EDGEtv is so grateful to everyone who contributes to making this a rad network. With solstice calm, we breathe deeply of the winter air and reflect on the events of 2017 and look forward to 2018. The EDGEtv App (and the killer launch party in October), all the sweet content our Contributors graciously share, Seeking Nirvana taking 1st Place in the Powder Awards…yep, it’s been a good year.

Yet, it’s a bittersweet holiday season here in California, and with heavy hearts we’ve watched the worst wildfires on record scorch this cherished land. Seems like everyone knows someone who has been affected by these tragedies. These are the times when communities matter most and we encourage you to seek a way to help.

Big Win For Seeking Nirvana

At press-time, we learned that Season 2 Epidsode 1 of Seeking Nirvana, The Tales of Vienna, took First Place in the Powder Magazine Awards for Best Short! Check out this Facebook clip of the announcement!

To give you an idea of how prolific these boys are, they released Season 2 Episode 4, Men Who Stare At Sheep, only four days after winning the Powder Award! It’s truly rare for athletes and filmmakers to come together to produce quality and quantity, but, bygosh, they’re a-doin’ it! Needless to say, the future is bright for these legends.


The Creative Team here at EDGEtv decided to get all analog-retro-90s and put together a rootsy ‘zine celebrating the culture and community of our burgeoning network. Handmade in California in a small batch (only 100), we’ve sent ’em out to our Contributors to show our appreciation for everything they do. Abstract art and writing mixed with plenty of kitschy nods to California and the boardsport milieu makes for the perfect objet d’art to toss on the coffee table or in the backpack. We may or may not have opened a few beers during production.

Surviving Thomas

At press time, the Thomas Fire is officially the largest-ever fire in California history. What started as a small brushfire in the hills behind Ventura, California, became a raging inferno that traveled in the 75 mph winds at an acre-a-second. EDGEtv Contributor, Mary Osborne, and Senior Staff Writer, Jeff McElroy, are thankful to first responders for saving their homes. Unfortunately, many of their friends in the community were not so lucky.

McElroy and his wife narrowly escaped the flames on the first night. They evacuated with their dog and headed for the sea. From Ventura, they watched 100-foot-tall flames consume the hills and many houses and apartments. After the first onslaught of the fire, the flames continued to burn for three weeks on a path towards Santa Barbara.

Osborne’s house also narrowly made it and her whole family was hosing down the roof as the flames descended.

They are stoked and grateful to be happy and healthy. Be sure to check out this link for ways to help victims of the Thomas Fire!

Merry Christmas!

Straight outta Wales, we leave you with this rad holiday ditty from EDGEtv Contributors, Straight Jacket Legends! May your days be filled with love, light, and laughter!

Solstice Song

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About The Author
- Jeff McElroy is a Ventura and Mammoth Lakes-based writer. His surf/coast-inspired short story collections, CALIFORNIOS and CALIFORNIOS 2 have received awards and accolades within the boardsport and literary communities. He writes about adventure athletes and the wild places for EDGEtv Network. When he's not writing, he's surfing, backpacking, snowboarding, and trail-running with his wife and Jack Russell Terrier.

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