CAPTAIN FIN CO // VANS

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.

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Sometimes it takes two to tango, so Vans and Captain fin co, have done just that and teamed up to create one of the freshest surf/skate collaborations we have seen yet. Check out the Captain Fin Co twist on a classic Vans tee, here. And not to mention, the ultra lightweight, durable Vans/Captain fin co. Costa Mesa Sneaker.. perfect for those arvo sessions in the bowl.

vanscollabVans/Captain Fin Co. – Anchor Tee                        Vans Captain Fin Co. Costa Mesa Shoe     

 

 

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Nike Skate Shoes

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.

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The Satire: Boardfeel. With lo-profile cushioning and flex for maximum boardfeel.

Satire

1. Nike Satire Shoe – Black Pimento White. 2. Nike Satire Shoe – Black White. 3. Nike Satire Mid Canvas Shoe – Team Red White.

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The Mavrk: Control. Featuring a combination of impact protection and boardfeel.

Mavrk

1. Nike Mavrk Low 2 Shoe – Black White Charcoal. 2. Nike Mavrk Low 2 Shoe – Black Photo Blue. 3. Nike Mavrk Low 2 Shoe – Black White.

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The Braata: Boardfeel. With lo-profile cushioning and flex for maximum boardfeel.

Braata

1. Nike Braata LR Canvas Shoe – Black Metallic Gold. 2. Nike Braata LR Canvas Shoe – Black White Anthracite. 3. Nike Braata LR Canvas Shoe – Blue Recall White University Gold.

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KICK, PUSH

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.

Vans

Vans Sk8 Hi Shoe – Black 2 Vans Authentic Shoe – Navy 3 Vans Old Skool Shoe – Black

Penny Completes and Penny Nickels shop here!

Obey

Obey Lightning Tour Raglan Tee 2 Obey Font Crew Fleece 3 Obey Was Here Crew Fleece

Keep an eye out on SurfStitch New Arrivals for some new exciting skate brands!

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Insight Denim 2012 Lookbook.

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.

GIRLS.

#1. Swimwear, anytime, any place.

#2. Clash the hell out of those prints.

#3. Make your denim interesting.

#4. Try a base ball cap or fluro colours.

#4 The more wear and tear the better.

GUYS.

#1. Turn that cap around.

#2. Basics are better.

#3. A great denim shirt will get you through anything.

#4. Get those socks out.

Shop Insight here.

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SINCE 66 By Vans.

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.

SINCE 66 from Vans OffTheWall.TV on Vimeo.

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Kilian Martin. Altered Route.

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.

Enjoy!

Kilian Martin: Altered Route (a Skate Film) from mb! by Mercedes-Benz on Vimeo.

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Penny Man.

Oh, man. How great is it when you learn something cool? Watch this and learn the story behind Penny Skateboards, 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. “

Founder,
Ben Mackay

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