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Zak Noyle | Water Tales

Hawaiian native and globally renowned surf photographer Zak Noyle presented his first ever photo show in France and Europe last week, at surf boutique Helder Supply Co in Biarritz (FRA). With a selection of 17 large-format intense images filling the dedicated gallery space at the back of the premium store, ‘WATER TALES’ gathered over 150 crowds passing by to meet up with the man himself and enjoy a great community moment : free beers, live music by psych-rock power trio #ThisWillDestroyYourEars, beautiful weather… a few meters from Biarritz’s main beach, ‘La Grande Plage’…

We thought hosting Zak for his first visit to France and Europe was just so natural, Helder Supply founder Theo said. When RVCA came to us with the idea of an art show, it was a no-brainer to invite Zak and build this exhibition. We are really pleased with how much people showed-up, given the amazing quality of the photographies.

Zak Noyle has been a global RVCA advocate for years now, providing some of the world’s best surf action shots year after year, hanging with the some of the world’s most inspiring surfers ; with a special focus on Hawaii’s infamous Pipeline. When you think Pipeline these days, you think Zak. He has been capturing the action and beauty of those intense locations around the world and it is really an honor to host him in Biarritz and have the chance to present his work to the local surf-pasisonate community, RVCA Marketing director Greg Puget said. The event is up for a month and all benefits from the sales will go to NGO Surfrider Foundation Europe ; a great equation and overall success for Zak.

Big thanks to Helder Supply Co founders Theo and Jeremy, La Superbe beers, DaFin Europe and everyone..



Benjamin Jean Jean | True Stories Paris

Launching the third edition of ‘TRUE STORIES’ and first book release from the growing project, RVCA was proud to gather a community of artists, skaters, creatives and amateurs at CLASSIC book store in Paris this past Friday. In presence of artist and project initiator Benjamin Jeanjean, a longtime global ANP artist, the Paris happening allowed for a nice mix of profiles, personalities and authentic art amateurs.

« It’s pretty impressive and encouraging to see people come and learn about the project, » Jeanjean said. « These artworks and book are just the start of something way bigger I believe, as the refugee topic pretty much exists everywhere around the globe. Hopefully, we take this beyond and I hope we can bring in tens of artists to join and deliver their own take on the topic to make it a big-scale group show in the short term. »

The inititaive started in Vienna (AUT), after Jeanjean spent over a month living and learning with various refugees to deeply understand their experiences and tranlsate it all into refined, detailed custom illustrations. That first moment naturally took the artist to add work and artworks to the first chapter and hit Bordeaux (FRA), before producing a first book ‘TRUE STORIES : Vol. I ALI’ that was launched in Paris Friday.

« A book is always a great item to gather both stories and illusrations, to really take the time to transcribe those experiences and have something that stays on your hands, » RVCA Marketing’s Greg Puget said. «We are really proud to support Benjamin’s work and vision, and RVCA really is that unique brand that allows to commit to such beautiful, committed deep art projects. Definitely looking at the next stages on how we help the artist reach a wider audience because his project deserves more. »

A first happening in a long time in Paris, it was a great re-launch for the brand in the French capital, a project that naturally cals in for some soon-to-come new moments for the community.



Sage Erickson | Welcome To the Family

We are excited to announce and welcome Sage Erickson to the RVCA Family! Born in Ojai, California, Sage moved with her family to the North Shore of Oahu at the age of nine, where she first paddled out at the iconic Sunset Beach and started surfing. Eventually moving back to Ojai she started competing in the NSSA and hasn’t stopped since. Her confidence, commitment to train, and her amazing personality drive her competitive spirit which has led to her success. Currently, Sage is competing on the WSL Women’s Championship Tour and traveling the world. Outside of surfing, Sage is passionate about fashion, photography, illustration, and fitness..


Luke Davis | Glitter

Luke Davis brings us a collection of A grade clips from over the last year traveling and filming in his new edit, "Glitter".


RVCA Pro Jr | 2017 Recap

It was another epic weekend this year for the RVCA Pro Jr and Newport Beach City Championships down at 56th street in Newport Beach! Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting along with all of our sponsors contributing to make this such a great event for the community. Photos from the weekend by Ryan Donahue.


Welcome to the family | Christian Hosoi

RVCA is excited to announce Christian Hosoi to the advocate roster! In addition to being a part of the family, we will be working on some collaborative projects that will involve our ANP artists and Christian. Come hang and skate with the RVCA team and join us in welcoming Christian to the family next Friday Sept 29th 6-9 PM at the RVCA HQ. DJ set by Scott Oster and Live music by Tommy Guerrero. Photo show by Mark Oblow as well! See you there!


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