For our skateboarding fans out there, if you haven’t already heard, Nyjah is back on top with another win under his belt. Last weekend, Element rider Nyjah Huston won the Street Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup World Championship of Skateboarding in Kimberley, South Africa.

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Trick highlights from Nyjah include a backside 270 lipslide and bs 270 noseblunt, nollie heel bs lipslide and switch fs bluntslide down the 4 block handrail.

Nyjah leaves South Africa with an extra $100,000, securing his place that he has won more prize money than any other skateboarder in history.

Nyjah was the third place qualifier for the event, behind Alec Majerus and Louie Lopez, but was untouchable in each of his three head-to-head matchups beating Matt Berger in quarterfinals, Lopez in semifinals and dominating Felipe Gustavo in finals.

It’s a great win for Nyjah after his loss to Chris Cole at the Street League Skateboard Super Crown last month in New Jersey. “I always have that redemption feeling after I lose a contest,” Nyjah said after winning. “But bottom line I’m just a competitive person so no matter how many contests I’ve won in the past or in a row or whatever I’m still going out here giving it my all and I always want to win.”

Here’s a video of his practice session where Nyjah puts down a backside BW 270 Flip lipslide, which has never been filmed in the history of skateboarding. Pretty good stuff.

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Now that summer’s over, the temps are going to get a little chillier. Luckily for you, we’ve got kook proof wetsuits that will help you maintain your flexibility and lessen the effects of cold water so you can surf comfortably for hours. Score! You’ll still be able to go out in the water and catch some waves; just be prepared with the right equipment. Here are a few of our wetsuit essentials for the next several months:

XCEL 3/2mm Axis OS Full
With Quick Dry Lining in the chest and a premium glued & blindstitched seam construction, the Axis Series delivers excellent warmth and stretch across a variety of entry systems. Other features include smarter offset (“OS”) back entry design which keeps the zipper off the spine to reduce pressure and increase flexibility and comfort, glued and blindstitched zipper flaps and a reinforced zipper base, maximizing warmth and minimizing flushing, and a ”rolled” collar design with inner SmoothSkin and outer UltraStretch neoprene for warmth and comfort. Comfy! $159.95.

Billabong 302 SGX Xero GBS Full Wetsuit
Billabong wetsuits are made by surfers for surfers, so you’ll appreciate these wetsuits “get” what features are needed. The Billabong SGX Series is the world’s lightest wetsuit that fits about as well as an additional set of skin, yet is expressively warmer than many other suits out on the market. Give Taj a run for his money. $439.50.

O’Neill Psycho 3 4/3 Full
“Phenomenal!” is what we routinely hear about this O’Neill wetsuit. Built from 100% of the lightest, most flexible neoprene available, this wetsuit will conform to your every movement, and because of the semi-dry nature of the seals, you can get away with a 4/3 thickness when you usually need a 5/4/3mm. The collar, wrist, and legs cuffs are flush resistant, and the seams are sealed and double taped (taped inside and outside). The internal poly fleece lining helps to wick moisture from your body so you’re drier and warmer in the water. $470.00.

Billabong 403 Xero Revolution CZ Full
The Billabong Xero 4/3 mm chest zip wetsuit is constructed of AXR airlite recycled superflex which is a premium light-weight, super-soft, foam core, combined with a 100% recycled polyester inner and outer jersey; it’s warm, flexible and environmentally responsible. All internal seams are glued and blind stitched with stress point reinforcement on all internal seams and welded junction points. Plus, it’s got a cool camo design that’s not too invasive, a new contour collar for added comfort and, welded seam sealing externally for water tight durability. $249.50.

Billabong 302 SOL SG5 Chest Zip Full Wetsuit
You won’t go wrong with snagging one of our best selling wetsuits. Part of Billlabong’s utilitarian SG5 wetsuit line, the 302 Sol CZ Wetsuit is loaded with high-tech features to deliver tons of bang for your buck. Features ZG400 neoprene for flexibility and durability, chest-zip entry for easy on and off, and a classic 3/2 thickness which keeps you prepared for cool-water temperatures roughly between the low 50s to mid 60s (Fahrenheit). $339.50.

O’Neill Reactor 3/2 Full
One of our most affordable and best selling wetsuits, the men’s O’Neill Reactor 3/2 full wetsuit is constructed with high-stretch FluidFlex neoprene and lightweight, durable, and slick-faced Fluid Foam neoprene (30% fluidflex/70%fluid foam), the Reactor is designed for low-bulk comfort, total freedom of movement, and reduced resistance in the wind and water in warm conditions. Also features a krypto padz ergonomic knee protection, YKK back zip system, single super seal collar, hidden key pocket, strategic seamless paddle zones, and flatloc stitched seams. Definitely carries out O’Neill founder Jack O’Neill’s mission to create gear that would help him “surf longer.” $100.00.

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This past Monday marked Day 1 of the ISA World Longboard Championship (WLC) with firing waves that ranged from 6-8 feet at the world-class, left pointbreak in Huanchaco, Trujillo, on the northern coast of Peru.

The world’s best longboarders from 22 countries are competing for gold. Each National Team consists of up to 2 Open Men, 1 Open Women and 1 Junior Under-18, plus Team Officials.

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The confirmed countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela.

Longboarding has traditionally been included in the ISA World Surfing Games since 1988, but due to its growing popularity, this is its first stand-alone World Longboard Championship.

Huanchaco is known as the cradle of surfing in Latin America. The waves at Huanchaco allow the surfers to perform multiple maneuvers in a ride including critical turns, big cut backs, huge floaters and nose rides.

Remarked ISA President Fernando Aguerre, “Peru is known for its ideal surfing conditions with consistent swell and great weather. The surfers will be practicing on the long lefts in preparation for the World Championship. Surf in the head high to overhead range is expected for the start of the competition. As I like to remind all athletes, even though only some of the competitors will win medals, they are all champions, having competed for their countries as members of their National Surfing Teams.”

The 2013 ISA World Longboard Championship is a double elimination competition, with the first two surfers always advancing to the next Qualifying Round. Surfers in third and fourth place move into the Repechage Round, giving them a second chance to advance. However, another third or fourth place finish, and they will be out of the competition

Below is the list of our confirmed USA Team:

Taylor Jensen (Open Men)
Tony Silvagni (Open Men)
Rachael Tilly (Open Women)
Nick Anderberg (Junior U-18)

Good luck!

For the webcast, click here and for the latest event’s results, click here.

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Guys, we’ve got you a mean hook up to move from summer to fall style. Now in stock, Element, as well as a few of our other go-to brands, have just introduced some great new flannels and long sleeve shirts. So yeah, summer may be over, but no worries, you’re set on the cooler weather groove front. Check out some of our faves here:

Element Hide Out Flannel
Flaunting a cool all over print, The Element Hide Out flannel will make it hard for you not to stand out. Featuring a button up front closure, a contrast fleece hood, and dual chest patch pockets with button closures, it’s a pretty sweet shirt. Available in Charcoal Heather or Rio Red. $69.50.

Element Lumber Shirt
While lumberjacks may dig the plaid pattern and button-up front, too, the Element Lumber Shirt is made for skateboarders. So, whether you’re sporting a burly ‘stache or not, you’ll want to wear the Element Men’s Lumber Shirt for guaranteed fall steez. Available in Indigo, Khaki, or Black. $59.50.

Element Miller Shirt
Need a casual shirt to take to a mountain hideout? Or just a cool night at the beach? Then, check out the Element Miller shirt, a nice and rugged plaid button-down that is a key piece of chill gear. 100% cotton yarn dyed plaid shirting with custom logo trims. $54.50.

RVCA Sundown Shirt
Since the sun is setting a little earlier these days, the RVCA Sundown shirt is just the right shirt to have in your wardrobe. Featuring a regular fit, yarn-dye plaid, long sleeve, this button down woven shirt has one patch pocket at the left chest with with faux-flap and RVCA solo label. Buttons at collar points. 100% Cotton. $54.00.

Billabong Slammer Shirt
If you ask us, the Billabong Slammer shirt is pretty much a Fall fashion slam-dunk. Featuring a long sleeve horizontal stripe flannel with dual front chest pocket with details including a chambray hood lining and inner cuffs and leather labeling at bottom hem, it’s both functional and fab. $69.50.

RVCA Highwayman Shirt
Exchange your street style to one that lives life in the fast lane with the RVCA Highwayman shirt. A classic, versatile long sleeve with a button up front that can take you from morning to night, it’s a no brainer essential for discovering the world all over. $78.00.

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Summer may be over, but it doesn’t mean you can slack on your surfer style. On the contrary, we’ve got the right sweater selection to make sure you’ll fall right back into the cooler weather groove. Check out some of the season’s most fashionable sweater picks.

Billabong Fuzzy Ride Sweater
With cozier weather on the horizon, you’ll be quite the snuggle bunny when you don Billabong’s Fuzzy Ride sweater. The Fuzzy Ride sweater’s look is chic with a wink, as fuzzy eyelash yarn flirts with conventional rugby stripes. So exceedingly soft with a great relaxed fit, who wouldn’t want to snuggle up with you? 100% acrylic. $59.50.

O’Neill Girls Remi Sweater
If you want to migrate to warmer climes like the birds, channel it with the Remi pullover sweater by O’Neill. Featuring an all over flying Dove screenprint, this jacquard fleece with rib knit at neck, sleeves, and bottom opening, is a wonderful go-to sweater. 60% cotton / 40% polyester. 24″ body length. $49.50.

Element Josslyn Jacket
Get your urban on with the Element Josslyn jacket. A lightweight twill jacket with a sophisticated city look and unbeatable style, it features dual chest pockets with flap closures, dual front hand warmer pockets, zip closure, and a fleece hood and sleeves. Sleek yet casual, you’ll be guaranteed that you’ll look great and feel even better wherever the night takes you. 100% cotton. $74.50.

RVCA Bolu Sweater
New to the season and collection, the RVCA Bolu Sweater is bolu-tiful! Featuring a thick ivory knit speckled with black throughout a long, oversized bodice, it’s the perfect duster length. The oversized shawl collar, soft long sleeves with ribbed cuffs to match the ribbed hem, and high-low hemline add to its luxurious look. 48%cotton/30%acrylic/18%polyester/6%nylon. Available in Black/White or Coco. $150.00.

Becker Sandstorm Sweater
Just the right sweater to take you from a warm day to a cooler evening, the Becker Sandstorm sweater is lightweight and airy. Features a stripe print, an oversized fit, a large knit, and a scoop neck. A must-have closet staple. $34.50.

Billabong Victoria Jacket
A guaranteed go-to jacket, Billabong’s Victoria is made from a heavy canvas to help you take on the elements with incredible style. A hood, a zip front closure, front pockets and wooden buttons with leather trim, are the special details that make this popular style a true classic. 100% cotton $120.00.

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