You Don’t Need To Surf To Garner A Sponsor
South Coast combo, Hockey Dad, join the ranks of Ozzie Wright and Noa Deane at Volcom.
Who didn’t want to score a few stickers or maybe even a few tees to claim they were sponno’d as a grommet? I’m certain every kid whose ever surfed always hoped for a sponsorship at some point, unfortunately, there isn’t quite enough buck to go around – especially for those who aren’t quite professionally apt in the salt.
Not being professional surfer’s didn’t stop the South Coast duo that is Hockey Dad from joining the Volcom team though.
The stereotypically categorised ‘surf-rockers’ fall under Volcom’s ethos, “True To This”, and subsequently found themselves as the newest brand ambassadors for the Stone.
Zach Stephens and Billy Fleming might not be exciting in terms of aquatic performance, but from experiencing their gigs first hand, there’s more than enough crowd surfing going down to supplement the sponsor.
The two grew up surfing together on the South Coast and eventually transitioned to being bandmates. They recently dropped their second full length, ‘Blend Inn’, which was rumoured to be on loop at Volcom HQ and now the boys be sporting the Stone each stop of the tour.
No one’s ever going to complain about a little bit of free gear being thrown their way.
If you like three chords, swooning vocals and a whole heap of moshing bodies, then keep your eyes peeled next time HD roll around your local establishment.
Here’s Everything We’ve Learned About Hawaii’s Viral Jet Ski Saga
One question remains unanswered.
Inside the Roaring 2000s at Quiksilver, Part 2 of 3
Jamie Tierney shares the ups and downs of Dane's days at Quiksilver. "How does a…
How A Potentially Lethal Wetsuit Allergy Turned Into Overnight Art Success
“I figured that if the old guys pre-70's could be tough enough to surf through…
Hawaii Report: The Day The Eddie Didn’t Run
Oahu was massive today. Here are some photos to prove it.
Skegss Are Not A Surf Band
The remarkable musical ascension of three boys from unremarkable coastal towns.
If you’re an A-list surfer, there’s a good chance you’ve invested in booze
From hard seltzer to hard kombucha to new beer brands and even non-alcoholic beverages, see…
The Fwd: What’s The Most Questionable Surfboard Trend You’ve Followed?
Let's cringe together.
First & Last: How Many Boards Does Yago Dora Bring on a 7-Day Surf Trip?
The answer might surprise you.
Lessons Learned: Selema Masekela (Free)
On surfing, growing up, and difficult conversations. This voice of action sports shares his path…