Tanner Prairie, Inspired By... The Previous Generation of Board Builders. Tanner has been shaping boards and contributing to the surf community in his hometown for a while now, and it doesn't look like he plans on stopping anytime soon. See what inspires him in this installment of our Inspired By series. Video by Blaine Suque.
"Rafael Gonzalez is a Panama based film-only photographer. His love for film started through skateboarding and it evolved into a perspective diary of his constant travels. See what inspires him in this installation of our Inspired By... series. Video by Milorad Vardic.
"Everybody has talent. You got to do something with it. You got to go make something out of it." -- BJ Penn, Inspired by the infinite possibilities of martial arts. Hear from longtime RVCA family member BJ Penn in this installment of our Inspired by series and check out BJ's new tee collection for this season. Video by Change for Balance.
"Nothing is too small to be inspiration." Ed is always bringing the obscure and average to light, documenting and sharing his perspective that evokes a familiarity in all of us. Video by Brandon Jensen.
"My work has a lot to do with symmetry, compositional balance, and perception: I like the idea of it being somewhat universal and relatable to a wider framework." Take a close up look at the process behind the amazing artwork of RVCA Advocate Tahiti Pehrson. Video by David Nicholson, Camen Hodges, and Simon Weller. Music by Them Hills.
Curren Caples, Inspired By... Ventura, CA. Even whilst traveling the world, Curren's hometown is what's shaped him into an extremely talented skateboarder and surfer.
Ellis Ericson, Inspired By... Surfboard Design. Here Ellis looks back on his history with RVCA and lays down a few turns for good measure. Video by Blaine Suque.
"I am inspired by the ephemeral space of time; the moments that die and then are reborn through the way they make us feel." -- Take a look inside the life and mind of French surfer and artist Margaux Arramon-Tucoo in this installment of our Inspired By series. Video by Claudia Lederer.
Julian Davidson, Inspired By... El Dorado Skatepark. A true skater's skater with clean style and a refined trick choice. Julian is a long time member of the RVCA family and we're so glad to have him. Video by Brandon Jensen.
Josh Harmony, Inspired By... Family. Josh shares his inspiration from his family and his gratitude for the friendships and experiences with RVCA. Video by Brandon Jensen.
Jay Davies, Inspired By... Life in West Oz. Even whilst traveling the world, Jay explains his love for home and the creative outlook that's come from growing up in Western Australia. Video by Wyatt Davies.
Kala Alexander, Inspired By... Hawaii. Hear from RVCA Advocate and Hawaiian Native Kala Alexander on his passion for the water and his history with RVCA in this installment of our Inspired By... series. A portion of proceeds from the Kala Signature Boardshorts will benefit the Mauli Ola Foundation: a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope and confidence to individuals living with genetic diseases.
Kevin "Spanky" Long, Inspired By... Resilience. Spanky looks back at his history with RVCA and how it's influenced his approach in skating and life as a whole.
Get a glimpse into Alex's perspective and history with RVCA in this installment of our Inspired By series.
Makua Rothman, Inspired By... Hawaii. RVCA is glad to collaborate with Makua for his signature boardshort as a part of the RVCA Help Initiative. A portion of the proceeds from the 'Makua Trunk' will benefit Hui O He'e Nalu. The mission of Hui O He'e Nalu is to promote surfing in all forms and educate about the same; to provide promotion and education regarding Hawaiian culture and practices.
Alex Matus, Inspired By... Freedom to roam. "They say that once you stop learning you're as good as dead. I tend to believe that it's true. What inspires me to get out of bed everyday, with back a-aching and neck a-breaking, is the knowledge that there is an open road out there... Full of new people, experiences, and points of view that inform what it is to be a human being on this earth and new ways of living life to the fullest. Keep on keepin' on. Cheers." - Alex
Greyson Fletcher, Inspired By... ANP Artist Ben Horton. Look for Greyson's signature collection with artwork by Ben Horton coming late February.
Imogen Caldwell, a diamond in the rough from Western Australia. Inspired By... Home and Family.
Danny Fuller, inspired by... Giving Back. For this season we’ve designed a Danny Fuller signature boardshort where $1 of every unit sold goes back to Thera Surf, a surf therapy program for children with special needs.