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Who is Craig Stecyk III:

If you’ve ever thought something about surf or skate culture was cool, Craig Stecyk III probably had his hand in it. For four decades now, he has been involved in continuing to shape both surf and skate ethos, as well as integrate the essentials of counterculture with incredible art through efforts such as film, writing, and art installations. But he’s done it all with a layer of ambiguity. He rarely comes into the spotlight, and leaves much to the imagination even when he does.

Criag Stecyk Quote

Stecyk III grew up on the beaches and streets of LA, where he was quick to jump into both surf and skating worlds. He worked at a beach rental stand in exchange for keeping his surfboard closer to the water, and dug through trash cans for old converse to skate in. He was deeply embedded in a network of surf and skate pioneers at a young age, and quickly became involved himself.


Stecyk says he began participating in the artistic side simply because he was exposed to the resources. When asked how he became drawn to art, photography and writing, he said, “My father had been a documentarian during World War II. I grew up in a house with a darkroom, industrial tools, and cameras.”



So what exactly has he done?


Stecyk III co-founded Zephyr Surfboards and Skateboards, co-wrote the award winning documentary, Dogtown And Z-Boys, and has participated in over 300 art shows around the world.


He is now described as an artist, photographer, writer, filmmaker, and pioneer of skate, surf, and street cultures. His work has been recognized by people around the world. Some of his work (in the form of skateboards) is held permanently at the Smithsonian. He was asked to glyph on the outside of MOMA, and later to have his hand painted surfboards presented there. He also gifted Olympic commemorative surfboards at the Obama White House.


What we’re trying to say is: C.R. Stecyk III is a total badass.


Stecyk says he doesn’t refer to his work as art, but emphasizes his excitement to start every project with the spontaneity of having no idea how it will turn out. “It’s fun to have to make spontaneous decisions that matter,” he says. “To a certain extent it’s motivational. Especially if you’ve got a steep learning curve [ahead of you] – it inspires you to innovate if there are real consequences involved. Which is one of the reasons why surfing or skateboarding or riding motorcycles or going fast in vehicles – responsibly – is so inspiring.”

 

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What about his recent work?


Since Stecyk has become the well known influencer of skate and surf that we know today, he has continued to slowly come out of the shadows and collaborate more and more with influencers in these different worlds.


He has worked with Hurley, pioneering the Hurley Printing Press, as well as many collaborations on things like surfboard and graphic designs.


As air Jordans made their way into skate culture, Stecyk embraced the adoption and collaborated with Nike to come out with a Jordan 1 SB inspired by his "Northwest Passage" art gallery showing of the late 1980's, which incorporated bronze casting and spray paint.

He also teamed up with Vice for film work related to the release of these Nike shoes and other skate projects.


Stecyk also collaborated recently with two-time world surfing champion Carissa Moore to design a custom surfboard graphic.



Collaboration with Nixon:


In September of 2018, Stecyk III released a collaboration with Nixon on a limited edition watch and camera bag. The C.R. Stecyk III Limited Edition Descender has a uniquely designed Cerakote graffiti splattered case and caseback. The most exciting part about this collaboration: Only 100 were made and distributed worldwide. Talk about limited edition!


Nixon and Stecyk have long described themselves as mutual fans of each others’ brands. Stecyk was excited to collab with Nixon watches to create one of his own that would represent the everyday needs and aesthetics of both of their brands.


We especially love this collaboration because it bridges the gap we all want to live in, between street culture, art, and style.



More Nixon Watches:

Nixon Watches Anchor Chief

We too, love Nixon as a brand. They pay special attention to the small details of both work and play environments that make a big difference on your everyday life.


Like Craig Stecyk III, we think Nixon watches are pretty dope. Which is why we carry dozens of them, as well as additional hats, wallets, and bags, that are sure to add function to your life whether at the skatepark, in the water, or the other less exciting stuff.




Here are a few of our favorite Nixon watches:

Nixon Watch BlackNixon Watches GunmetalNixon Watches Pink

Checkout more Nixon Products at Anchor Chief!


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And finally...

In awe of C.R. Stecyk now? Us too.


We’ll just leave you with our favorite inspiring and relatable quote from Craig Stecyk III from a Nordstrom interview:

Craig Stecyk III Quote


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Lennox Head BEACH SOUNDS Fest is an all ages, alcohol and drug free event held annually in the coastal town of Lennox Head and features some of the best upcoming Australian bands.

2018 LINE UP

The Pretty Littles
Eliza and the Delusionals
VOIID
Concrete Surfers
Viral Eyes
CRUM
Sook
Garage Sale
No Parade
MIND

+ winner of our Feed Music "High School Hero" competition. 

OTHER FUN ON THE NIGHT....

ART and MUSIC FAIR - free entry to all in the foyer. A great collection of regional art and music based stalls. 
FOOD and DRINK available on site. 
DOOR PRIZES provided by our great sponsor Skullcandy and Anchor Chief (GLOBE, The Critical Slide Society, All About Eve).

THE VENUE is right in Lennox Head. Pass outs available so enjoy the local cafes, restaurants, hotel and bars. 

WARNING
This is alcohol free event for guests and admission will be denied for any intoxicated patrons. Unruly behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in removal . No crowd surfing or aggressive dancing. Respect each other and look after your fellow concert goers. Zero tolerance will be shown to any patron harrassing other patrons or making them feel uncomfortable at our event. Any patron denied entry or re-entry to venue or removed from venue will not be provided with a refund.

 

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All ages are welcome. We would politely suggest that the event is aimed at teens and young adults. Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by a supervising adult who holds a ticket (max 4 kids per adult supervisor please). 
Pass outs will be allowed . The promoter and venue are not responsible for supervision of minors in any way but will provide a strictly alcohol free and drug free environment for guests, security will be present. Free water and rest areas are available. Kids are free to use the promoters telephone services to call parents if required.

 

What can I bring into the event?

We would suggest you dont bring anything except a small bag. Free cold water will be available. There is kiosk which will sell soft drinks and snacks. There will be a hot food vendor on site. We will be keeping the cost of food and drink to modest prices.

 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Your contact team is Ben Luke 17 year old of Lennox Groove and his father Nathan Luke. Email lennoxgroove@gmail.com

 

What's the refund policy?

A full refund is available 7 days out. After that point no refunds. Note no refunds are given for any patron refused entry or removed from the premises.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

YES please bring your ticket printed out to avoid any issues with phone, phone reception (which can be poor in Lennox on occasion).

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