Occy’s New Epokhe Frames Are the Ultimate Tribute To The Raging Bull
Come for the shades, stay for the classic Occy montage.
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.
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.
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.
Board Changes, Party Boys, Olympic Clues, Mega Production Crews, And More
Notes from behind the scenes on the Championship Tour.
How A Quik Employee Was Almost Fired For Overpaying To Get Kelly Slater On The Team
Securing arguably the greatest team in the history of surfing.
The Consequences of Pipeline With Mikey O’Shaughnessy
Take it from a guy who cracked his helmet on the reef.
Some Practical Advice On Training For Surfing
Yeah, you probably don't need to do squats on a Swiss ball.
Watch: The World Premiere of ‘That’s Caroline’
A documentary on the abrupt rise of Caroline Marks.
Action Bronson Is An Animal On The Boog
Watch what many are calling the best olive oil and bodyboarding video ever made.
Watch: The Hypnotic Movement Of Mikey February in ‘Sonic Souvenirs’
Get lost in episode one.
Who Do You Think Won Stab In The Dark With Taj Burrow?
A question for those spray painting profanity on our paywall.
Mind Map, Kai Lenny: “Jaws Has The Biggest Ramps You Could Ever Want”
This man thinks on an entirely different level.
Latin Americans Have an Undeniable Affinity for the Tube
Directional ambidexterity can be quite fun.
Did We Just See The Best Performance Since John John At Margaret River In 2017?
What the data says about Newcastle.