in your company. The products will stay in store at Helder Supply Co until the 10th of December. Go check it out ! You can play the custom Volcom guitar or listen to some Burger Records vinyles all day long !! Cheers :) Volcom X Burger Records Launch with Helder Supply Co, in Biarritz Live Musique and fresh beers to celebrate the launch of the Volcom X Burger Records Collection The collection is looking rad ! Meuh The psyché Volcom X Burger Records cow Choose your Burger Records vinyle you want to listen to or play the guitar if you fell like to.  Everyone is ready ... Iguana Death Cult, all the way from Holand !  Musique d'Apéritif with a good garage set Yann helping you with your DIY badges Packed room for the start of the gig !  Thanks everyone for the good time !
Skate
Take a ride in the brewster coach jacket
This season Volcom Womens is celebrating individuality and embracing a rebellious new wave that defies categorization with gender fluid styling. The rise of skate culture inspires a sporty relaxed collection that is infused with both feminine and urban elements. The coach jacket is emerging as the must have outerwear piece for womenswear. As a true expression of gender fluid styling the simple silhouette that is often coveted by our girl from the mens line has a truly skate inspired vibe. With our rock n roll Volcom Stone chest and back print we’re keeping it fresh and loyal to our DNA by combining skate culture and music to inspire us. The Brewster Coach jacket has been selected by the coolest Girls skate crew , riders and influencers across Europe this Fall. Check out footage of the girls rocking the Brewster Coach Jacket. @teenslut_girlgang @diegoreindel, @halluci_nation, @bella.heartbreak @Maudlecar and @xococoho  @Girlsshred @per_dita_,  @613charlotte,  @rooszwettie, @indy.pendent, @liswitvis @anudpijn,  @zusterzoos, @dideverkerk @sannevanlinder,  @tessal86,  @pascalleskate,  @imkeleerink @Heckmecks with @laura_kaczmarek,  @alitje, @bottrop, @loui_koe @Julia_pereira_snowboard Credit Photos: @claudia_ldr,  With: @dori_kty, @luciedulaurens, @lucie_curutchet @Chloe_sillieres     @Leilaafghan, @brianaking_ @Georgiamayjagger