Monday, April 5, 2010

Covert Blog is Moving!!!

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Get By.

This short from HBO does a really good job at showing you what skateboarding is all about. For once the deep pockets of Corporate America didn't f*ck it up. To bad the same can't be said about the show that this is a companion piece too. That show pretty much sucks at showing you what it's like to live in NYC. On the other hand it was dope to see Kelloggs Diner in last weeks episode. That spot is right up the block from me.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


The phone has been ringing for this one. Stussy / J DILLA Limited quantities. Come On.

HUF Spring 2010

New HUF arrived last week. All the gear looks really nice. HUF is striving to be the next sought after brand on the Skate / Street wear tip. HUF is knocking it out the park. The cut and sew looks great. The solid is a light weight long sleeve the plaid is a light weight short sleeve. Im into tag logo tee and a Patty Hearst tee in white. The hats are solid. The FUCK IT in reflective on the top is a hit. Be on the look out for HUF shoes Fall 2010. Its nice to know the brand is staying exclusive to its roots. Core Skate boutique shops only. No ZUMIEZ. This brand is catered to our clients looking for the next shit. Sorry for the awful pictures.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Nike Quickstrike Wallenburg Low

Newly in at Covert we have the Wallenburg Dunk Low QS. Given the color-blocking and release timing of the pair, making the St. Patty’s Day connection seemed obvious, but the beer-drenched holiday actually has no bearing on the inspiration behind the colourway. The shoe is actually a tribute to a small pam tree that grew on the steps of the Wallenberg Four, a famous skate spot in San Francisco. The midsole represents the second step of the Wallenberg Four, with the dark-grey colored upper midsole assuming the role as the waxed ledge. The insoles are a close-up image of the tree that rooted itself in the historic skater landmark. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
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When we closed BETA we decided to bring over the most exclusive brands to COVERT. We got our first hit from UNDEFEATED the other day.

5 BORO wood

We got a shipment of 5 Boro wood in. Re up on that old stick.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Tuesday March 9th is the RED BULL 3THREE STYLE inside THE GROOVE @ Universal City Walk. Its a free show!!!!
The head line dj is COSMO BAKER. The 3ThreeStyle is a dj contest with 8 up and comer djs from Orlando. Each DJ gets 15 minutes to rock the decks. The only rule is they must play at least 3 different styles of music in there set. They will be judged on music selection as well as mixing skills. Its going to be an awesome party. 18 and up Holla!

Can you believe they will let this guy be a Judge?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mini Ramp Footy

A couple of sessions at Jason's ramp with the COVERT team. Filmed and edited by Kevin Perez. Enjoy


Im trying to catch up on all the gear hitting the floor. Lakai Mike MO and DVS RICO CT.

Matix Denim & Diamond Headphones

We received new MATIX denim. Dizzark Blue and some really Black pants. We also got 3 pairs of the DIAMOND x MATIX

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Presenting the RIGHT FOOT FORWARD benefit art show. During the Summer of 2009 Cover Skateshop was broken into, and their entire shoe inventory was robbed,leaving owner, Tommy Mot, with nothing but a wall full of right shoes. Tommy came up with the idea to give all the floor models to local artists for them to redesign and sell to benefit Covert. Some of the artists include Andrew Spear,Dolla Bill, Dres13, just to name a few. Fastforward to February 20, 2010 at Bold Hype art gallery where we see Covert fans here to support the shop. Big thanks to Covert Skateshop, Andrew Spear and all the contributing artists, and Bold Hype Gallery for hosting the event. Pictures of all the art work will be in another post.

Filmed & Edited by Daniel Wheatley

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Crossroads Recap

Here is a video of the CROSSROADS Best Trick contest. Our rider Robert Lopez got a clip. Kickflip Backside 50/50.
Crossroads is a trade show put on by Jamie Thomas at ZERO / Black Box Distribution. Its a skateboarding specific trade show.
Good Job Robert on the exposure. Robert will be in town next month for the Tampa Pro.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Well we closed baby sister BETA due to a slow economy and brands opening questionable shops. But fear not all you Hundreds fans. COVERT has decided to carry the Hundreds torch. We just received the first batch of Johnson Mids in Black and Brown / Burgundy. We also have some left over tees from Beta. If you buy a pair of shoes I will discount a tee.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Right Foot Forward

February 20th is the opening of the RIGHT FOOT FORWARD art show at Bold Hype Gallery. Come see what 25 artists do to the display shoes left from a burglary last summer. The Covert skate team will be shredding some Skate Art from Team Payne.
Music will be provided by LT. SMASH. This is a sneak peak from Scott Scheidly's piece called Security. The show is going to be amazing. Please don't miss it.

For all you fruitbooters...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Covert Welcomes CHRIS BLAKE to the family

COVERT welcomes our new team rider CHRIS BLAKE. We are super stoked to have Chris on the team. Chris is making some noise in the skate scene and won last years Back to Banks best trick contest on the 10 stair hand rail. Chris rides for 5 BORO. East Coast represent!

Hit the full screen for a better viewing pleasure.

Covert Skate Shop Welcomes Chris Blake to the Family from MESH on Vimeo.

Chris Blake and friends in the Caymans.

ADIDAS Finally

After a momentary mix up, ADIDAS finally shipped. Unfortunately It is not our complete order. But everything looks good for the March shipment. Anyway here is what we were able to get our hands on. Campus Vulc Espresso, Campus Vulc
Black White re-up and the Skate in Silver. There is a little SKATE uprising happening. This shoe is supposed to be the next big ADIDAS style. Light with great board feel. Its also reasonably priced. So come and get it.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Literal Lyrics

Best lyrics ever!

Friday, January 29, 2010


Everybody Stoked!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Look who showed up for dinner, DIAMOND. Finally. Diamond has had there fair share of issues but they continue to bang out great product. Our first hit just showed up. Unfortunately it was partial shipment. Supplies are very limited. Don't sleep.

Bonus interview with Nick Tershay.

Monday, January 25, 2010

LAKAI MJ2 Select

Now you can skate as good as Marc Johnson. The MJ2 Select is now on the shelve. Looks great, Skates great. Posted a little Fully Flared footy in case you were under a rock and missed it.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


On the night of August 18 2009 COVERT SKATE SHOP was robbed. An entire selection of shoes were taken, leaving only the 20 display shoes on the wall. To turn this tragedy into something positive we teamed up with BOLD HYPE GALLERY and gave these shoes to some of our favorite artists. The artists will be using these shoes as their canvas or inspiration in creating new pieces of work. On February 20th come see how this negative event in COVERT's history is turned into a positive with this one of a kind art show.

Some of the artists will be Andrew Spear, Dolla, Brice Stephens, Dustin Orlando, Charles Marklin, Dennis Hansbury, Jester,
Nathan Spoor, Scott Scheidly, Rafeal Santiago, Phil Noto, Francesco Lo Castro, Johannah O Donnell, Bagger 43, Patrick Fatica, Douglas Hoffman, DRES 13, David Hoskins and the Diversitile Crew.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Surf Expo January 2010

Went to the Surf Expo last weekend with team riders Aaron Collier , Lam Le and Eroide Galano... Had met up with some other homies an made a montage of the footy we got...hope you enjoy Filmed and Edited By Kevin Perez.