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JACOB BOYLAN / THIS IS YOU AND OTHER THOUGHTS

We're proud to have hosted the first solo exhibition by Artist and musician Jacob Boylan this Friday at RVCA's Back Gallery in Byron Bay.

This is You and Other Thoughts is a collection of screen print and collage works referencing iconic era's in Australian culture and how they relate to our identity. This series of work Boylan prompts his audience to embrace a state of self reflection.

Thank You Corona for opening night refreshments.


Now & Then Video | RVCA Beautiful Losers

Video recap from the VIP opening reception of the exhibition Now & Then: Beautiful Losers, Alleged Gallery, and the 90's Lower East Side.

Music by Tomorrow's Tulips

Video by Blaine Suque


On the Edge of a Dream

Join us at RVCA HQ on September 28 for the premiere of Ellis Ericson's "On The Edge of a Dream". RSVP here

For the past five yearsEllisEricson and Andrew Kidman have been working with George Greenough on the modern evolution of his Edge Board design.

Ericson and Kidman are both shapers; the book and film charts their journey as they work with Greenough to personalise their own equipment with a design George has been toying around with since the late ‘60s.

Shot in Australia on the North Coast of New South Wales it features the original venues Lennox Head and Angourie where Greenough’s innovative Edge designs were tested in the early ‘70s.

Duration: 53 mins.


brazilian jiu jitsu seminar | RVCANYC

RVCA Sport activated an exclusive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training seminar at Vitor Shaolin BJJ in conjunction with RVCA NYC. World class BJJ legends Mendes Bros and BJ Penn led the seminar and shared several techniques and principles with our guests. Special thanks to the team at Vitor Shaolin for hosting our RVCANYC BJJ seminar and thank you to all of the participants, we could not do this without you.


Damage Frito | Alex & Ellis

For Californian surfers, Mexico is always a blip on the radar, providing an easy escape from many the overcrowded lineup. In “Damage Frito”, RVCA Advocates Alex Knost & Ellis Ericson pack up the van and head south of the border to find a mixed bag of right pointbreaks, some playful, many exciting. From gliding across slow, Malibu-esque walls to threading through fast, hollow sections, the unique lines drawn by both surfers is very pleasing to the eyes. As they trade waves and swap boards, our only thought is that we wish we were there. Photos by Delon Bone, video by Jimmy Jazz James, song by White Fence.


Smith Street Tattoo | Collection BBQ

RVCA is proud to present its inaugural clothing collection with the world-renowned Smith Street Tattoo Parlour. SSTP was founded in 2008 by ANP Artist, Bert Krak and Steve Boltz - located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn NY. The SSTP crew is made up of legendary traditional American tattoo artists: Bert Krak, Steve Boltz, Eli Quinters, Frank William and Chris Howell. Smith Street Tattoo Parlour is regarded as one of the greatest tattoo parlours in the world -- fans will book months in advance and will travel thousands of miles to get injected with SSTP's authentic Brooklyn ink.

Our relationship with Smith Street began with Bert Krak and his friendship with RVCA founder, PM Tenore. Bert became a member of the Artist Network Program in 2013 and been considered family ever since. To celebrate the launch of the new Smith Street Tattoo Parlour collection, Bert and his team hosted the RVCA family at their parlour with a private backyard BBQ. Special thanks to Bert, Smith Street Artists and friends, and Traeger Grills for their support in this celebration. Photos by Andrea DoSouto.

Shop the Smith Street Tattoo Collection here.



Overthrow Boxing Club | RVCA Sport

August 23 marked the first day of #RVCANY -- our RVCASport Advocates kicked off our New York event series at the legendary boxing club, Overthrow. RVCA Advocates BJ Penn and Jason Parillo led a boxing workout with Overthrow's co-founder, Alicia Napolean. Many Advocates representing the balance of opposites, participated in the intense workout: Surfer & water safety expert, Kai "Kaiborg" Garcia , photographer Andrea Dosouto , street artist/graffiti legend DMOTE , and RVCA founder, PM Tenore . Special thanks to the crew at Overthrow for their hospitality and hosting our RVCA family.

Next time you're in New York, be sure to stop by Overthrow -- jump in one of their intense training session and experience the gym's raw authenticity.

Photography by Delon Isaacs


Ed Templeton | KCDC Photo Show RVCA NYC

Continuing our love affair with KCDC Skateshop, we hosted a photography show with Ed Templeton for the first night of #RVCANYC . The turnout was amazing - many fans & loyal pawns from all over New York came out to meet the benevolent overlord of Toy Machine and consume his photography prints. We're honoured to host this photo show with Ed, he's a long-standing member of the RVCA Artist Network Program. Special thanks to Amy Gunther and the crew at KCDC Skateshop for hosting this event.

Our next event with KCDC will be Saturday, August 25 at the Brooklyn Pump Track Skatepark - we're hosting a skate jam and BBQ with RVCA Skate Advocates (Andrew Reynolds, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Curren Caples, Kader Sylla, Zach Allen, and Nestor Judkins.

Photography by John Bradford


RVCA NYC

RVCA is headed to New York City from August 21–27, bringing a number of events centered around the “NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS” exhibition lead by RVCA Advocate & long time friend Aaron Rose. RVCA will also host events at KCDC, Pilgrim, The Dogpound Gym, Overthrow Boxing and a number of other venues, to celebrate the various pillars of the brand. We will also have a special collection launch with Smith Street Tattoo Parlor and a Women’s brunch headlined by musician and RVCA advocate Lily Meola. In the past, RVCA has taken the brand roadshow to places like Australia, Puerto Rico and annually, to Hawaii as part of the RVCALOHA campaign. Please follow the travels of the RVCA advocates and behind the scene footage of the entire week on the RVCA Instagram channel and at RVCA.COM. #RVCANYC.


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