THE MOTOR-SURFER

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Documenting life during the first attempt at restoring a vintage motorcycle.

Similar to the zen -like feeling that is realized through surfing,
motorcycle repair can elevate the mind to a meditative state that eludes time and space...
Meaning I obsess over it, get frustrated, yell, laugh at myself and overall waste a lot of time.

Saturday

Saturday Salty Surf Series - Films From Globe

Year Zero - We are just a few days away from the official premiere (AUG 3) of Globe's newest flick. The premiere will be held during the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, which also happens to coincide with the Lost Atlas premiere. Sorry I just drooled a little. I was lucky enough to be at the premiere of Secret Machine a few years back...WOW do they know how to party. At one point I was yelling at a trash can for being a hoarder, low-fived Dean Morrison and told Taj Burrow he was my hero after spilling beer on his new shoes while his then 17-year old super model girlfriend snapped our pick with a flip-phone. I'm pretty sure the night ended poorly, but that movie and it's soundtrack played non-stop, on repeat, at our house for then next 6-months.


YEAR ZERO TRAILER from GLOBE on Vimeo.

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
  • Taj
  • CJ
  • Dion
  • Nate

GLOBE TEST VIDEO : UNGU from GLOBE on Vimeo.

Friday

Friday

That time of the week again... Planning on doing a little riding and even littler surfing.

Tuesday

1950's Italian Motorcycle Police Drill Team

Like a beautiful ballet...

Monday

Dreaming In Black & White

Old photo of me with my first moto and my girlfriend at the time...


Bubbles under the clouds

Saturday

Saturday Surf Series - Intentio

This week's Saturday Surf Series features an artsy little number that beckons to the child-like sense of adventure we have lost over time and kept hidden deep in our souls. Feel it.

Intentio - Trailer from Loic Wirth on Vimeo.

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

Friday

Friday...


Yup... It's that time of the week again...
My big plans involve: White Russians and maybe some other stuff...doubtfully.

Thursday

DumpsterGate... Drama in Surf World

The world of surfing is slowly turning into a day-time soap opera series. With all sorts of conspiracies, shady judging, rampant drug use, sabotage, infidelity, gambling, bribery, betrayal, etc... All the makings for an award winning tela-novela.

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.



Surfline Founder, Satan Sean Collins and his Mexican surf/land heist: The devil is buying all the best waves in the world by forcing out local residence through lawsuits... aka his millions of dollars, to privatize the spots for future resort development and ownership rights of events.

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.


AND FINALLY:
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:


Friday

J-Bay Has Arrived...Slaterless & Daneless :(


Stop #4 on World Tour - The 2011 Billabong Pro @ Jeffreys Bay South Africa has finally begun. A contest I look forward to watching all year... When I can actually stay up for the 9-hour time difference. HOWEVER - This year both Kelly Slater (who is currently getting shacked off his gourd in monster Fijian barrels) and Dane Reynolds have withdrawn. Dane most probably having issues with his knee injury and Slater can't seem to get himself to leave Fiji's best swell of the year to sit and watch the tiny cold dribble lap the shores of J-Bay. This contest will definitely not be the same. These guys are the show stealers. I'm pretty bummed, but hope for the best... Meaning Slater shows up seconds before his heat, destroys everyone and Adriano is eaten by a giant shark. For the love of God, please don't let him win another contest. Brazil doesn't need the ego boost and the agro Brazos at my local are juiced enough. I've got my money on Parko, Jordy & Kerr. Check out the highlight video.

Webisode 01 - All Eyes Focused on Jeffreys Bay and the Billabong Pro from Billabong USA on Vimeo.


Kelly, we miss you.


This is what Kelly is doing right now....

Yes, that's a right at Tavarua...

Saturday

Saturday Surf Series - Lost Atlas & Tracking

First off we have the highly anticipated project from surf film prodigy Kai Neville, who defined the "Modern Collective" generation of todays Über progressive surfing youth. Lost Atlas looks insane. My mind is still trying to grasp 95% of the gravity defying maneuvers I just saw...

IN MODERN COLLECTIVE, KAI NEVILLE BROUGHT ON THE SIX MOST BRILLIANT PERFORMERS SURFING COULD MUSTER, AND THE ACADEMY APPROVED.
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
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Can't wait for this one.



Next up, we'll take a psychedelic journey through time with Jimmy James Kinnaird, who brings us a new surf film from 1969... no wait, 2011... no definitely 1971, sh*t, I can' t tell... Smooth as butter ol' school single-fin stylin' in good ol' Indo. Featuring the groovey Ellis Ericson, Jason Salisbury, Niah & Mia.

Friday

Smoking Tubes

Big Waves + Strong Wind = Beautiful Images

Gigantes, El Carmen
Photo Elmo Hernández

Thursday

ATG in Venice Beach

Just thought I'd share... Although completely unrelated to the on-going theme of this poorly crafted peep-hole into my mind. One of my favorite bloggers of A Time To Get... Exquisite taste, impeccable style and an appreciation for well crafted things. I think I have a man-crush. Check out this video - A behind the scenes look at a photo shoot for something or another he did, right in my neighborhood.


Nicholas Maggio from Andy J. Scott on Vimeo.

Tuesday

Mr Price Pro - Ballito

The Mr. Price Pro kicked-off yesterday (early in the morning), I tuned into some highlights just as I was shaking off the fog from the night before. Wonder kid Kolohe notched another perfect "10" in his contest belt, as did Corey Lopez. The waves were pumping and the surfing was some of the best since... well the last contest with pumping surf. Although the 'bar' is seemingly raised exponentially each time these superfreaks get in the water. Watch the contest live here and check out some highlights below.

Day 1 Highlights



Oakley Team

Sunday