Jun
20

Frequencies: Dissonance with Team Rider Kassia Meador

Introducing the third of four shorts before the Surf film FREQUENCIES, a collaborative effort between director Bruce Muller, photographer Sonny Miller, and Roxy team rider and famed longboarder Kassia Meador, debuts.

Roxy was lucky enough to catch the screening of the film at Sonos Studios in Los Angeles, where ESP performed the original sound scoring live to a packed audience. Ever since, we’ve been anxiously anticipating the chance to share the third short entitled ‘Dissonance’ with all of our Roxy fans.

In the collaborators’ own words, “There is a seemingly chaotic disorder in the world. At all times we are absorbing a myriad of competing frequencies. Electromagnetic, sound, seismic, and ocean waves reverberate all around us…The magnitude of these effects are massive. Some frequencies are incalculable. Certain energies are immeasurable. The collective neurosis of man cannot sustain.”

Be sure to check out the 1st short ‘Early Echo’ and 2nd short ‘Reflections’ here on the Roxy blog.

May
19

Frequencies Film Screening with Surfer Kassia Meador

Professional Roxy Surfer Kassia Meador teamed up with director Bruce Muller and cinematographer Sonny Miller and musical trio E.S.P. to present three short films from “Frequencies” at Sonos Studio in Los Angeles this week.

It was a full house for the pre-screening and needless to say, it was quite a show! Check out some of the pictures straight from the event, and if you haven’t had a chance to see the first of two shorts leading up to the official premiere of Frequencies, you can watch Early Echo and Reflections on the Roxy blog.

Stay tuned for more from Kassia Meador right here on the Roxy blog.

Apr
16

Surf & Skate: Presented by Boardriders Venice Beach

The Venice Art Walk and Auctions kicks off this year with the Surf & Skate even presented by the Boardriders on Thursday April 19th. The preview event will be held at 585 Boardriders with Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC all present! Quiksilver Inc. athletes and artists will be there to preview auction works. Expect a list including Quiksilver surfers Reef MacIntosh and Strider, Kristi McKnight’s live art, Cesario “Block” Montano photography, Quiksilver shaper Michael Baron, Roxy surfer and artist Kassia Meador, DC’s Mark Winn and Tobin Yelland’s custom decks on display,  Mike Blabac photographs, and some Quik skate athletes.

Come down to Boardriders this Thursday and enjoy live art, music local DJ Kevyon Pierre, refreshments including beer frin PRIMO and Central Cal Wines and shopping to benefit Venice Family Clinic. This event is free and open to the public. A 20% discount will be offered and 20% of all proceeds will be donated towards the Venice family clinic. See you there!

Mar
28

Frequencies: Early Echo with Team Rider Kassia Meador

Surfer Kassia Meador Rides Nature’s Rhythms in Bruce Muller’s Short Film

Harmony is lost within Chaos.

Frequencies: Early Echo on Nowness.com.

Longboard icon and Roxy team rider Kassia Meador floats serenely across the majestic waves in surfer and filmmaker Bruce Muller’s Echo. The visual meditation is the first of four shorts teasing the release this fall of Frequencies, an experimental documentary and visual essay by Muller shot at prime surfing destinations across Southern California. Starring Meador and with an original score from Los Angeles-based psyche-pop trio E.S.P, Frequencies aims to explore how man can find synergy with nature’s cycles. “Their are so many different frequencies all around us at all times: ocean waves, sound waves, light waves, infrared and many others outside our range, but all have an effect on us,” explains professional surfer and passionate photographer Meador. “There are many parallels we can connect between surfing and navigating life.” Having previously made the music video for Warpaint’s single “Elephant”, Florida-native Muller combined his love of surfing and the fantastical films of Ridley Scott, Andrei Tarkovsky and Akira Kurosawa in the upcoming feature. “We exist in a world that is vast and dynamic,” he says. “We’re using surfing as a medium to explore how we harness these energies and the effects they have on us.”

Feb
23

Snow video: P.S. …We love trees


Here’s another inspiring snow video to get you through the week. Roxy team rider Robin Van Gyn and friends Hana Beam, Annie Boulanger, and Leanne Pelosi spent last week in the mountains of B.C. hitting jumps and riding fun pillow lines. I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit jealous. They are livin’ the good life. Follow the P.S. girls here as their winter continues.

P.S…We Love Trees from P.S. Webisodes on Vimeo.

Oct
27

ROXY hearts: Chalet Girl starring Ed Westwick & Felicity Jones!

After a theatrical release in Europe, the heart-warming and action-packed film “Chalet Girl” has hit the U.S. and is now available on Cable Video-On-Demand, iTunes, Xbox, Amazon and Sundancenow.com.

The story revolves around Kim, a pretty tomboy trying to support her dad. When she’s offered the opportunity to move to The Alps and become a Chalet Girl, she jumps on the offer and discovers she has the opportunity to do so much more. She quickly learns to snowboard in hopes of winning a the ROXY Pro Snowboard Contest.

You may have noticed another STAR in the movie, and that’s our very own ROXY Snow product. Shop ROXY Snow now!

Another plus: ROXY’s Pro Team rider Kjersti Buaas is in the film as herself. Catch her ride and act in the film!


Oct
19

Chalet Girl Twitter Giveaway

 

After a theatrical release in Europe, the heart-warming and action-packed film “Chalet Girl” has hit the U.S. and is now available on Cable Video-On-Demand, iTunes, Xbox, Amazon and Sundancenow.com. If you live in New York or LA and prefer an outing out with your girlfriends to watch the film, it’s showing at the IFC Center in NYC and starts showing at Laemmle’s Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica on October 21.

The story revolves around Kim, a pretty tomboy trying to support her dad. When she’s offered the opportunity to move to The Alps and become a Chalet Girl, she jumps on the offer and discovers she has the opportunity to do so much more. She quickly learns to snowboard in hopes of winning a the ROXY Pro Snowboard Contest.

Another plus: ROXY’s Pro Team rider Kjersti Buaas is in the film as herself. Catch her ride and act in the film!

Want to follow in Kim’s footsteps and learn to snowboard? Here’s your chance! ROXY is giving away an Ally BTX snowboard valued at $399. Comes with amazing art and BananaTraction.

Here’s how you enter for a chance to WIN…

FOLLOW @ROXY & simply this @Roxy & @ChaletGirlFilm:

“Watch this @ChaletGirlFilm trailer http://bit.ly/oDUcjg & RT why you LoVe @Roxy in the Winter to #WIN #RoxyChaletGirl http://bit.ly/qwQ94E”  

PS…..Don’t forget RT & tell us why YOU LoVe ROXY in the WINTER!

READ:  Roxy Chalet Girl Giveaway Sweepstakes Official Rules

Aug
16

Torah Bright: Stuck in New Zealand

Stuck in Queenie!

After an amazing trip to New Zealand and days of lapping the park up at Snow Park with Scotty James, Jake, and Benny, I got ready to head back to Australia only to get trapped in Queenstown. This storm is turning out to be the storm of the decade or century for New Zealand with cancelled flights for days and days. Not a bad place to be trapped, but when you’re ready to go you’re ready to go. So, after delays and canceled flights, I’ve finally made it back home to Cooma and am in sunny Perisher for a few days before I head down to Melbourne for the Chalet Girl movie. Busy, busy but it’s nice to be home relaxing with the fam.

Perisher’s Pipe…

In other Bright family news, my brother and coach, Benny won the NZ World Heli Challenge. He’s such and amazing rider and it was so much fun to be a part of his win. Yeah Benny! Check out his winner’s interview here!

Cheers, Torah

May
24

Behind The Scenes with Blue Crush Crush 2 Star Sharni Vinson

The people at Blue Crush 2 are giving us another look behind the scenes of the set. In this clip Sharni walks us through one of her scenes…We can’t wait for the DVD/Blu-ray to come out June 7th, 2011. Don’t forget to look for  Roxy Team Rider Rosie Hodge in the movie!

Feb
22

Want to be a Snowboard Star?

Calling all snowboard girls! Roxy has joined forces with the popular snowboard website YoBeat, to run a snowboard contest completely online. Over the next 5 weeks we are giving away tons of prizes to girls who send us their best snowboard moves on video. The first 25 entries will receive a free Roxy beanie and Roxy Tshirt, just for playing. The best video each week will be featured on YoBeat and Roxy.com receive a full Roxy outerwear kit. Then, on April 5, 2011, the top entry will receive $1000, a full Roxy hardgoods kit, Roxy outerwear, and the honor of being the overall Shooting Star champ!

Here’s how it works: Submit your videos now and then a panel of judges, including snowboard video star and Roxy team rider, Erin Comstock, will review the footage and select a winning rider every week from February 28th to April 4th. On April 5th we’ll crown the overall Shooting Star champ and give her $1,000 in cash, a Roxy snowboard and binding set up, and a full Roxy outerwear kit.

The first 25 entries get a free Roxy beanie and Roxy tee, so enter today and shoot your way to snowboard stardom!

Register here now http://www.yobeat.com/shootingstar/