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STEFAN KOCEV | RVCA PLATFORM

THIS MONTH'S RVCA PLATFORM TEE FEATURES THE WORK OF STEFAN KOCEV. KOCEV IS A PHOTOGRAPHER, SURFER, AND BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BLACK BELT FROM VENICE, CALIFORNIA. KNOWN BEST FOR HIS BLACK AND WHITE ETHEREAL PHOTOGRAPHY, KOCEV HAS MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN THE SPACES WERE FASHION, SURFING, AND MARTIAL ARTS MEET. HIS SUBJECT MATTER RANGES FROM DESMOND TUTU AND RICKSON GRACIE TO GREAT WHITE SHARKS. WHEN NOT BEHIND THE CAMERA, YOU CAN FIND STEFAN HELPING PEOPLE FIGHTING ADDICTION; HE BELIEVES "EVERYTHING GOOD IN THIS LIFE COMES FROM HELPING EACH OTHER."

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Native Premier | RVCA HQ

RVCA was glad to host the west coast premier of Jay Davies new short film, Native, right here at the RVCA HQ in Costa Mesa! PHotos from the evening by Delon Isaacs.


Free Jazz Vein Screening

Thanks to everyone who came out last week at the RVCA HQ for a screening of Tin Ojeda's newest film, Free Jazz Vein. Photos from a fun evening by Delon Isaacs.


San Sebastian Single Fin Classic IV – A Community Moment

San Sebastian’s famous beach of Gros was the stage to an amazing community moment for the 4th Single Fin Classic by HAWAII & RVCA.

A gathering of renowned log competitors, amateur talents and local legends, the fourth edition was blessed with clean 2ft (0.6 to 0.8m) waves allowing the 60+ field of competitors to deliver authentic classic surfing.

From RVCA advocate and event youngest surfer Jules Lepecheux (Biarritz, FRA), 15, turning heads with his natural style, to winner Clovis Donizetti (Biarritz, FRA) unleashing his custom nose-ride perfection… It was a day of fun, proper performance and style, a showing of beautiful wave vessels from the San Sebastian surfing community, led by finalists Josean Lizarraga, Gon Garmendia and Gabi Malone. With a few beers, local tapas, typical warm-welcome energy from the Basque hosts, the 4th edition of the San Sebastian Single Fin Classic delivered a unique enjoyable mix and went beyond expectations. Hats off to the HAWAII DONOSTIA staff and founders, RVCA family and all surfers… @rvcasurf @rvca @hawaiidonostia #balanceofopposites

FINAL RESULTS

1- Clovis Donizetti (FRA)

2-Nathan Sadoun (FRA)

3-Corentin Clech (FRA)

4-Gabi Malone(EUK)

5-Joe Davies (UK)

6-Gon Garmendia (EUK)

7-Josean Lizarraga (EUK)


All photos by RVCA/@benpotier


Oblow+Rvca "ITS A LOVE THING" @BrightXXV

The Art Area of BRIGHT XXV will host a very special and exclusive show this very summer, with RVCA and two of its celebrated advocates, about to turn the area into the RVCA ART ROOM. Aptly titled “It’s A Love Thing“, this show features the renowned b/w photography of creative genius Mark Oblow, which is accompanied by the free-floating artwork of Charles Collet and held together by an installation of the enigmatic VHS Crew. If you’re in need of a group hug and won’t mind some art to mingle in the mix - don’t look any further. @lodownmag @rvca_europe @rvca @artistnetworkprogram

USEFUL INFORMATION

DATE / July 4, 4PM Launch moment

LOCATION / @BrightXXV, RVCA Art Room


MARK OBLOW : short bio

Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii and relocated to California in the 90s, Mark Oblow’s first photo ads were published in Thrasher Magazine when he was still in the 9th grade - so, yeah, it’s a safe bet to state that his influence on skateboarding culture as we know it is a rather prominent one. The last twenty years saw him to be an integral part of shaping the identity of youth culture with his unique sense for photography, design and artwork. A fact that his countless features in various publications and books, solo- and group shows and his very own lifestyle brand MOBLOW easily underlines.

// markoblow.com


CHARLES COLLET : short bio

To call Grenoble-born skateboarding talent Charles Collet an urban nomad doesn’t quite nail it, really. He simply loves to travel. And as long as there’s a couch to crush, a spot to shred, a tune to play, a friend to talk to and a party to visit, it actually doesn’t matter too much which town he’ll call his temporary home next. And this curiosity and passion for unknown paths surely reflects through his unique artwork as well.


VHS CREW : short bio

The enigmatic VHS CREW is a single-handed collective deriving from the lesser known branches of 80s surf culture, a surrogate of free will manifested on videotapes which are a long time lost. Their work brings back the vibe that has been killed by blind consumerism, plastic bottles and the bombs of the Bush administration. Their noble aim is to save your fucking soul - and yours, too. They have no website, no Facebook and you can’t google them.





Greyson Fletcher in Bali

Greyson Fletcher recently spent a month down in Indonesia with Gabriel Summers and RVCA Filmer Brandon Jensen tearing up anything in his path and making some memories along the way. Press play and enjoy the fruits of their travels in Bali!


Donostia San Sebastian Single Fin Classic

Historic San Sebastian Surf & Lifestyle retailer HAWAII DONOSTIA and RVCA join forces to present the 4th annual San Sebastian Single Fin Classic to run this Saturday, June 24 at Zurriola beach.

In its fourth consecutive year, the event has become one of the most attractive classic log surf events in Europe gathering some of the scene’s finest talents along with a growing & passionate crew of locals for an overall laid-back, friendly and inspiring community moment.

« We are honored to come in as the main sponsor for this strong community event led by a key partner for us, Hawaii Donostia » RVCA Europe’s marketing director Greg Puget said. « RVCA continues accelerating its operations across its various fields of action, and surfing remains a key pilar for the brand. Partnering-up with such an authentic, recognized and locally-anchored community moment means a lot to the brand ; and working aside Hawaii Donostia and event founders Tito and Diego is definitely a chance for us. »

With over 60 competitors, mixing female and male riders for what looks like a great surf forecast to greet the event on Saturday, the passionate group of competitors will meet at 8 AM at the famous beach of La Zurriola to get things running. Counting with top European surfers such as recent Wheels & Waves invitational winner Clovis Donizetti (FRA), Joe Davis (UK), Matteo Fabbri (ITA) and a hungry pack of locals, this year’s event is expected to bring the perfect mix of inspiring surfing, local knowledge and true fun for a day at the beach.

The San Sebastian Single Fin Classic is organised by Hawaii Donostia and RVCA, in collaboration with Keler, Deflow, Stronger and Groseko Indarra.


USEFUL INFORMATION

DATE / June 24, 2017 - 8 AM Start / 7 PM Grand Finale

LOCATION / La Zurriola beach, San Sebastian (Euskadi)

CONTACT / hawaii@hawaiidonostia.com

All event details & precise schedule via http://hawaiidonostia.com/actualidad/blog-de-hawaii-donostia/2926/


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