Toasting the August Issue

posted by / Blogs / June 10, 2010

Dunphy, Micah Byrne, Brandy Faber and Brian Toth. They didn't have to squeeze this tight to fit in the picture.

Michael Dunphy, Micah Byrne, Brandy Faber and Brian Toth. Pals.

We are magazine fans; we are party fans — and so arose the idea of giving each new issue of SURFING its own proper sendoff, with a monthly mixer of friends and associates.

Last night, at the A Restaurant in Newport Beach, CA, we unveiled SURFING’s August issue to an intimate crowd of top-shelf humans. The A swelled with the SURFING family, pros from around the world, and beloved friends from brands like Analog, Hurley, RVCA, Nike 6.0, SUPERbrand, Channel Islands, Dragon, Reef and many more. Kai Neville’s Landscape Altered and the Reef masterpiece Cancer to Capricorn (poly-bagged with all copies of the August issue) played silently on the bar’s flat-screen, subtle enough not to distract from the party at hand. It was a success that will be repeated every four weeks until the sun explodes.

Clay Marzo found his way onto the August cover with a patented speed-tweak layback from the Landscape Altered trip to Indonesia. Clay is as SURFING Magazine as it gets, and he’s so incredibly white-hot right now — we couldn’t be more pleased to have him gracing the cover.

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate, and please pencil us in next month for September’s Issue Release Mixer — it’s going to be a doozy.

This cyclist got worked outside The A in Newport. Things got better after that.

This cyclist got worked outside The A in Newport. Things got better after that.

SURFING sales machine Saxon Boucher with Analog brand manager/denim enthusiast Adam Warren.

SURFING sales machine Saxon Boucher with Analog brand manager/denim enthusiast Adam Warren.

SURFING Publisher Tony Perez (left) with former SURFER Publisher (now Dragon Brand Manager) Ricky Irons. It's not weird.

SURFING Publisher Tony Perez (left) with former SURFER Publisher (now Dragon Brand Manager) Ricky Irons. It's not weird.

Andrew Doheny and John Oda.

Breakout surf filmmaker Riley Blakeway came straight from the skatepark, with Andrew Doheny and John Oda.

Jordan Ogier, Lauren Ingalls and Cheyenne Arnold — trois lovelies, tres lovely.

Jordan Ogier, Lauren Ingalls and Cheyenne Arnold — trois lovelies, tres lovely.

Newp Doggy Dogs: Nolan Hall, Pat Towersey, Jesse Merle Jones and Pat Lloyd

Newp Doggy Dogs: Nolan Hall, Pat Towersey, Jesse Merle Jones and Pat Lloyd

Andy Warhol called — he wants his haircut back. Ford Archbold makes a pop-art face.

Andy Warhol called — he wants his haircut back. Ford Archbold makes a pop-art face.

Brian Toth of PR, Jason Miller of SURFING, Michael Dunphy of VB and Dylan Graves of PR.

Brian Toth of PR, Jason Miller of SURFING, Michael Dunphy of VB and Dylan Graves of PR.

Dunphy, Micah Byrne, Brandy Faber and Brian Toth. They didn't have to squeeze this tight to fit in the picture.

Dunphy, Micah Byrne, Brandy Faber and Brian Toth.

Ryan Quinn, Heath "Nutty" Walker and PJ Connell.

Ryan Quinn, Heath "Nutty" Walker and PJ Connell.

Jack Morrissey and Tothy behind the lenses.

Jack Morrissey and Tothy behind the lenses.

Stacey Carr and Matt Shadbolt.

Stacey Carr and Matt Shadbolt.

Brandy Faber, Alie Walencikowski, Britt Pepper and Jimmicane.

Brandy Faber, Alie Walencikowski, Britt Pepper and Jimmicane.

Nick Greeninger of the Rip Curl.

Nick Greeninger of the Rip Curl.

Shea Perkins and friends.

Shea Perkins and friends.

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4 Responses to “Toasting the August Issue”

  1. everyone says:

    looks like everyone who doesn’t matter was there…
    not one photographer or one surfer that really matters showed up

  2. taino says:

    dylan rips stfu

  3. HUHHH says:

    NEWS FLASH!!!!

    ANDY WARHOL WAS A FAG!!! (HOMOSEXUAL)

    now when someone explain why surfers keep bringing him up????

  4. SAMO says:

    NEWS FLASH!!!

    YOU’RE A FUCKING MORON!!! (no clarification necessary)

    will someone explain how homosexuality and surfing are mutually exclusive in this fvckwad’s mind?

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