With the likes of Dane Reynolds, Noa Deane, Tanner Gudauskas and many more, Captain Fin Co. is a steezy, eclectic, new age take on the classic fin. Jazzy prints, bold colours and contemporary art designs make this brand a mind blowing colour force to be reckoned with. If you’re looking to stand out in the line up, you’re on the right track.
Wave: Mitch King- Photography: Pat Vaughan
If you’re into carving concrete lines and mongo footing down Santa Monica boulevard (or probably just your local neighbourhood) , hitting the slopes or getting real in the surf, Vans has you sorted. Vans have been creating sticky soles and effortless sports attire since March 16th, 1966. Like a wine, getting better with age, they continue to be the forefront of the skate, surf and snow industry with their classic style and simplistic vibes.
One of SurfStitch‘s favourite brands for skate apparel is sports giant Nike. From the Janoski to the Rodriguez to the Mavrk, Nike‘s skate team custom shoes have you covered, no matter what sort of impact or protection you need for your ride. Don’t care and want a street style shoe instead? They have those too – with design making Nike‘s range versatile enough for both. Take a look at some of the styles available on SurfStitch – or you can shop all Nike here.
The Satire: Boardfeel. With lo-profile cushioning and flex for maximum boardfeel.
Zoo York’s a brand born in New York, so who better to invade the Big Apple’s Cathedral of Baseball? Come check this slick edit of Chaz Ortiz, Brandon Westgate, and Dave Willis tearing through Yankee Stadium after-hours.
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.
Urban, edgy and California cool all rolled into a lazy suburban afternoon setting. Insight’s latest lookbook focuses around denim and its many faces and styles. He’s a downtown skater boy who prefers to wear his caps back way round and his cuffs rolled up. She’s the girl who hangs around the guys with her high-waisted jeans and bikini on show cause it’s just too damn hot to put a top on!
The imagery combined with the oh-so-cool clothing had this campaign catching my eye and wanting to mix up my style. These are the noteworthy looks I’m gearing to get involved in.
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.
Oh, man. How great is it when you learn something cool? Watch this and learn the story behind PennySkateboards, and their founder Ben Mackay. This brings us back to the dream days of childhood!
“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.