This is groundbreaking stuff from Salon Alpin
I came in from a fun surf and found this amazing animation on Korduroy and it put a BIG smile on my face for the rest of the day. It touches those nerves that causes happiness.
We went to see the yearly Tim Bonython Surf Film Festival last night. Packed and sold out as previous years. Crazy hairy waves and sick surfers. This year was no exception. The film overall was much better this year, editing, photography. Def a step up, well done Tim and crew!
An absolut dream is to sit on a boat at Teahuppo, the Godfather of waves, and watch the waves up close….but after seeing this I´m….. nervous about that dream. yaaah.
catch it next Thursday if you can as the tour returns to Hardboard Diggers.
Took a little trip up the coast this weekend with a few friends to catch some uncrowded waves. Blueys, boomerang, sandbar, boti boti. pick your break. unfortunately Seal rocks was flat. amazed by how clear and blue the water is up there, like surfing in a pool. Surf was good. water warm and everyone got to play. We stayed in a cottage at Boomerang beach, the beach I almost died at 4 years ago. getting into waaay to big waves. no near death experiences this time, although some of the heaviest wipeouts I´ve felt.
time to plan the next trip. yaaa.
The last few weeks I have been getting involved in what is a true dream project for me.
One of my surfing heroes “Jeff Hakman” has a life story more interesting than the one of many; filled with ups, downs, sidestepping and all that jazz. With years of preparation and planning producer Pierre Weisbein has taken on the challenge of taking this true story onto the big screen. The film will be based on the book Mr Sunset (Phil Jarratt) with a treatment written by Jamie Brisick.
When the question came to me if I wanted to be the art director of the project… I said YES!
Here is where the project lives www.mrsunsetmovie.com
One thing you can count on when getting down to the living room from the bedroom in the morning is that you need to put your shades on. The sun rising over the ocean stares you blind. Half awake I grabbed my cam and snapped a strange daze covering the horizon. My favorite hue is that silver, grey burnt out white. Gathering a series I´ll put up sometime.
Big waves today, Manly and I managed to get my 200 mm out to snap a few shots. Although. noticing I need to get closer than 200mm. nuggets.
The political climate and the rumored brutality (cannibalism) of the tribes in Papua New Guinea has and still is keeping the general crowd away from these islands, but surfers has been visiting for the last 30 years.
A film named ‘Splinters’ by Adam Pesce takes us the village of Vanimo, where an Australian pilot left a surfboard back in 1980… and tells the story of the massive impact this have had on the villagers and life there. Seems like a very unique and interesting film.
In less than 3 weeks the ocean, streets and spaces in Manly below our office will be invaded by the Hurley/Billabong Australian Open or Surfing. The last days have been blessed with great surf and it looks like we will have yet another week of good E swells. I can only hope that the comp gets at least one swell passing through so that the best surfers in the world get to showcase their skills.
As far as crowds go, Manly will turn into a circus even more so than what the regular visiting surfers and tourists do… but I think that we will get to see some epic action. With en masse events comes both the good, the bad and the ugly. Can’t wait!
Check out the official site here and prepare to see more updates here at Flower Hell as the event unfold
As promised… here is a look at Jason Salsa Salisbury’s first surf on the finless board that Deus made.
The end of the 60′s was maybe THE most interesting of times in surf history if you ask me. Personality, innovation and style were among the things that sparked the transition in board designs.
I found this board from Deus the other day and it instantly caught my attention and put a smile on my face.
In the last few years we have seen a bit of comeback of that psychedelic progression. Inspired by Derek Hynd and his finless surfing, this board shaped by the creative people in the Deus temple of Bali is nothing short of inspiration from fangtails, wingers, channels etc. that we saw back in the days.
Soon to come Jason ‘Salsa’ Salisbury surfs the finless beauty for the first time.
I have to admit that no few seconds that I have ever seen filmed before is this heavy. Really groundbreaking footage yet again from Teahupoo. I don’t even have words for how dedicated these “hell men” are that let these monsters move em down and swallow them whole.