If you think surfing is hard, try surfing in the icy waters of Iceland – which is what adventure photographer and artist Chris Burkard just did. In his project with Goal Zero, Burkard tries to find the perfect wave, not in the sunny beaches of Hawaii or California, but in the pneumonia-inducing beaches of Iceland. […]
If you love surfing or you think you’d like to try it but you’re deathly afraid of losing your limbs to a great white, fear no more. Australian company Shark Attack Mitigation Systems has your back. Collaborating with the University of Western Australia, the team came up with two different designs. The Warning Pattern was […]
Just how influential is Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now? Well, here’s something quite unexpected: it has even inspired Filipinos to pick up surfing. It was at Baler, a fishing town in northern Philippines, where the surfing scene was shot, and the locals who watched the actors surf were intrigued. “When the filming finished, some of […]
This moon and tide clock is a perfect gift for that eco-friendly surfer in your life. Made from recycled yogurt containers, this unique clock has a sleek and clean design that’s great for predicting tide times, heights, and fishing conditions. It’s the perfect addition to any beach house or stylish bungalow.
Thomas Prior is not afraid of colour. Without being too heavily saturated or edited, his photos capture such strong hues that they seem almost more real than real life. Sunlight on surfers and even a torn 7UP can on pavement somehow become more interesting through his lens.
Surprisingly, there aren’t many Aussie surf brands around designing wetsuits like Tallow. The ladies behind this Byron Bay-based label tailor their collections to stylish surfer babes who are looking for suits that don’t just fit great, but reflect their style too. This season, Tallow pay homage to the tribal trend with African-print wetsuits in an array of summer styles. We love a bit of crop top action, so we’re crushing hard on both two-piece designs. Surfing doesn’t get much more stylish than this ladies.
Have you ever dreamed about surfing in the middle of the desert? Well, these guys made their dream come true. In this beautifully shot short film, surfers Chippa Wilson and Jack Fresstone practice their best manoeuvres in a wave pool in the heart of a Middle East desert.
19-year-old Brazilian Derek Rabelo was born 100% blind and surfs Pipeline, Hawaii. He’s a good example of the Brazilian soul, a nation that never gives up and is always happy – despite the poverty, hardships and corruption that dominate the country. A feature film about Derek’s life will be released soon, called Beyond Sight. Watch […]
Invented by Dodge Weirath and Wyatt Brady who were looking at a blue tarp blowing about in the wind one day and then went all like, ‘We got the idea that we should get a tarp and we should ride it’, street surfing DIY-style on blue tarpaulin sheets looks like amazingly fun without taking itself […]
I had the opportunity in the past month of working with Yamada Atsushi. This eccentric dude goes by the name of Hot Sushi, giving his shop its playful name. Sushi’s Shack sits snugly between a few of the most quirky spots on Tybee Island, GA, contrasting heavily with the norm of perfectly polished white picket […]
Paper Sea Quarterly just launched their new magazine in Melbourne recently: the party had free beer, which is what we all know makes a party. Ozzie Wrong got arty on a rad surfboard that I’m going to win. There were huge prints on all the walls from the mag and Kaspar Raglus did a bit […]
Saturdays is a surfer concept store down a small, cobblestone street in New York’s Soho. There is an espresso bar serving their own blend of La Colombe coffee and out back is a fully planted yard acting as a wood-decked sanctuary from the streets. It also sells surf wear and a killer collection of surf-inspired coffee books. A hidden New York sanctuary for anyone with an appreciation for surf culture.
There’s a great story behind this prog-surf film. Riley Blakeway was an aspiring surf film-maker with incredible talent and a handfull of small film projects to his name. Chippa Wilson was a relatively unknown but amazing aerial surfer without the opportunity to show the world what he could do. In 2009, they won STAB magazine’s Little Weeds competition, respectively taking out the film-maker and surfer prizes.
I’m about to spend a week or so on the reefs of Oahu, so maybe I’m over-excited. But surfers and artists alike will find amusement and maybe some inspiration in this stop-motion film telling the story of surf trips and waves in a plastic world.
Much more than just another surf movie, this is the previously untold story of surfing. Before four Australians and two South Africans arrived in Hawaii with the goal of starting a world surfing circuit, surfing was simply a hobby. These six had the idea of making it a full time profession and since surfing is now a multi-billion dollar industry, it is safe to say they succeeded. While they revolutionised the sport with new equipment, moves, style and an enthusiasm that bordered on lunacy, not everyone was happy with the exposure.