Friday, June 26, 2009


Not to be out done by the Nike DEBACLE video yesterday.(below) Here is the long awaited heavily anticipated COVERT Skate Shop video. It is available for download here. Covert Video

Its been such a pain in the ass. Let me tell you. Tons of Lost footage, Computer Crashes, Multiple filmers and editors. Punk kids hi jacking footy. Ryan Nix getting the camera stolen in Miami was a real heartbreaker. Marco's new footage being recorded in some European standard that isn't compatible with the rest of the video sucked ass. So basically we decided to call it a wrap before the footy got to old. Besides some of the footy started popping up in other videos. Oh well, I hope there is a learning curve.

But for all the B.S. I must say its a pretty good video. Our team is solid. A.j. Burnett living the dream in Hollywood, Marco Lambertucci killing it in Italy, Fred Tan nuff said! Ryan Oconner RipnDip bitches. Oh and lets not forget the monster Robert Lopez Mont....Insane...Of course maybe our best rider doesnt even have a part. That would be Willy D Billions. Maybe next time we will keep better track of his footy. There is just so many more things to say and stories to tell. One thing for sure we learned a lot and will try not to repeat the same mistakes on the next project.

Thanks to everybody who helped get it done even the guys who did not come through. Special thanks to David Cahall for helping us call it a wrap. We are moving on to video two. Enjoy COVERT

Covert Skate Shop Video from d c on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


The new NIKE SB skate video is available for free download.
You can get it here. DEBACLE
Below is the trailer.... FYI the COVERT video drop will be Friday....

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Hot Off The Beta Press!!!

Here is the deal. We are going to need everybody’s help with this one. This sale will determine many things for BETA.

Saturday the 27th we are attempting to blow out ALL of our current inventory to make room for new product and to help us decide what direction we want to proceed in the future. We will have shoes starting at $25.00. Tees starting at $5.00. All accessories will be super cheap. If you spend enough money we will even through in stuff for FREE. You will not want to miss out on this sale. I know a lot of you have slept on our other sales in the past and have come in looking all sad the next day after your boy told you about how he came up on some deals. DONT SLEEP ! ! !

We are opening the store earlier and staying open later. The hours will be from 11am to 8pm. I might even stay open until 9 if necessary. Its up to you.

Be aware these sale prices WILL NOT be available after Saturday. Come through and support your LOCAL spot.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

Girls Skateboards / Where the Wild Things Are boards are hitting the shelves today. A ton of people have asked about collecting the whole set. There are a total of 7. We are offering a special price on the full set for the collectors.
To stoke you out I added the graphics and the trailer to the movie which is dropping in October below.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Skateboarding challenges observers to examine their preconceptions of what and who a city is for.

I ran across this article written by Ocean Howell. If you not familiar with his name, his was a pro skaterboarder for Birdhouse in the early to mid 90's. More recently, he has been writing articles off and on for Transworld Business. The article itself is kind of lengthly but well worth the effort. It's really interesting to see how far cities are going to subversely control who uses so called "public spaces".

The Poetics of Security: Skateboarding, Urban Design, and the New Public Space

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Forgot to blog the new Diamond tees and denim this week. Oops. Diamond has not shipped anything in a while.
This stuff looks great and was definitely worth the wait. Below are some highlights.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Waste Some Time

Ok this is going to be a strange post so bare with me. My boy Billy turned me on to this site Look at This Fucking Hipster. LATFH Here are some pictures I took from the site. You need to peep it to read the funny captions... It's a good way to waste time and make fun of people without actually hurting anybody's feelings. Unless of course they happen to be in front of you...

Which leads me to this!!!!!

The following day he sent me CUCHINI
It protects women from the dreaded CAMEL TOE. These Cougars in West Palm need to get to Hollywood with there shit. They would kill it with the stars. They also need to make some with flags from Puerto Rico and USA for starters. Roses, Obama, Che and Pot leaves. You get the picture. Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson could be spokes women.....

Civilized Sundays

Our friend Mike Rosa was asked to film a Civilized Sundays for Transworld Skateboarding. You will see shop lurker and part time Covert rider Ryan Nix and Covert shop owner Willy D.....This is part 1. Not sure if there is a part 2... Filmed and edited by David Cahall. We are trying to start posting more footy. Hopefully this is the start of something new. As I said before the COVERT shop video is finished and will be dropping really soon.


Here is some throw away footy from Kevin Perez...We have called it quits on the COVERT video. We will be dropping it on the site in the next few days. Stay posted ....

Throw Away Montage #1 from kevin perez on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


SO the DEW TOUR is coming back to Orlando. Of course Covert will be putting together a bangin party again this year. We are also on tap to host the LOCALS ONLY contest. I will be at 4 of the 5 stops playing the music for the skateboarding events. Here is a link to the the events.
DEW TOUR Tickets are on sale for the Orlando stop. You can get them at the arena box office or Ticketmaster.


New Supra Footwear hit the shelves today. Purple Tie Dye Skytop, GUCCI Skytop, Vaider Charcoal w/neon trim, Olive Tuff Skytop, Red Perforated TK Society and the Grey Patent TK Society. We also got Vaider Tuff Black. We are taking special orders this week on all the other styles. If there is some thing you need let us know.

Friday, June 12, 2009

RIPNDIP east coast tour

The RIPNDIP team just went on an east coast tour stopping in ATL, DC, Philly, and ending in NYC. This is the tour video from the whole trip. Watch both parts its a TRIP! get it? hahaha



For more info about RIPNDIPclothing click here

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Leroy Smith

Since we are on a bit of a basketball tip I thought you might want to waste sometime watching this video. Peep the site. Its pretty good. Charlie Murphy is Leroy Smith. The man who motivated Michael Jordan....
Leroy Smith


A customer asked me about a sneaker called Blue Lobster. I told him the Lobsters came out last year. ANyway I decided to search it a bit and this is what I came up with. Thought I would share it with you. I got pinched by a couple of these bastards over 10 years ago in CAPE COD. I was coming in from surfing and a couple of these clamped on my toes. I jumped back on my board and paddled in to shore. One of them actually was still on my foot when i made it to shore. Im really glad lifeguards were there to fix me up. Not sure why I posted this but enjoy! Here is a blog about it. Blue Lobster Here is a video.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Don't call it a comeback. Well ok call it a comeback. When we opened Covert 6 years there was a new board company on the scene called RASA LIBRE. Well guess what its back and we couldn't be happier. Look for the wood in the next few weeks. Here is a link to there blog to explain everything. RASA LIBRE ESPN did a little something as well. ESPN Article There is an article in VAPORS as well but I cant post it for some reason. I don't think the blogspot likes PDFs. Sorry Kevin this is as good as it gets.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Covert Magic Tees

We did a couple of tees in celebration of our boys making it to the finals. I forgot to take a picture of the MAgic logo bite. Here is the mock up. It looks really good. The second is a sarcastic Kobe dis. Both are available in the store now.