Surfer Magazine takes a look at the fast-paced balancing act 18 year old Curren Caples draws between surfing and skating. Named after the great Tom Curren, Caples must be breathing a sigh of relief that surfing felt so natural, maybe came with the name. Regardless it’s his skill set on a skateboard that’s truly thrust him into the spotlight. Going pro for Flip Skateboards and winning a gold medal in Skateboard Park at X Games Munich last year, the Ventura local talks about his Jekyll and Hyde lifestyle and how separate the two really are… set of course behind 3:14 of hammer-time action. Check it out above.
Back for Spring 2015 Vans Surf introduces Joel Tudor’s latest signature collection. Blending a personal mixture of insightful function and classic aesthetics, Joel’s line sees a timeless mash-up of military meets aloha with muted color pallets and splashes of retro patterns. The lightweight range features a vintage ’60s boardshort silhouette, zip canvas jacket and Malibu print button-up, along with a slim fitting cargo short and logo-ed tees. The collection also boasts footwear support with the inclusion of the new Comino slip-on and premium leather Richardson sandal as well as Vans’ staple the Nexpa Synthetic sandal. More info and a list of authorized dealers at Vans.com.
The latest from GoPro’s video vaults features wingsuit pilot Brandon Mikesell navigating the expansive mountainside of Walenstadt, Switzerland. Captured from multiple angles in incredible 4K quality the flight soars through tree-lined valleys, over local farm houses and danger close to craggy granite cliffs. Filmed on GoPro’s HERO3+, Walenstadt’s mountain range reaches heights of 7,438 ft.wingsuit
Electro-indie pop foursome CITIZENS! releases a celebratory music video in anticipation of their upcoming sophomore LP. Remixed by Cesare and directed by Ernest Desumbila the “Lighten Up” video pairs playful animations with models Katerina Safarova and Ira Stroy spending the afternoon in a chic Parisian loft. For more check out the track’s original video sequence and an interactive Four Creeps version on the band’s site. CITIZENS! forthcoming album European Soul drops April 13 via French music label Kitsuné.
Out for his daily winter surf check Nantucket photographer and local surfer Jonathan Nimerfroh captured what can only be described as magical when he discovered the Atlantic swell had nearly frozen solid. Rolling in with an ever so slurpee-like apperance, Nimerfroh snapped shots of the waves in their remarkably dreamy form. Images above and more are available in print through the jump.
Produced by two of the original five members, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre bring their own hip hop story to life in a feature film capturing the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A in the mid ’80s. Set in the then dangerous streets of Compton, California, the biopic drama follows five young men as they translate their experiences growing up through gritty unfiltered music and shed light on the truth about life in the hood. ‘Straight Outta Compton’ hits theaters August 14, 2015.
Enlisting the stylish eye of free-surf posterboy Craig “Ando” Anderson, Electric introduces the Txoko sunnies. The classic keyhole design takes a timeless turn with clean rounded lines and simple detailing. Boasting a hand-cut acetate frame, forged metal arms and Melanin infused lenses. Ando’s pro silhouette comes in Matte Black, Crystal and Matte Spotted Tortoise. Available at Electic’s e-shop.Craig Anderson, sunglass
Vans Syndicate once again taps team pro Jason Dill on it’s latest collaborative sneaker release. Dill’s stylish return features an off-white canvas OG Authentic “S” dawning the dude’s own pen-scribble artwork throughout and full color picture of his face emblazoned on the tongue. The limited delivery drops at authorized Vans Syndicate dealer on February 7. Jason Dill, Vans Syndicate
Swiss photographer Vincent LaForet releases a collection of shots aimed at capturing the ‘big picture’ of competitive surfing. Featuring a number of incredible images taken from hundreds of feet above the action at the Pipeline Masters in Oahu, HI, the Pulitzer Prize winning lenseman unveils a unique look at the professionals at work and the magnitude of their environment. Check out the images here. More on Vincent after the jump.