Volcom News


It’s been a nonstop summer so far and it has only just begun! With a bunch of photo trips, tours, demos and contests going on its looking like this year is going to be as busy as ever. As far as events go, we are involved with three big ones this summer, the first being Mystic Cup in Prague taking place July 7th-9th followed by another one over in Europe, Amsterdam Am July 21st-23rd. We’re super excited to be involved with Mystic Cup again, as it is always one of the most memorable contests of the year.

This is the first year for Amsterdam Am, it will be an all am contest where the top two finishers will win airfare to compete in the Tampa Am next year in Tampa, Florida as well as having 15,000 Euros up for grabs. Finishing out the summer will be another new contest, the Mammoth Meadows held at the Volcom Brothers Skatepark in Mammoth Lakes, California. This is a pro-invite only event on July 29th with over a $30,000 prize purse, so make sure you check it out and bring your tents and sleeping bags for the camping festivities!

GEOFF ROWLEY has been keeping busy filming for the new Flip movie, along with MARK APPLEYARD, SHANE CROSS and RUNE GLIFBERG. Geoff, Rune and Shane are off in Europe and will be down in Prague for the Mystic Cup.

MARK APPLEYARD has been busy traveling around the world. The Middle East, Europe, Caribbean and NYC are where he’s been skating the last few months filming for the new Flip video. Right now he has gone back to his roots and is staying up north in Canada. Check out some of Mark’s editorial the new Skateboard mag for a story on the Cayman Islands and the new Thrasher about his trip to Dubai.

DUSTIN DOLLIN has been in the states for a while now where he spent some time in NYC, followed by a quick tour through middle America. Right now he’s spending some time with his new wife Shannon and her band, Voltera on the Van’s Warped Tour.

RYAN SHECKLER has also been a traveling bandit lately, with stops in Europe, NYC and all over America. Ryan took out everyone to win the first Dew Action Tour event in Louisville, KY picking up right where he left off as last years champion. Ryan quickly cashed his winnings in for a little R&R in Hawaii. Ryan unfortunately suffered a setback this past holiday weekend when he stepped on some hot coals, burning the bottom of his foot. He should be healing up nicely and back on a board in a couple of weeks. Also check out the newest issue of Transworld Skate for Ryan’s 20 Questions, and check out the new Ryan Sheckler V.Co-Operative Jean in stores now!

CASWELL BERRY is cruising the East Coast on an Osiris tour.

DARRELL STANTON has been chilling at home in Long Beach, skating hard and filming everyday. Darrell showed up at the Volcom Skatepark in Costa Mesa for Go Skate Day and stoked out all the kids, along with LEWIS MARNELL, NICK PALMQUIST and DANILO CEREZINI who have also been lurking in Costa Mesa, skating a ton at the private Volcom Skatepark and will be heading out to Europe soon.

DENNIS BUSENITZ won Transworld’s Street skater of the year award and then quickly hopped on a Real tour through Denver. While he was there, he bought himself a VW Van that he is taking cross country at this very moment.

AARON SUSKI is in Europe after spending the last few months showing the crew around NYC. Suski and fellow northeast ripper BRANDON WESTGATE have both been picked up by Zoo York Skateboards.

LEWIS MARNELL and CHIMA FERGUSON have been spending the last few weeks in Costa Mesa, skating and filming at the Volcom park everyday.

ANGEL RAMIREZa is at home in Denver at the moment but has been traveling a bunch and getting a ton of editorial in all the mags.

JAKE DUNCOMBE has been skating a ton in the states, sporting a new grill, a new tat and a whole bag of new tricks. Jake also won best trick at the Damn Am in Minneapolis, CODY MCENTIRE placed 2nd in the event.

SHANE CROSS is in Europe with the rest of the Flip crew, he will be filming out there and then embarking on a European tour.

NICK DOMPIERRE landed on the cover of Thrasher and joined Chima and Dennis on a Real trip to Denver, where they slayed everything in sight. Now take this as your clue and go skate!

Make sure you check out the Volcom Stage at the 2006 Van’s Warped Tour, coming to city near you. Volcom Entertainment bands like Valient Thorr and ASG will be playing a majority of the dates, as well as Volcom Family bands Kandi Coded and Voltera, so make sure you get out there and check them out.