ADWEEK: FEATURING NEFF HQ

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Neff headwear company launched in 2002, initially selling accessories for snowboarders and skateboarders—think beanies, sweatbands and hats. Now at 14, and with a broader selection of accessories, the company has established solid street cred after being sported by some of the hippest millennial celebs—Kate Upton, Wiz Khalifa, Scarlett Johansson and Lil Wayne, to name a few. Neff is based in Camarillo, Calif., in an office they’ve dubbed the “USS Neff” that is full of inspiration, artwork and a Ping-Pong table. “When we bought the building, we wanted to completely transform it to be very open,” said founder and CEO Shaun Neff. “We built it with all glass to encourage community and give employees a place where they could easily work together. Overall we wanted an office vibe that says this is a dope brand that creates dope ideas.” Read the rest here.

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WOODWARD TAHOE PRESENTS DAWN ’TILL DUSK – EPISODE 2 @NEFFLAND

The spring park at Boreal has been ripe for hotlaps the past few weeks and the crew of Northlake has been taking full advantage of the prime conditions. From Neffland to the jumpline, Brady Lem, Jordan Morse, Lane Knaack, Matt Busedu, Austin Ford, Derek Holcomb, Kix Kamp, Brian Wilson, Zander Blackmon, Nial Romanek, Skyler Gallardo, Eric Royce, and Nick Geisen have been expounding on the park’s possibilities with loaded style and easy riding. It’s a shame that some of the most fun conditions come at the end of winter, but that’s why Woodward Tahoe is perfect, because they offer up a summer park. So sit back and let Lem, Morse, Blackmon, Geisen, Romanek and more serenade you with some warm weather snowboarding and stay tuned for more from Woodward Tahoe.

Read more at http://www.snowboarder.com/videos/woodward-tahoe-presents-dawn-till-dusk-episode-2/#DuoR455i2Wuj5062.99

JORDY SMITH YEAR OF LIVING PAINFULLY

2015 wasn’t the best year for Jordy Smith. After watching some of his free surf clips everyone was thinking, could this be his year? That barrel to alley oop combo! He was looking better and stronger than ever. Unfortunately a series of injuries plagued him throughout the year – a blown out heel, tweaked knee and messed up back.

Well folks, he’s back with a vengeance and we are thinking this could be the year. Check out his 2015 year in review and his comeback on the WSL site.

NEFF X HORIZON FESTIVAL BULGARIA

March 12-17 2016, Neff teamed up with Horizon to throw Europe’s GREATEST ski party at the Bansko Ski Resort in Bulgaria.

The festival people describe as “One of the most unique musical experiences Europe has to offer”, included performances from 120 international DJs, 75 KM of fresh pow, 30 different parties, the Horizon Snowlympics, and much much more! HORIZON FESTIVAL BULGARIA (1).001

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BEAR MOUNTAIN BEACH BASH!

Last Saturday, April 2nd we made the trek up to Big Bear for our 5th Annual Neff Beach Bash Rail Jam. Over 100 competitors showed up to fight it out for the top spot and an invitation to Hot Dawgz and Handrails at Bear Mountain this September.

This year, the Big Bear park crew pulled out all of the stops building one of the best courses yet, with a two tier water feature, a variety of jibs, and a jump with an in-run through a pit full of beach balls! Wahoos Fish Tacos provided tacos for all, drinks were flowing, and good vibes were in full force. Until next year Bear!
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Mens Open:
1st- Buzz Hollbrook
2nd- Brayden Waller
3rd-TIE Lenny Mazzotti and Tristen Heiner

Womens:
1st- Hannah Keller
2nd- Demree Buscom
3rd- Jessica Deal

Groms (18 and Under)
1st- Steven Sullivan
2nd- Myrie Metzger
3rd- Garrett Dean

THE UNLIKELY TASMANIAN

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We had just finished dinner with Tasmanian charger Benn Richardson at his house in Clifton, overlooking the placid, moonlit waters of Pipe Clay Lagoon. It was getting late, but Dion Agius, Creed McTaggart, and Noa Deane were wide awake in the living room, throwing back beers in a vain attempt to calm their nerves.

“You boys will do fine at Shippies,” said Richardson. “It’s not as crazy as you think it is.”

“Yeah f–king right!” Agius laughed. “You’re really trying to sell us on this one.”

We had been driving around the island for days, chasing our tails in a search for surf. Now the best swell of the trip was less than 12 hours away, and we had a serious decision to make. We could wake up at our leisure and drive five minutes down the road to a spot called Wedge, where we could expect to find head-high A-frame barrels and playful ramps. Or we could wake up at 4:30 a.m., travel two and a half hours by car and boat to Shipstern Bluff, and spend the morning pulling into deadly caverns.

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It was a choice between two incomparable things, like deciding whether you’d rather go play with a litter of Dalmatian puppies in the park or go toe-to-toe with Sasquatch in the Thunderdome.

I suggested that we watch some clips of Shipstern online before making any rash decisions. The first YouTube video that came up in our search was titled “Biggest Shipstern EVER!” and was filled with terrible carnage: Waves the size of two-story houses, barrels with multiple steps in the face, and surfers being violently thrown around like crash-test dummies.

“Well, this was a great idea,” Agius said after a particularly mutant wave came on screen. “This is so heavy…”

Read the rest and watch the video at http://www.surfermag.com/features/the-unlikely-tasmanian/#yVtS8jzfx1VL1ote.99