Astroboy Greyson Fletcher made this sick cover shot by Beach Brother Magazine last year (photo by Affif Bellakdar), and it looks like it also caught the attention of the people behind the Bright European Skateboard Awards because now it’s been nominated for Cover of the Year. Pretty sweet, right?
To put it succinctly, perhaps Kelly Slater summed it up best when he recently wrote on his Instagram:
“#herbiefletcher pulled together another sick #wavewarriors group shot the other day. Hope he does it for another 20+ years. Good seeing the old guard and the new crew together in one place. Not many people could pull this shot off. Herbie sponsored my brother and I when I was 10yrs old. #legend”
Everything you’ve heard about John John Florence is true. Everything.
He IS that good. He IS that talented. And he IS that surfing phenom who someday will be World Champ.
Need some more convincing? Watch the clip. John John makes his presence known and he makes his statement loud and clear. How sick is this kid? No. Seriously. If there ever was a true definition for the word Wunderkind, John John Florence would be it.
“Departure Delayed” also features guest appearances by Nathan Florence, Ivan Florence, Kiron Jabour, and Greyson Fletcher, so check it out!
To attack fearlessly and recklessly, that’s what the Japanese word “Banzai” means. And judging from Greyson’s recent assault at the Banzai Skate Park, the boy was all about being a Kamikaze daredevil.
Check out Greyson in a couple of links. It’s good for your soul.
The Fletcher’s value their family time together and they also value family traditions. Each year, during the holiday season, they gather as a group to make their annual trek to get their Christmas pictures taken at the local Target Portrait Studio.
Don’t you just love the sweaters? Give credit to Herbie for that one! He knows what colors look great on who.
And, oh, you should see the merriment in their eyes and hear their jovial laughter during this yuletide festivity!
Sharing memories such as these, year after year, is what brings a warm twinkle in all of their eyes. Who wouldn’t want to drink cocoa with Greyson Fletcher? Or hear Nathan dive into character and recite passages from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”? This is what Christmas is supposed to be about. And this is how the Fletcher’s do it.
The family has been gracious enough to provide us with some of their past holiday cheer. They sure get into the spirit of things!
And for those of you who are interested, we will be uploading the video clip of Christian singing “Oh Holy Child of Bethlehem” very shortly as well, so stay tuned for that!
But Greyson has a hot new chick in his life.
Sifting through old records and photo albums, Christian recently came upon this archaic image. Check it out! It’s probably the first known record of the early Fletcher pilgrim settlers. How cool is that? Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great Herbie Miles Standish Fletcher and his lovely lady Dibi Priscilla and their handsome little brood.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Nathan was invited to surf in this season’s Eddie Aikau Invitational. Not everyone can just register their name and expect to participate in this contest. To be included in the Eddie is like some rite of passage for big wave riders. It is no easy feat, and is actually quite a big deal. So we’re more than proud and stoked to announce Nathan’s invite, and want to congratulate him as well as the other elite invitees who have the honor to surf and compete in such a prestigious event. Go guys, go! Eddie would have wanted it that way!
We’ve just got in our Astrodeck inventory for the season. We’re fully loaded with the 123 Nathan’s, the CF grips, the 949 Kolohe Andino’s, the OG Archy…
And now we’re super excited about our new 808 John John Florence Traction Pad. We’re sure that, both the black and white (with inner red), and the multi-color John Johns are gonna sell like hotcakes. And what great timing to get them in stock as the Winter Season kicks in?! The pads are multi-grid with a 45° to vert kicktail, built-in arch, and overall lighter weight.
We’re also proud to announce the arrival of the new 984 Makua Rothman Astrodeck Pad. This traction is in a solid black color with orange highlights, and also has the 45° kicktail with built-in arch, The pad is lighter in weight, and you’ll feel that on your board while you’re surfing. (By the way, have you seen Makua surf? Do you know what he’s capable of at places like Jaws? He’s so plugged in - it makes us shiver!)
So after you’re finished reading our kick-ass and informative blog, mosey on over to Astrodeck’s online store and order yourself some killer ‘deck - maximum foot grip from the original traction company! You won’t get better traction anywhere else. That’s a given.