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slide1Sprinkling her soulful sliding skills and good life vibe at breaks around the world, Kassia Meador has been a longtime source of inspiration for the surf community, myself included. I loved her already for being a Los Angeles-area local, but her continued expression of grace and creativity is attention grabbing. She has a contagious attitude and style that’s difficult to ignore, which she translated into her own signature line of wetsuits for a number of seasons with her former sponsor, Roxy. Now behind the wheel of her brand, Kassia Surf, Meador continues to share her personal style with all her fellow “mermaids” and gives us the space treatment this Spring in her debut season. If the lookbook below is any indication, this is the start of something beautiful. Take a peep and pre-order your suit here.

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Officially launching January 15, adidas and Stella McCartney are expanding their partnership and introducing StellaSport, a junior-focused fitness line with the sleek aesthetic you’ve come to know from Stella. Think the Selena Gomez-approved NEO line meets adidas by Stella McCartney, to be exact. The brand promises the usual intention of mixing gym-to-street styles for an effortless transition throughout your day and also lists “self-lacing” sneakers (!) in its mix. Peek the look book below.

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342e2754b3c028378bb3668c4949ab32The Endless Summer is one of my all-time favorite movies, so I never quite get tired of seeing product inspired by the film despite its ubiquity. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Dusters partnered with Bruce Brown, the film’s director, on a vibrant set of completes. Take your pick between the cruiser and longboard. Plus, both come with inlaid bottle openers – neat touch.

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I’m not sure if I’ve ever truly disliked a NTM release, but I have definitely overly loved and admired many of the drops they’ve done, especially in 2014. July’s new 3-pack looks like another stellar set to me as Nike pairs up with husband-wife team Flavio Samelo and Jayelle Hudson, creating unique looks by combing the two artists work into one. Which is your favorite?

Also, has anyone out there ever purchased an NTM product? Worth the money in your opinion?

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Sometimes I feel that I am thisclose to converting this into a board blog, but I can’t help what I like. As long as there are beautiful boards being made, I shall keep swooning and showing them.

This latest quartet is part of Free People‘s FP Movement collaboration with Quiksilver, world class shapers, and Pistache. They cost a pretty penny (like a few months rent), but are undeniably striking. The first one is my favorite since it has an 80s surf vibe.

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This is a PSA for Father’s Day, which is this upcoming Sunday should you be behind. If your dad is like mine, then the official World Cup match ball is the perfect gift. Easy. Done. This year’s model, the Brazuca, is super nice and has a unique texture unlike previous WC balls. It also feels considerably more solid than say the 2006 +Teamgeist. Get it here!

Also, here’s a bonus video from Paul Smith, who created his own limited edition World Cup ball. Sold out, unfortunately.