“Volcom Unveils U.S. Olympic Snowboard Uniforms” by Tiffany Montgomery via Shop Eat Surf

“Volcom Unveils U.S. Olympic Snowboard Uniforms” by Tiffany Montgomery via Shop Eat Surf

Men’s Brighton pullover jacket and the USST Hotlapper pant. Courtesy of Volcom Click on the following link to view additional official uniform photos from Volcom and related words via Shop Eat Surf: Volcom Unveils U.S. Olympic Snowboard Uniforms Be sure to visit the Shop Eat Surf website to view valuable Industry News and Resourceful Articles regularly via this link: Shop Eat Surf If you are not already a BRA Retail Member, you can easily opt in to either Regular (no cost) or Distinguished ($100/yr.) Membership via this super simple join...
“Bettylou Sakura Johnson Bests Carissa Moore to Win Haleiwa Challenger, 2022 CT Rookie Class is Set” by Will Sileo via The Inertia

“Bettylou Sakura Johnson Bests Carissa Moore to Win Haleiwa Challenger, 2022 CT Rookie Class is Set” by Will Sileo via The Inertia

Bettylou Wins Haleiwa Photo: Tony Heff/WSL No better way to start your rookie season than by beating the best of the best. And 16-year-old North Shore local Bettylou Sakura Johnson did just that yesterday in the finals of the Haleiwa Challenger, overcoming five-time champ Carissa Moore to top the podium and clinch her spot on the 2022 Championship Tour. “Getting on the tour has been a goal of mine since I was little, but I definitely did not expect to have a chance so soon,” said Sakura Johnson ahead of Haleiwa. “This last year has been a huge learning experience for me especially these last three Challenger Series events. As the name implies, it’s a challenge. I’ve learned that it’ll take more than just good surfing to win at this level because everybody rips. Strategy and decision making play a big role in the outcome, and a little bit of luck doesn’t hurt either.” All smiles for the 16-year-old. Photo: Brent Bielmann/WSL It was a nail biter all the way to the end, with five women in the semifinals competing for three spots on tour. When it was all said and done, Bettylou, fellow Hawaiian Luana Silva, and Australia’s India Robinson had claimed those three spots. But they’re not the only new faces on tour this year. They will be joined by Gabriela Bryan and Brisa Hennessy who clinched their spots on tour earlier in the Challenger Series, as well as wonder-grom Caitlin Simmers who has been cruising through the CS since she won the first event, the US Open of Surfing in Huntington. Overall, this rookie class marks a generational shift on the women’s...
“The Big-Wave Season Officially Opens for Jaws and Nazaré” by Alexander Haro via The Inertia

“The Big-Wave Season Officially Opens for Jaws and Nazaré” by Alexander Haro via The Inertia

Big wave season is open. Grab your big wave guns. Photo: WSL/Bryanna Bradley On November 15, the World Surf League’s Big Wave season window officially opened. Two of the most exciting events in all of surfing are on standby for the next few months: the Quiksilver Jaws Big Wave Challenge and the Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge presented by Jogos Santa Casa. The window closes on March 31, 2022. There has never been a time in the big-wave world more exciting than now. Limits have been pushed to the brink over the last few years, seemingly to the absolute edge of what’s possible. Both towing and paddling are at levels never before seen, and this season promises to be a good one. Both Jaws and Nazaré can hold swells big enough for the events to get the green light. “During the window,” Ben Collins wrote for the WSL, “the World Surf League’s Tours and Competitions office will closely monitor conditions for the two venues, and once the stars align a call will be made to run each event, bringing some of the world’s best surfers together for what is set to be another season of stand-out performances.” You likely remember the last time events ran at both Jaws and Nazaré. Kai Lenny, for example, did things on enormous waves that we hadn’t even considered to be possible. While Nazaré at size is generally a tow-wave, Jaws is the place where the limits of big-wave surfing are being pushed the hardest. It hasn’t been all that long, though, since Jaws was basically a tow-only wave. “This new generation of big-wave paddle performance comes...
“Vans Marketing Executive on the Evolution of the Triple Crown of Surfing” by Tiffany Montgomery via Shop Eat Surf

“Vans Marketing Executive on the Evolution of the Triple Crown of Surfing” by Tiffany Montgomery via Shop Eat Surf

John John Florence, who won the digital Vans Triple Crown of Surfing in men’s in 2020 – Photo by Ryan Miller courtesy of Vans Click on the following link to view this interesting Shop Eat Surf Article: Vans Marketing Executive on the Evolution of the Triple Crown of Surfing Be sure to visit the Shop Eat Surf website to view valuable Industry News and Resourceful Articles regularly via this link: Shop Eat Surf If you are not already a BRA Retail Member, you can easily opt in to either Regular (no cost) or Distinguished ($100/yr.) Membership via this super simple join...
“Local Olympian Hosts Women’s Skate Event, Raises Money for Survivors of Domestic Violence” by Katie Lane via NBC

“Local Olympian Hosts Women’s Skate Event, Raises Money for Survivors of Domestic Violence” by Katie Lane via NBC

TOKYO, JAPAN: Amelia Brodka of Poland competes during the Women’s Skateboarding Park Preliminary Heat on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) La Paloma Theatre is hosting the world premiere of Exposure X, a feature-length skate video highlighting the world’s top female skateboarders Skaters of all ages, it’s time to grab your board, camera and riding tunes. Exposure Skate is showcasing some of the world’s most innovative female-identifying and non-binary skateboarders through friendly competition, all the while raising money for local domestic violence shelters. On Nov. 6, the iconic La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas will host the world premiere of Exposure X, a feature-length skate video featuring top female skateboarders from around the globe. The premiere will serve as part of the group’s annual women’s benefit for the Community Resource Center’s Domestic Violence Shelter. Exposure’s History Exposure Skate was co-founded in 2012 by Polish-American Olympic skateboarder and current Vista resident Amelia Brodka. When Brodka was first learning and developing her skating skills, she stressed how there weren’t many opportunities for women and girls in skateboarding. “It was my dream to be a pro skateboarder, and I saw more and more girls and women skating at a higher level all the time, and I wanted to help support the movement that I was seeing because it wasn’t getting any support from sponsors or event coordinators or anything,” Brodka said. While attending the University of Southern California, Brodka created a documentary that focused on the glaring lack of opportunities for women in skateboarding. Her film, Underexposed:...
“THE 27TH ANNUAL TAMPA PRO is underway plus link to view the Finals as well as the 2020 Pro Contest” via SPoTtampa.com

“THE 27TH ANNUAL TAMPA PRO is underway plus link to view the Finals as well as the 2020 Pro Contest” via SPoTtampa.com

Skatepark of Tampa (BRA Distinguished Retail Member)* is back with the the most historic contest in skateboarding. Whether you’ll be coming to SPoT to experience the stoke first hand, or keeping it virtual and tuning in to the world’s best webcasts from home, we are happy to have you with us!  TAMPA PRO LIVE WEBCASTSATURDAY AND SUNDAYOCTOBER 16TH & 17THWATCH LIVE ONSPOTTAMPA.COM Push play to view the Finals of Tampa Pro 2021 It’s Finals day of the 27th Annual Tampa Pro. Find out which of the world’s best skateboarders will be adding their name to the legendary list of winners, ranging from Mike Vallely in 1995 to Nyjah Huston in 2020. Push play to view Tampa Pro 2020 LOCATION Skatepark of Tampa4215 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33605 SCHEDULE FRIDAY – OCTOBER 15 9:00am – Doors OpenRegistration and Open PracticeSkating reserved for pros only11:00am – Team Manager / Industry V.I.P. ContestOpen to team managers, retired pros (for at least 5 years), and company ownersDisclaimer: There’s no age limit but if you’re obviously way too good, the judges probably won’t let you win4:00pm – 5:00pm – Open Bar Courtesy of PBR and Monster Energy (for 21 and over, must have valid ID, and while supplies last)10:00pm – Park closes SATURDAY – OCTOBER 16 Watch the live webcast at SPoTTampa.com – 12PM EST 9:00am – Doors Open / Open PracticeSkating reserved for pros only12:00pm – Street QualifiersTwo, one-minute runs, best run countsTop 30 advance to Semi-FinalsTop 2 qualifiers get Straight Shot directly to FinalsPrevious Tampa Pro winners are prequalified to Semi-Finals4:00pm – 5:00pm – Open Bar Courtesy of PBR and Monster Energy (for 21 and over, must...