We’re so excited that it’s finally summertime, and we’re making it even better with three rad new graphics inspired by the best four months of the year.

The Lined Up is our beach-ready Bat Tail. It’s got an extended wheelbase so you can carve through high-speed turns with no wheel bite, but we love it ’cause it’s no fuss and is perfect for just cruising around.

The Paddle Out is our newest drop-through and our signature bamboo-maple hybrid makes this board the perfect blend of flex and strength. Slap some of our Blur wheels on this beauty and she’ll become your #1.

The Nirvana is the classic Pintail cruiser you never knew you needed, but trust us, you do.

We’re throwing in FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the contiguous USA on any order over $65! So cruise to the beach, bomb some hills, do what you want, and always enjoy the sunny days and summer nights.

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31.5″ Lined Up Bat Tail

 

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40″ Paddle Out Twin Tip DT

44″ Nirvana Pintail

 


This is just the beginning of an amazing experience, and I am beyond stoked to be a part of the class 16 group of interns…however; instead of being in California with most of my class, I am stuck in Ohio working remotely.  My plans are still up in the air for now of when I will be moving out to California, but I am hoping it is as soon as possible.  In the meantime, I am currently in my last quarter of school and will graduate from The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati in June with a BA in fashion marketing and management.  Wait, back up…fashion?  Yes, I have always had a love for fashion, music, art, and culture, but I have also found my real niche in activewear and my calling in action sports.  In high school I started wakeboarding and soon enough, snowboarding, which has lead me here as an intern with Bamboo Skateboards!

I found this internship on an up and coming action sports careers website called Super Rad.  Three weeks before I became an intern for Bamboo, I was constantly staying up until 3a.m. researching job posts because 1. I am a very determined person, and 2. I want to be in the action sports industry…like, yesterday.

So anyways, I found Bamboo’s internship post and I was automatically pumped after researching and learning more about the company.  This program is literally one-of-a-kind.  The in-depth experience, the culture, and the knowledge that we are going to gain from this is unreal!  I am looking forward to learning more about the industry so I can take as much as possible with me into the real world.

Today, we are slowly coming towards the end of the first week and it has been a crazy ride so far.  There is so much information to take in and keep up with, but one thing is for sure.  I have met (not technically ‘met’, but you know what I mean) so many awesome people and have learned some valuable life

lessons.  I am so grateful to be a part of this experience and I am excited to see what is next for Bamboo Skateboards, our class, and to be able to look back and see how much I have grown as a person after this!

“Today is the start of a new adventure. New challenges to face, new memories to make, and new obstacles to overcome.”     -Nishan Panwar

-Bri.

Check out this song that’s going to keep me motivated to move out West!

California

 

Late night wake sess.

 

 


With summer approaching quickly, more and more I find myself near the water and in less clothing. But before days are spent in board shorts and flip flops there are some much needed skateboard trips! Last weekend’s event stirred a new desire to be on the road scouting skate spots and parks.  I was fortunate enough to find myself amongst some very inspiring talented skateboarders and enthusiastic spectators. Last Saturday the Carmel Valley skate park hosted the “I ride, I recycle” skateboard contest. Let me begin by stating there was much more to see than just a few power slides and wheelies. I was not only impressed by the caliber of riding, but the diversity of athletes. Not only were competitors of many ability levels, but they were of different sexes, age groups, and skateboarding styles. There was a little bit of everything at this event; it seemed as though even skateboarders that were not in the sanctioned competition were having fun skating in their own competitive contest. At any given time I would look around and see others not only having a great time, but having support from others doing it. It makes me remember weekends when mom would take me to the skate park. Ma didn’t know anything about skateboarding, so I never listened to her tips, you know stupid comments like “keep your head up, or “make sure to keep my feet above the metal thingy’s” it never failed that in less than 10 minutes an older skater would roll up and say “Keep your head up dude”, or “Yo bro, keep your feet over the trucks!”.  Somehow it sunk more when he said it; he was a peer and was understanding. this skateboard event reminded me of All the things that I long for…skate trips to rad parks, skateboarding with a diverse group of athletes, the inspiration from complete strangers that know what they are talking about and a little bit of summer to top it off.

JEB


So this last weekend I got to represent Bamboo Skateboards at “Greenfest” which was presented by SDSU’s Associated Students and SDSU’s Enviro-Business Society. It was a weeklong schedule of events which encourage, celebrate, and advocate sustainability and diversity. The purpose of GreenFest was to engage the campus community through social and interactive programs in an effort to educate them on the important of living a sustainable lifestyle and to promote sustainable practices.

Engaging with the students and staff alike, it was evident that SDSU is a campus that is at the forefront of living sustainably. Every vendor that was present was making steps towards revealing ways to improve lifestyle while doing a part of preserving the future. It was not only a great event, but a great venue. For anyone that has not been to the SDSU campus I would recommend visiting for the simple fact of viewing great architecture in a stunning setting.  Awesome art, design, and scenery coupled along with great weather and many like-minded students, sets the tone for becoming educated in both general studies and sustainability at a SDSU a synch. It is no wonder this is a preferred University amongst many students living in Southern California.

While working this event, I informed others about business practices that will not only generate business for Bamboo skateboards, but healthier consumer decisions  on what products leave less of an impact on future generations. Overall, I would say that this was a great success for Bamboo Skateboards and other products/services that promote sustainability!

JEB


Have you even been stuck on rocky embankment, and the only way to get to safety was to climb through thorn bushes? Have you even been caught unexpectedly in a snowstorm without a jacket and had to walk 2 miles to warmth? There are times in life that you just have to sack up and provide results.

For me, this week’s schedule felt like one of those moments. Having only a very limited number of hours in a day makes it difficult to find even time to sleep. While I used to plan out my days in hours, planning now comes in durations of minutes and seconds. Time management is possibly the most important thing that this internship has taught me. By sacking up and waking up every weekday at 5am and moving nonstop until approximately around 11pm.

At times similar to that of being caught in a snowstorm or stranded on a ledge embankment, autopilot takes over and you do what is only absolutely necessary at the time. While this is a skill I have recently acquired, it is one that should have been practiced many times before.  One can say that my situation is much like being stuck on a ledge outcropping without a rope or in a snowstorm without a jacket. The morale of the story is to do whatever it takes to get through the situation and make sure to be better prepared next time.


So. much. turkey.

What better way to let Thanksgiving leftovers digest than with a little blog post? Black Friday is in full swing, but this entire week has felt like one gigantic week of madness!

For starters, we had an event last week in Los Angeles which Alex, Sean, Thane, and myself all attended and it went a little like this… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx9O6q0pDAU&feature=relmfu

A few week’s ago, Geoff informs us his friend Rebecca Mink creates these beautiful, vegan shoes and she needed a bit of help getting a fashion show together. Signal the Bamboo Skateboard interns to the rescue! We arrived at Green Fest early to help unload and set up the day before the event, and to rehearse a brief run through of the fashion show. That night we stayed at Alex’s went out, played some pool, had fun.

Next day at the event our main job was to keep everything relating to the fashion show flowing. This meant putting outfits together, keeping the models happy (Thane and Sean’s favorite), and prepping the different areas with racks full of clothes, shoes, hats, and interestingly enough trash as well. We had a bit of down time too and if we happened to use it on free massages, so be it. Boo made an appearance, but I’m sure one of the other interns will touch on that in more detail.

My favorite booth at the event was Coco Loco. Their jewelry is amazing! It’s tribal, made of island style material: coconut, shell, bone, etc. All the jewelry is hand-carved by 1 of 50 local islanders around the world and profits go to maintaining their culture, a common goal close to my heart. Their jewelry promotes fair trade, environmental responsibility and the promotion of unique island cultures to those not previously exposed to it in western civilizations. Check out their website here: http://www.coconutjewelry.com

After a day of prep work, it was time for the fashion show, but first I had to get into fashion show mode which included getting some gnarly neon make-up done and tribal dots to fit in with the models. The fashion show lasted about 30 minutes but literally felt like no more than 5. Seriously. Everything was FAST! I would see a model run in, help them change, and send them out with less than a second to spare. Once the show was over though, everything else was done and we packed up to go home. Rebecca gave us bath bombs from Lush and you bet I used mine that night!

Get what I mean by a busy week? That was only 2 days!

Monday we had our final; 4 hours of excel sheets and questions. Thanks to he midterm prep and the midterm we were much more prepared this time around.

The rest of the week has been focused on getting promotion work out for Black Friday. We had $65 decks, a Today show promotion, as well as our promos through Roozt.com. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the wine guzzling Kathy Lee and Hoda checking out our decks!  http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/49930427#49930427

Hope everyone has a great remaining holiday season. It’s officially now ok to mount up those Christmas trees and light up your houses. One last thing, when you send your wish list to Santa be sure to include a Bamboo Skateboard on there! Be good boys and girls ;]


We are just now wrapping up our 10th week as an Intern team. All of us live in the area now so our in office work days are truly a blast. Come to think of it now that we are all in town I think its about time for us to have some team building fun!! More about that in my next post hopefully.

Personally the last two weeks were pretty hard. I spent the entirety of week 9 up in NorCal (where I am originally from) with my family and had to work remotely. That being said I do not envy any intern that ever has or ever will work remotly, it is not as fun as working in office, I spent most the week feeling as though I was missing out on all the amaizing and awesome things that were happening in office without me. Plus, to make it even worse, Geoff decided that while I was gone it would be a perfect time for him to swing by and say hi to the crew (obviously myself excluded).

On a more positive note this week has been a lot of fun. Mark has been working hard at landing us some pretty awesome PR (more to come in later posts I am sure) and on Wednesday Jonathan, Mark, and I spent a good solid 5 hours picking up shortboard trucks, finding the best of the best shortboards, gripping them, building them, shrink wrapping, packing, and finally (in the knick of time) pushing them out the door for our trusty UPS man to take them away.

We also had our Mock-Interviews this week and I felt really  onfident with the outcome of mine. I did miss a few keypoints due to the fact that I have never done a Skype interview before but it really was great practice. From what I have been told by friends that now work at amazing companies, Skype interviews happen, they happen often, and more than likely they will happen to you so make sure you practice getting comfortable talking into that little dot on your computer. Practice building a relationship with an image and a dot even though there is no one around (ya that sounds a bit creepy).

We are all super stoked for the upcoming week as we have a fashion show up in LA that we are participating in and most of the team will be heading up there for that. What’s better than beautiful people, eco events, and Bamboo Skateboards!!

Im sorry I don’t have much more to discuss this week but I can promise you that a lot of things are in the works and Bamboo is growing so very very fast!

                       


Well, well, well. There is quite a lot to be said for these past couple of weeks. Most of all, we were able to work an epic surf event located right in my back yard of Cardiff-by-the-Sea! The event was called the Cardiff Surf Classic and Green Street Fair. We had our booth set up nice and early and pretty much dominated our area. We had our basic product tent, our “Bamboo Skateboards/I Ride I Recycle/Art of Board” Lounge area across the way, and finally, our main event, our tarp surfing set up in the back!

Our tarp surfing was immediately a hit (especially considering it was a 12 and under surf contest). Everyone was hitting it up, from dads to little five year old groms. It was a site to see but it got tiring running back and forth all the time so we finally handed it over to the kids and they had an absolute blast. Later on, a news crew stopped by and interviewed one of our employees about us… and thats when Boo (the panda mascot) made his way out. He started getting mischievous during the interview then decided to take it to a whole different level and actually pull into the green room.

 

The camera crew loved that and wanted to film a couple more runs of Boo getting shacked. So we ran a few more then everyone was out with their phones and cameras trying to get a little bit of panda shredding action. The rest of the day was pretty packed, from managing the tarp surfing, to talking about Bamboo Skateboards at our product tent and selling some decks.

The only bummer about the whole tarp surfing event was the painting I did on it the day before got absolutely demolished. I’m stoked I got to spend the day painting though. Plus, you could tell everyone that hit up the tarp surfing because they all had paint chips in their hair and all over their clothes.

 

All in all, I would say this was one of my favorite weekends/events of the entire internship. From preparation to execution, the whole experience was an absolute blast. I wish we could do this every weekend!

That’s all I have for now folks! Until next time.

Sean


Congrats to everyone who has made it half way! It’s been a huge struggle, but with every struggle, comes a test of our character, work ethic, and boundaries. I have far exceeded what I thought I was capable of accomplishing, and been pushed way past my limits.

The saying “it’s all downhill from here” doesn’t really apply to this internship (for those of you considering doing it). It’s a constant challenge, and even though we’re half way there, things are continuing to get more challenging. Goals to meet, events to plan, decks to sell.

However, we are all becoming a team more and more. Better and more effective communication has been key. We are figuring out not only our own strengths and weaknesses, but also that of our co-interns, as we build and grow off each other. We are slowly creating a fit among the team, to where I can finally say that I feel like we are contributing to BambooSK8 as a whole.

This is our chance to really create ourselves. Through success or failure, this has been a huge learning experience for us, and I’ve made some great friends in the process.

Long live the boo crew!


It’s week 6 and time is flying by. It seems like last week I was walking into the doors of BambooSK8 for the first time as an intern asking myself “What’s Hookit?” and wondering what the following weeks had in store. Now we’re 2 weeks away from the half way point, and I’m more excited about this experience than ever!

Why you may ask? Although the tasks are piling on, and we’re all stressing out and pushing hard to maximize our points, the reason I’m so excited is for our plans. After all these weeks we finally have some set ideas to put into action. We have some fun contests we’re holding, events we’re attending, and of course, some awesome times to look forward to with my fellow interns and peers.

Things are also getting easier as they continue to get harder. It’s a fine balance, however, I can tell that I’ve been pushing myself past my comfort zone and into that “sweet spot” where I’m maximizing my efficiency and yielding my best results. I’ve not only grown professionally, but also as a person. They say that experience is one of the most beneficial education, and I can wholeheartedly back that up. This is by far one of the best learning experiences I’ve had the chance to obtain.

I’m stoked to be part of the bamboo crew!