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No Punching the Time Clock Here, We Got Updates from the #ThisFirst New Hires

Following the news that they were selected as a #ThisFirst new hire, our winners have wasted no time seizing the opportunity to put their passion first.

Kicking things off here in Europe, Àngel Pérez in Spain revealed that he will begin production on Horchata Perez Ortega - The Movie, a musical that will continue his Horchata… franchise. Having already composed the first song and casted an actress for the film, Angel will continue to document his creation process over the coming weeks as he completes the film's first song.


 

"I feel very excited because this time I'll be able to spend time on my own project and not other's projects. I've been told many times: You can spend time fulfilling your dreams or you can waste time fulfilling other's dreams"

 

 


 

In the U.K. Joanna Painter has begun a new large format charcoal piece that captures the beauty of her local break, Holywell Bay in Cornwall, and combines her passions of art and ocean conservation. Re-upped with a load of new supplies she’s been creating time-lapses that document her progress on the new piece which will end up taking well over 100 hours to complete.

 


 

Already on his bicycle journey from Munich, Germany to the Atlantic coast through France and down to Spain, when he was notified that he was selected as a #ThisFirst new hire, Steffen Türmer has been riding, camping and documenting his adventure one roll of 35mm film at a time.

 


 

With just over two months until she will travel to compete Obstacle Course Racing championships in Canada this October, Anaïs Chausse has been hard at work training with the Tr1be OCR Team out of France and preparing for Tr1be's first online fit challenge. She also might have gone to Disneyland :)

 


 

Over in the U.S., our five new hires after spending a couple days in Orange County and visiting the Volcom HQ in Costa Mesa are back home making things happen.

Twenty one year old Tim Briggs, a third year student at Northeastern is making perpetrations to head to La Paz, Mexico where he will study the effects that plastic and fishing nets are having on the California Sea Lion population.

 


 

Immediately after returning from California, Houston's Brandon Clements along with his co-host Julian Lara drove to San Marcos, TX to cover Float Fest for their Dead Dialect podcast where they interviewed Cage The Elephant and Moon Taxi.


 


 

Norcal's Robert Wall arrived in Costa Mesa later than the rest of the U.S. hires, he was returning from a Colorado trip where he took 1st place in the largest freestyle cliff jumping event organized to-date in the United States. Robert's working alongside his wider group of jumpers to organize and legitimize the sport of cliff jumping.

 


 

Canarus Leon upon returning home to Houston jumped right back into regular Tuesday and Sunday night practices and hit the once a month battle night called Monster night. Constantly practicing with his crews, RAD and MZK, Canarus has his eyes set on Freestyle Championships in a Los Angeles this fall.


 


 

And Sara Becker headed back to Philadelphia only to then turn right around to visit Michigan with her family where she and her mother, who she is very close with, wrestled with opening up publicly about their family's struggles with mental illness. Once back in Philadelphia Sara's been working securing membership to a print shop and getting reacquainted with the city since moving back from South Carolina.

 


 

Down in Peru, Carolina Paz traveled to the Carapongo Valley in Chosica, which is about two hours from Lima, where she is a creating a workshop for high school students that focuses on the empowerment of girls. Called "Poder Está Dentro de Mí" (I Have The Power in Me) and working in groups and in one-on-ones, the workshop will use creativity, art and imagination to develop the girls’ confidence, trust, love, self esteem of themselves, all through the lens of super heroines.


 


 

Chile's Simón Sepúlveda is working to bring to light the issues of immigration currently occurring in Chile. Of special interest to Simon is the plight of the Haitian migrants who are in search of a better life as they flee from their ravaged country. Only in the recent years has Chile and it's citizens have had to begin to consider immigration and without a comprehensive immigration policy in place, those migrating to the country are facing discrimination and labour abuse.


 


 

Having received his visa, Costa Rica's Fabian Ruiz, better known as Chama, is in the planning stages of a U.S. tour this fall. He's also in the process of building a new skate slide guitar and augmenting his one-man-band set up in preparation for stateside debut.

 


 

Across the Pacific in Japan, besides jumping behind the kit with the Michael Kaneko band at Fuji Rock Festival, Atsushi Miki has been lugging his Wadaiko out to various spots in natural and man-made spots to inspire new recordings.

 


 

And over in Taiwan, Chen Yu Ching, recently completed a backpacking trip in her home country of Taiwan in preparation for her upcoming volunteer trip to India. Feeling the need to continue to challenge herself, Chen wanted to try backpacking as a means to help build up her strength both mentally and physically.

 


 

Finally in Australia, Tylah Kerr is hard at work setting up a show in Melbourne. She's already confirmed the venue, The Gasometer Hotel, and locked in the first band, Vacations, from Newcastle. Tying in a give back, Tylah's show will help benefit the charity Make Life Skate Life, a non-profit organization creating community skateparks around the world, a cause that resonates with her dating back to a trip she took to Nepal when she was 16 years old.

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WÖRGL DIY OPENING PRESENTED BY VOLCOM
In a small town called Wörgl, located in the tyrol alps between the riptide of the Inn and landscapes that spreads subtle vibes as soon as you cross the border, you will find a handcrafted skatepark being one of the best in its field. A DIY project that got triggered by a guy named Roman “Asti” Astleitner and which is now – after 13 years of construction – one of the most stunning, fun and beastly skateparks you will find in all over Europe. Not least because of that, Skateboarders from all over Europe visit Wörgl year after year for a mandatory stop while crossing the Alps. So after the last part of the skatepark was being finished this year, we decided that it was finally time to unleash the concrete beast with an opening party that worships the hard work. The mixture was as easy as it could get – 2000€ cash for tricks, custom made Volcom X Wörgl X Independent truck trophies, a pigling BBQ, live music and cold austrian refreshments. We’d like to thank all of the locals and workers like Ralf Edlinger, Alex Kapfinger, Hannes Sautner, Peter Stromberger Leo Teissl, Roman Erhart that made this skatepark come to life. More over we’d like to thank Roman Astleitner as the head of this project, the Pilotto skateshop, Muckefuck Urethane, Mark Scott & Joey Martin (Dreamland Skateparks), Chet Childress, Willis Kimbel, Emil Kästle and all of the other helping hands and celebrators who came out last weekend. Pictures by Theo Acworth Harry Lintell By Theo Acworth Piglings and cold ones for the peeps Pigling Victor Pellegrin controlling the DJ game Victor also handles backside floaters like a boss Victor Pellegrin smith grind Tim Rebensdorf rides the wave with his eyecatching frontside grinds Tim Rebensdorf fs tail nosegrab DIY views   Sebi Fox Sebi Fox fs smith grind Harry Lintell Harry Lintell Backside Flip Harrys flawless backlip David Heuberger frontside five-o   David Kirchler cruisin it Aron Prazeller Boneless   Ralf Edlinger Backtail Gregor Senfter Frontside Grind NameMissing Transfer Stjepan Lovric blasting a massive frontside air Even better with this view Santino Exenberger killed it big time in the Miniramp Marco Kada frontside flip Tim Rebensdorf frontside air hang up Tim Rebensdorf fs stiffy 360 What a beast of a DIY Park. Big Up to Roman Astleitner and his crew for this sick project The Misantöpics The Misantöpics Winners of the kids division - David Kirchler, Aron Prazeller, Georg Greisinger, Lukas Pair, Marcel Schöllauf   Thanks to Independent and Name Missing for those nice trophies Lorenzo Corsi Christoph Kirchler Volcom germany rider Alex Schultz convinced the judges with his quick feet well deserved prize money for Lovric Airlines 040_special CBD prices for Marco Kada and Name Missing The crowds favorite - Tim Rebensdorf special CBD prices for Marco Kada and David Bachl Harry Lintell straight outta the UK going for the Top Santino Exenberger Victor Doobie Pellegrin has made the first victory for France this past weekend The Top 5-Tyler Edtmayer, Harry Lintell, Santino Exenberger, Lorenz Schneider and Victor Pellegrin Kopie The lucky winner Special award for the best neck performance - get well soon Denis
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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!