Jack Fardell is leading the new generation of hungry Australian skateboarders. His skills and unbelievable ability to pull off some of the best tricks in sport are only a small justification of this, with Jack making the move to skate hub San Francisco to only further his opportunities. The release of exciting new clip presented by Spitfire Wheels showcases the Gold Coaster’s skills, and due to being available for stream since only last week, the worldwide skateboarding community has been in awe.
Fardell’s controlled mix of both street skating to pools and big bowls is what makes him so exciting to watch. Before making such a major appearance in the international scene, Jack would tear apart the world famous Pizzey Bowl, and in the saying that, the rest of the skatepark that comes with it. Though originally focusing on pure street skating, Fardell soon learnt to adjust and throw in more and more influences of vert skateboarding, with another huge bowl (Elenora) only a stone throw away from his old house. His ability to take full advantage of all skate environments was no doubt a main contribution to Fardell taking out the Slam Magazine 2014 Skater Of The Year in March, an award that all young Australian skateboarders one day wish to hold. To further his success, Jack has also graced the cover of Transworld Magazine in February this year.
Since making the move to San Fransisco late last year, Fardell has only opened his game to more opportunities. It’s a well known fact that skateboarders from all over the globe move to the United States to chase their dreams, as this is the Mecca of skateboarding worldwide. Jack not only made the move to America, but also to the city that boasts some of the best skateboarding spots on the planet. The video shows these amazing spots, and Jacks ability to tear them to shreds.
This Saturday the 19th of July see’s the ‘Make It Count’ skateboard competition hit Geelong, presented by our friends at Element. The event is part of an international series, with other rounds of competition being held all over the globe, including Europe and both North and South America’s. With a heap of great prizes on offer, this opportunity is huge for skateboarders everywhere, and now it’s Australia’s turn to show the rest of the world what we’ve got! Here’s a few images from last years Global Final!
‘Make it count is a series of amateur skateboarding events throughout the world designed to seek out new talent and promote the element message of social awareness, environmental stewardship, and positivity. Rather than a cash prize, the overall winner is awarded unforgettable memories, a taste of culture from around the world, and a newfound vision for a career in skateboarding…truly an experience of a lifetime.’
To learn more about ‘Make It Count’ visit their website here. Watch the awesome highlights from the Global Final of last year’s ‘Make it Count’ Competition! If that was a year ago, it’s scary to think what this year’s event holds! Enjoy!
Brixton have a huge collection for your spring wardrobe right around the corner. Known for their iconic style of hats and shirts, they have not let us down in the up and coming collection. The three friends have taken on the skate industry and have been pushing the boundaries,with this springs style.
Their hats and snap backs offer a different look and can be perfect for your head at any time of the year. Additionally they have introduced some intriguing styles of tees and shorts into their product range.
Here is a taste of some of their collection that will be all available at SurfStitch.
Ryan Sheckler is no lost name is skateboarding. From being known in the skateboarding world since he pretty much started to walk, to later achieving huge contest wins and even his own TV shows, the Sheckler name isn’t being forgotten by anyone any time soon. Ryan recently made the trip Down Under and linked up with Corbin Harris, Goldy shredder Mikey Mendoza and the crews at Oakley and Red Bull for plenty of fun in the sun. The clip is apart of the Red Bull hosted ‘Sheckler Sessions,’ which give society a sneak peek into the lifestyle of the professional skateboarder, while mixing in a healthy amount of skateboarding to go with it. Imagery: Craig Barrett/Sam McGuire
Check out this clip of Ryan Sheckler’s trip to Australia. Who knows? It might even help with your skate spot checks and give you the insight on a few new ones to go check out!
Santa Cruz being the oldest continuous skateboarding company in the world, has a massive reputation for creating awesome apparel and even better skateboards. The brand is still making leaps everywhere in the world, it is continuing to bring out more skateboard designs and more apparel designs.
Expanding from skateboards to socks and jumpers to cut offs, Santa Cruz are producing more and more for everyone. Represented by the beach side city, Santa Cruz’s brand depicts an iconic skateboarding style. Yet they have broaden the horizons in which novice, amateur and professional skateboarders, skate. Their cruisers incorporate the old school wide boards, with the retro print and retro styles. Their new school decks are injected with colours and crazy designs that give them an iconic skateboarding name.
See what SurfStitch stock in the Santa Cruz range and get set for the bowl and rails, yew!
Nyjah Huston has wowed other competitors and audiences, yet again being crowned winner of Stop 1 of the Nike SBSLS (Street League Skateboarding) World Tour of Skateboarding in Chicago, presented by Monster Energy.
Though trailing, the 19 year old was able to gain composure and lock in a near perfect Backside 360 Kickflip Lipslide, followed by a Nollie Cab Lipslide, proving to judges he was hungry for victory, and he was taking it. The win locks Nyjah in with a place in the final event, the Street League Super Crown and a sweet $20,000 pay cheque.
Huston, known in his younger days for unbelievable skateboarding abilities and dreadlocks almost reaching the ground, has proved himself in the skateboarding world, giving the biggest names in the sport a run for their money. Born in only 1994, Nyjah has had successful years in the Street League competitions, first winning the event in 2010. If you haven’t been already, be sure to keep a close eye on him!
We here at SurfStitch congraluate Nyjah Huston on his win! Keep up to date with all the latest from the Nike SB World Tour of Skateboarding on their website, or here on the SurfStitch Blog. Stop 2 of the SLS will be held in Los Angeles on the 27th July, with all 23 competitors eager to take out the prestigious event and steal the spotlight from Huston.
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.
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