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YOUR WEEKEND PLANS: NYC WOMEN’S SURF FILM FESTIVAL 2016

By: Joseph Licata Your weekend just got a little bit better. Tacos, tequila, good people and some great surf films. What else could you ask for? Surf Collective is proud to support the amazing work that Davina Grincevicius and her … Continue reading

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MIKEY & LISA DETEMPLE, A MONTAUK LOVE STORY

By: Joseph Licata As we all know, summer is a time that brings a lot of different elements and experiences into our lives. It is a time for adventure, a time to make memories, a time to embrace living in … Continue reading

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AUGUST 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING DINOSAUR JR., SAMPHA, GLASS ANIMALS, AND MANY MORE

1. Heartbreaks + Setbacks – Thundercat 2. She Came Along – Sharam 3. Burn It Down – Fitz and the Tantrums 4. Gold – Kiiara 5. Friends – Francis and the Lights (ft. Bon Iver) 6. Fever – Roosevelt 7. Feel The Pain – Dinsoaur Jr. 8. OBLIVIUS – The Strokes 9. Flame – Sundara Karma 10. The Numbers – Radiohead … Continue reading

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ATTENTION LOVERS OF THE LIFE AQUATIC: HERE’S WHY LIMPIA IS THE CAUSE TO CONNECT WITH

In the spring of 2015, philanthropist, businessman, environmentalist, surfer, and Montauk resident, Luke Weil, decided to take a stand to protect a body of water that has had such a big impact on his life from a very early age. … Continue reading

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AT HOME WITH ROY ALPERT: THE MAN BEHIND SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE HOTELS

By: Victoria Clark One of the many reasons why I love New York is because of the fact that it is a giant melting pot of people from all different walks of life. From world-renowned chefs and artists to musicians … Continue reading

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MEMBERS-ONLY: THE COOLEST, OLDEST, AND MOST EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE CLUBS AROUND THE WORLD

By: Victoria Clark Do you ever wonder where the elite trendsetters go to hang out and just chill with friends? Well, now you won’t have to, for we’ve put together the list of the coolest, oldest, and most exclusive members-only clubs … Continue reading

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CONTINUING ON IN UNREALITY WITH COREYSWAVE’S, JOHN ANGIULO | FROM NEW YORK TO PUERTO RICO AND BACK AGAIN

CONTINUING ON IN UNREALITY By: John Angiulo “Are you ready to come back to reality?”  This question has been posed to me innumerable times in the last few weeks. My four month reprieve from winter in Puerto Rico has drawn … Continue reading

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A ROCKAWAY LOVE STORY: MIA WOOLRICH AND PAUL SCHMIDT | COUPLES WE LOVE

By: Victoria Clark One of my favorite poets of all time is E.E. Cummings. Simple, true, genuine, and honest, his poems always seem to strike a special chord in me. But as I wrote this particular piece, one of his poems … Continue reading

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FROM BEST FRIENDS TO BUSINESS OWNERS, THE DUO BEHIND LA’S BEST NEW BOUTIQUE, RESERVOIR, TELLS US WHAT’S WHAT

By: Victoria Clark East and west coasters are always debating, or arguing (in some cases), which side of the country is better. In many ways LA has its advantage over New York, specifically when it comes to weather and a … Continue reading

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MICHAEL CHERNOW AND HOW HE’S CHANGING THE WORLD OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS

By: Victoria Clark Michael Chernow is a name that has become synonymous with great food and hospitality. From his first restaurant, The Meatball Shop, which now has multiple locations throughout the city, to his second restaurant, Seamores, and now his role as the … Continue reading

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IN THE WATER WITH MAY KWOK: DJ, FASHION MAVEN AND ALL AROUND RAD GIRL

One of the things I love most about New York is the people. Creative, intelligent and driven. DJ and fashion maven, May Kwok, is one of those people. May has been making waves in New York since she first hit … Continue reading

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AT HOME: ROGAN GREGORY’S MONTAUK HIDEAWAY

Upon entering Mr. Gregory’s home, you quickly realize that you’ve entered a space where every detail has been considered. There is a level of minamilizum that seems to lend itself to being a functional environment – it’s main purpose to … Continue reading

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MAY 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING PETER BJORN AND JOHN, PRYDA, STILL PARADE, AND MORE

  1. One Dance – Drake 2. Hammock – Millionyoung 3. Coastal Cat – Tez Cadey 4. Water Water – Humans 5. HandClap – Fitz and the Tantrums 6. Bedbugs – The Limousines 7. Not My Day – Keith James … Continue reading

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YOU SHOULD KNOW: PHOTOGRAPHER AND SURFER CLOUDY RHODES

By: Victoria Clark THE FUTURE IS ANYTHING BUT CLOUDY FOR THIS YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER At only 22, Cloudy Rhodes’s photography has quickly caught the eye and attention of major magazines (think Monster Children and Desillusion, for starters) and for good reason. Although … Continue reading

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WEEKEND GETAWAY AT JOSHUA TREE: PROVING IT IS MORE THAN JUST A ONE HORSE TOWN

  By: Kate Durko In need of a weekend road trip? Just two hours outside of Los Angeles is the mystical, elusive town of Joshua Tree. Recently dubbed a “hipsters oasis,” Joshua Tree is the perfect place to unwind, unplug … Continue reading

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APRIL 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING CROSBY STILLS & NASH, ZARA LARSSON, ALVVAYS, AND MORE

1. Aloha – Mome, Merryn Jeann 2. Archie, Marry Me – Alvvays 3. Animals – Du Tonc 4. Belong – Tender 5. Automatic – ZHU, AlunaGeorge 6. Beautiful Criminal – The Big Pink 7. Daffodil Days – Oscar 8. Circadian … Continue reading

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THE BEST HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD TO SATISFY YOUR SURF FIX

By: Victoria Clark “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – Cloud Atlas I can’t really begin to express how important traveling has been in my life. From Sao Paolo to Lake Tahoe, each place has taught me something new about myself, … Continue reading

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SXSW 2016: WHO YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS AND A PLAYLIST TO PROVE IT

  A complete guide to who you shouldn’t miss at SXSW 1. NAS – As one of the most successful and memorable rappers ever, Nas continues to exceed expectations and bring a new meaning to the rap world. A Queensbridge … Continue reading

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MARCH 2016 PLAYLIST: FEATURING DONOVAN, CURTIS MAYFIELD, GRAND NATIONAL, AND MORE

For this month’s playlist our friends Mike and Lara Townsend, founders of Threads and Fins in LA, curate a playlist that hits on just what we needed as we bounce around the next few weeks fighting off our wanderlust.   … Continue reading

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INNER-VIEW: MAN OF THE WORLD’S ALAN MALEH ON PRINT, CONCEPT STORES, AND HIS GOALS FOR THE FUTURE

We see it in some of our favorite stores around the world. That thick book-like magazine with a cover that features some of the most intriguing men of our time with the gold title that describes them all as a, MAN of the WORLD. … Continue reading

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IN THEIR SHOES: JACQUELINE KIRSTEIN AND MATTHEW CHEVALLARD | COUPLES WE LOVE

By: Victoria Clark There are thousands of quotes and poems about love. Some make us feel like love is always a grandiose feeling consisting primarily of passion and fervor, while others have more of a cynical take on the power of love … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY 2016 PLAYLIST: FEATURING EIGHTY4 FLY, DAY WAVE, DAVID BOWIE, AND MORE

REST IN PEACE MR. BOWIE. THIS ONE IS FOR YOU…   1. Eighty4 Fly – Kush High 2. Bayonne – Spectrolite 3. Rivver – Am I Ok (ft. Milk and Bone) 4. Amtrac – Darkest Sound 5. Rufus Du Sol … Continue reading

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JANUARY 2016 PLAYLIST: FEATURING ERYKAH BADU, BEHAVIORS, YO GOTTI, AND MORE

  1. Miike Snow – Genghis Khan 2. Behaviors – Don’t Fight It 3. Gucci Mane – Lemonade 4. Night Drive – Drones 5. Dim Sum – High Love 6. George Clinton – It Makes the Babies Want to Cry 7. Yo Gotti – Down in the DM 8. Masha – Werewolves of London 9. … Continue reading

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YOU’RE SO COOL: WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN TO BE ‘COOL’?

By: Victoria Clark It’s a phrase that we hear all the time. A word we use to describe anything we find intriguing or unique – something or someone that catches our eye and tests the depths of self-expression and imagination … Continue reading

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10 INDIE MUSIC LABELS YOU SHOULD KNOW

By: Victoria Clark TAKE NOTE OF THESE INDIE MUSIC LABELS THAT REPRESENT SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS: Glassnote Records Current artists include: CHVRCHES, Flight Facilities, Childish Gambino, and Panama Wedding   Barsuk Records Current artists include: Phantogram, Nada Surf, Death Cab … Continue reading

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DECEMBER 2015 PLAYLIST: FEATURING BASECAMP, ODESZA, LED ZEPPELIN AND MORE

    1. Basecamp – Comfort Zone 2. RAC, Speak – One House 3. Brett – Street Cleaning 4. Still Parade – Concrete Vision 5. Pete Yorn – Summer Was A Day 6. World Champion – Shakes 7. Big Data, … Continue reading

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PONY SHOES MAKES A COMEBACK WITH THEIR NEW PRODUCT OF NEW YORK LINE

By: Victoria Clark PONY shoes is not just some run-of-the-mill footwear brand for rather Its long-standing legacy and history has made it one of the more recognizable sneaker brands of our time. The brand, which stands for Product of New York, was founded … Continue reading

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BRAND TO KNOW: DATURA BY STEFANIA BORRAS

By: Victoria Clark It is almost completely inevitable that my creative inspiration runs low at least once a season. During these times I find myself looking to others – musicians, writers, designers, and creators, for some motivation. If I’m lucky, … Continue reading

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INNER-VIEW: JORAN BRIAND ON HIS LOVE FOR SURF AND WANDERLUST AND HOW IT FUELS HIS CREATIVE FIRE

By: Victoria Clark As part of our ongoing “Inner-View” segment, in which we profile noteworthy designers and creatives who are making an impact in the world of art, fashion, and culture, I couldn’t think of a better person to feature than Joran Briand … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER 2015 PLAYLIST: FEATURING GEMS, BRONSKI BEAT, SIGALA, AND MORE

    1. Tobtok – Savanna (Caesar Remix) 2. The Knocks, Matthew Koma – I Wish (My Taylor Swift) 3. Negative Gemini – You Never Knew 4. GEMS – w/o u 5. Secret Weapons – Something New 6. Laidback Luke, … Continue reading

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EMILIO PUCCI PAIRS STYLE WITH SKATE IN THE FASHION HOUSE’S NEW VIDEO CAMPAIGN AND CUSTOM SKATEBOARDS

  SKATE STYLE BY EMILIO PUCCI It’s always refreshing and exciting to see fashion houses embrace surf, skate, and the sport-life mentality. From Alexander Wang surfboards to Louis Vuitton golf bags, many luxury brands have created special edition collections for recreational … Continue reading