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Sea Legs – Brock Crouch and Quinn Bruce

After a recent trip to Perisher with the Volcom international snow team, U.S. snowboarder Brock Crouch wasn't one to waste a trip to Australia. Brock spent a week up on the Gold Coast with Quinn Bruce to tear through some warmer weather. The kids got it on land and water!

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Week 18: Fatal Jamz "Heavenly Choir" | Volcom Cyber Singles Club
Burger Records x Volcom present Cyber Singles Club, features music from the newest breed of Burger Records stars in the making, recorded exclusively at Volcom Studio, and will be released for free download & streaming every Monday for 20 weeks beginning April 17th. Week 18: Fatal Jamz - "Heavenly Choir"   Grab the free download Fatal Jamz formed during a busy summer for singer Marion Belle. "I formed the project in 2013 in the middle of recording a record with Dan Horne (The Lilys + Beachwood Sparks) and a bunch of my favorite L.A. players," he says. "I had a group going at the time called Bowery Beasts and this record we were recording was going to be our second full length. It came out as something very different and it went from there into Fatal Jamz." The newly christened Fatal Jamz received some positive attention early on with a single. "I started producing singles with my friend Nic and we dropped 'Rookie' on the bandcamp and it immediately got a lot of love online," recounts Marion. "From that one song we got asked to tour with Sky Ferreira and Smith Westerns." Burger Records and Gnar Tapes released the debut Fatal Jamz album, Vol. 1 in 2013. "I met Sean and Lee initially through my friends at Gnar and The Memories," recalled Marion. "They have been very supportive, setting up shows and DJ nights. They are really the first people to give the music a platform which I've always appreciated. It's been easy and cool to be apart of what Burger's been doing, which is obviously historic." "Heavenly Choir" is the first new Fatal Jamz song since releasing Coverboy in 2016 on Lollipop Records. If you are picking up a dark romantic vibe, you aren't misled. "In my songs I'm the lord of the dark garden of dreams," explains Marion. "I live for romance and the danger of love." "Heavenly Choir" may in fact signal the direction for future Fatal Jamz. "I wanted to write something very blood, red and gothic," says Marion. "It ended up being a new kind of anthem for us and maybe unlocking a new direction for the next record." Catch up on previous week's releases: Week 1: The Side Eyes "Cat Call" Week 2: The High Curbs "Empty Bottles" Week 3: VAJJ "Honey Pie" Week 4: Wyatt Blair "Pop Your Heart Out" Week 5: The Flytraps "Female of the Species" Week 6: Hammered Satin "Upward Spiral" Week 7: Death Valley Girls "Born Again and Again" Week 8: Vision "Light" Week 9: Meow Twins "Ratchet Witch" Week 10: White Night "Dirty Water" Week 11: Cowgirl Clue "Utopia" Week 12: Flying Hair "Tantrum" Week 13: Dabble "Free Time" Week 14: Distractor "Six Foot Moon" Week 15: Easy Love "The Echo" Week 16: RØBBER "Monster in the Cabinet" Week 17: Part Time "Que Vida"
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Week 17: Part Time "Que Vida" | Volcom Cyber Singles Club
Burger Records x Volcom present Cyber Singles Club, features music from the newest breed of Burger Records stars in the making, recorded exclusively at Volcom Studio, and will be released for free download & streaming every Monday for 20 weeks beginning April 17th. Week 17: Part Time - "Que Vida"   Grab the free download Part Time was created by the band's mastermind, David Speck, in 2009. Already a veteran of bands in Austin and Oakland, David explains that Part Time was formed "simply by the grace of its substance." Since then, Part Time has released a string of full-length albums on several different labels starting with the 2009 self-titled release on Voice Academy Records, followed by two albums for Mexican Summer, What Would You Say? and PDA. They made their Burger Records debut in 2014 with Late Night with David Loca followed by Return To Cherry on Mother of Pearl. The last Part Time album, Virgos Maze, was released by Burger in 2015. "Burger Records is great," says David. "They believe in artists' dreams, which in turn realizes their own." Over the years, Part Time has seen several lineup changes. The "Regular Part Time Joes," as David describes it, "these days include: guitarist and keyboardist Billy Trujillo, bass barbarian Tony Leal, and our dear friend, the original atomic blonde on vocals, Kristin Caballero." Together, this group brings us a unique take on a '60s classic. As David puts it, "simply a silly punky / new wave cover of a song by Arthur Lee's 'Love' off of the Da Capo album."" Catch up on previous week's releases: Week 1: The Side Eyes "Cat Call" Week 2: The High Curbs "Empty Bottles" Week 3: VAJJ "Honey Pie" Week 4: Wyatt Blair "Pop Your Heart Out" Week 5: The Flytraps "Female of the Species" Week 6: Hammered Satin "Upward Spiral" Week 7: Death Valley Girls "Born Again and Again" Week 8: Vision "Light" Week 9: Meow Twins "Ratchet Witch" Week 10: White Night "Dirty Water" Week 11: Cowgirl Clue "Utopia" Week 12: Flying Hair "Tantrum" Week 13: Dabble "Free Time" Week 14: Distractor "Six Foot Moon" Week 15: Easy Love "The Echo" Week 16: RØBBER "Monster in the Cabinet"
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Post Heat Interviews – Day 2 US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach
The US Open of Surfing has landed in Huntington Beach, CA, and the waves are firing! The Volcom crew, including Team Manager and Coach, Matt "Bemmy" Bemrose, has been down on the beach every day watching our team riders surf their way through heats and rooting them on from the stands. Yesterday, we sat down with Bemmy to get some insight on what it takes to work with some of the world's top female surfers, differences between coaching women's surfing vs. men's surfing, and more. With Maud Le Car's big win yesterday against 6x World Champ, Stephanie Gilmore, and Coco Ho advancing to the quarterfinals (beating current World Champ, Tyler Wright), it's safe say Bemmy's on a good roll! How long have you been with Volcom I started surfing for Volcom when I was 17, then started working for Volcom full-time at 28. I’m 39 now, so about 23 years haha! When did you start working with Coco Ho and Maud Le Car? The first trip I did with Coco was in 2007 to Fiji. I wasn’t working directly with her then, but earmarked her as a future star. Actually, working directly with Coco, that began in 2012. Working with Maud has been on and off over the last two years, but if I get an opportunity to work with her at an event I’m all over it. Maud, Bemmy, and Coco celebrating after Maud's huge win over Steph Gilmore. Who was the first female surfer to ever impress you? Lisa Anderson. She really brought style into women's surfing. Is there a different approach you take when working with female surfers? A little more attention to detail. Things like: where to paddle out, setting lineups, holding priority, etc. More technical things, but women's surfing has come a long way and I've been really impressed with how Coco and Maud have handled the pressure of competition in and out of the water. Coco Ho How do you recognize a potential star athlete and what are some signs of a true competitor? A never-give-up attitude is the biggest telltale sign. Also, a true competitor shows signs of composure under pressure at an early age. Coco Ho mentally preparing before her heat. Outside competition, what are some signs of true surf talent vs. what can be taught in the water? A willingness to think outside the box and apply new maneuvers to your repertoire in a short amount of time shows true surf talent. How much of your job is life coach vs. surf coach? 50/50 for sure. Probably more life coach though haha! Maud Le Car greeted by boyfriend, Joan Duru, after her win against Steph. The US Open is a mad house full of people, competitors, fans, and brands to name a few. What can an event like this do for an up-and-coming surfer? Compete well and it can make you. For Maud, I guarantee this heat win against Steph Gilmore is the biggest confidence boost she’s ever had. With confidence comes self-belief. That’s all someone needs to take their surfing to the next level. Coco Ho has made her name on the scene and has done well at the US Open in past years, and she's just getting fired up! Maud Le Car qualified for this event through the trials, only to take out 6x World Champ Steph Gilmore in her Round 2 heat. How does that happen? What does it take, and do you think she'll be taking down bigger names in the future? What Maud just accomplished was outstanding. Beating one of the best female surfers ever in a CT event as a wildcard is hard to describe. It’s totally amazing in saying that Maud had the ability and firepower to beat Steph. We spoke all day long before her heat and worked out a tight heat strategy. We had Maud focus on her strengths with the mindset that any heat would be hers to win. When she matched up with Steph, it was business as usual. We spoke about controlling the heat from the start and sticking to her game plan, and that's exactly what she did. This win is life-changing and now Maud knows she has what it takes to mix it with the very best in the world. Coco Ho after her win this morning against current World Champ, Tyler Wright. All smiles!
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Maud Le Car Defeats Stephanie Gilmore at Vans US Open of Surfing
Bonjour world! Our French surfer, Maud Le Car, just defeated six-time world champ, Stephanie Gilmore, in their Round Two heat at the Vans US Open of Surfing! To say we were excited is an understatement. Surfing in the contest as a wildcard, Maud has got us and the rest of surf world on the edge of our seats waiting to see what happens next! Stream Maud's heat in Round Three tomorrow at 7:30am PDT where she’ll compete against fellow French surfer Johanne Defay and Australia’s Nikki Van Dijk.   No words can't describe what I am feeling right now! I am living for moment like that can't believe that just happened won the trial this morning and freaking excited to compete in my first world tour event ever in the #vansusopen tomorrow. More than happy to share the stoke with you @joanduru and thank you for your support,help and love. Thank you so much for the privilege @vanssurf @vans_europe @vans @jimmicane A post shared by Maud Le Car (@maudlecar) on Jul 31, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT
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Kelly Slater, nearly 4 decades of putting ThisFirst
Insecurity, sobriety, the feeling of filling a void in one's heart, are universal themes that have just as great of a potential to be destructive as they do to be the motivating factor in success. Sharing what drove him at a young age and what still drives him today, Kelly opens up about his family, relationships and how he stays focused on winning. As both the youngest and oldest surfer to ever win a world title, Kelly Slater's career successes stack up against the greatest in any sport; as an 11-time world champion, Kelly is one of the winningest athletes in history, more than Tiger Woods, more than Wayne Gretzky, more than Muhammad Ali. This rare glimpse into the psyche of the sport of surfing's most enduring competitor and innovator can be appreciated by anyone, surfer or not.
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No Punching the Time Clock Here, We Got Updates from the #ThisFirst New Hires
Following the news that they were selected as a #ThisFirst new hire, our winners have wasted no time seizing the opportunity to put their passion first. Kicking things off here in Europe, Àngel Pérez in Spain revealed that he will begin production on Horchata Perez Ortega - The Movie, a musical that will continue his Horchata… franchise. Having already composed the first song and casted an actress for the film, Angel will continue to document his creation process over the coming weeks as he completes the film's first song. El rodaje de la horchata va en serio. Ya hemos rodado dos escenas, queda un largo camino por delante pero mucha ilusión y muchos cameos. Tú puedes ser uno de ellos! Con @gemmaperez95 #truetothis #thisfirst #volcom A post shared by Àngel - APODOTS (@apo_fx) on Jul 28, 2017 at 11:08am PDT   "I feel very excited because this time I'll be able to spend time on my own project and not other's projects. I've been told many times: You can spend time fulfilling your dreams or you can waste time fulfilling other's dreams"   Grabando otra escena de la película de la horchata con @adrinstgonzalez y @gemmaperez95 para el premio de Volcom #thisfirst #truetothis #volcom A post shared by Àngel - APODOTS (@apo_fx) on Aug 1, 2017 at 10:40am PDT     In the U.K. Joanna Painter has begun a new large format charcoal piece that captures the beauty of her local break, Holywell Bay in Cornwall, and combines her passions of art and ocean conservation. Re-upped with a load of new supplies she’s been creating time-lapses that document her progress on the new piece which will end up taking well over 100 hours to complete. Stocking up for the next 6 weeks . . . #pastel #drawing #art #landscape #seascape #artist #contemporaryart #unisoncolour #surf #waves #charcoal #artwork #studio #sea #surf #volcom #thisfirst #truetothis #irrationalpursuit #artistsoninstagram #wip #blankcanvas A post shared by Jo Painter (@joannapainter) on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:42pm PDT     Already on his bicycle journey from Munich, Germany to the Atlantic coast through France and down to Spain, when he was notified that he was selected as a #ThisFirst new hire, Steffen Türmer has been riding, camping and documenting his adventure one roll of 35mm film at a time. I'm currently riding my bike from Munich to the Atlantic coast of France and then down to Spain. Huge thanks to @VOLCOM #THISFIRST for making this trip possible. I'm beyond stoked for the month to come. The last days I rode through the beautiful hills of the Limousin and in a few the days I should reach the coast. #TrueToThis A post shared by Steffen Türmer (@s.tuermer) on Jul 19, 2017 at 7:53am PDT     With just over two months until she will travel to compete Obstacle Course Racing championships in Canada this October, Anaïs Chausse has been hard at work training with the Tr1be OCR Team out of France and preparing for Tr1be's first online fit challenge. She also might have gone to Disneyland :) Sagement et en silence l'entraînement pour le Canada continue. L'impatience du départ s'installe !!! #tr1beocrteam #volcom #thisfirst #truetothis #tr1be #canada #spartan #spartanwomen #werise #bestteamever #fields A post shared by Anaïs (@anaischausse) on Aug 2, 2017 at 11:27am PDT     Over in the U.S., our five new hires after spending a couple days in Orange County and visiting the Volcom HQ in Costa Mesa are back home making things happen. Twenty one year old Tim Briggs, a third year student at Northeastern is making perpetrations to head to La Paz, Mexico where he will study the effects that plastic and fishing nets are having on the California Sea Lion population. A California Sea Lion entangled in fishing line at Santa Cruz pier. This sea lion is young and the line will continue to tighten as the sea lion grows unless the line is cut. This is one of my preliminary shots for @volcom #thisfirst If you see an entangled animal, call your local marine mammal rescue team. I'm going to be focusing on plastic pollution and the impacts of fishing, namely overfishing and entanglement. I'm at the airport right now on my way to La Paz, Mexico, where I'll be covering overfishing for Environmental Defense Fund and doing some dives with Volcom. Stay tuned. #sealion #plasticpollution #entanglement #ghostfishing #santacruz #volcom #thisfirst #lapaz #edf A post shared by Tim Briggs (@timbriggsphoto) on Aug 1, 2017 at 10:37am PDT     Immediately after returning from California, Houston's Brandon Clements along with his co-host Julian Lara drove to San Marcos, TX to cover Float Fest for their Dead Dialect podcast where they interviewed Cage The Elephant and Moon Taxi.     Norcal's Robert Wall arrived in Costa Mesa later than the rest of the U.S. hires, he was returning from a Colorado trip where he took 1st place in the largest freestyle cliff jumping event organized to-date in the United States. Robert's working alongside his wider group of jumpers to organize and legitimize the sport of cliff jumping. Last week we hosted the largest freestyle cliff jumping competition in the United States. . Over a hundred spectators and 20 of The best cliff jumpers and cliff divers in the country came out representing 12 different states to compete with a panel of 5 judges with backgrounds in cliff jumping/cliff diving as well as some with ski/snowboard backgrounds. . The result was something brand new and incredible. Congrats to 1st place @robert.wall and runners up @faayeded and @jakeofalltrades808 thanks to @14erbrewing @belongdesigns @outdoworldwide @flylowgear @healthyskoop this event was a huge success and I can't wait to plan the next competition. #coloradocliffcruise2017 #extremevertigo #ccc17 A post shared by Extreme Vertigo (@exvert) on Jul 24, 2017 at 4:20pm PDT My winning dives from the Colorado cliff cruise competition! Congrats to @faayeded and @jakeofalltrades808 for placing 2nd and 3rd the whole idea was to progress our skills in a friendly competitive environment. Huge shoutout to @travissims @14erbrewing @exvert and everyone else who helped put this together and judged the event! @Hopeisdopee . . . . . . #cliffjumping #cliffdiving #coloradocliffcruise2017 #ccc2017 #clifflife #adventure #adrenaline #exursionalways #hoagiexpringle #outdoors #hiking #outdoors #volcom #thisfirst #truetothis A post shared by Robert Wall (@robert.wall) on Jul 24, 2017 at 12:06pm PDT     Canarus Leon upon returning home to Houston jumped right back into regular Tuesday and Sunday night practices and hit the once a month battle night called Monster night. Constantly practicing with his crews, RAD and MZK, Canarus has his eyes set on Freestyle Championships in a Los Angeles this fall.     And Sara Becker headed back to Philadelphia only to then turn right around to visit Michigan with her family where she and her mother, who she is very close with, wrestled with opening up publicly about their family's struggles with mental illness. Once back in Philadelphia Sara's been working securing membership to a print shop and getting reacquainted with the city since moving back from South Carolina. Huge thank you to @jenkletooth for showing me around one of Philly's many bandos... I'm officially addicted! That's one of his characters on the bottom! #philly #philadelphiastreetart #wheatpaste #jenkletooth #sarabeckerisrad #phillystreetart #truetothis #thisfirst A post shared by Sara Becker (@sarabeckerisrad) on Jul 31, 2017 at 8:06pm PDT     Down in Peru, Carolina Paz traveled to the Carapongo Valley in Chosica, which is about two hours from Lima, where she is a creating a workshop for high school students that focuses on the empowerment of girls. Called "Poder Está Dentro de Mí" (I Have The Power in Me) and working in groups and in one-on-ones, the workshop will use creativity, art and imagination to develop the girls’ confidence, trust, love, self esteem of themselves, all through the lens of super heroines.     Chile's Simón Sepúlveda is working to bring to light the issues of immigration currently occurring in Chile. Of special interest to Simon is the plight of the Haitian migrants who are in search of a better life as they flee from their ravaged country. Only in the recent years has Chile and it's citizens have had to begin to consider immigration and without a comprehensive immigration policy in place, those migrating to the country are facing discrimination and labour abuse.     Having received his visa, Costa Rica's Fabian Ruiz, better known as Chama, is in the planning stages of a U.S. tour this fall. He's also in the process of building a new skate slide guitar and augmenting his one-man-band set up in preparation for stateside debut. Finally VISA ready planning the first USA tour, dont know where to start, any suggestions?? #trumpapproved #thanksobama #ronaldmcdonald #blessed A post shared by Fabian (@chamaride) on Jul 31, 2017 at 9:31am PDT     Across the Pacific in Japan, besides jumping behind the kit with the Michael Kaneko band at Fuji Rock Festival, Atsushi Miki has been lugging his Wadaiko out to various spots in natural and man-made spots to inspire new recordings. 滝 - WATERFALL - . Special Thanks KB & U @yukinorikbinoue @amaga_u . @Volcom @VolcomJapan . #Volcom #ThisFirst #TrueToThis #AtsushiMiki #御木惇史 #JP #Japan #GrandPrix #Drummer #Percussion #Wadaiko #Taiko #Sound #Spirit #drums #photo #photography #film #fashion #art #artist #snowboard #skateboard #surf #artwork #GP #session #groove #beat #waterfall A post shared by 御木惇史 / ATSUSHI MIKI (@atsushi_seizo) on Jul 26, 2017 at 4:33am PDT     And over in Taiwan, Chen Yu Ching, recently completed a backpacking trip in her home country of Taiwan in preparation for her upcoming volunteer trip to India. Feeling the need to continue to challenge herself, Chen wanted to try backpacking as a means to help build up her strength both mentally and physically. I'm living my dream in real!!! This is my first backpacking journey in my country, Taiwan. Before volunteering in India, I need to challenge myself to experience sth that I never did before!!朝夢想邁進!台灣背包客~#truetothis#thisfirst#volcom#backpacking#journey#challenge#livingdreams #2017#summer#godisgood#day1#taiwan#india#volunteer#goal#liveinaction#s4s#第二人生#youmatter A post shared by JochebedQ (@joch__19y) on Jul 24, 2017 at 4:09am PDT     Finally in Australia, Tylah Kerr is hard at work setting up a show in Melbourne. She's already confirmed the venue, The Gasometer Hotel, and locked in the first band, Vacations, from Newcastle. Tying in a give back, Tylah's show will help benefit the charity Make Life Skate Life, a non-profit organization creating community skateparks around the world, a cause that resonates with her dating back to a trip she took to Nepal when she was 16 years old.