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Surfer recounts close encounter with shark After being knocked off his board, the man says he ended up standing on the great white’s back for a few seconds
Monday, October 10, 2011
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Congrats to Oregon's own Sebo Walker on his 4th place
1. Sewa Kroetkov, Netherlands
2. Francesco Marconato, Italy
3. Mads Christensen, Denmark
4. Sebastian “Sebo” Walker, USA
5. Manuel Etchegoyen, France
6. Marten Rapp, Sweden
7. Robert Kocjan, Slovenia
8. Dmitrii Rodionov, Russia
9. Gonzalo Saravia, Argentina
10. Luis Guillermo Vascones, Peru
Friday, August 19, 2011
Downtown LA Sunday Funday August 2011 montage. Skaters: Zak Allegri, Brett Sube, Sebo Walker and Olan Prenatt. Filmed and edited by Ben Fordham. Music by Flying Lotus, song Massage Situation. www.graciasLA.com
Friday, August 12, 2011
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Imagine a city of the future where skateboards are used as the primary form of transportation and recreation -- in and out of your home. A utopia city for skateboarders would mean that a skateable path, like a ribbon connecting everything together, links each building in an unending ability to keep in motion on your board. The PAS House takes this concept and brings it to life through an architectural project mixing a modern single family home with a skateboard ramp structure -- all from an environmentally-driven perspective.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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Check out Alex Perleson doing the first ever tailgrab 900.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
LAGUNA BEACH – Jonas Bevacqua, co-founder and creative director of the Irvine-based clothing company LRG, was found dead in his home on Bern Drive in Laguna Beach on Monday, the Orange County Coroner's Office confirmed. He was 34.
The cause of death for the well-known urban-style clothing designer has not yet been determined, Supervising Deputy Coroner Kelly Keyes said. The Laguna Beach Police Department did not provide details but said that the death does not appear to be suspicious.
Jonas Bevacqua, 31, cofounder of the Irvine-based LRG, Lifted Research Group, suggested he'd hop on the panda for a portrait. The clothing and lifestyle company has a young staff, most of whom are under 32.
LRG – short for Lifted Research Group – both supports and is supported by a community of musicians, artists and athletes who have donned the company's clothing. According to LRG, the company's clothes have been worn by celebrities from Kobe Bryant and Reggie Bush to Kanye West and John Legend to Quentin Tarantino and Tom Arnold.
Entrepreneur magazine reported the company had sales of $5 million in 2002 and $150 million in 2006, earning it the No. 5 spot on the publication's 500 fastest growing companies.
LRG co-founders Robert Wright and Charlie Moothart in a statement posted on the company's website Tuesday night described Bevacqua as a "visionary" who served as a "friend, partner, father, mentor and very caring person."
"Jonas was a star who burned brightly in the sky and who is gone too soon," the statement read. "There is a hole in our hearts that will never be filled. He will always be loved and missed by his friends, family and those he inspired."
Those sentiments were shared among online followers as news spread of Bevacqua's death.
"A true fashion pioneer,'' wrote an admirer on Twitter.
"RIP Jonas Bevacqua. Your accomplishments and trend setting ways inspired many,'' wrote another.
The early years of Bevacqua' life were spent in Long Beach, but when he got into high school his family moved to Laguna Beach. These two cultures were very different to him – the streets of Long Beach and the beaches of Laguna – and it helped shape him. He took to skating and surfing rather than team sports.
His family is a veritable melting pot. Bevacqua, who is U.S-born Vietnamese, was adopted along with six others by Helen and Joe Bevacqua, who also have one biological son. He has a black brother and sister, Filipino brother and sister, half-white-half black sister, half Jamaican-half-Spanish brother and a white brother.
"I grew up in a pretty unique environment and was exposed to a lot of different things," Bevacqua told the Register in 2009. "I didn't feel there was a clothing company to bridge the gap among all these different things that we were into – that spoke for that melting pot of what was going on. That's what LRG was all about."
After high school, he tried out college.
"I did two semesters but probably showed up like three times," Bevacqua said.
He drifted around California for a couple of years and spent time in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 1999, he decided he wanted to start a clothing company.
Bevacqua moved back in with his parents in Laguna Beach to start LRG. He worked as a valet during the day and at night he was a DJ at local clubs. His parents helped him get a computer for work.
He met Robert Wright while working as a DJ. Wright had a college education and experience working for O'Neill, a surf clothing brand, and he delivered all that knowledge to Bevacqua. They received some investor funding from Charlie Moothart and Ronnie Ghenender and LRG was born.
They started out with some sketches and ideas working out of Bevacqua's bedroom as he learned how to design and get clothes made.
"I had no idea what I was doing. I knew I definitely needed to get stuff made. We put together this game plan. I had to get some hats embroidered. So, I found some place local to us in Santa Ana," Bevacqua said.
Design at LRG is all about the message. Sometimes the message is about wit or humor and other times it's about a state of mind. The "Lifted" in Lifted Research Group, for example, can reference an elevated state of mind. Some of the messages LRG delivered over the years include: Make Jeans, Not War; Underground Inventive, Overground Effective; Equipment For Life's Journey; The Underachievers.
One message LRG revisits from time to time holds particular personal meaning to Bevacqua. Adopt Children, Not Style.
"That's my life story," Bevacqua said.
Bevacqua is survived by his fiancé, son, seven siblings and his mother and father, LRG officials said.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Chris Haslam (born December 19th, 1980) is a Canadian professional skateboarder, originally from Ontario who now resides in Richmond, BC.
Haslam started skating in 1994 while living with his parents in Singapore, and turned pro in 2004.
His current sponsors are Almost Skateboards, Independent Trucks (Independent Trucks and Clothing), Momentum Wheel Co., IS Designs, Vestal Watches, Dakine, CTI and Globe Shoes.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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Filmed by Ian Passmore
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Art Direction/Edit by
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Part 1 Music:
'Leave Everywhere' by Toro Y Moi
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Part 2 Music:
'Leave Them All Behind' by Ride
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Words by Kevin Duffel
A new daughter isn’t the only recent change in JT Aultz’s life. The rad dad now has Osiris covering all his orthopedic needs, as well as young Lucy’s exorbitant diaper expenses. There really isn’t a better baby shower gift than that, is there?
How long has it been since you’ve been without a shoe sponsor now?
About eight months to a year.
What were you doing the whole time? Were you out buying shoes?
No, I’ve had some friends hook me up. I know some people who work for other shoe companies. And Vox was still giving me shoes. And Cuong [Osiris TM] was giving me Osiris too. I also got some Deklines.
What happened over at Vox?
All my friends just sort of quit. There was some more to it with the ownership, too. Everyone who started the company ended up quitting. And then half the team quit. I just didn’t know anybody in the office anymore, so I ended up quitting too. It didn’t feel like it was when it started.
This Osiris thing has been in the works for months now, right?
Yeah, I’ve been kinda talking to those guys since Vox, actually-since before I quit. A while back I talked to them real quick about it, and they said they wanted to do it. So in the back of my head I kind of had that—still hoping it was going to work out.
Why’d you choose Osiris out of everything? Did you have other offers?
Yeah, I had two other companies I was talking to, but I really didn’t know anyone on the teams. It’s so much easier to go on trips with people you’ve been traveling with. It’s more incentive to wanna ride for someone when you’re friends with everyone on the team. And I was also already skating the shoes because Cuong was hooking it up. I liked them, so it just made more sense than anything else.
Have you been on any trips with Osiris yet?
Not really. I’m about to go on one for two weeks up to Arizona, which is going to be my first one. I went up to Corey [Duffel's] house for a week with some of the riders. I wasn’t on the team yet though. I just kinda snuck in the van.
How did all the DLX guys take the move? It’s just funny that you’re the only guy on Real—a total S.F. based company—who’s also on Osiris, which is completely San Diego based.
They’re psyched on the whole thing. Vox was [San Diego based] too, it just didn’t look like it as much. I guess it’s because Osiris has the background from the 90s and stuff—with having all San Diego riders and stuff. But, no, they were super stoked on it.
Any pro shoe in the works?
Yeah, we’re working on a colorway right now, and then talking about starting to work on something for next year.
Some kids thought that Osiris was adding Ronnie Creager to the team after they saw your old throwback footage tape. Was that flattering?
Yeah, I saw Creager and [Tom] Penny comments. But for Penny it doesn’t make sense because he’s regular footed, but I guess he could do all that shit switch.
Were you stoked on the comparisons at least?
Yeah, for sure. It’s funny too, because I got a couple comments for Penny and I was super into Penny when I was younger. That’s why I had that haircut. I think it was all my haircut for that, but the Creager one, I thought was funny for sure. That was a compliment.
Which of those two dudes would you rather have on the team alongside you?
Probably Creager. I’ve never actually met Penny, but I’ve skated with Creager and he’s insane and cool as f—k, so I’ve gotta say Creager.
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