EU
GET A VOLCOM BEANIE WITH ANY MEN OR WOMEN JACKET ORDER*
Shop men's Jackets | Shop women's Jackets

Keeping Chile Stoned!

Check out the amazing photos from Chile in this TW Snow article that the Mr. Plant crew dropped just upon their return. Chile is truly a sideways paradise.

 

Photos: Andrew Miller
Words & Captions: Bryan Iguchi, Pat Moore, Jake Price & Andrew Miller

Chile is by far one of my most favorite places in the world.  I don’t know if it’s my family heritage, or the local hospitality, delicious food or unworldly landscapes of the Andes, it always feels right…. like I’m at home or something.  We knew going into the trip that the conditions where going to be tricky. The reality set in when we arrived to a higher dirt ratio then snow, on top of some of biggest human triggered avalanches our guide Clark Fyans had ever seen in the region.  I give tons of credit to the whole crew for staying positive and keeping the good times and escudo rolling.  As Curtis said best, “If it has nipples you can milk it” and that’s just what we did. You know you had an awesome trip when you come back with just as many skate and surf images as snow.  – Andrew Miller

Team huddle. We were lucky enough to have Clark Fyanns & Jesse Weeks as our guides making sure we knew exactly what we were dealing with.

Team huddle. We were lucky enough to have Clark Fyans & Jesse Weeks as our guides making sure we knew exactly what we were dealing with. PHOTO: Andrew Miller

“Foreign feelings…
I had a really hard time getting my stance dialed in… My snowboard is feeling as foreign as the language on the menu as we place our food order at the slope side restaurant. I’ve changed my stance at least once a day trying to make it feel right. I don’t speak Spanish… as a matter of fact no one in our group does as Jake, Pat and Curtis continue to receive bowls of mussels and shellfish. They thought they ordered noodles? lost in translation… Snowboarding in August.
A mighty range rises out of the dessert. The Andes mountains vast alpine terrain tower above the city. Accessed by eucalyptus lined valleys and endless switchbacks wrapping around cactus thousands of feet into the sky. Open one way on weekends up and down the narrow winding roads as the curves allow only one car at a time. Family weekend slope side BBQ sledding, local snow culture, kids and good times…
It feels like Southern California meets Alaska an amazingly powerful combination.
A thin snow pack with a deep slab instability, we had to pick lines carefully to avoid hitting rocks and triggering Avalanches… we needed to show restraint and ride with caution, it was tough to make things happen but some how it all came together…
Riding mountains, mini ramps, concrete bowls and waves… High altitude mini ramp skating, 10,000ft at Valle Nevado. Concrete mongrel chasing in Santiago finding family filled skateparks with harsh transition, tears were shed. Colorful houses and smiling people under the grey coastal skies, cold water, black sand beaches and left hand point breaks. What’s lost in translation is found in boarding. Leaving with stitches, bruises, and content after a good old fashion shred trip. ” – Bryan Iguchi

“ I LOVE CHILE!!!!!!!” – Curtis Ciszek

Pat Moore, Chile, Volcom

Due the high elevation and tight toe–ins the heli had to be as lite as possible. Pat got the whole backseat to himself… what a lucky dude. PHOTO: Andrew Miller

“Chile is such a sick place, you can literally shred pow, surf good waves, and skate good parks in the same day. Although we didn’t get the epic conditions we were hoping for on the mountain we were still “frothing” as the kids say. Snowboarding all day, rushing back to change so we could skate each night, and when we saw the snow wasn’t getting better we booked it straight for the coast to get in the water… Buckets brah! I had a great time getting stuck on the inside watching Guch and Curtis rip, although I was disappointed Curt dog did not attempt the Mctwist I requested… pussy. At the end of the day you send our crew anywhere and we’re going to have fun, but Chile really made this trip what it was. What a sick opportunity to see a country truly built to shred, to meet locals so accommodating and real, they treat you as their own, and to do it with this group of buzzards so down for anything, it was a trip for the books!” - Pat Moore

16_volcom_chile_andrewmiller-

Jake Price making magic hanging out of the heli, the master mind behind the new Volcom movie, Mr. Plant. PHOTO: Andrew Miller

“Ah, Summer, glistening of the sun, the beach, barking trucks, babes in bikinis, waves, & powder. Yes, you heard me right.  pow.  To make this dream possibility a reality, you have to jet down to the Southern Hemisphere. Arriving in Santiago with the best crew of triple threats I can think of.  Everyone had the necessities for all true to this activities, snowboarding, surfing, & skating.

Upon hearing from multiple contacts that there was no snow, we knew if we just showed up, we could make something happen and at the very least have the best time ever finishing up our film Mr. Plant.  This crew is down for anything and getting lost is encouraged.

After a few days ripping dirty snow, waking up the knees at Valle Nevado, we jumped in the Heli with master guide Clark Fyans. Clark got us to the right spot & everyone made the magic happen.  Filming from the Heli is unlike anything else in this field. Hanging with your feet out the side door while the pilot is whipping around the sharp ridges & cold air.  Looking through the viewfinder capturing the ridiculous action the snowboarders are bravely throwing on the line, we got gold. The plant is flowering.

From the mountains to navigating the foreign landscape through Santiago. We skated our way to Punta de Lobos on the Chilean Coastline.  I’d highly recommend doing a google image search for this wave. It’s considered the most consistent & longest left point break in South America.  Bryan Iguchi the only goofy footer of the group looked as though he was on a treadmill of waves.  He hit the start button and flew top to bottom for some rides that had to last at least a solid minute.  The outside sets kept us on our toes & everyone had a blast.  Even Pat the least experienced surfer grabbed rail and got tubed on his banana soft top.

When traveling, try to be open to whatever wrench is thrown into your spokes.  Listening to your gut & getting off course sets you up for some of the best times and memories of your life.  With the few days we had good snow, it opened up possibilities for some of the best reasons why we do what we do. Get barreled in the circumstances.”  – JAKE PRICE

Recent News + Video

Skate
Take a ride in the brewster coach jacket
This season Volcom Womens is celebrating individuality and embracing a rebellious new wave that defies categorization with gender fluid styling. The rise of skate culture inspires a sporty relaxed collection that is infused with both feminine and urban elements. The coach jacket is emerging as the must have outerwear piece for womenswear. As a true expression of gender fluid styling the simple silhouette that is often coveted by our girl from the mens line has a truly skate inspired vibe. With our rock n roll Volcom Stone chest and back print we’re keeping it fresh and loyal to our DNA by combining skate culture and music to inspire us. The Brewster Coach jacket has been selected by the coolest Girls skate crew , riders and influencers across Europe this Fall. Check out footage of the girls rocking the Brewster Coach Jacket. @teenslut_girlgang @diegoreindel, @halluci_nation, @bella.heartbreak @Maudlecar and @xococoho  @Girlsshred @per_dita_,  @613charlotte,  @rooszwettie, @indy.pendent, @liswitvis @anudpijn,  @zusterzoos, @dideverkerk @sannevanlinder,  @tessal86,  @pascalleskate,  @imkeleerink @Heckmecks with @laura_kaczmarek,  @alitje, @bottrop, @loui_koe @Julia_pereira_snowboard Credit Photos: @claudia_ldr,  With: @dori_kty, @luciedulaurens, @lucie_curutchet @Chloe_sillieres     @Leilaafghan, @brianaking_ @Georgiamayjagger
Snow
CrossPollution
A high voltage shred flick. Low sleep, high energy, snowboarding, skateboarding, loud, fast, fun, free. Featuring: Benny Milam, Reid Smith, Dylan Alito, Arthur Longo, Pat Moore, Curtis Ciszek, Torgeir Bergrem, Cody Warble, CJ Collins, Collin Provost, Scott Blum, Axel Cruyberghs, Mike Rav, Noa Deane & more
Events
Take a sip of champagne for the new stonerowXGMJ collection with Volcom womens
Volcom Womens celebrated the Stone Row x Georgia May Jagger collab in Toulouse at Grungemama shop last Thursday. Nail bar on the colors of the collection, some Champagne, petits fours and of course some goodies ! Everything was gathered for a pleasant shopping moment with yours friends. Merci Nathalie for the warm welcome in your beautiful shop and thanks everyone for coming ! XX babe @anouck vila and friends Petits fours and champagne waiting for you StonerowXGeorgiamayjagger collection Nathalie Papaix, owner  @ Grungemama and Melanie, Volcom sales Rep Nail customizing  by  @cynthia fournier institut ( CYNAIL) girls enjoying the evening shopping session looking cute and ready for winter snow queen @anouck vila @janesneakpeak representing !
Product
Volcom Skate Team’s Favorite Pieces from the Holiday 2017 Collection
Abandoned pools, rent-a-cops, real cops and more fences than we ever cared to deal with! For the release of our Holiday 2017 Collection, we grabbed a few of our skate dudes and asked them to pick out their favorite pieces. CJ Collins, Dane Burman, Milton Martinez, and Alec Majerus each handpicked their go-tos and we headed off to some skate spots to film them in the gear. Dive in below to watch these mini edits and explore the Holiday '17 Collection. CJ COLLINS We met up with CJ and legendary Steve "Salba" Alba to check out a couple of Salba's secret backyard pools scattered throughout the inland empire. The first pool was small and steep, but CJ is so small that he had no problem putting down some difficult tricks. In the last pool we visited, there was a massive love seat that seemed daunting to say the least. Our anticipation would have been much higher, but with someone like CJ who can spring his way over almost anything, he had no trouble boosting a backside ollie over it. Salba joined in on the action and was seriously impressed with what he saw go down throughout the day. After the two exhausted themselves trying to master the deep end, the crew packed up and had a rewarding early dinner at none other than Chilis. Frickin Modern Chino CJ Collins, grom trash duty DANE BURMAN We picked up Dane at Black Box Distribution in San Diego (where he's currently living on the couch), and kicked around spots to check out. We were trying to film a trick a few weeks with him before the second Wanderlodge trip, and he got hurt, so this session was his first time back. The first spot we found was a gap to rail, but we got kicked out so we decided to come back later when the place was closed. We drove around for awhile and checked out more spots, but they were either too big or there was another obstacle in our way. Eventually, we made it to a school where there were a few solid handrails, but fences plagued the areas so we moved on. He hopped a fence and found these cool trees that he could ollie through, but thought the gap was too long. Luckily, there was a grate in front of one that he could prop up with a skateboard and launch off of. He attempted the tree ollie a few times, but came up short. He was motivated to conquer the trick, so he kept trying, again and again, and even with the tight squeeze between the branches, he ended up stomping the trick with ease just before we were to head off to another spot. Frickin Regular Chino Pants Dane Burman strategizing his tree ollie MILTON MARTINEZ Milton wanted to skate the first spot we found because he said he wanted to "go fast and fly." Alex, part of the Volcom crew, brought his Harley to tow him in to a huge gap jump, but we ended up having the cops called on us and Milton couldn't get the trick down before we got told to leave. Although, he did get a kickflip melon pretty quick while the cops were in route. That spot was fun, but illegal, so we went to another spot Milton could get towed in to by the Harley. The route to tow in at this new spot was narrow and not really enough room to completely stop, so he had to ride through the grass to make it work. Milton ollied off the bump all the way to the street in under an hour, and when we were filming all the b-roll stuff, Alex caught a patch of soft grass and crashed his motorcycle. Luckily, he wasn't hurt and his bike wasn't too busted, so we ended up fitting it in the back of the van and headed out. Kneon Nights T-shirt Milton Martinez taking a breather ALEC MAJERUS We rolled up on a spot w/ Alec, saw some huge stairs, and knew someone had to do it, and that someone was Alec. The photographer, Swainston, wasn't too familiar with Alec, so he wasn't expecting anything gnarly, but that's exactly what he got. When he realized Alec was going for an ally-oop backside flip over the stair rail, he knew he had to buckle down and be ready to nail the shot. Alec took some beatings, but kept a determined and motivated vibe alive. He nailed it, and so did Swanston. Frickin Modern Chino Pants Alec eyeing up a rail
Surf
High Surf Action Cut from OSMO THROMBO
Looking for a stripped down surf porn fix? We got you. Noa Deane, Ozzie Wright and Mitch Coleborn shred their brains out in this 10-minute-modified, condensed, cut-down, stipped, surf porn, whatever-you-want-to-call-it, all surf action version of Osmo Thrombo, the 25-minute tripped out surf adventure on a mysterious Indonesian island that quickly unravels into the most bizarre experience of their lives… and ultimately a mission to rescue Mitch. All storytelling scenes have been removed in this modified version for your instant surf-fix needs. But, if you've got the time, if you're in the mood for laughs, if you want to see why Noa is scared of rainbows, want to watch Ozzie have an outer-body experience, or see Mitch get abducted by a monstrous butterfly, then click here to watch Osmo Thrombo in its entire glory.
Snow
LONGO, HAAKONSEN AND FRIENDS IN OLIVIER GITTLER’S INTROSPECTION
OLIVIER IS A MAN OF MANY TALENTS. AT RIDING HIS SNOWBOARD, FILMING, EDITING, MAKING MUSIC, OR CELEBRATING LIFE, HE CONSTANTLY EXCELS. Oh, Oli's also the reigning Quarter Pipe World Champion, although he'll never admit to it. It’s no secret that a 30-second Instagram clip is usually a condensed version of a week-long trip around the world to document a specific goal. Whether it's a trick for a video part, a photo for the mags, field testing product, or any other reason to chase a winter storm. But, what about all the shenanigans in between? From airplanes to rental cars, hotel rooms to summits, and everything in between, sometimes the moments that define these trips are caught in-between takes. Volcom ambassador Olivier Gittler, with his strong appreciation for behind-the-scenes footage, put together this unique look at a season untold with Arthur Longo, Terje Haakonsen and friends.  "IT’S WHAT WE LOVE TO DO. ALL THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN WE TRAVEL FOR SNOWBOARDING. THE SPONTANEOUS PART OF TRAVELING AROUND THAT NO ONE ELSE SEES." – OLIVIER GITTLER Oli double exposure photo by Adailton Oli Mike and Jeff shot by Vernon Deck Oli Mike and Jeff shot by Vernon Deck music recording setup iphone Oli and Arthur iphone Oli close up shot by Arthur Oli forest iphone Oli Mt Blanc iphone Oli photo by Adailton Oli setup iphone Oli shot by Longo - Crater Lake Super 8 Paulina Lake iphone