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Volcom Took over Hotel Steyne for a Week of Madness!

Last week Volcom was thrilled to take over Hotel Steyne in Manly, New South Wales, Australia for Riders Week, a week full of art, music, skating, parties, giveaways, movie premieres, team signings, and more! Thousands of people cruised through all week to catch live paintings from artists such as Anthony Lister, Gemma O'Brien, and Ozzie Wright, jam to some rad tunes from Ozzie, Noa Deane's band Blister, Andrew Doheny's band Power Lunch, Bleeding Knees Club, and others, and catch a glimpse of some mini-ramp skating from dudes like Pedro Barros, Jackson Pilz, Grant Taylor, Dane Burman, and CJ Collins. But that's not all. This seven day event had much more to witness, and we've got it all for your below.

Gemma O'Brien timelapse @ Hotel Steyne...

Anthony Lister took to the wall to spray paint an eagle...

All photos by Andrew Christie (unless otherwise noted)

NIGHT 1 - Monday, February 27


Monday was the launch of the Volcom X Hotel Steyne Riders Week, and we kicked things off immediately with one of Australia's beloved characters, Ozzie Wright showing off his skills with the spray cans. He was posted up above the courtyard spray painting a live mural on a row boat for the keen crowd to enjoy. The pool room was emptied for the crazy-talented Gemma O'Brien to work her magic, painting a huge mural which wrapped around the walls of the room. The skate ramp was set up and a couple of our team riders: Dane Burman, Jackson Pilz and Shane Azar, shredded for an hour to a beer-thirsty crowd. Our nightly trivia, hosted by MC Azar, ignited where we saw some super frothed groms and adults walk away with some insane gear, which helped fuel those stoke levels.

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Hotel Steyne was the place to be all week long! Jamie Browne Volcom tee pictured.

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Mitch Coleborn, Andrew "Droid" Doheny, Ozzie Wright, and Noa Deane watching the skate team on the mini ramp.

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Gemma O'Brien working on the mural she created in the pool room.

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Mitch and Ozzie, some good 'ol fashion hang time!

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Miguel Tudela (left), Noa Deane (middle), Ozzie Wright (right).

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Ozzie painted the Surf Boat on the roof!

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Part of the crew from Ozzie's perspective while he was up there painting.

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Torpedo-lookin' boat + Noa Deane's surfboard on display.

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Noa hangin' with Volcom Skate Team riders Jackson Pilz + Reece Warren.

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Jackson on the mini.

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Dane Burman smith grinding the Volcom mini ramp at the Hotel Steyne.

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Jackson at it again.

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This ramp was a hot spot to be the entire week. Got super crowded, and wild, but managed to stay intact 'til the end. (We can't say the same for everyone who attended.)

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Mitch messing up Gemma's mural. JK, he lent a helping hand on the then-work-in-progress while she focused on the, let's say,  more important pieces. Yeah, let's go with that.

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Ozzie wanted to help, too, so he grabbed a brush and took to the wall.

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Once the night lights came on, the zombies awoke and things got weird. But, a good weird, of course.

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Gemma O'Brien, mural by day, mural by night!

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Getting there...

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Hotel Steyne was rad enough to Gemma do her magic, so here's her appreciation-piece, part of the entire mural.

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Gemma has a very distinct approach to her art. It's appreciated, and purposeful. Check out some of her tutorials HERE on calligraphy, typography, and more!

Night 2 - Tuesday, February 28


Tuesday saw Gemma O'Brien put the finishing touches on her mural in the pool room, while Anthony Lister busted out the spray cans to paint a live mural for the onlookers in the courtyard. We saw lots of dudes showing off their talents on the mini ramp, and team rider Dane Burman even jumped on the ramp to roll with them and no doubt make their day.

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Gemma continued her mural on Night 2 of the event.

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She studied the piece for a long time to make sure everything was to her liking.

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...is alive and well.

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It's crazy how you can start with a blank wall, use so much paint, make so much art, and leave the space looking like this. Gemma is a perfectionist, and it shows. Very fine lines and coordination between each segment.

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Anthony Lister painted a huge eagle in the middle of the hotel bar area. People were stoked to check it out and ask him tons of questions.

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A slight different approach to his art than Gemma, but nonetheless, equally as talented.

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The eagle and the Lister.

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Ozzie takin' a break from his project, hangin' with some of the boys.

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Volcom beer tap!

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The walls were plastered with some Volcom art from the ages!

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If you tell us you've never once said this in your early beer-drinkin' days, we'll tell you that's a lie.

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Groms were stoked to chat with Ozzie and Lister, and give it a go on the mini ramp.

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What do you think these dudes were talking about? Art? Skating? Sustainability initiatives? Probably the latter...

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Some of Newport Beach's finest made their way to Australia! Filmmaker Matt Tromberg and pro surfer Ford Archbold sharing some laughs (well, at least Ford is) with buddy Ozzie.

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Some onlookers at Lister's eagle.

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Done-zo.

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Creepers...

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Mitch loves this shirt.

 

Night 3 - Wednesday, March 1


The last couple of nights have been 6ft & offshore down at the pub! Wednesday night included the Boarders Skate store Mini Ramp Jam, Metal Neck 2 – The Bang Over movie premiere, followed by the Gold Coast garage rock band The Bleeding Knees Club, fronted by Alex Wall. Drinks were flowing, stories were shared, and everyone was shredding.

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Groms loaded up the ramp. Arm casts and all!

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Little buddy!

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Each night there was some trivia for rad prizes, and here is Volcom Australia's Shane Azar quizzing this grom in the foreground.

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Groms are always stoked on stickers! That, my friends, will never go out of style.

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The ramp was mini, but packed full of fun.

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The 'Best Trick Comp' at the pub went off! Dudes were trying all sorts of weird things, and in strange outfits. Keep scrolling...

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Crowd filled in, music turned up, and so did the competition!

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Mini ramp kickflip.

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This guy really set it off with dropping in from the second level.

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...and continuing his run to the mini.

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That's one way to ride a ramp!

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The Hotel Steyne filled up every night by sundown.

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Can't tell if he's jumping off the second level, or if this is just a high air. Either way, the landing isn't looking promising.

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Beers and whistles! Sounds like the name of a bar. Is it?

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Mini shredders on the mini ramp gettin' in some action.

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What in the bejesus.

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1 of 4

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2 of 4

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3 of 4

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4 of 4 - Yep, we all saw that comin'

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No one was using this table, right?

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No one got seriously injured on this ramp. Although this table may have been destroyed.

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Raffle winner of Droid's surfboard. Stoked!

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Metal Neck 2 movie screening at the Moonshine Bar.

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The crowd was packed in tight, and the kids were all right!

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Euro skate bros, and a Greyson Fletcher photo bomb!

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Volcom surf team rider Miguel Tudela (stripped tee) and part of his crew enjoying the night.

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Someone looks like they're getting chewed out! In all fun, though, right?

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Fair go for dogs?

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Droid, droiding.

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Droid hangin' with Greyson Fletcher and friends.

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Volcom's VP of Surf, Brad Dougherty, flew over from California to hang with all the boys!

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Just some happy girls having some Coronas. What's wrong with that?! Nothing!

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Endless Coronas were on tap.

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Miguel Tudela and... friends!

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Night 3 fun!

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Couple dudes.

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More dudes.

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Some groms getting rowdy to the band.

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The Bleeding Knees Club performed at the end of the night. This is frontman, Alex Wall.

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Alex Wall

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The Bleeding Knees Club

 

Night 4 - Thursday, March 2


Thursday night included the Surfing World Reelers short film competition awards, Volcom X Vans Pro Skate Team mini ramp demo (which unfortunately got rained out after the first hour, but we still ripped), and to end the night we had the band The Mammals and Flower Truck rock out in the Moonshine Bar!

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He's an innovator.

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The innovator and Mitch Coleborn.

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David Vlug testing the new beer cozies.

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Ozzie's finished boat alongside Volcom team rider boards that were up for grabs! Boards from left to right: Mitch Coleborn, Ozzie Wright, Noa Deane.

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Tons of hats and totes were printed on all week and given out to the eager guests.

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Aime Maisse loves the night vibes!

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Jackson Pilz throwing his board around during the Pro Demo.

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Young ripper Ethan Copeland helped rally the crowd.

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Straight up!

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It was a solid night of skating...

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...for most

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Night jams!

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The crowd got down to some epic tunes from some local artists.

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Volcom team rider CJ Collins is the demo KING! (photo: Anthony Mapstone)

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photo: Anthony Mapstone

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photo: Anthony Mapstone

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photo: Anthony Mapstone

 

Night 5 - Friday, March 3


Friday night was a little more mellow on the scale of the week, but nonetheless, still cranked out a good time. We had our daily trivia running with lots of prizes won and we saw the bands Los Tones supported by Jackie Brown Jnr. The night ended fairly early in order to get ready for the following night's end-of-week blowout with the heavy lineup (scroll down to see).

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Everyone loves promo girls.

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None other than legendary surfer Christian Fletcher showed up for a good time!

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This girl showing the boys how to dance and let loose!

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Some interesting moments happened. This was one of them.

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These boards were raffled off to a stoked crowd. Can you guess which one is Ozzie Wright's?!

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The setting was pleasant, the people were nice, and friends were made.

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The bands each night shifted the crowd into another mode. Was she starstruck, overcome with excitement, or scared? You be the judge.

 

Night 6 - Saturday, March 4


Saturday was turned up to eleven with 'The Paradise Club' party combined with STAB which went down at the Moonshine Bar with performances by Noa Deane’s band Blister, Andrew Doheny’s band Power Lunch, and Ozzie Wright! The entrance line for Hotel Steyne was one of the biggest lines ever seen and the night was definitely one for the history books!

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"Hurry, she's not looking!"

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What in the bejesus.

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Bati Rum mixers with the girls.

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Volcom X Stab's "Paradise Club" party @ the Moonshine Bar.

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Su Young Choi with the crew!

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One of the lucky board-giveaway winners!

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Mitch Coleborn's board winner!

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Ozzie Wright's board winner. This guy was the perfect fit for that board. He was stoked.

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Ozzie Wright kicked off the night in his classic white Ozzie shades.

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Noa Deane + Ozzie Wright jammed together to get the crowd off their feet.

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Check these dudes in the front. They're living it!

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Blister, Noa Deane's band, kicked off right after Ozzie.

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Lighting is A+ here.

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Noa Deane + his band Blister. Read more on Noa and Blister HERE.

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The crowd got so hyped off the tunes that the place nearly got shut down. Luckily, they were able to be tamed (the crowd, not the management) and the night continued long into the wee hours.

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Battle dance?

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Noa tuning his guitar before jamming to the rowdy and alcohol-infused crowd.

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How's that Volcom 90's tee?! Get yourself one HERE!

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Done-zo.

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Noa Deane.

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Droid's band Power Lunch was going on after Blister. Here's Droid gettin' some assistance from buddy Noa.

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Face paint, check.

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Not everyone naturally looked like this by Day 6 of the event, but some did.

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The boys. Christian Fletcher, Noa Deane, Greyson Fletcher, Ozzie Wright.

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Frontman for Power Lunch, Droid, gettin' into rhythm.

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Ozzie, front row at the Droid Power Lunch show!

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Droid 1

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Droid 2

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Little bit of that old school rock 'n rock channeling through Droid.

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RIDING BIKES THROUGH COPENHAGEN W/ ALEC MAJERUS, LOUIE LOPEZ, COLLIN PROVOST, RUNE GLIFBERG
THE SKATE TEAM TRADES SKATEBOARDS FOR BIKES TO TOUR THROUGH COPENHAGEN, DENMARK WITH A STOP AT THE HIPPIE FREETOWN OF CHRISTIANIA The Volcom Skate Team recently traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark for the CPH Pro and found some spare time after the contest, so they decided to hang out with local legend and longtime Volcom team rider Rune Glifberg for a couple days to get the true Copenhagen experience on two wheels before getting an authentic Copenhagen canal tour. RIDING BIKES IN COPENHAGEN There really is something magical about Copenhagen, Denmark. Chris Pfanner, Arto Saari, Louie Lopez and Alec Majerus all mentioned, at one point or another, that the city and people of Copenhagen really have it figured out. Not only is Copenhagen one of the cleanest cities in the world, but it is also one of the healthiest. One of the main reasons is that the infrastructure is designed to promote a pedestrian and cycling culture rather than driving. Normally on skate trips, the crew packs into a van and drives to a spot and skates for hours. In Copenhagen, you travel by bike like a pack of wolves. As Alec pointed out, "Biking around from spot to spot is fun and keeps your legs warm." A perfect activity for skateboarders.   WHERE TO RENT BIKES IN COPENHAGEN In Copenhagen, the majority of people ride a bike, and if you want to embrace the city as the locals do, you'll want to rent a bike from one of the many establishments located throughout the city. Whether it's a touchscreen-enabled, navigation-friendly bike from Bycyklen, a simple city bike you can access on the street 24/7 from Donkey Republic, or a secondhand bike advocating a philanthropic cause from Baisikeli, there is no shortage of choices. RECOMMENDED BIKE RENTALS IN COPENHAGEN: Donkey Republic 24/7 Bike Rental - 5 stars Copenhagen Bike Rental - 4.8 stars Copenhagen Bicycle ApS - 4.2 stars Baisikeli - 4 stars beCopenhagen Sightseeing & Bikes - 4.9 stars Bike Rental Copenhagen - 4.6 stars Summertime in Copenhagen makes it one of the best cities in the world. Short lived and with a seasonal bloom. Our summers work as a breath of fresh air from our long winters that seem to last forever sometimes. Sharing our summers with the skateboard world is such a fun thing. Riding bikes around with the Volcom team and just enjoying the warm weather and the energized summer pulse of the city. -Rune Glifberg HIPPIE FREETOWN OF CHRISTIANIA Our hotel was located right next to the train station where there were bikes everywhere, but we were lucky enough to be able to rent bikes from the hotel – all 12 of us! On the first day we were waiting for everyone to get in to town, but we already got our bikes and Collin Provost was ready to explore. First stop?! Christiania! Like travelling back in time, Christiania is like old town Copenhagen which operates on its own rules. A self-governing gypsy village located somewhat on the outskirts of town. It was only a couple miles away which was perfect for a nice little bike ride, and with all of our friends and other skaters coming to town for the contest, it served as the unofficial meeting place all week. Needless to say, everyone on the trip knew the route to Christiania by heart before the trip was over. Bike ownership is pretty loose in Copenhagen and Collin got his bike stolen within the first couple days. No worries though, he just took another bike that seemed unwanted (and unlocked) and really made it his own for the rest of his time in Copenhagen, putting on stickers and tagging it. THE CITY OF COPENHAGEN One of the highlights of riding bikes in Copenhagen with such a big squad is that you can stop and look at whatever interests you along the way without having to find a place to park your car, pile out, and pile back in. One of our European riders Victor “Doobie” Pellagrin was also with us and he doesn’t know how to not have a good time! Romping around on bikes was second nature to him. He mentioned that he used to race motocross as a kid and that his father was a world-renowned racer as well. It all made sense when he was popping wheelies for 50 feet down the road and taking the poor hotel bikes off-roading. The architecture is really something to admire and everywhere we looked we saw some cool building nestled between the busy cobblestone streets. The different building colors, old school architect, and many towers and spires which populate the city give Copenhagen a feel like no other.   "BIKING AROUND THE CITY IS EPIC. AMAZING ARCHITECTURE AND VIEWS CONSTANTLY AND IT'S FASTER THAN DRIVING AROUND IN A CAR. YOU CAN PULL UP TO A SPOT AND BE WARMED UP AND READY TO GO!" -LOUIE
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Volcom Kitzsteinhorn Banked Slalom 2018
The 5th annual Volcom Kitzsteinhorn Banked Slalom is a wrap and another one for the books. Once again we scored EPIC weather, snow conditions and too many beers to remember. If you weren’t there, punch yourself.. Yes we know this is a cliché but it rings so true for this event, a mighty fine gathering of splendid people of all ages worshipping  possibly the most open and tolerant religion of all, namely snowboarding Congrats to the fastest man Pascal Imhof and the fastest woman, Chloé Sillieres Come nighttime, as always , there was no escaping the legendary party in the fairy-tale Kaprun castle. This year, our very own Olivier Gittler and his band Leopard Ale kickstarted the party, with surprise guest Mike Ravelson joining on stage for the final two songs, before King Khan and the Shrines delivered an absolutely MINDBLOWING set that lasted nearly two hours. This is a must-see band, if you ever get the chance Big thanks to Kitzsteinhorn for having us, Lippi and his @kitzsteinhornsnowpark shaper crew, Active Hotel (PLs insert address here; https://www.active-kaprun.at/ ) Eagletone guitars, Nitro Snowboards, Burg Kaprun, Leopard Ale, the almighty King Khan and the Shrines and everyone who came out to ride or celebrate snowboarding with us. Happy summer and see you next year! @vernondeck - Scando mafia on the charlift, @sleepytorgeir, Ludde « window pisser » Biltoft and Björn “Jim Morrison” on the chairlift @vernondeck - Torgeir giving his base a pre-race grind @vernondeck - Oli Gittler, Mathieu Siboni and Torgeil and som Radlers & Gary Abott’s @vernondeck - Basque country and Andalusia united, with an Olympic silver medal in the middle; Armando and the two Regino’s Hernandez @vernondeck - Stone Man was of couse on site, smoking everyone @vernondeck - Pre-dropping in Schnaps was of course compulsory @vernondeck - Nico Bondi, our youngest competitor (7) at the start together with Jens Hennefarth @vernondeck - Jimmy Perresson, 90-ies legend, about to drop in. And yes, he was fast @vernondeck - Arthur Longo, the man behin SHE (Side Hits Euphoria) halfway thru the course @vernondeck - Almost the entire Volcom crew in one shot @vernondeck - Jamie Lynn signing boards for fans @vernondeck - Schoph and Nico Bondi art collaboration. See the final outcome on exposition at the Louvre this summer @vernondeck - Chloé Sillieres at the prize giving, frothing on her new, Jamie Lynn-customized Eagletone guitar @vernondeck - Fastest man Pascal Imhof (Again, after Laax), Wolle Nyvelt and Mick David @vernondeck - Drone shot of the start of the course @vernondeck - Thank you Lippi and all the @kitzsteinhornsnowpark for your hard work on this course All the pictures below by Martin Hermann Arthur Longo got pop Thanks to NItro for the support - Bs Air at the finish hip  The Volcom Team shredding the park Arthur Longo sliding frontside Fred Marchadier Mathieu Siboni Guillaume Dartenuc Joost Groostwagers and Valerian Ducourtil Intergenerations podium 20- 20+ 30+ 40+ and 50+ fastest racers -  1st James Mermillod-2nd Robin Ligeon-3rd Renars Birmanis Pro Women Podium - 2 - Karleen Jeffery Barlia, 1 - Chloé Sillieres, 3 - Julia Pereira  Open Women podium, 1 - Regina Lind, 2 - Svenja Schallner, 3 - Chevy Challis Trophies this year are Eagletone guitars customized by the one and only Jamie Lynn  Castle Rock Out Party was lit Keyboard stage dive during king Khans Fabulous show King Khan And The Shrines owned the Castle and go everyone in a trance Leopard Ale got the crowd amped Mitchell and Nieck Van Der Velden enjoying the Austrian refreshments Leopard Ale opened the Castle Rock Out party with team riders Olivier G and Mike Rave jamming together The Volcom Team - Valerian Ducourtil, Olivier Gittler, Arthur Longo, Hailey Langland, Torgeir Bergrem Big thank you to Active by Leitner hotel!!   FINALS RESULTS   QUALIFIERS RESULTS
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THIS IS SOUP BOWL
  Originally William Aliotti comes from Caribbean Islands, even if he spends most of his time in Hossegor now. Couple weeks ago, straight after his winning at the Nazare Challenge, Willy took the decision to fly to Barbados for one of the best swell ever there. Soup Bowl is a beast, hard to tame, especially backside but William loves barrel, any stance!!! Enjoy 2minutes and half of perfect surfing in boardshort! Stay tuned for more from William in Caribbean Islands. Clip, pics and music by Manuel Claudeville Morell