Soulriders is located in the Northern California town of Santa Rosa. This unique shop is a tribute to how Surfing, Skateboarding, Hot Rods and Music are connected since the 1950’s. Featuring surf clothing brands that preach the heritage side of surfing and how hot rods are part of that heritage is the goal of Soulriders. The history of Skateboarding is well represented here with boards from the early 60’s to current boards all over the shop. You never know what legendary skateboarders and personalities you might see there as this shop is frequented by skaters and surfers from all eras and really is like no other shop in the world. While you’re there it will be very noticeable that Soulriders has vast amounts of cool clothes, vinyl records, memorabilia and lot’s and lot’s of Bustin Boards. If you ever get up north of San Francisco do yourself a favor and say hi to the owners who are also long time skaters, surfers and hot rod enthusiasts! Soulriders 404 Mendocino Ave Santa Rosa, Ca 95401 707-978-3810
This Friday will be our first post celebrating the beautiful differences between all of our partners in retail all over the world. In other words, the shops that work with us to get Bustin Boards in the hands of our Bustin Boards “Skate Everything” faithful! Just as riders of Bustin Boards tend to be the kind of skaters that ride everything from ditches, parks, pools, downhill and street, so do our retail partners have that same varied approach to presenting there shop mantra. So check in every Friday to explore with us some of the sickest shops around, how they operate, what they offer and where it is they call home!!
Action Sports photographers are your best friend, your static extension, your personal GoPro ready to capture the moment. All you have to do is something sweet, the photog will make you look cool with their lens. Sometimes you see ’em, sometimes you don’t. At longboard events they’re lurking in the bushes, or right in your face with the flash blasting. Either way – we depend on these soldiers to get in there and capture the goods. Thank you photographers for your service!
Photographers can go on tour! There are plenty longboard skateboard events these days for a photog to really get to know the skaters, and to add depth to their work. Each rider has strengths & style of their own. Slide Jam, Push Race, Boarder Cross, Downhill, Slalom, Street, Park, team shoot, brand ad – you name it. Pick your favorite sessions and get to know the riders, we salute you for that!
Ashlee Brown figured it out, and has gained a lot of experience shooting long board skate events professionally, as Ashlee Kristin Photography. Here are a few shots from Downhill Skateboard events in Michigan this summer.
“I started doing photography because it allowed me to capture special moments, use my creativity and view the world in a way that others may not normally see. It really makes you appreciate the little things in life and that’s why I love it.
I picked up my first longboard six years ago and couldn’t get enough. I honestly had no idea there was such an awesome scene for it in Michigan and I got to witness that when I was asked to photograph my first longboard event in 2013.
I’ve been so fortunate to meet some of the coolest and most talented people through longboarding and have made some of the best friends I could ask for. I have mad respect for these guys and ladies because I get to witness their passion firsthand and it’s always incredibly inspiring.
As a local photographer, I also shoot a lot of weddings, seniors, families, etc… But nothing beats hanging out at a race event all day with my “skate family” and snapping photos of my friends doing what they love.” -Ashlee
Look for Ashlee’s camera at events around West Michigan this winter and follow 2015 skate season events via facebook, Ashlee Kristen Photography.