This clip blew up last year and played a massive part in David Gonzalez being awarded Thrasher mag’s coveted Skater of the Year, putting him in the company of Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds and Danny Way. If you haven’t seen it hit play, and feast your eyes on one of the most face melting parts ever put together…
At SurfStitch we tend to attract staff with a bit of an adventurous spirit. We just love being outside – barefoot wandering, feeling the dirt in between our toes, saltwater hair, wind on our faces. With quite a few staff working out of SurfStitch HQ on the Gold Coast we have a mix of surfers, skateboarders and snowboarders which means that any given month someone could be shredding in Japan or island hopping in Indonesia, fuelling their wanderlust.
We wanted to share a little bit of our outdoor lifestyle with you.
Meet David from Customer Service:
“Skateboarding for me these days is more an excuse to turn a typically mundane task into an enjoyable activity in itself. Filling the gaps between home -> surf -> coffee -> work. The walk/drive may seem like chore but if you’re ripping and weaving between obstacles on the way; you’re living the saying ‘happiness is in the journey, not the destination’. Be warned: if you’re choosing your destinations wisely, you may develop a facial imbalance because the muscles used to frown will be fairly unused.
Start your next adventure now with some of our iconic skate brands.
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Keep an eye out on SurfStitch New Arrivals for some new exciting skate brands!
For today’s accessories post I am going to address, possibly the best kind of accessory, a free accessory! That’s right, SurfStitch are currently running out a whole new range of Gift With Purchase products to reward you for shopping…Now that’s my kind of reward! Check out the exciting goodies you can pick up.
Buy any full priced swimwear and enter the code FREESUN to score yourself a pair of Perv sunglasses. If you’re not a bikini wearer and you want to score these shades, just spend over $60 site wide and enter the code SUN and they’re yours to take home also!
Spend over $100 and you get to bag a free pair of Skull Candy earphones. Just enter the code SKULLP at checkout.
Check this out! If spend over $180 on SurfStitch you’ll get, not one but THREE free gifts in the way of a pack containing a SurfStitch towel, a Keep Cup and a pair of Perv Sunglasses. Simply enter the promo code SUNSHINE at check out.
And now the big one…If you spend over $450 you’ll score yourself a free sector 9 skateboard when you enter the code SKATE at checkout.
For the full range of Gift With Purchase offers and details check out our promo page here. Majority of promo’s will run while stock lasts.
They’re the iconic footwear label that skateboarders everywhere bashed the pavements with before making a long standing reign in the fashion industry as the go to shoe for casual cool. The most famous use of Van’s, for me, is in my all time favourite movie Lords Of Dogtown where the street rat skatey kids wore nothing else and the more beat up they got the better they became.
Vans have far surpassed the classic Authentic’s in your basic blue’s, red’s, black’s and grey’s and have moved on to creative a wild and wonderful collection of colourful collaborations and styles. So whether you’re fashion forward or just keen to stick to the basics, Vans will always be the footwear label to deliver every time.
VANS IN THE NEW AGE:
… JOHN JOHN FLORENCE.
Can you believe it? Just this morning, Mr. Tony Hawk (the Don of skating!) dropped in on Mr. John Florence’s midday coffee at Lofty Bean in Encinitas, and handed him a Kustom shoebox with $50, 000 cash in it. Would you be pleased? The 19-year-old Hawaiian’s winning ticket was big and perfectly-stuck frontside stalefish spin. In a decision made by you, the people, John beat Chippa Wilson, Ryan Callinan, Matt Meola and Albee Layer. Spending 10 days on a boat with the sole purpose of innovative surfing is good. Landing the best air and scooping $50k is better. Congrats, dear John.
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The new Gravis Footwear clip – VX is dead – was released over the weekend featuring team riders Sammy Winter and Jake Johnson. Filmed with the new Sony VX-1000 the quality of the footage is pretty great…and so is the skating.
How do you fit 46-years into 7 minutes? Well it seems Eliot Rausch has done a bloody good job trying!
Released on International Surfing Day, this new mini-doco by Vans, titled Since 66, encompasses the core ethos that has guided the brand since the beginning.
Featuring the insights of many members of the Vans family including Steve Van Doren, Ray Barbee, Steve Caballero, Leila Hurst, Keith Morris, Stephen Murray, Tony Alva, Russ Pope, and Christian Hosoi, it’s definitely worth a look.
Courageous. Innovative. Original. Skateboarder Kilian Martin and filmmaker Brett Novak join forces to present Altered Route, one hell of a skate film! Martin turns skating into an art form while ‘doing his thing’ at an abandoned water park.
“From a young age skateboarding has inspired me and influenced every area of my life. Here I am at the age of 5 on my first ever plastic skateboard. I asked dad to move the Kingswood out of the garage so I could make this kicker ramp. I got my board second hand, and painted it blue with gold pinstripes. I thought it was the badest thing ever. Once I conquered the garage, I started bombing hills. It was terrifying, it was exhilarating, it was bliss. Almost 30 years on I realized it was time, time to bring that little plastic board back, and back for good. “
Remember we posted a slick clip of Nick Roza surfing in Mexico last week? Here is a bit of insight into how he completely fell of the world free surfing map, and then jumped right back on. From his latest sponsor, Penny Skateboards.