Vans Debuts New Surf Booties and Fly-less Board Shorts

Two new products aim to increase comfort and enhance performance in the water

Vans is finally testing the waters with the release of the brand’s first-ever skate-inspired surf booties and fly-less swim trunks. Both pieces are innovative designs for the traditionally skate-oriented company, and Max Vorlop (Vans Senior Apparel Designer) says that experimentation is at the root of all their surf designs. “The whole spirit of what we’re trying to do in surf is experimentation,” he tells us. …

Vans Sets the Industry Standard in Sustainability for their World Cup of Surfing

From a Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii partnership to less public efforts at keeping beaches clean

Walking along the Kaʻena Point Trail along the northwestern most point of Oahu is a beautiful sight—so long as you don’t look down. For when you do, you’ll find nearly endless stretches of bottle caps, disposable razors, toothbrushes and various shards of other plastics. Seeing the overwhelming and seemingly ordered fashion with which they rest, just feet from the waves, it’s as though they were …

Studio Tour: Grain Surfboards Partners With Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky

In Maine, two brands unite for an exclusive collaborative product

While it might seem insane, the best surf for Northeasterners occurs in the colder months—thanks to the Atlantic’s hurricane season. From October through December, the East Coast is battered incredible glass-smooth waves and it’s not uncommon to see a slew of wet-suited bodies bobbing up and down in the water in York, Maine—like we did when we visited recently. And some of those surfers might be …