Billabong is gearing up for their 5th annual Design for Humanity benefit, announcing a date of June 15 for the massive block party. Design For Humanity is Billabong’s charitable division that seeks to raise funds and awareness of worthy causes, all while celebrating art, music and fashion in the process…

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We’re proud to introduce to you ambsn. Ambsn Clothing (pronounced “ambission”) is a surf clothing brand now based out of San Clemente, California. The line was launched in 2001 by brothers Dylan and Dustin Odbert as a fundraiser for their friend, Cameron Clapp, who was hit by a train losing both of his legs and right arm. The brothers started the brand as a way to help their friend’s medical bills, and soon after, ambsn began growing organically on the streets of San Luis Obispo when locals started bringing it to the street and local shops started taking notice.

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What are you doing today? Check out the Skateboard/Surfboard exhibition and auction, Skate Surf Art at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, showcasing today, Friday, May 20th.

Kicking off this year’s Venice Art Walk weekend, Skate Surf Art will feature reused, recycled, and recreated, one-of-a-kind skate decks, and custom-shaped and “tattooed” surfboards. The skate decks and surf boards have been created by more than 30 national and local artists, including Tony Hawk, Graham Walzer, Gregory Siff, Lizzie Armanto, and Nathan Ota, and will be auctioned off at the event…


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This past Tuesday, May 10, Fuel TV premiered “Storm Surfers,” a thrilling documentary following two Aussie legends of big-wave surfing, Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time ASP World Tour champion Tom Carroll. The documentary captures ultimate risk-takers Clark-Jones and Carroll as they risk their lives to hunt the biggest waves in Australia. The premise: If you knew a big storm was coming, would you run or try to ride it?

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Join us for our Becker After Hours events going on this week at our Becker Retail stores. We’ll be throwing the Becker After Hours event at our Mission Viejo and Malibu stores this Wednesday, May 18th, and at our Encinitas and Hermosa stores on Thursday, May 19th. The one in Hermosa should be pretty special with Steve and Kirra playing an acoustic set right in the store! …

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