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RVCA Pro Junior 2018 | Newport Beach CA

It's a privilege to partner with the City of Newport Beach for the 30th annual City of Newport Beach Surf Championships RVCA Jr Pro. We're honoured to support this long-standing community event with our neighbouring town. Check out the excerpt below from WSL (World Surf League) coverage and read their entire article here.

Special thanks to our sponsors Jacks Surfboards, Banzai Bowls, Bearflag Fish Co, Topo Chico, Sun Bum, Smith Optics, Slowtide, Flexfit, Hydroflask, Scosche, and the City of Newport Beach.

Via WSL: "The surfing community of Newport Beach, California, rejoiced once more as Tyler Gunter brought the RVCA Pro Junior pres by Jack's Surfboards and Banzai Bowls title back to his home city. It marked the 18-year-old's third consecutive Final at 56th Street Jetty yielded a second victory over Chase Modelski, Cole Houshmand, and Cooper Davies after his 2016 win and runner-up in 2017...

San Clemente was well represented once more on finals day with Samantha Sibley and Kirra Pinkerton's one-two finish in the women's event, and Houshmand earning his second Finals appearance of 2018. Houshmand came out firing in the Semifinals, garnering the day's highest heat total of 15.50, and looked to be Gunter's most formidable threat to his win. The 17-year-old got to an early lead with his first two scoring waves, but couldn't hold that position and now looks to defend his Live Like Zander Junior Pro title for a shot at the Top 4 finish...

As in many of the North America Pro Junior events, international talents are scattered among the region's top competitors and Davies held firm as this year's most volatile -- going from Round 1 to the Final. Both the Queensland, Australia, native and Japanese competitor Taichi Hagita earned Semifinal berths, but it was Davies who found his way into the Final -- the first since Kalani David in 2015. While no points go to the 18-year-old's account, some prize money and experience outside his home region never hurt...

"It's such a good feeling being able to build heat by heat and progress to the Finals means so much," Davies said. "It was such a great experience and being able to widen my horizons overseas, and seeing what the competing is like elsewhere is a big part of me succeeding. Now it's just seeing what happens next, but next year I'll give the QS a good crack and see how it goes."

The next North America Pro Junior event will be the season's last -- the Live Live Like Zander Junior Pro in Memory of Zander Venezia at Soup Bowl, Bathsheba, Barbados."...

Photos by Delon Isaacs

Video by Blaine Suque


Jay Davies | Stab High Contest in Waco, TX

"Stab High is a world class surfing event in the heart of Texas. Despite the oxymoron, this middle-American location may just be surfing’s ultimate competitive platform.

Some context: At Barefoot Ski Ranch in Waco, Texas, owner Stuart Parsons installed the first full-sized American Wave Machines wave pool. Professional surfer Cheyne Magnusson was hired to manage the site and lead wavepool testing, which led to the creation of the world’s greatest man-made air section. Stab High will gather 16 of surfing’s premier aerialists in Waco, where over a live webcast surfers like Chippa Wilson, Noa Deane, and Jay Davies will attempt to land the biggest and most innovative aerials possible, for a significant cash prize." - Stab Magazine

We're excited our guy, RVCA Surf's Jay Davies will be amongst the greats competing in this historical event. Check out this video of Jay sharing his thoughts on this event. Tune in to Pay Per View Sept 22 to watch the event. Visit Stab High for more info.


RVCANYC | SKATE

From August 21-27 our Skate Advocates, Andrew Reynolds, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Curren Caples, Nestor Judkins, Zach Allen, and Kader Sylla joined the RVCA family in New York City for a number of events, centred around the gallery exhibition "Now & Then: Beautiful Losers, Alleged Gallery, and 90's Lower East Side". During the week RVCA Skate was out in the city, they held 2 different events with our favourite NY skateshop, KCDC. On August 22 there was an Ed Templeton photo show at KCDC Skateshop in Brooklyn, NY and on August 25th we hosted a BBQ/skate jam at the Pump Track Park in Brooklyn.

Special thanks to Amy Gunther and her team at KCDC for hosting us in NYC - it was an incredible week.


RVCA Denim & Pants | Fall 2018

RVCA DENIM IS A MANIFESTATION OF RVCA'S ETHOS, THE BALANCE OF OPPOSITES AND OUR MODERN TAKE ON HERITAGE WORKWEAR. DESIGNED FOR NOW, BUT MEANT TO LAST THROUGH THE AGES. OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE YOU WITH DEPENDABLE JEANS THAT YOU EXPECT TO AGE WITH; A PIECE OF CLOTHING THAT EVENTUALLY BECOMES A WALKING JOURNAL OF YOUR TRIUMPHS AND TRAVELS. DENIM DESIGNED NOT TO DEFINE YOU, BUT AS A CANVAS FOR YOU TO LEAVE YOUR MARK ON, A LIVING RECORD OF YOUR PROUD SPILLS AND SCARS.


Now & Then Video | RVCA Beautiful Losers

Video recap from the VIP opening reception of the exhibition Now & Then: Beautiful Losers, Alleged Gallery, and the 90's Lower East Side.

Music by Tomorrow's Tulips

Video by Blaine Suque


Community, Authenticity & Fun : 901 XL Classic

RVCA was proud to support The Vieux Boucau Surf Club for the 19th edition of the 901 XL Classic, last weekend at Vieux Boucau, France. The contest went on during a beautiful day with 3-foot waves and gathered the perfect mix between Locals, Grommets, and top European longboarders. The 40+ competitors delivered their best potential with retro style and classic hang-tens. It is an inspiring community event in memory of XavierLavignole, French longboarder, and judge on the longboard tour. The event name 901 stands for 9ft Longboards, 0 leashes, and Single fin only.

It was all about friendly vibes for the 2018 edition - comfortable event set-up, homemade barbecue & cold beers. The day ended up with a live music from our friends This Will Destroy Your Ears.

A great grassroots event combining authenticity, fun and people connecting.

Thanks to everyone involved in this event, The Vieux Boucau Surf Club, La Maison de L’espadrille, This Will Destroy Yours Ears, and all surfers present last weekend.

Results:

Open
1st Antoine Cardonnet
2nd Remi Arauzo
3rd Cornelius Accoh
4th Romain Maurin

Ondines
1st Emilie Libier
2nd Zoé Grospiron
3rd Sophie Sitges


On the Edge of a Dream

Join us at RVCA HQ on September 28 for the premiere of Ellis Ericson's "On The Edge of a Dream". RSVP here

For the past five yearsEllisEricson and Andrew Kidman have been working with George Greenough on the modern evolution of his Edge Board design.

Ericson and Kidman are both shapers; the book and film charts their journey as they work with Greenough to personalise their own equipment with a design George has been toying around with since the late ‘60s.

Shot in Australia on the North Coast of New South Wales it features the original venues Lennox Head and Angourie where Greenough’s innovative Edge designs were tested in the early ‘70s.

Duration: 53 mins.


brazilian jiu jitsu seminar | RVCANYC

RVCA Sport activated an exclusive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training seminar at Vitor Shaolin BJJ in conjunction with RVCA NYC. World class BJJ legends Mendes Bros and BJ Penn led the seminar and shared several techniques and principles with our guests. Special thanks to the team at Vitor Shaolin for hosting our RVCANYC BJJ seminar and thank you to all of the participants, we could not do this without you.


Joshua Tree | Womens Fall '18 Lookbook

LOOK FORWARD TO COOLER DAYS AND NIGHTS WITH THE LATEST NEW ARRIVALS FROM THE RVCA WOMENS COLLECTION FOR FALL '18. THIS SEASON WE SET OUR SIGHTS ON JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA, TO UNPAVED ROADS WITHOUT STREET LIGHTS. CREATED WITH WELL-WORN EDGE, THE COLLECTION FEATURES INDUSTRIAL WORKWEAR LINES INSPIRED BY THE RUGGED AND WELL-TRAVELLED DESERT. FROM DAILY EXPLORATIONS OF THE DESERTS NATURAL ART TO THE NIGHT OF THE NEVER-ENDING DARK SKY AND BRIGHT STARS. WE TOOK A ROAD TRIP TO NOWHERE AND FOUND THAT THE DESERT LEAVES NO TRACE. SHOP THE LATEST ARRIVALS FROM RVCA WOMENS.


Damage Frito | Alex & Ellis

For Californian surfers, Mexico is always a blip on the radar, providing an easy escape from many the overcrowded lineup. In “Damage Frito”, RVCA Advocates Alex Knost & Ellis Ericson pack up the van and head south of the border to find a mixed bag of right pointbreaks, some playful, many exciting. From gliding across slow, Malibu-esque walls to threading through fast, hollow sections, the unique lines drawn by both surfers is very pleasing to the eyes. As they trade waves and swap boards, our only thought is that we wish we were there. Photos by Delon Bone, video by Jimmy Jazz James, song by White Fence.


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