After a long day in Manhattan I made the trek across the water to the narrow peninsula that sits just southeast of Brooklyn; Rockaway. If you’ve never been to Rockaway it can be a bit of a culture shock. Roughly 3 blocks wide, this beach is home to some of the richest culture in all of New York City. The bay is situated on the north side and the south side opens up directly to the Atlantic Ocean. Modern Rockaway isn’t as much of the rough-and-tumble telltale that you’ve likely heard about. The Rockaways were met with Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012, devastation ensued for the tiny peninsula in a way that no one could imagine. “We heard there was going to be flooding, but this street had never really seen more than about 4 inches of water.” This is Thomas Brookins, New York surfer, filmmaker, and de facto ambassador for his home of Rockaway. I was told there were houses floating up the street, pieces of the boardwalk thrown blocks away, carnage. Among the structures lost, memories went with them. Pictures, keepsakes, family heirlooms; entire lives and history were gone.
This weekend is the LAST weekend to take advantage of our Early Bird Warehouse Sale Online!
There are super limited quantities left in our Early Bird online supply. Now is your chance to grab a sick board for a sick price before they are gone forever.
If you miss out on the deals online, come party with us! Help us clean out our warehouse and snag a ridiculous deal on 2014 goods by stopping by our Brooklyn Flagship Store on Saturday, March 7th. Head out to 154 Grand Street in Brooklyn for food, music and awesome deals from 12-8! Who’s coming out?!
Congratulations to Dejaune Jones for his 4th place finish at Guajataca!
Rewind roughly 6 months, and Dejaune was in a totally different place – in an ambulance with several vertebrae broken as well as a rib, after hitting a guard rail during a race heat at the Madison County Gravity Fest. Thankfully, there was no paralysis although the doctors were unsure of his potential for recovery. Back and spinal injuries are nothing to joke about, and even with confidence that Dejaune would be walking again, there was the question of how well.
But Dejaune has spent the past 6 months astounding both his team-mates as well as his doctors, making everyone cringe every time he insisted on getting back on a skateboard or his BMX in the early months after his injury. But perseverance paid off, and after only 6 weeks he was back on his bike in the park, and after 4 months, was back to filming high speed downhill skateboarding!
For 2015 Dejaune is already going hard and not letting his injury stand in his way. Within just a few months of his re-introduction to downhill, Dejaune competed in, and placed 4th at the 2015 Guajataca Downhill Festival. We want to use this opportunity to give Big D a big shout-out for the finals finish, and our best wishes for his continued recovery, and his success in 2015!
Go big D!
Elusive in manner, big in stature, and a whole lot of hair around the edges.
The Longbeard is a beast that first appeared in Wheelbase magazine and on our website in No Shave November. It made a few select appearances in Decembeard, caught on camera by the Wheelbase crew, and once Janu-hairy is over, this beard might just disappear.
Limited to 100 pieces, each one hand-numbered, the Bustin x Wheelbase Longbeard is soon to be cut back before Febru-hairy arrives. We only have 3 left on-shelf. If you want one.. now’s your chance. Save ’em from the razor HERE.
Winter is in full force here in New York City, so we decided to heat things up with the Jump In The Box sale!
Featuring 25% off all Limited Edition quick-ship decks, 20% off all Bustin apparel (including our custom organic line), and 10% off Signature Custom Boards, and Free Shipping to the US? You heard it right. Shipping is also discounted including $5.99 to Canada, and $59.99 or lower anywhere else in the world.
If you’re ordering from somewhere warm, one of the Bustin Crew might just jump into your box. Get the couch ready. (William Royce will bring his own shampoo).