Tyler-Gunter-BioYoung Tyler Gunter is the newest kid turning heads on the beaches of Newport and the North Shore, yet he’s been documenting his travels with one of the oldest methods of photography. Traveling the world as a surf grom might be the absolute greatest way to spend your youth, and Tyler shares his exploits by capturing his vision on a film camera. A true display of how one’s artistic expressivity can be shaped by their craft, at any age.

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Crossfade_LARiot_CreationA must-watch for any aspiring producers, LA Riots’ Daniel Linton describes the process that goes into creating peak-time, big room tracks, even when part of the process is as humble as a walk to the label offices with his dog. His signature sound has allowed him to travel the world, play the biggest venues, and start several successful side projects. Daniel invited us into his home and studio to give us a sneak peak of some new tracks and hints at what’s next. Daniel is wearing the Cross Fade optical frame and the Tallboy sunglass.

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Name: Chris Joslinchris joslin sunglasses

Nickname: Wolverine

Hometown: Hawaiian Gardens, CA

Tunes: Hip hop and rap

Favorite Arnette shades? Dropout

Dream Girl: My lady who is sitting on the couch while I’m filling this out

Who are your heroes and why? Andrew Reynolds and the whole Plan B Team

What is favorite video part of all time? Cody MacIntire – Smokin Mirrors

Favorite non-action sport movie? Holes

What is your favorite place to visit and why? Love Barcelona because it has the best skate spots.

If you were not a professional athlete, what would your dream job be and why? Skateboard company owner cause skating is in my blood

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Still skating cause it’s what I love and know.

 

Laura Austin - Arnette EyewearDarling of the burgeoning photography scene in Los Angeles, Laura Austin has built her reputation on striking landscapes and scenery. Laura has an eye for capturing moments and places displaying true and raw emotion from coast to coast and beyond. Creating noise in various spaces, Laura’s talents have been recognized by a variety of media outlets highlighting her storytelling and creativity. Along with her photography skills, Laura is also a writer where she has the opportunity to bring her photography to life through her words capturing audiences a like.

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samir evol 1Street art is easily one of the most difficult forms of expression to define. You can say so much, to so many people, simply by making your mark on a local wall. This is likely why it is met with such confusion by people today. Your parents might think it’s vandalism, but we would say that it is perhaps one of the most effective forms of cultural communication today. Our friend Samir– who goes by Evol 1– is a man on a mission to change this perception, taking cues from the fine art world and creating stunning pieces of work that come out looking like a watercolor you would expect to see in a museum.
Nickname: Naked Mase Mason Ho Sunglasses

Hometown: North Shore

Tunes: Jimi Hendrix and more Jimi Hendrix

Favorite Arnette shades? Dean

Dream Girl: Watch my interview

Who are your heroes and why? My dad, Uncle Derek and my sister Coco Ho. They push me every day and they are my blood

What is your favorite video part of all time? Andy Irons – Raw Irons, Hawaii Seg

Favorite non-action sport movie? Any Bruce Lee movie

What is your favorite place to visit and why? Indo or West Aus cause the waves are always perfect

If you were not a professional athlete, what would your dream job be and why? I try not to think about it.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Still surfing because it is what I love to do

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Nickname: Decenzzzz

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Tunes: Led Zeppelin, ACDC, Rolling Stones, Snoop, Wiz, Juicy J

Favorite Arnette shades: Dropout x Thrasher collabs

Dream girl: Megan Fox

Who are your heroes and why: Danny Way, Paul Machnau and Travis Pastrana! Cuz they all go hard in the paint.

Favorite video part of all time: Paul Machnau in RDS FSU 2002

Favorite non action sport movie: Dumb and Dumber

Favorite place to visit and why: Barcelona Spain, because it’s a beautiful city on the water and has great skate spots and parties!

If you were not a professional athlete, what would your dream job be and why: Filmer or photographer for extreme sports.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Still skating and trying to push the limits of my own skating and living in Huntington enjoying the sun!

Nickname: ApplesMark Appleyard Sunglasses

Hometown: Huntington Beach CA / originally from Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Tunes: mostly rootsy Reggae, oldies, classic rock. Anything that sounds right

Favorite Arnette shades: The Slickster

Dream girl: my sexy Scandinavian wife

Who is your Hero and why? Bob Marley, cause he enjoyed life and is so inspirational!

Favorite video part of all time: John Cardiel ‘Sight Unseen’… epic every time

Favorite non action sport movie: Dumb and Dumber, the original one

Favorite place to visit and why? Cayman Islands , because a vacation in paradise is always awesome

If I wasn’t an athlete then: Maybe a musician traveling the world .something fun and free

Where do I see myself in 5 years: still in Huntington Beach , still skateboarding of course , and in my home with my family.

Nickname: ChippaChippa Wilson Groove Sunglasses

Hometown: Cabarita beach, Australia.

Tunes: Most except Techno and Pop Tunes

Favorite Arnette shades? Groove

Dream Girl: Emily Rose

Who are your heroes and why? I see new heroes everyday, to me a hero is someone who can make others happy in some way or challenging them selves to higher levels! Steve McQueen is pretty badass, he had FUN!

What is favorite video part of all time? 156 tricks, Ozzy Wrong.

Favorite non-action sport movie? I don’t really have one, I have a few!! Nothing that I throw on every Sunday afternoon with a box of tissues and cry too!

What is your favorite place to visit and why? California is always nice for me, Catching up with friends and surfing then eating Mexican is great!

If you were not a professional athlete then, what would your dream job be and why? I wouldn’t mind being a motorcycle or car builder, I don’t have the skills required but if I had a choice back then I would have work to that as well. The good builders are talented!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Enjoying life and doing something rad to me!

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Nickname: Duff

Hometown: Norcal, Marin County

Tunes: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Horace Silver, The Dead.

Favorite Arnette shades? Specialist

Dream Girl: My wife

Who are your heroes and why? G Edward Griffin, Jim Mars, Ron Paul, Abby Martin, Paul Joseph Watson, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Alex Jones…etc. People who seek the truth and expose the lies…

What is your favorite video part of all time? Matt Hensley H-street, Hokus Pokus

Favorite non-action sport movie? The Stoned Age

What is your favorite place to visit and why? Summer time in Finland, it rages

If you were not a professional athlete, what would your dream job be and why? Something to do in economics , I find it fascinating

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Never can tell

ratty matty tattooRatty Matty is a long-time local in Newport Beach, California and the go-to tattoo artist for the tight-knit surf community in town. Specializing in the American Traditional style, Matty has traveled the world to ink up the famous and infamous alike. Next time you’re on the peninsula, stop by his shop and if he’s there don’t pass up the opportunity to schedule some time for him to ply his craft to your own canvas.
Date of Birth: August 12thdel the funky homosapien glasses

Nickname: Sir DZL, Deltron Zero, Del

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Tunes: I got em.

Favorite Arnette shades? The Del Collab Firedrills were poppin. I fuNk with the Troopers too though, they all clean really.

Dream car? I don’t drive so any skateboard basically.

What’s the wildest thing you have ever done? Probably most of the shit I did when I was younger, I’m pretty mellow these days. The fact that I waited so long to learn to skate is pretty wild to me though

What was your most embarrassing moment? Being on acid with my friends Trixiestar and Veronica and wigging out…or maybe being on tour with Psalm and being so drunk she had to put me in the shower.

Everyone has quirks, what’s yours? Quirks? Hmmmm…I’m extremely picky about food, I’d rather starve than eat some fast food or something I didn’t prepare myself. Because I can actually cook well! Also, I have a problem with people in high places who tend to look down upon people who haven’t made it that far. Bullies I also have a hard time accepting too.

What would your friends say your best/worst qualities are? I’m dependable to a degree, they can count on me most of the time. Also, I’m fairly hip, so you can ask me shit and I may know the answer. I’m friendly to most people, but really with people who are my friends I’m pretty cool, I think.

If you could have any super power what would it be? I already got super powers, all you have to do is find what you good at and just go hard and practice…after awhile, you’ll be better than most at what you do. But with great power comes great responsibility, don’t forget that!

If you gave up your sport tomorrow, what would be your new career? I wouldn’t, I love to skate so I wouldn’t give it up. Oh, career? Same answer, I wouldn’t give it up, it’s too late for that. I can be inventive though and serve it up in a myriad of ways, doesn’t have to be rap-related. Just creative and dealing with writing either with words or music.

If you started a fast food restaurant what would it be? I wouldn’t, they’re horrible to me. Sometimes we are forced to eat there ,but they aren’t exactly concerned with your well-being. It’s profit-oriented, just like most things in Western culture.

What is your favorite place to visit and why? Home because all my shit is there and nobody else is.

Here’s a sweet million $$ – what do you go spend it on? Nothing, I’d try to flip some of it and sit on the rest and keep living modestly like I am now…material things aren’t that important to me, I’m not driven by having to buy shit all the time. I WOULD invest in new music equipment, but that’s directly related to my money making ability.

What would you do for a Klondike bar? Nothing. You can keep it, I can’t be bought.

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Nickname: Scooter

Hometown: Vancouver BC

Tunes: Budgie, Tupac, Patti Smith, Tom Waits.

Favorite Arnette shades? Fire Drill

Dream Girl: Amy Winehouse

Who are your heroes and why? Terry Fox, for his strength and dedication.

What is favorite video part of all time? Ryan Smith, Mystery Promo

Favorite non-action sport movie? Alone in the Wilderness

What is your favorite place to visit and why? Spain for skating and relaxing

If you were not a professional athlete, what would your dream job be and why? A successful musician because it would be satisfying.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Skating.

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Hometown: San Diego

Tunes: Beatles, Beastie Boys, Tribe Called Quest, David Bowie & Elton John

Favorite Arnette shades? Any Polarized Lenses

Dream Girl: I got her!

Who are your heroes and why? My father because he sacrificed so much for my family to join the US Navy.

What is favorite video part of all time? My favorite video of all-time as a whole is “The Search for Animal Chin”

Favorite non-action sport movie? Goonies

What is your favorite place to visit and why?  It’s hard to pin point one exact place but I enjoy Spain or basically all over Europe to skate because of the spots & food. Shanghai, China is dope too & I always enjoy the Philippines.

If you were not a professional athlete then, what would your dream job be and why? Travel the world & document it for National Geographic 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully still doing 540 ollies & traveling the world with my family.

Nickname: NateNate Fletcher Arnette

Hometown: San Clemente, CA

Tunes: Black Sabbath, Randy Rhodes, Jimi Hendrix and any other good metal

Favorite Arnette shades? Witch Doctor

Dream Girl: Married her, my wife.

Who are your heroes and why? The whole Fletcher and Hoffman family. They are pioneers of surfing and have taught me everything I need to know about surfing.

What is favorite video part of all time? Christian Fletcher in Run Man 69

Favorite non-action sport movie? House of 1000 Corpses

What is your favorite place to visit and why? Been everywhere and stoked to go to new places.

If you were not a professional athlete then, what would your dream job be and why? I don’t…Surfing is in my blood…maybe a skater

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Surfing and surfing with my son Lazer

Nickname: MaddoRobbie Maddison Arnette, Maddog

Hometown: Temecula USA/ Nowra NSW

Tunes: Rock/ hip hop/ metal/ instrumental

Favorite Arnette shades? The Specialist

Dream Girl: My wife

Who are your heroes and why? Im a huge fan of legends who carry themselves with respect like Jeremy McGrath, Kelly Slater, Mick Doohan, 50 Cent, Shaq, Rickie Fowler.

What is your favorite video part of all time? ahhh I couldn’t say one is a fav, there are too many awesome athletes that I respect to put one ahead of the rest.

Favorite non-action sport movie? Really? I’m not really a huge video fan. Im more of a doer than a watcher. But I like comedy, and positive influences probably have to say Happy Gilmore is a fav, Grandmas Boy uumm… hmm oh Bad Boys is a good flick. I don’t know? 007 Skyfall hahahhaha

What is your favorite place to visit and why? Indonesia is awesome, great waves, nice culture for the most part and life is simple and real, I love Hawaii but my fav is probably Australia still.

If you were not a professional athlete what would your dream job be and why? My dream job would be to be a professional golf player.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years I see myself getting closer to being a full-time dad and husband instead of part-time like I am now. Life on the road is tough when kids and wives are involved. My schedule has me flying around the globe, I love it, I love being able to follow my dreams like I do but I’m aware of my kids and I want to be there for them more than anything else.
I have a few more dreams to fulfill to finish the job I started for this first part of my life then I have the new chapter to hit out of the ball park.

Nickname: DunphyMichael Dunphy

Hometown: Virginia Beach

Tunes: Jcole, Klingande

Favorite Arnette shades? Dropout

Dream Girl: Intelligent, down to earth who doesn’t quite realize how hot she is

Who are your heroes and why? Ben Bourgeois. From the same area and has pretty much lived the perfect life in my eyes. Showed me it’s possible even coming from this area.

What is favorite video part of all time? Taj in Momentum Under Influence.

Favorite non-action sport movie? I’m obsessed with the 24/7 NHL series.

What is your favorite place to visit and why? After traveling everywhere the past 10 years I’ve made 3 somewhat homes that I enjoy; Virginia, Florida, and California. All have certain things I enjoy and will be hard to pick one eventually.

If you were not a professional athlete what would your dream job be and why? I’ve always been interested in investigating crimes and that kind of stuff. So maybe an FBI agent.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? A lot better surfer who’s on the world tour and possibly living in one place.

Burger NozakiNickname: Cheeseburger

Hometown: Sunset Beach, Oahu

Tunes: Too much to list

Favorite Arnette shades? Specialist

Dream Girl: Still searchin

Who are your heroes and why? Too much to list and too much good reasons why they are!!

What is your favorite video part of all time? AI campaign segment

Favorite non-action sport movie? The Godfather

What is your favorite place to visit and why? Bali because long barrels!!

If you were not a professional athlete what would your dream job be and why? Probably a cook because I love food!!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Enjoyin life getting barreled at home!!