Displaced Californians find all sorts of creative ways to take the beach with them, from retaining their bro'd-out jargon, to jars. Wildly colored jars! From a Cali-born Virginian who wanted to bring the gnar-shredding with him: Glide.
Handcrafted by a San Diego transplant and architect now based in Richmond, Glide's slick skateboards employ reclaimed and sustainable materials (though really, what doesn't these days?), and're all inspired by the "grace of surfing", as apparently Will can't even drop into a wave. Awesomely, many of the shorter decks are made from maple floor boards pulled off the VSU basketball court, and include the signature, logo'd-out Drop, a less-shapely model whose flatter tail earned it the name Stubbie, and the fish-shaped Ahi -- try to ride this thing before you're ready, and your elbows will end up fittingly raw. Longer cruisers take the form of the traditional-designed Mali with variable wheel sizes, the Chief (which at 4ft, is the line's longest), and the Nanner, which they claim is so fun to ride it will "give you a perma-grin", explaining why the Joker spends most of Dark Night III just building mad skate parks everywhere.
Because one's home ought to be as thrashworthy as his board, Glide also churns out a small selection of furniture including a rad, maple boxcar credenza described as a storage solution with "funk!", the retention of which is one of ripe Cali surfers' most common ways of holding on to their identity.