Earlier this summer, the Aloha Beach Club team hopped the border to shoot an editorial for the new Outerknown collection. Along the way they scored some tasty food and fun waves.

Featuring: David Wright, Christian Yeager, Bryan Palacios, Kyle Yee, Kahana Kalama, Billy Wickens, Kelsey Brookes, Adam Finck, & Ryan Gilmore

Filmed & Edited by: Evan Schell


For the last couple of years the end of summer has been celebrated during quick trips to Mexico. As swells pop-up on the forecast and friends come to town looking for waves, we pack into the van for a day. Sometimes being so close to Mexico takes away from its mystique and allure, but in all reality it's the ideal place to go for a quick surf trip.

Empty waves, morning Tecate Lights, and crisper water welcomed us during our recent jaunt south of the border. It was a special summer and as the "seasons" begin to change in Southern California, more trips to Mexico will be on the horizon. 


Last month I headed out to Palm Desert with Aloha Beach Club to celebrate the release of What Youth: Issue Fifteen. As we pulled into the familiar ACE Hotel parking lot, the warm, desert air welcomed us with a tight squeeze and immediately led us to the glistening pool for an evening dip. 

After trekking all day through the Arizona desert, our good friends, Matt Bruening and Brennen Cunningham, met us poolside before we all headed to the private pool at The Commune for the release party. What Youth pulled out all the stops for the event. Los Angeles based punk band, The Paranoyds, kicked off the night with an unreal set before the back-to-back screenings of Everything's Wrong But In The Right Place and Dion Agius' new film, The smiling bag. All in all the night served as a great (unofficial) farewell to summer.

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During a recent trip to Mexico, Cliff Kapono tested out a new surfboard made of Varial foam that was shaped by Matty Raynor of Raynor Surfboards. The collaborative work between Varial & Raynor Surfboards is important because consumers are beginning to seek out more durable and sustainable surfboards. Cliff and Matty are currently putting together a short film that documents the overall value of using alternative surfboard materials while also exploring environmentally sound forms of production.

To learn more about Cliff Kapono & his current projects visit: www.instagram.com/cliff_kapono


Before we began our cross-country trip, countless friends warned us about the drive through Texas. Every time it was discussed we would both just shrug it off and change the subject immediately. Texas did indeed prove to be a dull part of our journey and that’s all I have to say about that. We charged through The Lone Star State in just over twelve hours and made it to New Mexico just in time for sunset.

As we crossed the state line a myriad of desert hues lit up the sky and showed us the way to Las Cruces, NM. After logging the most sleep of the trip we saddled up for the home stretch of our journey and raced west as the sun rose behind us. As we began seeing signs for Arizona it began to sink in that we were almost home. There were only eight hours between us and our beloved coastal hometown. By the time we crossed into California the excitement became palpable as all of the memories we had made over the last week flashed through my head. We traveled coast to coast in four days and there isn’t a thing I would change about our trip.