Pro Surfer. Make that Pro “Free” Surfer. Dave Rastovich lives the dream. It’s easy to be envious. Here’s a guy who seems to have it all. For some, that would be enough, so it’s wonderful to see him giving back by helping us realize, as surfers, just how blessed we are to be close to nature and how important it is for us to look after, not destroy the ocean and its creatures. Dolphins, whales, and sharks are being systematically killed by the thousands each year by selfish irresponsible people who seem to have a total disregard for the impact they are ironically placing on their own well-being and the well-being of future generations.
From the beginning Cleanline has had deep roots in Northwest culture and surf. We have been drinking micro brews and wearing flannel as long as anyone, and when designing our private label gear we try and get graphics Lewis and Clark would be stoked to rock. All this beer and rain creates a wonderful environment for the cultivation of art. We are truly lucky to have so many talented people walk through our lives who share our passion. Our latest Cleanline original pieces come from tattoo artist out of Astoria, Oregon. Aaron Toledo, owner and artist at Keepsake Tattoo has been tattooing in the northwest since 2002 and is an avid sailor and surfer. His passion for the sea and the northwest bleeds into his art with beauty and soul. Rocky coast lines and crashing waves surrounded by majestic fir trees are just a few things you can expect to see in the work Aaron has done for us. Get your piece of the Northwest today, with our Cleanline Owl Longboard or any of our Cleanline Eagle Apparel by Aaron.
Patagonia has just announced their new Big Wave Self-Inflation Vest. A vest designed specifically for surfing the biggest waves on the planet. Input from big wave surfer Kohl Christensen and a team of researchers at Patagonia are ensuring this is the best big wave vest out there. Check out the video below. Currently there isn’t any word on when these will be available for sale, but we should have them as soon as they are over at our Patagonia Wetsuits page.