Summer Breeze

 

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Midway through the season and we’ve fully shifted into chill mode with relaxed summer style. The STYLE OF SPORT SHOP at HUCKBERRY carries all sorts of great gear, apparel and accessories for guys and girls to keep that vibe going strong. Hammocks, beach towels, tees, sandals, boardshorts and a whole lot more, check it out to see what else summer has in store… and at special sale prices too!

 

ROW 1: YELLOW LEAF HAMMOCK $169.98.  Go next-level chill swinging away in these ultra-plush, artisan-woven hammocks from Yellow Leaf. TOPO DESIGNS ROVER BACKPACK $139. This classic rucksack is the perfect size to port those summer essentials. Cool color combo adds a modern touch. VISSLA FLORA AND FAUNA BOARDSHORTS $49.98. Super comfortable, these Vissla boardshorts are made from sustainable, upcycled coconut fiber, adding environmental responsibility to their nature themed style.

ROW 2: VINTAGE ROLEX GMT MASTER 16700 $6100. A timeless classic, the Rolex GMT Master is a watch that is always in fashion. Its bright red and black bezel has extra summer appeal. Huckberry carries a curated selection of vintage Rolexes that come with a certificate of authenticity and documentation of each watch’s officially appraised value. RELWEN THERMAL CREW LOOP $124.98. Ultra comfortable with perfect relaxed style, this cozy thermal is the perfect layer for chilly summer nights. MARITIME SUPPLY COMPANY ANCHOR CORD BRACELET $28.98. Available in colorful nylon or rugged leather, Maritime Supply Company’s bracelets are hand-casted and hand-finished, and feature the signature anchor that reminds you of the sea no matter how far away you may be.
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The Sunfish

 

 

There are few images more evocative of summer than that of a Sunfish sailboat lazily cruising around a lake or bay — with its cheerfully striped triangle sail, topped off with the black silhouette of its namesake fish. If you went to summer camp or grew up near a flat body of water, chances are you learned how to sail on a Sunfish or at least were along for the ride. The Sunfish has been around since 1952 and continues to be one the most popular sailboats for both beginners and experienced sailers alike.

The Sunfish is distinguished by its simplicity, which makes it one of the easiest boats on which to learn how to sail, for both kids and adults alike. Its small size and single “lateen” sail (a triangular sail mounted at an angle on the mast), with its basic two line rigging, make it an easy boat to set up and set sail. Upgrades can be added for competitive sailing, of which the Sunfish is in fact a popular class of racing.

Sailing basics, like learning how to tack and jibe and use the wind, are easy to teach on a small boat. Being so low on the water, its size makes it very responsive too. Says Susan Koehler, one of the founders and owners of The Dinghy Shop in Amityville, Long Island in New York, and one of the largest Sunfish dealers on the East Coast, “With the Sunfish you can feel the water, feel the wind, and feel the response of the boat.”

Part of the fun of being so low in the water is on a hot summer day you’re sure to get wet — be it a refreshing splash or a likely dunk, if like this editor you decide to take one out for a sail for the first time since summer camp. Yes, the Sunfish can be easy to tip as we did, but they are easy to right as well and a good laugh usually ensues. Though I was acting as first mate, after 30 plus years my skipper’s sailing basics returned quickly as we jibed, tacked and sailed our way home — with me gleefully leaning off the side of the keeling boat, laughing and smiling just as I’d done as a kid.

A Sunfish is still what summer memories are made of.

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Time For A SUPgrade

 

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If you’ve been Stand Up Paddleboarding for a while now — preferring the serene waters of a bay or lake over ocean waves, but still riding a traditional surfboard shaped SUP — it might be time to graduate to a race or touring board. With a nose shaped more like a kayak, called a “displacement hull”, these sleek and streamlined boards are designed to go fast and straight, cutting though choppy waters and gliding with ease.

Touring boards are generally more stable and are wider than race boards, designed for recreational paddlers, while race boards tend to be narrower, designed for more advanced and competitive paddlers. Touring boards come in a variety of different lengths, depending on personal preference, while race boards are either 12’6 or 14 ft. As we kick off the second half of the summer, here are 6 of our favorite race and touring boards ready to take your paddling to the next level.

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FROM LEFT: STARBOARD ALL STAR $3499. Combining stability with speed, the All Star is the most popular and versatile race board in the Starboard lineup. Ideal for both beginner and elite level riders, the concave bottom shape provides speed on flatwater, and though narrow at 23″, stability and control from the side planes and sharp rail edge. With a noticeable flex, energy is generated from the body moving up and down during paddle strokes. As with most race boards, it is available in a 12’6 and 14 ft. length.

SIC MAUI 12’6 TWC $1699. If you want a fast all around fitness/race board that has a bit more width for added stability, this is your board. Stability is the key to SIC boards winning pedigree and design philosophy that you are fastest when standing on your board as opposed to lying in the water next to it. The wave piercing bow and dual zone rocker offer low drag in calm waters with the stability needed in choppier conditions. Sharp rails at the tail shear water to maximize speed.

NAISH GLIDE 12’6” X30 GS $1999. The Glide 12’6″ X30 GS is the ideal choice for riders of any level who want increased stability for touring, enjoying downwind ocean runs, recreational racing, and fitness training. It features a penetrating V nose and a flat rocker for phenomenal gliding performance on flat water, with ample thickness and width for stability and planing in the ocean.
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Who Shot Sports

 

 

Now on view at the Brooklyn Museum is Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present — one of the most comprehensive presentations of sports photography ever organized. Encompassing approximately 230 works — from daguerreotypes and salted paper prints to digital images — the photographs capture unforgettable moments in sport history and celebrate the universal appeal of sports that transcend the competition.
 
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Curated by Gail Buckland, a companion book, Who Shot Sports, accompanies the exhibition. The creator and editor of Who Shot Rock & Roll, Buckland shows the range, cultural importance, and aesthetics of sports photography through the work of 165 extraordinary photographers that include Richard Avedon, Toni Frissell, LeRoy Grannis, Ernst Haas, Walter Iooss, Jr., Heinz Kleutmeier, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Neil Leifer, Martin Munkacsi, Edward Muybridge, Leni Reifenstahl, Howard Schatz, Flip Schulke, George Silk, and Andy Warhol – among many others.
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Tri It Out

 

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Mid-way through the summer and the triathlon season is in full swing. Swim, bike, run… if you’re a gear head, this is the sport for you! We asked Lucy Danziger, Founder and CEO of Hintd (the website that lets you create your ultimate wish list that anyone can shop), an Ironman triathlete herself, for some of her favorite training and competition essentials. From Ironman to Olympic to sprint distance races, whether you’re an old pro or newbie to the sport, here are a few hot picks to get a little edge on the competition this summer! 

TOP ROW: SPECIALIZED ALIAS SPORT $2500. Combining performance with versatility, the Specialized Alias Sport is perfect for riders looking to get into triathlons who still want the design of a traditional road bike. The full-carbon frame combines tri-specific geometry with aerodynamic tube shaping, a zero-offset seatpost, and clip-on aerobars — eliminating the need for a both a race and training bike. The Alias Sport is made for triathletes who want one bike for every ride. GARMIN 920XT GPS WATCH $450. Offering a plethora of tri-sport tracking and data, along with everyday fitness monitoring, the Garmin 920XT is your ultimate swim, bike, and run companion. With a vivid color screen that boldly displays training metrics, this GPS watch is made for elite and amateur athletes alike. Wear it all day to monitor your steps, activity, and calories, and stay in touch with email, text and other smart notifications the watch displays.

ROW 2: GIRO SYNTHE MIPS HELMET $269.95. With the Synthe MIPS Helmet, Giro introduces the industry-leading Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) safety technology into its top-end helmet. Combining the best of aerodynamics and ventilation, this lightweight helmet slices through the air, keeping riders cool and comfortable with giant vents and Aero Mesh Panels — all in a stylish package. UNDER ARMOUR MID-CROSSBACK BRA $34.99. With a tight compression fit; smooth double-layer HeatGear® fabric; and signature Moisture Transport System, this sportbra will keep you cool, comfortable and supported throughout your training run and rides. Crossover straps with keyhole detail offer a bit of extra style too. ROKA MAVERICK X TRIATHLON WETSUIT $900. Though pricey, the new Maverick X from Roka is revolutionary in its design. By inverting the existing paradigm and starting with the arms up, this wetsuit is designed for total mobility throughout the stroke. Says Lucy Danziger, “It’s so thin and yet buoyant — like a skin more than a wetsuit. The sleeves don’t constrict at all so you feel fast and high in the water without the usual tight wetsuit feeling.” Says Roka, “It is the freest, fastest wetsuit ever built.”
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Sporty Beach Reads: Summer 2016

 

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Hanging at the beach or chilling on the porch, there’s nothing like a good book to keep you company on a hot summer day… and a rainy one too. From literary masterpieces to trashy bestsellers, new releases to old classics, here are 9 of our favorite sporty beach books for Summer 2016. Baseball, football, surfing, climbing and more… even if you don’t like sports, we think you’ll still enjoy these timeless stories and compelling reads. 

BARBARIAN DAYS by William Finnegan (2015)

Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography, Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession. Says Sports Illustrated, “Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting.” Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.

SHOE DOG by Phil Knight (2016)

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. The man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. Now, in a memoir that’s surprising, humble, unfiltered, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last.

HOUSE OF NAILS: A MEMOIR OF LIFE ON THE EDGE by Lenny Dykstra (2016)

Nicknamed “Nails” for his hustle and grit, Lenny Dykstra approached the game of baseball — and life — with mythic intensity. During his decade in the majors as a center fielder for the legendary 1980s Mets and the 1990s Phillies, he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series of the modern era. Tobacco-stained, steroid-powered, and booze-and-drug-fueled, “Nails” also defined a notorious era of excess in baseball. Funny, unflinchingly honest, and irresistibly readable, House of Nails makes no apologies and leaves nothing left unsaid.
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Rob Pruitt x J.Crew

 

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J.Crew has just launched a collection of 3 rash guards in collaboration with artist Rob Pruitt. Inspired by his Gradient Faces Series, 50% of the proceeds from these rash guard will be donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation in support of UV Safety month for July.

Rob Pruitt is a contemporary American conceptual artist whose work is notoriously eclectic, humorous, and ironic. Describing his own work, Pruitt has said his pieces are “basically blown-up versions of dining table craft projects.” A common thread in his work is multiplicity and he often creates serial paintings that share the same subject yet contain twists in composition. His Gradient Faces series is an example: scrawled line drawings of different facial expressions which are then transferred onto color gradients and flocked.

The Rob Pruitt for J.Crew collection is now available at J.Crew. Says Pruitt, “Seeing my art on a rash guard is like seeing my art on a human body as opposed to a canvas. I like how it changes from person to person.”

We like how it changes from surfer to surfer!

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Independence Play

 

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THE STARS & STRIPES, THEY ARE CALLING. 

THREE CHEERS FOR THE RED WHITE & BLUE. 

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

 
LEFT COLUMN: FILA LOGO BUCKET HAT $35. In patriotic colors and just in time for Wimbledon watching, it’s the classic bucket hat from Fila. Check it out at Urban Outfitters along with other iconic Fila pieces! GIVENCHY LEATHER TRIMMED NEOPRENE BACKPACK $1880. Cut from sporty neoprene and decorated with the brand’s signature stars and stripes, this spacious backpack is sized just right to stash all your July 4th essentials. PILLBOX BAT CO. OLD GLORY BAT $159.98. Batter up this holiday weekend! One of a collection of beautifully hand-painted bats, each Pillbox baseball bat is made in the USA and ready to play! SOLID & STRIPED ANNE-MARIE STRIPED SWIMSUIT $168. The Anne-Marie one-piece swimsuit is a favorite Solid & Striped style. The scoop neck and plunging back combines for an ultra-flattering look. EDIE PARKER JEAN LONE STAR CLUTCH $1235. This confetti and pearlescent acrylic clutch is Texas flag inspired and meticulously crafted in the USA. VUARNET VL 1508 $375. Made famous by downhill gold medalist Jean Vuarnet in the 1960 Winter Olympics, Vuarnet sunglasses are back and better than ever. These red, white, and blue plus tortoise shell frames hold the iconic mineral glass Vuarnet lenses, distinguished by their engraved V on a ski.

CENTER COLUMN: LE COQ SPORTIF LE MONT ST.MICHEL DRESS $235. To celebrate the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, Le Coq Sportif, official clothing sponsor for the event, and Le Mont Saint Michel, a French knitwear brand, have created a chic and sporty capsule collection, of which this red, white and blue dress is a style highlight! GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND SUPER STAR SNEAKERS $340. American flag inspired, these red, white, and blue cotton and leather sneakers feature a superstar print with the signature Golden Goose Deluxe Brand distressed finish. TEN SPEED HERO TRI COLOR JERSEY $140. Available for both men and women, this red, white and blue cycling jersey is just one of the mod designs from Ten Speed Hero you may want to sport whether you’re cycling or not!

RIGHT COLUMN: DAFIN RED, WHITE & BLUE SWIMFINS $69.95. DaFin Swim Fins are the Official Swim Fin of the United States Lifesaving Association since 2006 and the fin of choice of the world’s best watermen and women. MICHAEL STARS STARS & STRIPE SCARF $30. Make any outfit patriotic this holiday with this stars and stripe scarf.  P.E.NATION REBOUND LEGGINGS $135. Color blocked in red, white and blue, these leggings will take you from the gym to the barbecue to the fireworks this July 4th!  WEMBLY FROZEN TREAT POOL FLOAT $19.99. Don’t worry it won’t melt! Cool off with this 6 ft. ice pop pool float this Independence Day.

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