Wave of Consequence...
Highlights from Day-1
TAR Productions Reel 2011
Now this is pretty rad. Straight from the Library of Congress and into our hearts. Nothing cooler than 100 year old photos of people doing what you love in your neighborhood... things haven't changed much here in Venice and I feel like I could fit right in that picture. People still crowd the beach, love their motorcycles and for the most part still dress exactly the same... considering current hipster fashion trends... Of course that pier no longer exists, the people are all dust and those bikes are all extinct.
So what is the point exactly? ...Well the point is... on top of your head... and if you comb it just right... maybe, no one will notice...
YEAR ZERO is a modern take on high performance surfing set in a post-apocalyptic world, reminiscent of Mad Max or an HG Wells novel. It tells a story of a band of renegade surfers, including Dion Agius, Yadin Nicol, Nate Tyler, Taj Burrow, CJ Hobgood and Damien Hobgood, on a road trip through the apocalypse in search of waves, women, and good times. The film’s original soundtrack by BLACK MOUNTAIN, whom VICE MAGAZINE has called, “One of the best rock n’ roll bands of our time,” creates a sonic landscape that fully delivers the immersive experience that director Joe G envisioned for the film.
The film was shot on location around the world entirely in super 16mm film and offers a unique concept with stunning visuals that capture the essence of surfing in a novel setting. YEAR ZERO follows GLOBE’S previous award winning productions such as SECRET MACHINE and NEW EMISSIONS OF LIGHT AND SOUND and is undoubtedly GLOBE’S largest film project to date.
UNGU - Shot for (and won) Transworld Surf's Imaginarium Contest about 9-months ago. Check out all the other rad videos here.
Old news but still good news...
- 15 Magenta Painted Chicks
The funny thing about fairy tales, is that we forget about them so fast
And we grow up, we buy things, we build up fences
We sell our innocence and forget our dreams
We forget who we are in order to be something we're not
And we'll keep believing in this so called truths, until we forget how to live
Or until we open our eyes, and wake up.
Starring Marco Giorgi, Cristian Muller, Gabriel Medina, Craig Anderson, Fernando Moura,
Jean da Silva, Jeronimo Vargas, Gabriel Muller, Ricardo Santos, Ian Gouveia and Chippa Wilson
Shot in New Zeland, Uruguay, Indonesia, France, Hawaii, Brasil and California
Photography, Editing, Filming and Direction by Loïc Wirth
Narration by Vernon Deck
Before I get into the latest drama, let's do a quick recap of some memorable moments (a few from the infamous PostSurf blog of Lewis Samuels).
Most recently... Adriano DeSouz's FloaterGate: Winning a WCT event (in Brazil) with... a floater.
Jordy Smith's "NippleGate"
Mick Fanning's calling Stab Magazine Editor a F@#$ing J*w.
Andrew Mooney's "TurtleGate"
Rabbit Bartholomew almost getting murdered in Hawaii... for surfing better than Hawaiians.
The Volcom House and Da Hui's "BalanceGate" Promoting and actually believing in Powerbalance bracelets.
Sunny Garcia's tax evasion, imprisonment and overall violence towards others.
Jeremy Flores' blatant disdain for children ...especially signing autographs.
The Cardiff Kook... what an embarrassment for everyone.
Bede beating Slater at Trestles in 2006.
Surfers getting caught with drugs in Bali = 12 years in jail.
Slater's winning wave against Andy at J-Bay.
Ian Carnes "stepping down" from ASP North America for "conflict of interest".
A shark scaring Taj Burrow out of the water in a heat against Slater.
Andy Irons' untimely death.
I recently discovered (although from early 2010), this post and video from The Brown Fish Experiment... regarding Dane Reynolds and his hot-selling signature surfboard, the Dumpster Diver.
A fews months ago Surfing Magazine did an article on Dane Reynolds. They included a video which showed Dane riding a Roberts White Diamond. Channel Islands forced Surfing Magazine to yank the video within an hour of when it was posted. They subsequently then developed the Dumpster Diver surfboard which has an incredible resemblance to the Roberts White Diamond. Along with a contrived story regarding finding some EPS foam in the Dumpster and developing the design. One fine young gentlemen burned the video that CI didn't want you to see to his hard drive. Here is said video, and if you want one of these types of boards, Go to Roberts for one:
Kelly, we miss you.
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