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Overthrow Boxing Club | RVCA Sport

August 23 marked the first day of #RVCANY -- our RVCASport Advocates kicked off our New York event series at the legendary boxing club, Overthrow. RVCA Advocates BJ Penn and Jason Parillo led a boxing workout with Overthrow's co-founder, Alicia Napolean. Many Advocates representing the balance of opposites, participated in the intense workout: Surfer & water safety expert, Kai "Kaiborg" Garcia , photographer Andrea Dosouto , street artist/graffiti legend DMOTE , and RVCA founder, PM Tenore . Special thanks to the crew at Overthrow for their hospitality and hosting our RVCA family.

Next time you're in New York, be sure to stop by Overthrow -- jump in one of their intense training session and experience the gym's raw authenticity.

Photography by Delon Isaacs


Ed Templeton | KCDC Photo Show RVCA NYC

Continuing our love affair with KCDC Skateshop, we hosted a photography show with Ed Templeton for the first night of #RVCANYC . The turnout was amazing - many fans & loyal pawns from all over New York came out to meet the benevolent overlord of Toy Machine and consume his photography prints. We're honoured to host this photo show with Ed, he's a long-standing member of the RVCA Artist Network Program. Special thanks to Amy Gunther and the crew at KCDC Skateshop for hosting this event.

Our next event with KCDC will be Saturday, August 25 at the Brooklyn Pump Track Skatepark - we're hosting a skate jam and BBQ with RVCA Skate Advocates (Andrew Reynolds, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Curren Caples, Kader Sylla, Zach Allen, and Nestor Judkins.

Photography by John Bradford


Collapse Slappy Fest Hossegor

Collapse Slappy Fest: RVCA is proud to support Collapse Skateboards for their 7th anniversary.

Collapse skateboards celebrated its 7th anniversary last Saturday at Hossegor’s Casino, the party was under the sign of the ‘eighties’, the custom-made park featured slappy curbs, launch ramp, wallrides, fire hydrant, picnic table…of course, riders and crowd were expected to make their best 1987 impression, and some of them really played the game!

The high vibes all day, the crazy outfits, the spot, the early grab nbd’s (??), the distances rode on the wall, the destroyed picnic table, all contributed making this edition one for the books! We were proud to see our local advocate George Poole winning the Highest & longest wallride! The icing on the cake was the live music by our local band This Will Destroy Yours Ears. Special thanks to Collapse Skateboards for this sick event and thanks to all the people who joined us.

Video by Alberto Scattolin.


RVCA NYC

RVCA is headed to New York City from August 21–27, bringing a number of events centered around the “NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS” exhibition lead by RVCA Advocate & long time friend Aaron Rose. RVCA will also host events at KCDC, Pilgrim, The Dogpound Gym, Overthrow Boxing and a number of other venues, to celebrate the various pillars of the brand. We will also have a special collection launch with Smith Street Tattoo Parlor and a Women’s brunch headlined by musician and RVCA advocate Lily Meola. In the past, RVCA has taken the brand roadshow to places like Australia, Puerto Rico and annually, to Hawaii as part of the RVCALOHA campaign. Please follow the travels of the RVCA advocates and behind the scene footage of the entire week on the RVCA Instagram channel and at RVCA.COM. #RVCANYC.



Now & Then | RVCA Beautiful Losers Exhibition

On August 24th hundreds of guests flooded the Bowery sidewalk in support of the Beautiful Losers. Alongside RVCA's PM Tenore and curator / Alleged Gallery's Aaron Rose were guests including Aziz Ansari, Justin Theroux, Lourdes Leon, Stacey Bendet, Heron Preston, Gigi Burris, Paloma Elsesser, Adi Gil, Angela Donhauser, Gabriel Asfour, Leo Fitzpatrick, Michael Avedon, Jack Greer, Alex Olson, Kunichi Nomura, Andrew Reynolds, Morgan Colette, Timothee Chamolet, Alex Knost, Sarah Andelman, Humberto Leon, Bert Krak, Steve "ESPO" Powers , Jo Jackson, Ed Templeton, Deanna Templeton, Todd James, Cheryl Dunn, Ricky Saiz, Richie Shazam Khan, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Erik Foss, Coco Baudelle, Danny Fuller, Chris Johanson, Cory Kennedy, Luke Davis, Satchel Lee, Taylor McKimens, and more...

This exhibition revisits a community of artists affiliated with the Alleged Galleryin Manhattan in the early 1990’s. On site will be both artworks and collaborative merchandise from artists including but not limited to: Aaron Rose, Andre Razo, Ari Marcopoulos, Barry McGee, Cheryl Dunn, Chris Johanson, David Aron, Deanna Templeton, Ed Templeton, Geoff McFetridge, Ivory Serra, Jo Jackson, Margaret Kilgallen, Mark Gonzales, Mike Mills, Rita Ackermann, Shepard Fairey, Stephen Powers, Susan Cianciolo, Thomas Campbell, Tobin Yelland, and Tom Sachs. The exhibition will be on view August 24 – September 1, 2018.


DISTRACTOR | NOT THE SAME

Costa Mesa's favourite band released a new music video, NOT THE SAME" from their new album "This Time I got it Figured Out" Out now on Burger Records

Video: Sean Campos

Edited: Sean Campos

Color Correction: Sean Campos

FIRST AD: Sean Campos (jr.) Written By: Colin Mckibbin (under the strict supervision of Sean Campos)

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FAHRENHEIT INN | ERWIN BLISS | RVCA EUROPE SURF

Fahrenheit Inn

Last winter in France was a bit of a blur.

A rather wet blur in fact, resulting in a never-ending surge of rain that kept everybody at home, twiddling their thumbs while getting fat on cheese.

It’s in these moments that our expatriate island boys’ nerves are put to the test, and Erwin’s and I’s didn’t last long. Our eyes were glued on the maps, and soon enough we were headed towards a country far south, which we won’t reveal the name of—but that will no doubt look familiar to those who can read the signs.

Upon arrival, a piece of paper with instructions was given to us.

We were told to take the west road. The one leading to that infamous town that was once a gold mine, far behind the mountains.

« Continue straight upon crossing the 14th bridge—the blue one—and don’t stop until you spot the hill of the eternal rainbow » it read.

That was the indication that we would be near our destination: A hotel where the grass was bright green and the oceans folds were warm and hollow.

We had to show up at noon in order to meet the owner of the place. « She will be sunbathing in a pink umbrella » our guide told us.

That’s when we knew we were at the end of the road:

Fahrenheit Inn.

Credits:

Filmed/Edited by: Yentl Touboul

Water Cinematography: Kylian Castells

Additional Footage: Hypolite Champion

Music:

Jai Walsh - "Mariachi Aquachi"

Equinoxious - "Astros Prometidos"


RVCA Family Session – Somewhere in our backyard

Peak summer is upon us in Europe… And there isn’t anything better than your fun, end-of-day surf with friends.

« Get the crew together and enjoy ». That was pretty much the brief we gave to photographers Nick Pumphrey & Mark Llewellyn. The RVCA local Family gathered to enjoy warm water, surf & share amazing vibes for a 2-hour all-smiles-out session, somewhere in our Backyard, near Hossegor, France.

Next time you are around, make sure you connect with Thomas, Emilie, Jess, Sarah & Erwin!

Photo by @nickpumphreyphoto / @emvielle


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