FOAM on FOX NEWS
Check out this awesome segment on FindCream and summer trends that aired on Fox San Diego!
Jodie is one of those few who walk the line between pro surfing and soul surfing. At the tender age of 12, she unearthed one of her dad’s old singlefins in the garage. From then on, she was hooked. She did the competition thing and now she’s fortunate enough to be able to do pretty much anything she wants. Travel each corner of the world? Yes. Appear on your television set? Yes. Take beautiful photos? Of course. Play some Gretsch Guitars because they want her to? Why not? She’s a woman of many talents—and the doors of opportunity just keep on opening.
LADIES ON DECK
PacSun Clash at Clairemont III
Energy charged the air as pro-skaters checked in to the PacSun Clash at Clairemont III last Saturday, March 14, in San Diego, California.
For the third year in a row, PacSun has partnered with Grind For Life (GFL), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with cancer through skateboarding. Both action sports industry icons and athletes, including seasoned pros, frothing ams, and eager grommies have been very supportive of The Clash, which takes place at the Krause Family Skatepark at the Mission Valley YMCA each year.
The day long Skate and BMX festival included pro and am rider demos in the pool and on the PSX ramp - the tallest vert on the West Coast; to the tunes of local bands such as Scarlett Symphony and Prosthetic Arm, as well as a vendor village filled with delicious BBQ and hard-to-find skate gear. And of course, tons and tons of free skate goodies, stickers and autographs for stoked fans.
Though I got to experience the likes of Andy Mac, Bucky, Christian Hosoi and X Games gold medalist Pierre-Luc Gagnon shred vert and pool, it was really all about the women who held it down and represented in the name of skateboarding that got the crowd inspired!
Holly Lyons, one of the first women to break into the world of professional skateboarding and make a solid name for herself,came out for the third year to set an example for the new crop of female pros including X Games medalist Lyn-Z Adams, who showed up pumped to ride with her crew decked out in neon and rocking a style file nameplate with blond hair let loose around her shoulders.
Holly and Lyn-Z, along with Lauren Perkins and Cara-Beth Burnside, threw down and were shown the same admiration and respect as the dudes by throngs of cheering skaters, fans, and their families.
PacSun even cornered Lauren Perkins for a 15-second interview during the busy day - check it out on the PacSun.com Community page, where you’ll find more Clash III coverage as the week goes on.
For now, satisfy yourself with these great photos from the PacSun Clash at Clairemont III. See you next year!
The Winner Announced! Congratulations to PiperGirl Jessika Jenson! Jessika will be receiving full Vans outerwear and boots, a selection of adorable hats from Few and Elm, VonZipper goggles, and Grenade gloves. On top of all of that booty, Nixon will be outfitting her with a slew of accessories!
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–Foam via Jodie Nelson
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–Foam via Adam Erikson
As a native of Southern California sitting in traffic was a daily occurrence, but as I’ve been in Paris I have come to appreciate the convenience that is public transportation. Paris has a variety of choices in getting around the city. There’s your standard car, which isn’t at all necessary in order to live in Paris. Then of course there is the metro, (which is probably the fastest and most efficient) and the bus (not the prime choice when you’re in a hurry, but a nice scenic route around the city).
One of the smartest and most environmentally friendly would be the Velib. So, what exactly is a “Velib”? They are bike stations that are spread throughout the city where one simply needs to swipe their credit card in order to rent a bike. The first half hour is free, and anytime after that is one euro. Once the destination has been reached you return your bike to the nearest Velib station. Aside from being a healthy way to travel it’s a lot of fun riding through the streets of Paris on bike. Not to mention that it’s become more and more popular with the growing trend of “going green.” So, for any of you who plan to make a visit to Paris, make sure to take advantage of this typically Parisian way of travel!
Surfline and Foam editor Christina Scannapiego gives us the scoop. Take a look at some snippets from her Surfline Post on the first day of the Roxy/Quiksilver Pro down unda.
Sally and Silvana definitely produced the heat of the day today outdoing each other on practically every wave. Photo: Rowland
Silvana Lima’s surfing is full of all kinds of excitement and every year she gets so close to a title, she can probably almost see her breath on the metal. Photo: Rowland
Kauai’s Alana Blanchard — another rookie — looked the veteran in her heat with Amee Donohoe and Jacqueline Silva as she sat and waited for the right waves. She looked like a magnet, actually. Photo: Rowland
ROXY CHICKEN JAM 2009
Looking for a fun snow weekend now that winter’s over? Look no further than the 5th Annual Roxy Chicken Jam., being held March 27th-29th. With total prizes of $50,000, this is a competition not to be missed. As an added bonus, Cold War Kids and Santogold will be performing a free show on Saturday the 28th. That’s right - FREE! See you there.
Roxy’s Chicken Jam Page for details.