"Born in Hawaii and ends up a snow boarder...I think she's on the wrong board."
Ever wonder what goes into the making of all the precious garb you depend on to serve and protect you in the blistery winter months? What, What? Well wonder no more, 686 put it all in this dramatic tale of a video titled, 'The Process':
The Process from 686 Technical Apparel on Vimeo.
Billabong does right by the world and they were awarded accordingly by the Foundation for Social Change and the United Nations at the UN Plaza Hotel in NYC last week.
With programs like Design for Humanity, it's commitment to SurfAid International, the Platinum X Recycler Series, their involvement and initiative to raise awareness of ocean issues with Dave Rastovich and the TransparentSea voyages.
It's no wonder they were recognized and hats off to this most beloved Co. for the well deserved recognition.
For more info read Press Release below:
Billabong has been handed a major international award for having a social conscience. Chief executive Derek O'Neill accepted the 2011 'Leaders of Change award' for Billabong at a ceremony held at the United Nations in New York Thursday. Billabong was one of 11 recipients described by the Foundation for Social Change as 'visionary, inspirational leaders' who 'engage in initiatives that solve social problems'.
The company has been at the cutting edge of a number of environmental initiatives and is understood to be the first Australian company to receive the Leaders of Change award. A spokesman for Billabong said social and environmental considerations were 'culturally important to our market'. 'It's great that our efforts are being recognized through one of the United Nations partner programs," the spokesman said.
The awards recognize companies that are making efforts to find real solutions to everyday problems. Other recipients of the 2011 award included Marks & Spencer, Philips and Unilever. UN spokesman Roland Rich said the aim was to recognize "the creativity, technology and resources that the private sector brings to our collective efforts in solving social problems".
Shot from the shores of La Jolla, CA. Check out the cool footage of the Red Tide time lapse filmed by Jeff Morris, that hit Southern Cali last week caused by rain followed immediately by the hot, sunny weather and warm water temps.
A strong red tide causing neon blue bioluminescence that's visible at night as tiny light-producing organisms get stirred up as the waves break.
The electric blue glow is caused by an algae bloom commonly referred to as a "red tide." The organism, a phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum, has bloomed since late August, turning the water a brownish-red color in the daytime.
The 4th Annual O'Neill, design competition and music event, "Generation Next" kicks off Saturday, October 15th at The Avalon in Hollywood.
Presented by Teen Vogue, 5 High School student finalists have been chosen to show off their designs.
One lucky winner will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship and an internship at O'Neill. Musical guest this year will be local L.A. band Everest.
Tickets are $10 in advance online or $15 at the door. And you can purchase those HERE
If you cant make it to Hollyweird, You can also watch it live HERE
Check out some footy from last year
Plus Check out the video "Let Go" from Everest who will be playing that night.
The Longboard Girls Crew headed to "bellas de Espana " and are documented in Juan Rayo's newest film: Endless Roads- Road trip in Spain with the Longboard Girls Crew. Check out the trailer below: It will most definitely make you wanna book your flight. Right. Now. More details will be coming for a theatre near you or download.