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Herbie & Dibi Fletcher + Barry McGee MCASB

Barry McGee's SB Mid Summer Intensive at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is winding down and the exhibition will end October 14. Professional surfer and RVCA Advocate Herbie Fletcher produced a short film looking back at the opening weekend. Barry & Herbie surf Rincon and give an inside look at this exhibtion.


Kelsey Brookes Exhibition | Fibonacci Waveforms and Capsid Symmetries

September 29th marked the opening reception of ANP artist Kelsey Brookes exhibition at Quint Gallery, titled "Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries" in San Diego, California. Kelsey Brookes has been making sculptures for most of 2018. "It's been an eye-opening experience and a mostly enjoyable process."The show's title (noted as a mouthful by the Kelsey) Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries" features vibrant, colourful sculptures made/painted using mathematics and science. Inspired by the Italian mathematician, Fibonacci , considered to be "the most talented Western mathematician of the Middle Ages". Fibonacci is most notable for creating the Fibonacci Sequence. "The order goes as follows: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 and on to infinity. Each number is the sum of the previous two. This series of numbers is known as the Fibonacci numbers or the Fibonacci sequence. The ratio between the numbers (1.618034) is frequently called the golden ratio or golden number." - How Stuff Works

"The famous Fibonacci sequence has captivated mathematicians, artists (like Kelsey Brookes), designers, and scientists for centuries. Also known as the Golden Ratio, its ubiquity and astounding functionality in nature suggest its importance as a fundamental characteristic of the Universe." - Gizmodo

If you're not familiar with Kelsey Brookes, his art and the Artist Network Program, check out his bio and more here.

More about this exhibition from the artist himself, "Viruses can be organized using many different features, for my upcoming show at Quint Gallery. I am focusing in on a broad morphological classification system usgin capsid symmetry as a starting point to create these paintings/scupltures. My past career as a microbiologist really coming in handy a decade later. You really never know here life will take you, do you?"

To celebrate the opening reception of Kelsey's exhibition, we've released a new RVCA Platform t-shirt (image below)


Moments At Home | Charles Collet

Having spent 20 years skateboarding, a decade of which included pro status, CharlesCollet recently found himself questioning the next steps in his career. Having always shown a keen passion for woodworking, Charles spent the last year studying the art of marquetry in his hometown of Grenoble. Having moved west to Bordeaux upon graduating, we caught up with Charles in his humble new abode to discuss life, skateboarding and his new found love for craftsmanship.

Credits:

Filmed & edited by Robin Pailler

Music:Charles Collet


Zoe McDougall | Surf

Witness Advocate Zoe McDougall rip at home in a dreamy state on the North Shore of Oahu in a new short film by Cory Gehr.

Music Hey Kids by Molina

Videographers:

- Cory Gehr
- Chad Christensen
- Zac Ramos
- Tyler Rock / Freesurf Magazine


Ryo Sejiri | Welcome to the Family

日本を代表するトップスケートボーダー瀬尻稜。現在21歳。5歳の時にスケートボードと出会い、11歳にしてAJSA (日本スケートボード協会) 年間チャンピオンを史上最年少で果たすと、3年連続 (2010~2012) で年間優勝を獲得。 その後、世界のコンテストと活躍の場を広げ、フランス、チェコ、カナダ、中国、そして昨年の日本と、世界各都市で開催された世界大会で5度の優勝経験を持 つ。ELEMENTを始め、Red Bull、OAKLEY、EMERICA等のトップブランドからサポートを受け、これまでの自身のパート映像作品に、THOMAS FILM『MONSTER CRUISE』(2015)、ELEMENT『NEW WORLD ELEMENT』(2016)、ELEMENT『FAR EAST FLOW』(2018) をリリースし、大きな注目を集めている。2018年秋、新たにRVCAよりアパレルのサポートが決定した。


RVCA SPORT | NYC

Last month RVCA took over New York City with a series of events centred around RVCA NYC and the Now & Then: Beautiful Losers Exhibition. Our VA Sport Advocates represented their pillar of the brand and hosted our RVCA Family & Friends with many private + public events at local New York establishments including Overthrow Boxing Club, The Dogpound Gym, Superare Fight Club and Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We're thankful to be invited into these communities in New York and to have the opportunity to have hosted the following events:

Overthrow Boxing Club workout with their founders Joey Goodwin + Alicia Napolean and VA Advocate Jason Parillo

The Art of Breath coursework with Brian McKenzie at Dogpound Gym

Superare Fightshop in Lower East Side, NY autograph signing with BJ Penn

Mendes Bros + BJ Penn BJJ seminar at Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


RVCA Pro Junior 2018 | Newport Beach CA

It's a privilege to partner with the City of Newport Beach for the 30th annual City of Newport Beach Surf Championships RVCA Jr Pro. We're honoured to support this long-standing community event with our neighbouring town. Check out the excerpt below from WSL (World Surf League) coverage and read their entire article here.

Special thanks to our sponsors Jacks Surfboards, Banzai Bowls, Bearflag Fish Co, Topo Chico, Sun Bum, Smith Optics, Slowtide, Flexfit, Hydroflask, Scosche, and the City of Newport Beach.

Via WSL: "The surfing community of Newport Beach, California, rejoiced once more as Tyler Gunter brought the RVCA Pro Junior pres by Jack's Surfboards and Banzai Bowls title back to his home city. It marked the 18-year-old's third consecutive Final at 56th Street Jetty yielded a second victory over Chase Modelski, Cole Houshmand, and Cooper Davies after his 2016 win and runner-up in 2017...

San Clemente was well represented once more on finals day with Samantha Sibley and Kirra Pinkerton's one-two finish in the women's event, and Houshmand earning his second Finals appearance of 2018. Houshmand came out firing in the Semifinals, garnering the day's highest heat total of 15.50, and looked to be Gunter's most formidable threat to his win. The 17-year-old got to an early lead with his first two scoring waves, but couldn't hold that position and now looks to defend his Live Like Zander Junior Pro title for a shot at the Top 4 finish...

As in many of the North America Pro Junior events, international talents are scattered among the region's top competitors and Davies held firm as this year's most volatile -- going from Round 1 to the Final. Both the Queensland, Australia, native and Japanese competitor Taichi Hagita earned Semifinal berths, but it was Davies who found his way into the Final -- the first since Kalani David in 2015. While no points go to the 18-year-old's account, some prize money and experience outside his home region never hurt...

"It's such a good feeling being able to build heat by heat and progress to the Finals means so much," Davies said. "It was such a great experience and being able to widen my horizons overseas, and seeing what the competing is like elsewhere is a big part of me succeeding. Now it's just seeing what happens next, but next year I'll give the QS a good crack and see how it goes."

The next North America Pro Junior event will be the season's last -- the Live Live Like Zander Junior Pro in Memory of Zander Venezia at Soup Bowl, Bathsheba, Barbados."...

Photos by Delon Isaacs

Video by Blaine Suque


Jay Davies | Stab High Contest in Waco, TX

"Stab High is a world class surfing event in the heart of Texas. Despite the oxymoron, this middle-American location may just be surfing’s ultimate competitive platform.

Some context: At Barefoot Ski Ranch in Waco, Texas, owner Stuart Parsons installed the first full-sized American Wave Machines wave pool. Professional surfer Cheyne Magnusson was hired to manage the site and lead wavepool testing, which led to the creation of the world’s greatest man-made air section. Stab High will gather 16 of surfing’s premier aerialists in Waco, where over a live webcast surfers like Chippa Wilson, Noa Deane, and Jay Davies will attempt to land the biggest and most innovative aerials possible, for a significant cash prize." - Stab Magazine

We're excited our guy, RVCA Surf's Jay Davies will be amongst the greats competing in this historical event. Check out this video of Jay sharing his thoughts on this event. Tune in to Pay Per View Sept 22 to watch the event. Visit Stab High for more info.


RVCANYC | SKATE

From August 21-27 our Skate Advocates, Andrew Reynolds, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Curren Caples, Nestor Judkins, Zach Allen, and Kader Sylla joined the RVCA family in New York City for a number of events, centred around the gallery exhibition "Now & Then: Beautiful Losers, Alleged Gallery, and 90's Lower East Side". During the week RVCA Skate was out in the city, they held 2 different events with our favourite NY skateshop, KCDC. On August 22 there was an Ed Templeton photo show at KCDC Skateshop in Brooklyn, NY and on August 25th we hosted a BBQ/skate jam at the Pump Track Park in Brooklyn.

Special thanks to Amy Gunther and her team at KCDC for hosting us in NYC - it was an incredible week.


Now & Then Video | RVCA Beautiful Losers

Video recap from the VIP opening reception of the exhibition Now & Then: Beautiful Losers, Alleged Gallery, and the 90's Lower East Side.

Music by Tomorrow's Tulips

Video by Blaine Suque


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