Vans Duct Tape Festival Keeps Longboarding Alive

Two-time ASP Longboard World Champion Joel Tudor spearheads the annual Hawaiian event

In the longboard community, the money’s not the primary concern. This is according to someone who should know better than just about anyone else: Joel Tudor, a two-time ASP Longboard World Champion. “There’s not a lot of opportunity and a lot of the kids that you see will be riding the same board for a year or two years and it’ll be beaten to shit …

Retro Longboard from Modern Surfboards

Paddling out with the classically styled noserider, fit for beginners and those looking to improve their long-riding skills

Surfing is an aesthetically focused pursuit. Whether it’s the fluidity of a bottom-turn, the seemingly effortless arc of a well-executed cutback or simply the length of one’s boardshorts, surfers have always been a style-centric bunch. After all, it’s not just about riding a wave, it’s about doing it with a sense of individuality and, for the lucky ones, grace. Recent years have seen a shift …

Interview: Jacob Henley of Salemtown Board Co.

A Tennessee-native changing lives with skateboards

by Madison Kahn Last November, all that Tennessee-native Jacob Henley had was a tank of gas, some reclaimed wood and a big idea: to mentor inner-city Nashville youth by teaching them how to build one-of-a-kind skateboards. Now, six months later, Salemtown Board Co., named after the low-income neighborhood where the company is based, has sold nearly 100 hand-painted, solid-oak skateboardsand employed one very special high …