On a perfect California weekend amidst the craze of The US Open of Surfing, we popped up in a secret location in Huntington Beach to present TheGoodLife! Hideout Huntington Beach! Powered by our partners at Avery Dennison, we designed the ultimate oasis, a place to create and connect while feeling completely off the grid at the same time. From our custom apparel lab to our 2nd floor barbershop to our poolside bar and grill, the Hideout set a new standard for the term “event activation.” Thanks to Owney’s Rum and Primo Beer for the hospitality, Frank’s Chop Shop for the cuts, Ian Longwell for the tunes, Benji Weatherley for the BBQ, Momentum for the bikes, Bien Conectao for the domino tables and our friends at SHUT Skates, Union Surf, Waves for Water, Surf Haiti, Sea Shepherd, and Marley Natural for being down with TheGoodLife! Hit the jump for a gallery of photos by Craig Wetherby and Carlos Baptista that show just a bit of the work and play that went on at the Hideout. Enjoy!
In what has become a summertime tradition, the big homie Roofeeo is back with the 4th installment of his mixtape series “Call It What You Want.” Part IV takes the sound evolution another step forward with a mix of bangers and mash that could only come from the mind of Rüf! Like icing on the cake, comedian Hannibal Buress is back providing “Hardcore Witticisms & Legendary Rap Bars” completing a mix that deserves the title “The Soundtrack to the Summer.” Enjoy!
We are excited to share a project of epic proportions by our friend and TGL! familia member Jimmy Chin with the official trailer for his new film Meru. While we all talk about life and death, Jimmy and fellow master climbers Conrad Anker and Renan Ozturk live on the absolute edge between the two on a regular basis and came as close to the other side as humanly possible during their 2011 ascent of the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru in India. A feat that had never been accomplished in recorded history, and one that the three had come tantalizingly close to in 2008 before they were forced to abandon just 100 meters short of the summit due to weather, the story and the amazing documentary that captures it can only be described as mind blowing. What’s a guy like Jimmy doing when he’s not risking life and limb for the sake of exploration and adventure? You know he’s in NYC playing bones with TheGoodLife! Check out the story about Jimmy and his wife Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi aka Snow Leopard in this week’s New Yorker! Meru, which won the The 2015 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, hits theaters on August 14.
TheGoodLife!, Gnarmads & the Shut crew recently took a road trip up to The Frendly Gathering at Timber Ridge Resort in Southern Vermont to get some fresh air and experience some of that Green Mountain goodness! There’s really no other music festival going on right now that can replicate the vibes that only our Frends Jack Mitrani & Danny Davis have created. Each year the best of friends get together to enjoy a weekend packed full of camping, amazing food, groovy music and epic times that some might or might not remember. To help bring back some of those fuzzy memories we collected a nice gallery of photos from Scott Furkay & Craig Wetherby for you to enjoy! Check ’em out after the jump and hope to see ya next year!
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No summer in NYC is complete without our annual rooftop rager with Burton to kick things off. This year was no different. Perfect weather plus amazing people plus beaucoup booze and food scored to the ultimate soundtrack. Need we say more? Thanks to Nianga Niang (Illuminati AMS) and DJ Gravy for killing it, Sweet Chick for next level BBQ, Burton team riders Shaun White, Danny Davis, Mark McMorris, Mikkel Bang, Kimmy Fasani, and Kelly Clark for representing and Sailor Jerry, Reyka Vodka, Milagro Tequila, and Pacifico cerveza for helping it all wash down proper! Peep the night in photos from Gabe L’Hereaux, Mel. D Cole and Craig Wetherby after the jump. Can’t wait for next year!