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.
IN MODERN COLLECTIVE, KAI NEVILLE BROUGHT ON THE SIX MOST BRILLIANT PERFORMERS SURFING COULD MUSTER, AND THE ACADEMY APPROVED....Can't wait for this one.
FOR HIS NEW COLLABORATION, KAI RALLIES A DOZEN MORE SURFERS — INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL SIX — LOST ATLAS, A PROJECT TO DEFY ALL NORMS AND EXPECTATIONS. A LOCATION BASED FILM SHOT IN UNDER 12 MONTHS WILL TAKE THE VIEWER IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWN PLEASURES OF SURFING TODAY.
THIS IS POSTMODERNISM.
THIS IS YOUTH ON THE RUN
Day 1 Highlights
I have been MIA for a while. Like always. Lack of creative juice, motivation, initiative, etc... has kept me at bay. Also, I went on an epic backpacking trip in through the Ventana Wilderness for about a week and surfed a little around Central Coast, more to on that later. I'll also have some updates on the bike - including but not limited to: my ongoing battle with the clutch, the mysterious phantom oil-leak and a moody throttle-cable.
For Now... Enjoy this free download from Billabong (starting July 1) of their new film Blow Up... no it's not an inflatable themed adult film. Featuring B-bongs B-Team and rising stars.
Anyways, back to Hunter S. Thompson. He shared the same fondness for motorcycles as most of us do. Probably because they bring you to edge of uncertain tragedy/death. Much like his drinking, drug-use and fire-arm habits. He spent almost 2-years riding with the Hell's Angels during the mid 60s (on a BSA A65), documenting their hell raising, during the defining moments of American motorcycle culture.
“But with the throttle screwed on there is only the barest margin and no room for mistakes. It has to be done right . . and thats when the strange music starts, when you stretch your luck so far that the fear becomes exhilaration and vibrates along your arms. You can barely see a hundred; the tears blow back so fast that they vaporize before they get to your ears. The only sounds are the wind and the dull roar floating back from the mufflers. You watch the white line and try to lean with it . . . howling through a turn to the right, then to the left and down the long hill to Pacifica . . . letting off now, watching for cops, but only until the next dark stretch and another few seconds on the edge . . . The Edge . . . ” – Hunter S. Thompson, Hells Angels
So, what point am I trying to convey? Nothing really, just thought I'd let you know that I'll be reading the book, whilst drinking rum and dreaming of being in Puerto Rico. The movie (staring Johnny Depp of course) is supposed to be coming out some time soon, but I'm too lazy to look up when. Here is a link to some photos and info about the new film.
“It’s Better in the Wind” is still going strong. Scott Toepfer and the guys are now in the midst of making a short film (shot mostly on Super 8mm) that chronicles their freewheeling life of adventure on the road.
For me, “It’s Better in the Wind” is the essence of leaving the hassles and drama of the 9-to-5 grind in the dust– where it belongs. That’s the vibe that Scott captures so beautifully. It’s not about posing, man. It’s about showing. The images crystalize the adventure and joy of hitting the road with good friends– to inspire themselves, as well as us, to never stop living for the day– not the man. Amen.
Luckily, the contest has been called off for the day by the judges due to "6-foot closeout waves"... Hu? I (and probably everyone else in the surf world) would be pretty stoked to watch some Brazos take a pounding in some big closeouts, but seriously though I am kinda surprised... I guess the closeouts would mean a 1-maneuver-style contest, making it weird/stupid to "claim" a wave that you did just 1 choppy air reverse on... or is that standard practice in Brazil? JK, JK...
TOM Curren leads the latest Rip Curl Tip 2 Tip Search mission to the Seven Ghosts in Indonesia and into the first legitimate river bore barrels in history.
On Sunday, March 20, after a few test runs to figure out the initial Seven Ghosts tidal pulses, the crew moved into a prime location over the best sand banks on the river and prepared to whip each other into history. With cameras rolling from the skis, zodiacs and helicopter, Curren faded into a growing 6-foot (2m) left-hander, backdoored its folding lip and was spit out to the cheers of the 15-man Search crew intently watching nearby. It was undoubtedly the first legitimate river bore barrel to be made in history.
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