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Taking ownership of your community

Burnside has been a fixture in the skating world for decades. A tribute to the ethos of skaters everywhere, built from the grit, determination and exile of a marginalized sub-culture. It was built by community and brotherhood. I was stoked to stumble across the story of Marginal Way in Seattle. Much the same story, Seattle […]

By • May 7th, 2011 • Category: skateboarding

Comet Skateboards – opening retail shop

We’ve been digging what Comet Skateboards has been doing for a long time. They are WAY ahead of the game when it comes to sustainable business practices. Looks like they are opening a retail shop in Ithaca, NY. Pretty out of the way place, but thankfully they’ve got it covered with this whole new-fangled Interwebs […]

By • Apr 25th, 2011 • Category: skateboarding

Life via Skateboard

“… I’ve seen Jesse go through five boards in an afternoon, fighting off demons with his skating. Seeing someone that committed and pissed off was inspiring. Hearing people say shit like ‘I skate for fun; if it isn’t fun I won’t do it.’ has always sounded kind of simple and ridiculous to me.” -Julien Stranger […]

By • Mar 16th, 2011 • Category: pete, skateboarding

Dan Malloy Interview

We are stoked to bring you an interview with Dan Malloy this week. Dan is the first pro surfer we’ve interviewed. In the past two years we’ve focused heavily on surfboard construction so most of our interviews have been with shapers. However, as the “green” movement in surfing continues to grow, and perhaps dilute itself, […]

By • Nov 24th, 2008 • Category: diy, interviews,, skateboarding

Patagonia Surf: Jason McCaffrey interview

Patagonia is perhaps not best known for it’s surfing products. Most would think of fleeces and climbing gear when they hear the name. But in truth, Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard has been surfing since his youth and surfing has always played a big role in the companies direction. Most of what Patagonia produces in its […]

By • Sep 14th, 2008 • Category: diy, interviews,, skateboarding, social responsibility

Balance Board: DIY for Your Mind and Feet

Balance boards are not gonna necessarily make you a better surfer. They will however provide you with loads of fun and some much needed sharpening of one’s balancing skills (good for all around daily livin’ and a strong back). Balance boards can also be quite meditative when used regularly. I like to use mine most […]

By • Feb 16th, 2008 • Category: board construction, diy, skateboarding

Comet Skateboards: Jason Salfi Interview

Once in a while we like to switch it up a little and throw in something that’s not strictly about surfing but still relevant in the context of our overall mission. This week we bring you an interview with a true sustainable business in every sense of the word. Comet Skateboards makes skateboard decks in […]

By • Aug 19th, 2007 • Category: board construction, diy, environment, interviews,, skateboarding

West of Jesus

I’ve not read many surf related books and this one came to me by way of a gift. Steven Kotler’s West of Jesus: Surfing, Science and the Origins of Belief is an interesting and well-researched read. It is not a Christian surfing book as the title may suggest. Rather it is more self-exploration, scientific research, […]

By • Aug 5th, 2007 • Category: art, board construction, diy, environment, interviews, news & media,, skateboarding