With the World Tour still on hold, SLS decided to throw another informal event with a twist. The format is familiar, the rules are loose, the skaters are hand picked, and the location is private, as Volcom opens up their private skatepark for 10 of the world’s best skaters to go head-to-head for unregulated glory in becoming the next SLS Unsanctioned Champion. THE SKATERS: Dashawn Jordan, Mason Silva, Louie Lopez, Aurelien Giraud, Chris Joslin, Taylor Kirby, Ishod Wair, Tom Asta, Milton Martinez and Elijah Berle. THE JUDGES: Paul Rodriguez, Torey Pudwill and Kelly Hart.
Hitting the road is part of Volcom’s DNA and if they go for too long without a road trip they start to go stir crazy. So just as Volcom began to feel enwrapped by an overwhelming sense of claustrophobia, they started planning a loose route through the southwest assembling a solid crew to join them on the journey. Milton Martinez, Collin Provost, Omar Hassan, Mathias Torres, Alec Majerus, Simon Bannerot, CJ Collins, Peter Hewitt, along with snowboard legends Jaime Lynn and Scott Blum on their Harleys, joined Remy Stratton in the #YOTAvolcom along with Tom Remmilard keeping Peter company in his own vehicle, while Wanderlodge driver, Jarrod Pimental aka ‘Road Rage’, manned the wheel in the skate van.
Designed in collaboration with Victor Pellegrin aka “Doobie” and featuring artwork by Pentagram Pizza… “Loose Trucks and Tight Lines” is a clothing line designed by skateboarders, for skateboarders who share the same passion for fishing. Looking for the perfect outfit you can wear all day? This line is all about comfort and utility merged with simplicity. Not to mention it makes you look as good as Doobie… Keeping them trucks loose and those lines tight. Check it out HERE.
Have you ever just wanted to buy a van and travel around the country doing whatever you want with your friends? That’s exactly what Alec Majerus did! In February of 2020 Alec took his ‘Gnar-V’ sprinter camper van from southern California all the way cross-country to Tampa, Florida for the annual Tampa Pro contest. With his friend and fellow ripper, Jared Cleland, Alec and the boys hit the road, skating all sorts of spots, travelling over 6,500 miles through 12 states in a little over 2 weeks!
What’s hiding in your camera roll? Amazing adventures? Ridiculous moments with your friends? Volcom hopes to spread some joy and happiness during this difficult time and inspire others to remember the epic world out there that we are staying home to protect… because TOGETHER we can get back to THIS!
Volcom has been supporting Asian skateboarders for quite some time now. Some of them have recently made a name in the skateboarding community through bigger media contests. Sanggoe, for example, took home silver at the 2018 Asian Games, as well as Ju-Won who made a huge comeback in the same contest, which earned him the bronze medal. Taihou is another rising star, qualifying for major international contests, as well as receiving street creds for his best trick showdown at the 2018 Tampa Am. Featuring Taihou Tokura, Tatsuma Masuda, Ju-Won Eun, Sanggoe Tanjung, Mario Palandeng, Pan Jia Jie and Bank Nattapo.
Invited skaters had to battle during 9 days for the VolcomTriple Quest in Paris in collaboration with Free Skate magazine, from September 11-19, 2019 to get a trick on each on the three chosen spots.
Heated sessions with skate buddies, sweat, beers and good times were had by all, as there was no one-minute-run stress or jam session hassle from “regular” skate comps.
Tons of tricks, including a couple NBDs, went down at the three spots: Creteil Ledges – The Volcom Stone place de la République – a two trick line at Le Dôme including the double set.
In the end only four winners claimed their bite at the 1000€ prize money under beer showers during the award party last Friday night…
Gavin Bottger has been skating since he was only 5 Years old! He’s only 12 years old now, but judging by the way he skates, he seems much older. While you may have heard his name or seen him on the Camp Woodward episodes, Volcom is proud to present ‘Duel For Fuel’ Gavin’s first proper video part.
If you’ve ever been to a house party that just felt like an absolutely magical and cosmic explosion of the best party people on the planet, when everyone feels so in it together, where you could dance your face off and drink icy cold beers while smiling ear to ear at the sheer awesomeness of it all…then you might have a slither of an idea of the epicness that was the #VolcomPinkHotel party!
Since the early stages of his career, Peter Hewitt has pushed the level of skateboarding in his own way and on his own terms. He came up in the late 80s and early 90s and has been a huge part of skating all over the globe. Resonating out of San Diego, CA, he is a prodigy of the early San Diego skate scene. He grew in parks such as Linda Vista, Mike McGill’s skatepark and any terrain in between and beyond. His childhood crew of skaters included Jordan Richter, Fred Orlande, Alphonzo Rawls, Danny Way, and the list goes on. Pete was able to maintain his drive through the 90s when parks were gone, wheels were small, and pants were way too big. While some 90’s pros quit skating, Pete kept the fire lite and ventured out to find anything that he could rip on. This included backyards. He pioneered the early days of Bellmar’s and Chicken’s pools. “Street‐Pete” also made an appearance here and there.
Sao Paulo, Brazil upstart Giovanni Vianna has been crushing it at home and in the states! Last year he stopped by southern California for a week and went out filming, in the end he came back with a solid two and half minutes of footage. Not to bad for filming for only 5 days! After beating out 200+ skaters at Cowtown Skateshop’s Phoenix Am 2019, Volcom decided to release his footage to give you just a taste of what he’s capable of!
CROSSPOLLUTION is a potent mixture of Volcom’s Snowboarding and Skateboard teams into a concentrated potion full of high voltage hammers, hijinx and everything in between. Following up the 2017 insipient release of CROSSPOLLUTION, we did it again, but this time piled the boys in the Van and set out across the Western US hitting Ski resorts and Skate spots on a full blown CP2OUR. Featuring Benny Milam, Cody Warble, Reid Smith, Lenny Mazzotti, Jack Harold, Scott Blum, Christian Connors, CJ Collins, Axel Cruysberghs, Alec Majerus, Henry Gartland and Mike Ravelson.