Spyder Surf Blog
The second annual Spyder Snowfest is returning to Pier Avenue Saturday, December 10th! Details to follow! Check out this video from last year-
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Check this video outlining Volcom's new Thermal Defense System (TDS). Can't go wrong!
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Halloween is right around the corner...and these hoodies are a perfect last minute costume idea. They also work for all the groms out there that are always being called "little monsters" by their parents, teachers, and coaches!
Stop into a store today or check em out on SpyderSurf.com!
This is the 5th year that the South Bay surfing community has come together in October to spend a day celebrating the life of Jimmy Miller and it's one of my very favorite days of the year. In the spirit of Jimmy, the surf contest that is now known as "the Jimmy" is as rewarding a surf contest as exists anywhere. It's pretty safe to bet that the best surfer will not win this contest. It's not that kind of a contest. It's a team event but you don't get to pick your team. Heck - you don't even get to ride your surfboard. It's even possible you won't get to choose the surfboard you will ride and the one that is chosen for you will be a piece of crap and a huge challenge (to put it mildly). You could win this contest having never before stood up on a wave in your life - and did I already say I think it's the best surf contest of the year each year.
There ends up being about 200 competitors in the contest. Each competitor is placed on a 5 person team that is supposed to consist of at least one Pro-Surfer (or semi-pro, or almost-pro, or could've been-pro...you get the idea) and 3 others of good, to not so good ability, and then the 5th person on the team is a new surfer or a super grom. The little bit of insight I have into how the teams are put together suggests that over a couple glasses of wine Saturday night before the Sunday morning start - Jeff Miller (Jimmy's younger brother) turns into Dr. Jekyll mad scientist as he pairs up people based on their names rhyming, or their first names all starting with the same letter, or the fact that their personalities mix like oil and water or some other whacky theory that they belong together. The result is that the early morning starts off with lot's of - "you got to be kidding me" or "seriously I'm on his/her team?" or "how did they end up together". The good natured trash talking starts as soon as the teams post on the contest board around 7am and doesn't end until the final heat ends at 5pm-ish. The competition can get serious in the water but the judges reward the spirit not necessarily the performance, so by the time the winning team is announced at the after party there's nothing but laughs and smiles all around.
I consider my life better for having had the opportunity to know, surf with, and look up to Jimmy Miller. He truly made every day that I bumped into him better and anytime I was was in the water with him the ocean was more alive, a brighter blue, warmer, crisper, and cleaner. I think it's amazing that on this day each October so many other people get a piece of that thru this contest.
Thank you Jeff, Jim, Nancy and all the others that make it happen. We're proud to be a small part of it.
We love the Hippy Tree guys. They started their crazy venture to build a conscientious apparel brand right here in Hermosa Beach. We consider ourselves lucky that they shared their visions with us in the very beginning and that we've been able to witness their growth ever since. Look forward to seeing where it goes!
Robby at Our Pier store is a HUGE fan and he penned this post -
Since the beginning, HippyTree has been diligent in trying to do their part and give back to Mother Earth. Hence the slogan, Nature Is Coming... One thing that HippyTree has done is start a series called "Plant A Seed". On select purchases of HippyTree merchandise buyers will receive a tiny bag decorated in Panda's that contains a few sunflower seeds. The guys at HippyTree urge you to take these seeds and plant them somewhere in your garden. If you don't have a garden, plant them in your yard, if you don't have a yard, plant them at your nearest park. The point is to do something "Green" and eco-concious. If you take the time to mature and develop your Sunflower you will get a nice little treat from the folks at the HippyTree compound. Just take a picture with your budded Sunflower and an item of your HippyTree gear and the boys will send you a Free T-Shirt!! Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and join the movement. You may even see your picture on their site!!
This year the "Heaviest Wave" segment of the Nixon WTA (Winner-Takes-All) challenge will take place at the Billabong Pro hosted in Teahupoo, Tahiti. Teahupoo is home to what most would consider the heaviest wave in the world and contestants will not only be risking their lives to win this leg of the ASP World Tour, but they will also be competing for a specially designed Magnacon SS Nixon watch. The watch is a custom design for this event pricing at about $10,000 USD and includes 60 rubies and over 20 black diamonds. All participants have a shot at winning this beauty and any wave from the trial heats to the finals is submittable. Heaviest Wave wins...and Winner Takes ALL!! For full coverage of the tour stop; tune into www.billabongpro.com and watch the Live Stream where the worlds best will be charging at Teahupoo from Aug. 20- Aug.31 . To see what waves are already in consideration for the watch CLICK HERE !!
With Fall 2011 just around the corner, Ezekiel has taken a creative way of showcasing their new line. With just about everything going viral nowadays, the Ezekiel crew has decided to reveal their line through a creative video. Check it out!