Summer is hot ... but Dot Dash Shades make it hotter sporting trendy frames all around town, kicking it poolside, and at your local hotspot.
It’s no secret that collegiate water skiing is one of the greatest times in life. Many of our addictions for chasing buoys are born during this unforgettable season. At Connelly Skis, we are determined to make those moments behind the boat even sweeter by being each athlete’s and team’s biggest advocates. We’ve been there for them since the beginning, and we’ll be there with them through their collegiate career.
Cue our Connelly University program! We established a segment of our brand that is college focused. Along with being the title sponsor of collegiate nationals, we also plan to integrate ourselves in small, helpful ways, like alleviating some of the sting that comes with buying ski equipment. We not only want to help progress and sharpen the skills of seasoned skiers, but we also want to share the stoke of being on the water with newcomers.
Stay in touch through our #ConnellyU hashtag and learn more information at www.connellyskis.com/connellyuniversity
Shred is in Session!
Have you ever worn a boardshort engineered to the way you surf? Meet our new Airlite boardshort. After years of development, countless prototypes and our team logging hours upon hours surfing the long point breaks of Australia’s Gold Coast, these trunks have been perfected. Airlite is the first of its kind, where we’ve engineered three of our favorite high performance fabrics seamlessly into one boardshort to give you stability, flexibility and comfort where you need it most... and on top of that we’ve screened them with prints and colors inspired by the cultures and destinations we love.
Tech’s not dead, instead we've just hidden it...
- Stability -The waistband and upper third of the Airlite fabric is designed with a tight weave 4-way stretch fabric to hug the waist, giving you the stability and support where you need it most.
- Flexibility -The mid-section of the Airlite fabric utilizes a twill weave fabric, offering omni-directional stretch allowing optimal mobility.
- Comfort -The lower portion of the Airlite fabric is made up of a jacquard micro perforation. This section has been engineered to offer maximum omni-directional stretch.The micro perforations in the fabric, drain and hold less water, keeping your trunks drier and lighter for those marathon sessions or a rash free run back up the point.
- Micro Repel: coats fabric to eliminate saturation & repels water, keeping your board shorts dryer and lighter, longer.
- Die cut heat transfer at pocket.
- Wave mark heat transfer at bottom left leg.
- Mid Length - Performance Fit: 19 inch outseam.
- Material: Airlite Omni-Directional Stretch Fabric.
2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
'Tis the season for the smell of buttery, sugar cookies to waft from the kitchen. 'Tis the season to cozy up to a crackling fire and binge on Elf and The Grinch. 'Tis the season to start dreaming about the real “most wonderful time of the year”…summer!
We know you are aching to be back in action, which is why we have curated a collection of 2018’s most popular presents for getting your crew ready to shred. These products are so good, you might even be tempted to keep them for yourself.
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FOR THE BUOY CHASER
Make this next season their year. A year for more buoys, more PB’s and more fist pumps. With Connelly’s superior performance technology skis and gear, your slalom course obsessed friends and family will reach new heights in their competitive careers.
It’s rare these days to find a surf video that’s longer than three minutes.When there is one, it’s usually been touted as the next greatest thing, trailers dropping, interviews every week, and generally hyping it up. Not the case with Von Zipper’s newest gem, Ha’WildLife – A WildLife Documentary.
Featuring a strange bunch including John Jackson, Tyler Bereman, Parker Coffin, Ian Crane, Dylan Goodale, Tanner Rozunko, and Weeman (yes, that Weeman), it showcases what a week on Oahu will do to a person.
Ultra-comfortable and made with the perfect amount of stretch, these are the shorts you need in your closet. Submersibles are made with a combination of stretch materials that are coated with our Micro Repel technology meaning these are going to take you from land to water seamlessly and have you dry in no time. Watch now to see what Submersibles are all about.
The Billabong Garage Collection is an extension of the original “do-it-yourself” philosophy that is core to our DNA. It is a reinterpretation of the experimental, handcrafted designs that we made our name with in the 1970’s.
The Spring 2017 Billabong Garage Collection features Creed McTaggart and Shaun Manners in a classic mix of Lo Tides boardshorts, an insane coach-style jacket and wave washed tees
Billabong’s first ever global, dual gender collection debuts today, a collaboration between the brand and the art of Andy Warhol.
The collection hits retail floors in key core accounts, aspirational national retailers such as Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters, and at Billabong stores and on its website.
Billabong had already decided to do the collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, when the design team discovered that Warhol had a fascination with surfing while digging through his archives in New York.
It’s the latest in a long line of collaborations. Billabong introduces Otis Carey as an addition to their Billabong Gallery Collection. Otis, who’s bloodlines are of aboriginal ancestry, is relatively new to the art scene. “I paint contemporary indigenous art. The way I can best explain is it’s a broken-down form of traditional symbols and stories that aren’t giving all of it away but just enough for people to understand,” he says. It leaves us with much to ponder, these shapes and designs. No doubt beautiful, though.
Today started with a bang, ended with a whimper – but there’s always a winner. And in this case, that winner was Michel Bourez (7.53) over Kanoa Igarashi (6.17) in the final, which was also the lowest scoring heat of another very long day.
Here’s six reasons it was still rad:
No one would’ve picked Michel Bourez over John John Florence in perfect Backdoor. Even fewer would’ve picked Kanoa Igarashi to beat Kelly Slater in perfect Backdoor. (In the dying seconds no less. By picking the only wave in a closeout set that had an exit. Kid’s got a good relationship with Backdoor for a kid.)
Also worth noting: Kanoa’s quarterfinal win got Zeke Lau on next year’s WCT -- and his semifinal win nailed the Vans Triple Crown for John John Florence. So the HB native is pretty popular in Hawaii right about now.
Veteran surf brand Billabong has unveiled the first trailer for a new documentary film titled Waves of the Soul.
The story traces the history of the company’s Adventure Division team and includes a bunch of previously unseen footage. Surf icons including Shane Dorian, Eric Rebiere, Francois Leits and Greg Long are featured in the film, which has been shot entirely in 4K for optimum viewing quality.
VonZipper, the leading extreme sports accessories brand, has launched an official digital store within Rawr Messenger, the 3D avatar-based messaging app.
From today, Rawr users who love to snowboard, ski, bike or surf can purchase unique branded items, such as sunglasses, snow goggles, fleeces, t-shirts, hats and moto goggles, to express their love of extreme sports. These items can be bought with in-app currency, which can be bought outright, and also accrues over time spent using the app. By hashtagging #VonZipper to Tim Rawr, the in-app chatbot, users will be gifted a free black VonZipper t-shirt for their avatar’s expanding wardrobe.
The in-app store is the result of an ongoing partnership between California-based eyewear and accessories brand, VonZipper and Helsinki-based Futurefly (www.futurefly.net), creators of Rawr Messenger. With monetisation a key issue for messaging apps, Rawr, which is the first product from Helsinki-based developers Futurefly, is inviting leading global brands to create a commercial (yet unobtrusive) presence within the app, and take the majority of the revenues created through the selling of special items. The VonZipper digital store signifies Rawr’s fourth high profile corporate partnership since August 2016, following formal launches with Chelsea Football Club, Red Bull and The Walking Dead.
Please find a press release attached which includes a quote from Brian Green, Marketing Director at VonZipper. Do let me know if you’d like to speak with Oskari ‘Ozz’ Häkkinen, Futurefly founder and Chief Product Officer. Below are some articles below which provide further context on Rawr.