Chronicling one of the most important times of surfing history, Australian photographer and surfer John Witzig faithfully captures with words and pictures the ethos of the Shortboard Revolution. Those were exciting times, a “golden age” as the title of his new book suggests, when surfboards evolved from ten feet to six feet in a short span of a few years. [click to continue]
Santa Barbara shaper Ryan Lovelace has created and directed a new film called Almost Cut My Hair. We were curious how this project came about and what would inspire a surfboard shaper to create a film about surfing. We spoke with Ryan to learn more. [click to continue]
A beautiful film by photographer/filmmaker Shaun Fenn showcasing the lovely ladies of Seea apparel introducing a new line of neoprene for this summer. Seea is a company founded by Amanda Chinchelli. The film features surfer/artist Mele Saili and an original soundtrack by Emmit Fenn.
Malcolm Campbell is a legendary shaper/surfer who, together with his brother Duncan, created the first functional three fin surfboard – 10 years before Simon Anderson’s Thruster design. The Campbell Brothers, part of the emerging Shortboard Revolution ignited by the Australians, conspired together in their father’s garage on a futuristic, hydrodynamic system they coined the “Bonzer.” This design would give greater speed and control on a wave than a single or twin finned surfboard. Today, Malcolm believes that the performance potential of the Bonzer has yet to be realized. We spoke with Malcolm to learn more. [click to continue]
With films like Come Hell or High Water by Keith Malloy, bodysurfing has received more attention lately. Handplanes create lift giving the bodysurfer both increased speed and improved position on the wave. Here are some of our favorites: The recycled foam Enjoy handplane, the Wegener handplane crafted from Paulownia, and the Whomp handplane with subtle flex from marine ply.
Every surfer remembers his first surfboard. It goes along with memories of his first wave, first time standing up on the board, first surf trip, and the time spent with friends during these experiences. With all these memories there usually is a story (or two), so of course I thought I should share with you all. [click to continue]
From the upcoming film A Life Outside, a feature length documentary by director Catherine Brabec. Help back this wonderful film project here on Kickstarter.
Ben Marcus is a noted surfer/author (The Surfboard: Art, Style Stoke, The Surfing Handbook) who has recently taken up the challenge of chronicling and photographing 365 surfboards for his latest book. We spoke with him to learn more. [click to continue]