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ALOHA SPIRIT BY ANTHONY FAUCHEUX

ALOHA SPIRIT by ANTHONY FAUCHEUX Lightning Bolt has welcomed a French surf artist to design a special collaborative capsule collection of off-white tees – ALOHA SPIRIT. Anthony Faucheux, aka XLR8, is a 33-year-old illustrator and designer, based in south west of France, whose distinctive style, fresh […]

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RIDING GIANTS

3 Years after DownTown and Z-Boys, Stacy Peralta, came back with another awesome doc on the history of big wave surfing. Enjoy

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#5 // THE FAB FOUR

If a picture paints a thousand words, then it should be possible to tell the story of this Lightning Bolt ad, circa 1972, in a thousand words or so. According to Sam George: “There were no Lightning Bolt Surfboard ads in the mags until they licensed […]

Mark Richards at OTW '77 - Photo: Jeff Divine

THE BLUE PRINT BY MARK RICHARDS

I had a long association with Lightning Bolt during the 1970’s. I was sponsored by them until 1982. I started riding Lightning Bolt surfboards in Hawaii in 1974 which was shaped by Reno Abellera and Tom Parrish. These were the boards I won my 1st […]

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MOUNTAINS OF DRIPPING FLUID

Oakland based artist Brendan Monroe has a way with minimalist psychedelic wave-forms, black holes, and other such mind bending vortexes. Also check out his Instagram. Enjoy the trip.

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#4 // PART 2 – THE SHORTBOARD RESONATIONS

Jock Sutherland described a Pipeline tube as “just like the Pope’s living room,” and Tom Curren described Gerry Lopez as “Like an archer pulling back and letting the arrow fly.” Something about surfing Pipeline makes a surfer eloquent and pithy. Out of the 1960s and […]

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#4 // Part 1 – THE SHORTBOARD REVOLUTION

A Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt Pipeline gun circa 1975. From the collection of John Mazza. The Shortboard Revolution was bubbling through the first half of the 1960s, but at the 1966 World Contest at Ocean Beach, San Diego, David Nuuhiwa put his foot on the nose […]