Volcom Hawaii Houses History On The North Shore Of Oahu, Hawaii - Part 1
SINCE 1995, VOLCOM HAS HELD A STRONG PRESENCE ON THE NORTH SHORE OF OAHU, HAWAII WITH MULTIPLE VOLCOM HAWAII HOUSES AND EVEN MORE LEGENDARY STORIES
It was the winter of ’95/’96 when Volcom landed their first spot at Rocky Point on the North Shore of Oahu, welcoming team riders Dave Wassel, Gavin Beschen, Kaleo Roberson, Tai Vandyke, Shawn “Barney” Barron, among others, into the mix as the brand first started to get its roots on the North Shore. As the Volcom Hawaii family began to grow and the early-day Volcom house parties were at its height, the team bounced around to different houses on the North Shore between 1995 and 2000. From Rocky Point to Velzyland (V-land) to Backyards to Ted’s Bakery, and finally to where the Volcom Pipe Houses are now (which includes the Gerry House) at Banzai Pipeline, it has been nothing short of one hell of a ride, and we are thankful for everything Hawaii has provided us. While 2018 is well past our 20 year mark holding strong on the North Shore, we look to another 20 years full of good waves, good friends and good times!
First Volcom house at Banzai Pipeline
To survive in the country is to be yourself. Don’t put on no act for nobody, but yourself. Just rely on yourself, and rely on your friends in some sort of way as the boys being there for each other. And that’s what it’s all about. -Scotty Fountain
In the fall of 2009, we produced an eight-part video series titled The Volcom House Show highlighting the two Volcom houses where we invited different hosts and guests into the mix to show us what life is like inside the houses. One of those episodes included Valient Himself and the rest of the Valient Thorr crew surfing and playing music on the porch of the first Volcom Pipe house:
“LIFE IS GOOD. JUST ANOTHER HANGOVER DAY IN BEAUTIFUL HAWAII.” -EDDIE BOY
*Pictured above (L to R): First Volcom Pipe House front yard hosting veteran Hawaii surf photographer Brian Bielmann, legendary surfer Herbie Fletcher, and Volcom Hawaii veterans Gavin Beschen and Tai Vandyke.
Volcom Hawaii Houses locations on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii