Birdwell X RVCA V2

RVCA joins forces with Birdwell for their second limited collection of classic beachwear, blending the creativity and artistic expression of two American-apparel pioneers. RVCA founder, PM Tenore, and Birdwell creative director, Natas Kaupas, worked to design a line that is true to both brands’ vision and aesthetic. The merging of ideas from two great creative minds gives way to a timeless collaboration.

This updated collection takes inspiration from race cars and fighter planes, the highlight piece of the collection is the Warbird 18 Trunk. Only 250 of these trunks were made — logos, trims and patterns were a mash up of ideas that resulted in a special trunk, like no other. They are hand-signed and numbered by Tenore and Kaupas.

The rest of the collection takes prints and branding from the Warbird 18 trunk with a more subtle approach to build out a well-rounded line that will attract any surf or style enthusiast. The collection will be available at specialty surf retailers starting on April 1st and at RVCA.COM. The collection will also be showcased at Ron Robinson in Santa Monica on April 12th, 2018 at their “Festival Styling” event.

Facing the world’s DEADLIEST wave | Forgiving Pipeline

Via Red Bull

Amber Mozo is a 22-year-old photographer born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu. As the daughter of legendary surf photographer Jon Mozo, a former fixture in the lineups along the famed North Shore, Amber was raised with a love for both the ocean and photography.

Jon Mozo passed away while shooting photos in the water at Pipeline — he was 33 years old. Amber was only 9. Soon after her father’s passing, Amber picked up a camera and her photographic journey began.

While photography has taken Amber all around the world, shooting some of the most beautiful known surf breaks, until this winter, she hadn’t yet swam out into the lineup that stole her father’s life — Pipeline. This winter, however, under the tutelage of fellow North Shore surf photographer, Zak Noyle, Amber swam into the Pipeline lineup for the very first time during the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro.

RVCAustralia | East Coast 2018

RVCA Advocates Ellis Ericson, Jordan Griffin & Jordan Rodin recently spent a few days trawling the East Coast of Northern New South Wales for waves during an early run of swell on the coast.

Video: Jackson O'Brien

Music: 'Corners' by Buoy

RVCAloha Advocate Interviews | What's your favorite place to eat on the North Shore?

Along with having the most legendary surf spots in the world, the North Shore is also home to many delicious eats -- from perfect poke bowls to some of the most famous food trucks in the world. For our final installment of the RVCAloha Advocate Interviews, we asked the question, “Where’s your favorite place to eat on the North Shore?”

Pumps In The Trunks | VASF Photography Exhibition

The opening reception for The Pumps In The Trunk photography exhibition was Friday, March 16th at the RVCA San Francisco flagship store. It was a fun event that brought people together around one of California’s oldest passions. Natalie Aleman, Matthew Bajda, Emmanuel Blackwell, Nick Jasso, and Rully each shared a personal view of their love of cars and the communities surrounding that passion. The raffle at the end of the night was a success in which people could walk away with prints of their own, and one lucky winner won a camera -- our hopes are that prize will inspire them to start shooting photos.

Special thanks to Tim Diet for providing the soundtrack for the evening, Pabst Blue Ribbon for the cold ones, and the crew at RVCA VASF.

Event photography by Rachel Rothstein

Ed Templeton | Hairdos of Defiance Event

Saturday March 17th marked the release of Ed Templeton's new photo book, Hairdos of Defiance. To celebrate this publication, Roberts Projects gallery in Los Angeles, CA hosted a photo exhibition, highlighting prints from the book. Many were in attendance, including famed director/producer Judd Apatow. Our friend, Morgnar was there to document the event. Congratulations on the new book Ed.

RVCAloha Advocate Interviews (Pt. 2) | Who's your all-time favorite person to watch surf Pipeline?

During RVCAloha we asked our Advocates who is their favorite person is to watch surf Pipeline. With local knowledge from Advocates like Danny Fuller, Tyler Newton, and Dustin Barca, to a historical perspective via Herbie Fletcher, some legendary names emerge time and time again.

Who's your favorite person to watch surf Pipeline?

Video features: Kona Oliveira, Legend and Mananalu, Dustin Barca, Yuri Goncalves, Nathan Strom, Tyler Newton, David Choe, Christian Fletcher, Danny Fuller, Rico Jimenez, Curren Caples, Shane Borland, Herbie Fletcher, and Zak Noyle.

Ed Templeton | Hairdos of Defiance

ANP Artist, Ed Templeton's latest photography book, "Haridos of Defiance" will be released this Saturday, March 17, 2008 in conjunction with his photo exhibition at Roberts Projects in Los Angeles. Join Ed, Deanna and the Deadbeat Club for night of art, photography, and free vegan ice cream.

To order the book visit Deadbeat Club Press.

* Below is an excerpt from Deadbeat Club's site

An explosion of spiked fluorescent pink hair precariously balanced atop a young girl’s head, eyes painted black in the shape of an Egyptian goddess, slender neck choked by a black leather dog collar ringed with metal thorns, a ripped-up t-shirt barely concealing the flesh of her breasts: it had the same shocking effect on a family walking along London’s King’s Road in 1977 as it did on the explorers encountering the Pawnee Indians in 1541, something exotic and strange to behold. Having a punk hairstyle was a way to spit in the eye of polite society, to rebel and depart from the prevailing fashion trends. It was an emblem of non-conformity and a hairdo of defiance - until it wasn’t.

—Excerpt from "On Mohawks" by Ed Templeton

From Disneyland to Detroit, Spokane to Scotland, Hairdos of Defiance highlights Templeton’s encounters with iconic punk-rock plumage across two decades and two continents. Shot on film, the portraits in Hairdos of Defiance track this ubiquitous expression of individuality on friends and strangers.

In the accompanying essay On Mohawks, Templeton reflects on the evolution of the mohawk, from its origins in indigenous culture to its emergence as a punk identifier, to its co-option by the mainstream, to its significance in his own life as an outsider kid growing up in suburbia.

This hardcover book features 62 photographs, printed in an edition of 1,500. Hairdos of Defiance serves as the catalogue for Templeton’s eponymous solo exhibition at Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, on view March 17 - April 21, 2018.

Betet, Bali and Friends

Betet Merta getting barreled in Bali and beyond with his friends.

Video: Lancifer

Music: Rain Tears - "Bruce I'm on Fire"

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