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Kio Inagaki – Yellow Rat Clothing

GR gets more visitors during the holidays. This is Kio Inagaki who’s often referred to as one of the better surfers in the area, and the person behind Yellow Rat clothing visits and gifts me a new hoodie. Barry McGee refers to him as the “best underground surfer”. The print is below, it’s the same image that’s on some of his “Dingy” T shirts. We have them. The hoodie is actually interesting since it’s not just an ordinary cut. It’s made like hoodies from the 50s and the cuffs are folded over, the cut is actually unlike anything I’ve seen, and that’s how it’s done. From Kio’s blog: “Collaborated artwork of Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgalen, graphic art masters representing...

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A Chinese Ballerina is Now Surfing in China!

Darci Liu might not win International Surf Contests just yet and she lost in the first round of a pro surf contest in Hainan Island  against world champion Jennifer Smith. It’s not the loss, but it’s putting China on the map as a place where surfing can happen. She’s the ambassador after beginning a career as a ballerina. (Reuters – Darci Liu) [youtube]1syluGO3I70[/youtube]

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