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PORTAL | A Short Film Featuring ARI BROWNE

Portal is a collaboration of talents between Ari Browne, Joshua Keogh, and JJ Stanbrook.

Their pursuits were purely in the name of progress, not perfection. Whilst adhering to popular performance ideas, the surfboards follow a trajectory far different to other surfboard design.

The surfboards on show are a rarity in that they move away from typical design processes and start to voluntarily move towards exploring the unknown outer precipice or cusp of surfboard design.

Typically in surfboard design function outweighs form. The aim was to invert this relationship and explore the dynamics that occurs when 'Form' (the appearance of the surfboard) is placed as the priority over 'Function' (the performance of the surfboard).

Unsurprisingly the resulting surfboard identify firstly as sculptural objects and secondly as surfboards.

Surprisingly, however, no quantifiable sacrifice or detriment to performance was apparent. This is due to the clinical approach Josh took when shaping the surfboards.

Seamlessly harmonising performance and aesthetics. “The boards were well and truly operating in the performance window” testifies Ari Browne. They all worked amazingly well.

Stanbrook’s short film is a work of art in its own rights. The film also gives the trio the opportunity an to tell a story of adventure, fun, and of course, lordish behaviour.

Stanbrook’s knack for story telling and humour are at work as he depicts a washed up idiot, Ari Browne, who, plays himself a he minces around the exotic Moroccan coastline. Lastly the film showcases the exceptional performance attributes of the ten finless surfboards.

Music Courtesy of Burger Records

- Guantanamo Baywatch - Barbacoa

- Mr. 4Twenty - We Lurkin & Work Hard

- Distractor - Human

- Levi Prairie - El Mirage Here She Comes


Tom Gerrard Exhibition | Through My Eyes

RVCA Special Edition Artist Tom Gerrard recently travelled to Tokyo and opened ‘Through My Eyes’ at the RVCA Upstairs Gallery Tokyo. Australian artist Tom Gerrard explores his surroundings through his daily drawings in his passport sizes sketchbooks. In his first ever Japanese exhibition he is presenting 20 works on paper that explore a diverse range of subjects and objects that he has executed in his minimal colour palette of red, black and white with the odd hint of chrome and grey.

These subjects are the commonly overlooked items in Australian life. Each piece has been approached as he would a page in his sketch books. Yet he has swapped out his pens for spray paint, ink, watercolour and acrylic paints. This is a unique exhibition for Tom as the demands of large galleries of his home town of Melbourne have seen his work grow in scale and price. With this exhibition, he has taken a step back from the large canvases and wooden panels and worked exclusively on large sheets of paper.

Thanks to Bintang for the opening night refreshments. View the catalogue of available works here.


CAMPBELL BROTHERS X RVCA

THE BONZER IS THE ARCHETYPE OF THE MODERN SURFBOARD. IT WAS THE FIRST STANDARDISED TRI-FIN SURFBOARD CREATED IN 1970 BY MALCOM AND DUNCAN CAMPBELL. TO THIS DAY, MALCOM AND DUNCAN ARE STILL SHAPING BONZER'S FOR THEIR LOYAL FANS, LIKE ALEX KNOST. ALEX HAS DEVELOPED A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CAMPBELL BROTHERS AND THE RVCA X CAMPBELL BROTHERS COLLABORATION WAS HIS BRAINCHILD. WE ARE HONORED TO COMMEMORATE THE CAMPBELL BROTHERS AND THEIR FORWARD-THINKING SURFBOARD DESIGNS WITH THIS COLLECTION. VIEW THE CAMPBELL BROTHERS X RVCA COLLECTION.


Keep Out Of Direct Sunlight

Marcus Dixon & Brendan Davies present 'Keep Out Of Direct Sunllight' an exhibition of original silk screen posters. This collection of new work showcases the artists mutual affinity with zine culture aesthetic of yesteryear where ones lack of resources became redefined as a virtue. Graphic salutes to each artist hometowns are abound and feel like a looking glass on mispent youth at the arse end of the world. Feel free to stand and start, but be sure toe keep out of direct sunlight.

Thanks to Melbourne Bitter for opening night refreshments.


​CAMPBELL BROS LAUNCH + ALEX KNOST BONZER EDIT PREMIERE

JOIN US THIS FRIDAY JULY 27 AT THALIA SURF SHOP IN LAGUNA BEACH, CA FOR THE LAUNCH OF OUR RVCA X CAMPBELL BROS COLLECTION AND THE PREMIERE OF ALEX KNOST'S BONZER VIDEO EDIT DIRECTED BY METAL NECK. THE EVENT WILL HOST A MEET & GREET, COMPLEMENTARY BEERS, AND AN EXHIBITION OF CLASSIC BONZER SURFBOARDS WILL BE ON DISPLAY FROM 6-9PM.


Tom Gerrard | Attica

RVCA Special Edition Aritst Tom Gerrard has recently collaborated with Melbourne Restaurant Attica. Following their award as the top restaurant in Australasia, chef Ben Shewry has created a dish to be eaten amongst an installation that Tom has created in Attica's courtyard.


RVCA Morocco

From Tangier to Casablanca, Morocco has long had an alluring aspect to it. Summoning writers, artists and musicians to explore it’s unique yet diverse culture. The RVCA skate team found themselves drawn there in exploration of untapped spots and rarely skated cities. Starting in Tangier and making their way down the coast to Safi, the days were spent skating, eating tagine, couscous and drinking sweet green tea with mint leaves. With camels on the beach, ancient castles and mosques and contrasting modern architecture, Morocco proved itself the perfect backdrop for an array of great skate spots, good times with friends and adventures they’ll never forget.

Featuring RVCA Advocates Andrew Reynolds, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Jeremy Leabres, Curren Caples & Aidan Campell. Photos by John Bradford.


RVCA SPORT WOMENS LAUNCH EVENT | SOBEKICK MIAMI

In Miami, FL last weekend, we celebrated the launch of our first ever RVCA Sport Womens collection with a product wear test event. We kicked off our morning at the boutique boxing studio Sobekick, with a high-intensity boxing workout led by professional boxing coach and RVCA Advocate, Jason Parillo. Parillo pushed everyone to their limits, maxing out with lung-busting cardio routines and heavy-handed bag work.

We're very excited about this next evolution of RVCA Sport and look forward to doing many more training events and workout meetups. Follow us @rvcasport & @rvca_womens on Instagram to stay up to date with our next events and collection drops.

Special thanks to the athletes, influencers, and guests that took their energy level to 100 and celebrating the debut of RVCA Sport Womens. We'd also like to extend big thank yous to Tone It Up , Hydroflask , Healthade , Sanabul Boxing Gloves , Bollare, and Sobekick for their support.

|| View the new RVCA Sport Womens collection here ||


GOING TO WAR WITH KONA OLIVEIRA | RVCA SPORT

born and raised on the north shore of oahu, kona oliveria grew up like most starting on a surfboard, however, he also grew up getting into martial arts ant a young age under the guidance of his father. the daily routine at his young age was surfing and training day after day. Today Kona has moved to California to pursue his dreams of becoming a champion in mixed martial arts. Tomorrow he takes one step closer to his dreams, his pro debut fight tomorrow night 7/20 at LFA FIGHTING 45.

Check out this interview and video Convicts recently made with RVCA Sport's Kona Oliveria


RVCA Sport / Womens Collection

WE'RE EXCITED TO LAUCNH RVCA’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED WOMEN’S RVCA SPORT COLLECTION. BLURRING THE LINE BETWEEN STREET & ACTIVE, RVCA SPORT BREAKS FREE OF THE TRADITIONAL ACTIVE MARKET WITH A REBELLIOUS ATTITUDE TO DISRUPT THE STATUS QUO. EACH STYLE IS DESIGNED FOR A MULTIFUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO DRESSING FOR EASY STYLING FROM YOUR WORKOUT TO THE STREET. WE HAVE COLLABORATED WITH WORLD CLASS ATHLETES AND RVCA ADVOCATES TO DEVELOP A LINE THAT IS THE PERFECT BALANCE OF FUNCTION AND FASHION. THIS IS RVCA SPORT.


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