Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tattoo Age Series on Vice TV

Vice's VBS.TV will soon be airing a new series called Tattoo Age focusing on tattooers and their personal histories, and based on the trailer above, it looks like reality programming that is actually based on reality.

Tattoo Age profiles renowned tattooists and has them tell their own stories -- not the sob tales of clients that make up so much of tattoo TV today. It also includes the artists commenting on one another, which I think adds another interesting dimension.

The show premiers July 13th. Here's the line up:

  • Dan Santoro: Pt. 1, July 13; Pt. 2, July 20; Pt. 3, July 27
  • Grime: Trailer, August 3; Pt. 1, August 10; Pt. 2, August 17; Pt. 3, August 24
  • Troy Denning: Trailer, August 31; Pt. 1, Sept. 7; Pt. 2 , Sept. 14; Pt. 3, Sept. 21
  • Mike Rubendall: Trailer, Sept. 28; Pt. 1, Oct. 5; Pt. 2 , Oct. 12; Pt. 3, Oct. 19
  • Freddy Corbin: Trailer, Oct. 26; Pt. 1, Nov. 2; Pt. 2, Nov. 9; Pt. 3, Nov. 16

There's no waves in New York?

With the Quiksilver Pro New York a couple months away, we roamed the streets of Manhattan to find out what real New Yorkers think about surfing in the Big Apple. Here's what we found. More at

Taj vs Lowers

Daf Made - Raven Tershy Throwback

Another daf made clip, this one featuring raven tershy as a young buck, not that he's old now but this old skool shit. the cruz park just got built and raven was all the way daf. cheers!

Tall Can by Tilt Mode Army & & present "TALL CAN"

Filmed in Hyphy-Def & Hyphy-Delity

Starring, The TiltMode Army

Edited by Mario Guel

Additional Footage Provided by Carson Lee, Matt Hathaway, Chris Smith, Matt Evs, Jesse Erickson, Chris Avery, Kyle Camarillo, and some others I probably forgot.

Jose Rojo part edited, sang, and directed by Jose Rojo

Canadian Peter Devries Wins Innersection…Again

The Spring round of Innersection has just wrapped up, with Aussie longboard champion, Harley Ingleby, and young Port Macquarie ripper, Matt Banting, making the top 10. However, it was a relatively unknown Canadian, Peter Devries, that took out the top-voted spot to secure a position in Taylor Steele’s second Innersection project. You’d be even more surprised to find out that he won the same round last year.

You may ask how the hell a Canadian surfer got so popular, or when did Canada even pop up on the surf radar? Well, years ago, this place was just a surf-mag novelty trip. Now it’s home to rising international surf stars and packed surf schools. It’s a surf spot.

Part of this is due to the rise of the Internet. And part of it’s due to better wetsuits. Put the two of those together, and get a guy like Peter Devries. Today, Devries qualified with another cold-water classic detailing his surf adventures in the great white north.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Krooked Kooks

Dan Drehobl & Mike Anderson are joined by Elissa Steamer & Mike's brother Jake on a mission skating the backyard mini and a jersey barrier

"Legend of Skate" by Jesse Martinez

Skater Made Skateboards features Guest Pro Jesse Martinez. A veteran to the progressive history of skateboarding, starring in a premiere profile commercial film called "LEGEND OF SKATE"' This is the 5th installment in the skater series. A tribute piece to say the least.
See Jesse in the full length and highly anticipated "SKATER MADE" DVD "Trust The Way".
For more info. go to: made

Stock on Fire

Directed by Jason Freites

Photography - Remy Barreyat /
2nd camera - Pierre Untas /
Riders - Pierre-jean Chapuis / Andre Larroque / Vincent Boyer /

thanks - Jump Skateshop & Matthieu Peyrefitte

song - Timber Timbre : Lonesome Hunter

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Classics: Arto Saari Menikmati

The era of entire video parts with mind-melting skating on gnarly street terrain—with little to no filler—really took off with Menikmati in 2000. Torey Pudwill introduces a true classic.

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Strange Notes - Go Skateboarding Day 2011

Flip in Bekkestua - Norway

The Flip team was recently demoing at the Arena Bekkestua Skatepark in Norway.

Video: Eirik Helgås
Skaters: Arto Saari, Luan de Oliveira, Louie Lopez, Curren Caples, David Gonzales, Andrew Langi, Tom Penny.

Tracking (trailer)

Tracking - a new surfing film by jimmy james kinnaird
featuring ellis ericson jason salisbury.niah and mia

supported by deus.

heavily influenced by the transitional period in surfing , specifically 69, 70, 71..
follow our voyage as ellis and salsa hand-shape single fin trackers and surf them through wild indonesia with there gals.
"tap into the source and feel the juice"

I.D.W.P by Edwin Europe

A collection inspired by individuals living their lives in Edwin. Personal life experiences etched into the grain of the fabric in wearing the denim as functional garments, reliable and strong, constructed using premium fabrics and finishes.

The Edwin man is integrated into a tribe of independent free thinkers, his desire to roll amongst the likeminded underpinned by a feeling of kinship and belonging through a common passion for road trips, adventuring into the unknown.

To ascertain the season’s highway aesthetic is to dissect the look and feel of the Edwin motorbike brotherhood ‘Sons of the Summer’ thereby illustrating the highlights of what is the most comprehensive spring summer collusion of fabric, function and form from Edwin for many years.

The collection from the belt loops up is vintage inspired, a conscious juxtaposition of influences from decades gone by and heroes and villains from the world of film and music - Edwin eats, sleeps and breathes culture throughout the design process.

Motorcycle references pepper the collection, partly due to the culture for customisation on the streets of Edwin’s home city - Tokyo and simply down to the feelings one experiences riding a motorcycle with friends. A sense of freedom, and of sharing with others the same need for flight and independence. Customisation of ones own motorcycle parallels breaking in ones own denims, unique in spirit.

The true spirit of Edwin Jeans is created by the person living in them, making everyday count with yesterdays memories etched into the rich indigo fabric, in the knowledge that tomorrow’s good times are still to be created.

The Single Life by Rusty

Rusty team riders Damien Fahrenfort, Jay Davies, Josh Kerr, Marlon Gerber, and Nate Yeomans rip the hell out of a batch of single fins shaped by Rusty Preisendorfer. Single fins have never been surfed like this before…

The Hypto Krypto by hayden cox

The Hypto Krypto Model is a modern version of the retro fish. It carries the traditional nose and entry rocker but has a little more tail lift and tight round tail to give added performance in the critical areas of the wave. The bottom has a slight single concave to slight vee double through the tail. It still maintains the cruisy retro feel yet allows the board to perform when you want it.

Hayden explaines the Hypto Krypto

The Blakcat by hayden cox

The Blakcat is my performance shortboard that I shape for team, or any customer wanting a reliable shorty. The rocker is a fast rocker that fits in all areas on the wave. The foil of the board has been designed to create a very responsive feel yet maintain as much forgiveness as possible for a performance shortboard. Generally shaped with a squash tail to give a nice balance of release and hold, you’ll enjoy your Blakcat in all conditions.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Xed Tattoo

Thomas Hooper - Meditations in Atrament

Meditations in Atrament

Things to do in Denver when you're old

Short Skateboard video about a 2 day trip to Denver. With Elissa Steamer, Tim Mott, Allen Russell. Filmed & Edited by Rob Hoovis.

Kolohe Andino wins USA Championships

Kolohe Andino wins the USA Championship at Lower Trestles with a 8.67 and a 10

Sunday, June 26, 2011

CPH Pro 2011: Best Trick

Right after the finals some pretty sick shit went down over the car.

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CPH Pro 2011: Street Finals

Copenhaten. Everyone loves a winner. 2-time Luan Love with a little Grant, Wieger, Cole, and well... shoulda seen Dennis' practice hits. FINALS 1.Luan Oliveira 2.Dennis Busenitz 3.Chris Cole 4.Grant Taylor

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CPH Pro 2011 Finals

The finals went down this year in two-man heats. The last one with Luan Oliveira and Chris Cole was intense, but just like last year, Luan’s consistency paid off—he got 10 Gs for first. This is his second consecutive win in Copenhagen. Dennis Busenitz, who’s having a hell of a year, came in second, and Cole got third. Full top 12 standings here. Check out all the ripping in the video below. Stay tuned for video from the speed races and best trick over the car!
Video by Blair Alley

Saturday, June 25, 2011

CPH Pro 2011: Street Qualifiers

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Skate all day, party all night-this town doesn't sleep. Where are we? Copenhagen baby! Today's the finals.

1.Luan Oliveira
2.Chris Cole
3.David Gonzalez
4.Peter Ramondetta
5.Dennis Busenitz
6.Neverton Casella
7.Grant Taylor
8.Chris Pfanner
9.Wieger Van Wageninger
10.Eero Antilla
11.Josef Scott Jatta
12.Roberto Aleman

CPH Pro 2011: Bowl and Snake Finals

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The bowl and snake run contest was pretty gnar and when the dust settled Raven Tershy came out on top. Lots of sick skating from the whole lineup.

Onde Nostre | A 16mm Life Style Documentary



The first Italian surf movie shot in 16mm in the winter of 2010

'Wooden Nickels' episode 6: Nestor Judkins

Who doesn't love the way Nestor skates? So fluid, so stylish, and so smooth... If you have ever tried stepping on his board, you would be even more amazed with some of those tricks he has done. 'The Shakes' are no joke...

This clip had to wait due to the release of 'Not Another Transworld Video' on 21 June, in which Nestor has an awesome part. So to help keep the hyped going and to help him sell a few more boards, I bring you episode 6 starring the man of the hour... Congrats again Herr Judkins!

Friday, June 24, 2011

CPH Pro 2011: Chris Miller

30 years of Thrasher means 30 years of Miller. CPH practice begins today and the bowl finals tonight. Who's got a 5?

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Heath Kirchart - Stay Gold B-Side

T-Shirt Stories Trailer

To be broadcast on wednesday june 29th 2011 /
10:40 pm

Element Skate Camp Super 8

You’ve seen all the Element skate camp videos and Make It Count finals, well here’s a little something on the artsy side. A bit of the downtime, hiking, fishing, and general skate camp life. Do yourself a favor and get up there at least once in your life. You’ll be glad you did. Major thanks to Element for the invite and all the homeys that let me film them: David Jurusik, Kevin Duffel, Nick Garcia, Sam Muller, Frankie Martinez, Chase Webb, Trent McClung, Chris “Sweatpants” Mongenais, Julian Davidson, Ethan Loy, and Julian Christianson.

Video by Blair Alley

Bondi livin' | Part 1 - Perth Standlick | Part 2 - Dom Wills

FILM / EDIT BY Leif Prenzlau

Part one of four.

During the summer break i filmed Perth Standlick, Damien Wills, Matt Wilkinson and Dillon Perillo all around the Bondi area.
All footage at Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte.

Edited on FCP7

Weapon of Choice - The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

More clips to come ;-)

FILM / EDIT BY Leif Prenzlau

Part two of four.

During the summer break i filmed Perth Standlick, Damien Wills, Matt Wilkinson and Dillon Perillo all around the Bondi area.
All footage at Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte.

Edited on FCP7

Something in the Water - Brooke Fraser

More clips to come ;-)

David Gonzalez and Grant Taylor - CPH Pro 2011

Here’s just a few clips of David Gonzalez and Grant Taylor getting used to the new CPH course and the good old trusty vert ramp. Many skaters showed up jet lagged today and were trying to get their land legs back. The theme this year is a 1960s drag racing vibe. Rumor has it there will be some sort of drag race/time trials around the park at some point and possibly lighting an oil drum on fire? Stay tuned for that. We’re off to the pig roasting & Ring Of Fire tonight!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Raven Tershy gettin' it

Raven Tershy is in town and has been ripping our new concrete park for a few days now! Watch out for this guy!

Strange Notes - Six Pack - David Gravette

Evan Doherty Lands the Big 540

Evan Doherty "the Big E" lands his first 540 at 8 years of age!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wild In The Streets L.A. - Transworld SKATEboarding Video

Cops, tickets, arrests and a sea of skateboarders charging the streets of downtown Los Angeles. This is emerica’s Wild In The Streets 2011. The charge started at Hollenbeck park and continued around the public skateparks of downtown L.A.: Lafayette, Lincoln Park, and more. Andrew Reynolds, Leo Romero, and more set it off at each park. The police tried, but couldn’t stop the fun.

Have a laugh at what ABC News thought of it.

Video by Chris Thiessen

Trevor Colden - Color Theory - Mystery

Ry Craike - The Villas and The Vortex

A few days of early season bali with Ry Craike and Dino Adrian.


Filmed and edited by Andrew Schoener.

Kilian Garland
Yadin Nicol
Nathaniel Curran
Dane Reynolds

Chelsea Wolfe-Moses

DAF MADE Official Trailer

DAF Coozie Co. is working on yet another great video with all your favorite lurkers in skateboarding. Watch the trailer and wait for the full length coming at ya as soon as the brew runs out. Starring E-Man, Mikey Curtis, Peabody, and plenty other DAF guys.

Element Skate Camp Saturday Session

Here’s a video from practice on Element Skate Camp and good old fun shredding. Featuring Julian Davidson, Adriano Lachovski, Mitch Philips, Tim Prozorov, Darrell Stanton, Nick Garcia, Trent McClung, Matt Fink, Patrick Ryan, and Miika Adamov.

Video by Frankie Martinez

Anti-Hero tour after Hurricane

thanx to Jerry [I hate magazine]

Go Skateboarding Day - Wild in the Streets 2011 - LA vs SP

RIPNDIP & SK8RATS made this movie about the Go Skateboarding day in L.A.

Crowd of skaters gathered to celebrate the Go Skateboarding Day - Sao Paulo by Qixtv

Rune Glifberg - Sorry

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The 2002 Flip video was one of the most anticipated skate vids ever. Rune came through as always, and launched a bunch of his epic no-grab flip tricks.

Arto Saari Behind the Cover

CCS recently caught up with long time team rider Arto Saari to get some insight on his move back to Flip Skateboards directly from the man himself. While we were there, we thought we would bang out a quick catalog cover in the process. Why not? Watch as Arto puts a hurting to his backyard pool, then go to to get your FREE catalog.

Behind The Scenes LA TO VEGAS: part one

Here is the first part of a behind the scenes look at the making of LA To Vegas, a short film about Kenny's lengthy Kickflip Nose Manual that takes him from his current home in Los Angeles to his hometown of Las Vegas. Tune back to see all the behind the scenes parts, we'll be posting all 5 of them over the next couple of weeks. Be sure to get the KA-ONE now at!

Copter Kids Aerial Reel

For rates and info contact:

Pilot: Trent Palmer
Cam Op: Errol Kerr
Additional Cam Ops: Jerry Dugan and Ryan Baker

Big thanks to Matt Smith at for doing the audio mixing!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lowers Raid! by

June 17th, 2011...
"A conquest that will be honored to the fullest and will stand the test of time with legendary status" - captain barbossa himself gave these orders from the carribean in the winter of 2010. Sailors were called from all of the land, for one purpose. To raid, pillage, and destroy the peak at lowers with no mercy"


For more go to​

Dane Reynolds Joins the Vans Surf Team

We are extremely excited to announce the addition of Dane Reynolds to the Vans Surf Team. Dane is one of the most exciting and unique surfers to date and brings a quiet sort of revolution with him. His approach is completely different to what's been done and his reach touches every facet of surfing. For decades Vans has been home for people choosing their own path and it's a pleasure to be able to uphold that principle to this day and have Dane become a part of it.

The 26 year-old from Ventura, CA has already made his mark on the ASP World Tour with Top Ten final rankings in both 2009 (10th) and 2010 (4th) - just his second and third years on tour, but Dane is much more than a contest surfer. When a surfer is described as straddling the demands of the pro tour while simultaneously establishing himself as a top freesurf talent, perhaps no one reaches such heights in both worlds as the ultra-talented and creative Dane Reynolds.

In addition to Vans, Dane is sponsored by Quiksilver wetsuits and clothing, Channel Islands surfboards and accessories and Ventura Surf Shop.

Vans supports and promotes surfing and surfers through a full line of footwear and apparel, events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the ASP 4-Stars Vans Pier Classic at Huntington Beach and Vans Pro at the East Coast Surfing Championships, the progressive longboard Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitationals and by supporting a talented group of riders on the Vans Surf team including Nathan Fletcher, Joel Tudor, Pat, Dane and Tanner Gudauskas, Alex Knost, John Florence, Andrew Doheny, Dylan Graves, Wade Goodall and Leila Hurst.

For more information on Vans surf happenings, our team plus our footwear and apparel, visit

To get a better glimpse at Dane's world, visit

Dranger's sound tip - ASG - The Dull Blade


ASG, signed to Volcom Entertainment, originated from Wilmington, North Carolina. They are a four-piece band, with Jason Shi on vocals and guitar, Andy Ellis (Bassist) on bass, Scott Key on drums and Jonah Citty on guitar

ASG - The Dull Blade Lyrics

The Lightning in the sky between us
Maintain some noise of the day
Creedence is strong as horizon
Boulder then cry
Blood soaked landslide

And blue sky
Tortured by darkness till sundays
And your dead kids
I'll give ya something worth fighting for
And open their eyes

Now the blood of the fountain receids us
Beckoned to light in the fame
Mad house of pain without reason
Oh what can defy
Why count the battle cry

And blue sky
Tortured by darkness till sundays
And your dead kids
I'll give ya something worth fighting for
And open their eyes

The light of the compass, the feeling this day
Open their eyes, space for the lives
Severence is calling they know where we lie
Save you we try, welcome to the new life

And blue sky
Tortured by darkness till sundays
And your dead kids
I'll give ya something worth fighting for
And open their eyes

Mutiny vs The Make - Tenerife

2 brands, 2 very different takes on BMX. One Island. Mutiny presents a short film shot on Location in Tenerife over 10 days.

Mutiny; Roey, Josh, Justin, Rubio and Alex

The Make; Chicken, The Count, Shaun Hadlington, Mark Lehair​blog/​​​


Dead Meadow - Howls from the hills

Dead Meadow - Babbling Flower

Hescher - a film by Spencer Susser

Directed by Spencer Susser
Written by Spencer Susser & David Michôd
Starring - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Devin Brochu, Natalie Portman & Rainn Wilson

ASHLEY - Trailer 2011 / Coldfocus Productions

This is the trailer of our new snowboard movie Ashley - Final chapter

Juha Blid, Stefano Benchimol, Tomi Passi,
Antti-Juhani Piirainen, Jonne Heinonen,
Risto Ruokola, Stefano Bergamaschi and Pyry Lepisto.

Produced by Coldfocus Productions
Directed by Matteo Maggi

Graphics by:

Supported by:
Bataleon, Ashbury, Capita, Elm Company, Shape Store, Union Bindings, Banshee Bungee, Elm Company, 100-one shop,, and Sequence Magazine.

"The great reveal"
Artist: Du Pacque
album: Erotique Du Pacque
P&C Reverbkrig/Versity Rights 2011

Feel free to embed this video, but please don't steal the source, we need our own stats, thanks!

SkimBrasil - Andre Magarão

The art of Rael Brian Rau


Not Another TransWorld Video Out Now, New Trailer

It’s June 21, Go Skateboarding Day, Not Another TransWorld Video is premiering across the globe and it’s now officially on sale. Watch our new trailer then go get yourself a copy.

You can download it from iTunes now

Filmed and edited by Jon Holland and Chris Ray

Jack Freestone Lives Here

After three month on the road, World Junior Champ Jack Freestone gets home and scores fun waves with his mates straight off the bat

Volcom's Road Tested S2 Ep1 - Chris Pfanner

Check out Chris Pfanner in Volcom's Road Tested Season 2, Ep. 1.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Search for the Mongo Monster...Episode 16 by Blood Wizard

Final episode. Lincoln City
Drew Dezort, Rob Mason, Jerry Gurney, Jack Given, Tristen Moss....
To be continued...

Mo' Mondays - Jared Huss by Bones wheels

MO' MONDAY'S - Chance to win a team package every Monday at

This weeks installment is Jared Huss.

All you have to do is watch the video...answer three questions and you are automatically entered into Monday's drawing to win Trevor McClung's team package.

Wheels, Bushings, Bearings, T-shirts...and more


PI //

550D slow motion test footage of bmx.
Lens used: Canon EFS 24_105L
Edited with Twixtor in After Effects.
Shutter speed 1000 - 2000fps
Motion design

Thanks: Charles ARTHUR and Quentin GIRAUD
Music: Niklas AMAN - Reflections

Last Winter - Intro

Last Winter - Intro from Bulletree Filmes on Vimeo.

A film about the struggle of three young surfers to keep surfing and travelling without any sponsorship.

Andy’s Autopsy Results - UPDATE: The Irons family have just released the following statement..

Andy Irons passed away in early November last year and the shocked and saddened surfing community has been patiently awaiting the disclosure of an autopsy report that would reveal the true cause of the surfing legend’s death.

Today the results from the autopsy (that will be made public on the 20th of June) were provided to the New York Times through a publicist from the Iron's family. The article confirms that it was the heart attack related to coronary artery disease that was the primary cause of Andy’s tragic passing alongside the toxins that were found in system.

When Andy was found in his hotel room in Dallas, police discovered prescription drugs such as Alprazolam for anxiety, sleeping tablets, as well as pills containing methadone, a narcotic used by people fighting an opiate addiction. The Toxicology report also show Irons had cocaine and methamphetamines in his system.

Irons was known for his amazing talent in the water and his larger that life behaviour on land. He is dearly missed by the surfing world and will be forever remembered as a three-time world champion, a brother, a son, a husband, and as the father of the young Andy Axel Irons.

Click here for the full NYT article…


UPDATE: The Irons family have just released the following statement...

June 8th, 2011



We have received the final autopsy and toxicology report filed in connection with Andy’s death on November 2nd, 2010, from the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office in Forth Worth, TX.

The family apologizes for the delay in the release of this information. The injunction filed last December was to allow Andy’s widow, Lyndie, who was then eight months pregnant with Andy’s son, Andy Axel Irons, to give birth in peace. Please understand that this decision meant that the family did not learn the cause of Andy’s death until May 20th, and only after a second delay was requested by an attorney in Dallas, without the family’s knowledge or consent, to provide time for the 13-page toxicology report to be interpreted by two independent forensic experts — a process that took several weeks, but also enabled the family to fully come to terms with the unexpected root cause of Andy’s death.

The autopsy concludes that Andy died a natural death from a sudden cardiac arrest due to a severe blockage of a main artery of the heart. Dr. Vincent Di Maio, a prominent forensic pathologist in San Antonio, TX, who has consulted on many high-profile cases, was asked to review and explain the autopsy results to the family. He states: “This is a very straightforward case. Mr. Irons died of a heart attack due to focal severe coronary atherosclerosis, i.e., ‘hardening of the arteries.’ He had an atherosclerotic plaque producing 70%-80% narrowing of his anterior descending coronary artery. This is very severe narrowing. A plaque of this severity, located in the anterior descending coronary artery, is commonly associated with sudden death.”

Dr. Di Maio continues: “The only unusual aspect of the case is Mr. Irons’ age, 32 years old. Deaths due to coronary atherosclerosis usually begin to appear in the late 40’s. Individuals such as Mr. Irons have a genetic predisposition to early development of coronary artery disease. In about 25% of the population, the first symptom of severe coronary atherosclerosis is sudden death.” He concludes: “There were no other factors contributing to the death.”

Andy had a grandmother, 77, and a grand-uncle, 51, both on his father’s side, who died of congestive heart failure. Looking back, Lyndie recalls that Andy complained of chest pains and occasional intense heartburn for the first time last year, and also recalls a holistic health practitioner, whom he sought out in Australia for vitamin therapy, offhandedly mentioning he “had the heart of a 50-year-old.” In addition, Andy contracted Typhoid Fever five years ago, which can result in damage to the heart muscle. But Andy shrugged it all off and led no one to believe he was in ill health.

The official autopsy report, prepared by Tarrant County Chief Medical Examiner Nizam Peerwani, MD, lists a second cause of death as “acute mixed drug ingestion.” On this point, Dr. Peerwani and Dr. Di Maio diverge. In a letter sent to Arch McColl, a Dallas-based attorney acting on behalf of the family, Dr. Di Maio questioned Dr. Peerwani’s decision to list the finding “Acute Mixed Drug Ingestion” under “Cause of Death” because he believes “it was not the cause of death and did not contribute to the death. The Manner of Death is in fact labeled Natural.” Dr. Di Maio goes on to say that the drugs cited, Alprazolam (Xanax) and methadone (an analgesic drug commonly used in the treatment of chronic pain), are in “therapeutic levels” and notes that benzoylecgonine is an “inactive metabolite,” which Gary H. Wimbish Ph.D., DABFT, a forensic toxicologist consulted by the family, has explained is a breakdown product of cocaine. Wimbish states that the benzoylecgonine present in Andy’s blood at 50 ng/ml “is consistent with the use of cocaine at about 30 hours prior to his death.” In addition, Wimbish agrees with Dr. Di Maio that that the amount of Alprazolam present in Andy’s blood “is consistent with a common therapeutic regimen.”

Dr. Peerwani’s report also cites the presence of a trace amount of methamphetamine. Lyndie insists Andy was not a methamphetamine user, so it is likely the substance was present in the cocaine he ingested. But again, Dr. Di Maio believes that none of these drugs was the cause of, or contributed to, Andy’s death.

As we are not doctors, we have no choice but to accept that two respected pathologists have come to different conclusions about a secondary contributing cause of death. However, the family would like to address the findings of prescription and non-prescription drugs in Andy’s system. Andy was prescribed Xanax and Zolpidem (Ambien) to treat anxiety and occasional insomnia – a result of a bipolar disorder diagnosed by his family doctor at age 18. This is when Andy first began experiencing episodes of manic highs and depressive lows. The family believes Andy was in some denial about the severity of his chemical imbalance and tended to blame his mood swings on himself and his own weaknesses, choosing to self-medicate with recreational drugs. Members of his family, close friends, and an industry sponsor intervened over the years to help Andy get clean, but the effort to find balance in his life was certainly complicated by his chemical makeup.

Finally, as has been reported, Andy was suffering from severe flu-like symptoms while in Puerto Rico to compete in the Rip Curl Pro Search leg of the ASP World Tour just days prior to his death. Andy was unable to leave his bed and for the first time in his Pro career, withdrew from a contest. He was put on an intravenous drip for hydration and strongly advised to seek further medical treatment. Against doctor’s advice, Andy left for Kauai, Hawaii, to be with his wife, telling the doctor: “I just wanna go home.”

Though Andy’s illness is not addressed in the autopsy (which only tested for and ruled out suspected Dengue Fever), Andy’s weakened condition clearly contributed to the tragic circumstances of his death, adding more stress to an already gravely compromised heart.

Having defied the odds so many times before, Andy may have felt that getting on a plane while dehydrated and wracked with fever, and choosing to meet up with acquaintances during a short layover in Miami, was nothing out of the ordinary. His strong-willed personality was part of what made him such a formidable surfer and champion. Like others who face down extreme danger, Andy seemed to feel bulletproof — as if nothing could take him down. But traveling while sick and suffering from an undiagnosed heart condition, was more than even Andy could overcome.

We are hoping that people will remember Andy for his very full life, which included his intense passion for surfing and the ocean, his astonishing achievements as a world-class athlete, and his devotion to the family and friends who love him dearly and miss him every day. Receiving the disturbing news about the cause of death brings back the shock and tremendous grief we first felt upon receiving word that Andy had passed.

We would like to thank everyone for their condolences and support over the last seven months. There was so much positivity in Andy’s professional and personal life, not least of which was how hard he worked to overcome his challenges. For this we remain forever proud of him.

This continues to be a very difficult time for our family and we appreciate the media's respect for our privacy. We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support and will not have any immediate comment beyond this statement.

For those who wish to honor Andy’s memory, we ask that they consider making a donation to the Surfrider Foundation, a charity Andy supported, at

--The Irons Family


Park Shred by lowcard magazine

Park Shred... from lowcard magazine on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mexico Mission by youngwisetails

Mexico Mission from youngwisetails on Vimeo.

Parker Coffin recently cruised down Mexico way with Dusty Payne and Matty Wilko.
This is undoubtedly one of Young Wise Tails' best clips yet.

Rusty tripping

Rusty tripping from on Vimeo.

The Rusty team has a little fling in bali (Damien Fahrenfort, Jay Davies, Josh Kerr & Nate Yeomans)

Copenhagen Skatepark Opening

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The Grindline crew hooked up Faellenparken, Copenhagen with a bad ass park. In between the rain showers, Raven Tershy, Ben Schroeder, Peabody, Nicky Guerrero, and Raney Beres found some sick lines.

Adidas in London

The Adidas team crashes London for "Willy and Kate's Wedding Weekend."

More Skateboarding Videos

Shred 4 Shaver 2011

Blow Up Trailer 2 by Billabong

Blow Up Trailer 2 from Billabong USA on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Plan B Torey Pudwill's Big Bang Trailer

Coming July 4th from Plan B
A Torey Pudwill video part filmed in the first half of 2011.
Free video download exclusively on

Mike Carroll and Friends Supreme Session

Clip of the Day. Supreme released two special colorways for the Carroll 5 so Mike and his friends sparked a bowl sesh to celebrate the release. Featuring Mike Carroll, Guy Mariano, Scott Johnston, Scott Oster, Kevin Long, Tino Razo and Dylan Rieder.

Thanks to everyone at Supreme

Friday, June 17, 2011

Alex Perleson - the first ever tailgrab 900


Check out Alex Perleson doing the first ever tailgrab 900.

Emery - The Story of the Brand

Emery - The Story of the Brand from emery surfboards on Vimeo.

The Emery Story
Lennox Head surfboard shaper, Al Emery has shot to fame over the recent years with his star team of Adam Melling, Stuart Kennedy, James Wood and Stephen Walsh. More recently, he’s released a clothing line and banged out some new model sleds. Now, here’s a mini-clip that details his whole ascent. For the project, Al teamed up with Dion Agius’ filmer, Beren Hall.

FARSH [russian skate video]

FARSH from NASVAYblog on Vimeo.


New Russian skatevideo featuring:
Yura Renov, Stas Provotorov, Maksim Ryazanov, Maksim Laptev, Ivan Uvarov and many more. Foreigners: Samu Karvonen, Fabian Verhaeghe, Moggins, Troy West, Dan Cates, Miki Taktinen and others.

All around the world footage from: Ukraine, Belorussia, Georgia, Germany, Israel, China, Egypt, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic. A lot of Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Cheboksary, Nizhny Novgorod, Tula and other cities.

Directed by:
Pasha Kryukov

Filmed/Edited by:
Pasha Kryukov
Vitaliy Kotov

Additional filming:
Patrick Wallner
Oleg Larionov
Anton Ivanov
Alexander Kolevid
Samu Karvonen
and all skaters

Sponsored by:
Skvot Skateshop, Volcom, Globe, Toy Machine, Independent and Dakine

Marquis Preston - Stay Gold B-Side

Marquis Preston Emerica Stay Gold B-Side from Emerica on Vimeo.

Beachies Before Bondi

Untitled from Surfing Life on Vimeo.

Dom Wills, Matty Wilko and Glen 'Micro' Hall take to the beachies

Strange Notes - Jon Dickson - Turn On, Tune In, Roll Out

three slobs - fiddy fowth

fiddy fowth. from Michael Cukr on Vimeo.

one surf with andrew and kyle at 54th.

by michael cukr

Uncommon Places Offcuts

Uncommon Places Offcuts from greyskatemag on Vimeo.

Offcuts from a recent trip with Grey Skateboard Magazine and Converse UK around Europe.

Featuring Harry Lintell, Rory Milanes, Charlie Young and Phil Parker.

Film by Henry Edwards-Wood.

Music 'Heavy Thunder' by The Shutes.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hood Life Presents: Schultz is pro!!!

Filmed by Alex Heskett and Austin Ayub, Edited by: Alex Heskett

2011 Street League Kansas City - Transworld SKATEboarding

Street League made it’s way to Malto-ville for its second stop of the year, and after Friday’s qualifiers, Nyjah Huston got the top spot going into the finals with Chris Cole qualifying second and Sean Malto third.

1. Nyjah Huston
2. Chris Cole
3. Sean Malto
4. Torey Pudwill
5. Shane O’Neill
6. Chaz Ortiz
7. Paul Rodriguez
8. Mikey Taylor
9. Billy Marks

Filmed and edited by Ryan Lovell, marquee photo by Aaron Smith

That’s two Street League stops down, and two wins for Nyjah. After taking first in Seattle, Nyjah comes through again in Kansas City beating out Chris Cole, Chaz Ortiz and KC local Sean Malto to stuff another $150,000 check into his pocket. He’s still only sixteen and has $300,000 more in the bank this year just off of Street League alone. Could be why he’s driving a brand new Benz? The dude really is too good. Ryan Sheckler placed fifth, but also went home with the Monster Best Trick award after getting the highest scoring trick of the day, a 9.4, with his Cab flip in the Big Section. You’ll see it in soon enough. It’s pretty much bonkers. Street League has the full results and recap, and we’ve got the video from the finals below. Enjoy.

1. Nyjah Huston
2. Chris Cole
3. Chaz Ortiz
4. Sean Malto
5. Ryan Sheckler

Thrasher - Skatepark Round-Up - Emerica

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Emerica comes through with the goods in Colorado. Leo goes up, The Boss goes down, Trevor Colden makes a great first impression, and Figgy, Westgate, Suski, Heath, Spanky, SZA, Provost, and Herman can't be faded. Damn, what a lineup...

Surfing Prodigy Jack Robinson

Surfing Prodigy Jack Robinson from quiksilverAus on Vimeo. is happy to announce that West Australian super grommet, Jack Robinson has re-signed to the team for another three years.

Regarded by many as the best young surfer on the planet, the snowy-haired Margaret River prodigy has redefined what a 13-year-old with a surfboard is capable of. His surfing at places like Grajagan, the North Shore of Oahu and Snapper Rocks has dented the egos of surfers twice his size and twice his age… while captivating them at the same time.

“I’m really stoked to be with Quiksilver,” says Jack. “I’ve had such a great time travelling to all these amazing places and surfing with all their best surfers. I’m really lucky, I reckon. Now I can do a lot more surfing with the guys I look up to and learn a few things from them while I do it.”

“I don’t think anyone in the world loves to surf more than Jack and we’re over the moon that he’s chosen to surf with us,” says Quiksilver Australia marketing manager and former World Tour surfer, Troy Brooks. “I could sit there for hours and watch him catch waves. For a kid so young he’s got such a mature style, and I can’t wait to see his surfing really blossom as he gets older. But it’s more than just his surfing, he’s a fun, well-grounded country kid who is really enjoying what he’s doing.”

“Jack’s just super stoked on surfing,” says Jack’s manager and fellow West Aussie surfer, Matt Syms from Octagon Sports Management. “He’s grateful for the opportunities he gets, he’s polite, and the little fella is becoming quite worldly for his age. Re-signing with Quiksilver was a natural next step for Jack. Quik’s global infrastructure and support systems are second to none, and the company’s commitment to ensuring they have the best athletes, the best events and the best products in the surf space shows where the brand is heading.”

Jack recently returned from the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast, where in between watching and surfing with his heroes like Kelly Slater, he won the final of The King of the Groms against the best under-16 surfers from around Australia. The win earns Jack a ticket to France later this year where he will surf against the world’s best under-16 surfers in the international King of the Groms final at Hossegor.

“Of course, it is very early days in Jack’s career,” says Syms, “but if he stays as interested as he is now, there are no limits for him. I’ve already seen him pull off manoeuvres in contests and freesurfs that a lot of the World Tour competitors can’t do. Jack’s style and attention to detail is so far ahead of his years it’s incredible. His ability to visualise manoeuvres and then go out and perform them with style is a very special gift.”

For now though, Jack is busy, “just going surfing. I’m not thinking too much right now about the future and where I’d like to go with my surfing. I just want to catch some waves and have some fun and whatever happens, happens.”

$lave - Anthony Schultz - FREEDOM

Anthony Schultz is now Pro for $LAVE! Check out his Pro Video, Product and Ad.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Street League Skateboarding Kansas City

Monster Energy Team At Street League Kansas City Qualifiers from Mike Metcalf on Vimeo.

The Monster Energy team skates the qualifiers at the Kansas City stop of the Street League DC Pro Tour fueled by Monster Energy Drink. Featuring Peter Ramondetta, Nick Dompierre, Shane O'Neill and Chris Cole.

Street League Kansas City Finals: Chris Cole's Perspective from Mike Metcalf on Vimeo.

Chris Cole talks Finals at the Kansas City stop of the Street League DC Pro Tour fueled by Monster Energy.

Dan Drehobl - Krooked

Dan Drehomo from dlxsf on Vimeo.

Kenny Anderson - LA To Vegas

Presenting "LA To Vegas", a short film created to celebrate the launch of Kenny Anderson's new pro shoe, the KA-One. Watch Kenny on his journey from his home in Los Angeles to his hometown of Las Vegas, where he's joined by many of the friends who have influenced him, his skating, and helped him get to where he is today.

Music: Twenty Five Miles by Edwin Starr

Brad McDermott by Mambo Australia

BRAD MCDERMOTT from Mambo Australia on Vimeo.

Brad, our Twin Truck Ambassador, is a 22-year-old street skater from Sydney’s northern beaches. Big rails, fearless, goes hard until he breaks and then gets up, replaces the concrete divots and goes again. Brad is also a popular commentator who can be found barking encouragement into microphones at pro and invitation skate events where ever there’s a ramp or an empty pool. He is also a serial abuser of the company bus pass, traveling up and down the east coast of Australia, shooting footage for the Mambo website.

Dragon Anklebiters

Dragon Anklebiters from Dragon OZ on Vimeo.

We love our grommets at Dragon. The festy little guys will play clown and make you laugh all day, young grasshoppers, happy to eat air, and shower under the spray waves. Just when you think you're the boss, they shut you up in a swift, highly dangerous manoeuvre. Who's laughing now? This vid is dedicated to the modern day grommet, the junior, anyone below the age of grown up...To the future and beyond.

Location: Gold Coast
Date: April 2011
Featuring Dragon Juniors: Tylah Hutchinson, Damien Norman, Oscar Scanes, Jack Scollard.

Filmed & Edited: Nicholas Damen

+ + bye bye Byron

++ - Bye Bye Byron. from Beren Hall on Vimeo.

Julian Wilson - Last Days In Rio

Last Days In Rio from Julian Wilson on Vimeo.

"Had a ball checkin' out Brazil… good people, great scenery and fun beachies." Julian Wilson

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Door 33 - Featuring Jordan Hoffart

Quiksilver Canada Team Rider Jordan Hoffart spends more time in San Diego than Canada these days, and it shows with this fast and technical run at the Quiksilver Skatepark; Door 33.

Strange Notes - Six Pack - Josh Borden

Quiksilver All 80's All Day Vert Challenge Extras

This past January Quiksilver held the All 80's All Day Vert Challenge at Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida. After we put together the full video of the contest and results, we found we had too much extra footage to let it go unused. So check out some more of the 80's contest, practice, and interviews with Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Mike McGill, Kevin Staab, Andy Macdonald, Mike Frazier, Jeff Hedges, Buck Smith, Cara Beth Burnside and more.

Toy Machine Demo - Zumiez '11

VideoDrone: Zumiez Demo '11 from Toy Machine on Vimeo.

The Monster Squad returns for its annual corporate take-over of the Zumiez Couch Tour. Huddle next to our multinational hearths and take solace in knowing your lives are safe in the clutches of the Bloodsucking Skateboard Company and its agents...

No Use For A Name - Justified Black Eye

No Use For A Name - Justified Black Eye Lyrics

She was confused and abused in this life
emotional and violent moments seemed to take the longest time
every single knockout dragout fight they ever had.
apologies and dignity denied

he starts to laugh
he starts to lie with suddenly psychotic eyes.
every night she cried herself to sleep
she didn't recognize her own face in the mirror
black & blue,
so afraid intimidation like a child she hides away
he would always try to justify what wasn't true

justified black eye

taken for granted she sleeps by the phone
waiting for a call from him
but it seems he's never coming home,
14 beers later he is there without an answer
once again she questions his lies he goes to bed with no reply
tomorrow morning different story and he'll be a different guy,
he'll justify her black eye with another lie.

she packs her bags in great temptation
he's on his knees again he cries a hug & a kiss and a don't knowwhy
as a tear drops from her swollen eye
apologies until tonight and another justified black eye

Almost good times @Hollywood Park

Almost good times @Hollywood Park from Almost Skateboards on Vimeo.

Daewon, Haslam, Cooper and Almost homies messing around at Hollywood Park Ca.

Andy Irons - The Autopsy Report

Australia Surfing Life Mag has obtained a full copy of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s autopsy report on Andy Irons’s death. The report makes it clear why Tarrant County’s medical examiners included “acute mixed drug ingestion” as a secondary cause of death.

This finding was disputed by a forensic pathologist, Dr Vincent Di Maio, who reviewed the autopsy report on behalf of the Irons family prior to its official release.

Chief Medical Examiner Nizam Peerwani picked out cocaine and methadone as two drugs with the potential to affect the heart’s function. Both were found in AI’s system, along with traces of methamphetamine and two different sedative drugs, generic versions of Xanax and Ambien. Both the latter are commonly available in the USA via prescription.

According to ME Peerwani, methadone use can result in serious heart arrhythmia, which can degenerate into ventricular fibrillation. As well, he wrote: “It is well established that cocaine has cardiotoxic effects. Acute doses of cocaine suppress myocardial contractility, reduce coronary calibre (vasospasm) thereby reducing coronary bloodflow, induce electrical abnormalities in the heart, and increase heart rate and blood pressure. These effects will decrease myocardial oxygen supply in the face of increasing demands due to rise in heart rate and blood pressure thereby inducing myocardial ischemia and/or infarction.”

Primary and underlying cause of death remained AI’s hidden heart disease, a 70-80% blockage of the descending coronary artery, one of the heart muscle’s main blood suppliers.

No signs of dengue fever, nor of the flu AI was said to have been suffering in Puerto Rico, were found by the examiners.

The report was under an injunction and was not due to be released until June 20. However, Tarrant Country Assistant District Ashley Fourt said the injunction had been relaxed “upon consent of the deceased’s family”.