Keeping Dry in ourCaste’s Bags

Heavy duty waterproof, reliable and affordable accessories from the Newport Beach outfitters

Michael Quinones and Matt Davis met almost a decade ago in Newport Beach; both as new implants. “He and a group of friends had moved from the San Bernardino area out to Orange County just as I had moved up from San Diego. We were 21 or so, and as 21-year-olds do, we spent a lot of time having late nights and causing trouble,” recalls …

Birdwell Beach Britches + RVCA Spring Capsule Collection

Two surfwear staples come together for a retro twist on beach apparel

Californian brands Birdwell Beach Britches and RVCA are just a short drive away from each other in sunny Newport Beach, yet their new spring 2016 capsule collection sees the first time the two have teamed up. Each brand operates at the opposite end of the surfwear spectrum while sharing an appreciation for functional and timeless design. Birdwell has stuck to its roots, producing its classic …

Olas Verdes: Costa Rica’s Greenest Boutique Surf Hotel

An affordable, laid-back beach hideout with a distinctly Tico attitude

If the quip “The journey is the destination” typifies your approach to travel then set your sights on Playa Guiones, Costa Rica. The humble but growing beach town is a two-and-a-half hour drive over mostly washboard dirt roads from the nearest international airport. Passing through towns small and smaller, getting lost in the scenery is easy. The region’s agricultural roots give way to modern snippets …

RASH Wetsuits for Pilgrim Surf + Supply

Brooklyn's surf outpost teams up with Japan's oldest masters of neoprene for a retro-styled capsule collection

Fresh off an extremely on-point partnership with Japanese clothing brand Beams, Brooklyn-based surf shop and apparel-maker Pilgrim Surf + Supply ventured back to Land of the Rising Sun, this time for special edition wetsuits. Founder Chris Gentile teamed up with Japan’s oldest (and considered by many to be the best) atelier de neoprene, RASH, for a limited run of collaboration suits that call to mind …

Acid Magazine

A holistic approach to surfing in a beautifully designed print format

To the outside world, surfers may seem like an obsessive bunch. Piling into a station wagon, driving for hours in search of rideable peaks in the depths of winter, shuffling across snow-covered trails in nothing but a few millimeters of neoprene is not uncommon for a cold-water surfer. More often than not, there’s a lot that goes into riding a wave and Acid Magazine—based between …