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Nectar Sunglasses - Interview with Dylan Roukous
Growing up skating and surfing, Dylan Roukous and Sean Holmes co-founded Nectar Sunglasses to represent having a good time and enjoying life. With a price tag that won’t break the bank, you can take your Nectar sunnies on whatever adventure life may take you on. We caught up with Dylan and he shared how the brand began, why it’s awesome, and what we can expect next from Nectar.
MindShift Gear - Interview with Doug Murdoch
Being a veteran in the backpack and outdoor photography design industry, Doug Murdoch has seen his fair share of challenges with design. One large obstacle Doug faced was there not being a bag on the market where gear was easily accessible without removing the pack. That was until the inception of MindShift gear.
BR4SS - Interview with Travis Siflinger
With a background in the action sports industry, Travis Siflinger saw a need for men’s essentials, specifically men’s underwear in the lifestyle market. Emerging from a Kickstarter campaign in 2011, he created BR4SS which has since expanded their product line from underwear to socks and cologne for men. Travis shares the story of BR4SS, how the brand got started, the people behind the brand, and what’s next for the company.
Fenix Outdoor Management Trainee Program - Interview with Cecilia Bååth

What better way to learn about a company and start your career than from the inside? With the Fenix Outdoor Management Trainee Program, Cecilia Bååth has had the opportunity to do just that. 

BOOM SWIMMER -  Interview with Ryan Minarik

When Ryan Minarik could not find the speaker he wanted at a price point suitable for a college student, he took matters into his own hands. BOOM began as a startup specifically targeting the college market and the results have been remarkable. Now a multi-product company with the newest speaker being the BOOM SWIMMER, Ryan shares the story of BOOM and his road to success.

BYRD Hairdo - Interview with Chase Wilson
Professional surfer Chase Wilson knows all about looking slick both in the water and on the shore. However, when it came to finding a pomade that was functional with the surf, Chase came up flat. Chase took matters into his own hands and this is where BYRD was born. With a strong influence from the California surf culture and some inspiration from his grandfather, Chase created a great line of pomades that are hard not to love.


Snurfer - Interview with Brew Mocarello
For those who have been around the snow industry for a while, you may remember the iconic Snurfer that paved the way for snowboarding during the 1960’s and 70’s. Snurfers faded away with the introduction of snowboarding as we know it today, but we are happy to share the return of Snurfers.  With their release right before the holidays, it’s not too late to bring back those childhood memories!

We spoke with Brew Mocarello, Founder and Owner of Balance Designs, Inc. for a little refresher course on the magic of the Snurfer.

STOKED - Interview with Kathryn James-Jolly
In 2005, STOKED was founded by Steve Larosiliere & Sal Masekela as a youth mentoring program in New York with action sports as their platform. After a successful year in New York, the program then expanded to Los Angeles in 2006 and STOKED gained some diversity to the programming. So far between both programs, over 2000 youth have been served through STOKED.
+swappow - Interview with Joe Dunnigan
+swappow is an online community for those involved with the Action Sports industry (and those wanting to be involved!) to buy, sell, trade, donate, or lend equipment to others. Being the only platform of its kind, one of +swappow’s goals is to connect people while reducing both financial and environmental waste. Another goal: the company strives to have at least 10 million kids riding or rolling by 2018.
Pure Fix Cycles - Interview with Jackson Lynch
Pure Fix Cycles is a retailer, manufacturer and distributor of fixed gear cycles based out of Los Angeles, California. The Pure Fix mission is simple: cycling at its purest, and the company name captures that.
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