Video: Chad Marshall and Surfing’s New Genre

ChadMarshallHeelsideCheckSmallerVice Magazine follows Chad Marshall out to sea as he gives them a peek at what he and Scott Anderson have been working on lately. Together they’ve been developing some experimental surfboards that are allowing them to shred in new ways and bust some longboarding-esq tricks, such as shuv-its and heeside checks.

The boards are short and semi-finless, making them very agile and allowing them to break out sideways while the rider retains control. In the words of Chad Marshall, “…it’s a new genre of surfing that hasn’t been explored yet, or you know, people haven’t pushed it to the limits, and it’s pretty bitchin’.”¬†Bitchin’ it is indeed. Even cooler is seeing how longboarding style movements and tricks are influencing surfing, the very sport it was born out of.

I hadn’t seen anything like this before and was stoked when I watched this time and time again, so I figured I’d pass it along to y’all.¬†Check it out and let us know what you think in our comments section below.

Photos: Norm and Francis Storm Malibu

There’s a cool company from Cali called “Valhalla Longboards” who are currently supporting two east coast skaters, Norman Plante and Francis Cooper Darquea. Their crew grabbed a camera and flocked to some beautiful Malibu roads and captured some really rad shots. Check out Valhalla on their Facebook page and follow this link for the rest of the photos captured that day: valhallalongboards.com/malibu-fog-photos/

-Connor