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Summer Series: Trevor Gordon

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Lazy summer days in California consist of surfing, bonfires and burritos. We caught up with California native
Trevor Gordon to learn about his favourite places and what he has planned for the summer season…
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Trevor can you tell us where you are from?

Santa Barbara, California, currently living down the road in Carpenteria.

What do you do for work? 

Im a professional surfer…

With surfing as your job do you have any time off, or is it a year round career?

Well, its a year round career in that there are always waves somewhere which means i have to stay busy all the time. But not everything I do is about surfing. My definition as a pro surfer is a hazy one.

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Aside from chasing swells, what are your plans for the summer?

Im currently working on a new short video about these four finless surfboards. The plan is to get them in the best waves possible for what they are designed for…

So ill be going to Central America and Baja here pretty soon. Then up to the Pacific Northwest to help a friend build some tree houses.

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Out of all the places you have travelled to, where is your favourite spot to surf?

Sandspit at the Santa Barbara harbor mouth.

Burritos are a quintessential after surfing food, where is the best burrito spot in Carpenteria?

Taquieria Rincon Alteno

When you aren’t surfing what do you do?

I paint and draw a lot. Also love taking photos during trips and turning them into little books. Sailing. Camping.

You just moved onto a sailboat correct? Any plans to take the boat out any extended trips this summer?

Haven’t moved in yet, but yes, next month. Ill spend this summer and the rest of the year getting to know the boat and cruising the Channel Islands here. A Baja trip within the next year or two would be awesome.

Where is your favourite summer vacation destination. 

I rarely vacation in the summer… I love going to vancouver Island but thats more towards the fall.

You just hosted a successful zine launch and art show in Venice, California, what projects are you working on now?

Yes, it was so fun. Basically all effort right now goes towards this finless surfboard film… and maybe a small zine to follow.

What music are you listening to this summer?

Kind of sad, wish I could say I was listening to all this cool music… I don’t really listen music unless I’m sitting down and painting or drawing, in which case its usually johnny cash or bob dylan or the velvet underground or something else random, I don’t know. I usually do a pandora radio.

 

Grouse Parks | Wanted: April 2014

Boy what a fun season 2013/2014 turned out to be! Ring in the last days of riding with some good ol'fashion spring boarding. To have you better prepared for the sun, here is the April's wanted list, starting out with a pair of proper Bib pants from Travis Rice at Quiksilver. Top off your head with a cyclops trucker hat from Poler Stuff and a slab of sport sunscreen from Badger. Tuk'in a Saturdays Angus shirt and pull up your Jed Anderson, Howl gloves over your sleeves so no snow gets in. Once you have your outfit all sorted pack a picnic for you and your friends in the trusty Yeti. Don't forget to bring up your disposable camera to capture some good times and lastly, save your eyes with some glasses from SALT eyewear.    That's all for now, have fun kids. - Caley V

Boy what a fun season 2013/2014 turned out to be! Ring in the last days of riding with some good ol’fashion spring boarding. To have you better prepared for the sun, here is the April’s wanted list, starting out with a pair of proper Bib pants from Travis Rice at Quiksilver. Top off your head with a cyclops trucker hat from Poler Stuff and a slab of sport sunscreen from Badger. Tuk’in a Saturdays Angus shirt and pull up your Jed Anderson, Howl gloves over your sleeves so no snow gets in. Once you have your outfit all sorted pack a picnic for you and your friends in the trusty Yeti. Don’t forget to bring up your disposable camera to capture some good times and lastly, save your eyes with some glasses from SALT eyewear.

 

That’s all for now, have fun kids.

– Caley V

 

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Grouse Parks | Wanted: March 2014

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The season is in full swing and that means it’s time to get radical. If you don’t already have a good boarding pack pick one up, I suggest the ever stylish Riding pack fromPoler Stuff and to add some flare pick up a West America patch to represent. Next help yourself to some Made in America outerwear from Owner Operator.  Pair your kit with some Ashbury Goggles and Hestra Guide Gloves to keep your extremities dry. Stay radical on a Spring Break Snowboard equipped with crab grabs (which are almost better then bindings). Lastly, pick up a solar powered goal zero because you never know when you will need to recharge.

 

Have a fun March!

Caley V

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Grouse Parks | Wanted: January 2014

 

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The lack of snow made January arrive out of nowhere! Check out this months wanted list featuring an adventure inclined female outdoor essentials. From top left clockwise is the Airblaster workpony jacket, some KIND almond & coconut bars, the amazing Snowpeak backpacking starter kit and aNorth Face Inferno -29 sleeping bag to keep you toasty in any conditions. Along with a good camping kit you need to equip yourself with a warm Drink Water toque, some trusty MRI snowshoesElectric EGB2 goggles and some incredibly good looking gloves from Poler Stuff. Next keep your feet comfortable in the Adidas Womens Sambra snowboard boot.  And last but not least, don’t forget yourbrothers pants by Airblaster.  Have a fun January!

 

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