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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



PORTAL | A Short Film Featuring ARI BROWNE

Portal is a collaboration of talents between Ari Browne, Joshua Keogh, and JJ Stanbrook.

Their pursuits were purely in the name of progress, not perfection. Whilst adhering to popular performance ideas, the surfboards follow a trajectory far different to other surfboard design.

The surfboards on show are a rarity in that they move away from typical design processes and start to voluntarily move towards exploring the unknown outer precipice or cusp of surfboard design.

Typically in surfboard design function outweighs form. The aim was to invert this relationship and explore the dynamics that occurs when 'Form' (the appearance of the surfboard) is placed as the priority over 'Function' (the performance of the surfboard).

Unsurprisingly the resulting surfboard identify firstly as sculptural objects and secondly as surfboards.

Surprisingly, however, no quantifiable sacrifice or detriment to performance was apparent. This is due to the clinical approach Josh took when shaping the surfboards.

Seamlessly harmonising performance and aesthetics. “The boards were well and truly operating in the performance window” testifies Ari Browne. They all worked amazingly well.

Stanbrook’s short film is a work of art in its own rights. The film also gives the trio the opportunity an to tell a story of adventure, fun, and of course, lordish behaviour.

Stanbrook’s knack for story telling and humour are at work as he depicts a washed up idiot, Ari Browne, who, plays himself a he minces around the exotic Moroccan coastline. Lastly the film showcases the exceptional performance attributes of the ten finless surfboards.

Music Courtesy of Burger Records

- Guantanamo Baywatch - Barbacoa

- Mr. 4Twenty - We Lurkin & Work Hard

- Distractor - Human

- Levi Prairie - El Mirage Here She Comes


Tom Gerrard Exhibition | Through My Eyes

RVCA Special Edition Artist Tom Gerrard recently travelled to Tokyo and opened ‘Through My Eyes’ at the RVCA Upstairs Gallery Tokyo. Australian artist Tom Gerrard explores his surroundings through his daily drawings in his passport sizes sketchbooks. In his first ever Japanese exhibition he is presenting 20 works on paper that explore a diverse range of subjects and objects that he has executed in his minimal colour palette of red, black and white with the odd hint of chrome and grey.

These subjects are the commonly overlooked items in Australian life. Each piece has been approached as he would a page in his sketch books. Yet he has swapped out his pens for spray paint, ink, watercolour and acrylic paints. This is a unique exhibition for Tom as the demands of large galleries of his home town of Melbourne have seen his work grow in scale and price. With this exhibition, he has taken a step back from the large canvases and wooden panels and worked exclusively on large sheets of paper.

Thanks to Bintang for the opening night refreshments. View the catalogue of available works here.


‘Tahiti ‘ by Eleonore Wismes - Providence Guéthary

RVCA, in association with Lomography, presented ‘Tahiti’ last week in the beautiful village of Guéthary (FRA).

Another great gathering with the Parisian-based artist & filmer Eleonore Wismes, showcasing her artworks inspired by a recent trip across the stunning islands of French Polynesia.

Mixing photography, watercolor and custom-made artworks, the event has brought together a lot of people, all inspired by Eleonore’s trip.

It has ended up with an open-air screening of her movie and a live music composing by Kim Giani.

We look forward to more stories with Eleonore in the future.

Photos: @claudialederer


​CAMPBELL BROS LAUNCH + ALEX KNOST BONZER EDIT PREMIERE

JOIN US THIS FRIDAY JULY 27 AT THALIA SURF SHOP IN LAGUNA BEACH, CA FOR THE LAUNCH OF OUR RVCA X CAMPBELL BROS COLLECTION AND THE PREMIERE OF ALEX KNOST'S BONZER VIDEO EDIT DIRECTED BY METAL NECK. THE EVENT WILL HOST A MEET & GREET, COMPLEMENTARY BEERS, AND AN EXHIBITION OF CLASSIC BONZER SURFBOARDS WILL BE ON DISPLAY FROM 6-9PM.


RVCA Morocco

From Tangier to Casablanca, Morocco has long had an alluring aspect to it. Summoning writers, artists and musicians to explore it’s unique yet diverse culture. The RVCA skate team found themselves drawn there in exploration of untapped spots and rarely skated cities. Starting in Tangier and making their way down the coast to Safi, the days were spent skating, eating tagine, couscous and drinking sweet green tea with mint leaves. With camels on the beach, ancient castles and mosques and contrasting modern architecture, Morocco proved itself the perfect backdrop for an array of great skate spots, good times with friends and adventures they’ll never forget.

Featuring RVCA Advocates Andrew Reynolds, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Jeremy Leabres, Curren Caples & Aidan Campell. Photos by John Bradford.


The Evolution of RVCA Sport | Womens

FALL 2018 LAUNCHES RVCA’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED WOMEN’S RVCA SPORT COLLECTION. BLURRING THE LINE BETWEEN STREET & ACTIVE, RVCA SPORT BREAKS FREE OF THE TRADITIONAL ACTIVE MARKET WITH A REBELLIOUS ATTITUDE TO DISRUPT THE STATUS QUO. EACH STYLE IS DESIGNED FOR A MULTIFUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO DRESSING FOR EASY STYLING FROM YOUR WORKOUT TO THE STREET. WE HAVE COLLABORATED WITH WORLD CLASS ATHLETES AND RVCA ADVOCATES TO DEVELOP A LINE THAT IS THE PERFECT BALANCE OF FUNCTION AND FASHION. THIS IS RVCA SPORT.

IMAGES FEATURE RVCA ADVOCATE SAGE ERICKSON. SHOT BY STEFAN KOCEV. SHOP THE RVCA SPORT WOMEN'S COLLECTION HERE.


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