C.R. STECYK to debut “FIN” at H SPACE GALLERY

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HURLEY TO DEBUT “FIN,” A SHORT FILM AND CORRESPONDING T-SHIRT COLLECTION BY ICONIC WRITER, PRODUCER AND ARTIST C.R. STECYK III FILM TO DEBUT AT HURLEY’S H SPACE GALLERIES IN COSTA MESA, BALI & JAPAN

Hurley has announced that they will partner with iconic artist C.R. Stecyk III to debut his new short film FIN on February 8th at Hurley’s H Space Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA. Taking inspiration from the film, Hurley is also creating a limited-edition printables collection featuring art and photography captured during the film’s creation.

“Stecyk is both a celebrated chronicler of the art, surf and skate cultures as well as a longtime friend to the Hurley brand.  When he told us of his plans for the film, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work together to bring his vision to life,” states Jason Maloney, Hurley’s Director of Art.

FIN, the first installment in an evolutionary series of digital film shorts, details Stecyk’s method of working with a wide variety of personages in the southern California region and reflects the social and sonic landscapes in which these creators inhabit. People whose work has been documented so far include Von Dutch, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth,  Evel Knievel, Dave Sweet, Julian Ness, Tom Blake, Dale Velzy, Tyler Hatzikian, Scott Anderson, Mitch Abshere, Scotty Stopnick, Mike Ness, and Roland Sands.  The featured soundtrack is also a nod to West Coast visionaries, with Social Distortion, Breakdown, Tommy Guerrero and Steve Alba and the Powerflex 5 contributing to the project.

“FIN investigates artisan garage culture.  It will offer insights into an assortment of individuals who incorporate traditional do-it-yourself garage methodology into differing pursuits such as traditional modified vehicles, surfboards, skateboards, art, music and communications,” states Stecyk.

The subsequent printables collection will feature a series of 4 t-shirts showcasing exclusive artwork and still photography captured during the making of FIN.  The printables collection will be available for purchase on Hurley.com in conjunction with the film’s Costa Mesa debut on February 8th.  The film will then travel to Hurley’s additional H Space galleries in Bali and Tokyo for international premieres.

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HURLEY AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BOWL-RIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Hurley Australian Bowl-Riding Championships are coming to you from Bar Beach Newcastle on January 28, 2012. Save the date, should be interesting if the OZ riders we know are present. Head to www.abcskate.com.au for more information or hit their facebook page.

Saturday, Jan 28th – ELIMINATIONS & FINALS

REGISTRATION CLOSES Friday 27th 4:00 PM
8:00 – 9:00 OPEN PRACTICE
DEW AM JAM:
Format: 2 Heats; Jam format, top 6 scores advance to Final.
9.00 – 9.20 Practice Heats 1-2
9.20 – 9.40 Heat 1
9.40 – 10.00 Heat 2
Master’s Eliminations:
Format: 3 Heats; Jam format, top 6 scores advance to Final.
10.00 – 10.20 Practice (Master’s only)
10.20 – 10.40 Heat 1
10.40 – 11.00 Heat 2
11.00 – 11.20 Heat 3
Pro Eliminations:
Format: 5 Heats; Jam format, top 8 scores advance to Final.
11.20 – 11.50 Practice Heats 1-4
11.50 – 12.20 Heat 1
12.20 – 12.50 Heat 2
12.50 – 1.20 Heat 3
1.20 – 1.50 Heat 4
1.50 – 2.20 Practice Heats 5-8
2.20 – 2.50 Heat 5
2.50 – 3.20 Heat 6
3.20 – 3.50 Heat 7
3.50 – 4.20 Heat 8
WOMEN
Format: 1 Heat; all in, Jam format, skaters ranked 1st to last.
4.20 – 4.30 Practice

Timmy Curran and Allen Sarlo Win The 5th Annual Malibu Invitational!

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A Shortboard Invitational Surf Contest To Benefit TheraSURF, Lyon Herron, & Babette Ho.
August 29th, 2011 (Malibu, CA) – The 5th Annual Malibu Invitational concluded in chest to head high surf with beautiful surfing, perfect conditions, and all around great vibes.  With close comeptition all weekend long, the last two men standing when it was all said and done were 2X defending champions Timmy Curran (Pro) and Allen Sarlo (Legend) making them both 3X Malibu Invitational Champions. Both champions wholeheartedly contributed to this weekend’s festivities and in the end Timmy Curran donated his entire winning’s to his champions Babette Ho and Lyon Herron.

Pro:
1.    Timmy Curran
2.    Quinn McCrystal
3.    Nick Rozsa
4.    Mike McCabe

Legends:
1.    Allen Sarlo
2.    Donnie Wilson
3.    Gene Rink
4.    John McClure

Hosted By : Freedom Artists, Val Surf, Vans, Sicky Dicky, and Duke’s Malibu.

Sponsored By : Volcom, Nixon, Rip Curl, Tori Praver Swimwear, Surfline, Tony T’s Winner’s NY Pizza, DVS, Analog, O’neill, Ola’s Mexican Grill, Peligroso Tequila, Fuel TV, Malibu Magazine, Kona Brewing Co., Matix, Native, Electric, Vestal, Skullcandy, DC, Quiksilver, VitaminWater, Ransenberg Financial & Insurance Services, Stockholm Krystal Vodka, Just Chill, Body Glove, Rusnak Porsche, and Hurley.

SHORTBOARD REVOLUTION

 

The Short Board Revolution will feature the surfboards that changed surfing from the Gidget era “Malibu Chip” longboards to the high-flying aerial performance boards of today. Showcasing Surf Design from 1967-1984, the show held at the California Hertiage Surf Museum will run from August 18, 2011 through May 6th, 2012. Roll out to the show tonight!

ZJ BOARDING HOUSE & HURLEY PRESENT NIGHT SESH OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT

ZJ Boarding House & Hurley Present:
Night Sesh Outdoor Movie Night featuring ‘Five Summer Stories’

2612 Main St. Santa Monica, Ca
Friday, July 29th 7:30pm

Join us across the street from the shop for an outdoor showing of the legendary surf film, ‘Five Summer Stories.’ Grab your beach chair or blanket and head over around sunset for free popcorn, coconut water and laughs.
Heralded as the finest surf movie ever made, Five Summer Stories is a cultural icon, a time capsule from a watershed era when the world was at a critical crossroads and its reflection was clear in the emerging sport/art of surfing.
We are also having live music by Nesta Rae from 7:30 on and an after party at the basement tavern right next door.  Hope you can all join us!

About ZJ Boarding House
ZJ Boarding House has been the premier surf & skate shop in southern California since 1988.  We carry only the best, high quality products and brands.  Satisfy your soul.
We participate in many community events that promote surfers, skaters, musicians and anything to keep the stoke alive!

2011 Nike US Open of Surfing Schedules Largest Free Concert Of The Summer

MGMT, Jimmy Eat World, Surfer Blood, The Sound And Dead Country Scheduled To Perform
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Huntington Beach, CA – The 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing has a soundtrack and it will play live on the beach before tens of thousands of fans. The event, owned and produced by IMG, the global leader in sports and entertainment, is taking a cue from its action sports roots, and set to deliver the largest free concert series of the summer.

“It’s fun bringing some of the best musicians in the world to the US Open of Surfing,” says Hurley’s Director of Music and Entertainment Marketing Greg Teal. “It doesn’t get much better than hearing your favorite band perform live on the beach.”

This year’s musical line-up is a representation of today’s youth culture featuring headlining sets by psych-pop rockers MGMT, platinum-selling rockers Jimmy Eat World and Swedish electro/rock sensations The Sounds. The series will also include sets by the most buzzed about names emerging on the music scene this year: Surfer Blood and Dead Country. “We’re pretty excited to come to Huntington Beach for the US Open of Surfing.  Our advice to everyone:  Drop out with MGMT, drop by for MGMT, but just don’t drop in on MGMT,” said MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden.

Known as the world’s largest youth culture and action sports festival, the Nike US Open of Surfing will feature daily concerts Thursday through Saturday,
August 4-6, at the conclusion of the surfing competition.  All concerts are free and open to the public.

Music Schedule
Thursday, August 4                4:30-6:30pm    The Sounds featured with Walk The Walk
Friday, August 5                      4:30-6:30pm    Jimmy Eat World preceded by Dead Country
Saturday, August 6                 4:30-6:30pm    MGMT preceded by Surfer Blood

US Open of Surfing Background
The 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing will run from July 30 to August 7. With more than 500,000 people in attendance along a 14-acre stretch of sand on the south side of Huntington Beach Pier, the Nike US Open of Surfing showcases the best in surf, skate, BMX, music, fashion and art. All events at the US Open of Surfing are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Live webcast of all the events can be viewed daily atwww.usopenofsurfing.com. Anchored by the world’s largest professional surfing competition, the $460,000 US Open is a pivotal point on the ASP World Tour for both the men and women. The men’s competition will feature a North America ASP Men’s Prime event with valuable points on the line right before the coveted ASP Top 34 rotation. For the women, the US Open of Surfing will host the final event of the 2011 ASP World Title Tour and will potentially crown a women’s world champion in Surf City this summer. In addition to the high-stakes mens and womens divisions, the US Open will feature an ASP Grade Four men’s and women’s Junior Pro as well as the Pacifico Nose Riding Invitational – always a crowd favorite.

The action doesn’t stop at the shoreline. On the beach, Converse Coastal Carnage will once again host the most talented and diverse crew of riders from across the globe as they skate in a state-of-the-art skate bowl. And, a stellar crew of BMX riders will push the realm of possibility at the Nike 6.0 HB BMX Pro. The runway will be busy on Thursday, August 4 as five of the nation’s top high schools will compete for $25,000 in the Hurley Walk the Walk National Championship – the ultimate youth fashion competition.

Combined with one-of-a-kind retail and brand experiences, more than 100 interactive exhibits, autograph signings, DJs and giveaways, and you have another summer to remember at the Nike US Open of Surfing.

The Nike US Open of Surfing is proudly sponsored by G-Shock, Skullcandy, Red Bull, Pacifico, Paul Mitchell Salon Haircare, Invisalign Teen and Transworld Media.

About IMG
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“AWESOME” OPENS TONIGHT AT HURLEY’S )( SPACE GALLERY

Collaborative Exhibit “Awesome!” Opening at Hurley’s )( Space Gallery
Featuring Artists Martin Ontiveros, Skinner Davis, Justin Scrapper Morrison, and Brandon Bwana Spoons
Opening Tonight Saturday, June 11th, 2011

(Costa Mesa, CA – April 18, 2010) -COLOR, COLOR, COLOR! Hurley is joining forces with four celebrated artists from the Pacific Northwest – Skinner, Martin Ontiveros, Scrappers, and Bwana – to bring an explosion of color to Hurley’s )( Space Gallery via the “Awesome!” exhibit, opening June 11th, 2011 at 6:00pm.

For the first time ever, Hurley is bringing the talented quadruplet together, creating an exhibit that immerses the viewer in a world of neon colored beasts, fishermen, surfers, bats, turtles, bears, waves, wings, totems, walled cities, and one massive volcano. The exhibit will feature visually striking works as well as interactive elements such as a volcano-shaped skate ramp made created from recycled materials.

About The Artists:
MARTIN ONTIVEROS
Martin is a painter and a legend living in Portland, Oregon. Affectionately known as a Wizard in training, Rock n¹ Roll soldier, and an unrepentant metal-head; Martin has shown in galleries all over the world including Thrash Out in Japan, and Atticus in Barcelona.

SKINNER DAVIS
Skinner is a self-taught artist from Sacramento, California who has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, mighty powerful wall to wall installations and a prolific commercial career. Influenced by 80’s pop culture, human struggle, myths and violence dungeons and dragons and the heavy metal gods, Skinner¹s mind is one full of mayhem fueled by a calculated chaos. His work has been shown all over the Universe at places like the Museum of Graphic Design in Breta, Netherlands, Japan, Illustrative Festival in Berlin, Germany, France and the states from LA to New York and in between. His most recent solo exhibit entitled “The Fear You May Know” reigned at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco in the summer of 2010. Skinner¹s work has gotten acclaim in various publications including Blisss, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose and Beautiful/Decay.

JUSTIN SCRAPPERS MORRISON
Justin is a shredder of life. He paints. He writes. He directs and motivates everyone around him to be more radical. Scrappers is the art director at the Portland Mercury, he has shown art all over the verse, Art Toys in Paris, Thrash Out in Japan, and every nook and cranny up and down the West Coast. ³WHAT IS CREATIVE? Skateboarding, surfing, making art, writing stories, cooking without a recipe, talking to strangers, playing music, and all kinds of instinctive problem solving that people do everyday.

BRANDON BWANA SPOONS
Bwana Spoons was raised in the woods. He likes moss and cactus and wild beasts of all manner. He has a hard time escaping the sunset sunrise colors-pink, orange, and yellow. Bwana has a hard time just focusing on one thing-making paintings or zines, art directing, curating shows, making things with piles of wood, designing toys, and recently Bwana was bitten by the textile bug. Designing for Converse, Dekline, MonsieurT, Bumbleride, Threadless Select, DC shoes, and now Hurley. Mr. Spoons has shown his art all over this planet- NYC, LA, SF, Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona, London. What is next is a cosmic mystery. You can visit him anytime at his Portland Headquarters- Grass Hut.

WHAT:                  “Awesome!” Exhibition at Hurley’s )( Space Gallery

WHEN:                  Saturday, June 11, 2011
6:00pm – 9:00pm

WHERE:               Hurley’s )( SPACE Gallery,
1945 Placentia Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

About Hurley
Founded in 1999, Hurley is an authentic “Microphone for Youth” brand rooted in surf, skate, art, music and beach cultures. Driven by creativity and freedom of expression, Hurley develops world-class products for guys, girls and kids, including sportswear, footwear, eyewear, accessories, loungewear, swimwear and wetsuits. A wholly owned, independently run subsidiary of Nike, Inc., Hurley’s corporate headquarters are located in Costa Mesa, CA, with international offices in Tokyo, Sydney, Barcelona and Bali. www.hurley.com