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Occy’s New Epokhe Frames Are the Ultimate Tribute To The Raging Bull

Come for the shades, stay for the classic Occy montage.

Words by Alistair Klinkenberg

The best thing about the trend pendulum swinging towards the 90s/00s is that the icons of that era are still alive and kicking.

And when it comes to surfing, no one epitomises the Australian power surfing generation like Marco Jay Luciano Occhilupo. The Epokhe board (Kai Neville, Dion Agius, Mitch Colborn) are savvy gents and quick to pay homage to those who’ve paved the way. And, seeing as they spent a large amount of their formative, long-boardshort-ed years on the Gold Coast, it’s all Occy.

If you don’t remember this Bong font then you weren’t Y2k.

The Lavaz, the first official outing of Epokhe and the Raging Bull (although there’s been rumblings for some time) is the best sort of throwing back to an era that, whilst awesome for cashed-up hedonism, wasn’t exactly aesthetically pleasing. The Lavaz is an awesome nod to the fallen powerbrokers of 90s/00s eyewear – Electric, Arnette, Von Zipper and any others who perished in the struggle – a blend of the best servo sunnies you’ve ever tried on in jest and Arnette Swingers, with a logo that’s straight Viva La Bam.

As always the bright sparks at Epokhe have found a way to tie their eclectic team together, this time with a flawlessly styled skit. Occy’s long been known to enjoy appearing on the silver screen, and the grainy handycam footage of Occ suited Three Degrees style guiding Creed around the Twin Towns RSL and Coolangatta’s other historic sites is the perfect bridge between Kai and Dion’s early GC years and now.

The sourcing of vintage Billy’s gear for this skit is exceptional.

And then there’s Occy’s surfing. It’s common knowledge that when waves are wide open and pushy then nothing comes close to power surfing, of which Occy ranks as (arguably, but not really) the finest practitioner of all. But, take note of 2000s Occy tearing apart typical Dbah slop. On a what looks like a 6’3 Dalhberg no less. Surfing icons don’t get more ever-green than the Raging Bull, and we fully endorse his new signature Epokhe shades.

The Lavaz, by Epokhe and Occy.

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