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Mammoth CEO Becomes Alterra CEO

In what would seem to be good news for fans of Mammoth Mountain, former CEO and partial owner Rusty Gregory has been named chief executive officer of Alterra Mountain Company, the parent company of most of the resorts formerly known as Mammoth, Intrawest, and Aspen Skiing Company. Mr. Gregory will focus on establishing the newly-formed Alterra […]

Kelly Slater Likes Beer Money

Health-minded, recently vegan, seemingly ageless, best-surfer-of-all-time Kelly Slater is reportedly appearing in an advertisement for a major label beer brand that will run during the 2018 Super Bowl (a previously popular televised event where beer ads are separated by footage of large men repeatedly crashing into each other while trying to move a ball up […]

Shaun White Knows The Time

Shaun White will apparently be featured in advertising for Omega watches during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. White, a two-time gold medallist, is making his fourth appearance in the Olympic Winter Games. He’ll be featured in Omega’s print and digital advertising campaign in the United States. The first advertisements will appear on February 1st and run concurrently […]

Boardriders CEO Pierre Agnes Missing At Sea

Pierre Agnes, 54, the CEO of Boardriders Inc, the parent company of Quiksilver and Billabong reportedly went missing at sea near Biarritz, France, on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, according to an Associated Press story in the LA Times. Boats and helicopters joined the search immediately. According to Agence France-Press, Agnes went out in his boat early […]

Facebook Likes WCT Exclusive for 2018

Wanna watch Gabriel Medina (above) go after current world champion 2 John Florence next year on that surf series operated by a privately owned entertainment company specializing in event and online streamed content production (mostly surfing sport)? According to a story on you’ll have to do it on Facebook, because the days of watching the […]

Monster Energy Sued By 5 Women

Five women are reportedly suing Monster Energy over what they call an abusive, discriminatory culture, according to a story in the Huffington Post. The women’s lawsuits and personal stories paint a detailed and disturbing picture of what systemic sex discrimination does to women’s lives and careers. Women at Monster allege that they were punished for […]

Nick Woodman’s Wonderful Horrible Life

Forbes Magazine lays out the story of GoPro’s wild successes and failures in a rather sympathetic profile of founder Nick Woodman which begins with this sentence: Nick Woodman is crying. After a decade of breakneck growth, GoPro held one of the most successful tech IPOs of 2014, which earned Woodman comparisons to Steve Jobs. But the past two […]

Drink Coffee Do Stuff Opens In Truckee

Man about shred Nick Visconti (former Tahoe Dangerzoner) has launched a coffee roasting company in Truckee, California called Drink Coffee Do Stuff. “For many reasons snowboarding and roasting coffee are similar; more importantly, they both require style, Visconti says. “I am proud of our coffees; they are an actualization of my five-year journey as a […]

Patagonia Responds To Trump

In response to President Trump’s historic plundering of America’s protected public lands, Patagonia has this to say: Americans have overwhelmingly spoken out against the Trump Administration’s unprecedented attempt to shut down our national monuments. Show More Summary

Merge4 Opens Flagship Store In Santa Barbara

Merge4, makers of quality-driven, comfortable, durable, modern socks, has opened their flagship retail store on State Street in the heart of Santa Barbara, California. Across from the Metro Theater and surrounded by Volcom, Vans, Urban...Show More Summary

Kering Selling Puma? What About V-co?

If Kering, the parent company of Gucci and Volcom, believes that Puma is a “noncore asset” and is looking to sell the German footwear company for $7 Billion (according to Challenges via Hypebeast) so it can focus more on “luxury,” what does this mean for VeeCo? Seeing as Kering’s Sport & Lifestyle division is made […]

Billabong Looking To Buy Rip Curl

Maybe someone who understands how business works can explain why Billabong, the company that ran itself onto the rocks after paying way to much for way too many smaller companies would now, after beginning to claw their way back to open ocean, look at picking up Rip Curl, and an online retailer (Surfstitch) which they […]

Ziff’s Next Surf Pond: Palm Beach

Billionaire Dirk Ziff, who left his position on the board of The Weinstein Company earlier this month, appears to be planning a second of his wave ponds in Florida, according to a story in the Palm Beach Post.  Palm Beach County commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved zoning for a wave park planned by... […]

The Outdoor Industry’s Letter To Trump

The Outdoor Industry Association has sent a letter to our short-fingered vulgarian President Donald Trump asking him to keep his Twitter twiddling hands off protected public land. They asked a little nicer: As leaders of more than 350 American companies, we ask you to embrace the conservation ethic of your predecessors and keep current protections […]

Jose Cuervo: Corpo Surfing’s New Best Friend

Nothing puts the stamp of quality on a sporting entertainment property like a good old hard alcohol sponsorship. And that’s what a certain privately owned entertainment company specializing in event and online streamed content production (mostly surfing sport) is doing with Jose Cuervo, according to a story on SportsProMedia. Under the deal, which covers the remainder […]

Mick and the Boys Get All Beered Up

Beer rules. There’s nothing better than hanging with the mates pounding beer after beer after beer. The buzz comes on. The talk gets loud, ya fecking kint. Beer spittle spackles your faces, and what you’re saying becomes the single most important concept in the universe, “No, no, wait, listen, shut up... ya, keeding?” […]

Andy Jenkins Braves The Element

Former Master Cluster member Andy Jenkins has been named Global Art Director of Element Skateboards. In otherwords, he just got a great new job at Billabong. Global General Manager, David Brooks says “Andy is another fantastic addition to the Element family who delivers on our strategy to elevate art and our creative output, while attracting […]

GoPro’s QuikStories, not Quiksilver

Did you think GoPro’s new QuikStories auto-editing app was a partnership with Quiksilver? So did we. Maybe it was the missing “c,” or the scribble type. Though on reflection we realized that who ever designed the QuikStories logo was probably still in middle school when Natas Kapas created his Ralph Steadmanesque blown ink “impaired” logo […]

Surf Industry Raises Funds For Puerto Rico

Led by the SIMA Humanitarian Fund, the surf industry is coming together to help the victims of both Hurricane Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. All funds will be routed to Waves For Water, who is on the ground in Puerto Rico working to secure access to clean drinking water in the most impacted and […]

Nick & Laura Launch Geography Creative

The husband-and-wife team of Nick and Laura Visconti are proud to announce the launch of Geography Creative, based in Truckee, California. Geography Creative is the culmination of over a decade’s worth of experience in digital marketing and visual storytelling, in both outdoor and travel industries. Show More Summary

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