Credits : SURFINESTATE
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Last year in September, we had the luck to take part of the Hip Wiggler Invitationnal, organized by James Parry and hosted by Joe Davies in Jersey, UK.
Although waves and weather were less than desirable, we were all so enthusiast to be here that we had a perfect week with huge partys and loads of fun.
"No matter the conditions, no matter the weather, no matter if it's raining, no matter if it's cold, no matter if it's windy, there is always something to go for." We had this afterthought two years ago during a terrible spring. This reflection was more than ever true down there with classics surfboards and friends...
Sir James Parry, Monsieur Joel, we all hope that it could be possible to go once again for such an event!
Here is what we have seen :
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
After the bowl-a-rama, here's an other vision of skateboarding based on creativity and interpretation of cities architecture. "ATOM" is the first episode of Ben Chadourne's independent video project called •SOURCE. It's a 10 minutes skateboard film featuring his crew and wonderful encounters from Paris to Bordeaux and more. Each episode will be coming out every 4 months.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
It has been a long time since Europe has had such a rad skateboard event like this one. Hostilities took place in Spain, close to Bilbao, at the famous "la Kantera" Skatepark and it was all about bowl-riding.
The bowl is deep, rad and not easy to skate for a common skater.
But put the best local in it with some skate legends as Steve Alba, Pat N'goho or Sergie Ventura and the best former skaters such as Raven Tershy, Grant Taylor or Pedro Barros and you will see how simple it can be. It is all about commitment, body placement, line and self-confidence. Easy to watch, not easy to go in and rip it as they did...
Brazilian Felipe Foguinho performs throughout the week-end combining huge ollies and grinds.
This is not NAPOLEON DYNAMITE but Sky Siljeg (US) who literally burnt the whole pool coping with single line. One of the best skaters to watch in the bowl.
Pedro Barros, barely nineteen, wins again with class, speed and fluency. He did nearly everything in the bowl from 540 to huge nosebone to switch grind and so many stuff on the edge. Here was during the warm-up, while the bowl wasn't painted yet.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
It's been a while that we didn't have any good feelings with the fashion industry, but with his latest show, Hedi Slimane gave us what we where expected since a long time. A collection that is completely out of time, out of trends, inspired by the end of the 60's era and the beginning of the hippie style. We've seen on the catwalk, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Neil Young and many others influencers from this era. Of course you can find anything from this show in vintage stores, but the looks are great and everything sounds real. The music was performed by the psychedelcic band from LA, Mystic Braves.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
We didn't see much about the Weels and Waves 2014 but had the luck to hook up with John Eldridge and friends. John runs CMBL which produces custom built motorcycles and surfboards out of UK. So he just came to have a look at the event and won incidentally the thirsty fins surf contest.
Catching up with them three days before the event we found an uncrowded surf spot (42, rue des Lombards) and had so much fun in this classic beach break. It was perfect for testing John's boards. It was predictable, they are mental.
We met them during the famous unfamous Hip Wiggler Invitationnal in Sennen - UK, where we were really well welcomed. It was an unstudied return : good vibes, french food and happy times.
Far from the event and just between us, we enjoyed pristine moments.
Credits : Surfinestate & CMBL