Forever In Boardshorts
While many skaters wouldn’t be caught dead skating in shorts, Hawaiian style does often require riding in your swim trunks. This became most apparent the day we went to the Keopuolani skatepark, where nearly everyone looked like they'd come straight from the beach. Drehobl and Ryan Spencer were the only dudes in our crew to fully embrace this local tradition, with the exception of one chilly night when they donned jeans. The problem with this manner of dress is that, with one bail to the butt or hips, the shorts—along with your underlying skin—just rip apart. Drehobl easily went through three pairs of swim trunks on this trip, but neither the destruction of his jams nor the resultant strawberries on the hips were enough of a deterrent for him to don traditional shorts.
Corpsey goes board short board slide in between sessions at Lyons.
Ryan Spencer relives his first kickflip from way back when at the OG spot in Kihei.
Pivot fakie at Lyons.
Preston Harper was instantly nicknamed 'Happy' first day of the trip. Nothing sad about this power slide at Keopuolani Skatepark.
Corpsey off the top rope.
Straight to butt slide down.
Nothing a little tape wont fix.
Then right into the water for some snorkel action.
Surprised this one didn't land on Al's Insta-ol' Cranny dorfin'.
Navs going huge.
Local's Only, Bradda
It's always great to have a local show you the spots no matter where you are. We lucked out, because Foundation's Ryan Spencer is not only a totally awesome dude, but he also grew up on Maui. Ryan knew all the spots of course, but he also knew the better, less-crowded areas for surfing, snorkeling, and some really remote hiking. Our nature hike in the rain through the Lao Valley was nothing short of amazing.
Pretty sure Ryan has hit that hip a few times before.
A race to the water.
Some say the best surf spot on the island.
The crew minus a few.
A definite highlight for Cranston.
"Ya think the whales are fuckin?"
Oh yeah—ice cream at the bottom every time.
Gettin' in touch with nature.
MAnderson's got a good one-two punch.
Smokin' trees in the woods.
Flyin' high again.
Maui Babe Part 3 of 3—Thursday night at Midnight
8/28/2018International globetrotter Marius Syvanen lands in North Africa, shreds some sweet spots with his squad and helps put the finishing touches on a new skatepark. Solid trip!
8/15/2018Prepare yourself for 20 minutes of raw, DIY annihilation, as seen through the lens of Chris Gregson.
6/13/2018With the premiere of Purple, Converse took a couple of guys on a demo trip down the Western Coast, from Sacramento all the way down to Long Beach. Needless to say, it was more of a victory vacation than actual work.
6/12/2018Marius and his Levi’s compadres savor the incredible offerings of Mexico City, from its top-notch food to killer spots. Good times in a great city.
6/12/2018Levi’s in Mexico City as seen through the eyes of Al Partanen with illustrations by Jay Howell—a zine-style presentation of the article that ran in our June ’18 issue. Spoiler alert: Al still gets his face kicked in.