From photographer Nick Cook:“Every year, since taking up the planer, shaper Ryan Lovelace has made himself a ‘birthday board’ to enjoy for the rest of the year. But in all his years of shaping, the surf conditions had never come together for a birthday slide. [click to continue]
Longboard icon Kassia Meador floats serenely across the majestic waves in surfer and filmmaker Bruce Muller’s Echo. The visual meditation is the first of four shorts teasing the release this fall of Frequencies, an experimental documentary and visual essay by Muller shot at prime surfing destinations across Southern California. Frequencies: Early Echo on Nowness.com.
“This book is about my life, my surfboard company, and the surfboards I made in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Full of great stories, photos and memories of this wonderful period in the design evolution of the surfboard and surfing culture.” – Bing Copeland. 9 by 11 inches in size (coffee table style book) and 192 pages long. Featuring over 100 photographs of classic Bing surfboards. A must-have for any collector, each copy autographed by Bing. Available at bingsurf.com, classicbingsurfboards.com, and Amazon.com.
“(Michael Peterson) was flat-out the best surfer in the world.” – Rabbit Bartholomew
“The Lineup is about everyone who paddles out. Surfing is a great equalizer: The CEO of a Fortune 500 company could be sitting side by side with a penniless vagabond chasing the next swell. It’s the only sport where you could also find your own heroes [click to continue]
Teaser starring Thomas Cravarezza, Forte dei Marmi, Jan 2012, using a piggyback 5’6 shaped by Ryan Lovelace. Shot with a Canon 7D by Alessandro Ponzanelli, edited by Luca Merli.
The late Michael Peterson memorialized in this short by his lifelong sponsor, Rip Curl.