Cool Companies Episode 1: Captain Fin

‘The first episode of Cool Companies explores the inner-workings of Captain Fin. Captain Fin started in a garage is Oceanside, California, by Mitch Abshire, focused on “designing unique surfboard fins that feature performance based templates and art designed by the most talented of surfers and artists.” Now out of the garage and in to an 8,000 square foot warehouse (but still in Oceanside), Captain Fin has expanded in to making wetsuits, clothing, as well as a few awesome collaboration projects including a Captain Fin X Vans Shoe line.’

Lightning Bolt Fall/Winter 2014

Here is a look at the latest for the fall/winter 2014 season from classic surfboard and apparel brand Lightning Bolt. What to do when your a warm weather/water surf brand and you need to release a FW collection? Well you add some knit sweaters and flannels to the regular array of great graphic tees, hoodies, shirts and shorts, grab some bros and babes and hit the beach!

Desillusion Presents – IN SEARCH OF DEAN PETTY

‘No place like home. After giving up on the ‘Californian Dream’, Dean Petty returned east to the tight-knit scene of Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, a place he grew to love growing up. Desillusion Magazine presents ‘In Search of Dean Petty’, an exclusive short film by wild photographer Kealan Shilling. Shot entirely on Kodak Tri-X Super 8.’

As a Scotian boy who became a west coaster, I need to get back to my birthplace for a session someday soon – beautiful short by Desillusion.

Nixon + Desillusion: HOTEL NOWHERE – KAMTCHATKA

‘Each year, Nixon organise one of the wildest and remote surf contests on the planet. Ten of the best European surfers are invited to an unknown surf destination, to battle against their own fears & human limits without the pressures of the public or the press. An unexpected quest, one where the only enemy is yourself and your best ally is nature, in its rawest, purest form. In June 2014, the wild terrain of Kamchatka, Russia, was chosen to host this uncommon event.’