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Alex Knost Bonzer | RVCA Surf

Alex Knost pays homage to The Campbell Bros and their revolutionary surfboard design, the Bonzer. The Bonzer was the first standardized tri-fin surfboard created in 1970 by Malcolm and Duncan Campbell. Over the past year, Knost's friendship with the Campbell Bro's has become a catalyst for several retrospective art exhibitions, exclusive clothing collections, and custom shaped boards. We are honored to commemorate the Campbell Brothers and their forward-thinking surfboard designs with this RVCA x Campbell Bros collection. View the full collection of trunks, tees & more here: RVCA X Campbell Brothers.




On the Edge of A Dream | Ellis Ericson

September 28 RVCA HQ hosted the premiere of Ellis Ericson & Andrew Kidman's surf film, On The Edge of A Dream. Ellis & Kidman have kicked off a USA premiere tour to celebrate the release of their new film. The project

For the past five years, Ellis Ericson and Andrew Kidman have been working with George Greenough on the modern evolution of his Edge Board design.

Ericson and Kidman are both shapers; the book and film chart their journey as they work with Greenough to personalise their own equipment with a design George have been toying around with since the late ‘60s.

Shot in Australia on the North Coast of New South Wales it features the original venues Lennox Head and Angourie where Greenough’s innovative Edge designs were tested in the early ‘70s.


Kevin "Spanky" Long | The Nine Club

Our favourite skateboarding podcast, The Nine Club has longtime RVCA Advocate, Kevin “Spanky” Long on their show. Kevin has been a legendary and storied career in skateboarding for more than 20 years, including being pro for Baker Skateboards for more than a decade. Chris Roberts, Rog, and Kelly dive into Spanky's career and cover tons of awesome stories, ranging from hilarious hijinx to an absolutely terrifying lifethreating experience. Click here to listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts or your favourite Podcast app


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


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


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