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.
Volcom’s Norwegian rider Marcus Vik spent some time in the states stacking clips in 2018 and here is what he came up with!
A few of the boys found refuge from the rain at the Volcom HQ. (In order of appearance) Brent Strittmater, Jon Deopoian, Justin Smith, Andreau Soptich, Chris Pierre and Myles Strampello.
Skateboarding. Snow. New Zealand. What more is there to say? All combined made a recipe for an epic trip. Somewhere deep inside the walls of the Volcom HQ the idea was born to think of a place where Skateboarding, Snowboarding, and Surfing can all come together. With that in mind, Volcom set off for two weeks to head to Auckland, NZ to hit the streets and meet up with their fellow board brethren for a little pow pow action. Featuring Axel Cruysberghs, CJ Collins, Jackson Pilz, Jesse “Red” Noonan, and Arto Saari.